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Originally posted by RVARob:
I had Coors Light last night by the pool. I wasn't drinking for quality, but rather quantity.

In reference to above conversations, I too am peeved about the recent move with craft brewers to keep adding more and more hops. The beers are IMO often undrinkable. My dad is a huge Hop-Head and I don't know how he does.

My theory is that the hop-war is driven by two things:

1. It gives the Brewery X a one-up on Brewery Y because "We used more hops than this guy!"

2. Its the easiest taste to distinguish in a beer, so any moronic hipster can taste it and say, "Wow! This beer is so hoppy! I love it!!" Thus, instantly becoming a beer conisseur.

A couple years ago, you used to be able to find wonderfully balanced, and drinkable craft beers. Brooklyn Brown is still one of my all time favorites. The Left Hand Nitro Stout also comes to my mind. Sam Adams surprisingly also puts out some sensational seasonals as well. IMO, of course.


Amen. I've finally come to realize that I don't like IPA's and that the "More Hops" mantra simply leads to increasingly bitter beers.
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Originally posted by Rothko:

I've finally come to realize that I don't like IPA's



+1 generally, although there are always exceptions.


Generally +2 - although I've come across some that I can drink they aren't my first choice.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Goose Island Sofie

Wonderful hot weather beer.


All this hot weather talk. Is it hot in Toronto as well?

Currently 68 in Santa Fe, but would be happy to enjoy a Sofie.


Currently 93F and feels like 109F with the humidity (according to the weather network). It's hot. Crotch-pot cooking hot. The police to show people how hot it was, baked chocolate chip cookies on the dash of a cruiser yesterday.
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Originally posted by RVARob:

2. Its the easiest taste to distinguish in a beer, so any moronic hipster can taste it and say, "Wow! This beer is so hoppy! I love it!!" Thus, instantly becoming a beer conisseur.



Frown

<---- Moronic hipster, it seems.


C'mon. Saying a beer is too hoppy, is like saying a wine is too grapey. Roll Eyes
I love IPA's and bitters, btw.
Too grapey like "this Aussie Shiraz tastes like Welshes Grape Jelley!"?

I went to an IPA cask tasting with abour 40 beers a couple of months ago. They were all so far over hopped there were maybe only 4 beers which you would be able to drink a full pint of (let along more than one). And I like hops! Heck one of my best friends has a hops farm! I pick them fresh and eat hops shoots all spring.
Elysian Space Dust IPA, again. Just can't seem to get enough of this, but it is just a seasonal.
Went into my local grocery (one of the few that stocks it in bottles) and find about 7 Elysian beers in a row on the shelf. Every one is on sale, EXCEPT the Space Dust! Roll Eyes Mad

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