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Posted on 11/12/2012 6:21:20 PM PST by Rebelbase
For Beer folks especially.
Legitimate Question: What the heck is up with Hops overkill in micro brews these days? What happened to a good old lagers that tasted like a fresh loaf of honey wheat bread?
New business in Yakima,everybody jumping on the bandwagon.
I don’t know; but I’m with you, I’d rather have a flavorful beer than just bitter, kinda like chile that way “just hot” is inferior to spicy w/ flavor.
Drink British Beers, they don’t over hop.
My kids bring me these hoppy beers they claim are fantastic. I take one sip and yack like a cat coughing up a fur ball.
Can’t stand them. Haven’t been to a microbrewery in eons because of it.
Dogfish Head in Delaware makes a 90 Minute IPA that is very hoppy, but the malt provides a good balance. It doesn’t overwhelm the palate the way some other aggressively hopped beers do.
A couple of months ago the kids and I were at a brewery in Asheville that had 4 offerings.
I asked the bar keep to let me sample each one before I decided. I gagged on all of them then told him I was choosing the one that was the least horrible so I could at least have something to drink while I was there.
The kids of course were oohing and ah-ing over theirs.
I used to do a bit of home-brewing, I had a good success with altering a few recipes: using finishing hops for the flavoring, and flavoring hops for the finishing.
I won’t even go to one that doesn’t serve standard Guinness or domestic beer also. And remember, this is the same generation that thinks soy cheese is the nectar of the gods.
Get the beer fans together with this and we may have solved the energy crisis:
Highly hopped beers, those over 45 -50 IBU are an acquired taste for sure.
I love a nice hoppy IPA and Imperial IPAs, I have certainly brewed enough of them.
To me, it’s a seasonal issue. When it is 105 degrees, like you, I enjoy a crisp low hopped lager. On the other hand, on a cold winter night, I do love a hoppy, malty beer.
Variety is the spice of life AND beer.
I like to take a Mexican Beer, like Sol, or even a Lone Star, and but a Jalapeno or Habenero pepper in it. It adds so much to the flavor. Just cut the pepper north pole to south pole, stuff both halves down the neck, and avoid putting the mouth of the bottle to your lips.
OK, I'm a bit of a hop monster myself but the thing can be overdone. The really good ale is a balance of hops, perfectly toasted barley, hops, pure, untreated water, hops, a decent yeast that provides a breakdown of complex carbohydrates into a still-complex wort, hops, decent secondary fermentation under controlled conditions, hops, and hops. There should be hops as well.
There are a few misinformed souls who might disagree with my opinion in the matter - the Germans, for example. What the heck do the Germans know about beer? For them, though, there's the Alt style - many of the Oktoberfest beers are in this style. Not so much hops there, in the sense that spam, eggs, sausage and spam doesn't have so much spam in it. The Bock style - Dopplebock, especially, Helle Bock, not so much - is usually maltier although the alcohol will place you on your buttocks on the beer tent floor wondering how you got there.
I just finished a marvelous Imperial IPA, high gravity, lots of hops but not overly bitter because it's well-balanced. Alameda's Yellow Wolf. These days it helps to have a little fortification before reading FR threads, especially since last Tuesday. I can say, though, that I have never posted under the affluence of incaholic beverages. Officer.
Is that a jalapeno from a jar or raw?
Unlimited energy. Hotcha!
Agreed, most micro-brews are undrinkable to me.
Anybody have a recipe for domestic San Miguel (Philippines style, not Manila), pre-pasteurization? That was the absolutely best beer in the world!
I already have the directions for disposal of used San Migoo but thanks anyway.
Bitter IPAs are great, but my gripe is that so many beers are overloaded with Cascade and the like. One dimensional grapefruit brew...blegh! Strangely, I am a Fuggle fan even though it is an ancestor of Cascade.
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