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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2014, 07:59:34 AM »
Yesterday I went out for a couple brews at a brewpub- Freetail Brewing... Anyway I had a English style Pale ale @30 and and a Simcoe IPA @65bu's.

Whew I could hardly drink the IPA! It was so cloyingly bitter. It was a good IPA but I was tasting that one way after finishing it. Enjoyment factor scaled way down. Guess I'm becoming a fuddy-duddy. ???
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2014, 08:46:53 AM »


Whew I could hardly drink the IPA! It was so cloyingly bitter.

I feel the same way on some IPAs. I've been preferring the more hop bursted ones for awhile. More like APA bitterness up front, with tons of hop flavor and aroma at the end. A lot more drinkable IMO.
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2014, 08:58:04 AM »
It's funny, I am mostly a malt head, well, that and yeast. I brew more belgians and big malty Barley wines than almost anything with a fair amount of the other stuff being british style session beers, porters, kolsch type malt focused beers but two of the last three brews for me have been IPA. I think they might have only been the 2nd and third IPAs I've brewed in 7 + years too.

I do agree that overly bitter IPA doesn't work for me but I love lot's of late hop goodness.
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2014, 10:41:00 AM »
It's funny, I am mostly a malt head, well, that and yeast. I brew more belgians and big malty Barley wines than almost anything with a fair amount of the other stuff being british style session beers, porters, kolsch type malt focused beers but two of the last three brews for me have been IPA. I think they might have only been the 2nd and third IPAs I've brewed in 7 + years too.

I do agree that overly bitter IPA doesn't work for me but I love lot's of late hop goodness.

Other than the sour stuff you're brewing, I'm with you all the way.

My last British session beer came in low on the OG, though, so it tastes pretty hoppy.  But not bad at all.
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