I haven’t had a lot of hazy IPA but I like them. Tons of hop flavor without the bitterness. I can see the attraction. They’ve always been an out on the town beer for me but I need to learn to brew one.
I can’t stand sour beers and I didn’t like Belgian beers even while visiting Belgium. I always attributed it to not choosing the right ones.
truly, i've found out that people's tastebuds are different. not just "i like X/dont like Y" but they actually perceive things differently. so i wouldnt imagine or try to change anyone's mind on their choice in beer.
i get a tannins and hop-burn from hazy IPAs and simply don't like a lot of aspects about them.
i like belgians a lot
I like Hazies and I like Belgians. But I’ve had far more awful, undrinkable Belgians than NEIPA’s. I’ve also had a few Belgians that were otherworldly, though I can’t say I’ve ever experienced the same magic with a hazy. My two cents.
what are the issues with undrinkable belgians? homebrewed ones? too syrupy sweet? just curious.
This is just my opinion, and I’m certainly no Belgian expert.
I find some either too heavy, malty, unbalanced, too alcoholic, overly fruity or spicy, or just undrinkable in the sense that a few sips are more than enough.
Don’t mistake me, when done a certain way (that is, a way that I like), I find them super enjoyable.
From memory, Orval might be my favorite. But I recently had a Rochefort 8 that I found incredibly underwhelming.
I guess this just speaks to my personal tastes and nothing else.