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Favourite one I've ever tried is that Kernel's (but can't remember which one it was http://www.thekernelbrewery.com/ )
there's a day for everything now.
It is genius.
Epic Hop Zombie
8 Wired Superconductor Double IPA
is it yorkshire day or IPA day?
Why's it never London and Red Stripe day?
Londoners: The most discriminated sregion of the UK.
Also, this is happening this weekend, London beer fans:
Well worth going if you're free at the weekend, although I would expect it to be busy - bars aren't particularly big.
£12 entry gets you 6 1/3 pints, food, a programme and a Meantime pint glass to keep. Amazing value, especially when you consider that most of the beers are in bottles and 1/3 pint is about half a bottle, most of which would cost you £5+ from a bar.
I HATE their new glassware. Like, utterly hate it. Seems to have stripped all the nice quirkiness of the brand out and been designed in 10 minutes.
Yakima hops are from the US, so that's an APA if anything.
You've got a lot of people to correct if you're going to take that stance.
It was originally brewed super hoppy so it still had flavour when it was shipped over to India. The vast majority of hops used in IPAs are from the States and New Zealand.
it's also a good "entry-level" beer for people making the switch from lager.
or ale, for that matter. strict lager beer man.
should i change? Will i notice a distinct change in flavour, or will i just become a real ale twat?
I'd recommend you go somewhere where you can get some nice craft beer - Meantime, even Brewdog or something. Crown and Shuttle in Shoreditch is an excellent place to try. Most craft beers are from kegs, so are are served cold and pressurised, so not too disimilar to a lager, except bursting with different flavours. But you should definitely try an ale sometime too.
tasted like battery acid.
are made by cunts for cunts. Its liquid shit in a glass.
Maybe like olives and coffee you can acquire a taste for it?
Usually got 12ish (might be 8, I dunno) different ales and craft beers on ranging from light hoppy stuff to wankier lagers and that. DO IT.
that's for people who can't drink proper ale that is.
OR a Mikkeller koppi IPA if I'm lucky.
like drinking a pissvom cocktail.
unless it's a Spoons. Occasionally I'll forget that they keep their ale really REALLY badly and when I go in and have a pint, JFC the disappointment.
have you settled on a particular type of beer? I probably go lighter rather than darker but, as guest beers are usually switched around quite regularly, I haven't really settled yet.
I love all the beer. Srs.
i have a lower capacity for darker beers though. worse hangovers :/
a porter or something
I like darker beers in autumn/winter. Something quite comforting about them.
Lighter/paler/golden ones tend to hit the spot a bit more on a sunny day.
espousing on the pleasures of 'drinking with the seasons'? Because I wanted to be his friend.
But if we're exchanging anecdotes about people we saw at beer festivals though, at last year's Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival I saw a man wearing a suit made entirely from stitched together beer flannels.
or this http://odellbrewing.com/beer/ipa/ beautiful label and bottle too. think they sell in about 6/7 states and then the uk, which seems a bit weird but i'm not complaining. proper tasty.
It's great for a session. I was drinking Belhaven IPA the other night, and considering it was only £1.99 a pint it wasn't bad at all.
Magic Rock's Black IPA, 8 Ball, is good stuff, as are the Harbour IPAs. St. Austell's Big Job is really nice and hoppy.
Remember Quantum Citra/Centennial and Brewdog's IPA is Dead Amarillo being nice as well.
Thass a proper West Country name.
Do they brew one called Proper Job too?
And it's an IPA too!
Big Job is a special they do. Stronger (9%) and more hoppier than Proper Job hence the name.
Yeah kernels is a good un.
I think since turning 25 im more of an ale than a lager lad. Belgian beers over both though.
I went to the pub last night, got over excited that they had Sussex Wild Hop Ale and bought that before seeing that they had Citra IPA on tap. Then we changed pubs to somewhere that wasn't selling IPA. Bah!
hops are overrated. i'm post-hop.
Most hops are old varieties that we've known about for hundreds of years, but this was a new variety of hop discovered in Sussex in the 90s. This was the first beer made with it.
don't like it when its proper aley. I want it to have the word 'golden' in it.
"golden" in it