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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-31 01:28
Subject: Interesting beer
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Tesco are currently selling an American Double IPA.

Well, it actually appears to be a rebadged Brewdog Hardcore IPA, which makes it Scottish - hoppy as hell, and a remarkable production, £1.99 a bottle, or two for £2 in our store.

(It's at the extreme end for hoppiness - guesses indicate something beyond about 120 IBU)

Definitely for sipping rather than quaffing. I actually quite like it, but it's not one for the kids.

(Oh and this week's New Scientist (may require registration) has an article about these beers with 20 times the flavour of a lite beer.)

ETA: Oh, how annoying, the 'two for £2' pricing has been removed since last night.
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2010-12-31 10:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Until this time, I didn't know there was a bitterness-measurement scale. Thank you!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-31 12:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Normally, one doesn't need one.

With this, it suddenly becomes indispensable.
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Autopope
User: autopope
Date: 2010-12-31 12:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
American IPAs are just bonkers these days: they seem to have gone into some kind of bitterness war, resulting in stuff that's just plain undrinkable in my opinion. I'll confess to quaffing the odd Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, but it's not something you can swallow more than one of in an evening.

(On the other hand I'm used to Deuchars IPA as my regular session beer.)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-31 12:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bonkers, yes. Undrinkable is a subjective judgement, and though I was distinctly taken aback by the nose of this one, I did actually quite like it though, like Tactical Nuclear Penguin, it's perhaps best to consider it something sui generis that just happens to use the same ingredients as more normal beer.

On the other hand, I've had a nasty cold for a few days now, so I'm probably missing the full impact.
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Perdita
User: perdita_fysh
Date: 2010-12-31 14:14 (UTC)
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They weren't very .. enthusiastic about them though were they? I was reading it this morning incidentally. A New Scientist and an Economist were my christmas supermarket treat to myself.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-31 14:20 (UTC)
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Indeed, they were not.

(NS is on subscription here, Economist is an occasional railway station treat.)
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