Franconian Beer Message Board

Posted by Nick B. on 2012-08-09 02:34:55
I should clarify that I didn't coin "half-IPA", rather, Steelhead Brewing in Sheffield did. All the hops and bitterness of an IPA but half the malt and alcohol. Mine is actually a half-double-IPA, where "double IPA" is apparently a regular IPA but with double the hops. As opposed to imperial IPA, which is simply very strong. Mine is about 3.2% abv and theoretically 120 IBU, and tastes of nothing but hops and yeast, the latter because we drink it too young, but then we're in a desperate situation here. Yeah, it's not really innovation, just reformulating. When a beer has DMS, acetyldehyde(?) or diacytel, especially to the point of these being dominant characteristics, the beer is *flawed*, not simply a question of personal taste. AFA personal taste goes, IIRC, you once suggested that Paulaner is a good Bavarian beer. Much German beer *is* boring! Maybe not for people who spend a few weeks at a time drinking it, as I certainly didn't find it boring before I'd lived here for a few years, but it is what it is. I would say the country is a sea of boring, bland beer, with a few islands of interesting stuff here and there. And a big island in Franconia. This is not to say I want brewers here to be replaced with American brewpubs, however. Next trip, try to get to Sauer and Griess. In that order, because the one is a lot better balanced than the other.
                         Well-balanced by TreinJan on  2012-08-09 03:09:33
                         Well-balanced by Mike B. on  2012-08-09 03:26:08
                           Well-balanced by Nick B. on  2012-08-09 05:13:39
                           Well-balanced by Nick B. on  2012-08-09 05:14:36
                             *smacks head* by Nick B. on  2012-08-09 05:22:53
                             Well-balanced by Mike B. on  2012-08-09 05:19:28
                               Well-balanced by Nick B. on  2012-08-09 05:23:40
                                 Well-balanced by Mike B. on  2012-08-09 06:03:17
                         Double IPA by Uncle Jimbo on  2012-08-09 09:57:17
                               *smacks head* by TreinJan on  2012-08-10 00:23:11
                           Double IPA by Nick B. on  2012-08-10 01:42:32
                             Double IPA by Uncle Jimbo on  2012-08-10 09:39:36
                               Double IPA by Nick B. on  2012-08-11 00:35:10
                                 Double IPA by Uncle Jimbo on  2012-08-11 10:29:36