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Carbonation levels of IPAs

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StefanSD
beers 2218 º places 45 º 17:18 Sat 3/2/2013

Head retention is a very low priority when drinking a beer at home, but much higher when Iím at a bar. Perhaps push for 2.6 in kegged versions but 2.4 in the canned.

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3438 º places 209 º 17:57 Sat 3/2/2013

Originally posted by Gazza
Anything over 2 is just too fizzy.


That explains why I find brew dog beers to be flabby. To say 2 volumes is fizzy is so myopic that I canít take it seriously. Beers are more singular and varied than to make a statement like that. Of course, it also depends on how youíre brought up re: beer..

 
SamGamgee
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beers 2452 º places 182 º 21:13 Sat 3/2/2013

We do our IPA at 2.55 and our DIPA/black IPA at 2.6. I think we could go even higher for DIPA, like 2.8 but thatís mostly because I like it when the style is closer to a tripel in mouthfeel; super attenuated and sparkling.

 
Reid
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beers 2091 º places 45 º 23:26 Sat 3/2/2013

I prefer less carbonation during the colder months..but in the high summer i love a high carbonation lowish alc IPA

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 03:44 Sun 3/3/2013

Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Originally posted by Gazza
Anything over 2 is just too fizzy.


That explains why I find brew dog beers to be flabby. To say 2 volumes is fizzy is so myopic that I canít take it seriously. Beers are more singular and varied than to make a statement like that. Of course, it also depends on how youíre brought up re: beer..


Force-carbonated IPA is, of course, inferior to naturally-carbonated, i.e. cask- or bottle-conditioned IPA. Yes, of course it shouldnít be fizzy.

-- A. Yank