IPA Glass

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NobleSquirrel
beers 3439 º places 209 º 11:53 Fri 2/8/2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/garden/designing-an-ipa-specific-beer-glass.html?_r=1&

Sounds and looks silly to me. Plus, comparing this glass to a pint glass doesnít even make sense to me. A more apples to apples comparison would have been using a beer tulip...

 
radarsock
beers 1146 º places 60 º 11:55 Fri 2/8/2013

Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/garden/designing-an-ipa-specific-beer-glass.html?_r=1&

Sounds and looks silly to me. Plus, comparing this glass to a pint glass doesnít even make sense to me. A more apples to apples comparison would have been using a beer tulip...
I donít like this idea.

 
Unclerudy
beers 12 º places 3 º 11:56 Fri 2/8/2013

How does thinner glass make it hold the cold better? Wouldnít a thicker glass do that? Or am I not understanding the law of thermodynamics correctly?

 
RABinCO
beers 1508 º places 101 º 12:00 Fri 2/8/2013

looks like a sex toy. /thread

 
DietPepsican
beers 1581 º places 62 º 12:01 Fri 2/8/2013

The triple-ridged bottom refoams and aerates, so the last gulp is as pleasing as the first.


Sounds like it makes the beer flat faster. Low carb IPAís, yum. Looks like crap too. Gimmick gimmick gimmick.

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3439 º places 209 º 12:02 Fri 2/8/2013

Originally posted by Unclerudy
How does thinner glass make it hold the cold better? Wouldnít a thicker glass do that? Or am I not understanding the law of thermodynamics correctly?


Isnít glass a good conductor of heat? It has about the same heat capacity as Aluminum, at any rate. I would think it would adversely affect the temperature of beer. If the glass feels cold, itís raising the temperature of the liquid. The thicker the glass, the more transference of heat, I believe.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1581 º places 62 º 12:05 Fri 2/8/2013

If you wanted to keep it cool, wouldnít you want a stem on it so you donít have to touch the glass and...you know, warm up the beer? Makes more since than the ribbed for your pleasure thing going on at the base of this thing.

 
radarsock
beers 1146 º places 60 º 12:05 Fri 2/8/2013

Originally posted by RABinVA
looks like a sex toy. /thread
Like this?

 
DietPepsican
beers 1581 º places 62 º 12:07 Fri 2/8/2013

 
t0rin0
beers 73 º places 1516 º 12:13 Fri 2/8/2013

Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Originally posted by Unclerudy
How does thinner glass make it hold the cold better? Wouldnít a thicker glass do that? Or am I not understanding the law of thermodynamics correctly?


Isnít glass a good conductor of heat? It has about the same heat capacity as Aluminum, at any rate. I would think it would adversely affect the temperature of beer. If the glass feels cold, itís raising the temperature of the liquid. The thicker the glass, the more transference of heat, I believe.


Glass is actually a pretty decent insulator. I just googled thermal conductivity values and see glass is around 1 and pure aluminum is around 200 meaning alumin conducts heat 200 times better than glass. Even if glass was more conductive, a thicker glass would mean it conduct heat slower.

 
pinkie
beers 470 º places 10 º 12:15 Fri 2/8/2013

Just get these and a chalice. Then you are covered for every occaision. Not for nothing but people laughed at the sam adams glass which has a unique design that claims to do the same things as this one.