Anti-New England IPA opinions

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scoobyluv
beers 511 º places 5 º 01:25 Sat 3/5/2016

Hey all, I listen to a lot of The Brewing Network (based in NorCal) and lately I’ve been hearing a lot of negative opinions on the New England style IPA, calling them "yeast slugs", "lazy", "can’t brew clean beers", etc. I’ve also heard that all the extra hop material left in the beer will lead to faster oxidation, changing the beer dramatically in a week. I’ve had some Trillium, HFS, Grimm and other New England Style IPA’s and have liked them (not better nor worse than west coast imo). The ratings for New England beers have skyrocketed, it seems that no brewery over there can do wrong, rating wise, as long as their IPA’s are unfiltered and dry hopped heavily with fruity hops. I am just wondering what everyone’s opinion is on this huge difference in opinion between West Coast brewers and New England.

 
t0rin0
beers 102 º places 1529 º 01:49 Sat 3/5/2016

Well look what the cat dragged in

 
scoobyluv
beers 511 º places 5 º 02:48 Sat 3/5/2016

Originally posted by t0rin0
Well look what the cat dragged in


Hopefully I am not beating a dead horse with this thread, wasn’t my intention.

 
t0rin0
beers 102 º places 1529 º 03:10 Sat 3/5/2016

hadn’t seen a post from you in years, that’s all. But I agree that a lot of uber hyped east coast ipas are ugly as hell. Personally I think they’re too bitter, even if they have a great flavor.

 
scoobyluv
beers 511 º places 5 º 03:18 Sat 3/5/2016

Originally posted by t0rin0
hadn’t seen a post from you in years, that’s all. But I agree that a lot of uber hyped east coast ipas are ugly as hell. Personally I think they’re too bitter, even if they have a great flavor.


Lol, this is Scoobyluvs husband, I’ve kind of taken over her account lately. I need to get her back on here. It’s interesting to read the different opinions on them since they seem to be extremely well received on the East coast but I am unsure what the people over on the West coast are thinking about these beers.

 
t0rin0
beers 102 º places 1529 º 03:46 Sat 3/5/2016

Don’t get me wrong, I like a lot of them, but living on the west coast I can get Lagunitas ipas at every gas station, so I have no need to try and trade for them.

 
MacBoost
beers 2066 º places 38 º 06:23 Sat 3/5/2016

In my opinion, generally New England IPA’s are worse looking, have a way shorter shelf life, but taste WAY better than their west coast brothers.
It all depends on what you want in an IPA.

 
b3shine
beers 10939 º places 355 º 06:37 Sat 3/5/2016

Turbid.

 
OldGrowth
beers 3473 º places 204 º 06:44 Sat 3/5/2016

Are the hosts the one bashing New England IPA’s or fans of the show

 
scoobyluv
beers 511 º places 5 º 07:35 Sat 3/5/2016

Originally posted by OldGrowth
Are the hosts the one bashing New England IPA’s or fans of the show


Some of the hosts/ brewers. They all seemed pretty perplexed with the "style". http://livestream.com/thebrewingnetwork/events/4863590 at around 2:56 in is an example of what I’ve been hearing on the show.

 
StefanSD
beers 2449 º places 57 º 07:50 Sat 3/5/2016

New England IPA’s--bout time they started to get it right. I see them now where San Diego was in 2007.

That snide remark aside. There is plenty of room in this world for all types and variations of IPA. No need for anyone to take an "anti" stance.