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IPA's vs. Hazy IPA's?

Ah, the age-old debate in the beer world - Hazy IPAs vs. Regular IPAs. Because apparently, we needed another reason to argue about beer preferences. As the bottle shop aficionados who have seen a few beers fly off the shelves, let's dive into the thrilling world of hoppy melodrama.


Traditional IPAs: The Unimpressed Classic

Oh, you like your beer clear and sparkling, do you? How original. Traditional IPAs, the backbone of the craft beer scene, boasting an amber hue and a bitterness that screams, "I'm here, deal with it." It's like the Shakespearean tragedy of beers, where hops and malt engage in an eternal dance of bitterness and balance. So timeless.


Hazy IPAs: The Drama Queens of the Tap

Now, enter the Hazy IPA, the diva of the beer world. Cloudy, hazy, and, dare I say, mysterious? Because nothing says sophistication like not being able to see through your pint. It's the craft beer version of "it's not a phase, mom." Juicy, fruity, and so full of itself, the Hazy IPA is the rebellion against the clear and conventional. It's like the IPA equivalent of a teenager slamming their bedroom door.


Breaking Down the Theatrics:

  1. Visual Grandeur:

  • Traditional IPA: Clear and sparkling, like the opening scene of a classic film.

  • Hazy IPA: Opaque and mysterious, as if it's hiding the secrets of the universe in that glass.

  1. Aromatics and Flavor:

  • Traditional IPA: Balanced aroma, playing the classic hits of hops and bitterness.

  • Hazy IPA: Bursting with tropical fruit, as if the beer gods themselves descended to bless your taste buds.

  1. Mouthfeel:

  • Traditional IPA: Crisp, refreshing, and not interested in your need for a silky smooth experience.

  • Hazy IPA: Smooth, creamy, because apparently, we're drinking beer for the texture now.

  1. Yeast Drama:

  • Traditional IPA: Clean yeast strain, because simplicity is so last season.

  • Hazy IPA: Suspended yeast, because regular yeast just wasn't cutting it for the hipsters.


In the grand spectacle of craft beer, the choice between Hazy and Regular IPAs is the ultimate first-world beer problem. Whether you're sipping on a timeless classic or indulging in the hazy drama, just remember - it's just beer. So, to all the beer enthusiasts out there, keep sipping, keep arguing, and most importantly, keep those bottles tilted towards the sky. Cheers, because we definitely needed another reason to clink glasses.


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