Commercial IPAs

Discussion in 'Distilled Beverages, Commercial Beer & Brewery Dis' started by MickDundee, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Nov 21, 2016 #41

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    You're equating being a brewer with being in the Beatles? Strange analogy, but yeah I'd say that was just a job too. Being a musician gets romanticised but it IS just another job. Personally I don't think anyone deserves to get paid ridiculous money for any job, be it sportspeople, musicians, brewers or anyone else.

    Blah blah...supermarket bilge...blah blah...the only snobbery I see is from some of the beer bloggers...

    You mean apart from the snobbery you've just trotted out? I don't like Speckled Hen personally, but I don't look down on anyone who drinks it. When I buy beer rather than drinking my own I buy the kind of beer you've come across as liking but as I've said, I find it hard to justify the prices that are being charged and it worries me that these prices will put people off. Beer should be for everyone.

    And since you asked, hipster wankery in action - http://www.rogue.com/rogue_beer/beard-beer/
     
  2. Nov 22, 2016 #42

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    Surely the market dictates the price. Craft Beer is a high demand item that is in short supply by its very nature. Magic Rock (for example) can brew up to 70,000 liters at a time. Compare that to InBev who have multiple breweries in multiple locations and you can see that supply is scares (comparatively). Demand for Magic Rock beer is high due to the high quality product so the price changed to reflect this supply and demand. If the demand wasn't so high then then the price wouldn't be so high, which in turn might make smaller operations much less tenable as businesses as margins would be much tighter.

    This probably doesn't apply so much to people like Brewdog or Stone or other bigger craft breweries who have bigger capacity.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2016 #43

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    The worst snobbery I see is from CAMRA and people who drink so-called "real ale"...even that name irritates me...it's like they've given themselves the authority to decide what is or isn't "real" beer.
     
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    See what you have started MickDundee,next time just pick your own IPA you Hipster ........:lol:
     
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    Is this the second half or are we still in the first half after a long stoppage for injury?
    All in all, its got a bit boring, after the promise of a good match at the beginning.:-?
     
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    I am a lover of both 'Real ale' and 'Craft beer' in equal measure and I'm generally not too precious about what some might view as higher than 'normal' pricing (if there is such a thing).

    However, last night a pub local to me (Edinburgh) had the new Beavertown Tropigamma on at a whopping �£5 per half pint. That did make me recoil a bit! :)
     
  7. Nov 25, 2016 #47

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    I started drinking ipa's about 18 months ago coming over from peroni and carlsberg xD I buy a few of the more expensive beers which I mix in with more modest price ipa's. These would include:

    Magic rock - Highwire, cannonball
    Cloudwater - Dipa
    brewby numbers - 55-02 (amazing) 21-03
    Beavertown - 8 ball, neckoil
    Odysey brewing
    And whatever the guy I buy them off recommends at the time of ordering.

    The more modest priced Ipa's I get from M&S, these are Sierra Nevada IPA and Torpedo, Northern Monk IPA and Eternal (my favorite session ipa) then for bargain basement I get http://www.marksandspencer.com/american-pale-ale-case-of-24/p/p60083229?prevPage=plp when on offer buy two save 25% which works out at £1.15 a can.

    I'm hoping my brews when I start will bring the cost of my habit down a bit xD
     
  8. Nov 25, 2016 #48

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    Not a bad beer amongst that lot. Eternal, especially, is such a good Session IPA.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2016 #49

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    My current favourite session IPA is this...
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    It's awesome!

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  10. Oct 28, 2017 #50

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    Laginutas is lovely same with some Brewdogs, Beavertown which has been brought up all ready is gorgeous! Love Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... Not an IPA believe its an APA find in Co-Op, Tesco etc
     
  11. Oct 28, 2017 #51

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    The Redwell APA is a lovely drop, and Aldi have got it in at £1.29 a can at the moment!
     
  12. Oct 28, 2017 #52

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    Vocation brewery do some cracking beers,had a nice Pilsner tonight👍
     
  13. Jan 11, 2018 #53

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    Old thread resurrection I know but just had a bottle of Thornbridge Chiron.........phwooaaarrrrr! That is all.
    Amarillo, Chinook, Cas ade and Columbus according to the label

    I’d love to do a version...anyone got a recipe?
     
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    I love Thornbridge beer
     
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    Thornbridge are superb. Very underrated and Chiron is just stunning.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2018 #56

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    I’ve only ever had 2 Thornbridge beers (Jaipur and Tart) and been incredibly underwhelmed by both.
     
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    Jaipur is very similar to Punk, which is hardly surprising given the history. Unfortunately it's often the "safe" beers in a brewery's range that tend to end up on Supermarket shelves.

    Morrison's in Dundee sells Thornbridge Chiron.
     
  18. Jan 24, 2018 #58

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    Here's my latest selection. Firstly, NΦgne Pale Ale. 6% and naturally conditioned from Grimstad, Norway. Secondly Belhaven's Twisted Thistle IPA. An American style IPA. 5.6% with Challenger, Cascade and Hersbrucker hops. Finally the trainspotters' tipple - Interrail Pale from the Trondheim, Norway, Microbrewery. Again naturally conditioned (is this standard for Norwegian amber beers?) and 4.7%. All excellent drinking at a price the equivalent of about £0.60 - 0.70 per bottle. Cheers!

    and P1260850.JPG
     
  19. Jan 24, 2018 #59

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    Is the hop house dear? do they carry cloudwater
     

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