Unpopular opinions

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  1. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Oh my Lord, thank you guys. I'm also not a fan of the whole mentality that beer should be so hops-y that the bitterness literally inverts your face. I fucking hate IPAs.

    Having said that, in the grand scheme of things, I know practically nothing about beer. I like wheat ales (especially the ones with a tinge of citrus) like Rickard's White and Belgian Moon (Hoegarden is okay, but the flavour is a bit weak). Also, on a hot day, Corona is divine. But that's just my particular bent, and I don't spend nearly enough on beer to refine my palette, simply because of how expensive drinking can be (especially since I'm in my 3rd year back at school).
     
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    I have. It's not pleasant, but whiskey is difficult to even take a small sip of.

    Tasting? What taste? (I like no taste tho :fawk:)
     
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    the USA government actually want these mass shootings and continually support it imo.

    An example is trump claiming the Paris terror attacks in France (a place with the strictest gun laws on the planet according to him) would not have happened if people had guns strapped to them to defend themselves and that "Mentally Ill shooters " will always slip through the cracks guns or not.

    theeeeeeen he passes a bill that allows mentally ill people to buy guns in the USA...??
     
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    Not the biggest beer fan?
     
  5. auntyethel

    auntyethel Skommeling

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    From what I've gathered from hanging out with people obsessed with craft beer... no one really knows that much, and most have no clue of the difference between objectivity and subjectivity. Craft beer aficionados pretty much ruined craft beer for me and they can't handle that people don't like what they like. Which pretty much applies to fans of anything.
     
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    So everything has been ruined for you? Last I checked, we have twenty five delicious varieties of classic Rice-A-Roni.
     
  7. auntyethel

    auntyethel Skommeling

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    Nah, not in that way, more like in the way that I'd rather avoid conversations with people who turn fandom into zealotry. Suits me anyways, means I can talk to people less :banana:
     
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    Clearly you've never had a nice tequila! There's a steep difference between good stuff and bad. Just like sake. Cheap ones taste bad, but if you spend a little it's like an entirely different liquid. Like you might really believe it's a different liquor if no one told you what it was.

    I'll totally agree with you that Jose Cuervo is shit.
     
  9. bostjan

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    I've become a beer snob, and I blame it on living in Vermont- the state with more breweries than permanent residents. :lol:

    I can drink an IPA, if it's particularly good. But most IPA's, IMO, are gross. I don't know where IPA became synonymous with "most bitter beer contest," but that's how it seems to me, and this is coming from a person who doesn't seem affected by "bitter"-tasting vegetables. But really, why drink a bitter beer when there are hundreds of not-bitter beers? :shrug: Some of the most hipster-friendly beers around town taste like someone dropped a bar of soap into an otherwise decent beer. It's just gross, and I don't see how any amount of beer-snobbing can get a person to learn to appreciate a beer like Flying Monkey Fornication IPA, which has so much hops in it it's actually a murky green colour, and has an IBU of >2500.
     
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    I get what you mean. I often order a different beer every time I go anywhere, because there’s so many i’ll Never try them all.

    But I also am really not much of a drinker, after the one beer i’ll Have water the rest of the night and be perfectly happy.

    Just like hardcore fans of anything there’s alway someone trying to “judge” your commitment IE “oh yeah name 3 of their albums, what’s your favorite song and don’t say enter sandman”.
     
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    Our local (Cape Town) IPAs kinda do the same thing. I love bitter beer, but there's something about the way IPAs are bitter these days which I do not like. Here they tend to be extreme on the bitter and the fruit, with a big empty gap in the middle. I like to equate it to a bass and treble heavy mix, with little to no midrange.
     
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    Hell with the fans, let craft beer ruin itself for you!
     
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    I've had good tequila like don julio and I still hate it. I like tequila in mixed drinks, but drinking it straight is asinine. I'd rather drink things that taste good.
     
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    Heh, that's why I choose to ignore fans and remain a desperately uncool person :cheers:
     
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    beer is really mostly garbage.

    Im a cider drinker these days......

    (unpopular opinion right?)
     
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    I drank beer almost exclusively for ten years or so, but nowadays I prefer cheap wine or liquor. Beer makes me gassy, and the hangovers are worse.
     
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    Jagermeister > every other alcoholic drink
     
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    Jägermeister is just the kindergarten version of absinthe, though. Yet, in the USA, people love Jägermeister almost universally, yet are too afraid to try absinthe. :shrug:
     
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    I've had hard cider mixed with whiskey and it was pretty good, but I don't like cider by itself.
     
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    Well I mean, jager is 35% abv and absinthe is usually starting at 50%... so that might factor into it for some people?
    But I'mma be honest, getting drunk on absinthe is different than getting drunk on other kinds of liquor. I know that the wormwood think is debunked; I think it just must be different getting drunk from high proof booze?

    And while I think jagermeister might be comparable to some absinthe, especially the very sweet and aniseed tasting kind, it's definitely not very much like a bitter wormood flavor absinthe.
     

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