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Are IPAs overrated?
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Benjamin Franklin once said, “God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy.” It’s true—life’s a lot better with beer. Luckily, the beverage market has exploded with various types of craft and domestic innovations, particularly with a style of brew many in Franklin’s time favored—the IPA. For some, IPAs have turned into an overhyped tap item. Others will maintain the style is their favorite beer. Are IPAs, in fact, overrated? 

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In a world full of beer, people are absolutely dumbfounded over why someone would choose IPAs as his or her pint of choice. Its intensely hoppy flavor is so bitter, many question its merit in the drinking world altogether. Why bother with IPAs when you have something as cool and crisp as an Irish Red? 

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Much of the popularity behind the IPA movement appears to stem from hipsters. In their attempt at being edgy and against the grain, hipsters ended up contributing so much to the demand of IPAs, they became as numbered as pomaded mustaches in Brooklyn. 

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Thus, IPAs have developed an association of being the snobby beer choice (and an overrated one at that). Be forewarned—if there’s a guy wearing Birkenstocks at the bar, expect to hear the following phrase: “What kind of IPAs do you have on tap?" 

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IPAs are well liked for a reason. There are many levels to their aromas and flavors that go beyond the simple brewing process. For example, their taste primarily relies on the type of hops used, which ranges anywhere from flavored to dry. If you think one IPA is too bitter, chances are there’s one more suitable to your taste buds. 

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The majority of the IPA-loving population is very loyal to the beer. They care not that it’s viewed as snobbery, or worse, being basic. Their palates are their palates, and the public be darned for critiquing what they choose to digest. 

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At the end of the day, liking IPAs isn’t a part of some brewing superiority complex—they just taste good. And if something tastes good, you want someone to enjoy it as much as you do. What’s wrong with trying to turn people on to delightful drinks?  

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Are IPAs overrated?
#AntiIPAs
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamIPAs
Beginners brewing kit for Irish red ale
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