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Zaph wrote: »
I was the same and avoided IPAs for a long time, I just couldn't handle the hoppiness. Then I had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for the first time in years and I had forgotten how much I'd enjoyed it previously. I started drinking that a lot and as time went on I started drinking other pale ales before progressing to IPAs. There are still a couple I've thought too hoppy for me, but in general I'm hapy to drink most IPAs at this stage. Apart from Sierra Nevada, Founders All Day IPA is a decent, uncomplicated beer that you might find a good starting point.
BeerNut wrote: »
The term "IPA" is all but meaningless these days. You could do a tour of the sub-genres with just White Hag beers: Little Fawn, Bran & Sceolan, Atlantean. Throw in Kinnegar Rustbucket, Whiplash Northern Lights and whatever Whiplash double IPA is currently available and there's either something there you'll enjoy or you definitely don't like IPA.
irish_goat wrote: »
Is it the bitterness you don't like? You could go for some of the New England style or any lactose infused IPAs out there. They'd have a decent level of hops in them, generally, but are a lot sweeter than a regular IPA.
If you're just looking for accessible, clean ones;
Whiplash - Body Riddle or Rollover
Yellowbelly - Citra
Rascals - Happy Days
Galway Bay - Althea
For me personally, Kinnegar - Scraggy Bay is the most consistently good IPA on the market, but it's got a little more going on in terms of flavour and alcohol than the above so probably not the best entry level IPA.