BeerSci: Are Hops Addictive? | Popular Science

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  1. Krimbos

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    This should start a rousing debate

    http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2 ... -addictive

    I think there may be something to it. 3 months ago, I did not prefer a hoppy beer, then I got a brew kit for Christmas. Today I split a cascade hopped pale ale into 3 jugs and dried hopped with 3 different hops.

    Hop to it, gang!
     
  2. LarryBrewer

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    A hoppy beer sure does taste good, and it is fun to explore all the possibilities. Thankfully it is not chemically addictive.
     
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    That was an interesting read. The first paragraph certainly describes my journey. Seems just a few short years ago I was clueless as to what real beer was. Now I looking for the next hoppy thing. (or imagining how I might create it at home).
     
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    phew!! not chemically addictive! just what I need... another vice!! Great article though. Perfect explanation of the slide into hophead-edness (what? it's a word...) and why we seem to be forever chasing the hop-ium dragon!
     
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    Hoppium -> great name for a beer!
     
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    That's a brilliant name!! I googled it... they beat you to it. The REAL tragedy is it's in North Carolina so I'll probably never get to try it!
     

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