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Old January 30th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Default Beers that do NOT go with hookah

So I saw a few threads on good beers with hookah. but nothing about which beers dont mix with hookah. I needed to start this after last night and the beer I was drinking.

I was drinking Gumballhead - Three Floyds
I started drinking it before I got the hookah set up, so I was well into the delicious taste of the beer before any smoke was induced. As soon as I got the hookah going and smoke pulling. I could taste the flavor but it was off. And I mean it taste burnt but full flavored. It hard to explain, I kept trying to get my buddy to confirm its the beer and not the hookah. But I got no help, for he is a newb to smoking. So I ended up just ending the bowl and starting a new one for my own needs to confirm its the beer. after I packed a new one, i had the same issue. it def was the beer... its not that the beer was bad. but when it mixed with the hookah, it didnt taste right at all.
I would assume the same would go for a few beers like pale ale, but I cant say. has anyone had this issue with other types of beer they can recall?
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Old January 30th, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Any lager.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 01:37 PM
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First I'd like to point out I'm a beer snob. Keep that in mind. I only really enjoy real hoppy ipa's. Dogfishhead 90min is a personal favorite.

That's said, depending on the flavor, a weaker lager or whatnot would probably take away the goodness more than anything. Personally that would mean keystone, coors, miller, bud, heineken, bud and even reg sam is out. A summer ale might be nice, but a Sierra Nevada pale ale would better suit my taste. Old brown dog is a nice Aleish lager that could go nicely but might be a bit thick as to not cover up a flavor.

Basically I think a good ale or ipa that is extremley hoppy will go great. I would cover any flavor or taint it with that "beer" taste.

Any beer that has it's own flavor or is thick(execpt for a nice guiness, but I'm Irish so that's kinda in my job description) would hinder a smoke session rather than add a nice overtone or essence. Although now that i think About it, Shipwreck pumpkinhead would be good as long as it isn't contradicted with the flavor.

As a rule of thumb I don't mix anything that I don't think sounds good on it's own. For example I don't think I'd enjoy lamb and tuna fish(any big Daddy fans will get the humor.)


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First I'd like to point out I'm a beer snob. Keep that in mind. I only really enjoy real hoppy ipa's. Dogfishhead 90min is a personal favorite.

That's said, depending on the flavor, a weaker lager or whatnot would probably take away the goodness more than anything. Personally that would mean keystone, coors, miller, bud, heineken, bud and even reg sam is out. A summer ale might be nice, but a Sierra Nevada pale ale would better suit my taste. Old brown dog is a nice Aleish lager that could go nicely but might be a bit thick as to not cover up a flavor.

Basically I think a good ale or ipa that is extremley hoppy will go great. I would cover any flavor or taint it with that "beer" taste.

Any beer that has it's own flavor or is thick(execpt for a nice guiness, but I'm Irish so that's kinda in my job description) would hinder a smoke session rather than add a nice overtone or essence. Although now that i think About it, Shipwreck pumpkinhead would be good as long as it isn't contradicted with the flavor.

As a rule of thumb I don't mix anything that I don't think sounds good on it's own. For example I don't think I'd enjoy lamb and tuna fish(any big Daddy fans will get the humor.)


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I was thinking more of the bite of the lager carbonation and your stomach. I don't know about anyone else, but every time I have any type of lager, especially the Mexican ones, I get the worst stomach ache. . There are flavorful lagers, but the body of a lager could never compliment any heavy tobacco note or even any fruit notes.

Your palate would be like a damn Smirnoff Ice!
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Old January 30th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Guinness = ( My favorite beverage goes down the drain when i smoke hookah.
I cant get any hard liquors to go well either. Any decent vodka, whiskey, or scotch just overwhelms the flavor or the smoke, and the really heavy stuff opens up the pores in your mouth and the smoke starts to sting.
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pumpkinhead with hookah is good. i think its more of the bitter ales that do it for me. its the linger of the bitter that interacts and brings the flavor of smoke out.. but not the better part of the smoke
lagers i can handle lol pussies beers
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Guinness = ( My favorite beverage goes down the drain when i smoke hookah.
I cant get any hard liquors to go well either. Any decent vodka, whiskey, or scotch just overwhelms the flavor or the smoke, and the really heavy stuff opens up the pores in your mouth and the smoke starts to sting.
OO yeah expensive spirits should be consumed by themselves or with a good cigar
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OO yeah expensive spirits should be consumed by themselves or with a good cigar
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Most Blue Moon beverages IMO can handle most Nakhla flavors quite decently.

Anything like Paps, Busch, Rainier... just make it taste gross & cheap :P
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Anything Blue Moon is far too muted IMO.
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I drink any beer. I dont discriminate.
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Cheap beer makes everything worst with starbuzz and nakhla. Bush and Tangiers is good, i was doing that for a long time. Fruit flavors should go with fruit beers, like summer shandy, berry wise, and blue moon. For all other flavors a good wheat beer is great.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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I dont know if they carry it abroad but if you are here in the states my favorite alcoholic beverage to drink while in session is called sweet tea vodka mixed with either iced tea or a good lemonade. The best sweet tea vodka, and ive tried them all is JeramiahWeeds. A pint glass filled with ice and 3-1 ratio mixer to sweet tea goes extremely well with almost any flavor, especially earl grey. It will taste like you arent drinknig right from the get go but i warn you it WILL sneak up on you.
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i love my brookyln ale/ new castle brown...or a even magners irish cider...o.O

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Life's too short to drink fizzy yellow beer.

Dark moessels deserve a beer that is just as dark.

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for me, its gotta be either Sierra Nevada, Stella, Blue Moon, or Becks...
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Anything like Paps, Busch, Rainier... just make it taste gross & cheap :P
PBR is FTL. You forgot Natty on there too...*shudder*
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First I'd like to point out I'm a beer snob. Keep that in mind. I only really enjoy real hoppy ipa's. Dogfishhead 90min is a personal favorite.

That's said, depending on the flavor, a weaker lager or whatnot would probably take away the goodness more than anything. Personally that would mean keystone, coors, miller, bud, heineken, bud and even reg sam is out. A summer ale might be nice, but a Sierra Nevada pale ale would better suit my taste. Old brown dog is a nice Aleish lager that could go nicely but might be a bit thick as to not cover up a flavor.

Basically I think a good ale or ipa that is extremley hoppy will go great. I would cover any flavor or taint it with that "beer" taste.

Any beer that has it's own flavor or is thick(execpt for a nice guiness, but I'm Irish so that's kinda in my job description) would hinder a smoke session rather than add a nice overtone or essence. Although now that i think About it, Shipwreck pumpkinhead would be good as long as it isn't contradicted with the flavor.

As a rule of thumb I don't mix anything that I don't think sounds good on it's own. For example I don't think I'd enjoy lamb and tuna fish(any big Daddy fans will get the humor.)


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Maybe you prefer spaghetti n meatball?
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any american piss beers. then again they dont go with anything. on a side not troegs dead reckoning rocks
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I drink any beer. I dont discriminate.
*high five* to me it doesn't matter.. i can pound a 40 of OE while smoking.. i'll sip on some vodka.. it really doesn't matter.. as long as i get to relax after classes lmao
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Guinness = ( My favorite beverage goes down the drain when i smoke hookah.
It's only worth drinking when it's out of the tap anyways.
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It's only worth drinking when it's out of the tap anyways.
This isnt true at all. The stout is good and the Draught is really good. The rocket widget in the bottles do a good job. Dont get me wrong, its not TAP, but its still very good. I love Guinness!

As for the Pale Ale, I was drinking Sierra Nevada Pale, and was smoking Mizo Lemon. The taste was awesome! it tasted like lemon, it didnt create any off flavors for me at all.
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This isnt true at all. The stout is good and the Draught is really good. The rocket widget in the bottles do a good job. Dont get me wrong, its not TAP, but its still very good. I love Guinness!

As for the Pale Ale, I was drinking Sierra Nevada Pale, and was smoking Mizo Lemon. The taste was awesome! it tasted like lemon, it didnt create any off flavors for me at all.
I guess I'm picky. I only Like Guiness out of the tap. If I'm drinking out of a bottle there's other stouts I prefer more (Like Samuel Smith's!)
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I've done cheap beer before, and bleh that is horrible.
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