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>Most humans can be placed into three major categories of tasters—nontasters, tasters, and supertasters, roughly in the ratio of 25 percent: 50 percent: 25 percent.
>You might think that a supertaster would have a lot of fun eating and drinking, but it’s more like the opposite. Because supertasters experience tastes more intensely than nontasters and tasters, the effects of different tastes detected by tongues of supertasters are amplified relative to the nontasters and tasters.
>Supertasters find beer incredibly bitter, so much so that they will avoid drinking hoppy beers like IPAs and will not be too terribly enamored of even mildly hopped beers, like most lagers.
ITT: Everyone hating beer to be recognized as a supertaster
What an interesting new thing for all of reddit to self diagnose themselves with.
Super tasters also tend to have a strong aversion to higher fat meats and leafy greens
My dad is one. When my mom started putting veggies in brownies and stuff to get us to eat them, he could tell.
Misread 'supertaster' as 'superstar' at first.
Then I'm like, "Hold on, I'm a Superstar and I love beer...ohhhhhh, I get it now"
Must be the beer reading for me
I'm a supertaster! Genotyped myself. Although I hate beer, I'm not a picky eater at all, oddly enough.
I lost my sense of taste and I hate you all.
People might also not know that Master Sommeliers (those people that allegedly know everything about beer, spirits, wine, and cigars; they did pass a test where they blindly describe the origin and vintage of a flight of wines with high accuracy) fall on the spectrum of having the fewest taste cells and the most. Some are super-tasters and others are not, so number of taste buds doesn’t necessarily mean you taste any “better” or “worse.”
Interestingly, alcohol is supposed to taste more bitter to super-tasters and some people think that the recent explosion of markets like sweet moscato and the desire for sweeter drinks might indicate that those people are super-tasters.
Edit: Just an added thought for people that appear curious to diagnose themselves one way or another. You can (allegedly) determine if you are a super-taster through a simple test with some blue food coloring and a binder ring reinforcing circle (those little white circular stickers used for keeping papers in binders from ripping), put a drop of blue food coloring on your tongue and get it soaked in, this allows the taste buds to be more visible because they don’t absorb as much of the blue color, then place the ring on your tongue somewhere toward the front and count all the pale dots you see, average is something like 10ish, low end is 5, and super-taster is about 15-20 or more (src: a wine sensory analysis class at a university).
I never performed the test myself, but it sounds easier than buying some of these strips that people are talking about, with weirder chemicals, and licking them, but who knows, adhesive and blue food coloring could be just as disagreeable.
I’m a supertaster, and I’m picky as hell. I thought it just meant i tasted bitter things far more though, and i thought it was 20% of the population. My ex is a chef and noticed my likes and dislikes, and bought these test strips that lets you know if you’re a super taster or not.
I like beer, just not hoppy beer.