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Although as Bill said it can be down to a persons chemistry. One reason for you finding that IPAs affect you more could be the higher hop content in a Pale Ale (IPAs in particular). Hops (the oils) can have an effect on brain chemistry, that affect can be positive or it can be negative! Some people can actually have alergic reactions to hops, or even beer ...


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Drinking less is the obvious solution. But you can also reduce the causes: One cause for a hangover are the metabolic products of the fusel alcohols (unwanted alcohols) in your drinks. First your body metabolizes the ethanol and then the fusel alcohols. That's why drinking alcohol helps against a hangover as if gives the body some more ethanol to work on ...


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One time in the past an old friend of mine suggested something cleverly simple: Drink lots of water before going to bed and you won't have as much of a hangover. Really, it is that simple. It works for me since then. To have an even smaller hangover, drink in between three drinks, one glass of water(here in Germany you can get tap water for free in pubs). ...


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It's true that there are different types of hangovers. However, those are mostly the result of differences in the impurities in the alcohol (that is, all the non-alcohol stuff that differentiates beer from wine from vodka). And for those differences, it's largely the difference between different types of liquor. Beer is, compositionally, pretty much the ...


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Hangover is the manifestation of poisoning by the intermediate product of alcohol decomposition : aldehydes. Asian people as well as some blue eyed blond people have harder time decomposing those in harmless molecules. Aldehydes have also a link to the taste of the beverages as they contain some. Producing the molecule that breaks down aldehydes require ...


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Isotonic sport drinks do it for me, hangovers have a lot to do with dehydration - it's a good way to rehydrate :) Vitamin C is good too, and lots of it - Berocca is amazing for hangovers. If it's a bad hangover, the best way is to drink loads of water, like 4 liters. Will soon go away after that! Bloody mary is the best way but that's a dangerous road to go ...


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That is possible to a level, but not proven, and probably does not make a huge difference, as there are many factors causing hangover, some stronger than others. Moreover, that would be saying that all commercial beers have the same effects and all local brewed ales have the same other (better) effect, which sounds to me very simple and convenient to ...


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As stated many times above, it's very personal on what affects you and how much or how little. Dry-hopped beers seem to give me worse hangovers. Also, 13 of the big bottles of Franziskaner in a night makes me want to die the next day.


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Yes, they contain adjuncts which aren't malted barley to make them cheaper to produce. These adjuncts aren't the same type of sugar so are fermented differently than maltose.


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Two things have to be considered: The first, as Lying Dog said, is impurities. In fact, if they give taste, they also give you hangover The second, much more important is the fact that alcohol is diuretic. Once drunk, the alcohol is converted into several substances (in several steps) by your liver. The problem is once the last substances cannot be ...


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Limit: So, I would speculate that if you're "vaping" the same quantity of alcohol as you might instead drink, then you're facing the same risk. It's the same as drinking alcohol - the risk is cumulative and hard to define - it really depends on how much you drink and how often. Effect on lungs: Frankly this is hard to say, as I am quite confident there ...


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There is no cure for a hangover except to not drink in the first place.


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Certain people can have very individualistic headache triggers. For me it is second hand smoke. There are quite a few references on the internet tying Splenda to migraines so perhaps it so for you, at least in combination with alcohol. In any case, I'd pitch your experiment. Vodka typically has 65 calories per ounce. Sugar is about 111. However, you probably ...


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I have voted to close, as this is entirely opinion based. The only hangover I have ever had was from my stag do - and it was caused by drinking everything all at once. I can happily drink any spirits, beers, cocktails or wines with no ill effects the next day - but I have 2 friends who get bad hangovers from Vodka. There is no single answer.


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I used to work with a group of Russians. They introduced me to Wodka and told me that Wodka will never give you a hangover if you stick to Wodka only - and don't drink any other alcoholic beverages shortly before, in between or after. The reasoning was that hangovers feel like they do not so much because of the alcohol, but because of impurities. Good Wodka ...


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This does indeed happen to me, too. So I stopped drinking beer where the ingredients aren't listed or if I think the beer is likely to contain GMO. Call me a tree hugger I don't care;-) I remember reading the head aches may come from fusel oils, which are byproducts of fermentation. Depending on the ingredients there may be more or less of them. I remember ...


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I think there is probably some truth to the general responses here. I too am a big IPA fan and when I first started drinking them, I had no major issues with hang overs, outside of the fact that they have a much higher gravity. My own experience over the last year is that I've witnessed a peculiar tendency to get very clogged sinuses the morning after just ...


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I suspect this really boils down to each persons' chemistry. IPA's don't have any real negative impact on me in terms of hangovers but Budweiser (as a prime example) has a much faster onset of hangover for me and I suffer far worse from it. The "Ice Beers" that became popular in the early 90's really caused me to have a lot of problems but, again, IPA's of ...


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