You're Probably A Psychopath If You Like Drinking This Type Of Beer, Says Science
According to a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, you're more likely to exhibit "malevolent personality traits" if you're a fan of bitter drinks like IPAs. AKA you're a beer snob and a psychopath.
They came to this conclusion after asking 1,000 participants to rank a variety of foods on a six-point scale. After ranking different foods, they were asked to complete a personality questionnaire. Scientists then compared the results, coming to the conclusion that the more a person favors bitter flavors, the darker his or her personality tends to be.
Apparently, they came to this conclusion based on an evolutionary trait we have to view bitterness as a warning sign, considering bitterness often signals something could be toxic or harmful.
Here's my best theory though: Maybe IPA lovers just have a better sense of humor than boring beer drinkers. I imagine there was a question on the survey that asked, "Do you ever fantasize about strangling your boss?" IPA drinkers were probably like, "Haha, totes," while a Hoegaarden fan was probably like, "Oh my goodness, no! Never! What a horrible thing to say!"
It's like choosing between Slytherin and Hufflepuff. Neither one is ideal, but you definitely don't want to be a Puff.
So thanks for the revelation, science, but I think it'll stick to my favorite hoppy brews.