I used to drink Miller Lite, or Bud Light or anything that was considered beer up until about a year ago when I bought a six-pack of Stone-IPA and Ever since then I've been consumed with finding the hoppiest, strongest beer I can get. It's been a mission. I even started brewing my own beer and I now understand that hops are what balance out the sweetness of the malt sugars in beer and what give it that bitter, distinctive taste. My problem is, I am drinking a Stone IPA again tonight and it actually tastes sweet to me. I feel like I want to break open one of these packs of hop pellets and chew some while I drink this. So my question is, it is possible that hops are addictive? I know they're just a plant but then again, so are poppies? What gives?