If you’re wondering why everyone seems to love IPAs, but you think they’re way too bitter, maybe you should stop drinking them while you listen to weird Norwegian death metal.
A new study found that the music you listen to while you drink beer actually affects how it tastes. Like, if you’re listening to a Disney movie soundtrack, beer tastes sweeter. If you’re listening to something with a lot of angry bass, it tastes more bitter.
The researchers say it’s probably because you mentally transfer the emotions you feel from the music over to the beer.