It seems like a lot of people swear that a snifter or tulip is "required" to fully experience one style, and then others use nonic pints for others, etcetera. I can't say there are any times where I "should" have been using a tulip and kicked the wall because I couldn't taste, smell, or experience the beer fully. I figure that so long as the beer is in a clean glass, regardless of the shape, you'll be fine. Is there any sort of science to prove that the shape changes anything? I know pouring into a glass helps because when you take a drink your nose goes into the glass and you can just taste/smell the beer a lot better overall. Also, I'm adding a poll because I know a lot of people lurk threads without posting.