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The Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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    I've had the OAB before and it really improves on the regular AB IMO.

    I haven't had the Hopslam yet. Toochy keeps talking about it so I figured I'd spring for a bottle.


    I keep offering to send it to him, I'm more of a Founders Double Trouble, Russian River Blind Pig and Three Floyds Dreadnaught kinda guy!
     
  2. JSC437

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    I've had the OAB before and it really improves on the regular AB IMO.

    I haven't had the Hopslam yet. Toochy keeps talking about it so I figured I'd spring for a bottle.


    Agree. I like the oaked a lot more than regular AB. I have a hard time finding bottles of oaked AB around here. I think whole foods bowery is the only place i know of @ $2.99 per bottle.

    I will send Tooch a PM regarding Hopslam. I am interested to see how it compares to Nugget Nectar.
     
  3. Rambo

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    I keep offering to send it to him, I'm more of a Founders Double Trouble, Russian River Blind Pig and Three Floyds Dreadnaught kinda guy!
    I can't get any of these [​IMG]
    Agree. I like the oaked a lot more than regular AB. I have a hard time finding bottles of oaked AB around here. I think whole foods bowery is the only place i know of @ $2.99 per bottle. I will send Tooch a PM regarding Hopslam. I am interested to see how it compares to Nugget Nectar.
    No idea what Nugget Nectar is.
     
  4. JSC437

    JSC437 Senior member

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    I can't get any of these [​IMG]



    No idea what Nugget Nectar is.



    Nugget Nectar is good. I see it compared to Hopslam on some beer advocate reviews.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/694/15881


    Does anybody know if Three Floyds has NYC distribution?

    KBS is being sold at Rattle N Hum in NYC. But i think it is pretty expensive.
     
  5. randallr

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    randallr... did you get the KBS in nyc? They only have it at one bar that i know of. I think it is 15$ per bottle.

    Rambo. Nice selection! I like the Oaked Arrogant Bastard. I used to drink Fat Tire when I lived in Boulder. The good old days.

    How is the Hopslam? I have been debating buying some on ebay to give it a try.


    No, I am in Cincinnati right now. For some reason I don't like all these hyped beers. Hopslam is too hoppy...I really like two hearted and their pale ale.
     
  6. Johnny_5

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    Supposedly Nugget Nectar is very close to Pliny the Elder, but more readily available. I had a bottle the other night and was surprised how freaking balanced it was for a beer that was 100 IBUs.
     
  7. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Today John (Rach2jlc) and I had: KBS Stone Ruination Stone IPA Rogue Brutal Bitter Raging Bitch IPA I have to say...I don't see what all the hype is about with KBS. I don't understand why it's a spring release; seems like it should be a fall/winter beer. I know very little about beer as I'm just starting to learn more and try different kinds. It was ok...not worth the $6 a bottle. If anyone wants some I can get it and ship to them-just pm me.
    Agreed! I liked the Stone IPA and the Brutal Bitter quite well, the KBS was okay, and the Raging Bitch and the Ruination were "meh" for me.
    Pay for shipping and I'll send you 3 bottles if you want to try Hopslam, please don't buy it off of the bay!
    I've had the OAB before and it really improves on the regular AB IMO. I haven't had the Hopslam yet. Toochy keeps talking about it so I figured I'd spring for a bottle.
    I'm finding beer tasting, rambo, something like perfumes... the ones that get hyped to no end typically end up making me go, "meh." I'm pretty new to the world of craft beers, but I'm figuring out quickly (like perfume) what I like and what I don't. Nevertheless, I must admit now I approach beer tasting like perfume sampling; I go with my gut and my taste, and though I may try and appreciate what's going on in something (OMG it's got nectar from Nefertiti's Ass in it, can you taste the bouquet?) I won't drink more of it if I don't "like" it. Same with perfume; I don't like benzoin, and I don't like tonka, so while I can appreciate those tonka-wonders, I won't be buying them. [​IMG] I wasn't thrilled with Hopslam; I tend to like hoppy stuff, but I just didn't find it nearly as good as Two-Hearted, which is my "go to" Bells. I actually enjoyed the Aprihop (Dogfish Head) that I mentioned the other day much more, just based on my "taste." KBS, like randallr said, is good, but it, too I'd never travel to the ends of the earth to find. It's the kind of thing I was glad to have only in a small amount. BUT, having had all the bourbon-y beers (being from KY, I HAVE to try them!), I do say I liked it better. But, again, not for $6 or more a bottle. I'm still wondering (tooch?) if anybody ever got to try the 120min IPA from Dogfish Head? Their 60min and 90min I like well, and I've just wondered what's the deal with the 120. My local bar (literally across the street) has had 90min on tap for the past few weeks and it's about to interfere with my livelihood. haha j/k
     
  8. MikeDT

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    In the absence of any Greene King Abbot or rough Somerset cider, it's got to be TsingTao.
     
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    In the absence of any Greene King Abbot or rough Somerset cider, it's got to be TsingTao.

    They've got Abbot Ale in Mongolia?
     
  10. Tooch4321

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    Agreed! I liked the Stone IPA and the Brutal Bitter quite well, the KBS was okay, and the Raging Bitch and the Ruination were "meh" for me.





    I'm finding beer tasting, rambo, something like perfumes... the ones that get hyped to no end typically end up making me go, "meh." I'm pretty new to the world of craft beers, but I'm figuring out quickly (like perfume) what I like and what I don't. Nevertheless, I must admit now I approach beer tasting like perfume sampling; I go with my gut and my taste, and though I may try and appreciate what's going on in something (OMG it's got nectar from Nefertiti's Ass in it, can you taste the bouquet?) I won't drink more of it if I don't "like" it. Same with perfume; I don't like benzoin, and I don't like tonka, so while I can appreciate those tonka-wonders, I won't be buying them. [​IMG]

    I wasn't thrilled with Hopslam; I tend to like hoppy stuff, but I just didn't find it nearly as good as Two-Hearted, which is my "go to" Bells. I actually enjoyed the Aprihop (Dogfish Head) that I mentioned the other day much more, just based on my "taste."

    KBS, like randallr said, is good, but it, too I'd never travel to the ends of the earth to find. It's the kind of thing I was glad to have only in a small amount. BUT, having had all the bourbon-y beers (being from KY, I HAVE to try them!), I do say I liked it better. But, again, not for $6 or more a bottle.

    I'm still wondering (tooch?) if anybody ever got to try the 120min IPA from Dogfish Head? Their 60min and 90min I like well, and I've just wondered what's the deal with the 120. My local bar (literally across the street) has had 90min on tap for the past few weeks and it's about to interfere with my livelihood. haha j/k


    Welcome to the never ending and very addictive world of craft beer! I like to see that you are not afraid to try different things and you're learning what you do and don't like. Just wait until you enter into Sours, you'll first think they're kinda gross perhaps a bit wrong at times and then one day you will never stop wanting more and more. As far as I can remember about 120min (it's been a couple years) it's good, but not mind blowing. It's one of the few if not only IPA that can be cellared, well maybe Founders Devil Dancer, anyways I know a place that I frequent quite often here in Chicago that has a few bottles for sale off their "Reserve" list and next time I go back I'll order one and give you all the juicy details....
     
  11. Tooch4321

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    I can't get any of these [​IMG]



    No idea what Nugget Nectar is.



    I can still find Double Trouble around these parts (it's a seasonal), Dreadnaught is always available and Blind Pig is only available in Cali and maybe Colorado. By the way if anyone is looking for any of this year's Dark Lord, I may or may not have a pair of tickets to Dark Lord Day and may or may not buy and or have access to at least 8 bottles ($15 each.) I also forgot to mention Firestone Walker Double Jack, you should look into it...
     
  12. JSC437

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    Supposedly Nugget Nectar is very close to Pliny the Elder, but more readily available. I had a bottle the other night and was surprised how freaking balanced it was for a beer that was 100 IBUs.

    I agree. I keep adding to my Nugget Nectar stash. It is my favorite of the readily available beers.

    Although my wife does not like it. She thinks Nugget Nectar is too bitter.
     
  13. texas_jack

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    Double Trouble and Hopslam are both very good beers. Hopslam insanity is a bit over the top but at least it lives up to the hype. It's a very balanced beer, Double Trouble a little less so. Nugget Nectar, personally, I'd put below both of those.

    KBS insanity really is off the rails but I actually like the beer a lot. the '10 is better than the '11 in my opinion but that may just be due to the age.

    I just racked my IPA to secondary and I'll add the oak chips next week for 2 days. I'm going to drink this one nice, fresh, and fruity.
     
  14. Homme

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    Had a Meantime IPA today in the beer garden of the Meantime brewery's pub, The Greenwich Union. Warm and nearly cloudless in London; delicious, delicious beer.. bliss.
     
  15. Johnny_5

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    The store in my town got two cases of KBS, two bottles/person. My friend got two bottles and brought some over last night and will be robocopping two more bottles for tonight.
     
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    Hmm... i'm tempted to find the KBS now. I'm friends with the people who run the beer dept of a whole foods near me. I know they stock various founders beers. Might ask if they'll save me a bottle or two next time they order
     
  17. ChicagoMediaMan

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    Double Trouble and Hopslam are both very good beers. Hopslam insanity is a bit over the top but at least it lives up to the hype. It's a very balanced beer, Double Trouble a little less so. Nugget Nectar, personally, I'd put below both of those.

    KBS insanity really is off the rails but I actually like the beer a lot. the '10 is better than the '11 in my opinion but that may just be due to the age.

    I just racked my IPA to secondary and I'll add the oak chips next week for 2 days. I'm going to drink this one nice, fresh, and fruity.


    The hype around Hopslam is a bit much, but I agree that it does live up to the hype! I still haven't found a beer that can top it!


    I also tried the Dogfishhead Aprihop over the weekend after seeing it on here. I must say that it was surprisingly good. I was a little worrried that it was going to be much like Magic Hat #9, and it is far from that. It taste like a real IPA with a slight apricot taste to it.
     
  18. ChicagoMediaMan

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    Has anyone tried that Kalamazoo Stout from Bells? I picked some up over the weekend and haven't had a chance to have one yet.
     
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    Agreed! I liked the Stone IPA and the Brutal Bitter quite well, the KBS was okay, and the Raging Bitch and the Ruination were "meh" for me.

    Ruination is alright, it's a good everyday drinker type beer if you have easy, cheap access to it. Stone IPA is alright. I like Double Bastard better than Oaked Arrogant Bastard. A lot of Stone's stuff is hopped the fuck out
     
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    Has anyone tried that Kalamazoo Stout from Bells? I picked some up over the weekend and haven't had a chance to have one yet.

    haven't had one, but i am an avid fan of the Expedition Stout by Bell's
     

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