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The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member

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    I agree with indesertum, btw. This thread is really nice. Learning a lot.
     
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    IPAs are all so good, was really impressed with the Mosaic single hop

    Traded a CD11 for Lente...​
     
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  3. b1os

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    Picked up these today. I'll report back.
     
  4. b1os

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    The Porterhouse Hop Head is not very good. Pretty thin, slightly metallic and overall quite boring.

    The Equinox SHIPA is nice. Impressive what flavors a single hop can develop. It says guava/papaya on the label and it totally tastes like it. Full of exotic fruit flavors.

    Now on to a bottle of Veuve Cliquot. Then top it off with the Bottle by Numbers stout. Passed a slightly dreaded exam today, which was very important, so I'm just relaxing now, watching series and enjoying some nice beverages. Anyway, three exams down, one to go, but the last one should be a piece of cake.
     
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  5. hc4thehc

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    Got most of the coming fortnight off, ànd I thought National Beer Day was today, so I opened up my last bottle of KBS. It's better than it was fresh... It only has about 10 months on it, and was fridged, but I still feel as if it has smoothened out a bit...

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  6. indesertum

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    i love the coffee cocoa taste when you drink it fresh, but it's too hot for me. glad to hear it ages well
     
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    Brew by Numbers' Imperial Stout is interesting. Very velvety. Soft and little carbonation. Pretty rich but also sort of light in taste, if that makes any sense. Very bitter, quite sweet. Not my favorite, but definitely interesting.
     
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  8. indesertum

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    found this today. can't find a date but tastes a month or two old. that grapefruit is pretty prominent tho. i like

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    this is great. really really juicy with a nice dankness to it. very clean tasting. has a very strong bitter bite to it in the finish tho. one of the best IPAs from oregon and totally worth $4.
     
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  9. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    Is Grapefruit Sculpin hard to get?.. Actually an IPA I'm interested in :)
     
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    I picked some up a few weeks ago at a random liquer store outside of Boston. If that place gets it I think any place that carries ballast point gets it. Haven't seen it in dc though
     
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  12. Ken P

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    Store close to me has a case. I'll grab you some and throw it in your next box.
     
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  13. caid-bp7

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    I'm sure most people have seen this but Paste did a blind tasting of 116 American IPAs. I thought the article was really interesting.

    And Grapefruit Sculpin was really high on the 116. I've got a case coming back from Arizona with my friend's parents next week, because Ballast Point still hates Canada, but I'm really excited to try it out. Sculpin was one of my first IPA loves.
     
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  14. b1os

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    Beergium order arived today.
    Jai Alai IPA is very nice. Pretty sweet and strong, almost scratching the IIPA surface. 3 months since "bottling" (canning), so not that fresh, but it's probably impossible to get it any fresher in Europe other than by proxy. I'll probably have to order some more from Beergium. Price isn't "great" (3x markup if the 11 USD / 6 cans is reasonable) but still decent. Edit: The Red Ale is also very good.

    Speaking of which, can you guys help me pick some stuff to fill my order? Those are fresh in stock at Beergium. I'd rather rely on your experiences than BA/RateBeer. I'll also get more AleSmith. No need to worry, @hc4thehc. ;)

    Jester King Mad Meg/El Cedro/Ambrée/Noble King/Snörkel
    Hopfenstark Saison Station 7/Satation 16/ Station 55
    Two Roads Worker's Comp Saison/Lil' Heaven/Honeyspot/Unorthodox
    Blue Mountain Dark Hollow/Long Winters Nap/ Full Nelson PA/Wee Heavy Scotch Ale/Kolsch 151/Classic Lager
    Against the Grain+Stillwater Tall Tale/Little Did We Know,
    B. Nektar Kill All The Golfers/Necromangocon,
    Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Fall)/Vieille Artisianal (Cranberry&Spices)/Nightmare on Brett/Stave Origins/Flor d'Lees
    Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA
    High Water Hop Riot IPA
    Hoppin Frog Gulden Fraug/Tower Tuesday
    Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere/Luciernaga/Oro de Calabaza
    Westbrook Märzen
    Lost Abbey Lost and Found

    Thoughts on Brekeriet (other than their Cassis)?
     
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  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member

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    Grapefruit Sculpin is great. One of the standards here. You can find it at just about any Whole Foods in CA.
     
  16. budapest12

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    I'm a big fan of Jai Alai -- one of my favorites. Not to in any way slight grapefruit sculpin but I prefer the regular sculpin to that (so many good IPAs have noticeable grapefruit flavors anyway, so not sure I appreciate the addition of it). Probably prefer Jai Alai though. All three are great beers, no doubt.
     
  17. hc4thehc

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    Read it this morning - part of the reason why I'm suddenly asking for Sculpin (well that and the fact that you guys all seem to love it)...

    b1os: Geers had Jai Alai last summer... If they re-stock it, I'll try and get you a six pack mate!..

    Oh: and try this beer, b1os!..

    http://www.beergium.com/en/to-ol/2591-to-ol-fuck-art-this-is-religion-33cl.html

    Ken P: thanks a bunch mate!..

    First sunny day here, and have some days off... So had a beer this afternoon in the sun...

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  18. Portland Dry Goods

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    Time to wait in line. Wish me luck!
     
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  19. b1os

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    Nice stuff! I really want to try that Grapefruit Sculpin (and it should be coming into my market soon!) and that Breakside IPA is fantastic.
     
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