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Intersting new combinations you'd like to see made

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by djrn2, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. djrn2

    djrn2 Champion (790) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009

    As my mind wonders during the day I think of dumb shit.

    What if someone made a

    Lemon and/or Lime Lambic
    Smoked IPA
    Black Lambic
  2. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (760) Florida Feb 1, 2012

    Blueberry bcbs
  3. I think there already are some smoked IPAs.
  4. BKBassist

    BKBassist Savant (470) New York Jan 24, 2013

  5. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (210) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    Smoked IPA sounds interesting/hopefully delicious.

    Would a chocolate stout or porter be good with orange? I love the chocolate orange combo, but it sounds odd in beer form when I think about it.
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  6. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    Not sure how those would go, yikes, I try to be adventurous in my tastings and what`s available in my area but in the spirit of dumb ideas, how about pumpkin rye beer?
  7. BKBassist

    BKBassist Savant (470) New York Jan 24, 2013

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/583/78702
  8. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    Yeah, actually, I like chocolate and orange too, unsure how it would go in beer????
  9. djrn2

    djrn2 Champion (790) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009

    Saranac makes a good blood orange chocolate porter.
  10. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    BKBassist, looks like that one by Schlafly scores well for the two people that had it. I might have to look for if Imove west, maybe trade for it, looks interesting.
  11. BKBassist

    BKBassist Savant (470) New York Jan 24, 2013

    Sadly with only two reviews from nearly a year ago it sounds like a one off.
  12. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Savant (495) Georgia Mar 8, 2011

    It's not a "never been done" but Haand Bryggeriet's "Dark Force" is the first/only imperial wheat stout that I've had. It was good enough that I'd like to see more exploration there.
  13. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Smoked IPAs in my experience are terrible.

    Is like to see more chocolate lagers

    I've never seen a wild lager. Is that feasible?
  14. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (320) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

  15. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    True, could`ve been.
  16. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (335) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    Coconut-Chocolate Stout
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  17. I'd like to see more craft cocktail themed beers. Done with the same care as the cocktails are done.
  18. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    The Livery does several Barrel Aged Sour Lagers. Brew a Lager and stick it in some buggy oak and you are good to go.
  19. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    How about a smoked quad? For some reason I think it would be like drinking a fine cigar.
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  20. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (210) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    I can imagine smoked IPAs have a good chance of being foul. Perhaps a beer does need the roasty malt backbone to support the smoked flavors. But, I would definitely still like to try one.

    I'm really trying to expand my lager horizon, and have surprised myself with what I've enjoyed so far, so I would definitely like to try a chocolate lager.

    I'm still intrigued by the chocolate orange porter concept. And now that I've had a beer, it sounds more delicious than weird, lol.
  21. dckepley

    dckepley Savant (310) Iowa Aug 13, 2006

    Check out Deschutes Black Butte XXIII....porter made with cacao nibs and orange, then aged in bourbon barrels. It's delicious.
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  22. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (210) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    *faints* I want.
  23. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Do you enjoy them? I suppose I could go read the reviews
  24. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    You may not find an overwhelming amount of reviews on many of them. I love the beers, think they are fantastic.
  25. Smoked lambic/wild ale.
  26. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (505) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Saranac did an orange chocolate stout in their high peaks series
  27. A dry-hopped sour. Like Supplication dry-hopped the same as PtE.
  28. Whiskey Barrel aged, cinnamon red-hot pale ale.
  29. tectactoe

    tectactoe Advocate (740) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    I'd like to see a bacon mapl.... oh.... wait a minute.....
  30. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    That sounds amazing. I found the original Black Butte a little shallow when I tried it last week (we just got Deschutes here in Chicago about a month or so ago.) The bourbon would give it a bit of depth and the orange a nice zing. Did you try it just on tap or is it bottled?
  31. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

  32. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Tried this the other week...loved it. Enjoyed it even more than The Abyss.
  33. dckepley

    dckepley Savant (310) Iowa Aug 13, 2006

    Had it on tap at their downtown Portland location and loved it, so i brought a couple of bottles back to Iowa with me, but they have already been consumed. I want to say it was their anniversary beer from 2011.
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  34. bccocx

    bccocx Advocate (685) Texas Jan 13, 2007

    A steak flavoured porter ideally named Porter-House
  35. Just had a Chocolate Coconut Stout on cask at Rock Bottom Brewery in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Usually I'm not impressed with what they have but it was quite good the coconut was subtle but a great addition.
  36. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (370) New York Jul 16, 2011

    On that note, I'd like a "more coconut" stout- a stout that has a more prominent coconut flavor. Every one I have had was very subtle.
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  37. New Belgium does one every other year or so as part of the Lips of Faith Series. It's call Le Terroir, and it is awesome!
  38. lemon grass ginger saison.........sounds like a great summer beer

    Enjoy
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