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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.

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    not pictured include a 2011 Dissident, a half-growler of The Vine 2012, and a 2nd can of fresh Heady Topper. The MBC, which you can barely discern, is Lunch.
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  2. lic217

    lic217 Advocate (545) Connecticut Aug 10, 2010

    This gets me excited for the beer hunt I am going on this summer. My brother in law,l dad, and myself are taking a little trip up to Vermont..... I have never had a Lawson's or HF.
  3. Zombie Dust is the quintessential crushable Pale (really an IPA!) along with HF Edward, but Sucks is right behind them. HF Single Citra is (to me obviously) the only beer that uses Citra better than ZD and might be my favorite beer in the world. I would love to do a blind tasting of all four! As it is now these beers always have a place in my fridge, especially during the summer months!!
  4. Hendry

    Hendry Savant (450) Vermont Mar 8, 2013

    Zombie Dust is worth seeking out, both are very different:ZD is an APA and Sucks a IIPA, but they are both great
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  5. Myself and 4 other BAs did some work in an evening.

    Left to right:

    Lost Abbey Saint's Devotion
    Brouwerij Oud Beersel Oude Geuze (Vieille)
    Kiuchi Hitachino Nest XH
    Tyranena Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter
    New Glarus Berliner Weiss
    FFF Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus Raspberry
    Upright Blend Edmunds (Sole Composition)
    Crooked Stave WWBO
    HF Edith
    Tired Hands Only Void (Stainless)
    Bruery Sour in the Rye Peach
    CW Bourbon Barrel La Petite Mort
    Cigar City Capricho Oscuro (Batch 5)
    Almanac Farmer's Reserve No. 1
    De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva (2007)
    Bourbon Barrel Peche Mortel 2010
    Peche Mortel
  6. First, that is an amazing post, well done! You're not kidding about Double Sunshine being hard to get...I haven't had any of this year's batch(es) yet! At least HF is open four days a week, you can just drive up there to get it on a Saturday if you want to. My personal ranking of IIPAs is as follows:

    1. Society and Solitude #5 (without a doubt the best beer I've ever had).
    2. Heady
    3. Double Sunshine
    4. Abner
    5. Society and Solitude #4

    I was lucky enough last summer to do Heady vs. Double Sunshine vs. Abner all at the same time. Heady took the crown for me, but that was as close as it comes. Double Sunshine (last summer anyway) was just insanely great. A word to the wise chasing down Vermont IPAs, Abner is not to be forgotten. It goes toe-to-toe with the best in the world, and it's pretty much always available at HF.

    Also, I may be alone here, but in the question of HF Double Citra and HF Double Galaxy, I feel these are both a step below beers on my list above. And Ephraim, for me, is nowhere close to this list. In fact, I prefer HF Citra over Double Citra. Sessionable and citra-riffic! And Susan, good God Susan was awesome. HF Simcoe was a freaking beast of a 5.5% beer too.

    I like living in Vermont.
  7. ajtorres311

    ajtorres311 Initiate (0) Florida Mar 13, 2013


    We did this tonight. From L to R: CCB Cervezas Frescas: Horchata, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Foothills Brewing Sexual Chocolate, Big Boss Brewing Aces & Ates and Big Operator, Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale, Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale, Fort Collins Chocolate Stout, CCB Brandy Barrel* Aged Hunahpu, 7venth Sun Saison in Paradise and Saison Extreme. I know it's not very impressive but it was fun.
  8. swolepeer

    swolepeer Savant (295) California May 23, 2013

    Small tasting from back in March. We're having another one next tuesday, pretty chuffed:

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  9. dar482

    dar482 Advocate (735) New York Mar 9, 2007

    I'm more curious about how many of these were done blind. Our tastebuds are not as good we think..
  10. First tasting was pretty spectacular!


    Clown Shoes/Brash - Flight of the Pimp
    Lagunitas - Brown Shugga
    Brooklyn - Black Ops
    Maine - Lunch
    Firestone - Parabola
    Lawson's - Maple Imperial Stout
    Jack's Abby - Smoked Maple
    Brash - Item Nine
  11. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    He wasn't kidding!!! :eek::eek::eek:

  12. Petela

    Petela Aficionado (165) New Jersey Mar 21, 2013


    This was from a while ago w/ nectar
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  13. djrn2

    djrn2 Poobah (1,075) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009

  14. Very nice Ross! How is Ann holding up? Any favorites among that group?
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  15. Nalarn

    Nalarn Zealot (90) Illinois Apr 14, 2013

  16. djrn2

    djrn2 Poobah (1,075) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009

    Ann is still awesome. Bourbon Huna was really good as well as the SH BdM.
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  17. durlta

    durlta Savant (325) Iowa May 30, 2012

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  18. durlta

    durlta Savant (325) Iowa May 30, 2012

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  19. Sender

    Sender Initiate (0) Minnesota Sep 19, 2010

  20. JMScowcroft

    JMScowcroft Savant (375) Vermont Feb 18, 2008

    100% agree, my range is still somewhat limited but I have yet to find anything that blows me away like that one. HFS Ephraim is my next one down, but I need to expand my HFS reviews first before I'll know for sure. Sounds like another fill trip is in order!

  21. two questions:

    1) how bad was your gas the next day? I did a similar tasting... and I learne that barley wines might be the worst for causing gas.
    2) how do you tag people in a forum post?
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    good day yesterday with 3 friends.
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  23. M1A2

    M1A2 Savant (490) Ohio Jan 15, 2012


    Good night with a few fellow BAs.
  24. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    My tasting group had a picnic yesterday, opened a few beers. Great time.

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  25. Yes except for all of them ;) my preference goes to ephraim and susan...oh sweet susan
  26. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,030) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

  27. BigBadBarrel

    BigBadBarrel Zealot (85) Michigan Mar 5, 2013

    This is the one we had on Memorial Day weekend. Turned out great, and of the four guys involved in the tasting, everyone had a different favorite.
  28. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (510) Florida Aug 10, 2012

    Tap 42 share.... Those S. Fl BA's. know how to throw it down. :) [​IMG]
  29. swolepeer

    swolepeer Savant (295) California May 23, 2013

    From last night. Not pictured: 4 pack of Hoptimum, Brouwerji West Quad, Port Brewing 7th Anniversary DIPA. The Smoking Wood I brought was infected. Ugh. The Firestone Double DBA was the one we all agreed on.

  30. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Advocate (585) Illinois Jan 14, 2013

    Really nice turnout at the weekly Wednesday Niche Geneva bottle share. The beers were all over the board, but it was certainly a fun time.
  31. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008


    Though the reuben was the highlight. Srs.
  32. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (645) Missouri May 11, 2012

    So with 4 guys and 6 bottles, which 2 weren't a favorite? Just curious
  33. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Reubens were #1, definitely. I mean look at it. Also appreciate the CJ photo-bomb as he reaches into his cooler to grab another shelf turd!
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  34. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Aficionado (190) Michigan Jul 21, 2008

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  35. BigBadBarrel

    BigBadBarrel Zealot (85) Michigan Mar 5, 2013

    It was the Coffee and the Cherry, and not due to these both being sub par, they are fantastic, but mostly due to the fact that we all had already drank a couple bottles of each at prior tastings and on our own.
  36. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (645) Missouri May 11, 2012

    Oh ok I gotcha. How did the Vanilla perform?
  37. PALMEJ1

    PALMEJ1 Savant (340) Alabama Dec 8, 2008

    Another ba and myself opened a few bottles during the game last night.
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  38. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Savant (485) Pennsylvania Feb 23, 2012

    My first tasting photo. From my birthday last night. The only thing that wasn't good was the Fantome (my first bad bottle and drain pour.)

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