Saint Arnold ICON

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by dpkpr, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I picked up another 4 pack at the Specs on Bay Area... I know some aren't big on this beer, but I really liked it..
     
  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Same here. I just wish it would of been released in the summer time. Perfect for grilling and chilling. This time of year I'm a bourbon, scotch, barleywine and stout kinda guy.
     
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  3. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Yeah.. this does have a great summer feel to it...

    what the yellow and blue going to be? (if I have the two other colors right)
     
  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I thought the where green, blue and black.
     
  5. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    and there might be.. I have no idea where I read or heard yellow and blue..... if there are going to be four versions even better... so what are the green, blue and black going to be?
     
  6. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Not sure what they are going to be. Only the shadows know.
     
  7. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Boo shadows boo!
     
  8. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (430) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Just catching up on this discussion but if ICON is as tasty as say NB's Lips of Faith series we are in for a fucking treat! And I have every reason to suspect ICON will be better.

    That said has this reached DFW yet? I have a couple local mix and match sixer trades to fill out
     
  9. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    I can't agree with you more. I really enjoy ICON Red but it would have been nice if it came out during the summer because it would be great for drinking while grilling.

    I'm not complaining that it came out when it did because it is delicious. I just think it would be even better on a hot summer day.
     
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  10. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Just did a search on Untappd and if you search Saint Arnold Icon, Icon Red, Icon Blue and Icon Yellow show up... and blue and yellow show the styles.. Blue is a black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale and Yellow is a Pilsner..

    It looks legit.
     
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  11. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (430) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Had this at the FW Saucer last night, $3 pint to boot. Hopefully SA can continue to improve their exposure in Fort Worth..it would be nice to see 2-3 taps regularly dedicated to SA.

    Excellent sessionable brew. Balanced and tasty, not my particular favorite style but worth picking up a six pack.
     
  12. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (400) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    Doubt it - Blue was posted 8 days ago, in College Station no less.
     
  13. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Oh.. I'm not sure if the actual reviews are good or people knew what they were trying.. but the logo is right.. would be weird for someone to take the time to post these on their own.. but there are weird people out there.

    The first review for the blue shows up as posted at Saint Arnold Brewery

    and the Yellow was put up but there are no reviews.....
     
  14. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Well, there have not been any reviews, until mine just now;)

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/337/88785
     
  15. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Surprised no one had done the red review here...

    As for the blue.. I'm guessing they were in the untappd system and someone just put the review for the red on the blue... since it isn't out yet...? Or someone is just playing us.

    Now I need to go and review the red here.

    AND someone needs to take a pic of the bottle and upload it.. I wish the files didn't need to be so small...
     
  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Or a 4 pack. ;)
     
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  17. awinkro

    awinkro Savant (285) Texas Oct 15, 2008

    Icon blue and yellow have yet to be brewed. I don't know if we have someone in house uploading those into untappd or someone outside has done it. Blue is a cascadian dark ale, but I haven't heard anything about yellow being a pilsner.
     
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  18. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Thanks for clearing that up some..!
     
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  19. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Now, if anyone in the House of Saint Arnold, wants to continue to upload planned brewed beers go right ahead. :D
     
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  20. I see this in Austin's future around end of this month -
     
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    HEB SoCo had 6 cases of the Belgian Pale Ale this morning @7.99 a 4-pack. First I've seen in Austin.
     
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  22. dpkpr

    dpkpr Savant (250) Texas Apr 19, 2008

    As supplies of the first Saint Arnold Icon (Red) run out, the brewery will be rolling out it blue label Icon, a Cascadian Dark Ale inspired by the winner of the 2012 Big Batch Brew Bash -- a black IPA brewed by Pete Garza of the Bay Area Mashtonauts. Should be hitting stores some time next week.
     
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  23. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    CDA sounds more up my alley. :D
     
  24. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    Here are the upcoming labels for the Icon Series for anyone who hasn't seen them. Not much to look at but at least you can see the styles.

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  25. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    I love a good Hefe. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
     
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  26. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I knew about the Blue and Gold ones - Never knew of the Green One's Style.
     
  27. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (400) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    Excited about all three - esp the Hefe
     
  28. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (450) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    They were said to be? You didn't try either one? Also, BB1 is drinking absolutely fantastic right now, and I wouldn't describe Pumpkinator as thin... ever.
     
  29. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Never had BB1 or 2. 2012 Pumpkinator was much better than 2011. The only thing lacking from it, IMO, is a thick viscous body.
     
  30. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (450) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    I can name maybe 20 beers (out of about 5,000 different ones I have tried) where I would describe the body as thick and viscous, so that's a pretty high expectation. I don't think Pumpkinator is thin, or inappropriate for style, but to each his own.

    Cheers,
    Chad
     
  31. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It does have way too much nutmeg though... Hoping that subsides with age.
     
  32. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    mmm Nutmeg....


    Excited about the rest of the Icon series... I'm a big fan of the red... I just keep picking up 4 packs when I'm out and I also did a growler fill at Premium Draught last weekend.
     
  33. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I bet the Yellow one will come out this Summer.
     
  34. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Green is sometime in June and yellow is in Sept, so technically still summer.
     
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  35. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Blue is on the floor at Smith St. Spec's. an unexpected surprise.
     
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  36. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    Really?! - With like no announcement at all?! lol
     
  37. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    Awesome. I didn't think I'd need to go to Spec's again today after the tons of stuff I picked up there yesterday. Looks like I'm going back for more.
     
  38. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I'm shocked it's there with like little to no fan fare at all, no changes on the site or anything and no announcement from them at all basically lol
     
  39. cfh64

    cfh64 Advocate (730) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    I like it, low key. Now we don't need a separate thread :)
     
  40. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

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