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What beer are you drinking now? #103

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Kegging my Stone IPA clone and decided to crack this which is from 2009. Wow!! This is amazing now!!


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  2. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Random question, have you ever made Graf, and if so, did you send a couple bottles to the dudes that do brewing tv?
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  3. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Nothing yet because I am working.
    But I am putting this in the fridge for tonight.
    Thanks to Saturn1, a great BA.
  4. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (230) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    New(er) seasonal from Great Divide. Very tasty.
    One of the many benefits of having lunch on a day when working from home.
  5. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011


    Not bad.
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  6. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Advocate (725) Arizona Dec 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    Tröegs Perpetual IPA
  7. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Savant (300) Texas Apr 9, 2009

    Kind of a different. Recycling comes every friday, so this is a pic the beers i've had at home by myself in the past week before i put them out for pick up. i don't cellar or store beers, so I drink them as I get them.

    Sixpoint 3beans
    Southern star pro am 2012
    Surly coffee bender
    Alesmith speedway stout
    Clownshoes genghis pecan
    Firestone walker abacus
    Firestone walker xvi
    Santa fe kickin' chicken
    Shipyard barley wine
    Troeggs java head
    Sierra nevada narwhal
    Bourbon county brand stout
    Avery samael
    Growler of karbach bba hellfighter

    O yea, and a heineken.


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  8. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    That is a beautiful thing - great picture.
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  9. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Have a very good friend in Iowa who just gave me the same weather report and it made ME feel cold - eighteen below! Stay safe!
  10. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    Looked at the Facebook for a bottle shop about 25 mins away that I had never been to because I know they price gouge on bottles pretty hard, but I noticed they had Hopslam on tap. Never had truly fresh Slam, let alone on tap. It was glorious. Had it side by side with my favorite beer, Flower Power. Either their FP was old/bad (likely) or HopSlam made FP taste like cheap vodka (doubtful).

    Anyway, I grabbed 3 bottles of HopSlam and two bottles of Nugget Nectar, each bottled one week ago. Pretty psyched, considering Nugget Nectar isn't even officially released in this area yet, and I've yet to find a sixer or case of HopSlam. Also grabbed a bottle of Green Flash Palette Wrecker. Paid too much, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't happy.

  11. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poobah (1,050) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Beer Trader

    Just had this last night. One can wasn't enough. Damn good!
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  12. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (410) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

    From the city of Wind
  13. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

  14. Terrapin W 'n B Stout.
  15. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    For nice and refreshing, go with a koelsch.
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  16. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    two beers evo ipa with some lunch


    I wish the beer was half as good as the food.
  17. Hopslam
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  18. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    jzeilinger said:
    Have you tried the Sam Adams Double Agent IPL? If you like hops the IPL blows Whitewater and Latitude out of the water (IMO). 'Not sure what the availability is on this beer, I haven't really seen it around, though.​

    No wonder it sounded familiar, it's in the spring pack that's out now. I really wanted to try the Irish Red and MP Porter. I already had Alpine Spring on draft, and I had little interest in White Lantern. So your DA IPL recommendation, plus the fact that Giant Eagle didn't have anything else really enticing, lead me to buying the 12 pack.

    My nose is confused. My palette and brain are confused. I'm pretty sure I like this, but I wouldn't buy it again. I wish I could give a better explanation/review, but I'm having a hard time explaining this. It kind of smells and tastes...muddy? I don't know. I just don't think IPL is a style that was meant to be. This definitely wasn't nearly as good as Whitewater. I don't hold any ill will, though, my PA brother, I wanted Irish Red and MP Porter anyway.

  19. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    Starting with this one while the wife's out getting inked. When she gets home we'll share some New Holland Dragon's Milk. Gotta say it feels a little odd drinking a wheat beer in the middle of winter. But delicious nonetheless.
  20. UNCCTDawg

    UNCCTDawg Savant (430) North Carolina Nov 30, 2011 Beer Trader

  21. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader


    Very unique and likable offering. I'm quite impressed with how drinkable it is.
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  22. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (410) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

    Round 2
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  23. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (230) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    Eh, nothing too exciting or rare...Alaskan Brewing's Spring seasonal, a Black IPA. We were sent home from work today because of snow (adult snow day!?!?), and this beer paired with a bowl of my boyfriend's chili is a great way to start Thirsty Thursday off :)

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  24. I love this beer and the idea behind it!
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  25. Oh so your also a fellow flag collector too? Big ups for that as I am too!
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  26. Squidly

    Squidly Savant (460) New Jersey Nov 26, 2006

    Vacation tomorrow means...my weekend begins NOW


    Thanks Sam
  27. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Champion (905) Florida Feb 27, 2005 Beer Trader

    Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye followed by Sierra Nevada Celebration. YES!
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  28. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Champion (790) Illinois Nov 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Big thanks to MoparGrease for this want!

  29. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Bell's Hopslam!! First time having it! So damn good it's not even funny! Only got one as a gift from a friend, unfortunately.
    Gonna follow it up with a DFH 90 minute.
  30. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    That sounds like a glorious day! Hopslam is one of my favorites on tap. Enjoy!
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  31. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (665) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Drinking SA Double Agent right outta the bottle, picked up a case of this Saturday.
  32. Squidly

    Squidly Savant (460) New Jersey Nov 26, 2006

    Ok, DFH down...time to take things up a notch. Nuke it.


  33. A late-in-the-day "work meeting" occurred at the bar next door about an hour ago, resulting in:

    1 pint of Fuller's Black Cab Stout,

    1 pint of Wormtown Be Hoppy IPA, and

    0 discussion of work.
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  34. larryi86

    larryi86 Poobah (1,045) Delaware Apr 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    My favorite local DIPA, Evolution Lot 6, finally got released in bottles today so I picked up a 4-pack! Bottle number one, cheers!!
  35. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Savant (445) Texas Nov 19, 2012

  36. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (630) Florida Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    UPS dropped an unfrozen bunch of beer on my doorstep. Thank you beer god's. Must rejoice with some WnB

  37. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale


    Paired with a green chili, water chestnut, bell pepper, bean sprout and tofu salad which turned out wayyy spicier than I was anticipating (which I am totally okay with).

    Cheers all!
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  38. WesM63

    WesM63 Advocate (740) Ohio Nov 6, 2011

    Loves me some Head Hunter!

  39. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poobah (1,210) Maine Sep 17, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Thought I'd try this. Cool-looking can, and a pretty good beer.

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