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What beer are you drinking now? #123

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Dennoman, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. Dennoman

    Dennoman Savant (495) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    Good afternoon from Belgium!

    Having this as a reward for a 5-mile bicycle beer run, carrying almost 40 pounds of beer (ten 750s) on my handle bar.

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    It's okay for an IPA in Belgian terms. Pretty obvious it contains extracts rather than actual hops, the whole thing's pretty chemical. Very refreshing though, I ain't complaining.
     
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  2. fox227

    fox227 Advocate (555) California Nov 19, 2010

    Sorry to break the rules, but it's only 6:39 am here, so no beer, just coffee. However, I missed last nights thread due to be being out and eating/drinking at Pizza Port Carlsbad. I had my 299th and 300th beers tried with Pants Optional Pale Ale and Poor Man's Double IPA. Both were delicious if unsurprising iterations of the West Coast hoppy style.
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  3. gshak

    gshak Savant (465) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    First time trying this. Not bad...but not sure if I'd have it again though...
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  4. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Initiate (0) Texas Apr 9, 2009

    Out with the flu for several days. Needed a beer badly, so i opened a barrel aged sour red to drink with my room mates leftover mango habanero wings. Jester King RU-55. Bad idea. Wings are making me cough like crazy, and my stuffy sore throat/mucus is destroying the beer. It was great the last time i had it.

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  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,135) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    With another bottle each of Freedom's Edge X and 1890 under my belt, I'm now sipping on another Lagunitas Sucks. I might hit up my cellar again later since I took the day off.:D
     
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,135) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Darn it. You should have had a macro or no beer at all since you're sick. The wings look tasty and I have a high tolerance for Habanero peppers.:p
     
  7. Through the looking glass. From last night of course, I'm not a lush.

    Or am I.

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  8. Guess this counts as yesterday's.
    Pliny the Younger!
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    Also had their Row 2, Hill 56 which may be my new favorite pale ale

    ...and Angel's Share...OMG...
     
  9. Free Will Pale Stout, first time with this one. Has to be on nitro, extremely creamy head. I would drink it again.
     
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  10. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Champion (910) New York Aug 25, 2010

    My day off, pre-lunch beer:
    Sixpoint's Resin, a DIPA
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    Nice lacing as the head receded:
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    Nicely bitter (103 IBU) with very smooth buttery malts complimenting the resinous hops.
     
  11. Forest & Main Marius Sour Saison.
     
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  12. johnnyboy41783

    johnnyboy41783 Disciple (70) Texas Nov 26, 2012

    Had a dfh 75 minute IPA last night, it was excellent.
     
  13. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Champion (910) New York Aug 25, 2010

    Lunch (my wife's making a quiche lol) is taking longer than expected, so I'm onto another new beer, Dogfish Head's Immort Ale, an English strong ale:
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    Well, for starters, it's not going to go well with the quiche, so I'd better finish it now lol...

    I liked the color (but no head!), and I am a big DFH fan, but this one missed the mark for me a bit - a little too sweet and juicy, with flavors of maple, smoky peat and vanilla coming through; and a little lacking on "bite" - coming in at 50 IBUs, with not much hop presence (I did pick up on the juniper berry infusion, which reminded me of the couple of sahtis I've had). A good beer, but probably not a return to drink for me (other than the bottle I've got in the fridge ;)).

    Cheers!
     
  14. Kyrojack

    Kyrojack Savant (435) Indiana Oct 9, 2012

    2012 Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.
     
  15. not everything i was hoping it'd be
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  16. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

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    3rd time with this bad boy and it certainly was a charm.
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    Went lovely with the meal... Until my palet was completely destroyed.
     
  17. I was drinking an Edmund Fitzgerald last night, it was amazing.
     
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    To wash down my salmon for lunch. May dive into a nugget nectar shortly while watching some champions league soccer.
     
  19. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Advocate (655) New Jersey Dec 28, 2011

    Gotta love a good beer with lunch, Brooklyn Blast Pale Ale here:

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    Really quite good!
     
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    This is real nice! Super smooth and creamy. Feels like a nitro bottle.
     
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  21. Thanks for reminding me.
     
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    Decided to go with this for now. Probably will indulge in some nectar tonight.
     
  23. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (505) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Found a good beer bar in miami

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  24. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Pic from last night, but had to share

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    Boneyard Notorious Triple IPA. I've been lucky enough to try Younger, and in my opinion, Notorious seriously crushes Younger. So insanely balanced for being 12% abv. The other best part about the beer was I didn't have to wait in a stupid line and pay an ungodly amount of money, I got two pours at happy hour prices, $4.75!!!!!!
     
  25. mecmd

    mecmd Advocate (690) Georgia Jan 7, 2012

    Off today and enjoying:
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    Makes me happy and makes me smile.
    Cheers!
     
  26. boudreaux

    boudreaux Savant (320) Alabama Feb 13, 2009

    My shift at work was canceled today, so I figured I'd start early. Got a malt liquor to start off with, Big Hurt Beer, followed by Troubadour Magma, Westmalle Dubbel, Fort Collins The Incredible Hop (650 mL), and Spaten Optimator. Sadly, this finishes up my recent "blitzkrieg"-like effort to acquire new brews for my collection. Cheers!
     
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  27. boudreaux

    boudreaux Savant (320) Alabama Feb 13, 2009

    One of my top go-toos for IPAs. Much respect!
     
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  28. Just checking this thread to see what everyone was drinking last night ;) I'm having one of these right now.
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  29. boudreaux

    boudreaux Savant (320) Alabama Feb 13, 2009

    Great brew. And I hate to leave a man to drink by himself, so I'm joining you with a Spaten Optimator!
     
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  30. I will be having the same beer from the same glass later tonight. Found one of those in the back of my cabinet not too long ago and it's been my go to glass for ipas ever since.

    And I love me some hop devil. So easy to get around here and for so cheap. Get it fresh and I would put it toe to toe with the best.
     
  31. boudreaux

    boudreaux Savant (320) Alabama Feb 13, 2009

    Their Hop Wallop is also top notch IMO. Victory brews are pretty readily available in the Memphis area as well (thank God), so I usually pick up one or two of their beers every two or three times I make a beer run.
     
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  32. Pando

    Pando Savant (415) Connecticut Dec 5, 2011

    Too damn funny!
     
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  33. Drinking a bock I picked up in Bavaria at a monastery when the wife I went skiing in Garmisch 3 weeks ago.

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  34. baconman91

    baconman91 Savant (495) Ohio Dec 13, 2009

    Great Lakes: Alchemy Hour...Real Good - but Sierra's Hoptimum (AND) Torpedo are Better
     
  35. baconman91

    baconman91 Savant (495) Ohio Dec 13, 2009

    ..from the Clev. area too, but I don't get clouded w/ Over-Bias ;)
    - Great Lakes BEST brew is NOSFERATU..World Class & a Fav!
    ..Period!
     
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  36. Im at work now feeling effects of last nights Russian River tirade
    1. Row 2 Hill 56 (Pint)
    2. Blind Pig (Pint)
    3. Pliny the Younger (snifter)
    4. Lost Abbey Angels Share (snifter)
    damn that was good
     
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  37. celfan

    celfan Savant (465) Vermont Jul 4, 2004

    In case anyone is worried about Heady from the newly expanded brewery - don't be. This is the hoppiest one I've had in a long time.

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  38. baconman91

    baconman91 Savant (495) Ohio Dec 13, 2009

    - where "pray tell" do you reside?!
    sounds like Heaven..well, you know what I mean..Cheers ya Lucky SOB
     
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    Yum. I didn't expect this one to be so good.
     
  40. RStang13

    RStang13 Savant (290) New Jersey Jun 22, 2011

    Brett + barrel aged + blueberries?!? = winWinWIN! (also equals alliteration)
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