Community What beer are you drinking now? #124

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Savant (300) Illinois Oct 29, 2008 Verified

  2. Reminds me that I have a Night Stalker that I brought home from Xmas in Chicago with the in-laws. I haven't had it in two years at least.
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  3. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Advocate (510) Illinois Feb 5, 2013 Subscriber

    18th Street Brewery "Sinister" DIPA.
    It has a skull and a snake on the label and there were no back rubs involved.
  4. alelover

    alelover Advocate (600) Michigan Aug 19, 2012

  5. Third and night cap.


    Goodnight BA!
  6. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,155) Michigan May 5, 2010 Verified

    It appears that you didnt swirl and top it off though. There is seriously a noticeable difference when you add the sediment. An amazing result. Cheers, one of my favorite beers for a session.
  7. I've had this glass for two weeks now, and this is the first time I've used it properly.

  8. Jaycase

    Jaycase Champion (910) Illinois Jan 13, 2007 Verified

    I cracked this the other day, and you were right, it's tremendous. Trying to find more...
  9. Cotchept

    Cotchept Aficionado (200) Colorado Jan 14, 2013 Verified

  10. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,165) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    just got back from dinner and had 2 fine ipa's on tap

  11. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Advocate (715) New Jersey Dec 28, 2011 Verified

    This is all she wrote...


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  12. BillMC518

    BillMC518 Aspirant (30) New York Feb 20, 2013

    Ithaca Flower Power.. On my last one.. :(
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  13. I traded away all the extra I had but if I come across more I will send you a BM.
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  14. moving on to Marble IPA

    .'scuse me there's somethin' in my eyes...
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  15. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (925) Finland Aug 15, 2010


    Boy, this is the third Almanac beer I've tried and I have to say I'm really not impressed with them. Moving on to a Budweiser Black Crown - acquired at a grocery store with a coupon.
  16. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Advocate (720) California Dec 11, 2006 Verified

    Worth the drive? You're from San Diego! That being said,do you know if it is still available? I'm ready to drive from Orange County.
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  17. Hell, we're spoiled with all the great breweries in the area... a 30 min drive is saying something :D. Doubt if they still have bottles but pretty sure they have it on tap in the brew pub.
  18. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    Well the storm is in full "rager" mode, cant wait to clean my car off tomorrow morning... I'm off to la-la land with a nice warm buzz. Talk to you all tomorrow
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  19. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    I've never had a fresh/fresher bottle of one, but I really enjoyed the year+ ones I've had. Last one was about 2 years old, real thick smooth and chocolatly.
  20. mark99

    mark99 Aficionado (205) New York Mar 10, 2010

    Not a beer but a beautiful scotch, took me off guard.


    And after sipping on some Pappy Van Winkle family reserve Rye, Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old and A.H.Hirsch 16 year old, the Dalmore Mackenzie just left me speechless.
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  21. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    I had the 2010 vintage on tap at the GI Clybourn Brewpub at the end of November and it was very enjoyable. I should have stated this beer is a bit "meh" fresh. I would certainly recommend aging this beer.
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    Scotch ales have become a favorite for me, and this one is exceptional, as always. I was initially resistant to the style until I left a Founders Dirty Bastard in the fridge for a year, cracked it, and tasted some cherry-like, malty greatness.

    What a band:

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  23. had a few 60 minutes out at the bar, came home and had this before bed.

  24. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (970) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    Cheers! Amigos
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  25. Hone from work and I cracked a NN. Not fresh as its from early January but still good.

    Up next some firestone double jack left over from the growler the other night. Pretty sure it's flat.

    It's my birthday so I am staying up late tonight and no work Friday.

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  26. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Great band and one of the better Scotch ales available, in my opinion.
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  27. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (925) Finland Aug 15, 2010


    I could have used this a couple weeks ago when I had my cold. Just mix your cough medicine in and be astounded by the lack of difference in taste.

    Snark aside, this kind of blows.
  28. mecmd

    mecmd Champion (795) Georgia Jan 7, 2012 Verified Subscriber

  29. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Enjoying this year's release...

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  30. Love the profile pic. I used to live down the street from Half Acre. Fresh growlers of Daisy Cutter and seasonals are highly missed.

    As is Chicago. My wife and I plan to get back ASAP.
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  31. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (815) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    nightstalker is basically the song on your favorite album that you don't listen to because every other song is amazing. you know it's better than everyone else's songs, but why listen to it when you could just skip ahead?

    my thoughts on it were "yeah, GI makes great stouts... give me more than this." honestly, while it's good, it's sort of preposterous that they not only released but rebrewed it. redundant.
  32. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Advocate (710) Minnesota Jan 11, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    These two couldn't be more different from one another:

    Liefmans Cuvee Brut and Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine.
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  33. animal69

    animal69 Advocate (595) Louisiana Sep 21, 2007

    Listening to james browns "papas got a brand new bag" n drinkin SA new albion ale after a long shitty day at werk, got bitched at by everyone from my boss for listening to music by myself (wtf ?) to the bartender accusing me of drinkin a whole bottle of buff. trace in a week !
    Prosit !!!
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  34. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Savant (345) Maine Feb 23, 2012

    Stowaway IPA, Lunch 2/19/13 ( it didn't taste like it cost too much, but somebody will whine ) and a SNPA. That's a pretty good Thursday. Loved the Velvet Underground.
  35. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Advocate (720) California Dec 11, 2006 Verified

    Cool, thanks. I follow them on Facebook, but they said that they wouldn't give out the exact date that Exponential would be released because of overcrowding - oh well.

    So here's to their expansion making it possible to get their product from only 110 miles away.
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  36. Bottled 2/13 so pretty fresh
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  37. Yeah, GI was always kind of meh for me for years until they started stouts and released BCBS (although I appreciate their Belgian-styles). People here in Houston, where GI just reached thanks to Big Brother, are going nuts in anticipation of Honkers and all of the other standards. Interesting looking in on that residual hype.
  38. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (805) Texas Apr 21, 2010 Subscriber

  39. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (805) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Verified

    Finally back from my office on campus, after reading archaeological methods for a few hours (with a waffle break at Funk n Waffles, which anyone in Syracuse (plus Guy Fieri aficionados :-( )knows is the shit).

    So, I'm now drinking some Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial India Pale Ale, kind of as a belated birthday beer for myself.
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  40. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (805) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Verified

    Sidenote, I was going to re-review this beer, but I'm not convinced this bottle is fresh enough to do it justice. Next time I can be reasonably sure that the bottle I've got is fresh-fresh, I'll write some new notes.
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