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What beer are you drinking now? #129

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by match1112, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Grainstorm is drinking great. Very balanced, enjoyable rye spiciness on the finish. I love Wookey Jack and Grainstorm compares favorably.
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  2. He's a ball python. When I take him out his mission is usually to head for somewhere dark and preferably warm (he particularly likes it under the couch). His top speed is just slightly quicker than molasses in January, so he doesn't go anywhere fast. If I throw him around my shoulders it will be a solid 5-10 minutes before he can find his way to the floor. Look away for too long though and he will disappear. This is why he usually gets taken out during my first beer and not later in the evening.
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  3. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,030) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    I feel like I was one of the few who dug that when it came out. Has it aged well?
  4. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Champion (790) Jul 4, 2008

    I like it a lot, but this style is right up my alley--these are the kind of beers I really like to drink. Was wondering when it came out exactly--can you help with the details? I think I've had it probably for about a year.
  5. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (490) Illinois Apr 27, 2012 Verified

    Super-fresh Pipeworks Unicorn's Revenge (Batch #92). Very buttery and creamy. Well done, as usual.

  6. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    what are you rating that alchemy and the anal sliders!?
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  8. LuckyJohn

    LuckyJohn Advocate (525) Colorado Feb 6, 2013

    Looks like we're all going to be sequestered, and that sucks. Don't cry though. Why? Ribeye! (and beer)

    I finished up that Magic Hat #9 and moved on to this;

  9. tut2528

    tut2528 Savant (475) Illinois Sep 26, 2008


    pretty nice oatmeal stout
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  10. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Savant (435) Texas Aug 3, 2011

    The balance is superb. I've really been missing out, the best non barrel aged stout I've had. I love the body and aroma. FBS was too thin for me
  11. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,030) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Looks like the first review for it was from December 2011.
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  12. bigedct

    bigedct Savant (415) Connecticut Jun 23, 2011


    last one.
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  13. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,230) Michigan Sep 23, 2011 Verified

    I'll let you know when they're sliding out of my anus tomorrow.
  14. jkeffer13

    jkeffer13 Aficionado (200) Virginia Dec 12, 2012

    Always a good option for a cold, rainy night.
  15. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poobah (1,135) New York Aug 25, 2010 Verified

    Well, it's called 3Beans, so I had 3Beers. Whatever, right?

    In one of my favorite glasses, the tulip:
    And listening to the most incredible vocal cover of a Police song ever, by Sahaj Ticotin (from the band, Ra; brother to Rachel Ticotin, from the movie, Total Recall):

    Sahaj, who is an amazing vocalist, held the world record for the longest note held by a male singer in a song for a while (record's broken now though, by some other dude). This is what I'm talking about:

    Just skip to 6:10-ish and get ready to be schooled in vocal power. Unbelievable, and live, no less.
    Damn, eh?

    Alright. Nighty-night time. ;)
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  16. danmcg62

    danmcg62 Savant (460) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2006 Verified

  17. forgot about this yesterday so a day late...but happy birthday George Harrison!

    drinking an Arbor Buzzsaw IPA....probably my favorite from Arbor Brewing, damn good beer.

    felt like a good song for this shitty snow-filled night.
  18. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    How is it aged? We didn't get any last year, and this year it was pretty limited, was only able to grab two singles so I put one away for comparison with a fresh one for next year. Absolutely loved it, I'll be surprised if I can hold out.
  19. I'm really enjoying this...alot. Nice way to end the day.


    listening to...


    BEERMILER12 Champion (930) Maine Sep 11, 2010 Verified

    A decently fresh bomber of Palate Wrecker. Bottled 01/29/13

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  21. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Alabama Jan 13, 2011

    Getting ready for Tampa..
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  22. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    I really liked it fresh, loved it at 6 to 8 months. After a year it seems to be losing some chocolate. I had the same reaction to BBPt5 as well. For my money, 6 to about 8 months seems to be about as long as you'd want this to go.
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  23. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    Hoping the lights stay on with the wind and rain that's coming across Long Island overnight so I'm drinking one of these to ward off the demons...

    KevinGordon, Lantern, Hanzo and 17 others like this.
  24. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (430) California Nov 7, 2011 Verified

    It feels like your taste buds are in the ring with an MMA fighter. I was victorious though :D
  25. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified


    Sure, it's technically out of season, but that doesn't stop it from being good.
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  26. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Champion (780) District of Columbia Aug 17, 2012 Verified

    A good night. Some time tries.

    A Founders Porter followed by an Avery Hog Heaven Barleywine.

    Both are excellent.
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  27. Japple

    Japple Aficionado (190) New York Jan 1, 2011

    just finished a lukcy bastard............now onto a racer x dipa​
  28. kevanb

    kevanb Champion (785) Illinois Apr 4, 2011 Verified


    Breaking in my new glass, a nice, refreshing Belgian pale ale, cheers everyone!
  29. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    ugh. that's no joke. But I need a major buzz before I can even utter the words "long island power authority" aloud w/o associated explitives.
  30. No comment?? Bitch!
  31. Felt like I was in a post-Brewvival depression for the past couple of days, so disappointed the weekend had to be over. This snapped me out of it:

  32. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,240) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    It really does and whatta a GREAT hop bomb of a beer! (Disclaimer: when it's fresh. Had old ones that were an embarrassing and expensive drain pour which seems to be the norm for that one in a bottle here on the East Coast.
  33. sobeleg

    sobeleg Advocate (560) New York Jun 29, 2011 Verified

    Just finished off some Hill Farmstead Edward, Now on to some 2012 BCBS!


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  34. JimV

    JimV Initiate (20) Wisconsin Nov 5, 2012

    Enjoying a New Glarus Brewing "Snowshoe" on a still, chilly, Wisconsin evening.
  35. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    Picked up a few of these in Dallas yesterday. I found it just a bit cloyingly sweet for a Flanders, but not so much that it ruined the beer. In general it's an enjoyable drink.

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  36. AnnArborJoe

    AnnArborJoe Savant (335) Michigan Jan 18, 2011

    Onto one of Illinois finest.

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  37. Japple

    Japple Aficionado (190) New York Jan 1, 2011

    we're not gonna lose power. you're just using that as an excuse drink...............one of many great excuses for such.
  38. beergoot

    beergoot Advocate (720) Colorado Oct 11, 2010 Verified

    St. Bernardus Tokyo...good stuff...
  39. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poobah (1,135) New York Aug 25, 2010 Verified

    Beautiful snake. Just beautiful.
    Yo. Fuckin' smarter than we are. Evidence: See how it instinctively knows good beer? Took me 40 fuckin' years to figure this shit out. Snake knew it the minute the cap was popped.

    Treat 'im like a god, dude. They were worshipped for a reason, y'know? Ancient reptiles = mad respect. Snakes been around for what? Almost 100 million years? Man, what? Less than half a (one) million years - at best... and all we've done is to fuck up the planet for everything else.
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  40. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Good comeback. He's sure to be down for the count now.
    BobZ, match1112, mfnmbvp and 2 others like this.
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