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What beer are you drinking now? #81

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by brewbetter, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    I'm having a less than one month old Ruthless Rye. It's very tasty. I'm also watching the LSU@Auburn basketball game.
  2. NSK79

    NSK79 Savant (375) Illinois Jun 4, 2012


    My faithful friend.... The Alpha King

  3. jmich24

    jmich24 Savant (485) Michigan Jan 28, 2010

    Hopslam and Sucks side by side. Very good and very different.

    And the winner is...
  4. 2011- A: 4 S: 4.5 T: 4.5 M/D: 4 O: 4.5
    2012- A: 5 S: 3.5 T: 4.5 M/D:5 O: 4.5

    2011 had a wonderful aroma of dark fruits that was far superior to 2012 which had a very roast forward aroma with some astrigent medicinal aromas. However, 2012 had a much better appears with a big dense head, that had incredible retetion and left beautiful lacing, as opposed to the 2011 version with poorer retention and minimal lacing. Mouthfeel also went to 2012, which had a velvety smooth and decadent mouthfeel. Taste were both wonderful, but significantly different. 2012 has more milk chocolate, vanilla, and heavy cream notes, whereas 2011 had stronger roasted and dark fruit flavors. Overall, I think I prefered 2012. The nose was slightly offputting but the comnbination of near perfect mouthfeel and a flavor profile that I found slightly more enojoyable, gave it the advantage. What a wonderful beer.
  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    And capping the evening, this naughty beer was trying to hide in my fridge avoiding consumption. Well I found you, and it is time to be imbibed.

    Not bad, nothing groundbreaking, but a solid spiced ale here.

  6. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Palo santo bottled on 11/21/11 wow this beer really starts to shine with some age on it.
  7. Jacks Abby Hoponius to start. Founders Centennial on deck.
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    This following the ten fidy. Torn as to which one I like better.
  9. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (375) New York Aug 1, 2012

    Yup got a bunch of them with "that date ".....yum
  10. dbfp210

    dbfp210 Savant (350) Pennsylvania Jun 27, 2012

    My first Grand Teton brew. Looks awesome!

    Mad Men on Netflix. Getting through Season 1.
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  11. After that - a 30 min walk to Sharp Edge on Penn and a Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout. Will probably finish off the night with a IPA.
  12. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Champion (900) Minnesota Aug 31, 2010


    This show happened 43 years ago today:

    Happy 69th b-day Page. Also Joan Baez, David Johansen and Dave Matthews.
  13. Dear Founders,

    Now that I have left the Upper Midwest, I'm sorry that I ever took your presence for granted.

  14. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Advocate (635) Florida Sep 22, 2012

    Switching it up.

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  15. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (780) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    This is great. I want to frost a cake with this shit.
  16. First time trying this one, pretty good!

  17. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (945) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Beer #1 tonight was a Real Ale Rio Blanco Pale Ale, now onto a Ovila Saison. Maybe one more in a bit....
  18. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Nice! Drinking really well right now.....deceptively drinkable for the 12% abv.
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    Would have never picked it up if it wasn't for this site. Surprised to say the least.
  20. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) California Dec 29, 2008

  21. Thats how i felt about it as well. Nothing great, but serviceable.
  22. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (375) New York Aug 1, 2012

    Its sooooo much smoother with years on it
  23. adamdarcy

    adamdarcy Savant (435) Michigan Feb 26, 2008

    This is as advertised on the bottle....Truly outstanding.
    Finally something from KRBC! AWESOME!!!
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  24. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (355) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Moved on to a Winter Storm. I'd recommend to anyone that's not into the really spiced winter ales. Very well balanced.
  25. Looking like the Celts can hold on and get they're 4th win in a row.

    Baby still asleep: Check
    Dallas vs LA on deck: Check
    Beer in the fridge:...... gotta dig sumthing up.

  26. A friend of mine bought me a chimay variety pack for Christmas and this glass was inside. It's the standard chimay logo on one side, and this logo on the other. It was bought in New Hampshire. It's a great glass.
  27. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    How old have you had it? Good thing I've got a few more in the basement.
  28. I have a wake tomorrow and one on Friday.
    Drink 'em while you can.
  29. Etan

    Etan Champion (755) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    I've been out of the fold for a few weeks, but now I'm glad to be back.
  30. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (355) Michigan Jun 20, 2012


    Cheers LNBA!
  31. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (350) Florida Mar 16, 2012

    went to grab one of my random IPAs from the fridge when i got a call from my oldest sister that she is finally pregnant after years and years of trying so I popped my last Head Hunter instead to celebrate.
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  32. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (375) New York Aug 1, 2012

    4 years I tend to drink one every 4-5 months.
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  33. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Savant (300) New Hampshire Nov 12, 2012

    Drinking a Hop Noir right now
  34. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,365) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

  35. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

  36. bstyle

    bstyle Champion (805) Indiana Apr 27, 2006

    Cheers BA's!

  37. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Initiate (0) Colorado Nov 24, 2011

    Ska Brewing's new wine barrel stout...It's a meh for sure.

    Everything but Modus tends to meh me from these guys.
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    4/12/11, hmmm. I'll take this fresh from now on.
  39. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Congrats to you sister for the awesome news!! Congrats to you on becoming an uncle man!
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