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What beer are you drinking now? #95

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hotmetal1, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Member

    Location:
    Mississippi
    This is a new beer for me, a friend brought if from N.C. for me to try.
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  2. Crusader

    Crusader Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    I went with a Swedish craft beer theme today since I figured I'd been a bit too focused on the lagers lately. Currently drinking an Oppigårds Amarillo which is a really nice Swedish take on an APA, a single hop ale which is perhaps a bit muted when it comes to its aroma hop component compared to some of the American pale ales, but it's really enjoyable.
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  3. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Victory NATO IPA ... A good lunch today!

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  4. LeRose

    LeRose Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    As I sit eating my grapefruit for lunch, I am pretty sure something is gonna Suck(s) when I get home...will be a first.
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  5. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Lunch beer #2: Carton Decoy Winter Warmer - outsanding stuff!

    Cheers!

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  6. WoodburyMN

    WoodburyMN Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Bells Black Note. This is amazing.
  7. Crusader

    Crusader Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    Next up for me is Nils Oscar Hop Yard IPA. A really nice IPA that I'm surprised got such so-so reviews on here. Whereas I can see where American craft beer drinkers might find Oppigårds Amarillo to be muted compared to the more distinguished American APAs, I do feel as though Nils Oscar delivers with this one. Juicy hop goodness in both smell and taste. The thing which alot of the reviewers seem to have a problem with is the bitterness, which in my experience is a common feature in Swedish takes on APAs and IPAs, the bitterness is usually prominent in a way that it might not be in alot of American APAs and IPAs (perhaps due to the lack of gadgets such as hop cannons and the likes, resulting in the use of more traditional dry hopping techniques and heavy late hop additions, or even early hop additions, adding bitterness).

    I almost consider it a distinguishing trait for Swedish craft ales at this point, I expect a more noticable bitterness compared to American equivalents, although nothing extreme. The Amarillo has 50IBUs, but with the caramel malts some of that wont be picked up on. I'd wager that the Hop Yard has at least a dozen more IBUs compared to the Amarillo, maybe more still, but I still think it's balanced since it's also 7,3% and with what I imagine is a decent residual sugar content.
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  8. carolinahophead

    carolinahophead Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Having a Sierra Nevada Torpedo... Great beer
  9. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    It was so good on Monday, time to repeat it. WnB with a nice cheese and cracker plate.

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    mecmd, NSK79, BeerTheater and 20 others like this.
  10. semibaked

    semibaked Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, decent flavor, pretty thin body, I don't think Angus Young would be pleased with this one.
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  11. danedelman

    danedelman Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Finished work early and started with this.

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  12. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale. For the first time. Man is that a good beer!
  13. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Milwaukee Brewing Company, Hop Happy. It's okay. A lot better things around here.
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  14. njhopspop

    njhopspop Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    this was a nice, unexpected find. it sure is warming me up on this frigid day.
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    jjchristiano, SABERG, BB1313 and 5 others like this.
  15. bstyle

    bstyle Member

    Location:
    Indiana
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    Cheers!!
    meanmutt, rpbuckeye, NSK79 and 26 others like this.
  16. dbfp210

    dbfp210 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    First one ever:

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    Deltoro, FutureOBrew, mecmd and 20 others like this.
  17. shamrock071521

    shamrock071521 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
  18. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Member

    Location:
    California
    going home from work in 20 minutes should be enjoying some
    super fresh Alpine Duet I picked up recently when i went down to location
    then after that who know trying to save the Nelson for the weekend
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  19. Skrip

    Skrip Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter at Canyons in UT
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  20. Crusader

    Crusader Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    Last beer for the evening for me is a Carnegie Porter. It might be brewed by Carlsberg Sweden, it might be bottom fermented as opposed to top fermented, it might be hopped with German hops and not dry hopped at all, and it might be a measly 5.5% abv, but this beer will always hold a special place in my heart. Growing up in Sweden I watched bottle after bottle of the 3.5% version of Carnegie porter being poured into a cast iron pot to form the base of the sauce for a classic porter roast. Always curious as to how it tasted since I was never given a taste of it by my mother, whilst always enjoying the finished product, a rich sunday roast with the porter based sauce.

    I think it's a shame that it hasn't maintained a place on the dinner table and has been relegated to a cooking ingredient since it's a delightful beer.
  21. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Lots of great beers coming from Sweden from what I have heard and seen from some Youtube beer channels! :D
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  22. josephwa

    josephwa Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I couldn't resist! Just got it at the store :)
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    mecmd, NSK79, WYVYRN527 and 19 others like this.
  23. Dennoman

    Dennoman Member

    Location:
    Belgium
    The Anniversary version aged on Heaven Hill bourbon is dead gorgeous. I loved it.
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  24. cavedave

    cavedave Member

    Location:
    New York
    Can't get enough of this beer, so glad I have one more growler in the cellar. Get down and get DURTY.
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  25. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Member

    Location:
    New York
    Im drinking a Great Lakes Blackout Stout. Had my first one last night and now can't get enough of this beer!
  26. Ri0

    Ri0 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Say hello to my little friend.

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  27. tronto

    tronto Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Hopslam, now palate wrecker....its a 12oz and it cracked real loud when I opened it. It sounded like if you slammed two books together. Kinda odd, never heard a beer with that sound let alone as loud as a cap gun.
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  28. Crusader

    Crusader Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    I would really recommend Nils Oscar, I think their offerings are solid, whether you want a decent micro lager (their God Lager) or an IPA (the Hop Yard) or their smoked porter (Rökporter), additionally I find their India Ale to be quite tasty although nothing extravagant.
  29. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Member

    Location:
    Ohio
  30. celfan

    celfan Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    Founder's Imperial Stout 2011

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    mecmd, rpbuckeye, NSK79 and 22 others like this.
  31. gatornation

    gatornation Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Very fresh Odell's Myrcenary this is a top tier 2IPA so good IMO
  32. AmitC

    AmitC Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    My first Ommegang..

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  33. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Glad i bought a sixer of this....nice stout. Cheers!
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  34. danedelman

    danedelman Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    This is soooooo good!! Thick as hell too!!

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  35. Whimpers

    Whimpers Member

    Location:
    New York
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    Really impressed! may be my new favorite six point offering...ZERO alcohol and @ 10% that's an accomplishment
  36. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Jeremiah Weed with rocks. Long day.
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  37. Etan

    Etan Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
  38. jefftennis

    jefftennis Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Fresh from the brewery today.[​IMG]
  39. seplo

    seplo Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Bourbon County Cherry Rye...CHEERS
  40. PABSTMASTER

    PABSTMASTER Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
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