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Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Ford, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Texas_Speed

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    This is my first time trying anything from Ballast Point, but I love Stouts/Porters so I'm willing to pay the $12 to try V@S based on the reviews I have read. That being said, I will be trying Sculpin on tap before I commit to a 6'er or a bomber.
     
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  2. boogercrack

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    i got sent an old ass sculpin in a bif (that box also included a 2 year old double jack :confused:), and have never had it fresh (or anything resembling fresh).

    might pop by nobi and check it out soon.
     
  3. DanzBorin

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    I've had fresh on tap before I knew it was the "Higest rated single IPA". I found it meh at best.

    I would give it another chance on tap, but can't see paying $2.50-$3 a bottle for it at a store.
     
  4. mattchow

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    sculpin is pretty solid, but if i was spending my money on BP it would be on dorado.
     
  5. rainerschuhsler

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    I had the complete opposite reaction when I tried it at Nobi Public House last night. It was sooo good!
     
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  6. Ford

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    Went by Shell today.. they have plenty of Ballast Point still.. there are sixers of Sculpin in the cooler.. and in the middle of the front display they have bombers of VAS and a couple of others.... including their regular porter which was 6.99 for the bomber.
     
  7. TomHouTX

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    Same here!
     
  8. TomHouTX

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    Specs Bay Area has bombers of Black Marlin Porter ($4.99), Victory At Sea Imperial Coffee Porter ($9.99), and Sculpin India Pale Ale ($7.99). Prices may be off, I'm just going by memory.
     
  9. lefty12

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    its all at specs midtown.
     
  10. UHCougar12

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    Just picked up some Sculpin and VatS at specs downtown. They also have Sucks
     
  11. ext1rpate

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    Boo! I was in Houston on Tuesday and went to Spec's on Smith and I'm really bummed out I missed out on Sucks and Sculpin by a couple of days. I did pick up an Uberkind, I was surprised they had like 10 bottles, and then I looked at the price tag :p
     
  12. UHCougar12

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    Didn't see any Uberkind, but did see multiple bottles of the OG Black Metal.
     
  13. DanzBorin

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    They had one bottle left last night. It was hidden behind all of the Wytchmaker.

    I grabbed a V@S and sixer of Sucks too.

    Had some Sculpin from a growler last night and was pleasantly surprised. This encounter was much better than previous.
     
  14. lndsy

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    smith street still has tons of V@S and Sculpin
     
  15. ext1rpate

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    Would that I could drive to Houston every week.
     
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    i found a good supply of OG black metal today at a spec's in the copperfield area, too! love it. where do you live?
     
  17. ext1rpate

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    Lufkin, about 120 mile drive to Houston from here.
     
  18. HopAG

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    Brought this straight from the brewery up in Cali

    Hopefully I didn't waste any baggage space, although i'm going to say that you can't find this here

    [​IMG]
     
  19. DanzBorin

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    You can't get that here yet.

    The weird thing is the fact that the label is completely different than the one I had the other night. And the one a month before that.

    Ours looked like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. HopAG

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    oh that is strange....I'm going to have to check my bottle now, especially the bottling date
     
  21. UHCougar12

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    For those in the Woodlands. I just saw sculpin and VatS at heb off kuykendahl
     
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    HEB Fairmont in Pasadena just put out a ton of V@S, Sculpin 22's and 6ers, and the pale. $14.39 for the 6er of Sculpin which is a deal compared to the $8.99 bombers. Just about half price oz per oz
     
  23. boogercrack

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    i really hope we end up getting the sculpin can six packs in time for summer...

    mmm scluplin by the pool.
     
  24. UHCougar12

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    The Sculpin was okay, but at $15 a sixer I'll stick with my resin or endeavor.
     
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    I would have to say Sculpin was better than the above but the price point is a little high.
     
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    I think Lagunitas Sucks is better than Sculpin.

    Resin is a completely different (but awesome beer). Endeavour needs to come out in 4-packs already.
     
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  27. UHCougar12

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    Agreed on the endeavor. Has anyone herd any more about that?
     
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  28. Ford

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    Seems they are bottling Sea Monster Imperial Stout now... and it will begin heading out across the country in the coming weeks... looking forward to this one.. hopefully Nobi gets some to put on tap.
     
  29. DanzBorin

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    Had one pretty recently. Wasn't a fan.
     
  30. icetrauma

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    Why not?
     
  31. DanzBorin

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    It wasn't a very good Imperial Stout.

    I think Victory at Sea is a much better dark beer.
     
  32. HopAG

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    Had it fresh from the brewery, it was pretty good.

    But I definitely agree that Victory at Sea was better
     
  33. DanzBorin

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    $5 bottle of Stone IRS kicks the $10 Sea Monter in the nuts.
     
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    After having Indra Kunidra last night at our Austin bottle share... that beer NEEDS to make it here.

    Probably the most unique and interesting smelling beer I've ever had. It also tasted amazing.
     
  35. UHCougar12

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    Just found Victory at Sea on tap at goose acre in the woodlands. Damn tasty on drafy
     
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