Blind taste test. Nugget Nectar vs. Lagunitas Imperial Red

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by OneBeertoRTA, May 4, 2012.

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  1. meltroha

    meltroha Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2011 Ohio

    how did you figure that out, teach us your wisdom!
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  2. paslaugh

    paslaugh Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2012 Illinois


    I had them on consecutive days recently and found NN to be much more hop-forward and citrusy, while RED had a much stronger sweet caramel malt backbone.

    Really, I cant decide which one I like better. Both are terrific beers.
  3. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (489) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    I thought about ignoring him even though he is a good poster. That avatar really creeps me out.
  4. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Most whole foods and metro markets have it, I think like 11.99 a sixer or something, get it while you can, it's damn good
  5. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    First 3 numbers is what you look at, 083;
    March 23rd is the 83rd day of the year.
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  6. blackdog1101

    blackdog1101 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2009 Minnesota

    The NN was dated 3/21, and the Lagunitas 3/23. Thats pretty darn close in dates.
  7. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,006) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    I really want to know what that thing is, looks like something from An American Werewolf In London.
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  8. obrike

    obrike Defender (695) Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    Just picked up my first Lagunitas Imperial Red six pack while in San Antonio. I've yet to see it in my normal stomping grounds in Austin and Round Rock. Thought it was quite tasty...but I'm kind of a Lagunitas whore to be honest. I dig just about everything they release. Very nice comparison of the two reds here OneBeer. Looking forward to trying the NN some day.
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