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Discussion in 'Mountain' started by poonamibaxter, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. poonamibaxter

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    Anyone else think their beers are off lately? I picked up a bottle of the DIPA tonight from Davidsons and was not impressed. It didn't have much carbonation or hops. Davidsons sales a good bit of the DIPA, they are sold out sometimes so I doubt it was old. Even if it was old it wouldn't explain the lack of carbonation. It tasted and had the same color like the can of Hop Abomination I had a month or so ago. I didn't care for that either. Blighs this year seemed to be lacking some carbonation also.

    Are they having some issues with the brewer leaving or have my tastes changed? I used to love the DIPA. I would tell friends from out of town to order that instead of Pliny. It was my go to extra when I would make trades.

    I am alone in this?
     
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    I noticed this with the DIPA in December when I was in town visiting family. I bought bottles at 2 locations and the brewery and all of the bottles of DIPA were a mess. I chalked it up to dialing in the new brew system at the time, but who knows. I only get it every couple of months, but a year or so ago I definately preferred it over Pliny.
     
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    I haven't tried one lately. Could be affects from brewing system and new brewmaster--but I think he's a hop head anyway.
     
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    I've noticed this problem for a while myself, specifically with the DIPA. I enjoy Hop Abomination a lot, but I'd say over the last several months the DIPA has kinda been all over the place. More malty and sweeter than I remember, less of a hop bomb, IMO.
     
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    I haven't had a bottle of it...well, ever...but it's been fine in the taproom. Back when Doug took over, that's one of their few items I thought actually got a bit better. I wonder if it's related to the bottles, though.
    A friend of mine that knows their taproom well said one of his apricot cans was off. Mine have all been fine, but I do trust his opinion.
     
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    That could be. I don't remember the last time I had it at the brewery, just bombers. I guess I will just have to head over and enjoy one on tap to see :)
     
  7. Prospero

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    I haven't noticed anything off but haven't had the DIPA in awhile, mostly just the Wee Heavy as of late

    As for the cans, the amber recipe, that's off. That stuff is disgusting.
     
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    been a while since i purchased a DIPA because it seemed like it was falling off a bit. didnt know if it was old bottles or growing pains or what. definitely more malty than i recall. wish theyd date the bottles/cans, used to be one of my absolute faves.
     
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    I don't know if I'd go that far. It's a little strange but still very good in my opinion. I love that it isn't a hop bomb like most other American "ambers".

    Not sure if the recipe has changed though.
     
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    It all comes down to dating the bottles. Best way to know what exactly we're drinking.
     
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    I've never had the Amber in cans, but they used to call that beer HMS Victory ESB. It won a World Beer Cup gold and several State Fair medals (a big deal in CO.) as an ESB. I'm sure it has probably changed a little over the years, but it's definitely not overtly flawed...at least in the taproom.
    If it's jacked up, I'd chalk that up to something in the packaging process.
     
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    Agreed. Bought one the other day and was wishing I knew how old it was. I don't care bout the others but at least date the DIPA! It's still in my fridge so I will get back on my opinion of it
     
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