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Release Firestone Walker: Leo v. Ursus Adversus

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by HopHead89, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (65) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Just got a Can yesterday, Fortem was great lets see how this one goes
     
  2. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (170) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Wish I could. I'm a couple hours north of the brewery and I can't find it.
     
  3. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (65) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    it's just hit shelves down here in SoCaL LA/IE Area
     
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  4. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Disciple (336) May 13, 2014 California
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    Its a very drinkable double. Light, refreshing, all around solid. If you're looking for something unique, or bold, this isn't it. Tasty beverage, glad I bought a 4 pack, but won't get more. :slight_smile:
     
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  5. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (65) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    so do u think fortem was a better one?
     
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  6. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (445) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Agreed. I tried Adversus. Kind of disappointing to me for FW. You nailed it with the "light and refreshing, solid, but not unique". However, I expect more from FW.
     
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  7. HermitDan

    HermitDan Disciple (379) Apr 30, 2016 New Jersey

    From everything I've been hearing sounds like Fortem was the better of the 2. Haven't had Adversus but will definitely pick up a 4pk just because it's Firestone Walker
     
  8. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (65) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    i've just had the Adversus and IMO I thought it was a very nice WEST Coast Style IPA. Clean, Crisp & Refreshing
     
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  9. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,033) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I just saw on Twitter that it's hitting NJ and DE this week. Get it while it's fresh!
     
  10. Txex06

    Txex06 Initiate (147) Dec 28, 2016 Texas

    I've been grabbing Adversus around town each time I see it. $13 for a 4 pack around here. Like what others have said, it is very clean, crisp and easy drinking. A great DIPA for 100° days in Texas.
     
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  11. woodychandler

    woodychandler Poo-Bah (7,412) Apr 9, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Heck, I'll pick up a couple just because it comes in CANs!
     
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  12. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,100) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    I enjoyed Fortem quite a lot. I can't wait to try this one.
     
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  13. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (193) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont
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    Man, I thought Fortem was Disappointing with a capital D. The Luponic series has been so on point, and dare I say adventurous. The Fortem was just so "blah"... here's hoping they take of the training wheels with future releases.
     
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  14. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (65) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    I thought fortem was pretty solid. maybe you got an OLD ONE?
     
  15. stevepat

    stevepat Aspirant (270) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I definitely thought that Fortem was the better of the two but agree with the general sentiment that for such a hyped up special series both have been pretty standard beers that don't really push the envelope at all. Fortem was juicier, softer, Adversus was crisper and sharper. Both certainly tasty I was just surprised at how usual they were.
     
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  16. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (193) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont
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    Perhaps. Had a can a few months ago, and then on tap a couple of weeks ago @ Salt Hill Pub in Leb NH. It's possible I just didn't like the hop profile.
     
  17. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,058) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Arizona is showing to have this around Mid to end of July so any time now, will be trying a pack.
     
  18. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Disciple (385) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    On the lookout for this in Hampton Roads, VA... was hoping it'd hit this week. Maybe in a week or two...
     
  19. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (225) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Nah. Luponic is way better. If you didn't like Fortem, you wouldn't like Adversus. I don't like either, but I'd say Fortem was the better of the two.
     
  20. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    This, plus stickee monkee, was supposed to hit san jose/ south bay distro in late May - June and never did... :angry:
     
  21. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (170) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I picked up a bottle on Monkey just the other day in Soquel. Still can't find L v. U in the South Bay.
     
  22. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Yah it hit the Santa Cruz area, that's where I got a bottle. Strange how bad their distribution is so close to home.
     
  23. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Savant (979) Nov 3, 2013 California
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    This one was good, but I thought Fortem was better.
     
  24. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Disciple (378) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Is this release worth a purchases?
     
  25. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (65) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    just go to a total wine and more and just buy ONE can if you dont want to spend 20 bucks
     
  26. guinness77

    guinness77 Crusader (760) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I'm gonna be that guy.

    I like this one much better. Crisp, big berry flavor, just the right bitterness. Without knowing the beer's profile, this has to be predominantly mosaic, no? I only bought one because I wasn't a huge fan of Fortem (that style is done way better by my locals) but I'm gonna have to get more of this.
     
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  27. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (170) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I still can't find this stuff on FW's beer finder within 20 miles of my home. Incredible.
     
  28. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,033) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I still haven't found it in NJ yet. Did you get that on LI, or in NYC? I'd like to jump on it as fast as I can if it's in the area.
     
  29. guinness77

    guinness77 Crusader (760) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Milk and Hops Chelsea. They still have Ayinger Pils too :wink:
     
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  30. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,033) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Thanks! I know where I'll be after work on Monday :slight_smile:.
     
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  31. Riff

    Riff Defender (665) May 12, 2016 Virginia
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    Picked it up in Charlottesville, VA, haven't had the chance to try it yet.
     
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