Highland Park: Bottle Friends & Public Releases (2020)

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  1. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Devotee (487) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    Buy all the Comp, Hello LA, and Timbo. Their hazies are fine, but those 3 are what you want.
     
  2. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (567) Jul 9, 2010 California

    I'll second Hello, LA. It's up there with Amalgamator for my favorite WCIPA
     
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  3. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (137) Dec 6, 2014 California
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    Got one of Super Cloud, one Competition, one Hello, and a crowler of Griffith.

    Tried one can of each. Hello LA is by far my favorite; tropical and dank, really fantastic. Competition was a bit less pungent on the nose than I expected, but still okay. Super Cloud was whatever; not as chalky as some of their double hazies (which I don't enjoy), but also not really bright or interesting on the nose.

    I wish I got more Hello, and Timbo. :slight_smile:
     
  4. beronberon

    beronberon Initiate (68) Jan 13, 2012 California

    How fresh are the Timbo cans right now? :thinking_face:
     
  5. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    Not sure, my cans from delivery were 3 weeks old. But they are almost gone at this point so it's moot.
     
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  6. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (930) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    That’s why I didn’t get any Timbo last Saturday’s delivery. I figured Timbo cans were a bit old. @Dansac next batch of fresh Timbo drop, get. I’m a ipa kinda guy. Just starting to get into Pils. Timbo by far is the go to. Fresh.
     
  7. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (567) Jul 9, 2010 California

    We all need to drink as much Timbo as possible to get fresh Timbo
     
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  8. mhucker28

    mhucker28 Initiate (49) Apr 24, 2020 California

    Per their Instagram, Timbo was canned yesterday
     
  9. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (567) Jul 9, 2010 California

  10. pro100

    pro100 Initiate (98) Oct 12, 2014 California

    Super Cloud is always good
     
  11. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (198) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    anyone know if the Timbo available at the brewery is fresh or a few weeks old?
     
  12. bmmortale

    bmmortale Aspirant (268) Apr 6, 2012 California

    Canned 8/19. Cheers!
     
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  13. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (930) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Can confirm. Still fresh. :beers: :fire:
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  14. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (200) Jan 23, 2015 California
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    you are upside down again Gunz
     
  15. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (930) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I’m an upside guy living in an downside world these days. Trying to get back inside.
     
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  16. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Devotee (402) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    I'm the only person who sees "Highland Park" and thinks the scotch
     
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  17. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (198) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Anyone have a recommendation for a dim sum spot near HPB Chinatown?
     
  18. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (137) Dec 6, 2014 California
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    Anyone tried the Cellarmaker collab and/or Standing in the Sun? Impressions? I'm grabbing a few sixers tomorrow, and would like some pointers if possible. :slight_smile:
     
  19. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (847) Jul 15, 2007 California

    I had the Cellarmaker collab, Good Luck Sandwich, and thought it was pretty darn tasty.
     
  20. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (170) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Cracked open one of my Fuerte Mañanas and it is tasty Mighty. Fine.

    I thought Strong Tomorrow was just OK but the barrel aging really helped elevate it. Better mouthfeel, deeper flavor.
     
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  21. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (181) Jul 29, 2016 California

    I’ve had to stop myself from cracking open my second bottle but I don’t know how long that’s gonna last.
     
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  22. pants678

    pants678 Champion (850) Jan 26, 2009 California
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    I think of the high school Clayton Kershaw & Matt Stafford both attended
     
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  23. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (198) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    is there mascot The Chokers?
     
  24. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (137) Dec 6, 2014 California
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    Got the Cellarmaker collab, Standing in the Sun, Hello, and Timbo.

    All four were excellent. Standing in the Sun is quite dry, has that dank and green quality from the Strata and a bit of bitterness; and the Cellarmaker Pale is deliciously fresh, citrusy, bright with the hops, easy drinking, wonderful for the weather. Timbo and Hello are brethen, with them glorious tropical dank notes.

    I think as long as I skip their haze I'm rarely let down by HPB. They do everything else extremely well.
     
  25. Aztec_Chris

    Aztec_Chris Initiate (54) May 7, 2015 California

    Just ordered the Timbo Pils, Losing Control and Standing in the Sun half case. Looking forward to trying a haze and a west coast. I know what I’m getting with Timbo.
     
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  26. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Initiate (187) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    Drinking my last Fuerte Mañana, this beer is so delicious! Pairing well with a Montecristo Classic. Hope there's a cellar sale on this down the road.
     
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  27. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train Initiate (157) Feb 8, 2017 California

    Still haven't picked up my allotments lol
     
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  28. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (170) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Digging this year's Fest Bier. Malty, clean and not cloyingly sweet.

    I also grabbed a stein, it's a nice hefty boy that just has enough space for a 16 oz can. I kind of think The Hermosillo's stein from a few years ago looks a little bit better but I still dig this one.
     
  29. Sullivanj10

    Sullivanj10 Initiate (18) Mar 5, 2013 California

  30. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,216) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  31. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (567) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Grabbed some Yeah Yeah and Festbier the other day. Goddamn Yeah Yeah is fantastic
     
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  32. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    You'll quickly realize you messed up... by only getting 1 Timbo.
     
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  33. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,216) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    No complaints here. It was a gift. But I'll be ordering a case of Timbo next time.
     
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  34. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (137) Dec 6, 2014 California
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    More was very interesting. It tasted like an Alvarado St hazy, with none of that chalky resiny quality of HBP doubles. It is super smooth, with smell of cantaloupe and pineapple, and a bit too sweet for my taste. But definitely a step in the right dieection. DDH Past Future was the best hazy I've had from them since 90h Pils, maybe ever. It had that Monkish greenness to it that I love.

    The hazelnut impy stout was unreal too.
     
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  35. pro100

    pro100 Initiate (98) Oct 12, 2014 California

    Electric Living in cans is back.. this stuff is fantastic!
     
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  36. beronberon

    beronberon Initiate (68) Jan 13, 2012 California

    Is the original highland park brewery/Hermosillo open today?
     
  37. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Initiate (187) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    Hope to see more of Trystero beans at HpB :wink:. Brazil Ipe is definitely was a crowd pleasure today. Bummed I missed out on some Ethiopian though.
     
  38. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (137) Dec 6, 2014 California
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    I bought myself a four pack of Ultra Cloud and, Jesus, this stuff is freaking hot.

    I can't believe that after all this time they haven't learned to tame down the resiny hop burn thing. At least this one doesn't taste like grinded chalk. I thought they had learned from ASB to do a balanced haze, since More was super smooth, and the hop oils came out really wonderfully, even if the beer was too sweet. But this stuff is just a hop smoothie, and while tasty, it is fucking abrasive.

    I'm staying clear of their haze from now on, for good.
     
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  39. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,729) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    I haven't tried this batch, but this is my general impression of their hazy IPA.
     
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