Hop Butcher (2020)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Gambyt20, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (878) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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  2. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,625) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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  3. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (878) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Another week to go without any HB hops!! Lesson learned to stock up leading up to the holidays next year. Hosting wiped out my supply fast.
     
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  4. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Aspirant (216) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Agreed. Never brag about snagging 2 4pks of DBO to then have the relatives wipe you out of one of those 4pks.
     
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  5. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (878) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Green Moss distro starts tomorrow. Finally the HB drought is nearing an end. Can't wait to get my HB fix!
     
  6. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,625) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Only one release, so I imagine there will be a lot of this out there.
     
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  7. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Aspirant (216) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Recommend drinking any DBO’s you have left. Vanilla is taking over.
     
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  8. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (80) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    Green Moss is a damn fine brew.
     
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  9. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Devotee (413) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Just nabbed some, cracking a can this evening and will report back :sunglasses:
     
  10. galos11

    galos11 Devotee (419) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    This. It’s one of their best.
     
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  11. galos11

    galos11 Devotee (419) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    New beer this week

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  12. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,625) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Artwork is awesome on this one!
     
  13. weirdalchy

    weirdalchy Initiate (112) Jan 23, 2015 Illinois
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    At what point do they need to start including ‘contains lactose’ on the label. Green Moss the taste is very noticeable.
     
  14. croush

    croush Crusader (784) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Considering you can get away with completely misstating your ABV in some states, I’m not sure if they’ll have to. (Yes, I realize lactose and the repercussions of that are probably worse, but it’s a 450N joke I couldn’t pass up.)
     
  15. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,091) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Sadly this is one of the things that has made me stop purchasing HB stuff consistently like I used to (that and that I'm not in a hazy phase right now); I'm just really tired of the sweet, lactose-y taste most of their beers have. Not a criticism, just something I've gotten sick of.

    (otherwise I'd be all over Lord Octopus which 1) looks awesome and 2) has a great single-hop)
     
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  16. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (80) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    Anyone try Lord Octupus? Love mosaic but the looming lactose has me hesitant to commit to a 4 pack.
     
  17. galos11

    galos11 Devotee (419) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    It’s outstanding if you like mosaic.
     
  18. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Devotee (415) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Get it. It’s huge body, but there is a nice little sharp darkness on the finish that keeps it from crossing the line. Its a much thicker beer the NvU vs Haze but I drew some similarities between the mosaic used in each beer.
     
  19. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (57) Jun 22, 2019 Illinois
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    Naperville Binny’s still has a couple cases of Lord Octopus up front, and a few four packs of Green Moss towards the back of the store by the glasses.
     
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  20. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (80) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    Spot on. Glad I didn't pass on this one. Great brew.
     
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  21. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (142) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    The Jewels is back this week :heart_eyes:
     
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  22. aussiebeer

    aussiebeer Devotee (461) Oct 23, 2013 Illinois

    Dat's when dat Chicago accent is widely used on my untappds my frents
     
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  23. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,091) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I actually heard this accent in my head while reading this, well done.
     
  24. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Champion (811) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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  25. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (226) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    Lord Octopus seems to be made well, but I just can't deal with beers that are so heavy on the mosaic :nauseated_face:
     
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  26. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (404) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Drinking a Green Moss right now and 3 weeks ago this was a sticky sweet mess. Today it is straight fire. Almost indistinguishable from Orange Juice. If that's what you expect a hazy IPA to taste like (i kinda do) then this is one of the best I've had.
     
  27. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (878) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    3 new beers on deck

    Blizzard of 67 Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado & Ekuanot Triple IPA w/ Honey
    Funderbolt Sabro & Cryo Sabro IPA
    Folletto Perle, Select, Tettnang & Saphir Pilsner
     
  28. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Champion (811) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    An Italian style pilsner? Nice.
     
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  29. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (57) Jun 22, 2019 Illinois
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    With my favorite tasting note.... “hay”.
     
  30. Coraciiformes

    Coraciiformes Initiate (38) Jun 1, 2019 Illinois
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    Had Blizzard of 67' on draft tonight, 10% orange juice - really well balanced
     
  31. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,091) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Not new news, but I had my last can of Galaxy Bowl last night, and it held up really well; maybe even better than fresh.

    Kudos to HB for nailing down the stability of these bad boys.
     
  32. aussiebeer

    aussiebeer Devotee (461) Oct 23, 2013 Illinois

    Looks like a small batch of Funderbolt , I&G and Crafted are 1pp and 2pp
     
  33. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (141) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    I picked up Funderbolt (I don't think I've ever had those hops before) at Binny's Schaumburg at the desk.
     
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  34. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (142) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    folletto is awesome, picked it up at beercellar geneva. heard this was limited so wasnt expecting to grab one. they still had a healthy amount.
     
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  35. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (390) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Haven’t had one of their Sabro beers? The whispers had been that Sabro needs another hop and can’t stand alone. So I’m curious to see how HB pulls off a Sabro only showcase
     
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  36. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,625) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Funderbolt tasted like soda water with some grapefruit & lemon zest.

    Interesting, for sure, but about halfway through if felt like I was drinking some hard seltzer or something. Not great!
     
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  37. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (404) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    This is actually intriguing to me.
     
  38. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (142) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    didnt even look for funderbolt, not a fan of sabro.

    will crack a blizzard before i go to bed.
     
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  39. jjjones

    jjjones Initiate (80) Apr 12, 2011 Kentucky

    coming up from kentucky on saturday to hunt for hop butcher. any chance lord octopus is still out there?
     
  40. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,625) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    You might get lucky at a Binny's, maybe, but highly doubtful.