Intersting new combinations you'd like to see made

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by djrn2, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. djrn2

    djrn2 Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    As my mind wonders during the day I think of dumb shit.

    What if someone made a

    Lemon and/or Lime Lambic
    Smoked IPA
    Black Lambic
  2. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Blueberry bcbs
  3. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    I think there already are some smoked IPAs.
  4. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    Smoked IPA sounds interesting/hopefully delicious.

    Would a chocolate stout or porter be good with orange? I love the chocolate orange combo, but it sounds odd in beer form when I think about it.
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  5. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Not sure how those would go, yikes, I try to be adventurous in my tastings and what`s available in my area but in the spirit of dumb ideas, how about pumpkin rye beer?
  6. BKBassist

    BKBassist Jan 24, 2013 New York
  7. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Yeah, actually, I like chocolate and orange too, unsure how it would go in beer????
  8. djrn2

    djrn2 Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Saranac makes a good blood orange chocolate porter.
  9. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    BKBassist, looks like that one by Schlafly scores well for the two people that had it. I might have to look for if Imove west, maybe trade for it, looks interesting.
  10. BKBassist

    BKBassist Jan 24, 2013 New York

    Sadly with only two reviews from nearly a year ago it sounds like a one off.
  11. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Mar 8, 2011 Georgia
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    It's not a "never been done" but Haand Bryggeriet's "Dark Force" is the first/only imperial wheat stout that I've had. It was good enough that I'd like to see more exploration there.
  12. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Smoked IPAs in my experience are terrible.

    Is like to see more chocolate lagers

    I've never seen a wild lager. Is that feasible?
  13. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

  14. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    True, could`ve been.
  15. mcrago

    mcrago Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Coconut-Chocolate Stout
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  16. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    I'd like to see more craft cocktail themed beers. Done with the same care as the cocktails are done.
  17. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    The Livery does several Barrel Aged Sour Lagers. Brew a Lager and stick it in some buggy oak and you are good to go.
  18. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    How about a smoked quad? For some reason I think it would be like drinking a fine cigar.
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  19. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    I can imagine smoked IPAs have a good chance of being foul. Perhaps a beer does need the roasty malt backbone to support the smoked flavors. But, I would definitely still like to try one.

    I'm really trying to expand my lager horizon, and have surprised myself with what I've enjoyed so far, so I would definitely like to try a chocolate lager.

    I'm still intrigued by the chocolate orange porter concept. And now that I've had a beer, it sounds more delicious than weird, lol.
  20. dckepley

    dckepley Aug 13, 2006 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Check out Deschutes Black Butte XXIII....porter made with cacao nibs and orange, then aged in bourbon barrels. It's delicious.
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  21. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    *faints* I want.
  22. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Do you enjoy them? I suppose I could go read the reviews
  23. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    You may not find an overwhelming amount of reviews on many of them. I love the beers, think they are fantastic.
  24. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Smoked lambic/wild ale.
  25. ESeab

    ESeab Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Saranac did an orange chocolate stout in their high peaks series
  26. Humulus85

    Humulus85 Jul 23, 2011 Minnesota

    A dry-hopped sour. Like Supplication dry-hopped the same as PtE.
  27. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    Whiskey Barrel aged, cinnamon red-hot pale ale.
  28. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    I'd like to see a bacon mapl.... oh.... wait a minute.....
  29. mecummins

    mecummins Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    That sounds amazing. I found the original Black Butte a little shallow when I tried it last week (we just got Deschutes here in Chicago about a month or so ago.) The bourbon would give it a bit of depth and the orange a nice zing. Did you try it just on tap or is it bottled?
  30. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

  31. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Tried this the other week...loved it. Enjoyed it even more than The Abyss.
  32. dckepley

    dckepley Aug 13, 2006 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Had it on tap at their downtown Portland location and loved it, so i brought a couple of bottles back to Iowa with me, but they have already been consumed. I want to say it was their anniversary beer from 2011.
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  33. bccocx

    bccocx Jan 13, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    A steak flavoured porter ideally named Porter-House
  34. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Just had a Chocolate Coconut Stout on cask at Rock Bottom Brewery in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Usually I'm not impressed with what they have but it was quite good the coconut was subtle but a great addition.
  35. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    On that note, I'd like a "more coconut" stout- a stout that has a more prominent coconut flavor. Every one I have had was very subtle.
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  36. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Feb 4, 2011 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    New Belgium does one every other year or so as part of the Lips of Faith Series. It's call Le Terroir, and it is awesome!
  37. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    lemon grass ginger saison.........sounds like a great summer beer

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