NBS BIF #16 Hints and Hauls: Sweet Sixteen - Teenage Lust Tastes Like Creamed Corn and Rolling Rock

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Roguer, Oct 10, 2022.

  1. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Congrats on the 32yrs, @ovaltine, as well as the vacationing in Aruba. As someone who has been "revelling" in temperatures that haven't gone above freezing in nearly two weeks, I feel your pain. :rolling_eyes::wink:
     
  2. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Looks like Ranger is guilty of being a real good boy.
     
  3. jonphisher

    jonphisher Poo-Bah (1,520) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Glad they all arrived ok; I think you’ll really enjoy the Tonewoods. @FBarber started a thread about best beers of 2022 and that was focal point for me, I hope you enjoy as well.

    I don’t think drift line is is the base beer from driftwood but it seemed like a perfect pairing to send your way :slight_smile: oh and the slack tide is something else.

    Cheers
     
  4. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Yo!

    I won @Beersnake1 LIF

    Announcing my own WunderLlama Lif

    Two part question
    1) Yes or no only answers
    2) One question per day per participant
    3) Limited to active members in Bif16

    Legalese for this Lif
    E pluribus unum
    Semper ubi sub ubi
    Cogito ergo sum

    1) What is the destination of my last business trip of the year ?
    2) What are the top three breweries with taprooms in that city according to BA?

    the first BIF16 participant to correctly post the answers to my questions above shall be named the winner according to the laws of the Commonwelath of Massachusetts. I shall try to provide the winner with beers from #2 above…game on !
     
  5. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,929) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    [​IMG] Holy shit!!!! Big time return fire from @MacMalt
    Dude you nailed some long time wants here with the Kane and Magnify beers. Thank you so much Rob. I’ll have your third box in the works soon!!! Cheers fellas.

    left to right:
    Kane SBX IPA
    Carton A door to tomorrow NEIIIPA
    Magnify Trade Proof smoothie sour
    Foreign Objects Transgression Culture stout
    Twin Elephant S’mores Borg stout
    Magnify Fudgement Day Stout
    Rushing Duck King James IPA
    Magnify Danksgiving IPA
    Tin Barn P is for Paisley IPA
    Rushing Duck War Elephant IPA
    Drowned Lands All the Terra Quad IPA
    Knockdown Black IPA.

    Excited for all of these and super grateful for the new beers!
     
  6. jonphisher

    jonphisher Poo-Bah (1,520) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Yes!!! And the addition of knockdown reviews by BIF continues...this is a fun game. We're spreading the love little by little @MacMalt oh and it is almost black friday...perhaps some other NJ black ipa will be making the rounds soon.
     
  7. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (5,845) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    Wow, it was supposed to arrive on Monday! Kudos to Fed Ex. Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  8. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,929) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Happy Thanksgiving man!
     
  9. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Foggy Window by Monkish

    4.5/5 rDev 0%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
    Beer received in an LIF associated with BIF16 from @Beersnake1

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    Canned 10.25, opened 11.19

    New beer, new brewery for me . Have heard of Monkish and they were described as “ tree House-esque” , we shall see

    Brewers Notes: Double India Pale Ale w/ Citra, Nelson Sauvin, & Galaxy • 8.1% ABV

    Poured into a spiegelau ipa glass hazy orange liquid, thick , foamy off white foam cap pours a fluffy mound, good retention , settles to a solid layer with spotty lacings

    Aroma is orange citrus, green grapes ,

    Taste is orange citrus, green grapes , candied orange, orange peel on the finish

    Smooth, juicy, subtle hop bite on the finish

    Good beer, thanks Tim for introducing me to this brewery

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    #1809 WunderLlama, Nov 19, 2022
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  10. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (12,574) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Cheers to @WunderLlama for this one! Got a lot carried away with the pour.
     
  11. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (12,574) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Cheers to Ovaltine for this Old Irving Brewing Triple Beezer 3x IPA

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  12. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,425) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Is the trip related to your refereeing?
     
  13. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,380) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Mystery beer tonight from Kestrel (@kemoarps ). Reviewed it blind over on the NBW thread. XX from Machine House, Floodland, and Heriloom. An English-style strong pale mild ale. Great beer!

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  14. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    No
     
  15. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,929) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Is this a trip you’ve already returned home from?
     
  16. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    No
     
  17. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    guesses so far
    1) not soccer related - real work/work , not play work
    2) not a trip I have returned from - upcoming work trip
     
  18. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    @Dimidiata, @jonphisher has sent me some Tonewood stuff, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of it.
     
  19. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Bellingham WA

    Wander, Otherlands, Stemma.
     
  20. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    No
     
  21. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Had that one the other night. It's a fantastic beer.
     
  22. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Currently hitting this after a breakfast of waffles that included maple syrup from @Roguer, who also sent this beer:
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    #1822 woemad, Nov 20, 2022
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  23. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    No, YOU'RE Wrong!
     
  24. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    OK, it's LIF Sunday! I recently won @Dimidiata 's LIF, and so am LIFing it along.

    Mine is very simple and is a true lottery. I have taken 5 names from this BIF, including my own, and totaled up the beer karma points, (as of 10:30am, Pacific time today 11/20) then divided by 5 to come up with a number.

    Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to guess that Average number including the digit after the decimal. TPIR rules, be closest without going over. You have until the close of NBS next week (11/27) to get your entry in. 1 guess per entrant.

    Your only clue is that all 5 BIF members have a minimum of 1,000 beer karma points.
     
  25. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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  26. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    5001
     
  27. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    This will be the only mulligan I give. My karma score is over 9900, soooooo.

    You may try again if you wish.
     
  28. Dimidiata

    Dimidiata Initiate (151) Jul 14, 2017 California
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    Is it a destination east of the Mississippi?
     
  29. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Thank you Terry, I’ll take all the mulligans I can on this course
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    13,988
     
  30. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Yes
     
  31. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Housekeeping for my Karma LIF:

    Superllama: 13,988
     
  32. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (4,549) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I just took the karma of the 5 participants in this BIFer (thank you for the “Members” tab, @Todd), and Maynard can’t win with his mulligan guess.

    My guess is 12,809.8 on the button.
     
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  33. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Housekeeping for my Karma LIF:

    Superllama: 13,988
    wrOngltine: 12,809.8
     
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  34. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Solera Fest by American Solera

    4.12/5 rDev +7.3%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
    Can received in BIF 16 from @russpowell , poured into a Seidel it produces a craggy rocky off-white three finger foam caps over a copper colored clear liquid with numerous active micro carbonation streams

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    Aroma is toasted malts, ready

    Taste is hop forward with a bitterness ahead of the typical malty sweetness

    Sudsy , gentle hop bite lingers on the finish

    Good beer
     
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  35. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,197) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...Mystery Beer #3 from @Dimidiata...

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    ...right off, I'm guessing a wild ale, probably with something like raspberry...

    ...dark maroon body, mostly clear; no lasting carbonation: (3.25)...fairly classic smell of brett and horse blanket; dark, red berry notes (3.5)...excellent tart berry flavor; raspberry and blackberry with a bit of cherry; jammy (4.25)...heavy mouthfeel with a velvety smoothness; acidic; tart juiciness (4.25)...overall: (4.0)...

    ...still fighting a head cold but dove into this one all the same...reveal to follow...
     
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  36. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,929) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    17090.6
     
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  37. kemoarps

    kemoarps Poo-Bah (2,358) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    I've not had this double fancy version that you've got there, but when I lived in Austin, the base Pecan Porter from (512) was one of my absolute favourites in the area.

    Obec I think doesn't really get any love because it's on the same block as Stoup and Reuben's (and just around the corner from Great Notion, Fair Isle, Lagunitas, Bale Breaker, Lucky Envelope, and probably another handful that I can't think of off the top of my head at the moment), and they specialize primarily in traditional and especially czech styles, which aren't necessarily the most high profile styles. But they seem to do what they do quite well!

    If you've got any wiggle room in your schedule, let me know when you're coming up and I'd love to get a chance to say hello and buy you one last beer for the box :wink:
     
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  38. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Housekeeping for my Karma LIF:

    Superllama: 13,988
    wrOngltine: 12,809.8
    BigironH: 17090.6
     
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  39. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,197) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ... @Dimidiata Mystery Beer #3 reveal:

    Highland Park Brewery -- Philosophy of Love: Superstition
    Barrel aged rustic saison w/marionberries, black currant, and mint
    ABV: 6.3%; pouring temperature: 45 °F; bottling info: n/a

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    3.98/5 rDev 0%
    look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

    Dark maroon body, mostly clear; no lasting carbonation. Fairly classic smell of brett and horse blanket; dark, red berry notes. Excellent tart berry flavor; raspberry and blackberry with a bit of cherry; jammy. Heavy mouthfeel with a velvety smoothness; acidic; tart juiciness.

    This was a mystery beer from Beer It Forward #16. My initial impression based on the looks and smell was some sort of wild ale with raspberry or blackberry. I'd say I wasn't too far off in my guess. In hind sight, I get some of the woody barrel aging qualities. I can't say I picked up mint but the marionberry (blackberry) was quite evident. Overall, a very nice beer.

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    ...wish I wasn't under the weather (although it's not too bad), but figured I need to have at least one beer this weekend...fruit juice - its good for what ails ya...:sunglasses:
     
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  40. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (12,574) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Here's Hoping the Cowboys play better than my Fantasy Team. Cheers to @WunderLlama for this Foam Brewers Experimental Jet Set DIPA



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