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Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by proseberry, Jan 3, 2013.
They had it in 4 packs & bombers at the brewery, but aside from that I haven't seen it in SD either.
Both readily available in the Bay Area.
I had Palette Wrecker and didn't think it wrecked my palette, then I had another beer and it tasted like water. Job well done.
Whole Foods, BevMo, local wine/beer shops. Maybe this is just SF and Marin County but I've been able to grab very easily.
Thanks. I will check Whole Foods again this weekend..they have good stuff but this one's been escaping me!
This place I go in Jersey just put this up on facebook as the craft beer of the week and says 22 days old. I'm more of a belgian quad & imperial stout guy.
I picked up some at the total wine in Rancho, bottled 1/30/13 nice! loved it last year, hope its the same.
Loved this on draft, will taste a bottle for the first time tonight.
I couldnt wait till it was available this year. I had only 2 bottles from 2012. Love the reddish amber pour and that even while the IBU's are really high, its still very drinkable.
I talked to the owners of three of my regular haunts, and all claimed they weren't able to get any (maybe all using the same distributor). So imagine my excitement when I stumbled across loose bottles in a store I just happened to wander into on a whim. I checked to make sure they weren't outdated '12s and sure enuf, fresh as could be. So I buy four of the six they had on the shelf (not wanting to be greedy) and stuck two in my fridge. We had friends over a couple nights later and one of the guys was drinking beer. I showed him where my fridge was and the only thing I asked him to stay away from was the PWs (which only left him about 20-30 other options, including some really solid IPAs). I explained it was a personal favorite and I only got ahold of a couple and that it was a pretty intense beer that a lot of folks don't care for anyhow. So sure enough, the next time he comes upstairs, he's carrying a PW, which he proceeds to start drinking from the bottle. Finishes about 1/3 of it and puts it aside and goes to get something else. I asked if he was planning to finish it, you know, seeing as I'd specifically asked him to leave them and all, and all he says is, "Yeah, you were right. That stuff's way too powerful for me." No apology. Nothing. Bastard is officially persona non gratis from that night on.
GF has dates now!?!?! Sonofabitch! I a was feening for PW yesterday and hit a spot that would usually carry the new stuff. They had a bomber, but I just checked the empty bottle and no date! Old malt is horrible. I used to think it was a herbal/vegetable hop profile, but it is just old beer. On the hunt for fresh now.
I try to never admit it tastes different because I make fun of people that make a big deal out of it usually, but I much preferred both the draft and subsequent growler to bottles.
I still have not found this in NYC. Am I a being a fool waiting for it to show up on the shelves. I want to try it fresh. Please let me know if it is time to trade.
Have not found any bottles in Ohio just yet, only on tap. Not such a bad thing.
Have it in Central KY. Have had a few bombers. Very good beer
Had my first Heady last nite, first thing i said after "Wow this is f@ing awesome" is that it reminded me of PW....
Nothin in upstate NY yet. I've been impatiently waiting
Picked up a foursie tonight. Looking fwd to giving this year's a taste in good company.
Glad I'm not the only one. Others mocked me!
I don't think it's that much of a stretch. They're both DIPAs with high IBUs. And both pretty damn delicious !
Im usually not "that guy" but it is not as good as last year. I have never had a beer smell so strong of cat piss, what hop varieties did they use? Last year was a pine and citrus bomb.
Cant find a bottle date either.
Tastes exactly the same to me; the date is in yellow ink below the front label. Hops include Centennial and Columbus, not sure if there is anything else.
I have 2 more Heady's and am trying to track down a PW to do a side by side. So exciting!
all mine had very clear bottle dates under the label.. you sure you didnt pick up an old 2012 bottle by mistake?
They are marked with dates in bright yellow ink under the label. Problem is, two of my foursie rubbed off. Just finished my 1/31/13. Had BP Dorado (bottled 1/31/13) last night to compare, and PW blew it away. Going to try it with KD Simtra (botteld 1/31/13) tonight, but I think PW will remain on top (well, Sucks on top...)
Not really. Heady hits you with waves of delicious hop flavor, while PW is probably the most imbalanced and unpleasant beer I've ever drank.
Seriously, I bet the bottle date rubbed off completely. And I know its fresh because KY didnt get green flash last year. I picked up a bottle in saint louis last summer.
FYI this has hit upstate NY as of Wednesday