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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (864) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
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    Zombie Dust is the quintessential crushable Pale (really an IPA!) along with HF Edward, but Sucks is right behind them. HF Single Citra is (to me obviously) the only beer that uses Citra better than ZD and might be my favorite beer in the world. I would love to do a blind tasting of all four! As it is now these beers always have a place in my fridge, especially during the summer months!!
  2. Hendry

    Hendry Crusader (748) Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Zombie Dust is worth seeking out, both are very different:ZD is an APA and Sucks a IIPA, but they are both great
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  3. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,656) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Myself and 4 other BAs did some work in an evening.

    Left to right:

    Lost Abbey Saint's Devotion
    Brouwerij Oud Beersel Oude Geuze (Vieille)
    Kiuchi Hitachino Nest XH
    Tyranena Benji's Chipotle Smoked Imperial Porter
    New Glarus Berliner Weiss
    FFF Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus Raspberry
    Upright Blend Edmunds (Sole Composition)
    Crooked Stave WWBO
    HF Edith
    Tired Hands Only Void (Stainless)
    Bruery Sour in the Rye Peach
    CW Bourbon Barrel La Petite Mort
    Cigar City Capricho Oscuro (Batch 5)
    Almanac Farmer's Reserve No. 1
    De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva (2007)
    Bourbon Barrel Peche Mortel 2010
    Peche Mortel
  4. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    First, that is an amazing post, well done! You're not kidding about Double Sunshine being hard to get...I haven't had any of this year's batch(es) yet! At least HF is open four days a week, you can just drive up there to get it on a Saturday if you want to. My personal ranking of IIPAs is as follows:

    1. Society and Solitude #5 (without a doubt the best beer I've ever had).
    2. Heady
    3. Double Sunshine
    4. Abner
    5. Society and Solitude #4

    I was lucky enough last summer to do Heady vs. Double Sunshine vs. Abner all at the same time. Heady took the crown for me, but that was as close as it comes. Double Sunshine (last summer anyway) was just insanely great. A word to the wise chasing down Vermont IPAs, Abner is not to be forgotten. It goes toe-to-toe with the best in the world, and it's pretty much always available at HF.

    Also, I may be alone here, but in the question of HF Double Citra and HF Double Galaxy, I feel these are both a step below beers on my list above. And Ephraim, for me, is nowhere close to this list. In fact, I prefer HF Citra over Double Citra. Sessionable and citra-riffic! And Susan, good God Susan was awesome. HF Simcoe was a freaking beast of a 5.5% beer too.

    I like living in Vermont.
  5. ajtorres311

    ajtorres311 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 Florida


    We did this tonight. From L to R: CCB Cervezas Frescas: Horchata, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Foothills Brewing Sexual Chocolate, Big Boss Brewing Aces & Ates and Big Operator, Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale, Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale, Fort Collins Chocolate Stout, CCB Brandy Barrel* Aged Hunahpu, 7venth Sun Saison in Paradise and Saison Extreme. I know it's not very impressive but it was fun.
  6. swolepeer

    swolepeer Initiate (162) May 23, 2013 California

    Small tasting from back in March. We're having another one next tuesday, pretty chuffed:

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  7. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,476) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    I'm more curious about how many of these were done blind. Our tastebuds are not as good we think..
  8. huddyball

    huddyball Devotee (417) Apr 3, 2013 New Hampshire
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    First tasting was pretty spectacular!


    Clown Shoes/Brash - Flight of the Pimp
    Lagunitas - Brown Shugga
    Brooklyn - Black Ops
    Maine - Lunch
    Firestone - Parabola
    Lawson's - Maple Imperial Stout
    Jack's Abby - Smoked Maple
    Brash - Item Nine
  9. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    He wasn't kidding!!! :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing:

  10. Petela

    Petela Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 New Jersey


    This was from a while ago w/ nectar
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  11. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,914) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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  12. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 New Jersey

    Very nice Ross! How is Ann holding up? Any favorites among that group?
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  13. Nalarn

    Nalarn Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Illinois

  14. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,914) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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    Ann is still awesome. Bourbon Huna was really good as well as the SH BdM.
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  15. durlta

    durlta Zealot (534) May 30, 2012 Iowa
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  16. durlta

    durlta Zealot (534) May 30, 2012 Iowa
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  17. Sender

    Sender Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Minnesota

  18. JMScowcroft

    JMScowcroft Crusader (718) Feb 18, 2008 Vermont

    100% agree, my range is still somewhat limited but I have yet to find anything that blows me away like that one. HFS Ephraim is my next one down, but I need to expand my HFS reviews first before I'll know for sure. Sounds like another fill trip is in order!
  19. GimmeGumballHead

    GimmeGumballHead Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2010 Illinois

    two questions:

    1) how bad was your gas the next day? I did a similar tasting... and I learne that barley wines might be the worst for causing gas.
    2) how do you tag people in a forum post?
  20. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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  21. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)


    good day yesterday with 3 friends.
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  22. M1A2

    M1A2 Initiate (191) Jan 15, 2012 Ohio
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    Good night with a few fellow BAs.
  23. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    My tasting group had a picnic yesterday, opened a few beers. Great time.

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  24. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (175) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Yes except for all of them :wink: my preference goes to ephraim and susan...oh sweet susan
  25. sweetlouc

    sweetlouc Initiate (120) Apr 19, 2009 New Jersey

  26. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,229) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

  27. BigBadBarrel

    BigBadBarrel Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2013 Michigan

    This is the one we had on Memorial Day weekend. Turned out great, and of the four guys involved in the tasting, everyone had a different favorite.
  28. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (201) Aug 10, 2012 Florida
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    Tap 42 share.... Those S. Fl BA's. know how to throw it down. :slight_smile: [​IMG]
  29. swolepeer

    swolepeer Initiate (162) May 23, 2013 California

    From last night. Not pictured: 4 pack of Hoptimum, Brouwerji West Quad, Port Brewing 7th Anniversary DIPA. The Smoking Wood I brought was infected. Ugh. The Firestone Double DBA was the one we all agreed on.

  30. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,320) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Really nice turnout at the weekly Wednesday Niche Geneva bottle share. The beers were all over the board, but it was certainly a fun time.
  31. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008


    Though the reuben was the highlight. Srs.
  32. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (622) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    So with 4 guys and 6 bottles, which 2 weren't a favorite? Just curious
  33. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Reubens were #1, definitely. I mean look at it. Also appreciate the CJ photo-bomb as he reaches into his cooler to grab another shelf turd!
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  34. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2008 Michigan

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  35. BigBadBarrel

    BigBadBarrel Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2013 Michigan

    It was the Coffee and the Cherry, and not due to these both being sub par, they are fantastic, but mostly due to the fact that we all had already drank a couple bottles of each at prior tastings and on our own.
  36. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (622) May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Oh ok I gotcha. How did the Vanilla perform?
  37. PALMEJ1

    PALMEJ1 Aspirant (214) Dec 8, 2008 Alabama
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    Another ba and myself opened a few bottles during the game last night.
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  38. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Devotee (475) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    My first tasting photo. From my birthday last night. The only thing that wasn't good was the Fantome (my first bad bottle and drain pour.)

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  39. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,466) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Waterbury is a great town, if you time it right hit the pubs to see what you like before driving to HF or the Warren Store for Lawson. Both Prohibition Pig and the Reservoir have great food too.
  40. lic217

    lic217 Champion (839) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for the heads up/info.
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