Psuedo Sue - Florida vs. Iowa

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by sembo, Mar 17, 2016.

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  1. sembo

    sembo Initiate (170) Feb 1, 2014 Minnesota
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    Since this seems to be a topic that people love discussing, I made a special thread for it. Hoping to keep discussion about the differences or lack of here, instead of clogging up other threads with off topic posts.
     
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  2. hunttj

    hunttj Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2015 Iowa

    Decorah Sue >>>>> Florida Sue

    \thread :wink:
     
  3. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,831) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    If we're going to start this, can we start a topic for Saga to keep all the stupid Saga posts in one place too?

    Uh-oh. Third post & I'm already off-topic. I should change my user name to OFFTOPIC.

    This serious beer business thing, I just can't get used to it.
     
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  4. dougofthefuture

    dougofthefuture Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Minnesota

    At the risk of beating a dead horse, I'll bite.

    I've posted this before, but the last time I was at TG, it was pretty quiet and I started talking about this. I asked if I could open a bottle that I just bought and try it next to the tap version. They offered up a couple bottles instead and even poured them blind to a few people sitting at the bar. More than half agreed that the FL sue was better. I was one of them.

    That said, two more points:

    1) Obviously, there is still batch variation going on here.
    2) Don't listen to people in online forums, especially beer geeks. Taste beer for yourself (blind if possible)
     
  5. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,975) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Good luck.

    The Sága posts aren't a topic; just a bunch of one-liners that for some reason some people think are funny. I still don't get the joke, whatever it is.
     
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  6. sevenzig

    sevenzig Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2015 Minnesota

    Is this the new home of the FL Sue Sucks jerk circle? Will the TG "Appreciation" thread ever recover?
     
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  7. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,831) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    If you're going to try to redefine the meaning of "topic" please take it to another thread.
     
  8. Otis32

    Otis32 Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Thought Florida sue was cans only?

    Having said that there have been several batches of FL Sue that tasted damn fine to me
     
  9. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,975) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Show me where there exists a Sága discussion topic that meets your description of "stupid Saga posts" that is more than supposed-to-be-funny one-liners injected into other discussions ...
     
  10. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,831) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Serious bidness. Srsly.
     
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  11. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,753) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Saga Can be interjected in any thread at any time in the Mid-west forum.:wink:
     
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  12. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    FL Sue was 12oz bottles before they started canning it.
     
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  13. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (119) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    It's delicious beer. Drinking a can right now.

    That's all I have for now.
     
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  14. djhowell

    djhowell Disciple (332) Apr 1, 2009 Wisconsin

    OG Sue was better than ZD. Brewhub Sue is a passable facsimile.
     
  15. Buzzerben

    Buzzerben Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2007 Minnesota

    Feedback loop. Silly.
     
  16. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    Just pretend that XH Gold is IA Sue. I love it!
     
  17. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa

    I do definitely prefer the Decorah sue, but the Florida sue is still one of my favorite beers.
     
  18. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota

    Until tonight, I had not purchased FL Sue since one of the first batches. It has come a long way, that is for sure and it is a delicious beer, overall. They still have some work to do in order to call them the same beer.
     
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  19. Bobandy

    Bobandy Initiate (0) May 13, 2015 Iowa

    Decorah Sue is definitely better. More aroma and has been hazier/jucier as of late.

    Florida Sue is still the best pale I can get at a liquor store unless fresh Todd is in stock. It's a little dry, but still has that killer unmistakeable Citra flavor.

    So basically, IMO, it's not the same thing but it's still a really good beer that's worth the price point and until something better comes along, I'll keep drinking it.
     
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  20. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,753) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Agree with many posts. Decorah Sue and Sue from 1.5 years ago > FL Sue. Like @Bobandy said its (FL) is the best PA i can buy at this time.
     
  21. Boat

    Boat Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2014 Minnesota

    So you're wondering if ISU (sorry can't put Iowa there) is going to play Miami for the NCAA championship? I'll definitely go ISU. My bracket went to hell, so I like it that someone took a shot in the dark.

    Seriously, I understand trying to get the 13,000 posts about this subject off the other TG threads but if people haven't figured out which is better by now, they either never will or they just have "different" taste buds like the 80% of Americans that are still macro beer drinkers.

    I think the best new thread should actually be "Has Florida Sue improved?"
     
  22. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,753) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Was it a year ago or so that Mike Saboe left TG B4 his return? That PS B4 he left was perfection.
     
  23. Umdrunner

    Umdrunner Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2015 Wisconsin

    I keep picking up fresh cans of Sue and it keeps getting better and better! Next time The Nova has it on tap (from IA-obviously), I'm going to perform a side-by-side with the cans from FL. The gap is definitely closing.
     
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  24. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,753) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Just bought/tried some 3/9 Sue, it was very good, one of the best yet from FL, IMO.
     
  25. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Devotee (491) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    I had 3/1 FL Sue on Saturday night and it was pretty darn good.
     
  26. dlphnfn

    dlphnfn Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Iowa

    I know this isn't Sue, but had some GNugg on tap at Fongs in Ankeny, and it was incredible. Super underrated beer in my opinion. Fantastic on tap, but yet to have a Florida brewed bottle/can that I love.
     
  27. Bobandy

    Bobandy Initiate (0) May 13, 2015 Iowa

    This last run of Nugget has been great.
     
  28. dlphnfn

    dlphnfn Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Iowa

    Will scope it out! Thanks!!
     
  29. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    What date on the nugget?
     
  30. Bobandy

    Bobandy Initiate (0) May 13, 2015 Iowa

    Not entirely sure. 2 weeks?
     
  31. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa

    Are you talking about cans or the last batch of GNug out of Decorah?
     
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  32. poypoyking

    poypoyking Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2015 Minnesota

    FL Sue is my go-to beer at this point. I like Todd and Abrasive better overall but price per beer (and availability) puts FL Sue at the top.

    Editing to add I have never tried Decorah Sue :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  33. B-Stad

    B-Stad Initiate (0) May 16, 2015 Minnesota

    So are all of the cans in Minnesota FL Sue? I knew they made some down there, but assumed distribution to MN would have been from Decorah. I thoroughly enjoyed my 3/9 cans. Apparently I haven't had Decorah Sue yet either. Definitely one of my new go-to beers.
     
  34. mpdavis

    mpdavis Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2014 Iowa

    Decorah doesn't have a canning line (yet) so every can currently in existence was brewed in Florida.
     
  35. Umdrunner

    Umdrunner Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2015 Wisconsin

    All 16 oz cans and 12 oz bottles are brewed in FL.
     
  36. B-Stad

    B-Stad Initiate (0) May 16, 2015 Minnesota

    Interesting. Thanks for the info. Now the 2 hour drive I contemplating making down to the brewery has become all the more enticing.
     
  37. Bobandy

    Bobandy Initiate (0) May 13, 2015 Iowa

    Decorah.
     
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