Samuel Adams' Hop-ology seasonal IPA pack

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by AutumnBeerLove, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/24/2021932_samuel-adams-hop-ology-seasonal.html

    Just saw this at the store for the first time.
     
  2. Sneers

    Sneers Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I think I just might pick this up (when I can).
     
  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    The best idea they had was Latitude 48 Deconstructed Pack.
     
  4. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    I've been told this will probably be pricier than their normal 12 packs, in the $20 range. If I remember correctly the deconstructed pack was about the same when it came out
     
  5. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Saw it for $19.99
     
  6. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    They should redo the Deconstructed pack.
     
  7. WMEugene

    WMEugene Feb 3, 2011 Virginia

    Look forward to trying this - enjoyed the dark depths at EBF and would love to try the others (Latitude 48 was ok when I last had it) without springing for 22 oz bottles.
     
  8. shand

    shand Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    I'm not big on Belgian IPAs, but I still will probably pick this one up.
     
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  9. seanh99

    seanh99 Sep 11, 2007 Massachusetts

    This past weekend I was cleaning in the basement and I found I have an unopened 12 pack from last spring, (WTH) I don't remember buying 2...
     
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  10. Swim424

    Swim424 Apr 29, 2011 Florida

    I'll have to get this one. Had 3 of them and there all pretty good. Would like to try the other 2.
     
  11. Longstaff

    Longstaff May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    As a hoppy ipa lover I'll pass......
     
  12. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Too bad its not any good any more. i would kill for a fresh bottle of the Zeus Latitude 48. i loved the hell out of that stuff.
     
  13. rfbenavi80

    rfbenavi80 Mar 15, 2010 Missouri

    I saw it for 16.99.
     
  14. sauvy10

    sauvy10 Apr 14, 2012 West Virginia

    I've had both the whitewater and Baltic and they were both pretty solid. Hope we get this pack in wv
     
  15. Stormfield

    Stormfield Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    They should really do Deconstucted again. Loved the Simcoe.
     
  16. Skye1024

    Skye1024 Oct 3, 2009 Indiana

    Picked one up today for ~$14 in Indy. Seemed like a steal, especially considering the bombers were 6-7 each.
     
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  17. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Super pumped on this one!
     
  18. jacksback

    jacksback Jul 20, 2011 Massachusetts

    Because single hop IPAs using hops meant only for bittering are a good idea?

    o_O
     
  19. BrewMichigan

    BrewMichigan May 4, 2007 Michigan

    I doubt they were only using the one hop for bittering only. When I tasted them they tasted like the hop was used throughout the boil. The cool thing was you could drink two or three different;y hopped beers and they would taste totally different even though the malt bill was the same. the only difference was the hops used.
     
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  20. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    Another really good idea for a mix pack from SA. All of them were solid brews with some diversity in hopped styles. I was very pleased to pick it up for $15. Damn good deal if you ask me.
     
  21. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    The Tasman Red IPA contains hops from Tasmania, the Australian island state. The beer has the grapefruit and pine flavors typical of IPAs, but the hops also have a flavor of roastiness with a hint of toffee to balance the normal IPA flavors.

    Over the harsh bitterness in this beer how the hell can anyone detect any roastiness or toffee? So bitter it was borderline undrinkable.
     
  22. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    picked one up at Binny's 14.99, thought it was a steal for the grab, super stoked to taste Grumpy Monk!
     
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  23. BigCheese

    BigCheese Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    16$(i think) @ Redstone Liquors in Mass. Definitely worth it Baltic IPA was fantastic, wasnt Dark Depths not so much. Looking forward to trying Grumpy Monk.
     
  24. HopsJunkiedotcom

    HopsJunkiedotcom Dec 24, 2010 Florida

    17.99 Here in Palm Beach Gardens
     
  25. Sneers

    Sneers Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I picked up one for $15.99. So far I've only had the Tasman Red, which I did not like.
     
  26. americajesus

    americajesus Apr 22, 2011 New Jersey

    the baltic porter is worthy of the 22oz.

    so far best black ipa ive had is hoppy feet ill have having the hoppy feet 1.5 this weekend
     
  27. tfischl

    tfischl Dec 28, 2005 Indiana

    $14.97 in Indiana... cooling down in the fridge right now!
     
  28. DrDoitchbig

    DrDoitchbig Jun 6, 2009 Michigan

    I saw it for $17.99 last week. It was tempting but when I usually pay $12.99 for a SA mixed pack that price is kind of hard to swallow.
     
  29. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Yeah I agree the Tasman Red was way too bitter an unforgiving. It was like everyone kept telling Sam that his IPA's were not hoppy enough so he made the Red. Such a bitter and unforgiving beer I have no idea how it gets such good reviews.
     
  30. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Ow and I found the Belgium IPA "Grumpy Monk" as a single but I need to track down more Third Voyage since that was a pretty great DIPA

    And I also need a single of Dark Depths Baltic IPA. Maybe the House of 1,000 will get them in since they had the Longshot beers as singles...
     
  31. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Look at it this way it's way easier than paying 7-8 dollars for a 16oz bottle of some of those offerings :p
     
  32. TexRx

    TexRx May 20, 2012 Texas

    I'm really hoping to see these IPA variety 12 packs at my beer store soon!!

    o_O
     
  33. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Wow. A lot of hate for Tasman red.

    I loved it when i had it.


    Ive actually enjoyed all of the beers in this pack. I normally dont care too much for SA stuff but this is good stuff
     
  34. mfdish

    mfdish Oct 30, 2011 Nevada

    I really enjoyed the White Water, thought the apricot played real well with the hops & spices.

    Will keep my eye out, I did see a pack somewhere but don't recall the price.
     
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  35. originalgoat

    originalgoat Dec 6, 2005 California

    I don't remember what all the hop varieties were, but if you think Simcoe or Columbus hops are meant only for bittering, you should get out more. ;)
     
  36. Onenote81

    Onenote81 May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Haven't seen this one yet. Any sightings in NC?
     
  37. seanwhite

    seanwhite Jan 31, 2008 Massachusetts
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    12.99 at Market Basket in Salem, NH
     
  38. Duhast500

    Duhast500 Nov 14, 2007 Rhode Island

    They need to do the deconstructed again, they won a gold metal for one of the,.
     
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  39. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Jul 25, 2008 California

    Is this available in California? I haven't seen it but will grab it if possible. I love my IPAs!
     
  40. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Yes.
     
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