Release Sierra Nevada Narwhal

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by gatornation, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. UT-Alex

    UT-Alex Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Texas

    I talked to Scott at the Specs in Round Rock today and he said they would have Narwhal next week. I'm going to pick at least 2 4pks up!
     
  2. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts
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    It's good to see SN put out this stout. We didn't get too many beer camps, but we got this... fare trade right??!! :grinning:
     
  3. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (701) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    Picked up some in SE Michigan yesterday. $10
     
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  4. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Well i was surprised at this one. It was better than i expected. biiter but maybe that will calm after a few months/years. at $10/4 pack i def will put some away for next year
     
  5. Mattitude13

    Mattitude13 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Florida

    Drinking Narwhal now. Got it near Detroit, MI. Pretty good, but not as great as I was expecting. I normally LOVE everything from SN.
     
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  6. Holden_Carver

    Holden_Carver Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 California

    Just polished off a four pack and feeling pretty good.
     
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  7. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Binnys in Champaign had it today for $10 a four pack. Gottabe in Chicago this week
     
  8. dvnbtn

    dvnbtn Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 California

    Anyone in SoCal (South Bay) seen Narwhal on the shelves?
     
  9. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    This "Excellent" beer, deserves better than current BA 89 "Good' rating. This beer drinks like liquid silk.
     
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  10. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (2,442) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Awesome beer and $8.99 an amazing price. Going to drink many of these the next few months. SN does it again!
     
  11. agorsuch

    agorsuch Initiate (0) May 17, 2012 Michigan

    We'll have it at our Store - The Produce Station in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    for a fair price by this Friday.............
    Comment here and we'll save some for your!
     
  12. orvalrugger45

    orvalrugger45 Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2009 Massachusetts

    This beer is epic my fellow BA's. The hype/anticipation rings true. Ill be building a vertical of this for sure, if i dont drink what i can get.
     
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  13. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Tastes great, but it's got a little heat...few months in the cellar may even it out a bit. That or I need to take my panties off before I start drinking
     
  14. SHODriver

    SHODriver Meyvn (1,465) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    this beer kicks ass.
     
  15. sir-knifes-alot

    sir-knifes-alot Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Colorado

    Eagerly awaiting it's arrival in Denver...
     
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  16. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Eagerly awaiting in FL...
     
  17. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Saw this a couple weeks ago in Warren, MI. Passed on it as I hadn't heard anything about it (until I got home and saw this thread). :angry:
    Likely going to regret it and haven't seen it since.
    I guess my initial thought was that since they put a whale on the label are they insinuating that their beer is a whale? You can't call yourself that, right? :rolling_eyes:
     
  18. mporter13

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    Finally got the chance to drink it tonight. It's definitely a solid stout, and at this price, you can't go wrong.
     
  19. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    Drank the other night and could not believe the quality for the price. Alcohol presence was next to nothing compared to other 10+ abv stouts and wasn't beyond the point where I could easily drink two bottles without remorse. I will be getting more and more of this until it is sold out and replaced with Bigfoot!
     
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  20. maltmuncher

    maltmuncher Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012

    Got some last week, they rock!
     
  21. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Got some today via HoistinBrews and the UPS guy !!!
    Thank you man...Since NY state got shut out glad to receive this one .......
     
  22. marcron03

    marcron03 Initiate (148) May 24, 2011 California

    is it out yet?
     
  23. maltmuncher

    maltmuncher Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012

    I hope so or I purchased a fake beer pack from a store I trust...
     
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  24. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Enjoying my 2nd 4pk this week,so decent at the $10 price tag.
     
  25. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 Illinois

    im waiting for this to hit chicago
     
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  26. PDXHops

    PDXHops Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    This is most definitely a badass beer that'll be penalized for the low degree of difficulty involved in obtaining it. I'm gonna drink and cellar the hell outta this stuff. $8.99 at my local shop...
     
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  27. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina

    Word. Or Old Rasputin needs to be knocked down 10 points. That's one of the most overrated beers on here IMO and the fact that Narwhal is so similar but executed so much better (I think "liquid silk" is dead on) and rated 6 points lower is crazy.
     
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  28. IcemanCometh

    IcemanCometh Aspirant (290) Sep 6, 2012 Massachusetts

    I have to respectfully disagree (I am having my first Narwahl as I type this) and I agree it is a solid RIS but it is not at Old Raspy's level.
     
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  29. aurorabeerealis

    aurorabeerealis Initiate (159) Jun 9, 2010 California
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    I can't wait for this to hit the shelves. Big fan of SN.
     
  30. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (460) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Really digging SN's recent labels. Very excited for this one to come out! I can't wait to stock up on it!
     
  31. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (228) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    I might have to crack open an Old Ras tonight and revisit it. I had my 2nd Narwhal last night, and still think it's fantastic. It is like liquid silk. Creamy mouthfeel on it, hits everything I want in a stout. I just don't have many O.R.'s set back in my cellar. First world beer problems I know.

    I'll report back tonight with my opinion.
     
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  32. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    I was surprised that that we ran out of The Dissident as quickly as we did. I still see The Stoic around town. And The Abyss usually lasts 6 months.
     
  33. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    Yeah I was sad about that, I didn't get a chance to snag a bottle of The Dissident. And yeah I know what you mean, the Kelly's by my house still has over a case of The Stoic.
     
  34. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    I got one and am regretting not picking up another... oh well. We have Chainbreaker and Odell's Deconstruction on tap in town now. I can't complain too much.
     
  35. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Yeah, I almost saved the bottle because it's very cool. The beer is really good, too, and I bet it'd be great after 6-12 months to smooth out the bitterness.
     
  36. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    I thought this was supposed to be of similar production volume of hoptimum? I pose that question because hoptimum still sits on the shelves and I've yet to see narwhal ANYWHERE! What gives?!
     
  37. mrn1ceguy

    mrn1ceguy Meyvn (1,103) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    To the best of my knowledge, I don't think this has made it to chicago yet. At least, every place I go says they should be getting soon (one of these days).
     
  38. brplatz

    brplatz Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 New Mexico

    I had to go to 3 stores on last Friday to get a 4 pack. First two had gone through all of em in 2 days.

    Well worth It though, awesome stout!
     
  39. augustg

    augustg Initiate (190) Sep 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Solid beer. Worth the pickup.
     
  40. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (202) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    There was a ton at Binny's Lincoln Park yesterday evening.
     
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