Release Sierra Nevada Narwhal

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

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  1. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    Yeah just picked up a four pack at Binny's Grand this morning.
  2. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,505) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    Let this one warm. It gets much smoother near 65-70 degrees (room temp).
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  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    They are probably waiting to see if Hoptimum will sell out before pulling it for Narwhal. The same thing is happening out here in SoCal.
  4. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Michigan

    Just picked up some tonight can't wait to try it
  5. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    12 oz bottles will be a nice size on this.
  6. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Initiate (165) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois
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    I figured the same thing and if that is the case, then that's shit. I'm not buying a DIPA that's at least 3 months old.
  7. JRBecks

    JRBecks Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    Looks like I will have to go buy some Hoptimum now, just so I can get some "liquid silk"
  8. StoutIrish

    StoutIrish Initiate (167) Jan 16, 2012 Indiana
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    Anyone seen this in Indiana?
  9. neeko530

    neeko530 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Indiana

    i work at a liquor store down in broad ripple and we've had it for three weeks now
  10. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (171) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Good stuff. Scary drinkable. I almost wish it had a bit harsher edge so I didn't kid myself last week into thinking that "a couple more" was a good idea.
  11. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Any spottings in the SE Michigan area?
  12. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Michigan

    Yes, they have it in Wastenaw county but not in Wayne that I have seen
  13. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (727) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    Western Oakland county has it
  14. StoutIrish

    StoutIrish Initiate (167) Jan 16, 2012 Indiana
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    Thanks for the info. I'm in Fort Wayne so ill have someone bring me up some.
  15. randin

    randin Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2010 California

    I think you're obscenely incorrect, sir. Old Rasputin is heavy and rich with a creamy head & tastes of copper; Narwhal turned out to be flat with taste of malt and a weak head that quickly dissipated. I was disappointed with Narwhal to say the least
  16. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (463) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Tried it last night and I was fairly impressed! Not the flavor profile I was expecting but SN has shown they can make an imperial stout with the best of them. I loved the aftertaste of it as well.
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  17. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (832) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Has anyone seen Narwhal in north/central NJ yet?
  18. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Disciple (305) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    Found some! Very good. Had it about 45-50 degrees and it was good. It packs a bit of a punch.
  19. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    Just found some in Columbus. First I've seen it around the usual bottle shops.
  20. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    Widely available in Cleveland. Landed 11/9 I believe.

    Top notch stuff at a very reasonable price ($9.99 4-pak)
  21. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (745) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Try 7 months old.
  22. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (1,897) May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Grabbed some of this last week and cracked my first on Sunday night. I thought it was a great evening sipper. And the 12oz format doesn't hurt it either. May grab some more for the upcoming cooler months.
  23. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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  24. SlurmsMcKenzie

    SlurmsMcKenzie Initiate (13) Oct 3, 2010 Colorado

    Ordered a sixtel of it for the restaurant I work at, got sent back two days later. There was a crazy amount of yeast and tasted off. Rep said it was the 3rd one he had to pick up with the same problem... Hoping to try some bottled.
  25. bwiechmann

    bwiechmann Initiate (96) Nov 30, 2009 Minnesota

    I love it when my beer tastes like pennies instead of the grain upon which it was based. But seriously- different strokes for different folks. Perhaps both are right and just like different things?
  26. MikeWard

    MikeWard Meyvn (1,206) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Secured mine and it is sitting in the beer fridge. How long will I be able to hold out?
  27. aurorabeerealis

    aurorabeerealis Initiate (159) Jun 9, 2010 California
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    Finally got my hands on a couple 4 packs last week. Wow! This is kick ass beer. Much better as is warms up. Wish this was available year round. Think i will put in a request.
  28. Mattitude13

    Mattitude13 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Florida

    Enough about narwhal. Let's talk about celebration and northern hemisphere harvest. I just picked up both. Yay for SN wet Hop ales! Weeeee! :grinning:
  29. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,338) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Fucking delicious! One of the best easy to find and cheap stouts available for me. DANG THAT'S GOOD.
  30. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Freakin' finally Narwhal shows up in my area.
  31. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Disciple (305) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    Yeah I was so happy when I found this on Friday. Drank 2 already. One sorta cold and one really cold. I actually preferred it really cold over the slightly cold.
  32. HoptimusPrimeIPA

    HoptimusPrimeIPA Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 Florida

    Has this hit FL yet?
  33. tabascosigned

    tabascosigned Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    In VA?
    I've been asking in Richmond for weeks to no luck.
  34. hogansct

    hogansct Aspirant (251) Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Picked up a 4-pack last week in CT. Definitely does not seem to be widely available though. Looking forward to trying it; perhaps this weekend.
  35. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Southeast VA at Whole Foods, yessir.
  36. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I keep thinking I will see this "tomorrow" in IL, but this has been going on for about 3 weeks (at least it seems like that long).
  37. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (474) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Imagine your frustration if you lived in California and you couldn't get this when the rest of the country seems to be enjoying it already... yea, that's my frustration!!! :angry:
  38. seplo

    seplo Aspirant (271) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Finally got this in North Haven CT yesterday, i got the 1st 4 pk at 2pm and they were sold out by 4pm, tried it last night and its pretty damn tasty.Hope you all get it soon....CHEERS
  39. joeseppy

    joeseppy Devotee (496) Oct 20, 2012 Illinois

    Closest place for you would be in Chicago at Grand & Western Armanetti's. I stumbled into Binnys Chicago South Loop (Canal St) for some SN Celebration and fell backwards when I saw 7 cases of Narwhal. Not every Binnys has it. South Loop gets all the firstfruits. Picked up a case. It is a fantastic brew for the price. Of course call ahead. Good Luck!
  40. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (218) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    For those who have had it, how would you say it compares to Old Rasputin?
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