Toppling Goliath coming to MA?

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  1. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (153) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts
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    I had gone through 2 or 3 4pcks when it first dropped earlier in the year and I highly considered picking one up with this recent drop. It is quite good.
     
  2. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (153) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts
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    SOSUS in cans. Just picked up a 4pk at Bacon's in Hudson. There was only 2 or 3 left after mine.

    Hopefully it's as good as the single bottle I tried earlier in the year. It's probably the best IPA I've had from them.
     
  3. brewme

    brewme Meyvn (1,412) Mar 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    How much? Any sightings on the South Shore? I've been getting FSM pretty regularly, have not seen King Sue in months. I have noticed the canned-on dates for Psuedo & Pompeii getting older & older.
     
  4. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (153) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts
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    was pricey. $19.69. Fairly fresh though. I think 12/10 canning. And considering the bombers were like $15 (and I even considered picking up a 2nd one from time to time), I can live with this once in a while.

    Having one now, though, and damn it's good.
     
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  5. GonzoHomebrewer

    GonzoHomebrewer Devotee (496) Sep 15, 2012 Massachusetts
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    They only brew King Sue once every 3 months or so, though I feel like 2 batches recently were closer together. If you see them post a canning run on social media, Mass generally gets them a week or 2 after.
     
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  6. Mpom9999

    Mpom9999 Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2018 Massachusetts

    Picked up a 4-pack for ~$18 at Rapid in Stoneham. Fantastic beer.
     
  7. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (179) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Empire Wine and Spirits in Kingston got it today
     
  8. outoffocus

    outoffocus Crusader (752) Nov 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    The frustrating thing with the Pseudo dates being 3 months old now is they aren't sitting on shelves. I buy a ton of it and the 3 places I normally shop have clearly re-stocked numerous times, but the canning date just stays 9/13/18.
     
  9. randytrevor

    randytrevor Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2014 Massachusetts

    Typically I wouldn't buy something that "old" but my buddy picked up a 4pack of the 9/13 batch of PS for me, and I must say it was pretty damn tasty....and a great value at 11 bucks
     
  10. outoffocus

    outoffocus Crusader (752) Nov 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Yeah it's still good and I keep buying it. I feel like I'm running on a treadmill though. I buy it, they restock. Still 9/13.
     
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  11. jbertsch

    jbertsch Poo-Bah (1,594) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I feel like all TG I see is from May or July.
     
  12. killamonjaro

    killamonjaro Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2017 Massachusetts

    Same here. The bombers are too expensive and with no dates on them they are a gamble as well. The best I’ve seen is August dates
     
  13. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (153) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts
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    Kinda mad I only bought one 4pk of SOSUS. It's an incredible DIPA.
     
  14. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (32) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut

    king sue coming soon to MA
    weird how CT is being ignored once again

    please post something in here once you guys see them popping up. will have to drive out to get some this time.
     
  15. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (153) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts
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    Guess they had more than I realized. Stopped in today and they had 7 or 8 more 4pcks. Picked one more up, along with a 4pk of second fiddle to compare. I might like SOSUS more, which is saying something.
     
  16. Pudgemaster

    Pudgemaster Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2018 Massachusetts

    I drank a rover truck the other day. Solid oatmeal stout. Nice departure from all the pastry and heavy adjunct stouts being made.
     
  17. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (32) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut

    any king sue sighting yet?
    thanks
     
  18. Quisby

    Quisby Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2017 Massachusetts

    They just got some in at Yankee Spirits - Sturbridge.
     
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  19. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (32) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut

    thank you.

    hopefully they show up in springfield area soon.
     
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  20. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (32) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut

    ok was just told by a store in springfield that they will be getting it tomorrow.
    time to drive my lazy ass up.
     
  21. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Both Redstone and Pemberton got some in.
     
  22. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,226) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Rapid in Stoneham posted it on Thursday.
     
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  23. wasatchback

    wasatchback Devotee (413) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan
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    I picked it up in MN but this latest batch of King Sue is awesome. Right up there with the freshest bombers of years past. I’ve been really impressed with the latest Pompeii, Sosus, King Sue.
     
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  24. DanPing

    DanPing Aspirant (225) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Wegmans $18.99
     
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  25. buking21

    buking21 Aspirant (265) Jan 21, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I got the last can at Pemberton.

    Downtown in Davis has it in the cooler...for a mere $25.99 per 4-pack. Man they suck so bad.
     
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  26. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (32) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut

    $26 is just wrong.

    finally got mine today for $20 ish at the place called thebeershop in east longmeadow.
    every beer was available as a single can, even king sue.
     
  27. Trull

    Trull Disciple (388) Dec 24, 2016 Massachusetts

    I paid $21 for a four pack at Sudbury craft beer.
     
  28. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,226) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    18.39 at Rapid.
     
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  29. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I was just at Rapid tonite and got a six pack of jigsaw jazz (9% abv), a bottle of Portuguese red wine, and a discounted bottle of Samiclaus for $20. No dig on TG specifically but this is why pricey 4 packs of hoppy beers are getting less of my business these days.
     
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  30. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,226) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    I was holding one of those while I was there and decided to put it back. I grabbed one last month else I would have picked it up. It's a great beer!
     
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  31. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    It really is! I grabbed it on a whim a couple months back for the first time simply because it was on sale and was amazed how good it was.

    Someone should tell them that the "malt liquor" label probably isn't doing them any favors here in the states :slight_smile:
     
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  32. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (32) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut

    now that many of us got to try, what is the verdict on king sue?

    to me, fire skulls > king sue > sosus
     
  33. dental

    dental Devotee (434) Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts
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    i haven't had king sue but i totally agree on FSM > sosus. however, i probably wouldn't buy another 4-pack of either beer at those price points. i wasn't impressed with sosus at all (12/7/18 canning), but would get a pour of FSM if i saw it on tap somewhere.
     
  34. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (153) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts
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    Been a while since I tried the king sue. I'd go

    SOSUS > FSM > KS

    Love SOSUS.
     
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  35. nesarebad

    nesarebad Zealot (517) Feb 4, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Blaspheming your profile name and pic. Time for a switch?
     
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  36. nesarebad

    nesarebad Zealot (517) Feb 4, 2012 Massachusetts
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    SOSUS is the Mosaic lovers beer.
     
  37. shehateme

    shehateme Devotee (463) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    King sue on tap at mom & pops burgers in chatham if anyone is down the cape for first night
     
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  38. wasatchback

    wasatchback Devotee (413) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan
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    FSM is overload in my mind. Had a little more “vegetal” character and was just way too thick. Hard to drink more than one. Nothing wrong with it per se just not in balance and not as drinkable as Sosus or King Sue. I’m personally not a fan of that many big hop varieties in one beer.

    I’d bet King Sue and Sosus are basically the same base beer with Sosus being all Mosaic and King Sue being all Citra. Mosaic can be really hit and miss. The Mosaic they have for this latest round of Sosus and Pompeii is on point. No sweaty feet, diesely notes at all.

    Both the latest KS and Sosus are in my mind right up there with the best bombers I’ve had fresh from the brewery in the past. They’re very light on the pallet and very well balanced and great expression of the hops highlighted in each. They don’t taste/smell like rotting overripe fruit that so many hoppy beers do now. They have a great balance of sweetness and bitterness to make them incredibly drinkable. These remind me of some HF double IPAs I had this summer. They’re not oversatured hop bombs but really balanced and incredibly drinkable 8% beers. And very well defined expressions of the specific hop. The mouthfeel isn’t quite as soft but other than that they’re fantastic in my book. I’d take these over any Trillium beer I’ve had in the last two years that’s for sure.
     
  39. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (153) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts
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    yeah, the funny thing is I avoided single-hopped mosaic beers for a long time because I just didn't like them. They always tasted oniony and metallic to me (probably same note as the "diesely" above), and I always found it odd seeing reviews of mosaic beers that were "tropical fruit for days".

    But maybe that was just a lower quality crop a few years ago, as I've loved a few mosaic-forward beers in the past couple of years, notably SOSUS, Dinner, and Born Yesterday 2017.

    I'll have to try whichever HF S&S beer is their all mosaic one next time I see it on tap at Armsby.
     
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  40. robo55

    robo55 Initiate (64) Oct 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Picked up a four pack of king sue at Gordon’s in Watertown. There are a couple more left in the cooler
     
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