Toppling Goliath in Chicago

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by croush, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Disciple (313) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Finally! It's about damn time!
     
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  2. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (1,606) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    The most recent x-hops pink was incredible. One of my all time favorite TG beers. I've got high hopes for this one!
     
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  3. croush

    croush Zealot (523) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    FML...just when I was doing so well with not buying any beer. I knew Beer Hates Astronauts was coming, but this is something unexpected. It'll probably be so crazy to get this anyway that I'll miss out.
     
  4. flat_lander

    flat_lander Initiate (183) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    ^This! Recently completed a trade that included 2 bottles of X-hops Pink. Was my first time trying an X-hops, but holy shit was Pink a good beer. Opening the other with some friends this weekend. I'm very excited to hopefully start getting bombers in IL regularly, or whatever their version of regularly is.
     
  5. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Zealot (552) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm out of town next week, which should be fine since I'd imagine we'll see it around the end of June ;)
     
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  6. SeanBond

    SeanBond Champion (833) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Honestly, at this point there are so many good options coming out week after week (well...if you like NE IPAs, at least ;)) that I've decided to switch my philosophy from "MUST HUNT BEER 'X'" to "well...whatever I run into, I'll buy." I'm super excited to start getting TG bombers in the city, but we're also so stocked on good options atm that I can wait if I have to.

    (although, check back with me if DDH Sue comes into town)
     
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  7. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (224) Dec 24, 2011 Texas
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    The X-hops series has always really impressed me, haven't had it in a while though, excited to give it a try.
     
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  8. croush

    croush Zealot (523) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Very true, and that has made cutting back much easier. I figure if I miss this round of something from Corridor, Forbidden Root, etc., either the same thing will pop up again or something different (and perhaps better) will be around when my budget is ready.
     
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  9. Minipork

    Minipork Initiate (165) Dec 11, 2010 Illinois
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    I got PS at the Marion's on Chicago/Damen dated 5/15. I have yet to try the Iowa stuff, but for $9.99/6 pack this is worth picking up.
     
  10. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (1,606) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    6-pack of pseudo sue?
     
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  11. Minipork

    Minipork Initiate (165) Dec 11, 2010 Illinois
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    Ahhhhh 4 pack
     
  12. flat_lander

    flat_lander Initiate (183) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Any Teal sightings or info yet?
     
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  13. galos11

    galos11 Initiate (164) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Iron and Glass in Romeoville posted they have it today. Limit 1
     
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  14. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (200) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    They are out now
     
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  15. SeanBond

    SeanBond Champion (833) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Bitter Pops got it in yesterday. No idea if they'll still have it today though, since I didn't swing by.
     
  16. HawkeyeBeerLover

    HawkeyeBeerLover Initiate (162) Jun 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    XHops Teal is just "fine". If you're expecting a Pink/Gold/Silver, you'll be sorely disappointed. Probably worth picking up one to try though.
     
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  17. dirtyfonzie

    dirtyfonzie Initiate (39) Nov 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Picked one up yesterday and drank last night.

    Very meh.
     
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  18. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (200) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    It was fine. Big grapefruit flavor to me but also with grapefruit levels of bitterness to my tongue
     
  19. NicholasL

    NicholasL Initiate (171) Nov 9, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah, just so-so on the teal. Glad to have tried it, but no need to seek more.
     
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  20. pauld5999

    pauld5999 Initiate (120) Jan 19, 2017 Illinois
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    Lots of the teal at the Arlington Heights Binnys, no limit, 9.99
     
  21. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Meyvn (1,009) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Teal was bland. Unlike most here, I'm not glad I got to try it at all...
     
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  22. dukedevil0

    dukedevil0 Devotee (465) Nov 7, 2008 Illinois
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    Is this real life???
     
  23. Manthony24

    Manthony24 Initiate (150) Nov 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I sure hope so.
     
  24. flat_lander

    flat_lander Initiate (183) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Teal dropped at downstate Binny's yesterday. Drank one with some friends tonight. All agreed nice aromatics, looked good and hazy, but most importantly a very bland finish. Agreed, very meh. Xhops Pink was infinitely better than this. Not to mention DDH Sue or King. Our palates nor the internet could figure out what the hops were on this. Any ideas?
     
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  25. Nic1985Ace

    Nic1985Ace Aspirant (202) Jul 28, 2015 Illinois
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    I was told at the taproom it is Denali, Lemon Drop, and there was a third that I cannot remember, but I think maybe simcoe.
     
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  26. flat_lander

    flat_lander Initiate (183) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Ha! One of the guys in my group that homebrews guessed Lemon Drop. Thanks for the info!
     
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  27. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (200) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    What do we think happened here? Sold out in 4 hours Friday night. Nobody else has posted having it. Just seems weird that one account got these and it was in Geneva and not like The Beer Temple...
     
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  28. HawkeyeBeerLover

    HawkeyeBeerLover Initiate (162) Jun 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    More than likely they bought some in Wisconsin/Iowa and brought it back to sell there. I don't think King Sue has dropped anywhere for over a month.
     
  29. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,048) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I disagree. Both TG and BuckleDown are with Breakthru Beverage so the posted photo makes sense. My thinking is the store has a very good relationship with the distributor. ;) Curious on the King Sue bottle dates too.
     
  30. Ferocious

    Ferocious Aspirant (273) Nov 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Plenty of Teal available at Costco on Damen, in the city.
     
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  31. ErikO60102

    ErikO60102 Initiate (155) May 16, 2014 Illinois
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    The last known batch of King Sue should a be very late April (4/26 mostly) bottling date..
     
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  32. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (200) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I've never had the amount or the pati nice to take a KS beyond 2 weeks. I'd think that beer should still be really good 2 months out if it was cold stored but I'm not positive.
     
  33. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (223) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    As someone who still has a few bottles from mid-May in the fridge, they are.
     
  34. YoDudeguy

    YoDudeguy Initiate (157) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    6 week old IPA?! GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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