Release Troegs - Nimble Giant DIPA

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jmdrpi, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,111) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    The next two weeks Troegs will be releasing their seasonal DIPA. Since this spans multiple sub-forum regions, posting in the Beer Releases section.

    https://troegs.com/nimble/

    Release schedule

    Week of June 11: PA, NJ, OH, NY, MA

    Week of June 18: MD, VA, DE, DC, NC, CT

    A blurb about their hopping process from Instagram:
     
  2. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (812) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Just came here to say that I like this beer very much.
     
  3. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Zealot (599) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Definitely on my watch list - enjoyed this one last year.
     
  4. rudiecantfail

    rudiecantfail Devotee (407) Aug 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Troegs is awesome. Can't wait to check this one out. I'm expecting big things.
     
  5. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    It was better getting it for a discount. Now, not so much. Still a very good beer!
     
  6. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,111) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Huh? Not sure what you mean.
     
  7. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Woah, woah. Too many questions.
     
  8. phillyale

    phillyale Initiate (41) Jan 7, 2015 Pennsylvania

    had it on draft over the weekend at a Beer Week event, was even better than I remembered it. Looking forward to picking up some cans.
     
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  9. rypkr

    rypkr Champion (800) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I didn't love it last year but am willing to give it another shot this year.
     
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  10. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (217) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Good but has never blown me away...but I will probably drink it again this year, why not?
     
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,640) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Did you love it in prior (e.g., 2016) years?

    Cheers!
     
  12. Socialillness

    Socialillness Initiate (45) May 9, 2018 New York

    I always grab a 4 pk of this every year... One of the first dipas I loved.. Stay humble
     
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  13. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,440) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Sweet. I loved it last year and I'll gladly buy it again this year.
     
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  14. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,293) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I didn’t have this last year, but I had it in 2016 and I loved it. Hope to see it again here.
     
  15. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,596) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I like when it's super fresh, but big beers tend to show their age. Buy it early and enjoy, 5-6 weeks old be wary of its sitting in a beer warehouse on a pallet.
     
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  16. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    This is def. one that falls off quickly. Had some cans that were like 3? days old last year and then some at the end of the season and from what I remember it was malty and lost a lot of the hoppiness it had when it was fresh. Enjoy early on.
     
  17. Boomer4ES

    Boomer4ES Aspirant (299) Jan 31, 2012 North Carolina

    Nimble Giant is not a seasonal. Their current seasonal is Crimson Pistil, which will be transitioning to Hop Knife soon.
     
  18. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,111) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Yes it's not part of Troeg's "Hop Cycle", but it's a beer released once a year every summer - hence, "seasonal".

    Troegs marketing language aside, isn't that the established general term used for beers released every year at a particular time?
     
  19. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    BA has Nimble Giant listed as Rotating and Crimson Pistil listed as Summer. What is the difference?
     
  20. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,111) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Just semantics. Troegs has their "Hop Cycle" which are the 4 hoppy beers that rotate in their variety pack depending on the season - First Cut (Spring), Crimson Pistil (Summer), Hop Knife (Fall), Blizzard of Hops (Winter).

    Nimble Giant is released once a year, just like their other beers like Nugget Nectar, Cultivator, Mad Elf, etc. For whatever reason, @Boomer4ES had an issue with me referring to it as a "seasonal" beer.
     
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  21. Boomer4ES

    Boomer4ES Aspirant (299) Jan 31, 2012 North Carolina

    A seasonal is a beer that is released for a season (spring, summer, etc). Nimble Giant is intended to hit the market once and then be gone. Yes it is semantics, but there is a reason they have different terms for these things. It is a limited beer that is not intended to be in the market for a more than a few weeks, which is not a season. That's all.
     
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  22. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Anyone have this year's yet? Better than last year's?
     
  23. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,111) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I think that's really splitting hairs, considering that is all dependent on how quickly beer sells out.

    Troegs lists every beer that's not Year Round or part of their Hop Cycle as "Once a Year". But I would certainly call beers like Nugget Nectar and Mad Elf as seasonal, as they are released the same time of year each year and they appear on shelves and taplists for a few months.
     
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  24. Spindelphia

    Spindelphia Initiate (128) Dec 17, 2015 New Jersey

    15 cases dropped in the New Hope,PA Giant. Right across from NJ.
     
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  25. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,111) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    My local beer distributor in the Philly NW suburbs also posted pictures of a stack of cases.
     
  26. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (233) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I had a couple cans already and it tastes the same this year as it always has for me. Extremely balanced and easy to drink for the high ABV. Just a really nice well rounded DIPA.
     
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  27. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,349) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I won't pretend that my palate is sophisticated enough to remember nuances from year to the next. My first can from 2018 just disappeared WAY too fast though. I'm looking forward to enjoying one helluva lot of this fresh, local, reasonably priced seasonal DIPA.

    Off-topic, Troegs please bring back Flying Mouflan not in bombers. Thank you.
     
  28. rypkr

    rypkr Champion (800) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Last year was the only time I'd tried it IIRC.
     
  29. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (812) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Bought a (rather expensive) four pack yesterday and would agree with the above assessment.
     
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  30. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Ya, little pricey. Was better at $8-9/4 pack.
     
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  31. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (217) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    $13.99 at Wegman's so for me it was a pass, as I have never been in love with this beer.
     
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  32. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,640) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Yup, I walked by this beer as well.

    I suppose Troegs is taking 'inspiration' from the Tired Hands price models?

    Cheers!
     
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  33. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    It's priced the same as last year . . . and I believe the year before . . .
     
  34. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,640) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And I walked on by last year and the year before and....

    Cheers!
     
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  35. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (961) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I just bought a four pack of Nimble Giant over the weekend. First time trying it. It was okay, probably will not buy again.
     
  36. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Did you think it was going to be cheaper?
     
  37. phillyale

    phillyale Initiate (41) Jan 7, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Not really, Tired Hands double IPAs range from $18-$22 a 4-pack. Nimble Giant was only $12 at my distributor; Wegman's is always a few dollars higher, in my experience.
     
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  38. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,111) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    And includes two rounds of markup (wholesalers, retailer) that the Tired Hands beers do not. Puts it into perspective how much cash TH is taking in on their direct sales.
     
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  39. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (812) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Not that you were saying differently, but the same goes for any brewery selling 4-packs out of their doors.
     
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  40. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (266) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania