What beer are you drinking now? #124

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    killing the aforementioned bottle. gets better and better.

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  2. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Checking out this year's release of Goose Island Nightstalker. This beer is still a bit "meh."

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  3. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Initiate (170) Oct 29, 2008 Illinois
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  4. mymasterpiece75

    mymasterpiece75 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2010 Texas

    Reminds me that I have a Night Stalker that I brought home from Xmas in Chicago with the in-laws. I haven't had it in two years at least.
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  5. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Devotee (487) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    18th Street Brewery "Sinister" DIPA.
    It has a skull and a snake on the label and there were no back rubs involved.
  6. alelover

    alelover Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Michigan

  7. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Third and night cap.


    Goodnight BA!
  8. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,232) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    It appears that you didnt swirl and top it off though. There is seriously a noticeable difference when you add the sediment. An amazing result. Cheers, one of my favorite beers for a session.
  9. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    I've had this glass for two weeks now, and this is the first time I've used it properly.

  10. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,056) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I cracked this the other day, and you were right, it's tremendous. Trying to find more...
  11. Cotchept

    Cotchept Initiate (160) Jan 14, 2013 Colorado
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  12. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,251) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    just got back from dinner and had 2 fine ipa's on tap

  13. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Crusader (777) Dec 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    This is all she wrote...


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  14. BillMC518

    BillMC518 Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 New York

    Ithaca Flower Power.. On my last one.. :slight_frown:
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  15. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    I traded away all the extra I had but if I come across more I will send you a BM.
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  16. texasdrugaddict

    texasdrugaddict Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 New Mexico

    moving on to Marble IPA

    .'scuse me there's somethin' in my eyes...
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  17. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,093) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
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    Boy, this is the third Almanac beer I've tried and I have to say I'm really not impressed with them. Moving on to a Budweiser Black Crown - acquired at a grocery store with a coupon.
  18. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Champion (873) Dec 11, 2006 California

    Worth the drive? You're from San Diego! That being said,do you know if it is still available? I'm ready to drive from Orange County.
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  19. Mercury4040

    Mercury4040 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 California

    Hell, we're spoiled with all the great breweries in the area... a 30 min drive is saying something :grinning:. Doubt if they still have bottles but pretty sure they have it on tap in the brew pub.
  20. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Well the storm is in full "rager" mode, cant wait to clean my car off tomorrow morning... I'm off to la-la land with a nice warm buzz. Talk to you all tomorrow
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  21. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    I've never had a fresh/fresher bottle of one, but I really enjoyed the year+ ones I've had. Last one was about 2 years old, real thick smooth and chocolatly.
  22. mark99

    mark99 Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2010 New York

    Not a beer but a beautiful scotch, took me off guard.


    And after sipping on some Pappy Van Winkle family reserve Rye, Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old and A.H.Hirsch 16 year old, the Dalmore Mackenzie just left me speechless.
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  23. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    I had the 2010 vintage on tap at the GI Clybourn Brewpub at the end of November and it was very enjoyable. I should have stated this beer is a bit "meh" fresh. I would certainly recommend aging this beer.
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  24. mymasterpiece75

    mymasterpiece75 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2010 Texas


    Scotch ales have become a favorite for me, and this one is exceptional, as always. I was initially resistant to the style until I left a Founders Dirty Bastard in the fridge for a year, cracked it, and tasted some cherry-like, malty greatness.

    What a band:

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  25. xxbillay

    xxbillay Initiate (0) May 31, 2012 New Jersey

    had a few 60 minutes out at the bar, came home and had this before bed.

  26. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (966) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Cheers! Amigos
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  27. Giantspace

    Giantspace Zealot (507) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Hone from work and I cracked a NN. Not fresh as its from early January but still good.

    Up next some firestone double jack left over from the growler the other night. Pretty sure it's flat.

    It's my birthday so I am staying up late tonight and no work Friday.

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  28. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Great band and one of the better Scotch ales available, in my opinion.
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  29. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,093) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
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    I could have used this a couple weeks ago when I had my cold. Just mix your cough medicine in and be astounded by the lack of difference in taste.

    Snark aside, this kind of blows.
  30. mecmd

    mecmd Crusader (710) Jan 7, 2012 Georgia
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  31. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Enjoying this year's release...

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  32. mymasterpiece75

    mymasterpiece75 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2010 Texas

    Love the profile pic. I used to live down the street from Half Acre. Fresh growlers of Daisy Cutter and seasonals are highly missed.

    As is Chicago. My wife and I plan to get back ASAP.
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  33. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    nightstalker is basically the song on your favorite album that you don't listen to because every other song is amazing. you know it's better than everyone else's songs, but why listen to it when you could just skip ahead?

    my thoughts on it were "yeah, GI makes great stouts... give me more than this." honestly, while it's good, it's sort of preposterous that they not only released but rebrewed it. redundant.
  34. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    These two couldn't be more different from one another:

    Liefmans Cuvee Brut and Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine.
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  35. animal69

    animal69 Savant (930) Sep 21, 2007 Louisiana

    Listening to james browns "papas got a brand new bag" n drinkin SA new albion ale after a long shitty day at werk, got bitched at by everyone from my boss for listening to music by myself (wtf ?) to the bartender accusing me of drinkin a whole bottle of buff. trace in a week !
    Prosit !!!
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  36. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Aspirant (288) Feb 23, 2012 Maine

    Stowaway IPA, Lunch 2/19/13 ( it didn't taste like it cost too much, but somebody will whine ) and a SNPA. That's a pretty good Thursday. Loved the Velvet Underground.
  37. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Champion (873) Dec 11, 2006 California

    Cool, thanks. I follow them on Facebook, but they said that they wouldn't give out the exact date that Exponential would be released because of overcrowding - oh well.

    So here's to their expansion making it possible to get their product from only 110 miles away.
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  38. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Bottled 2/13 so pretty fresh
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  39. mymasterpiece75

    mymasterpiece75 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2010 Texas

    Yeah, GI was always kind of meh for me for years until they started stouts and released BCBS (although I appreciate their Belgian-styles). People here in Houston, where GI just reached thanks to Big Brother, are going nuts in anticipation of Honkers and all of the other standards. Interesting looking in on that residual hype.
  40. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

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