What beer are you drinking now? #1417

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  1. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,843) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    Simcoe- and this is funky. Vinyl sounds incredible. Love RLT[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,435) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Good evening BA, hope everyone had a good day back at work. Bit of a slow start this morning it seems. Hope everyone is recovered from yesterday.

    Daily reviews:

    This was quite nice. Nice head retention and dense soapy lacing down the glass. Aromas and flavors of big grapefruit juice, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, and pine; with moderate wheat/cracker/bready malt; and floral/grassy hop earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness; medium bodied; balanced wheat creaminess and sticky/resinous hops in the mouthfeel. Touch of tartness/acidity from the grapefruits. Light-moderate increasing resinous dryness; slight lingering hop astringency. Well balanced grapefruit/hop flavors with a nice malt backbone for the 4.4% ABV. Very enjoyable and flavorful. 3.68
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    Nice saison. Aromas and flavors of peach, pear, apple, peppercorn, white grape, clove, and light banana/bubblegum; moderate wheat/cracker/biscuity malt; and some herbal/grassy spice and yeasty earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast, wheat tang, and fruit tartness on the finish. Medium bodied; balanced bready wheat and peppery spice stickiness in the mouthfeel. Moderately dry and pretty refreshing. Very unique; good balance and complexity. A bit maltier than I would have preferred; but it was still dry enough from yeast/fruit. 3.68
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    Excellent sour amber! Aromas and flavors of big tart lemon, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, plum, pear, apple, peach, apricot, white wine, orange peel, white pepper, toasted oak, hay, funk, and leather; with moderate biscuity, light caramel/nutty malts. Moderately tart with yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish. Medium bodied; balanced sticky tannins and grainy/creamy malts in the mouthfeel. Drying finish from oak/spicy tannins. Very smooth and complex. Very tart, but not actually all that sour/acidic. Lots of balancing barrel and bready malt character. Very impressive. 4.1
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    Cheers



     
  3. malfunxion

    malfunxion Savant (937) Dec 14, 2012 New York
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    I love me some Other Half Double Mosaic Dream , and since it's being released again this weekend I guess I can deplete the rest of my stash, cheers !
     
  4. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,450) Jan 6, 2014 New York

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    Getting down to the last of these. The malt is definitely kicking in. I was ecstatic about the Mets, but here go the Pirates blowing another one.
     
  5. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (2,467) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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  6. TurboBrew

    TurboBrew Devotee (471) May 13, 2012 Michigan

    ... No pics but Still trying to kill my keg of mosaic single hop IPA kegged end of June *homebrew* (6.5%) to make room for my first true Oktoberfest Marzen which has been in my lager fridge at 35* since March 30th when it was brewed / kegged second week of april :wink:
     
  7. dee4maine

    dee4maine Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2015 Maine

    You like Ana? Hmmmmm.....
    I have to be honest and tell you that I wasn't impressed with her cooking on Next food network star.
     
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  8. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,375) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Maybe my last one, Sixpoint Tesla

     
  9. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (283) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    This is big...and sweeet.

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  10. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (2,553) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Werk Force Brewing out of Plainfield.
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  11. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,091) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Having an Empyrean Carpe Brewem Barrel Aged Barley Wine from Lincoln, NE (40 minutes from here).

    Glad to say that this is possibly the best Barleywine I have ever had.


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    Just perfectly executed. Best when fresh, though, as some of the great plum and lemon flavors have faded a bit now (it says best by July).


     
  12. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Defender (680) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Smog City Snugglebug batch 2

     
  13. nicholas2121

    nicholas2121 Poo-Bah (2,076) Sep 29, 2008 Ohio
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  14. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,091) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Lots of peeps don't like this beer, but I think it perfectly captures the feel, warmth, and flavors of fall. Just beautiful. Pumpkin, spices, crust....all while not being too sweet or gimmicky.

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    Looking forward to many more.
     
  15. Betolito

    Betolito Aspirant (253) May 20, 2012 Nevada

    Collaboration between Evil Twin and Westbrook, in any case, first time trying anything Westbrook. Cheers!

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  16. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (5,110) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] So the Red Sox are playing the Padres, so I feel obligated to drink West Coast. A guy behind home plate, in the stands is rocking a Green Flash t-shirt.:wink:
     
  17. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,435) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Very nice as usual. Flavors of lightly tart lime, with balanced biscuity/graham cracker malt, and creamy vanilla/lactose/toasted marshmallow flavors. Lightly tart/bitter finish. Medium bodied; with some grainy/creamy malt/lactose in the mouthfeel. No cloying sweetness. Very smooth and refreshing. This has low ratings, but I've always been a fan.
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    Incredible American porter as usual. Big flavors of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toasted dark bread, and light smoke/charred malts; with moderate herbal/spicy/citrus peel hop flavors. Moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Smooth/creamy mouthfeel; with some hop stickiness and chalky roast as well. Light-moderate dryness. Always amazing stuff. Pretty much the definition of the American porter style for me. This is a super fresh bottle, I like it even more near the end of the "Best By" range so it is less hoppy/drying and more rich, creamy, and malty.
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    Always incredible stuff. Flavors of huge bright grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, and pine; with some honey/light caramel malts; and floral/grassy hop earthiness. Good sized pine/citrus rind bitter finish; with a crisp/sticky and lightly grainy mouthfeel. Very dry and delicious. This feel much brighter and dank on hop flavors in addition to the grapefruit, than a similar dated classic sculpin I had last weekend. Need to revisit that review I think.
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    Always fantastic IPA. Flavors of huge juicy grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, and pine hops; with honey/biscuit/light caramel malt; and floral/grassy hop earthiness. Medium pine/rind bitterness; balanced sticky/resins and light creaminess in the mouthfeel. Moderate dryness, highly drinkable, zero hop astringency. Simply another of many classic IPAs I will always love. All C-Hops with Amarillo, decent malt presence but still very drying. Classic hop flavors will never go out of style for me.
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    Cheers



     
  18. nicholas2121

    nicholas2121 Poo-Bah (2,076) Sep 29, 2008 Ohio
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  19. aoampm

    aoampm Champion (870) Apr 26, 2014 Hawaii
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    Gotta love a short work week! About to pound a couple of these and watch Hard Knocks.
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  20. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,610) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Sounds like the sort of thing beer was invented to deal with. On an utterly unrelated note, could you please post your address? I've got a few bills I'd like your wife to pay.
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  21. Rootscipio

    Rootscipio Savant (996) Jun 13, 2014 Texas
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  22. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,091) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Best fresh.

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    An incredibly balanced, dark, smokey stout. Kalamazoo makes a great companion to chili!
     
  23. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,091) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Haha wtf
     
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  24. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,063) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    I think I found my new favorite glass!

    verdict, if you were a fan of the regular walker reserve, you'll be in love
     
  25. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,375) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Limped in to LNBA & ending on a Lagunitas 12th of never ale. LNBA 4lyfe:astonished:
     
  26. DrunkMcGruff

    DrunkMcGruff Initiate (130) Apr 21, 2013 Michigan

  27. malfunxion

    malfunxion Savant (937) Dec 14, 2012 New York
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    I mean I don't know how much I like her as a person or whatever, but I can honestly say that I wanted to taste every meal that she made. Just got the book recently, figure me and my lady will try out some recipes and see what happens...
     
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  28. malfunxion

    malfunxion Savant (937) Dec 14, 2012 New York
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    Other Half / Omnipollo / Tired Hands - Debbie Downer . Still like the way this one tastes, I didn't think my taste buds would appreciate for this long after canning...
     
  29. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,546) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Lovin' on that guitar poster in the background!
     
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  30. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Defender (699) Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

  31. DrinkThemAll

    DrinkThemAll Disciple (382) Jun 12, 2011 California
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    Hit a few places today! Found some rare beers as well!!!

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    Stronger than Fiction!
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  32. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,546) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    How old is that bottle?
     
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  33. DrinkThemAll

    DrinkThemAll Disciple (382) Jun 12, 2011 California
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    You don't find this one in Cali anywhere!!!



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  34. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,546) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Chet was such the man and Les Paul too, with that style of playing. (In more recent years, Tommy Emmanuel.) RIP - Chet and Les. :slight_frown::slight_frown: I have a Gibson Les Paul and Gretsch Chet Atkins model and NO way I could ever sound that good! ( *sigh* :slight_frown: ) 'Just pioneering Masters of the instrument.

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    ...I know ... sorry just had a total guitar geek moment ... :flushed:

     
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  35. DrinkThemAll

    DrinkThemAll Disciple (382) Jun 12, 2011 California
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    Amazing right here guys!!!


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  36. JISurfer

    JISurfer Poo-Bah (1,993) Dec 10, 2002 South Carolina
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    Yeah, Beer Lab HI is the new kid in town, but I really like what they are doing.
     
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  37. Marklaker

    Marklaker Zealot (574) Jun 5, 2014 Florida

    So you just assumed it was a pottery share! :angry:
     
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,509) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    No it shouldn't be, but there's lots more in the same boat. Check dates it'll save you a lot of money and disappointment.
     
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