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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ubenumber2, Mar 26, 2013.
CW Illumination Double IPA
Talk about a HUGE year for CW! Another fantastic brew!
Beautiful Cali weather and my first 3F ZD.
First time for me. It's damn good.
Jealous.. Trying to trade for some of that.
A brief recap of tonight:
1. Samuel Adams Alpine Spring (on-tap to pilsner glass)
2. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (bottle to pilsner glass)
Enjoying one of my favorites-
It's still stout and barleywine season due the ridiculously cold march weather here in Chicago. Enjoying Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative courtesy of Oboogie. A very tasty, solid RIS. Very enjoyable!
Westbrook Shane's Big DIPA. This stuff is seriously fresh, smelled like fresh cut grass when I opened the bottle. One of my favorite DIPAs right now.
enjoying this fine saison thanks to doodler while settling in for a late night of soccer!
I hate you so much for having the TWO glasses I want the most, and one of the beers I've been trying to snag for such a long time.
I hate you so much.
Wasn't expecting much after picking this single up randomly. One of the best brown ales I have ever had hands down. So robust with a great creamy mouthfeel. This is going on the "clone brew this" list.
Damn good Schwarzbier! I remember being a fan of the doppelbock these guys made. This is lagered just as well. Hardly any lager fruity esters present with plenty of roast, dark chocolate, and coffee with some nice robustness.
WOW, the aromas and flavors on this beer are two different beasts. Smells like an Xmas stout; tastes like a heavy spiced Belgian stout. I am going to have to finish the review for final thoughts, but I think I'm a fan of this. We'll see. I might have to buy some cellarables of this one to tone down the spices.
Some Bink Grand Cru.
Wow, holy shit, this is drinking nice right now.
Yeah, I had a 2011/2012 last week. Was drinking great!
I have a couple of 2009 & 2010 that I am giddy to crack over the next week.
Severely underrated beer! It may be one of the chunkiest beers out there, but dammit is it a great beer for the $
Got me some Sucks and a 9:15 Tee Time.
Bout to show Tiger why Lee Trevino is THE MAN.
Ending the night with another favorite. And, it's 37 d F here. Cheers!
Is this the swing top bottle? God damn....how is it!?
yes, which had me nervous because the seal was severely crimped...
luckily, it was perfectly carbonated despite my concern
i added the beer and posted a review
Drinking my only CBS I received in a trade. Fortunately this bottle was a good one. Still taste the maple notes quite easily. Drinking this one with my brother tonight(got for him as Christmas present and just couldn't find a time to drink it). watching USA soccer shit the bed. Hittin the sack after this as I'm flying to vegas tomorrow for my bachelor party!
I'm always leery about swingtops, HF grolwers are ALWAYS wet around the seal but it seems fine for short term stuff. I've had a few swing top commercial stuff with a few years on them that were dead flat and oxidized. Seems like an odd choice of bottle for a Fantome....
Great review by the way, sounds delicious! Roasty saison...crazy! Cheers.
I never get tired of this beer...
Had this a little earlier today -- full review in profile. (3.98/5 RATING... Y U SO LOW!?) I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of canned beer the more I have it... between the Oskar Blues that I've had and the Finch's Secret Stache, I don't wanna have a bottle again.
Back at the hotel
Goes well with Downton Abbey. Who knew?
Yeah, it really is a fantastic RIS, and I continue to like it more and more with each sip. I'm really surprised that the cumulative rating isn't higher. Then again, it isn't limited, isn't barrel-aged, isn't a huge hop bomb, and isn't a overly hyped special release. I'm not sure if a lot of reviewers here on BA know what to do with a beer like this. (I admit it, I'm really getting cynical...)
You know, that's the first IPA I ever had. Didn't even know what an IPA was before I picked up a 6 of this for a party about 7 years ago.
loose cannon and hopslamx2 while catching up on the following. great show
Are we talking about insanity here? It is a bourbon barrel aged barleywine haha.
cheers! Thanks Brian!
Bomber of Wookey Jack while creating an Ad Plan for school.
Going to try this:
Then a couple session IPAs
Lagunitas Sucks tonight. Contrast from the Dirty Bastard last evening. Yum!