What beer are you drinking now? #1632

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  1. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (2,390) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] 7 year BA birthday and starting with a local gem. I noticed it is also @Lingenbrau 6 year BA birthday, cheers to the glass master!
     
  2. dee4maine

    dee4maine Devotee (466) Jun 3, 2015 Maine
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    Well well!! Happy 7th to @SawDog505 and 6th to @Lingenbrau !!
    Hope everyone has a great Sunday. I'm certain of an awesome start, thanks to my favorite RIS. This beer is the ultimate comfort beer for me!!
    Cheers.
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  3. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,233) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Good morning BA, have a great Sunday! Have the usual bottle returns, laundry, and double checking work emails again today. I did a majority of the work I needed to do yesterday to get it all out of the way. Should have more free time today.

    5 year review revisit. This was amazing as usual. Amazing head retention and thick lacing on the glass. Flavors of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, molasses, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, and dark bread; hint of smoke. Aromas were pretty muted, but nice and balanced. Bittersweet roast and lightly spicy oak/bourbon finish; with a creamy/silky/velvety full body; touch of chalky roast and tannic oak dryness. Minimal warming 11.8%; no barrel booze, though there is a tad in the aromas as it warms. Pretty much perfectly balanced between chocolate, coffee, malt, and barrel character. Glad I grabbed a lot this year. My rating went down, but this is still as amazing as it always is.
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    Fantastic DIPA. Flavors of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, and pine hops; with honey, toasted bread, light caramel malt balance; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Moderate pine/rind/spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium-full bodied; balanced creamy and sticky/resinous mouthfeel; slightly slick. Increasing resin/rind dryness, no hop astringency. Minimal warming 9.5%. Glad I bought a full pack last month, would do again. Very dank and juicy; nice malt backbone, but never too sweet or heavy. Very drinkable despite a strong drying bitter/resinous finish. The Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe hop combo is delicious, and one of my favorite trios. Been drinking a lot of Green Flash and Alpine lately, since they have been much easier to find fresh. Glad the new VA brewery is up and running, and that is probably the reason.
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    Amazing batch this year, as usual. Flavors of huge cinnamon, mint, nutmeg, ginger, clove, vanilla, coffee, cream, and pepper spice; with balanced milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread malt sweetness. Light-moderate herbal spice and roasted bitterness; touch of char. Bittersweet balanced finish, with a fantastic creamy/silky/velvety full body mouthfeel. Some light sticky/chalky notes and dryness from the spices and roast malts. Very smooth with a small lingering warmth of alcohol and pepper heat. Super rich and decadent. Perfect balance of spices and stout flavors. One of my favorite spiced stouts along with regular Bomb. Still a bit left on the shelf, will grab more before it's all gone again. Need to review Pe-Kan real soon.
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    Haven't had this since I reviewed a 2010 in 2014. That being said, for being super fresh I love it! Will definitely grab more to age, over the 3 I have left. Aromas and flavors of huge raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted brown bread; with some herbal/peppery hops. Light-moderate herbal/spicy balancing hop bitterness on the finish. Medium-full bodied with a nice creamy mouthfeel; lightly slick with sticky hops. Lightly increasing sticky hop dryness. Mild/pleasant warming ABV, no booziness. I really don't understand the widely accepted notion that this is jet fuel unless it's over X amount of years old. This is less than 3 months old, and is one of the smoothest tasting 15% beers I've ever had. This has a lot of similar complexity of an English Barleywine with the added fruits, with enough hop character to feel American on style; without being super bitter/resinous like most of the classic American styles. Really well balanced, kind of a style hybrid of sorts. Will have to revisit some World Wide real soon. Seems like all of the recent big beers from DFH have been smoother after much less age than expected. Maybe it's just me.
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    Cheers



     
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  4. 911CROFT

    911CROFT Devotee (435) May 18, 2015 United Kingdom (England)
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    23*c sat in the sun at Magic Rock Tap. Sipping on L-R

    Demonali - Lemon Drop Hop IPA
    Human Cannonball - DIPA
    Zirkus - Tropical Lager

    Sadly they were out of the Unhuman Cannonball the TIPA launched on Friday but I got six cans to take home!

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  5. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (1,834) Apr 9, 2011 California
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    Thanks guys, and happy BA birthday back at you @SawDog505 ! The Staff and I are putting the final touches on yesterday's events and will be announcing a winner shortly. Be back with a brew soon enough. Cheers!
     
  6. VABA

    VABA Meyvn (1,140) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  7. Rcruz9230

    Rcruz9230 Initiate (157) Aug 17, 2016 New York
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    Happy Sunday BA and happy BA birthday to you @SawDog505 and @Lingenbrau what better day then sunday then to spend time with the fam and crush beers while getting all the nutritional value you need
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    Other half cheddar broccoli and who said drinking beer is unhealthy :wink: cheers
     
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  8. Prep8611

    Prep8611 Initiate (161) Aug 22, 2014 New Jersey

    [​IMG] Another rough night at work.
     
  9. 911CROFT

    911CROFT Devotee (435) May 18, 2015 United Kingdom (England)
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    Forgot the obligatory Tap Choice photo before.

    Now drinking L - R
    Aprication (wish they canned this)
    Inhaler
    Dark Arts Chocolate

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  10. beermanben

    beermanben Devotee (407) Jan 23, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Morning BA. Wish I had a regular supply of this. Cheers
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  11. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Zealot (597) Dec 7, 2009 Indiana
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    Ahhh, Saturday morning soccer and breakfast. Maple and coffee all in one bottle.
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  12. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poo-Bah (1,656) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Chinese Grand Prix and Sunday at the Masters.. What a day.
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  13. BEERMILER12

    BEERMILER12 Poo-Bah (2,186) Sep 11, 2010 Maine

  14. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,361) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    I'll bet you did not know that the parsley you never buy is just like sage in that you can crisp it with only a little oil, salt and pepper and it's darn tasty. This is my second batch of home made ricotta. Why do anything else? Except make food and drink beer. This is pizza with ricotta and parsley, paired with Guinness Blonde Lager. Parsley goes with apples. Cheers BA!

    Ok @Ozzylizard Here it is!

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  15. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (3,343) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Waiting until our normal brunch place opens, decided to have a little sour juice to counter the roasted bitterness from the Irish dry Stout that started the day over on NBS.
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    The last of the Sur Citra is funkier, Hazy Orange Tears is much fresher and therefore more vibrant, but also more tart/sour.

    Definitely happy for a palate change after yesterday's ROWYBO malty goodness. Thanks @WesMantooth and @LeperJim and @Lingenbrau. Also happy annibeersary to the latter and @SawDog505 .
     
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  16. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (3,856) Sep 17, 2005 Maine
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    Happy Anniversary!
     
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  17. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (3,856) Sep 17, 2005 Maine
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    Thin mints with my Thick Mint

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  18. RonaldTheriot

    RonaldTheriot Poo-Bah (2,818) Aug 11, 2008 Louisiana

    I adore that beer!
     
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  19. RonaldTheriot

    RonaldTheriot Poo-Bah (2,818) Aug 11, 2008 Louisiana

    You did a great job, Utopia Jane!
     
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  20. Beer-Panda

    Beer-Panda Aspirant (272) Mar 27, 2016 Netherlands

    Having a Stone Ruination. Small can, European edition (brewed in Berlin).
    Cheers all!

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  21. VABA

    VABA Meyvn (1,140) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  22. RonaldTheriot

    RonaldTheriot Poo-Bah (2,818) Aug 11, 2008 Louisiana

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    8% alcohol. 90 IBU. Brewed in Louisiana.

     
  23. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,110) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Got an 8 lb pork shoulder going in the smoker, and enjoying what is looking to be the last weekend with our old girl. They gave her 1-2 months, and she gave them the middle finger (counting the dew claw) and is over 3 months in with her lung tumor.
    A beautiful day to open one of these and break out my super limited edition mug
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    Cheers!
     
  24. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (2,390) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Also @Lingenbrau 6 years on BA. Thanks and excellent opening today on NBS! Cheers!
     
  25. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Zealot (597) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Happy Sunday, BAs! I'm in spring break mode for the following week, so you'll be seeing more of me on here than usual (for better or for, uh, worse). Staying in Cocoa Beach, and the plan was to drink Florida beers exclusively...but then I was paid a visit from the Trill genie, and this happened.
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    Thank you, magic hop fairies, for your generosity!
     
  26. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,863) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Just had this bad boy for breakfast and dropped off some more beer mail at FedEx.

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    Anyone finding themselves in the Akron/Cuyahoga Falls area, hit up the Blue Door for a slightly higher end but gut busting breakfast. Dunno what it is about our area but breakfast (and drive-in) is where it's at as far as food goes--I could recommend plenty of Akron diners and dives for breakfast as well.

    Anyway, weather's pushing 40 degrees warmer than it wasFriday, so, back to the light refreshing brews after returning home.

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  27. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Savant (908) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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    Sorry about your pup.:slight_frown:
     
  28. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,091) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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  29. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (3,343) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Thank you, and @Lingenbrau was lovingly referred to as "the latter" in my post, but I'll give him an extra congratulations here, too. Especially if it helps me win another GotD some day :wink:.
     
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  30. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (3,856) Sep 17, 2005 Maine
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    A sweet-looking dog!
     
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  31. dee4maine

    dee4maine Devotee (466) Jun 3, 2015 Maine
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    :grimacing:..!
     
  32. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,016) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Almanac's Coffee Barbary Coast...
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    More artsy-fartsy pics and blathering from yours truly over in NBS... :rolling_eyes:
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    But for you drinkers of the now, a limited edition quiz!

    How did the Barbary Coast get its name?

    a) Legendary elephant, Babar, was born there...
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    b) The evolutionary common ancestor to modern-day barbers can be traced to that region...
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    c) It's where barbarians, like Conan, went on adventures...
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    d) It is where the Berber people originated, known for their baby-like appearance...
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    e) San Franciscans in the 1800's named their red-light district after the eponymous North African coastal region infamous for slave trading and piracy... :grimacing:
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    Need a hint?


    --> For the correct answer, click the link... :wink:

    Cheers, BA...
     
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  33. Beer-Panda

    Beer-Panda Aspirant (272) Mar 27, 2016 Netherlands

    A Stone Cali - Belgique, also from their Berlin location. Nice IPA, but to my taste not special compared to most of their other brews.
    Cheers!

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  34. 911CROFT

    911CROFT Devotee (435) May 18, 2015 United Kingdom (England)
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    L-R
    Common Grounds - Coffee Porter
    Salty Kiss - Rhubarb Gose
    Dancing Bear - Pilsner

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  35. MFMB

    MFMB Champion (811) Jan 23, 2015 Idaho
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    Happy Sunday BAs

    Monkish Foggier Window to kick things off. Hitting up a can/bottle share this afternoon so forgive me in advance if I post too many pics :wink:

    Cheers BAs
     
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  36. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Zealot (597) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Beer #2. A local wild ale out of St Pete.
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  37. VABA

    VABA Meyvn (1,140) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

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    Egg & mint salad.
    Cheers!
     
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  38. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Savant (980) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    Can't get enough of this stuff

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  39. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,110) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Happy anniversary to both of you, and way to avoid a manor typo when referencing @Lingenbrau :grinning:
     
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