What beer are you drinking now? #1640

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  1. 911CROFT

    911CROFT Devotee (435) May 18, 2015 United Kingdom (England)
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    Evil Twin: Imperial Doughnut Break. Not picking up any doughnut, but tasty all the same.

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  2. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (3,856) Sep 17, 2005 Maine
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    I couldn't find actual doughnut either, but there was some sweetness that I took to be doughnut
     
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  3. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Devotee (427) Apr 17, 2015 Washington

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    Gigantic • The City Never Sleeps

    Happy to see Gigantic take this one out of retirement for their five year anniversary. This was the first beer I ever had from them.

     
  4. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,233) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Good morning BA, have a great Monday! The holiday weekend passed by just a little too quickly, but I had a good time. Lots of food and great time with family, but I am ready to get back to my normal daily routine once again. Finishing off my mini cellar stash this morning.

    Fantastic pale ale, last of the 6 pack. Flavors of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, and pine hops; with moderate malt sweetness of caramel, brown sugar, and toasted biscuit; and floral/grassy hop earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus peel/rind bitterness on the finish. Very smooth medium body; balanced hop stickiness and bready Munich malt creaminess in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing bitter dryness, with no hop astringency. Absolutely love the balance and the juiciness of the Cascade/Centennial hops in combination with the bready malt bill. Might grab more of this soon.
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    Awesome imperial red, last of the 4 pack. Flavors of huge grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, and pine hops; with moderate caramel, toffee, toasted bread malt sweetness; and floral/grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy/citrus peel bitterness on the finish. Medium-full bodied; balanced bready creaminess and hop stickiness in the mouthfeel. Light resins/rinds and increasing dryness with a touch of hop astringency. Super smooth, mild warming 9.4%. Very bright, juicy, and dank hops; with great malt balance. Pretty aggressive but not overwhelming. Might get another pack, still less than a month old from bottling.
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    Absolutely insane stout! Flavors of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, maple syrup, marshmallow, molasses, toffee, fudge, whiskey, toasted oak, coconut, dark bread, and light spicy rye/smoke. Light roast bitterness and rye whiskey/oak spice on the finish. Very full bodied creamy, silky, velvety, rich mouthfeel. Minimal chalky roast, oak tannin, or dryness. Insanely smooth, perfectly balanced barrel and malt complexity. Mildy warming finish, with zero booze. This is a masterpiece. Thicker, richer, and more complex than the regular Hipster; and even more aromatic, without any booziness as it warms up. I still love the regular Hipster Brunch, but this is a whole other level of amazing. I grabbed plenty more of the recent release this year.
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    2016 is tasting amazing as usual. Flavors of big nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, and coconut; hint of smoke. Bittersweet roast and lightly spicy oak/bourbon finish; with a creamy, silky, velvety full body mouthfeel. Touch of chalky roast and tannic oak dryness. Minimal warming 12.4%, no barrel booze. Pretty much perfectly balanced between coffee, malt, and barrel character. Still have 1 more of this vintage left, but I grabbed plenty of 2017. Updated my 5 year old review last weekend with a 2017.
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    Cheers



     
  5. 911CROFT

    911CROFT Devotee (435) May 18, 2015 United Kingdom (England)
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    Yeah that's it. I'm getting a general sweetness that's not the usual chocolate/ caramel/ vanilla notes above a big dark/ dry/ roasty base. Perhaps a slight glazed sugar-like impression (but I could be finding what I expect to/ want to with that) but mainly a little chocolate syrup, bittersweet cocoa, chocolate covered coffee beans. Very good though, and not at all cloying.
     
  6. chuckgietzen

    chuckgietzen Defender (688) Nov 10, 2014 Michigan
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    In honor of the Easter holiday, yesterday I went back to back with a couple of brews that have a religious reference in their name.

    First time for me with both of these beers, and boy they did not disappoint at all!

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    Now on this sunshine-filled Monday morning, I am enjoying one of my last Hopslams for the year.

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    Although the sun is shining, I am still wishing I was on a beach somewhere tropical, with "no worries"



    Cheers!
     
  7. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (2,579) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good morning BAs! Starting the day with this New Breakfast Beer:



    A pleasant little IPA from @Dragginballs76 - Thanks Michael!
     
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  8. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,102) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Some Sunshine City this sunny morning as I start packing up the RV:



    Have a great Monday, y'all!
     
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  9. utopiajane

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

    Hey from the phone, :stuck_out_tongue:

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    crappy photo and I still did not really figure out how to do it right. Cheers BA!
     
  10. Beer-Panda

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

    Easter Monday where I am. So in fact enjoying an extra Sunday. Together with this Nebuchadnezzar (IPA) from Omnipollo.
    Cheers.

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  11. jkblr

    jkblr Devotee (432) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana

    Good Morning BA
    Mother in law bought a case of this for Easter. I brought one home to review.
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    I hate to say it, but I'd rather have a Keystone Light. Enjoy what's in your glass today BA.
     
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  12. JakeScully

    JakeScully Crusader (718) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Easter Monday here too, hope everyone has had a good one...

    Have to say this is a recycled pic, but I've just chugged two leftover Leffe. No errands possible on this holiday, so will have to wait tomorrow.

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  13. 911CROFT

    911CROFT Devotee (435) May 18, 2015 United Kingdom (England)
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    Magic Rock: Human Cannonball.

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  14. jkblr

    jkblr Devotee (432) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana

    Well, the shandy went down fast. This is a home brewed ESB that probably wandered into English IPA territory. I'm still learning and having fun.
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    It does look good in the glass though. Drink well Advocates
     
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  15. Beer-Panda

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

    Stillwater Cellar Door. A wheat ale brewed with white sage.
    Cheers.

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  16. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Meyvn (1,442) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Starting the day off with a little paradise. Picking up some cinnamon cookie notes that I was getting from Hunahpu's last year. Really nice. Cheers!

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  17. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Savant (978) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    A great day around Bonn. Amazing city, and the sun came out for a bit this afternoon. Stopped by the house in which Beethoven was born. Cool stuff.

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    Now enjoying this amazing beer!

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  18. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (2,603) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    I wrestled with the decision of what to drink for all of about five minutes. In the end, I suppose it was always a clear choice.

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    Superbly smooth right now.

    Cheers!
     
  19. papposilenus

    papposilenus Defender (633) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Coburg doppelbock from Night Shift. Breakfasting like a monk...
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  20. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,016) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Happy Easter Monday![​IMG]
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    Enjoying some pours from Marshal Zhukov's Penultimate Push...
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    Happy birthday Sean Bean, 58...
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    No actor brings more life to death than this guy, or is it death to life? :confused: lol

    Boromir was my favorite role of his, until Game of Thrones, of course... :sunglasses:


    Rumbles from the Mountain...



    Felix Pappalardi, December 30, 1939 – April 17, 1983

    And, from Mount Doom... :wink:

    Cheers, BA...
     
  21. BEERMILER12

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

  22. GrumpyGas

    GrumpyGas Crusader (745) Apr 7, 2009 Illinois

    Here are the weekend's pictures that refused to upload.
    Miskatonic Flying Dutchman rum barrel aged for a year. A great sipper.
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    And a Guinness Golden in it's proper glassware.
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    Nothing Now, but dare I say I will drink next with the Blackhawks next score?
     
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  23. Prager62

    Prager62 Meyvn (1,443) May 7, 2010 Indiana
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    A bottle from 10/16/15 while watching the conclusion of the Boston Marathon. It's the closest I'll get to running that distance again. Happy Patriots Day!

     
  24. Beer-Panda

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

    Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew. Wow ...!

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  25. HopfenUndMalzGottErhalts

    HopfenUndMalzGottErhalts Initiate (144) Dec 25, 2015 Washington

  26. moshea

    moshea Devotee (419) Jul 16, 2007 Michigan
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    Shorts Small Heath ESB
    ESB's are not my favorite style, but this one s 3.9% ABV. I am driving my 11 year old son around so I needed something low ABV with lunc.

    This is my first world of beer visit. Nice spot for a chain beer bar.

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  27. Squire123

    Squire123 Meyvn (1,435) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    lager lunch . . .

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    Herbal, spicy, slightly coffeeish, toffeeish aroma with something like dark figs in the background. Not really catching any hops but these heavy flavors usually cover that up anyway.

    Taste on entry is dark toffee quickly followed by the herbal element. Don't know exactly what that element is, perhaps a lager yeast at warmer temperature fermentation has created that but it's in there and it taste good. Mid palate I'm getting more of the plummy, ripe fig influence which is just adding layers to the first impression flavors. Spicy, clove like threads weave in by the finish and linger in the aftertaste along with a touch of coffee but no roast bitterness.

    Sometimes a dark brew based on roasted malt can throw off some bitterness along with the rich flavors. Not here, the elements I'm describing work together nicely. I don't quite know what kind of animal this is, an ale influenced lager or a lagered ale, but the jammy, figgy, roasty, toasty, clove stuff shout Belgian while it drinks like a strong lager and a good one at that. Complex yet restrained, flavorful yet sophisticated.
     
  28. lambpasty

    lambpasty Devotee (478) May 3, 2013 Massachusetts
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    So far, my decision to take today off has been working out pretty well:

    • Slept in until 7:15
    • Made breakfast with my daughter
    • Ran all errands

    And now, it's time for a backyard picnic

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    Cheers!
     
  29. dee4maine

    dee4maine Devotee (466) Jun 3, 2015 Maine
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    Good afternoon friends!
    I have a 9 day break starting today. I am excited for an upcoming trip to Texas for a family wedding. Lots of crawfish and yellow rose in my near future is always something to look forward to.
    I will be checking in lots of New England goodies for my cousins (Swish, MBC, Trillium)
    But before I fly all the swish someone's gotta do the quality control:slight_smile:
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    Dank, pineapples, tangerines...ummm perfect.
    Cheers.
     
  30. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,102) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Turkish beer with Turkish lunch:



    Cheers from Charlottesville VA!
     
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  31. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Meyvn (1,069) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    Stone Ripper on a cloudy and windy day.

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    Cheers
     
  32. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Meyvn (1,442) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Moving on to some Hawaiian Brunch from Kent Falls, a Pale ale brewed with hibiscus and pineapple, then dry hopped with Galaxy and Michigan Copper. Might be some brett in here as well. Really nice. Cheers!
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  33. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,016) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Finishing up my Penultimate journey with the Marshal (in da big snifta!) while watching the most recent entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange...

    Cheers, true believers... :wink:
     
  34. papposilenus

    papposilenus Defender (633) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Mismatched glassware by about 10 miles.
     
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  35. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Meyvn (1,442) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    That's a really great IPA. Never heard of that brewery before trying that beer recently, and I would gladly drink more of their stuff.
     
  36. papposilenus

    papposilenus Defender (633) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    You should. They have a really nice taproom, just a few minutes off 95. I had a flight there a couple weeks ago on my way through and thought both Althea and Tropical Haze were even better than Hi-Fi.
     
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  37. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (226) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    Last day of vacation. Playset construction all done. Wood chips to come. I'm dead tired, but the boys are loving it already. On to my last beer of vacation....

    This is really fantastic! Probably my favorite Allagash fruited sour I've had. An awesome balance of strawberries, funk, and just enough acidity. Really delicious!

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  38. SABERG

    SABERG Meyvn (1,445) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    At Northampton Brewery enjoying a really well done Steamer
    Great clarity and flavors
    Cheers all
     
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  39. papposilenus

    papposilenus Defender (633) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Night Shift One Hop This Time: Idaho 7...
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    ...if they gave this a real name, and added it to the regular line up, I might drink it every day.
     
  40. Beer-Panda

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

    I'm not a huge fan of after dinner puddings or cakes (still celebrating Easter here). This Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake is more than a wonderful alternative.
    Cheers!

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