What beer are you drinking now? #1863

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  1. eppCOS

    eppCOS Meyvn (1,115) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    I thought these beers were dead. :slight_smile:
     
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  2. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (21,923) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    NBS X-Post!

    Had a nice family visit weekend as usual, and a little too much crappy food lol. Glad to be back on my normal routine again. Made a massive haul in Ohio of all new beers, so I will be set for well past 6100 with what I got. 2 Cases of 12 ounce singles, and 1 case of Bomber/750ml. Lots of sours in the large format, was not cheap in the slightest lol. Got back home around 2 and got unpacked and took my bottle returns back, they were piled up from this weekends cellar clearance enjoyment. Also finished up the laundry to get me through the week. I missed last week, but it didn't get too overloaded.

    New Beers:

    This was okay. Fantastic head retention and lasting thick soapy lacing down the glass. Crystal clarity. Aromas and flavors of cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy hops. Some pear/apple yeast fruits in the aromas, but not too overwhelming. Minimal herbal/grassy hop bitterness on the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Medium carbonation and light body; bready/grainy malt and light hop stickiness in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing bitter dryness. Refreshing/flavorful for 5%, never watery feeling. Fairly clean on lager flavors; mildly fruity/yeasty. This grew on me through the glass. An enjoyable Euro pale lager. Fairly clean pils malt flavors, with just enough hop balance. A bit too fruity/yeasty aromas, but not awful. 3.34
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    Excellent session IPA! Great head retention and lasting lacing on the glass. A bit cloudy. Aromas and flavors of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, papaya, melon, berry, citrus zest, pepper, and pine hops; with moderate cracker, biscuit, white bready malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body. Balanced bready/grainy malts and sticky hops in the mouthfeel. Slight resins/rinds, increasing bitter dryness, zero hop astringency. Extremely flavorful/refreshing for 4.9%. I loved this. Got a pretty unique hop profile with the Loral/Equinox, along with Columbus/Simcoe; but it strikes a great balance between citrus/fruity/earthy notes. Outstanding body/mouthfeel for the ABV, never watery. Would definitely buy again. Nicely juicy, vibrant, and light dank hops profile; great balancing bready malt backbone. One of the better session IPAs I have had. Really well made. 4.05
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    BA Imperial Coffee Milkshake. This was awesome as expected. Aromas and flavors of big milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, toffee, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of coconut, bourbon, oak, dark fruit, smoke, and herbal hops. Very mild herbal/roast bitterness on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-plus body; nice creamy, silky, bready malt mouthfeel. Minimal chalky roast, oak tannins, or dryness. No cloying sweetness. A touch thinner than expected, but not bad. Very easy drinking, minimal warming 8.5%. Not as much barrel as I hoped for, but solid. Basically like a richer Woodward Bold coffee Milkshake. Same coffee company, different blend of coffee. Loved it equally as much as that one. Great fruity/nutty coffee complexity and base beer balance. 4.1
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    Excellent DIPA! Fantastic lasting head retention and thick soapy lacing on the glass. Fairly crystal clear. Aromas and flavors of big peach, pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, and light pepper/pine hops; with moderate honey, biscuit, light caramel malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; very creamy/bready/grainy malt mouthfeel, with a fair amount of sticky hops. Lightly increasing bitter dryness. Very slight resins, no hop astringency. This is definitely on the malty side of DIPAs as with Maharajah, but its not overly sweet/heavy feeling for 9.7%. Mildly increasing ABV warmth. Dangerously easy drinking. Super juicy fruity/tropical hop complexity, balanced malt backbone. Unique hop character with Idaho 7, Simcoe, Vic Secret, and Columbus. Not that strong on the Columbus or Simcoe character overall. 4.03
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    Cheers!



     
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  3. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,723) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Been harrassing @denver10 about stouts. He gave me some really good recommendations. This stout (Hornswoggler), brewed by Veil, kind of reminds me of the some of the stouts he recommended that I have had in the not too distant past. Dude, if you ever get to Richmond, VA let me know. We got a hell of a good beer scene.
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  4. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,143) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Just picked this up earlier today. Can't wait to try it. Haven't had a Clown Shoes stout in way too long.

    Great fucking song. Saw them open for Metallica back in May (along with Volbeat). My friend who is not a metal fan came to the show and told me I was rocking out harder during the opening act. Really need to see them headline.
     
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  5. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Champion (888) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    One more and its a good one.

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  6. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,143) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Phenomal brew. I was blown away by the amount of tropical and citrus fruit hop notes in this beer, followed by a classic biscuity malt lager finish. Really top notch stuff.
     
  7. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Poo-Bah (1,583) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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    Another and probably the last, maybe.:rolling_eyes:
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    CORNELL! So great! RIP Chris!
     
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  8. eppCOS

    eppCOS Meyvn (1,115) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Eeek... more than I usually do on a Sunday, but EFF IT. Didn't have to grade today, and that part of the gig starts tomorrow for several days straight (don't ask). So, a new one today for me is this delightfully balanced sweet-sticky-dank-peach Pipeworks Grungeist Imperial IPA. Damn. So good my wife even liked it! [She's not a giant IPA fan]. Wish I'd bought more than the two bombers I have. Slipping the second one far back in the fridge so I don't hit that 2nd one tonight. Cheers!
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    (a deep cut by Montrose!)
     
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  9. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Savant (959) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Chow time, my last Crusher from the October trip. Next time Crusher shares shopping cart time with Focal and Heady, 4-4-4 if that's what's available. Cheers, and here's to a drama-free Monday!
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  10. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (9,783) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Saw a really good show they did on Palladia or VH1 Classic a few years back. Now all they play is garbage on those channels for the most part...
     
  11. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,763) Dec 1, 2010 New York
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    Sticky fingers, an excellent IIPA from Burgeon brewing:

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  12. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,519) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Trillium's newest DDH IPA for now, DDH Farnsworth Street featuring Vic Secret hops. Really liking this one now 2 weeks out. Great hoppy juice per usual. Cheers!

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  13. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,723) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    You have hair?
     
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  14. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,190) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Great plain old average beer here, truly overlooked Imo. Cheers

     
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  15. SLewis

    SLewis Aspirant (255) Jun 17, 2014 North Carolina

    First time I've picked up the Sam Adams Winter pack, after a few years skipping it due to lackluster selection.

    The Oatmeal Stout is pretty solid, looking forward to the Old Fezziwig later.
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  16. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,723) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    I miss Trillium. Used to get some from @TheIPAHunter when he was among the living. A great brewery with some very good beers.
     
  17. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aspirant (294) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

  18. alexanderplatz

    alexanderplatz Aspirant (257) Jul 5, 2015 Kentucky


    New to me, I like it a lot. Reviewed in the NBS thread. Short version = Thumbs up.
     
  19. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,723) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    I guess they qualify as zombie beers. Black IPAs are not my favorite beer style. Love stouts. Love IPAs. But somehow the mix is not quite what my feeble brain wants.
     
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  20. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,324) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Night cap a dram or so of Bushmills.

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  21. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,877) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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  22. MjBrewhouse

    MjBrewhouse Defender (601) Mar 25, 2014 Idaho
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    Getting started with this beauty
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  23. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,324) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Btw these giant ice balls are really the shit, they cool but don't dilute much.
     
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  24. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,761) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Cross-posting my first Lost Abbey from NBS #666. Incredible beer.

     
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  25. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Savant (959) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Just a bit but I try not to post pics of myself...
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  26. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (9,783) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Lost Forty Snake Party DIPA. I will check in on this Sunday night game a little. I only need 7 more TDs from Big Ben to make my FF game respectable this week. Otherwise, time to cheer myself up with some Walking Dead...



     
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  27. Fracwilt

    Fracwilt Initiate (92) Nov 23, 2016 South Carolina

  28. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,317) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Wearing TH shirt as i type this. EVIL NEVER DIES
     
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  29. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (2,631) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Short's Cup A Joe
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  30. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,723) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Bought a six pack and have been happy. For some reason, I thought last year was better. Probably the same brew and just my dying taste buds accounting for the difference.
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  31. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,021) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    good things happen when my wife drinks wine:stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  32. MjBrewhouse

    MjBrewhouse Defender (601) Mar 25, 2014 Idaho
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    Moving on to this
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    Pretty tasty beer right here
    This song right here is something to behold
     
  33. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,723) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Concur but wait another 30 years then get back to me.
     
  34. RobDB

    RobDB Devotee (445) Aug 31, 2009 New Jersey

    First time with this one. Super juicy. Nice hazy pale ale.

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  35. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (3,797) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Night cap Sexy Machismo aged in Apple Brandy barrels and on cinnamon bark, thanks @Dragginballs76, cheers!
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  36. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,723) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Love the song. Were you even born then not that it makes a difference.

    Change of subject. How is weight training going in your humble abode?
     
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  37. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,021) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I hope to be around and active 30 years from now, that will make me 90ish, Cheers
     
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,324) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Saw him in concert back in the day 1980 or so. Valley Forge was the business back then, saw him, Rickles, Rodney, Johnny Cash, great place.
     
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  39. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,761) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I took last week off as I was on vacation. Anxious to get back at it tomorrow.

    That sounds incredible. My dog's name is Johnny Cash. I'd love to see Willie Nelson too.
     
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  40. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,583) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Just wrapped up decorating the house for Christmas. Been a long week of getting uaed to the new position, and even longer getting used to working overnights.
    My favorite brew to go with putting lights on the tree? Juicy Tree IPA with spruce, juniper berries, and cranberries.

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