What beer are you drinking now? #2024

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  1. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    That Album was groovy!
     
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  2. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,587) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Excellent beer, helluva beer to send off @SomethingClever
     
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  3. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,182) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    Cornish hens and veggies on the grill, and the shades say it all![​IMG]
     
  4. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Zealot (582) May 13, 2013 New Jersey

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    Only 2 cans left...gonna try not to have another one for at least a few months. Sixpoint really nailed this one. Can’t wait for the next brewery release on the 19th
     
  5. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio
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    No point in sending ppl beer if you don’t like it yourself I have 4 bottles of it left.
     
  6. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Poo-Bah (1,588) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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  7. bobv

    bobv Poo-Bah (4,389) Feb 3, 2009 Vermont
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    I waited and waited to try this and shouldn't have...
    ... so tasty!

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    4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

    Moderate pour yields a one and a half inch tan head over a very dark brown body with some very nice, sticky lacing and a couple islands of thick head. With a swirl or two the head comes back very nicely. Nose of cold brew coffee, chocolate, malted milk, and roasted malt. Taste mirrors nose almost exactly with a nice feel and a wonderful smooth finish of cold brew. What a fine job from my favorite Maine brewer. Cheers!
     
  8. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,453) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    The 7-ELEVEN 200 yards from my apt. !!
     
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  9. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio
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    This beer is pretty fucking great. I probably should have shared it.
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  10. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,961) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Sterk Wit from Alchemist. I didn't know they brewed it but glad @Sawdog inculcated it in a trade.
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  11. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio
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    So @Shroud0fdoom not going to at least say hi? You are a cold motherfucker :stuck_out_tongue: see if I send you anymore Hop Juju.
     
  12. NotAlcoholicJustAHobby

    NotAlcoholicJustAHobby Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2015 Vermont

  13. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,197) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Working on some stuffed peppers with this
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  14. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (4,083) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Got a bunch of Veil brews that i am gonna send to two outstanding dudes. Lost count of what is what but I know I have a bunch of these so drinking my share of them so as not to mess up my plans.
    Cheers friends.
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  15. Yellolab2010

    Yellolab2010 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    2018 Madagascar! vanilla bomb! I used to be able to post pics but cant anymore? Anyone willing to help out I'd appreciate! cheers!
     
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  16. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,909) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    After 4hrs of garden edging in the rain* in Damascus (NY, not Syria :grin:) a beer ("some"? :wink:) was in order. (Dragging the tarp is easier when wet, & the edge is better, so overall, "wet" is better than "dry") In any event , the marathon drive (Exactly 26.2 mi:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:) , with the serviceberry all just opening(~2wks late), was a beauty worth the effort, if nothing else. :sunglasses:
    Don't know if there is such a thing as a perfect beer, but this has to be on the list of those that approach that summit.
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    Earlier (& maybe later?) , Lock It In, an IPA collaboration from Upstate Brewing & Water Street Brewing. Good stuff. :sunglasses: (Details on NBS.)
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    Came home to a fragrant greeting from my Jasminum sambac. ("Arabian Jasmine":no_mouth:......from the eastern Himalayas :smile:)
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    * I wasn't the only one out there. The vultures seemed not to mind.
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  17. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,484) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    NBS X-{ost #2:

    Delicious blonde ale. Fantastic head retention and thick soapy lacing on the glass. Flavors of lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, and red apple; with moderate honey, wheat, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit malts; some herbal, floral, grassy, light peppery hops and yeast earthiness. Similar/muted aromas. Mild pine, herbal, grassy, peppery, citrus peel bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body, and fairly crisp/clean finishing. Bready/grainy malt and light sticky hops in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing lingering bitter dryness. Very flavorful/refreshing, 5%. Great balance of citrus/earthy hops, pale/Munich malts, and restrained fruity English house yeast complexity. Spot on style as expected of Deschutes. 3.91
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    Italian IPA. This was very good. Fantastic lasting head retention and thick soapy lacing on the glass. Pretty murky looking. Aromas and flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, red apple, apricot, mango, melon, passion fruit, white grape, citrus peel/zest, peppercorns, and light pine hops; with moderate wheat, biscuit dough, light nutty/caramel malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy bitterness; and peppercorn spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body; balanced creamy/bready malts and sticky hops in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing lingering bitter dryness. very drinkable, never aggressive, 6%. Nothing too out of the ordinary with the peppercorn additions, definitely feels like an English IPA. Nelson, Simcoe, and Saphir hops. Nicely juicy citrus/earthy hops; sizable bready malt backbone, but not overly sweet. Not overdone on peppercorn spice flavors. Really well done. 3.78
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    Cheers



     
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  18. JoePasko

    JoePasko Initiate (97) Mar 10, 2018 New York

    Or in my case, when in a Mexican restaurant in the US. It's what I always order !!
     
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  19. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,237) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Meant to post this earlier today, so from this morning.....

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    nice morning brew!
     
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  20. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,657) Aug 12, 2007 California
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  21. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    It really was. Better than I could have imagined.

    One of my favorite beers. Behind Alexander but up there. Thanks again for the Houndstooth.
     
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  22. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,552) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good evening BA
    I took a break after this morning's early beer and ran kids around town and took in my daughter's last home field club soccer game of the year. Then posted this one on NBS...
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    Here's where things get interesting. My mother in law calls to see if I will till her garden again. Last time she asked, I had just opened a 12% beer. :thinking_face: Starting to wonder if the house is under surveillance. That task is now done and I'm enjoying this one...
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    Same old picture, now beer. Cheers friends!
     
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  23. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (5,043) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    More tasty beer from @FlintB, cheers!
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  24. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (8,987) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Oliver's Forearm Smash. Bottom of can stamped Mosiac and Simcoe Dry Hop.
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  25. ksimons

    ksimons Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2005 Illinois
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    Nice to be having this on a Sunday evening. Cheers!
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  26. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,960) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Really liking White Elm, a regional brewery, and their selection of stouts. This one is a 'smores stout, 12.1% ABV.

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  27. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (3,241) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    That's a nice rainy day beer. Cheers
     
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  28. bobv

    bobv Poo-Bah (4,389) Feb 3, 2009 Vermont
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    Rec'd in a trade only 40 months ago.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/24018/

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    3.84/5 rDev +0.3%
    look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

    Moderate pour yields a one inch off white head over a mahogany-brown body with some lacing. Nose of very slight funk with some squash-like aromas as well. Tastes a bit sour, a bit funky, a bit spicy, with a tiny bit of sage, but mostly the squash comes through on flavor and feel. Overall, a fairly enjoyable offering from Jester King, but I've had better. Cheers!

    Review Edit: As it warms it has definitely gotten a bit better all around.
     
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  29. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio
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    That beer was mind bottling.
     
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  30. Taphouse_Traveler

    Taphouse_Traveler Poo-Bah (3,530) Jan 30, 2012 Florida
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    When in Jamaica, drink like the Jamaicans.
     
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  31. Act25

    Act25 Poo-Bah (3,528) Nov 8, 2010 New Jersey
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    4 IPAs over the 4.0 bar with Hubar & NY on top…

    HUBAR | Mill House | NY

    4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
    look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

    Happy to be 2d reviewer of Hubar at Rattle N Hum NYC.
    Im bumping up the rating.
    a) Body pours as a hazed golden with firm 1 finger that splashes plenty of lace.
    s) Big, which pleases me next to my steak ceasar (perfect meal here). Floral, citrus, intense grapefruit. Puckering.
    t) Bigger, upfront like the aroma, with a growing bitter, pepper, drying, spicy finish, Nice flavor see-saw from fruit and flowers to pepper and crisp biting finish.
    f) Per tasting notes, see saw that delights and cleans/contrasts with food.
    o) Offers an original long.

    2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale | Southern Tier | NY
    4.06/5 rDev +0.5%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

    Discovered single hop / single malt giant - King Gambrinus (6.66% ABV) from Shelter Island NY Craft last night, now this 2x Smash (8.1%) from other side of Empire State - Southern Tier. Wonderful wood-shop stuff.
    a) Dark amber, clear, shellac like pour with long-lasting 2 finger head and awash in lace.
    s) Too faint compared to the ample flavor. Sawdust, honey, cedar, pine, fresh sawn wood with its sap.
    t) More heartwood, very woody, tree nut, juniper flavor profile, tempered by honey, molasses, and a bittering, clean up of pine bitters. Aromatic.
    Proving Ground IPA | Magnolia | CA
    4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
    look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

    Proud to be 49th review of this gold standard, since ‘99.
    a) Hazed dark gold color indeed, sending up a 1 finger frothy, creamy head, that fractures onto shards of coverage and lace.
    s) Too faint, but sharp speciality hops and malts that bring welcome cutter ship from San Fran to China kind of a brew, West meets English.
    t) Ample following of the smell, if you like strongly bitter and malty, with lots of piney, cedary, woody notes, this is for you. Immaculate wood shop sharp, tight finish.
    f) The finish makes this woody brew, with ample carbonation and mid-twisting weight.
    o) Highly original, hugely flavorful, try 24.

    Flower Child IPA | Cambridge | MA
    4.04/5 rDev +0.7%
    look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
    Could be an every day IPA. Would like to blind taste off of 6.5% faves like Dales Pale Ale.
    a) slightly chill hazed, the one finger head lasts and laces nicely over a bright golden body,.
    s) Too faint, but it's orange rind, pine, flowers.
    t) Fruit as promised with emphasis on candied fruit rind, over a creamy, malty caramel base. honey, and nice landing bitter.
    f) Mid weight, good flavor see saw, clean finish, great food or first beer of the evening.
    o) Smart American IPA, not overly hopped, close to a hoppy APA. Try 24.
     
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  32. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (2,119) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Hey BA’s
    Drinking a nice DIPA from Foam Brewery in Vermont. Tropical, med to heavy bodied and a little dry finish, hides the 8.2 abv nicely. Smooth and balanced in my opinion, thanks to my beer buddy in work for thinking of me.
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    Cheers to the Bruins, the better team won and they have nothing to hang their heads over.
    Being a die hard Bruins fan all my life I find this more disturbing then the loss and the serial licker on the team.
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    Mrs Gee is a closet Lightning fan. I found out she has been carrying this around in her pocketbook all season
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    She said she likes Tampa more because they have more Irish sounding names on their team. :thinking_face:
     
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  33. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (10,182) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    My favorite local lovin' beer. Scary looking carbonation on the initial pour but a great all around D-IPA, especially for the price point.

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    Been listening to these guys alot lately ...



    Prost! :beers: !! :slight_smile:
     
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  34. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio
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  35. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,552) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Ok, don't judge. Those Alpenflo beers go down like water. Next up is a homebrewed saison from last fall. I'm trying to get enough bottles to contain my next batch without scraping any labels (my least favorite part of home brewing).
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    Cheers all!
     
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  36. Danmullens1

    Danmullens1 Poo-Bah (1,546) Mar 24, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I’ve only had a taste but I do believe I’m in love with this beer.
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  37. beergorrilla

    beergorrilla Meyvn (1,459) Feb 21, 2012 Michigan
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  38. rpbuckeye

    rpbuckeye Defender (614) Mar 29, 2011 Ohio

    Very dank and very good
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  39. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio
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    This has been an exceptional batch of this beer. It’s one % lower than Waldo’s and not near the syrupy sweet mess that beer is.
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  40. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (2,980) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Old Nation Tart Strawberry M-43
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