What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #2120

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  1. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aspirant (272) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Just got home from the hospital, and I'm off until next Thursday night. Time for a 7:30am beer and bed. Still in my scrubs too

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  2. Dutchcraftbeergeek

    Dutchcraftbeergeek Defender (631) Nov 21, 2015 Netherlands

  3. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (3,269) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good morning BAs! Today's New Breakfast Beer:



    I'm not a fan of Bells' brews - and this reinforces that mindset.
     
  4. Socialillness

    Socialillness Initiate (48) May 9, 2018 New York
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    Good morning advocates... Woke up this morning next to my beautiful pregnant girlfriend and realized how lucky of a guy I am... She got me this Mexican cake bottle and teku a while back so yeah I got me a keeper
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    Cheers
     
  5. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (4,507) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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    Definitely a keeper.
     
  6. The-Adjunct-Hippie

    The-Adjunct-Hippie Poo-Bah (3,414) May 12, 2014 Nebraska
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    Up and at 'em. My last can. I had to get two, I mean, look at the name.

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  7. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (4,507) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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    Starting the day with the baby.
    Unpacking continues, but progress is being made.

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  8. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (3,380) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

    [​IMG] Golfing with a Quest!
     
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  9. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (3,380) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

    [​IMG] Next up.
     
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  10. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,031) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Something IPAish will fill the bill . . .

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    Deep rich golden color with white cap and good lacing.

    Rich malt aroma with a good dose of piney hops.

    Flavor on entry is almost equal parts malty richness and hop brightness. Fairly simple flavors but served up in ample portions that lead to a fuller flavor profile. This isn't one of those IPAs where hops take over and malt just totes the luggage, rather seems to be a well thought out and crafted brew that keeps things in perspective while accenting the hop showcase. Hop flavors do build toward the finish and linger in the aftertaste but they are clean and bright without any heavy handedness.
     
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  11. Socialillness

    Socialillness Initiate (48) May 9, 2018 New York
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    Next up some hillstead farm
    Cheers
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  12. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,278) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Checking out this Evil Twin/Westbrook Mexican Cake/Imperial Biscotti Break iteration...
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    My biggest warning is the price - $36.99 at Total Wine - that being the cheapest place on the Island - I didn't realize it was gonna cost that much, but I'd kinda already decided to buy it, so I did; but I suspect I've got a lesson to learn about my decision-making...
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    Had virtually same beer back in December of 2017, except that the label was black and they hadn't added the word, "churros," to the name - don't recall paying $36 for it either...
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    Anyways, I'm half-way through my first pour, and I'll say this: Yes, it is a good beer, yes, I do taste donuts which I'll equate with churros just to be on-theme; but no, it is not worth $36. Beers I've paid that much for have been limited to a few Fifty-Fifty Eclipse stouts, like this one, aged in apple brandy barrels from back in February of 2017...
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    ...and a few Bruery anniversary releases, like this Cuivre, from July 2015...
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    ...And much to my chagrin, for the money, they were more worthy purchases... And it's also worth noting that after Cuivre, I stopped buying Bruery's anniversary beers because the price was so high and they were all starting to basically taste the same... I'll still buy an Eclipse stout every now and then apparently - aside from the aforementioned, I had their Willett bourbon barrel edition this past Christmas, too...

    Back to this...
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    I think another issue with these ET/Westbrook hybrid beers is that all the flavors kind of muddle together and lose some of their "specialness"... I do get the donuts/churros, a little bit of bourbon barrel aging impressions, a tingle of what I'll assume is peppers, and the typical chocolaty elements of a stout... smooth, a little sticky - maybe like maple syrup... Again, certainly an enjoyable beer, but unless you're passionately pursuing the line or acquiring trade bait, you can find just as good much cheaper...

    Anyways, no regrets really - I mean, it's only money, right?

    “Who the hell are these three Mexicans and how do they play so fast?” - Scott Ian

    Cheers...
     
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  13. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (3,380) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

  14. BeerGlassesCollector

    BeerGlassesCollector Zealot (521) Nov 11, 2002 Cyprus
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    DDH Cheddar Broccoli 7,9% - Imperial IPA. Cheddar Broccoli is Other Half's Broccoli double dry hopped with the hops from Cheddar. It's a big tasty blend of Mosaic, Simcoe, Hallertau Blanc, Cascade, Citra, Kohatu, Wai-iti, and Ekuanot. CHEERS fellow BAs!

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  15. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Aspirant (288) Mar 29, 2010 Indiana
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    Ordered 2 of these on eBay. Cancelled the i3 order when I found out there was an i5 version for $15 more. Got refunded for this one but it shipped anyway and seller doesn't want it back. So grabbed an SSD at bestbuy and prepping it for sale to cover a new monitor and maybe original i5 system. Came with no ram like advertised either. Cluster fuck I need a drink
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  16. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (1,551) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming
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    Watering the garden with Hubert. More 90s today.

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    Cheers BAs...
     
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  17. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Meyvn (1,328) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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    Lunch brew, then back to housework.
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  18. Samlover55

    Samlover55 Defender (643) Oct 8, 2015 New York
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    I know this beer has gotten flak, but I'm really enjoying this. I'm picking a real nice fruitiness.
    Founders Barrel Runner
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    Cheers to the weekend BA.
     
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  19. The-Adjunct-Hippie

    The-Adjunct-Hippie Poo-Bah (3,414) May 12, 2014 Nebraska
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  20. The-Adjunct-Hippie

    The-Adjunct-Hippie Poo-Bah (3,414) May 12, 2014 Nebraska
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    I've got three left. I'll probably age them for 10 or maybe 35 years to see how they hold up.
     
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  21. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (3,380) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

  22. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (935) Jan 6, 2014 New York

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    A mid-day thunderstorm gives us a reason to drink a non-beach porter. This is another winner from Benchtop called Walter’s Brunch and holy shit! A chocolate porter with maple syrup added and you can certainly taste it. So much flavor and that syrup finish is spot on. At 7% it’s got a nice feel too. Cheers.
     
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  23. Samlover55

    Samlover55 Defender (643) Oct 8, 2015 New York
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    I take it you didn't like it. You can send them my way if you'd like.:wink:
     
  24. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (386) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    A tasty brown ale by a small local brewer paired with a bahn mi sammich. Delicious!
     
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  25. loebrygg

    loebrygg Initiate (162) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

  26. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (935) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    *applause* classic @Greywulfken post here. Well done, cheers.
     
  27. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (2,821) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio

    What is your take on this one?
     
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  28. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (792) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  29. bstyle

    bstyle Devotee (431) Apr 27, 2006 Indiana
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    Crowler of Pizza Boy Must Be The Saison Of The Witch thanks to @bret717. Cheers!
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  30. SWChi

    SWChi Zealot (549) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois
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    Road tripping with friends...1st stop.. One Well Brewery... State Of Bean and Moral Support...

    One Well
     
  31. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (2,869) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    Starting Friday evening with a concoction from mad scientists Omnipollo, Shoutau. Damn, this is peachy!

     
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  32. elohim

    elohim Initiate (183) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    Not beer but one of my favorites when I am drinking low ABV. Perfect on a hot afternoon when I have things to do.
     
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  33. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,141) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  34. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (1,529) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    Thank you for saving me $36.
     
  35. Beer-Panda

    Beer-Panda Disciple (318) Mar 27, 2016 Netherlands

    Monk's Brew from Mikkeller.

    A Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. Sounds (over)ambitious indeed. Taste to me is like a beer made of brown sugar, it's realy very sugary in taste.

    From behind the wall of sugar there hints of some more very interesting taste, but not with every sip. Probably this needs some more time, but I don't know if cellaring cans is a good idea.

    However way too sweet to me, I like to try these kind of tribute beers. They had an impressive tribute to Orval not long ago.

    Cheers!

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  36. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (1,529) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    Needed some malts--Brother Thelonious from North Coast. Cheers!
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  37. loebrygg

    loebrygg Initiate (162) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

  38. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (2,869) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    I love what Mikkeller has done for the craft beer movement in Europe, but Mikkeller EU is just so damn inconsistent, some stuff is great and some is just weird. Mikkeller San Diego and New York are more frequently terrific, I feel.
     
  39. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (1,602) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    My first experience with Outer Range. This one incorporates Galaxy & Nelson hops. Cheers, and TGIF!
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