What beer are you drinking now? #2290

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  1. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Goodmorning ba I went a little hard yesterday but after spending most of the night re-hydrating I'm ready to get back at it
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    Such a terrific beer I went out and purchased a case.. Have a great Sunday and drink loud but responsibly
     
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  2. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,537) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Incredible as usual. Aromas and flavors of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut, cream, toasted oak, brown sugar, and dark bread; with lighter notes of molasses, rum raisin, fig, date, cherries, licorice, smoke, and charcoal. Increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Light roast/char bitterness and rum/oak spice on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied. Very creamy/silky mouthfeel; with light slickness, chalky roast, and oak tannins. Slightly increasing bitter roast and tannic oak dryness. Never acrid/astringent. Incredible balance of the rum barrel and base stout. Pleasantly warming, but not boozy finish. Dangerously smooth sipper. Amazing all around. Glad I was able to score another one recently. Prairie imperial stouts rarely disappoint, very top tier stuff. Vanilla Noir is my top rated beer, which is tied with BA Bomb.
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    Cheers



     
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  3. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (5,670) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Nice way to start a Sunday before hitting the slopes.
     
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  4. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,537) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    This was incredible. Aromas and flavors of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, and pine hops; with moderate cracker, white bread dough, light honeyed malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body, and fairly crisp finishing. Balanced creamy/bready/grainy malt and sticky hops; some resins/rinds in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing resin dryness, no hop astringency. Insanely smooth, not overly aggressive, minimal warming 9.4%. Amazing mixed profile of 12 different hops. Extremely juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balance hop complexity; with a nice bready malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from crisp resin dryness. They really nailed this for sure. Will get again, hope they make another batch.
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    Cheers



     
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  5. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,010) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    You are really loving that beer. Cheers.
     
  6. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Everutjing these guys have been putting out is killer and this is no different.. [​IMG]
    Root and branch collab with Hudson Valley with a name too long to pronounce.. Must have borrowed the name from evil twin cheers
     
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  7. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    It's a tropical fruit bomb... I'm digging it
     
  8. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,010) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I recall liking the OG version. You certainly have me interested. I'll be on the lookout.
     
  9. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,537) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Amazing as usual. Flavors of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of dark fruit, smoke, and charcoal. Balanced roast/char bittersweet and bourbon/oak spicy finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; awesome creamy, silky, velvety, and lightly slick mouthfeel; with some lightly drying chalky roast and bourbon/oak tannins after the finish. Mildly increasing warming finish, minimal boozy barrel notes. Very smooth sipper. Fantastic barrel integration/balance with the fruity/nutty coffee and rich malts; without being overly boozy on the barrels. More recent batches did not seem to need as much added age to mellow from the barrel booze aspect when fresher, vs previous years. Plus, the last 2 years higher ABV made them even richer.
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    Cheers



     
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  10. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    If you can't find it I'll send you some.. It was canned a week ago on the 18th so it's fresh
     
  11. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Lots of mango and peach in this with a dry finish.. Well executed cheers
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  12. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,420) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Brewer calls this a Belgian Style Dubbel . . .

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    Dark deep ruby color when held to the light but appears almost black in the hand. Very consistent color from edge to edge with large lasting tan cap and lacing.

    A rich yet slightly subdued aroma of dark caramel, roasted malt, lightly spicy as if it were just touched with allspice and dark ripe figs.

    Taste is surprising for such a big aroma and appearance. Oh there's plenty of it, make no mistake, yet the restraint with which the different flavors come forth is rather like chamber music from the larger stringed instruments. Resounding but not aggressive. I was pleased to find on entry the flavor of well roasted malt without the bitter edge that such malt often carries. Right behind that followed deep but bright flavors of spiced dark fruit. I don't get clove in the spices, something milder like allspice. Nor banana though there is something that offsets the dark fruits. Hops are in there for all I know but keep a low profile. There is, from beginning to end, a sort of sweetness that doesn't intrude but contributes to the overall complexity.
     
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  13. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (938) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    Morning Kiddos
    Up an at em!

    Got some snow over night.
    Nothing compared to what's supposed to hit us tomorrow.
    But 1st a nice cup of roast before shoveling.





    Such a massive porter. Seriously thick and roasty. Love it. One of my top porters besides Transients Henry. Top notch stuff

    CHEERS
    :beers::beers::beers:


     
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  14. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,344) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good morning BAs! Today's New Breakfast Beer is a cross-post with New Beer sunday:



    Damn! This is the best new beer I've had in a loooong while!
     
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  15. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,537) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Amazing NEDIPA as usual. Glad we finally got more in distro. Aromas and flavors of huge passion fruit, papaya, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, guava, berry, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, and light pepper/pine hops; with moderate wheat, white bread dough malt sweetness; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body. Very creamy/bready/grainy wheat/oats, and some sticky hops in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing lingering bitter dryness, no hop astringency. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV. Minimal warmth of 9%. Very soft feel. Super juicy hops with some dankness; balanced malts, not overly sweet/heavy feeling for the ABV. Love all Ellison IPAs, but this is my favorite. Glad they are making it more often now. Last one from the September batch. Holding up amazingly. Already got a fresher pack.
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    Cheers



     
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  16. Dutchcraftbeergeek

    Dutchcraftbeergeek Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2015 Netherlands

  17. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,836) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Your post says that the photo has been removed from Instagram...
     
  18. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,436) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    This is probably the best beer to have right now!
     
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  19. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Dry January makes it so easy to get great ipas without a hassle cheers
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  20. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,010) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    That looks like straight OJ. I think the gf has a can of that for me.
     
  21. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,836) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Cool, rainy and gusty...One of my dogs enjoyed our morning walk even less than I did...warming up inside with a new to me beer - Founder’s “Barrel Runner”:



    It smells and tastes just like a rum runner! Perfect for Gasparilla weekend, and drinking this makes me want to put on the pirate hat and drink Cap’t Morgan...Working on notes for NBS. Have a great day y’all! Aarrrrg.
     
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  22. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,754) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Cheers!
     
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  23. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,504) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Let me guess. Post work out stout?

     
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  24. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,754) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Finishing the bottle, so good!

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    Cheers!
     
  25. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Youre gonna love this one as if it was made just for you
     
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  26. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,653) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Hopslam for breakfast? Yes. Straight from the can? Yes.
    With a cheddar/apple scone. Baller.
    Lawd have mercy ... it's gonna be a bad (as in good) day.
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  27. JoePasko

    JoePasko Initiate (88) Mar 10, 2018 New York

    Chillin' in the Adirondacks. Our camp's bathtub drain was frozen when we arrived here yesterday. This morning I went down in the crawlspace & hit the trap with my trusty heat gun. No prob... the drain is now flowing. Looking forward to a hot shower (after eggs & a Lake Placid Ubu Ale™, of course).

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    Sunday cheers from Camp Piney Grove, on Lake Algonquin.

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  28. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (2,723) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Only one for this morning. Just finished shoveling, want to do some beer shopping later. Cheers, advocates!
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    I'm wide awake, it's morning.
     
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  29. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Another root branch brew thats fantastic.. Hope everyone is enjoying whats in their glass today cheer
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  30. JoePasko

    JoePasko Initiate (88) Mar 10, 2018 New York

    Are you in the parade, flyin' the Jolly Roger from your RV ?
     
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  31. LifesAnesthesia

    LifesAnesthesia Crusader (768) Dec 17, 2014 Virginia

    This was very good, but honestly I slightly prefer the original
     
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  32. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,113) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Breakfast fish...
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    Gets the pretzel roll and whiskey pickle treatment...
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    Scottish fish calls for Scottish beer...
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    Incredible wee heavy aged in 12-year-old Four Roses barrels...

    Last night finished off the second season of Punisher on Netflix...
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    That was some satisfying shit... Best MCU series on Netflix...

    Then watched the NFL skills competition from Thursday night...
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    I hate the Pro Bowl, but I liked this - missed it past (two?) years - my only detractors were Jim Kelly - just made me uncomfortable - and I didn't get how it all seemed to come down to a game of dodge ball??? Dug the more NFL skill-related challenges though...

    Today, checking out Bandersnatch on Netflix...

    A choose-your-own-path movie in the Black Mirror series... Cool so far...

    Cheers...
     
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  33. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    You just motivated me to go out and get a bagel with lox cheers
     
  34. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Savant (967) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Hey BA's

    Just returned from nice 3 mile x-c ski outing - perfect snow conditions and only saw one other person skiing....now hydrating with this guy

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    love me some bock action

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    who is that snow covered geezer?

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    I didn't fall on my ass, first outing this winter!

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    cheers from Stella, boathouse kitty

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  35. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,836) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I liked that ale...and I’m glad I’m not in the snow...enjoy, Buddy!
     
  36. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Meyvn (1,348) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    As much as I love being at the Daytona Speedway, kinda glad i'm 70 miles away, warm and dry.....brunch prep underway.....Joey's pissed......
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    From dry, sunny, chilly Friday.......
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  37. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,836) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Maybe next year...now where did I put that parrot?...
     
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  38. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,754) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Cheers!
     
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  39. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,678) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good morning BA
    Drinking this one over at NBS...
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    Cheers all!
     
  40. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,836) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    A Jai Alai while I clean the fridge (liquified cheese that leaked :confused:) and I look at my photos from Friday’s overnight at Angry Chair:



    Over a 12 hour period from 8pm to 8am I consumed 3 A/C Loveless, a Space Grass, then out in the parking lot, pours of, inter alia, FB’s Black Goblin (rum BA), Kat Kong, Blue Dessert Slushy, Parrish’s Our Cake is a Lie, Konky Dong Quadruple hopped triple IPA, Language of Thunder Imperial Stout, Cantillion’s Vignerone, A/C’s El Cucuy, and I brought a bottle of A/C’s CLN LVN I got at last year’s bottle release. One of the guys in front of me brought a box of his homemade meads - good stuff...it was a bit chilly, but a good time was had by all...event ticket in hand I arrived home at 9:30 am and went straight to bed...
     
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