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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by superspak, Apr 14, 2019 at 12:21 PM.

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  1. superspak

    superspak Site Editor (28,448) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Have a nice Sunday BA.

    Incredible as usual this year. Aromas and flavors of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, and pine hops; with moderate honey, white bread, light caramel malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation, medium-full bodied, and fairly crisp finishing. Balanced creamy/bready malts and sticky/resinous/rindy hops in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing bitter resin/rind dryness, no hop astringency. Amazing classic Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; with a great balanced malt backbone. Not overly sweet or bitter, extremely well balanced. Lightly boozy alcohol, but dangerously easy drinking. Never disappoints. Feels less sweet than last year. Also a lot easier to find when released.
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    Cheers

    One of my new favorite bands for Deathcore.


     
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  2. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Savant (912) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    This beer is perfect for a chilly Sunday morning! Thank you, @Ocalafox!
     
  3. superspak

    superspak Site Editor (28,448) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Fantastic batch this year! Aromas and flavors of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, biscuit, and brown bread/crust; with light notes of molasses, milk chocolate, cocoa, oak char, leather, tobacco, peppercorn, and yeast earthiness. A bit of booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Light herbal, grassy, peppery hop bitterness; and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; very creamy, silky, velvety, rich malts; light slickness, sticky hops, and oak tannins in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing lingering bitter/tannic dryness, no cloying/astringency. Dangerously smooth sipping, mild increasing warmth of 13.1%, minimal lingering barrel booze. Perfect balance of super rich malts, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel presence/integration. Not overly boozy, tannic, or drying on the barrels. Already grabbed plenty more, a real shelf beer this time around. Super easy to find. English Barleywines are my favorite style.
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    Cheers



     
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  4. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,299) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Good Morning BA

    I'm up getting breakfast started on this beautiful Sunday morning. Bacon is cooking, pancake batter is resting and Astral Weeks is playing in the background
    Thank you to @r0rschach for sending me this awesome beer as part of the NBS BIF.

    Ingenious Double Humble Galaxy NEIPA
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    My review will be posted in NBS

     
  5. superspak

    superspak Site Editor (28,448) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Amazing NEIPA as always. Aromas and flavors of huge tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, lemon zest, orange peel, and light pepper/pine hops; with balanced honey, wheat, toasted bread, light caramel malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; very creamy, silky, bready malt mouthfeel; light sticky hops and slight resins. Slightly increasing lingering bitter dryness, never astringent. Super smooth/soft, 7%. Used to be Boxer, but some legal crap made them change the name. I slightly prefer it over M43. More malty from the Vienna/Munich malts; and also prefer the hop profile more because of Equinox/Mosaic additions. Old Nation is making the best NEIPAs in the state. Always have them in the fridge now.
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    Cheers



     
  6. superspak

    superspak Site Editor (28,448) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Fantastic Russian imperial stout. Amazing lasting head retention and thick soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas and flavors of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark bread/crust, toasted biscuit, roasted nuts, smoke, charcoal, raisin, fig, date, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery hop; and roast/charcoal bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and full body; balanced creamy/silky/bready malts, sticky hops, and chalky char/roast in mouthfeel. Lightly increasing hop/char dryness; never acrid or astringent. Super smooth, minimal warming 9.9%. Picked up a 4 pack from 2017 off the shelf a couple weeks ago. Would definitely get more. Nails the style perfectly. Extremely rich and complex malts, restrained fruity yeast, with great earthy hop presence/balance against sweetness.
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    Cheers



     
  7. Thomas_Wikman

    Thomas_Wikman Meyvn (1,174) Jan 8, 2016 Texas
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    I am having Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, a high end Belgian Fruit Lambic brewed with merlot and cabernet grapes and aged in Bordeaux barrels, ABV 5.00%. This is indeed a great Belgian Lambic. The flavor and aroma is grapes, cherry, maybe some grapefruit, oak, some nice yeast-funkiness. It has a long and pleasant after taste of tart grapes and cherries. It's creamy and soft despite being tart, softly tart, and it really fills your mouth and nose. It might be the best Lambic I've ever had, but it certainly wasn't easy to get in the states.

     
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  8. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Aspirant (211) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Happy Sunday advocates... Going to spend today drinking good brews and watching the playoffs... Definitely looking forward to game of thrones so lets get started
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    What I love most about this ipa is that it always taste the same... Consistently great with the hop bite on the back end.. I will always pick up cans when I see them cheers
     
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  9. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,867) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Great start. Great beer review. Thanks for getting us going, and have a good day right BAck at ya!
     
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  10. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,299) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Another Sunday morning beer courtesy of @r0rschach

    Southern Grist Process Control
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  11. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,299) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Third Sunday morning beer
    Southern Grist Deeds of Diligence
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    Thank you once again @r0rschach

     
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  12. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,867) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Mrs. Z and I, after a grueling day of waterfront condo shopping yesterday, binge watched all 10 episodes of GOT season 6, then watched S7E1...went to bed at 3:30am...

    Late start after walking the dogs ... in my glass now is CW’s Rum Barrel Coconut Porter (2019):



    Maybe there’s some nuanced Hop and/or Roast bitterness that wasn’t present before, but it still tastes more boozy rum & coke than a pina colada, to me. And I like boozy so this beer is going down quickly whether I’m getting much coconut or not - Thanks @Number1Framer for this sweet tooth treat!

    Sleep deprived, with coolers full of beer...I wonder if I can stay upright and prescient through today/tonight’s new beers and GOT excess...if only there were some form of mortal Demi-god of beer (bourbon and cheap wine) to humble myself before and seek Devine ale guidance ...

    Cheers y’all!
     
  13. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,867) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Spot on! This BW is fantastic. I have a few more cans left...maybe I’ll drink another today. Cheers!
     
  14. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,867) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    #Jealous!
     
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  15. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (1,683) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    My wife is in psycho holiday cleaning mode, Trying to mellow her out with Hoppin' Frog's Barrel Aged DORIS Cheers!
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  16. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (3,685) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

    [​IMG] Stuff is great! Go Tiger and Winter is coming! Cheers all.
     
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  17. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Savant (912) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    It will take me quite some time to drink this. I just ate 5 Egg McMuffins.
     
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  18. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,144) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Clear light gold color with white cap and lacing.

    Pleasant, sharp aroma of citrus hops with some tropical touches of mango, pineapple and bitter orange zest. I don't know if orange is classed as a tropical fruit but that's what I'm getting.

    Taste is hop forward with a burst of bright citrus followed by the same fruit elements I found in the scent. Malt is running along with the rest but it's way back in the pack. I do get occasional flashes of honey malt but they go as quickly as they come. Quickly covered up by hops I suspect. In total simple flavors that don't clash and work together in a cooperative sort of way.
     
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  19. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,295) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota
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    East Lake Brewing Almond Milk Stout
     
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  20. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,560) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good morning BA
    Currently drinking this...
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    A good choice for this Sunday morning with details on NBS. Cheers all and enjoy your Sunday!
     
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  21. loebrygg

    loebrygg Initiate (180) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

  22. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Meyvn (1,120) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey

    Flamingo dreams nitro[​IMG]
     
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  23. scream

    scream Crusader (759) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin
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    5 egg McMuffins. That's gross !!
     
  24. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,837) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  25. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,837) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  26. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,544) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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  27. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,837) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  28. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,453) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  29. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Crusader (740) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Hey BA's....happy Sunday - rainy one here today; quite the contrast to Saturday's nice weather...doing chores and drinking this

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    part of yesterday's fun - getting out bikes and camping gear - love this old Fuji America!

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    and of course was sprucing up the Alacrity as well....too windy to sail for most of the day

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    cheers advocates!

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  30. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (1,686) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Trying to figure out why we’ll be going out in the snowstorm shortly. Starting the day with this.
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  31. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,837) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  32. Roguer

    Roguer Site Editor (3,990) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Good morning, BAs! Today's run is in the books, lunch is cooking, and I'm drinking this:

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    Firestone Walker XXI Anniversary

    Cheers!

     
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  33. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,837) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

  34. loebrygg

    loebrygg Initiate (180) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

  35. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (933) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    Morning Geeks,
    Happy Sunday!

    Ahhh Sunday the day where no one should be doing anything but what they want. A day of relaxation and laziness. For most I hope.
    It's a cold rainy day here in MI.
    It is the wet season after all, suposed to rain all week.
    Started hand washing my beer glasses again. After breaking 2 and cracking one I decided to let the dishwasher handle it for awhile. Back at it again for a better clean for sure.
    My 3 yr old is playing hockey in the kitchen with a cooking spatula and a stuffed animal he got in a happy meal the other day.
    Just started a load of work clothes for the week. My cat is starting to cry for his lunch he's old and crotchety, better do what he says soon.
    The wifes on the couch resting after casino hopping last night in the D with her girlfriends, stumbled in around 4:30 this morning
    Oh yeah, right... Beer!
    I tend to ramble sometimes when in a good mood.
    My Sunday morning treat :blush:




    Last bottle from last year
    Need to grab some more

    Again, Have a great one BA!
    CHEERS
    :beers::beers::beers:

     
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  36. LifesAnesthesia

    LifesAnesthesia Defender (685) Dec 17, 2014 Virginia
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    Schlafly's Tasmanian IPA. Definitely a very good IPA.
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  37. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (464) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    Starr Hill Ramble On IPA
     
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  38. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (6,879) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    It's most definitely time for a beer!




    Cheers!
     
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  39. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,867) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I love your posts...just saying. Cheers!
     
  40. mickyge

    mickyge Champion (805) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Hey BA’s Cheers and happy Sunday
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    After my first sip I thought “ damn I should have bought more”. This is one of better Russian Imperial stouts I’ve had in a while. It’s relatively fresh, bottled 10/18 so it still is pretty bitter. There is a mouthful of flavors happening chocolate, fruit, roasted malt and coffee. If I get more I’ll age it longer to see if it sweetens up a bit.
    I heard it’s some sort of national humor day

    This must be a Wisconsin thing
     
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