What beer are you drinking now? #243

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by dsal89, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. sidetracked

    sidetracked Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Illinois

    Just posted a review since there were none, but here's the gist of it:

    Overall pretty good. Could use a more robust body. Loses some complexity as it warms (originally served at 50 degrees). Worth a try for the price ($9.99). A huge improvement over Dirtier Bird and a step in the right direction for Finch's barrel program. The use of Koval barrels is cool since their a Chicago-based spirit producer, but may attribute to some of the harshness in the flavor and dominance of wood over whiskey since the barrels are only in use 1-2 years.

    Lots of whiskey and wood ... the base beer definitely gets lost in the mix.
     
  2. corysmith01

    corysmith01 Devotee (404) Apr 26, 2013 New York
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  3. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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  4. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Devotee (414) Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Love this beer.

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  5. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,828) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Reviews:

    Very good stuff, probably over 3 years old. Lightly oxidized, but not detrimental. Light caramelization from age. Good malt, hop, and peppery flavor balance.
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    First Alpine. This reminds me of Fat Heads Head Hunter quite a bit. Incredible! Tons of mango, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, peach. I looked up the clone and its all amarillo/simcoe late hops. Everything makes sense now
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    Cheers
     
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  6. greenmtn1111

    greenmtn1111 Initiate (133) May 15, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I know that feeling...it's as if a union of angels played their hop harps in your mouth.
     
  7. joesmithrealname

    joesmithrealname Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2011 Connecticut

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    Pepe Nero and the NBA Finals
     
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  8. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (99) Dec 19, 2010 California
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  9. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,639) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    That's the benchmark for the style right there, IMO.
     
  10. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    "Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots"

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  11. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Sitting outside waiting for the storm, although it's a few hours out. Good thing the fridge is full.

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  12. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (371) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    2010 Cascade Kriek. So good.
     
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  13. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,186) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
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  14. CaptDavyJones

    CaptDavyJones Savant (934) Nov 3, 2010 New York

    Not sure what to think of this one...
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  15. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Stone RuinTen. Just as excellent as last year.

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    Cheers!
     
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  16. GeorgiaBeerGuy

    GeorgiaBeerGuy Defender (625) May 31, 2013 Georgia
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    earlier with a neighbor we had these....

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    Split them 2 ways, but only made it through the Double Trouble, Devil Dancer, and Hoptimum.

    But now I have opened this...

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  17. texasdrugaddict

    texasdrugaddict Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 New Mexico

    A Bourbon Barrel Founders RIS.
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    Its SOOOOO GOOD.
     
  18. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Checking out Southern Tier Compass...very refreshing, nice brew.

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  19. adamdarcy

    adamdarcy Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2008 Michigan
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    This next one is STUPID GOOD. Oh my....
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  20. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    So shocked at how good this brew is.

    I always see this and always have been passing on it but wow.

    (and what a game!)

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  21. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (719) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    FFF alpha king for the first time and a bit underwhelmed.
     
  22. meanmutt

    meanmutt Defender (699) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    Since it's my first Heady ever, I'm following orders and drinking it from the can.

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    Cheers!
     
  23. egrace84

    egrace84 Savant (934) Mar 25, 2012 Illinois
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  24. timontheroad

    timontheroad Champion (803) May 9, 2011 Colorado

    Even though I've live here in CO for 12 years - hard to believe this is the first time I've tried Ten Fidy - man why did I wait this long? What the hell is wrong with me? Dang sure won't be that long till the next one!
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    Prost BAs!
     
  25. Keepmywitbieraboutme

    Keepmywitbieraboutme Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2013 New York

  26. brewtaster

    brewtaster Initiate (73) Sep 20, 2008 Indiana

    [​IMG]One of my favorites
     
  27. ygolordned

    ygolordned Disciple (315) Apr 7, 2013 Michigan
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  28. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    One more...

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    Cheers!
     
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  29. JReites

    JReites Disciple (376) Dec 29, 2010 Florida
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    First white rajah to celebrate the heat win
     
  30. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Pretty simple this evening.

    Had her.
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    and now onto this. Not sure how I feel about this one.
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  31. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Had the KBS for lunch, then some random New Belgium beer before dinner, then this...

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  32. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,186) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
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    Enjoyable stuff!
     
  33. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,828) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Nightcaps: Getting in my Belgian fix edition. I completely love Belgian yeast in any color of beer, serious.

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    Cheers
     
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  34. csparace

    csparace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Illinois

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    A little graduation celebration. Go me.
     
  35. texasdrugaddict

    texasdrugaddict Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 New Mexico

    Congrats Man!
     
  36. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (517) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Couple Narry's after a beer league hockey game. Think they did a good job recreating a classic 50's design.
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    Cheers
     
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  37. SuomiHobbit

    SuomiHobbit Disciple (317) Feb 27, 2006 Connecticut

    How does this compare to "Lunch"?
     
  38. SuomiHobbit

    SuomiHobbit Disciple (317) Feb 27, 2006 Connecticut

    Thomas Hooker's "Liberator" Dopplebock. Molasses with a head. Delicious.
     
  39. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    Sike...ok, this is the last one...gotta save the best for last...

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    Cheers!
     
  40. SuomiHobbit

    SuomiHobbit Disciple (317) Feb 27, 2006 Connecticut

    This song is how Van Halen used to close their gigs before they hit it big. Playing the Whiskey in LA and tearing the roof off before they embarked on their first tour...magic!
     
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