What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #2737

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  1. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,406) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I put a cap on it after pouring one serving. I read your review as I sipped on it. The ABV is right where I like BBA stouts. The only BBA stouts I ever believed were too hot were from The Bruery, and they were close to 20% ABV. Darkness has so many more flavors going on than other stouts to begin with, and the barrel-aging makes the flavors pop even more. The bourbon flavor definitely is strong, but that is what I want. This is the third best barrel-aged stout that I have had, after BA Expedition Stout, then 2019 BCBS.
     
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  2. VoxRationis

    VoxRationis Poo-Bah (2,629) Dec 11, 2016 New York
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    Chillin' with Chillswitch by Magic Hat. A flavorful, malty Wheat IPA with a touch of spice. Really delicious. Let me call your attention to the black band along the bottom:



    Stay Safe and Stay Sane: Sláinte!
     
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  3. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (2,029) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    8.5 mile workout complete.
    Breakfast (brunch) of champions:
    Puerco Pibil, jack cheese, pico di gallo, fried eggs, oh and month old Jai Alai
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  4. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,008) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Just to clarify, I wasn't commenting on the ABV as such, but the heat - a side effect of the ABV, to be sure, but one that is usually better controlled to allow the flavors themselves to be front and center..
     
  5. adrock314

    adrock314 Champion (859) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Being forced to share one of my guilty pleasure beers with the missus.
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  6. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,177) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    Stone - Soaring Dragon (can).. it's a DIPA brewed with white tea.. cheers!
     
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  7. ElGabRyan

    ElGabRyan Crusader (739) May 10, 2013 New Jersey

  8. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,378) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Ok, went for a little walk after finding out that apparently I can't pick videos to post here, either. I'll probably misspell words and use poor grammar in this post. Regadless, on the walk we saw...
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    and grass. Lots of Grassman!

    Tasty enough so far, but sometimes a full 16oz of cloud juice can wear on me. I got a Pilsner to back this up, just in case.
     
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  9. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (502) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Wow, looks fantastic! Great beer choice too!
     
  10. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,406) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I thought that was the case, but my personal preference is a stronger alcohol presence. I still got the same flavors that I usually enjoy in regular Darkness, so it only added to the overall package, for me. It will be interesting to see our thoughts on the younger version. We may be more in agreement tomorrow.
     
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  11. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Washington
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    My neighbor has a massive pink dogwood tree (the white flowered tree posted) in their backyard. Beautiful blooms but they haven't fully taken off up here yet.
     
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  12. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,691) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  13. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (3,371) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  14. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,691) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    The food looks tasty!
     
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  15. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (2,947) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I'm thirsty. Cheers!
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  16. AD17

    AD17 Meyvn (1,167) Nov 5, 2013 New Jersey
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    Cheers BA! Starting with this TIPA from Grimm. Very good!
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  17. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (2,206) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    I’m guessing this happened a while ago as I’ve been out of the BA loop for years at this point, but that Surly rebranding with that new Ba Darkness label super lame.

    Stellar beer though, from what I remember.
     
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  18. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,378) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Yeah, our state tree, so they're around here quite a bit. The flowers in the neighborhood seem just a tad wilted to me for some reason or another. I didn't pay attention as to when they really started coming in, but I seem to think things kicked off around here a few weeks ago.
     
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  19. Bluecrow

    Bluecrow Poo-Bah (1,763) Jul 16, 2012 New York
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    Completed “contactless” drop-offs to sons in upper Manhattan and Queens. ( We are all staying home). There was No traffic. I don’t drive fast, but even so, that was the quickest trip through the NYC metro and back home since ~ 1964 (wasn’t driving then). This, appropriately is my last 01-01-2020. -no 04-20-20 nearby. Cheers
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  20. VoxRationis

    VoxRationis Poo-Bah (2,629) Dec 11, 2016 New York
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    Wheat Thrice from Brix Brewing in Little Ferry, NY. My last can from there: here's wishing them well. Would head back in a heartbeat. Looking forward to when we all can.



    In the meantime, Stay Safe. Sláinte!
     
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  21. Kb024

    Kb024 Initiate (141) Jun 11, 2015 California
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    Modern Times Star Cloud 6.8%. Hazy Citra IPA. MT came thru with the 9 am beer delivery. This is my kind of Hazy IPA. It doesn't fill me up or give me heartburn. Kinda reminds me of Nelson. It has good malt flavor and pillowy body without being heavy. First time Kinda Trying this. I think it's new canned on 4/2. Haven't been impressed by a hazy IPA in a long time. Well done.
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  22. VoxRationis

    VoxRationis Poo-Bah (2,629) Dec 11, 2016 New York
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    Agreed. That man was the definition of a "song and dance" man. Cheers!
     
  23. meanmutt

    meanmutt Savant (980) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    It's been a productive day so far. Went to the butcher shop for provisions and then hand washed my Toyota when I got home.

    Time for a beer...
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    Cheers!
     
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  24. kjlcm

    kjlcm Aspirant (204) Jul 16, 2013 New Hampshire

    Saturday afternoon snow to rain sipper...
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  25. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,902) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    North Coast Brother Thelonious...appropriately spinning Genius of Modern Music Vol 1. This is the mid 60's Blue Note stereo reissue (still in original shrink wrap :slight_smile:), and sounds fantastic.

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  26. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,290) Mar 12, 2010 California

    Sanctification
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    saturday lockdown cheers
    jd
     
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  27. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,504) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Thanks for the beer @LloydDobler! Variable Shift from Windmill Brewing. Nice hop combo here!

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  28. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,406) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    @hottenot warned us against buying beer at a gas station. But, what about delicious NEIPAs that are only available at a gas station, that have a gas station theme? Kwik Trip is the premier gas station in Wisconsin, and they partnered with Karben4 Brewing in Madison, WI, for this delicious beer! Are the rest of yous in Wisconsin ready for the 3pm every Saturday, everybody in Wisconsin, jump around, er no?
     
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  29. Kb024

    Kb024 Initiate (141) Jun 11, 2015 California
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    modern Times Fruit lands 4.8%. Sour Tropical Fruit Gose. Good stuff, especially for a reasonably priced year round sour. It's tart, salty and fruity. Its light and crushable without being thin or watery. It has some nice little maltiness to it. I think the Pilsner and Wheat Malt is what makes this beer.
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  30. benzodrums

    benzodrums Aspirant (216) Feb 19, 2015 Texas
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    Stone IPA with 4lbs of crawfish, I can dig it. Cheers, BA's!
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  31. AD17

    AD17 Meyvn (1,167) Nov 5, 2013 New Jersey
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    Toppling Goliath - NugMo. Distribution has been insane, FOMO is strong, as a result I have too many beers! Plus I have an order placed for some Frost and Foundation beers.
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  32. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (2,615) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Ran up the road , to support our locals.
    Enjoying this now
    Cheers all
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  33. FreezeMizer

    FreezeMizer Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2020 Minnesota

    If repetition is the mother of skill, I’d just as soon not get good at this beer. It’s ok, but it’s not juicy or hazy. It’s pretty much a dank ipa in my book.
     
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  34. KevinJohnson2

    KevinJohnson2 Devotee (461) Jul 8, 2013 Michigan
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    This is good.
     
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  35. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,691) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Great pic!
     
  36. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (2,318) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    Some Second Fiddle to start. Cheers!
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  37. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,178) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Hawkbill and Surf Wax are two of my favorite beers especially from Burial. It goes without saying that the glass and DB brewery are both world class.
     
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  38. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,263) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    An awesome song, and a favorite of one of the great banned BAs. Tonight I'll raise one to his perverse wit and ridiculously good musical taste.
     
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  39. meanmutt

    meanmutt Savant (980) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    Having another Banquet...

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    Cheers!
     
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  40. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Zealot (591) Nov 16, 2007 New York

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    brand new !
     
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