What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #2795

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Lulah, Jun 15, 2020.

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  1. Lulah

    Lulah Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2020 Idaho

    I'm back to the New Belgium - Voodoo Ranger 1985. Still unimpressive, but it's my fourth beer of this sesh and I don't feel like wasting a Little Hazy Thing on 'last call'. Spent the past few hours wrestling with youtub and I'm not amused at the moment - automated copyright strikes on music videos are not my idea of fun.

    But screw that! In more fun topics, I've been working on coming up with ales for my dream brewery. So far my themes are spiders and goddesses. I'm not going to go into detail as... copyright BS :rolling_eyes:

    WTF are you drinking right now? If anything? (down under mates, you got me? it's about drinking time there, yeah?)

    :kissing_heart::kissing_heart::kissing_heart:

    (ETA: been sucked into listening to some Front Line Assembly - it's a bit meh, but... I guess this song is pretty chill)

     
  2. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,406) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Have a good Monday. I have been playing Call of Duty Warzone with a good squad of 1 local friend and a couple other people we met online. Been going for 5 hours now. No plans to quit just yet.

    Stone Neverending Haze IPA. Excellent session NEIPA. Opaquely murky. Great fluffy head retention/foamy lacing. Aromas and flavors of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine hops; with moderate wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, toasted malts; and herbal/floral/grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; balanced creamy/bready/grainy malts, sticky hops, and some resins/rinds in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing resin dryness; no hop astringency. Very smooth/soft, zero warming 4%, with minimal lingering hop burn after the finish. Awesome Citra/Mosaic profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great wheat/oat/malt backbone for the ABV. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. No complaints. Held up extremely well for December canning. Loved the hop profile as expected.
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    Cheers

     
  3. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,913) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good day BAs! The sky is threatening to burst open and rain today - OK by me since I got the lawn mowed yesterday and the garden won't mind the free water. Besides, there's always plenty to do inside the house and garage. Today's New Breakfast Beer:

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    If you're in search of the feared Estonian Tick, go for it. Otherwise save your money for a less-ordinary (3.6) Impy Stout.
     
  4. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,406) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Prairie Pirate Noir. Amazing 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. Prairie imperial stouts rarely disappoint, very top tier stuff. I was able to get a lot of it this past year. Their BA stouts seem to be not as hard to come by anymore.
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    Cheers

     
  5. pat61

    pat61 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Waldmann Brewery, Golden Lager
     
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  6. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,311) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good morning BA
    Nightshifts start tonight. Gearing down for a nap...
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    Look at the head on that beer. First one from the pack that I've poured into a glass. Cheers all!
     
  7. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,098) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Bottled 21 months ago (time flies!), this is my last CBS on hand.

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    Drinking beautifully this morning. Glad I cracked it. Cheers!
     
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  8. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,547) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Block 15 Brewing Co. -- Sticky Hands

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  9. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,311) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    My Monday closer...
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    Stroh's brewed in Milwaukee and bourbon from Ohio. Strange times.

    Cheers all and enjoy your Monday!
     
  10. ElGabRyan

    ElGabRyan Crusader (793) May 10, 2013 New Jersey

  11. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (551) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Good afternoon advocates and happy Monday. Getting into some monkish. Just more spectacular hop juice cheers
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  12. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,547) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Everybody's Brewing -- Mountain Mama (courtesy of @Mister_Faucher)

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    3.46/5 rDev 0%
    look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

    Beautiful yellow gold body; fair amount of yeast sediment clouding the appearance; excellent thick and sticky white head. Minimal smell; mainly light grain. Decent flavors; diluted citrus juiciness; very mild bread crust; fair hop bitterness. Relatively heavy mouthfeel yet flat and watery; mild citrus acidity; semi-sweet.

    There was no canning or packaging date found on the can. The beer is drinkable yet unremarkable.
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    ...gonna have a beer finger and hot wing brunch with Rocket the Wonder Dog...

     
  13. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,547) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Who made the Ohio bourbon? Tom Foolery?
     
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  14. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Head High an excellent AIPA from Kane Brewing one of the best breweries in NJ
     
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  15. BEERMILER12

    BEERMILER12 Poo-Bah (4,019) Sep 11, 2010 Maine
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  16. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,547) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Balebreaker -- Bottomcutter (another quality quaff by way of @Mister_Faucher)

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  17. Bluecrow

    Bluecrow Poo-Bah (2,066) Jul 16, 2012 New York
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    Zed Lupulin DIPA from KCBC
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  18. ElGabRyan

    ElGabRyan Crusader (793) May 10, 2013 New Jersey

  19. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,631) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] A little Kettlehead before I mow and weed wack. Cheers all.
     
  20. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,758) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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  21. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,684) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    Toppling Goliath - Intergalactic Warrior IPA (16oz can).. cheers!
     
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  22. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (551) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Monkish riffs. Double Dry Hopped Double IPA with Citra & Galaxy hops. Cheers
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  23. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,006) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Lunch beer, another Cumbre Acclimated. 8 mile run earlier, before the heat hits. Just another 90 degree day here on the Front Range. Good for the garden though.
    I still miss John Prine. Only saw him once, live, in Austin - but he's one of the greatest song-writers of the last 40-50 years in my opinion (whether or not you like his voice).

    Cheers!
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  24. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Poo-Bah (1,982) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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    Went to the store today for the first time in months?? It was fairly empty at the 8 AM hour. Grabbed some tall boys I haven't had and brought them home with a sixer of 40th Anniversary that turned out to be 6 months old??
    The Tropic Of Thunder turned out good in spite of being 3 months old.

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    Starting early today. Got a new CD from Josh Ritter.

     
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  25. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,006) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Nice - never heard of this guy (Josh Ritter). Yeah, I probably do live under a rock sometimes. Good discovery - thanks for sharing. Puttin that on my listening list.
     
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  26. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,547) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Budweiser -- Bud Light

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    ...with Lowell George...

     
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  27. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,631) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Not a sour fan, but this nice.
     
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  28. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,538) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Starting off with some Six Year from Finback. Cheers, advocates!!!
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  29. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,113) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Kicking off yet another day of SIP Fest 2020 with Alesmith's Forgeberry.
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    It's fine. It tastes like a kettle sour with raspberry juice added to it. At least the kettle sour flavor isn't overwhelming, I really don't enjoy that.

    Activity today is approaching the end game of my wife's birthday cake -- crumb coat done and waiting for the whole thing to cool down for final frosting and decoration. Going to need to make a little more frosting, though.
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    No music at the moment -- although Mrs. snaotheus and I took today and tomorrow off, the kids are still "in school," and it's best not to offer them distractions.
     
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  30. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,776) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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  31. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Poo-Bah (1,982) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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    Heard it here >> @KHYI.com "The Range" Josh has more.
     
  32. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (5,980) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    [​IMG] Cheers!
     
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  33. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (5,980) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Cheers!
     
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  34. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,547) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Urban Chestnutt -- #6

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    3.24/5 rDev -14.1%
    look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

    Revisited June 15th, 2020

    Original ratings: 3.75 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0

    head is thicker, stickier, longer lasting. More mainstream AAL scents; light malt. Still a light and indistinct beer taste. The body is light with a modicum of body.

    Some general improvements this go around, yet still a mediocre AAL...
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    Outstanding pale straw yellow body; minimal carbonation; thin, white head; patchy fingers of foam stick to the glass. Fair aroma; a little honey and corn. Some bright sweetness to the taste and a bit of bitterness appearing towards the finish; a touch of adjunct corn taste is also in the mix. Light body; thin yet crisp; semi-dry.

    Even for an adjunct lager, this beer is pretty mediocre, especially when it comes to taste and mouthfeel. I can see this being a decent beer for a summer cookout or a ball game or at the beach.

    May 23, 2020
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    Believe I picked this piece of vinyl up at WOM (aka World of Music off the Ku'Damm) in then West Berlin back in the late 80s...



     
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  35. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Poo-Bah (1,982) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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    #600 rating/review. Another new beer for Monday. More California beer. Pretty much a Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Light but damn good. Wifey is making the Cincinnati Chili today.

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  36. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,538) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Ain't Nothing Nice from Other Half. We'll see about that. I wish I could rely on my ratings/reviews, but I simply can't. I have too many that I need to log right now, but I'm not inspired. I've lost so many beers over the years because I'm simply not keeping score. Peace to whatever is in your glass!!! I love you.
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    Shorty, let me tell you 'bout my only vice
    It has to do with lots of loving and it ain't nothing nice...
     
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  37. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (3,127) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    We love Josh Ritter.
    Heres one of my favorites
    Cheers
     
  38. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (8,114) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    The U.K have a lot of very interesting breweries, many doing cool stuff with IPAs. This is a west coast IPA by Pressure Drop from London. Good bitterness and the classical grapefruit and pine notes, but a softness and balance that makes it very drinkable.

     
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  39. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,631) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Does this count as lawn mower beer? NEDIPA from Kettlehead.
     
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  40. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,113) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Beer 2
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    Black Project's Tombstone.

    This is a nice sour.
     
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