What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #594

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  1. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (650) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Can we be best friends?
  2. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,506) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Got a nice refreshing 30 mile MTB ride in after work today. My saddle rail top clamp fell off unknowingly while I was riding, so I had a very unpleasant last 8 miles of riding home trying to balance a saddle on the seatpost and bottom clamp plate with my thighs :confused: Thomsons seatpost clamp design is unique. (tomorrow I will resolve this with a bike shop visit)

    Revisit reviews:

    Great old ale, but does not live up to expectations from last time I had the 30. Very similar to the 12 and 16 I also had this year, not a whole lot of additional complexities were there. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla, toast, toffee, oak, raisin, fig, peat smoke, leather, and roast/oak earthiness. I am going to make sure to sit on the Reserve 40 I have for a while longer. This was bottled a year ago.

    Reviewed over 3 years ago, and with a previous year vintage(aka OLD). Haven't seen it fresh til today, 5/1/14 22 oz. Very delicious DIPA; definitely maltier than most, but still has great balance. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, brown sugar, bread, floral, grass, pine. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish. A bit slick and fairly sticky mouthfeel.

    Wow, Delirium Noel is still as awesome as I remember. Big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, apricot, banana, brown sugar, toast, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Tons of complexity and well balanced yeast and deep malt flavors. I love this just as much as 2 years ago.

  3. Shluffy

    Shluffy Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Wisconsin

    Nightcapping it with a Milwaukee Brewing Company Polish Moon Milk Stout. Tasty stuff. Might have to make it a double header
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  4. miwestcoaster

    miwestcoaster Meyvn (1,228) Jan 19, 2013 Michigan

    Another newbie in a can for me. I will pick this up again. Cheers BA!


    I can't determine if this guy is bragging, complaining, or telling the truth. It's all good.

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  5. MikeM417

    MikeM417 Initiate (0) May 28, 2014 Connecticut

    Moving on to one that used to be one of my favorites, but this last four pack does not taste up to par... Plus, it seems to have been bottled in the future. Wonder if that had anything to do with it? lol


  6. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (2,506) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Canadian beer with a Canadian glass. Just the wrong match. However, I love both! Cheers!

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  7. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,620) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Finishing on a He'brew Genesis, LNBA4life!
  8. Kuaff

    Kuaff Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2013 Alaska


    I'm trying Dead Guy Ale for the second time. The first was two or three years ago before I even new craft beer like even existed. All I remember thinking back then was "... whoa, it's one of those weird beers like Arrogant Bastard that comes in the big bottles with crazy artwork and is really strong..." My how I've changed after exploring the world of imperial stouts, DIPAs, barleywines, Belgian ales, and other more intense styles. Still, I think this is a pretty tasty and refreshing bready brew. Kind of like an American pale ale, I think.

  9. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania


    NightTime is the Right Time. Cheers!
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  10. rpbuckeye

    rpbuckeye Devotee (433) Mar 29, 2011 Ohio

  11. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (850) Aug 26, 2009 California

    It's Friday night... why the hell not?
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  12. TheBeerbarian

    TheBeerbarian Initiate (0) May 29, 2014 California

    Came home from work and relaxed with these two ...

  13. bstyle

    bstyle Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2006 Indiana

    Finishing up the series...very impressive! Cheers!
  14. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 California

    Palo Santo Marron... very good beer! And it too has a fishy on the label!:stuck_out_tongue:
    #374 dianimal, Jun 7, 2014
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  15. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 California

    Nice photo!!
  16. amano_h

    amano_h Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2014 Oregon

    One of these days when I run out of IPA in my fridge, I will just stop drinking beer for about four weeks so I can get back into competitive running shape. Today, however, is not that day, so I decided to share this awesome treat with a few friends who are just starting to get into sour-ish beers:


    Big up to @ocgasman for this amazing brew. Enjoy your weekend, BAs!
  17. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 California

    This is great
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  18. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Illinois

    Better late than never.
    It's not actually Duvel in the glass, but the same beer I reviewed yesterday, Milwaukee Brewing Company Hop Freak.

    Cheers, BeerAdvocate!!
  19. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (208) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

  20. jds8411

    jds8411 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2008 California

    One more shouldn't hurt (2 of the 4 survived the fall out of the car when I got home):
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  21. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania


    Croatian lagers and anticipation of the first Saturday off in months...
  22. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Crusader (723) Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

    Currently enjoying a glass of Bridgeport's Kingpin. Definitely hitting the spot after a long work day!

    Cheers to a great weekend ahead, BAs!
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  23. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,276) Mar 12, 2010 California

    Superb, wonderfully done
    I raise my Duvel to you Jim
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  24. ImPourTed

    ImPourTed Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2014 New York


    Best friends rolled through town so brought out some goodies
  25. Pahn

    Pahn Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 New York

    zoning out with a dirtwolf.
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  26. Bones10

    Bones10 Aspirant (291) Feb 23, 2013 Illinois

    Thank you Larry Bell. Between this and Two Hearted, I will love summer!
  27. PhatAtUT

    PhatAtUT Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2009 Texas

  28. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Love that pic! =)
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  29. Hopgoddess312

    Hopgoddess312 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2014 Colorado

    I swear those almonds were just in the bowl a minute ago, weird. . . Finishing up Stickee Monkee opened last evening. Still wonderful!

  30. corby112

    corby112 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Had a very long day 8 of Philly Beer Week involving five different events and a small tasting. Got to try a lot of great beers from Kane, Cigar City, Funky Buddha, Saltwater, Southampton, Goose Island, DC Brau, Stillwater, Carton, Bullfrog, Alchemist and B. Nektar Meadery! Not too many pictures but here's a few:


    Kane A Night to End All Dawns, Funky Budhha Last Snow, Kane Morning Bell with cinnamon and maple and CCB Founder's Fred

    Southampton Double Ice Bock

    Forest and Main Marius with cherries

    Capping off this crazy day with:
  31. ygolordned

    ygolordned Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2013 Michigan

    i have been slacking in posting these!

    june 4th
    bottled 5-20. aftermath of my insane day trip to chicago to pick up fuck tons of beer

    june 5th
    i thought this was 2012 or 2011, but the punched out manufactured date on the side is of a six? anyone know what is up with that? or is it just meant to be (see below)

    [happy] june 6th
    from 2013. hail sagan

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  32. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2011 Canada (AB)

    Dieu du Ciel! / The Alchemist - Moralite
    What an amazing brew. I think this is limited. Only way to describe it is as a slightly lighter Heady Topper. I will be buying more of this.

  33. Nightwish1094

    Nightwish1094 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2010 Texas

    new Bengali.

    Then moved on to a bigger fish.

  34. GlassHound

    GlassHound Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2014 California

    Enjoyed on tap at Pasadena, growler will be gone by tonight....really juicy this time, just the way I like it :wink:[​IMG]
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  35. kyle86

    kyle86 Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2013 Michigan

    Just got off work. I'm starting my weekend with this, then going to bed. Cheers
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  36. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    SN Summerfest

    Listening: (Anyone that can listen from 6:15 - 9:15 and not react in goosebumps is far more noble than I) :wink:

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  37. LeperJim

    LeperJim Meyvn (1,034) Feb 10, 2008 Ohio


    "Drink With The Duvel Day ~ June 6th Eternally" is over.

    I laughed, I cried, but I mostly laughed. Many souls were saved and a few were lost. I was surprised when Yog-Sothoth arrived with The Duvel. Thus, I was forced to depart this earthly plane for a few hours. It wasn't a pleasant trip, but then, this is the price I must pay for listening to the voices at night.

    Equations are being solved, and numbers are being assembled by the Cthulhuic Council
    and the accounting department in R'lyeh.

    A full report will come at a later time.

    Thanks for indulging The Duvel!
    #397 LeperJim, Jun 7, 2014
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  38. LeperJim

    LeperJim Meyvn (1,034) Feb 10, 2008 Ohio

    Absolutely! A legend in his own time.
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  39. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,035) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    It's not over...

    #399 Greywulfken, Jun 7, 2014
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