What beer are you drinking now? #629

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  1. Crumpetsnbeer

    Crumpetsnbeer Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Maine

    Rogue American Amber Ale.
    From a can served in a glass
  2. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    Been drinking my usual stuff all week but just been too tired to post the pix and didn't want the Warden in my ear about taking beer pix.
    Pretty fucking crazy week...work of four guys absorbed into me and another guy.
    In at 6:45, out at 3:45 and the week went so fast!
    So did the two of these I hoisted (from the can, recycled pic of mine)
    Then enjoyed this with dinner...one of my damn favorites
    And now cracking this unbeknownst gem. Wish I could give the BA I traded to get this the credit he's do because both Straight to Ale beers have been off da heezy!
    aep, Vitacca, miwestcoaster and 25 others like this.
  3. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2014 Texas

    Glad I snagged multiples of this. Only regret is we didn't get more:
    ElGallo, MarioM, impending and 17 others like this.
  4. chitownclown

    chitownclown Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2014 Illinois

    Just picked this up from pipeworks
  5. benloho

    benloho Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2011 Utah

    Enjoyed this fine pale ale after a nice long run. Another delicious offering from Great Divide.
  6. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    My two favorite passions: golf and good beer. Both equally expensive Good thing the wife and I don't share bank accounts. :-)
    A great round with a great beer is fucking incredible.
    TooGood, FATC1TY and mbeerdino21 like this.
  7. FanofHefe

    FanofHefe Meyvn (1,080) Feb 13, 2010 Illinois

    This beer should ONLY be consumed from this glass:


  8. MEW

    MEW Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Colorado

    Bubbly Belgian Red. Yum! Cheers all!

    TooGood, Vitacca, ElGallo and 15 others like this.
  9. Johnny_Duck

    Johnny_Duck Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2013 Tennessee

    This is some good shit. Cheers
  10. CHADMC3

    CHADMC3 Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2005 Connecticut

  11. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,114) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Yeah - Wolftime, baby!
  12. LeperJim

    LeperJim Meyvn (1,058) Feb 10, 2008 Ohio

    Now this, then heading out to a possessed church in the R'ylehian Forest seeking a batsasquatch.

    slarrage, TooGood, Vitacca and 26 others like this.
  13. RoamingGnome

    RoamingGnome Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 Wisconsin

    Have a good weekend everyone... Cheers!
    slarrage, TooGood, Vitacca and 17 others like this.
  14. Dr_Bahmbay13

    Dr_Bahmbay13 Devotee (462) Mar 10, 2013 Michigan

    Well I took a chance on these , The bottled was dated 2012E, end date? Mayan calender dated beer? I was worried about this purchase, more so that it might be bad....WRONG! Its a big roasted flavored coffee stout!
    I used some high temp glue this afternoon ,,,made it this far on my terracotta smoker lid, kinda did a rush job but,I like it so far, I might get more creative on the pot(of the smoker)the next time around.
    I felt like this afterwards .....
  15. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,840) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Oh, does it need to be like that?!:grimacing::astonished:

    Hell yes!:grinning::sunglasses:
  16. ThePaintedGrey

    ThePaintedGrey Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2013 Pennsylvania

    My phone died, so I won't be uploading my own photo, but...

    I'm having this black beauty for the very first time tonight and it's wonderful. And it's also my 100th review! I can drink to that. Cheers, folks!
  17. utfiero

    utfiero Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2013 Texas

    Hot day in Austin today. Lagunitas IPA paired very well with grilled fresh wild sockeye salmon.
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    slarrage, TooGood, Vitacca and 13 others like this.
  18. ScottieD

    ScottieD Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut

    NEBCO's newest double galaxy IPA, Locust Reign. Cheers!!!!

  19. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,879) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Results are in on the Pilsner Face Off:

    #1- Great grassy nose, lots of Pils malt in aroma and palate. Finish is all hops in flavor as well as a solid punch of bitterness. Great see-saw ride between the hops and malt, never lingering too long on one or the other. Classic profile.

    #2- Grassy hops and lemon peel on nose, with Pils malt underneath, but not as much as #1. Very balanced at first, with lingering malt flavor. Then hop bitterness grows, before giving way to hop flavor which dominates from then on. Pretty classic profile overall, as well.

    #3- Slightly more golden than other two, with the tightest and longest lasting head. The nose is dominated by herbal and spicy hops, maybe some lime peel, with some neutral creamy malt underneath. There is an undercurrent of pear that builds through the glass. The palate is medium bodied, easy drinking, and not as bitter as the other two. The malt profile suggests cara-pils or cara-foam; kind of generic in relation to the other two.

    My overall finish is #1, #2, #3. #1 just seems to have it all going on, punchier, and is more interesting to drink.

    So, let's see who is who


    Honestly, I am surprised. All along I had Prima pegged as #1 :confused:, and thought that Sunshine let me down. I will throw out a disclaimer that the Victory 12-pack I used seems to have some age on it (Best before Aug 26), so that could have had an effect. Prima was not as hoppy as I remembered it being; I'll have to get some fresher samples before too long. Saranac just happened to be in the house, and works as a cheap 'lawnmower beer', but just can't hang with the big boys.
  20. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (8,182) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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  21. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2013 Florida

    Some CCB Jai Alai, 06/27/14 batch...


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  22. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (2,756) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    2012 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
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  23. Boca-X

    Boca-X Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    Buds needed a break from my IPA binging...my buddie dug this out of the back of my beer fridge...nice choice my little green robot friend...


    and now for some yeti humor...

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  24. zachpaschal

    zachpaschal Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2014 Indiana

  25. Boca-X

    Boca-X Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    Love a good frittata...I usually make one every week for breakfast!
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  26. Boca-X

    Boca-X Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    Love Styx...have seen them several times!
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  27. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    That came out really nice =)
  28. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (7,740) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

  29. Hopbrizio

    Hopbrizio Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 California

    A pic from our last share. Really diggin that Red!

  30. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,538) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Review revisit Fridays:

    All around excellent Kolsch. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/grassy bitterness balances the flavor on the finish. Spot on Kolsch 100%.

    Super fresh Boskeun, 3/2014 bottling. Outstanding. Perfect appearance, lasting head and lacing forever. Taste of big lemon, apricot, citrus zest, pear, apple, white grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice spicy bitterness/yeast ester finish; very crisp and smooth for 10%. Great yeast/malt flavor balance.

    Nice scotch ale. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, light herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Really nice complexity and balance of the dark/bready malt and fruity yeast with light earthy hops. Really needed to be a bit bolder on those malt flavors, but I definitely enjoyed it overall.

    Fresh shipment last week. 11/2013 dated. This is still awesome like last time. Big pear, apple, plum, apricot, golden raisin, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Great balance of yeast and pale malt flavors; very crisp and smooth finish for 10.7%. Pale quads are my stuff.

  31. amnesia85

    amnesia85 Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut

    nice view buddy!
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  32. richj1970

    richj1970 Poo-Bah (2,211) Oct 26, 2012 Alabama
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    That was me. Glad you are enjoying them. Straight to Ale has been doing some really nice work lately. Really fortunate to live near the brewery!
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  33. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,776) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    Well done and always fun.
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  34. striker2160

    striker2160 Initiate (0) May 5, 2013 Minnesota

    2014 Firestone Walker Parabola.
  35. Boca-X

    Boca-X Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    Killer photo!!!
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  36. kyle86

    kyle86 Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2013 Michigan

    KBS and a cupcake. The perfect birthday dessert. Cheers!
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  37. Danmullens1

    Danmullens1 Meyvn (1,286) Mar 24, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Yeah, literally a block over the border in Richmond on U.S. 12. The International House of Wine and Cheese, not the best selection but they always have something I can't get in Wisco. Last week was the first time I found Revolution there. Binny's in McHenry always has it.
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  38. slarrage

    slarrage Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Massachusetts

  39. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Spent $800 on a new garage door today, :slight_frown:, so I dove into the cellar and pulled this out.
  40. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (8,182) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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