What beer are you drinking now? #95

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hotmetal1, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    This is a new beer for me, a friend brought if from N.C. for me to try.
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  2. Crusader

    Crusader Initiate (190) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    I went with a Swedish craft beer theme today since I figured I'd been a bit too focused on the lagers lately. Currently drinking an Oppigårds Amarillo which is a really nice Swedish take on an APA, a single hop ale which is perhaps a bit muted when it comes to its aroma hop component compared to some of the American pale ales, but it's really enjoyable.
     
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  3. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Crusader (777) Dec 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    Victory NATO IPA ... A good lunch today!

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  4. LeRose

    LeRose Savant (989) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    As I sit eating my grapefruit for lunch, I am pretty sure something is gonna Suck(s) when I get home...will be a first.
     
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  5. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Crusader (777) Dec 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    Lunch beer #2: Carton Decoy Winter Warmer - outsanding stuff!

    Cheers!

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  6. WoodburyMN

    WoodburyMN Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Indiana

    Bells Black Note. This is amazing.
     
  7. Crusader

    Crusader Initiate (190) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    Next up for me is Nils Oscar Hop Yard IPA. A really nice IPA that I'm surprised got such so-so reviews on here. Whereas I can see where American craft beer drinkers might find Oppigårds Amarillo to be muted compared to the more distinguished American APAs, I do feel as though Nils Oscar delivers with this one. Juicy hop goodness in both smell and taste. The thing which alot of the reviewers seem to have a problem with is the bitterness, which in my experience is a common feature in Swedish takes on APAs and IPAs, the bitterness is usually prominent in a way that it might not be in alot of American APAs and IPAs (perhaps due to the lack of gadgets such as hop cannons and the likes, resulting in the use of more traditional dry hopping techniques and heavy late hop additions, or even early hop additions, adding bitterness).

    I almost consider it a distinguishing trait for Swedish craft ales at this point, I expect a more noticable bitterness compared to American equivalents, although nothing extreme. The Amarillo has 50IBUs, but with the caramel malts some of that wont be picked up on. I'd wager that the Hop Yard has at least a dozen more IBUs compared to the Amarillo, maybe more still, but I still think it's balanced since it's also 7,3% and with what I imagine is a decent residual sugar content.
     
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  8. carolinahophead

    carolinahophead Aspirant (223) Jul 21, 2009 North Carolina

    Having a Sierra Nevada Torpedo... Great beer
     
  9. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (443) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    It was so good on Monday, time to repeat it. WnB with a nice cheese and cracker plate.

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  10. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, decent flavor, pretty thin body, I don't think Angus Young would be pleased with this one.
     
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  11. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Finished work early and started with this.

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  12. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Crusader (760) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale. For the first time. Man is that a good beer!
     
  13. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Initiate (170) Oct 29, 2008 Illinois
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    Milwaukee Brewing Company, Hop Happy. It's okay. A lot better things around here.
     
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  14. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    this was a nice, unexpected find. it sure is warming me up on this frigid day.
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  15. bstyle

    bstyle Devotee (428) Apr 27, 2006 Indiana
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    Cheers!!
     
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  16. dbfp210

    dbfp210 Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    First one ever:

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  17. shamrock071521

    shamrock071521 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 Michigan

  18. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (577) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    going home from work in 20 minutes should be enjoying some
    super fresh Alpine Duet I picked up recently when i went down to location
    then after that who know trying to save the Nelson for the weekend
     
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  19. Skrip

    Skrip Zealot (592) Oct 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter at Canyons in UT
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  20. Crusader

    Crusader Initiate (190) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    Last beer for the evening for me is a Carnegie Porter. It might be brewed by Carlsberg Sweden, it might be bottom fermented as opposed to top fermented, it might be hopped with German hops and not dry hopped at all, and it might be a measly 5.5% abv, but this beer will always hold a special place in my heart. Growing up in Sweden I watched bottle after bottle of the 3.5% version of Carnegie porter being poured into a cast iron pot to form the base of the sauce for a classic porter roast. Always curious as to how it tasted since I was never given a taste of it by my mother, whilst always enjoying the finished product, a rich sunday roast with the porter based sauce.

    I think it's a shame that it hasn't maintained a place on the dinner table and has been relegated to a cooking ingredient since it's a delightful beer.
     
  21. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (444) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Lots of great beers coming from Sweden from what I have heard and seen from some Youtube beer channels! :grinning:
     
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  22. josephwa

    josephwa Devotee (463) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    I couldn't resist! Just got it at the store :slight_smile:
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  23. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    The Anniversary version aged on Heaven Hill bourbon is dead gorgeous. I loved it.
     
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  24. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,175) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Can't get enough of this beer, so glad I have one more growler in the cellar. Get down and get DURTY.
     
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  25. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Disciple (370) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Im drinking a Great Lakes Blackout Stout. Had my first one last night and now can't get enough of this beer!
     
  26. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,377) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Say hello to my little friend.

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  27. tronto

    tronto Initiate (84) Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
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    Hopslam, now palate wrecker....its a 12oz and it cracked real loud when I opened it. It sounded like if you slammed two books together. Kinda odd, never heard a beer with that sound let alone as loud as a cap gun.
     
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  28. Crusader

    Crusader Initiate (190) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    I would really recommend Nils Oscar, I think their offerings are solid, whether you want a decent micro lager (their God Lager) or an IPA (the Hop Yard) or their smoked porter (Rökporter), additionally I find their India Ale to be quite tasty although nothing extravagant.
     
  29. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Zealot (586) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
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  30. celfan

    celfan Disciple (327) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    Founder's Imperial Stout 2011

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  31. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,244) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Very fresh Odell's Myrcenary this is a top tier 2IPA so good IMO
     
  32. AmitC

    AmitC Crusader (714) Sep 21, 2012 New York

    My first Ommegang..

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  33. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (200) Aug 10, 2012 Florida
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    Glad i bought a sixer of this....nice stout. Cheers!
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  34. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This is soooooo good!! Thick as hell too!!

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  35. Whimpers

    Whimpers Disciple (384) Dec 17, 2010 New York
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    Really impressed! may be my new favorite six point offering...ZERO alcohol and @ 10% that's an accomplishment
     
  36. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Jeremiah Weed with rocks. Long day.
     
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  37. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

  38. jefftennis

    jefftennis Initiate (163) Oct 6, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Fresh from the brewery today.[​IMG]
     
  39. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Bourbon County Cherry Rye...CHEERS
     
  40. PABSTMASTER

    PABSTMASTER Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

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