What beer are you drinking now? #997

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  1. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    TY!
     
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  2. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Defender (695) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    My last, and it should be year round since its one of the best.[​IMG]
     
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  3. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,440) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Reviews:

    This was refreshingly delicious! Aromas and flavors of lightly tart grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, and light herbal/grassy hop notes. Light earthy bitterness and fruit tartness; with a very smooth and crisp finish with a touch of lingering acidity. Highly flavorful with good balance between the lager and grapefruit juice flavors. Great bitter/tart/sweetness balance. I may very well buy this again. Really excellent for the style! The only other radler I've had was the Schofferhoffer, and that was a bit bland compared to this. This tasted much more vibrant.
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    Very good IPA. Aromas were muted but nice. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, and pine; with some light honey/toasted bready malt and floral/grassy hop earthiness. Good sized pine/citrus rind bitter finish; with a very resinous/sticky mouthfeel with some slight creaminess. Lingering hop oils on the palate for a while, but they don't become astringent at all as you finish the glass. Another one for the sticky pine fans; lots of nice overall hop complexity going on; strong on bitterness but not cloying. Really enjoyable.
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    Thankfully this is supposed to be infected :wink:. This was just really great overall. Aromas and flavors of big tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon, red grape, plum, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted oak, vanilla, bourbon, light red wine vinegar/leather, and light musty funk. Nice tart/acidic finish with some oak/bourbon spiciness. Very smooth and moderately acidic finish; with great balance of acidity/sweetness. Very smooth. Really impressive, all around great standard Flanders red complexity and balance of flavors. You get a very noticeable character from the bourbon barrels you would not see in a genuine example; but it doesn't overtake the classic flavors overall. Really excellent!
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    Cheers!

     
  4. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

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    The newest Prairie has to offer! BRETT C. ALE!!!
     
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  5. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,701) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] The MLB Alstar Game and a Mocha.
     
  6. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    Cheers. I only spent about 2 hours in the heat and it was brutal.
     
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  7. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    I've really gotten to the point that I seriously look forward to your reviews. I'm totally with you on Steigl Radler VS Schofferhoffer!
     
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  8. KarmicSkrambl8

    KarmicSkrambl8 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2014 California

    Dude is on BA-fire...on top of all that is (and damn, I am gone a few days and we have a name/avatar shift...I have some catchin up to do)

    drinkin this now, lest I violate my sacred oath re; posts...:wink:
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    another post to come shortly...with "excursion" references....(just rolled in from Lake Tahoe...regrouping)

    missed this site...thanks for the welcome back @MUTINY

    Cheers all...
     
  9. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Disciple (303) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Here is a case where expectations can color an impression, at least initially. My first few sips of this (Off Color Brewing - Troublesome) were a bit of a surprise. Based on the style, and the nose, I was expecting much more of a sour/tart profile. It just wasn't there. The more I drink of it, the more I like it, and the more I detect a very subtle tartness. An interesting interpretation of a style that I have only had a few of, and this is a bit of a departure. Although, based on the description of their approach, I don't think they were trying to nail a typical Gose.

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  10. dddddddd

    dddddddd Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2015 Washington

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    A nice pour to go with my bottle, yes please!
     
  11. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (574) Mar 26, 2013 California

    Beachwood kills it again

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  12. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

    5.99 for Prairie Bomb at my place! And that is FULL markup! I am in Kansas though...so the journey from Tulsa for these cases is not far. I assume that the cost goes up the further the distro.
     
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  13. Rootscipio

    Rootscipio Crusader (749) Jun 13, 2014 Texas
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    Anderson Valley: The Kimmie, The Yink and The Holy Gose
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    Such a great gose.

     
  14. SoCal_Matt

    SoCal_Matt Disciple (339) Jul 13, 2014 California
    Trader

    That BA Speedway release yesterday got me in the mood for another Alesmith brew.

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  15. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,471) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Russian River - Pliny the Elder
     
  16. KarmicSkrambl8

    KarmicSkrambl8 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2014 California

    Awesome 4 days in Lake Tahoe with family (hiking/kayaking/drinking/BBQ/board games/chilling/being)...missed this site, as always

    Drank well, as usual (Boulevard Impy Coffee Stout, Anderson Valley Gose, beautiful "Dark Ages" sour at Lake Tahoe Brewing Co, Hoptimum, Bigfoot, etc...and finally, this most tasty, and oft-cited on BA site, offering....)
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    love it....love it...(not as much as G-fruit Sculpin, but damn good....)

    good to be back...great to drink great beer...esp. sharing time with BA's on site

    and sharing sounds as well






    Cheers BA Nation!!!
     
  17. M-14

    M-14 Initiate (137) Feb 5, 2014 California

  18. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (798) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
    Trader

    Howdy BA's......Hangin' w/ @HOP-E-DAYZ @Stum-pub @kygriff87x

    Singlecut Billy Half Stack I.P.A. and Full Stack D.I.P.A.

    Surly Darkness 2014

    Cheers All.....
     
  19. Imacopyouidiot

    Imacopyouidiot Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    Got bored, put barrel aged maple syrup in the one on the left and smashed up some raspberries and strained the liquid into the one on the right.
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  20. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    Back again BA's! 20 'til 12 here in cooling-off NOVA & it's time for another one:
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    My first go-round with this brew. Actually better than expected!

    I post this tune way too much...but man, I love it:


    As always- Drink up & drink on, my fellow advocates!
     
  21. cjgator3

    cjgator3 Poo-Bah (3,427) Jan 19, 2006 Florida
    Society

    Drinking an Engine 15 Brewing Old Battle Axe IPA. Cheers!

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  22. miwestcoaster

    miwestcoaster Poo-Bah (1,980) Jan 19, 2013 Michigan
    Society

    Drinking some local goodness...
    New Holland Mad Hatter Midwest IPA x 2
    Bell's Kzoo Stout. Cheers LNBA!
     
  23. 5EKF

    5EKF Meyvn (1,021) Dec 8, 2014 Illinois

    Whew! I made it. Hey Guys and Girls, tonight's pairing includes Rassolnik soup, meat sticks, and crackers along with a Jai Alai!!!!

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  24. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Disciple (353) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    Victory DirtWolf. It's been a really long time since I've had this. I was at the store and I saw the last 4 pack of this hiding toward the back of the shelf. I checked to make sure it was fresh and grabbed it. It's every bit as good as I remembered!

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  25. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    I totally forgot about Madness. 1983 the first time I saw MTV and Madness Our House was always in rotation. Great band
     
  26. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    Ever seen The Young Ones? Awesome, surreal comedy show. One episode featured Madness as the guest band...after I saw that, I was hooked for life!
     
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  27. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Disciple (353) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    I remember when MTV was so new they had about 4 videos and 2 commercials repeating in tight rotation.
     
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  28. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    Getting here a little late
    Just opened up a little beer called Heady Topper
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    Just chilling with some Sturgil

    LNBA4LYFE
     
  29. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    Rassolnik soup... I am both curious & hungry!
     
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  30. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    I wouldn't brag about be
    video killed the radio star - first video broadcast on MTV.
     
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  31. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    Minions!
     
  32. deford

    deford Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2013 California

    Jester King Ol' Oi....one of my favorite browns....

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    ...followed by an amazing farmhouse ale....

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    ...and last but certainly not least....

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    ...a good night to all.
     
  33. 5EKF

    5EKF Meyvn (1,021) Dec 8, 2014 Illinois

    Such great soup!!! Pickles, potatoes, barley, shredded boiled eggs, pork, seasoning, and probably some stuff I don't know since it was made for me.
     
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  34. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Disciple (353) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    Hey... Don't watch that, watch this! :grinning:
     
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  35. Kanger

    Kanger Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2013 New York

    A good night of drinking:

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  36. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    Almost sounds like a stew! I'm officially on a mission to find some!
     
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  37. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    Loved the Young ones!!! Wish it would come back on TV
     
  38. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Disciple (303) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Re: your take on Citrusinensis. I find it interesting that many of us immediately compare this to GF Sculpin. That was my first mental comparison too. I guess there are enough similarities that they beg the comparison, but they are both good in their own right, in somewhat different ways. I like them both with a bit of an edge going to Citrusinensis. Alas, it won't matter soon because it will be going away shortly...I just shed a tear.
     
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  39. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    I'm too busy watching Nosin' Aroun' :wink:
     
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  40. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    Nice!
     
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