What would your dream beer be?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mkh012, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. mkh012

    mkh012 Devotee (424) May 7, 2015 New Jersey
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    Just for shits...

    If you could have any brewery brew any beer with you as the creative lead, what would you want? I'd go with:
    • A nice 7%ish IPA with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Simcoe from Trillium, or:
    • An 8%ish Porter with dark chocolate and garam masala from Kane. I'm obsessed with the idea of some light garam masala spice in a dark beer, and Kane could pull it off.
    I'm sure a lot of you have a flavor combo in mind that your favorite breweries could pull off. I would buy a case of the IPA described above.
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  2. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (816) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    an SNPA clone
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  3. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (667) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Apricot IPA with the apricot really coming through.

    Ginger IPA could be nice too

    Lemon grass ginger saison

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  4. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,602) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I will answer this in a bit different way. As a home brewer I have had some brews that seemed like great ideas that I couldn't quite pull off. I would like to see what a true brewing virtuoso could do.
    One I tried twice was a Pink Peppercorn and Prickly Pear Wild Ale. First batch ended up bland, second batch I tried to age in oak. Something went wrong. Seems like Upland, Hill Farmstead, Side Project, Rare Barrel handle fruited wilds/sours incredibly well. I'd like to try this flavor combo from one of them.
  5. rozzom

    rozzom Defender (642) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Something along the lines of What is Enlightenment- a flavourful pale ale around the 5% mark
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  6. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,529) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    I'd have Schlenkerla make me a Mandarina Bavaria hopped rauchweizen (with at least 60% of the grain bill as wheat malt) aged briefly in liquid smoke barrels from Colgin.
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  7. woodchipper

    woodchipper Savant (935) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
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    What's wrong with the original?
  8. Shanex

    Shanex Crusader (745) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Apricot syrups is a fave of mine, so a 7% apricot IPA would suit me just fine. Seconded.

    Founders Breakfast Stout with even more chocolate.

    I am not much a creative guy. Will let others speak.
  9. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,946) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    A nice, smooth, easy drinking Pale, around 6%, with a wee bit of Brett, and a dry finish.
  10. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,936) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Not the "what would your dream beer be?" question I was expecting.

    If I could work with a brewery? I'd brew up a single origin coffee series inside a medium-bodied milk stout. Think Tree House's Double Shot series, but with easier access, more frequent releases, and a specific focus on creating beers with specific single origin coffee beans.

    In fact, should I ever opt to get into home brewing, I'd most likely start with a milk stout and then add various cold brew single origins in 2/3 of the batch upon bottling.
  11. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Aspirant (202) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    oaked aged bud light-I kid kid. I just wish Nelson hops were more popular so I could find more accessible Nelson forward IPAs and DIPAs. I can't wait to crack a Scaled Way Up from Trillium tomorrow. It sounds like everything I am looking for in a DIPA.
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  12. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Disciple (355) Aug 22, 2013 Louisiana

    As a homebewer I’ve been trying to perfect my Rye Belgian Pale with Brett.

    Would love to see Russian River do one, or Monkish for a hoppier version

    As a side I would love to make a GI Sofie Paradisi Clone
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  13. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,039) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    ...wait, right?
  14. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,777) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I would go to Germany and drink lagers at the source. The dream would be all expenses paid.
  15. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (667) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Try Fear of a Brett Planet if you can find it near you. One of my favorite beers.

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  16. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,946) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Who makes it?

    Also, as to the OP, I actually keep nagging a couple of my neighborhood breweries to brew up a Wheatwine. Wheatwines do not get enough love.
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  17. Jay_P22

    Jay_P22 Disciple (303) Mar 17, 2016 Virginia
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    A double barrel apple Brandy stout with coconut and vanilla made by sideproject
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  18. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Aspirant (247) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Collabs are bad enough .We don't need the bandy-legged fuzzy faced fanboys throwing in thier $0.02 .
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  19. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (667) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Round guys

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  20. flaskman

    flaskman Zealot (538) Aug 3, 2015 New York
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    Free and plentiful !!!
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  21. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,512) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Dream beer would be nice big mug of beer sitting at a table at Oktoberfest, in Munich of course. Never happen though.
  22. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (572) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    One that doesn’t aggravate my GERD.
  23. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Meyvn (1,426) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    If Toppling Goliath & Tree House could make David again...
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  24. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,134) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    An imperial pilsner. My local brewery recently brewed one that was delicious, but they say it was a one-time-only beer. I need to talk them into putting that one onto their year-round list.
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  25. LuskusDelph

    LuskusDelph Aspirant (284) May 1, 2008 New Jersey

    A faithful reproduction of Ballantine's IPA, circa 1966 would be my dream. I've had a few homebrew batches that came close in terms of ABV, and bitterness, but all lacked the real signature of that brew: its incredible hop aroma.
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  26. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,186) Aug 16, 2009 New Jersey
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    funny thing this i'm brewing a Simcoe/Galaxy/Mosaic hazy IPA as we speak. maybe i'm your dream
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  27. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,186) Aug 16, 2009 New Jersey
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    Fat Head's Head Hunter is THE best beer i've ever had and it's a beer I could/would drink all day every day. so much flavor, body and aroma to it. THE perfect IPA
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  28. darhobo123

    darhobo123 Initiate (122) Jul 28, 2009 Virginia

    This beer sounds great, did they name it based off one of the best bands to ever exist -Porcupine Tree's 'Fear of Blank Planet'? If so, that is amazing.
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  29. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (3,819) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    I'd go with a 6-6.5% clean, citrus-forward with a grapefruit/piney bitter back end that finishes fairly dry with just a little lingering resin. I'm sure Citra hops would be involved, maybe also Cascade and Mosaic (thought there are quite a few others that can fit, I've found). Actually, if they could work Motueka in somehow, that could be awesome, though that's probably better for a different beer.

    Next would be a 8-9% slightly malty-leaning English Barleywine that has been barrel-aged to accentuate the base beer versus overtaking it.

    Next would be a crisp bready Pilsner with a grassy bitter/dry ending.

    From there... it could go a lot of directions.
  30. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (667) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Public Enemy.........

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  31. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,601) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I’d brew an 8% hop bomb with Nelson Sauvin and Citra, and dry hop with the latest NZ experimental hops fresh off the vine that the brewer recommended at Garage Project in Wellington, New Zealand. A brewery known for throwing balance out the window, and then kickin’ it back upstairs for a proper taunting! Oooh I can taste it now...:sunglasses:
  32. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (3,819) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Liking the thought, not the concept of it never happening :confused:
  33. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,512) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    If my son ever gets stationed to Germany it just might. I also like the St Pauli Girl outfits, quite fetching I think.
  34. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,283) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    After thinking about it for a bit, I'd love a 7.5% London Porter aged in wood with brettanomyces, and sold in 16oz cans for $12 per 4pack.

    Other than that I can get most stuff I need these days.
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  35. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,573) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'd go with a microbrew - no, a nanobrew. Fruity, but not too fruity. Blackberry - no, boysenberry, with hints of chocolate and leather. Not shoe leather, like a belt. And a sick label. Served in a stein. No, chalice. Uh, growler...

    Dammit, you all know this is the beer you want. :rofl:
  36. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (1,940) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Cantillon Gueze, only cheap and readily available near me. With cool bottle art. And somehow I owned the brewery.
  37. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,242) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    A barrel aged NE style IPA with lactose, vanilla, orange peel, cacao nibs, and hype.

    I kid, I kid. :stuck_out_tongue:
  38. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (517) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Sierra Nevada Celebration the day it finishes bottle conditioning.
  39. muck1979

    muck1979 Initiate (152) Jul 3, 2005 Minnesota

    Pabst Blue Ribbon circa 1893.
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  40. Iluvink

    Iluvink Initiate (159) Aug 21, 2008 Texas

    A winter warmer, Scottish ale with coffee and smooth malts.
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