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« Reply #100 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:03:16 »
Lambic is so tasty, and so expensive, but so tasty.

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« Reply #101 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:15:11 »
I've never been a fan of lambics.  They're too sugary for me.  Given me a nice sour, Belgian, IPA, or stout any day.

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« Reply #102 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:17:55 »
Contrary to you, I can't stand IPAs. I will drink almost anything, except for something so consumed by hops. Bring on the sugar!

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« Reply #103 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:22:00 »
It's got to be a good IPA, not one of the myriad of mediocre ones out.  I like one with nice grapefruity hops and those with somewhat herbal or floral hops.  Not huge on the piney/resinous hops or the "dank" hops that taste like marijuana.

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« Reply #104 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:23:23 »
Pilsners and IPAs with the occasional Belgium triple or quad. Generally the hoppier the better, but some breweries think that's a challenge and just decimate the beer with hops like Hopslam which actually made me feel ill from all the hops. Hop Devil is a nice very hoppy brew without quite overdoing it.

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« Reply #105 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:23:38 »
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« Reply #106 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:25:21 »
Yes, it seems that "IPAs" are just intent on throwing the most bitter taste they can at me, thus I'm unaware of what anything more can be. I am most definitely willing to try beers, so if you think there is an IPA that I should try that will change my opinion on them, let me know. I am willing to admit I am wrong.

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« Reply #107 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:26:54 »
Pilsners and IPAs with the occasional Belgium triple or quad. Generally the hoppier the better, but some breweries think that's a challenge and just decimate the beer with hops like Hopslam which actually made me feel ill from all the hops. Hop Devil is a nice very hoppy brew without quite overdoing it.

Hope Devil is a pretty decent little IPA.  I've actually started an excel spreadsheet with descriptors and rankings of beers I've tried so that I can try and remember what I thought of them.

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« Reply #108 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:28:38 »
Yes, it seems that "IPAs" are just intent on throwing the most bitter taste they can at me, thus I'm unaware of what anything more can be. I am most definitely willing to try beers, so if you think there is an IPA that I should try that will change my opinion on them, let me know. I am willing to admit I am wrong.

Try Boulevard Pale Ale or something like it; it's an APA and very good. It's what we bought last night, but it was expired (yuck) and I returned it for the IPA above :)

Edit - New Glarus - Totally Naked (Wisconsin) is still my favorite beer, but it's seasonal and you can't get it here :(

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« Reply #109 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:37:44 »
Aww, I love beer so much. But if I'm walking into a store, and I have to choose between Boulevard's Pale Ale and their Hefeweizen (I LOVE hefeweizens), it's a hard choice. But next time I see it, I will choose it based on your recommendation. However, Pale Ale \= IPA...

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« Reply #110 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:38:49 »
Aww, I love beer so much. But if I'm walking into a store, and I have to choose between Boulevard's Pale Ale and their Hefeweizen (I LOVE hefeweizens), it's a hard choice. But next time I see it, I will choose it based on your recommendation. However, Pale Ale \= IPA...

Agreed, that's why I recommended it. Morgan says Hefeweizen is okay with a positive tone :)

Edit - Just get the Hefeweizen

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« Reply #111 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:40:38 »
Beer tour USA, yee yee!
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« Reply #112 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:41:19 »
No, no. It's too late. Now, I have to get the Pale Ale. I've had the hefeweizen numerous times, so I know how tasty it is. I love to experiment and try new things.

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« Reply #113 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:42:02 »
Beer tour USA, yee yee!
Bro, you're not even coming to Texas. I should... I don't even know what Texans would do in this situation.

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« Reply #114 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:42:44 »
No, no. It's too late. Now, I have to get the Pale Ale. I've had the hefeweizen numerous times, so I know how tasty it is. I love to experiment and try new things.

I'll gift you whatever you paid if you don't like it. Let me know :)

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« Reply #115 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:44:21 »
Beer tour USA, yee yee!
Bro, you're not even coming to Texas. I should... I don't even know what Texans would do in this situation.

Probably drink more shiner.  And Franconia.  And Lone Star.  And other Texas beers.

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« Reply #116 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:46:17 »
FINE JEEZ! I'll come to Texas!
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« Reply #117 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:47:07 »
FINE JEEZ! I'll come to Texas!
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« Reply #118 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:49:10 »
I miss Texas.  Have a Shiner or four for me.

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« Reply #119 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:52:18 »
Ah, and I miss California. How backwards we are.

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« Reply #120 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:54:55 »
In either case, both are better than Seattle.

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« Reply #121 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:55:01 »
Any good california local beers you guys would recommend? Not a big fan if IPA.

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« Reply #122 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:56:11 »
Honestly, I couldn't tell you. I've never really paid much attention to where a beer was from. I just bought new things and drank them.

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« Reply #123 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 00:57:12 »
Wow, so much beer that I've never heard of! I'll give a shoutout to my local favs Phillips Blue Buck & Driftwood's Farmhand. Any other kids from the pacific northwest or BC on here? I saw some delicious Rogue Voodoo beer posted..

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« Reply #124 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 01:04:51 »
Any good california local beers you guys would recommend? Not a big fan if IPA.

Nectar Ales - Red Nectar! It's wonderful :)


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« Reply #125 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 01:07:07 »
Ack... second to IPAs, I dislike red ales the most...

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« Reply #126 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 01:10:40 »
Honestly, I couldn't tell you. I've never really paid much attention to where a beer was from. I just bought new things and drank them.

hahaha i really like you.

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« Reply #127 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 01:14:00 »
Any good california local beers you guys would recommend? Not a big fan if IPA.


Most of the 22oz from Drake's are good.  I've had the Denogginizer, Jolly Roger, and Hopocalypse and loved them.  I think there were a couple of others I've had from them and loved.  Of course, some of those might be too hoppy for you.

People generally like 21st Amendment stuff.  Alesmith has a lot of good, but pricey beers.  Ballast Point is usually well regarded, but I haven't loved most their stuff I've tried.  Anchor Brewing is tried and true and most their stuff is decent to good.  Bayhawk is a decent brewery near me that seems to improve with every batch they turn out.  Still not awesome, but a lot of potential.  Cismontane has some interesting stuff, but they tend to be heavy handed still.  Another one of those upcoming breweries on my watch list since they have the right ideas with the ingredients and flavor profiles, just not the execution yet.  I loathe Hangar 24 for being overly simple and one-noted, but their Alt-Bier is decent and people tend to like their Orange Wheat, though it has way too much citrus for me.  I've been wanting to give some Left Coast stuff a try, but haven't seen them around here.  Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye is awesome if you can still find it.  Stone's Cali-Belgique is surprisingly good and any one of their B@stards (not sure if the swear filter filters that word) are pretty solid.  And I know you said no IPAs, but their Dayman IPA isn't that hoppy and is one of the most interesting IPAs I've had in a while.  Lastly, The Breury is supposed to have some awesome stuff, I just can't justify a $10+ 22oz bottle when I'm looking for work.

Wow, so much beer that I've never heard of! I'll give a shoutout to my local favs Phillips Blue Buck & Driftwood's Farmhand. Any other kids from the pacific northwest or BC on here? I saw some delicious Rogue Voodoo beer posted..

Needs some Iron Horse Quilter's Irish Death and Elysian Golden Boot Ale and Rogue Nut Brown Ale and Elysian Bifrost and Elysian The Wise and Elysian the Immortal.

Ack... second to IPAs, I dislike red ales the most...

Reds can be good, just so many places mess them up.
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« Reply #128 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 01:49:37 »
FINE JEEZ! I'll come to Texas!

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« Reply #129 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 02:01:12 »
I enjoyed this beer the other night. It was a sweeter IPA. The bottle artwork attracted me to it.
And these beers you guys post I have never seen but they look tasty!

Indica India Pale Ale
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« Reply #130 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 09:49:48 »
Ack... second to IPAs, I dislike red ales the most...
Oh, I hate IPA...

They are so popular over here right now among the hipster set (There is even a "Hipster"-branded IPA!!!), so all the local pubs serve 50 types of IPA and have little of anything else, of which the non-IPA is only the most basic and/or cheap lager. Some of the beer that is branded as "stout" or "porter" that is served is still made from ale-yeast and taste like IPA anyway...

It has come to the state where I'd rather stay at home and enjoy the mid/low-alcohol brands from the convenience store more. Proper dark lager, stout or porter.
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« Reply #131 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 10:03:49 »
I was at the airport in Nashville, and I stopped in a restaurant to eat. I chose that one because they had Blue Moon on tap, as I learned from the menu before entering. Upon asking for one, I was told that they had removed Blue Moon from tap, in favor of an IPA. And that was their THIRD IPA on tap!

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« Reply #132 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 16:35:57 »
is Dragon's Breath a regional thing? it's a dark hefe that's nearly thick enough to chew on. I usually get a glass when i'm out, but I can't take much of it lol. We don't have many hipsters in wyoming as they all get shot on the assumption that they're democrats.
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« Reply #133 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 16:41:22 »
I've never heard of it, but it sounds interesting. Where are you located in Wyoming? I'm traveling there this month.

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« Reply #134 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 17:44:21 »
central north-north-west corner, about 20 minutes from Cody if you know where that is. Pretty close to the Montana border. Little town called Powell. You might miss us as my wife and I are taking our third anniversary vacay for the weekend of the 25th.

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« Reply #136 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 23:46:54 »
Tonight's beer of choice:



A delicious stout, but not one for the faint of heart.

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« Reply #137 on: Sat, 04 May 2013, 00:13:29 »
Expensive (every now and then I splurge a little), but awesome.  Nice caramel malts, smoked peat, and vanilla up front mellowing to vanilla and dark fruit with the tiniest hint of Belgian spices and a mellow smokey bourbon and boozy finish.  Awesome thick, creamy mouth feel and a nice bouquet.


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« Reply #138 on: Sat, 04 May 2013, 01:05:18 »
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« Reply #139 on: Sun, 05 May 2013, 01:51:43 »
Finally a night to just chillax and do nothing. I just had a Josephs Brau, it was meh... Not terrible, but not the best I've had either.

I just had a Chelada right after, and it's always good no matter what day or mood I'm in. The GF loves it too. I'm not sure if it can be considered a real beer though. I know with this drink, you'll either love it or hate it. There's no in between. I have a few friends that almost yacked on their first tastes haha



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« Reply #140 on: Sun, 05 May 2013, 02:03:36 »
Free samples from work today :)

I never had either of those when I lived in the Burgh. Is the Sharp Edge still open? I loved that place!

Finally a night to just chillax and do nothing. I just had a Josephs Brau, it was meh... Not terrible, but not the best I've had either.

I just had a Chelada right after, and it's always good no matter what day or mood I'm in. The GF loves it too. I'm not sure if it can be considered a real beer though. I know with this drink, you'll either love it or hate it. There's no in between. I have a few friends that almost yacked on their first tastes haha
So a Bloody Mary plus beer without the Vodka? Grosssssss lol


We're still having Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat and it's tasty!!!






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« Reply #141 on: Sun, 05 May 2013, 02:24:08 »
So a Bloody Mary plus beer without the Vodka? Grosssssss lol


We're still having Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat and it's tasty!!!

Nah mang, you gotta try it before you turn it down. Tomato juice and beer sounds disgusting to me too, but I liked it ever since first time trying it :D. I believe you can just pick one of these up in any groceries store. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo today!

I just had a couple bottles of Sea Dog wheat ale last week, those are pretty good too, but probably a little heavy on the blueberry flavor. Your Flying Dog reminded me of that. Not even sure how people come up with these names.

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« Reply #142 on: Sun, 05 May 2013, 02:30:03 »
Mmm chelada
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« Reply #143 on: Mon, 06 May 2013, 10:32:21 »
In Little Mexico (the town I used to live in; not the real name), my preferred mixing their own, with Michelob Ultra and Clamato. Though they didn't turn those down. I hate tomato, so a no-go for me.

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« Reply #144 on: Mon, 06 May 2013, 16:29:07 »
Tried some Redd's apple ale this weekend



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« Reply #145 on: Mon, 06 May 2013, 16:32:15 »


this got busted out halfway through the bottle share.

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« Reply #146 on: Mon, 06 May 2013, 16:41:17 »
I hate tomato, so a no-go for me.

S'okay, I hate clam. (seafood)
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« Reply #147 on: Mon, 06 May 2013, 16:41:43 »
this thread is relevant to my interests
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« Reply #148 on: Mon, 06 May 2013, 21:05:06 »
Full Sail Pale Bock. I say goddamn this is good on a hot-ass day.
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« Reply #149 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 15:52:32 »
i shall post up some local brews tomorrow.
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