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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:37 am

My cousin just informed me that he has procured a White Monkey for me. Hell yes.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby pfim on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:46 pm

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/23922/65842

Has this last week, IPA in a can. It was fantabulous.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:05 am

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/158/88572

got this from mad mex last night, it was served in a 16oz pint glass. mad mex is really out of their element if they have anything aside from an ipa on draft.

i'm paying the price now, but it was great last night
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:27 pm

Hitting the BSDA trail tonight with Westmalle dubbel and Ommegang Art of Darkness.

The Westmalle is really good. Nice flavor with enough hops to be noticed but balanced with the yeast and dark fruit and toffee notes.

Also picked up Ten Fidy and Breckenridge Imperial chocolate creame stout.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:40 pm

Had Blue Mountain Dark Hollow on tap tonight. Excellent. Very smooth for an imperial stout. The more barrel aged stouts I drink, the more I like. The beer advocate reviews are a bit scattered on this one, but I loved it.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16352/39417
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Froggy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:20 pm

Aventinus is Aventastic!

it's been faaaaaar too long
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:08 pm

If you guys haven't had Lancaster's Milk Stout in the nitro bottles, do yourself a favor and have it.

Long Trail IPA - Absolutely disgusting. How dare they call this an IPA....it smells like a pilsner.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:50 pm

Eismann wrote:Hitting the BSDA trail tonight with Westmalle dubbel and Ommegang Art of Darkness.

The Westmalle is really good. Nice flavor with enough hops to be noticed but balanced with the yeast and dark fruit and toffee notes.

Also picked up Ten Fidy and Breckenridge Imperial chocolate creame stout.



Not a real fan of Art of Darkness to start. First few sips and it's too hoppy for my taste and the wheat malts are not helping. Maybe I'll sing a different tune later.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:24 pm

Eismann wrote:
Eismann wrote:Hitting the BSDA trail tonight with Westmalle dubbel and Ommegang Art of Darkness.

The Westmalle is really good. Nice flavor with enough hops to be noticed but balanced with the yeast and dark fruit and toffee notes.

Also picked up Ten Fidy and Breckenridge Imperial chocolate creame stout.



Not a real fan of Art of Darkness to start. First few sips and it's too hoppy for my taste and the wheat malts are not helping. Maybe I'll sing a different tune later.


The Breckenridge is ok. The chocolate and cream seem to be vying for top billing, so the taste isn't as clear as it could be.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby mac5155 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:45 pm

Last night I went to shogun and had a sapporo.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Wow...I may have found a new favorite IPA.

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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA.

It's a 7%, but very drinkable. Perfect balance of the citrus, grass, and malts. The citrus fruits dominate the aftertaste. This is as balanced of an IPA as I've had in a long time. I'd never even heard of this one, but Whole Foods had it as a separate...kinda mad I only got 1. :face:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:21 pm

I tried Sculpin for the first time a month or two ago...it is an awesome IPA. Much, MUCH better than their other IPA offering (and more expensive as well). For a while, Wegman's was accidentally stocking it in their Make your own six pack...moneyyy
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:30 pm

Goose Island Christmas Ale is good
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:25 pm

I tried Troegs Nugget Nectar and Victory Hop Wallop tonight in the Spieglau/DFH IPA glass. The Nugget Nectar was surprisingly tolerable for 90 IBUs, so maybe there is something to this glass. The Hop Wallop I did not like at all. In addition to being more tongue biting, I found it to be medium bodied, which I don't think I like in an IPA.

Aside from the experimentation, I had a couple 21st Amendment Sneak Attack (Saison) cans and a bomber of Goose Island Sofie (saison). Yum on both. Really a big fan of the Sofie.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:28 pm

Hop Wallop is a rare brew from Victory that I dislike.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:59 pm

Also got a couple Lagunitas Sucks to try in the IPA glass.
Pretty nice little sixer at Whole Foods with Sucks, Hop Wallop, Nugget Nectar, Old Rasputin, Fascist Pig.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby largegarlic on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:00 pm

I was at Mad Mex and had the Fat Head's Rye Saison. Very nice...I was worried it would be too bitter, but the rye just added a nice, deep body to the saison.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:01 pm

Which Mad Mex has that? I'd love to try it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:02 pm

Has anyone had the Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA? The four-packs are at Wegman's now and I think I might get some. REviews are great.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby largegarlic on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:06 pm

Kraftster wrote:Which Mad Mex has that? I'd love to try it.


The Cranberry Mad Mex. They seem to have a lot of Fat Head's stuff on tap on a regular basis (not that I'm a huge fan of Fat Head's, but that seems to be the distinguishing feature of that MM beer selection).
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:31 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Has anyone had the Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA? The four-packs are at Wegman's now and I think I might get some. REviews are great.


Bad hands mentioned it a couple pages ago and said she loved it. I looked for it last week and couldn't find it yet here.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:13 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Has anyone had the Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA? The four-packs are at Wegman's now and I think I might get some. REviews are great.


Just posted about it recently. Maybe my new favorite DIPA/imperial IPA. Amazing balance and depth to the hops. It makes me smile drinking it. I would even encourage Kraftster to try one. It's so drinkable for a 9.4% beer too. It's not as hoppy as some single IPAs that I've had. The hops are clearly present but no single hope characteristic dominates. There is just something unique about that beer. Great Lakes nailed it.

On a side note, Ballast Point Sculpin is one of my favorite single IPA offerings. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:05 pm

Samuel Smith's organic chocolate stout :thumb:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby stopper40 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:16 am

BadHands71 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Has anyone had the Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA? The four-packs are at Wegman's now and I think I might get some. REviews are great.


Just posted about it recently. Maybe my new favorite DIPA/imperial IPA. Amazing balance and depth to the hops. It makes me smile drinking it. I would even encourage Kraftster to try one. It's so drinkable for a 9.4% beer too. It's not as hoppy as some single IPAs that I've had. The hops are clearly present but no single hope characteristic dominates. There is just something unique about that beer. Great Lakes nailed it.

On a side note, Ballast Point Sculpin is one of my favorite single IPA offerings. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.



Barley's and Hops in Bethel Park had this on tap yesterday.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:47 pm

Just snagged last 4 pack of alchemy hour, getting excited for this and pens
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