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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:44 am

BadHands71 wrote:IPA peeps, if you find Blue Point Hop Experiment, get it. It's a one time release and definitely worth checking out. Citrusy, piney hops and a smooth, slightly malty finish. Delicious.....

Blue point has a number of great beers. Their 'Toasted Lager' is my favorite Lager.
'Hoptical Illusion' will grab your attention. Good stuff.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:37 am

Just got Bell's third coast old ale. Looking forward to it this evening. Reviews call it a barley wine and I love a good barley wine.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:57 am

Victory Ranch Double IPA was pretty excellent. I was also suprised how much I liked the Penn st nicholas bock, or whatever it was called. I assume it's their x-mas beer. I usually don't care for Penn stuff, but this was good.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:31 am

Anybody try the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout? Saw it the other day at Giant Eagle...and I'm intrigued. Very good reviews online.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sigwolf on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:14 pm

malkinshair wrote:Anybody try the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout? Saw it the other day at Giant Eagle...and I'm intrigued. Very good reviews online.


Had it on draft and it was very good. Very smooth, great flavor. My only real complaint, and it's not much of a complaint, is that is wasn't heavy enough for a stout. Excellent medium-weight beer, though.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:46 pm

Sigwolf wrote:
malkinshair wrote:Anybody try the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout? Saw it the other day at Giant Eagle...and I'm intrigued. Very good reviews online.


Had it on draft and it was very good. Very smooth, great flavor. My only real complaint, and it's not much of a complaint, is that is wasn't heavy enough for a stout. Excellent medium-weight beer, though.


Thanks! Good to hear. Surprising that it's not too heavy...but not a problem for me.

Can't decide between that and GL Blackout.

Oh well...I guess I'll have to get both. Here's to a liquid dinner. :face:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:36 pm

I like the Brooklyn Chocolate Stout as well. Agree with what Sig said.

Had Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter last night. Not good. Very little flavor to it and very light for a porter. Tempting fate and trying Shocktop Midnight Wheat tonight. Expectations are low, but we'll see. Luckily I've got some good backup options if that doesn't work out.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:07 pm

MWB wrote:Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter last night. Not good. Very little flavor to it and very light for a porter


I saw this at Wegman's tonight, decided to skip it. Leinenkugel scares me, just because I'm not a big fan of their summer beers (fruity pebbles). I thought the vanilla would be overwhelming, but it sounds like it wasn't?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:13 pm

I hadn't had Leinenkugel anything before, but like vanilla porters so gave it a try. There just wasn't a whole lot to it.

That Shocktop wasn't good. Tiny hint of caramel and then a finish of spice that's just weird. I believe it's time to have a meeting with Sir Eddie Fitz.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:22 pm

Just poured myself a Lancaster Winter Warmer. Hmm...this is a fantastic winter beer. A lot of complex flavors, but it all comes together. Somewhat spicy opening with a little bit of a cloying, fruity finish (but not overly so). It's 9%, which is pretty well disguised, but a really enjoyable beer on a cold eve.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:49 pm

Decided to scrap the stouts tonight for a case of Bell's Winter White Ale. Winter-spiced Witbier for the win! :thumb: Light citrus and banana, followed by big clove...and something else. I almost want to say lavender, but I don't think that's right. Anyway...Yummy. Less citrusy than a summer Witbier. Just took a good whiff, and this beer smells fantastic.

I must admit that I had a hard time accepting a Witbier as a 'winter' ale, but this stuff is a nice break from the heavier porters and stouts and bocks. The bonus is that it's 5%, so very sessionable. I'm going to thoroughly enjoy tonight.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Godric on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:01 pm

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:04 pm

Summit Winter Ale - Quite enjoyable
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:45 pm

I should probably be drinking some winter beer, but instead I am enjoying a Franziskaner.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby llipgh2 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:30 pm

malkinshair wrote:Decided to scrap the stouts tonight for a case of Bell's Winter White Ale. Winter-spiced Witbier for the win! :thumb: Light citrus and banana, followed by big clove...and something else. I almost want to say lavender, but I don't think that's right. Anyway...Yummy. Less citrusy than a summer Witbier. Just took a good whiff, and this beer smells fantastic.

I must admit that I had a hard time accepting a Witbier as a 'winter' ale, but this stuff is a nice break from the heavier porters and stouts and bocks. The bonus is that it's 5%, so very sessionable. I'm going to thoroughly enjoy tonight.


I just bought a 6 pack at Whole Foods. Can't wait to try it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:34 pm

Picked up a sixer of 1554 at the gas station (that seemed odd), on the way home from the dog park.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:43 pm

Leinenkugels oktoberfest is below average
I liked Harpoons Winter Warmer
Sam Adams Winter Lager was ok, nothing special
Kona Pipeline Porter was very tasty, enjoyed the blended coffee taste (wasn't overpowering at all)
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shmenguin on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:46 pm

Any day you crack open a st bernardus christmas ale is a good day
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:13 am

Always liked 1554.

Had some Sam Smith Taddy Porters at the firm xmas party tonight. Just got home to have a couple Penn St. Nick Bocks.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:19 am

I really like the Bell's Winter White Ale. Malkinshair's review was on point.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:25 am

llipgh2 wrote:I really like the Bell's Winter White Ale. Malkinshair's review was on point.


:thumb:

Glad you liked it! I'm still enjoying it :wink:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby bhaw on Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:25 am

Got another Pyramid winter pack. Enjoying it the 2nd time around. The Snow Cap is probably my favorite. Drinking the Oatmeal Stout right now... that stuff is dark. Both are a solid 7%.

The Chai Wheat is an interesting break from the thick heavy dark beers. My wife drinks the hefe's in the pack.

Good news: my new house is close to a BevMo, which has a huge selection. Excited to try some stuff outside of what's available at the supermarkets.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby bhaw on Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:28 am

The place above has a good selection of Stone brewery beers. Def going to dig into those.

I mentioned before my affinity for Arrogant Bastard. I didn't realize they also made this:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/1056

Double Bastard. Definitely making it into my car the next time I go. 11.2% as well. I probably won't be posting that night :lol:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:11 am

eddysnake wrote:Kona Pipeline Porter was very tasty, enjoyed the blended coffee taste (wasn't overpowering at all)


Glad to hear a positive review on the Kona Porter. I really like their Koko Brown ale but haven't tried this one yet. I'll have to check it out.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:16 am

Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown Ale was my choice tonight. Very tasty. An American Strong ale which I'm not generally a fan of but was really impressed. It's got a great malt hi up front and finishes with a clean hop profile. The malt profile almost borders on a barleywine, it's sweet and almost caramel like but then the hops make you think pine and orange. Goooooood stuff!
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