GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:13 am

shmenguin wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:
shmenguin wrote:This dogfishhead chicory stout is growing on me. It just might be amazing


I actually tried it for the first time last night. It certainly grew on me as I finished the glass...I'm not really sure what I was expecting going into it.


there's a bar in philly i've been going to for a while (Nodding Head- it's actually the place that put out the "crosby's tears" beer, but whatever). they make this beer called "grog", and i've been so frustrated not being able to find anything like it on the shelves. this chicory stout is very, very close.


Crosby's Tears eh, probably the stupidest thing i'll hear today. They should be embarrased.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:24 pm

So it looks like I may be hitting up D's and the Penn Brewery tomorrow. Has anyone been to D's lately? Haven't been in a few years, so not sure what to expect.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Loaf31 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:10 pm

Was finally able to pick up my beer exchange case, since I wasn't able to actually go. Pretty excited to try some of these

    Flying Dog Raging B***h
    Bell's 2 Hearted Ale
    Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
    Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
    Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
    Founders Dirty Bastard
    Abita Purple Haze
    Abita Amber
    Lancaster Strawberry Wheat
    Lancaster Milk Stout
    Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout
    Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter
    Victory Hop Wallop
    Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
    Smutty Nose Pumpkin Ale
    Heavy Seas Winter Storm
    Southern Tier Old Man Winter
    Schafly Dry Hopped APA
    Hacker Pschorr Munich Gold
    Sea Dog Hazelnut Porter
    Fort Collins Choc Stout
    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
    Weyebacher Hops Infusion
    Great Lakes Nosferatu
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:13 pm

Lucky *******.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:33 pm

That is an awesome list...I enjoy pretty much every beer on there except for Abita. My wife got Abita wheat yesterday and I swear to God it tasted just like Budweiser
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:39 pm

I have been thinking about IPAs lately and hating the fact that I feel that I have written off an entire style of beer that is very prevalent in this area. I don't expect that I can force my palate to change, but are there any IPAs that you hop heads would consider to be "complex?" I think part of what I hate about IPAs (aside from the taste) is that I find there to be little complexity to the beers -- just varying degrees of bitterness within just a couple general flavor profiles. Of course it may just be the fact that the up-front hops flavor crushes my palate so much that I can't pick up the other tastes.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Loaf31 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:39 pm

Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter


This is the only one that I am not intrigued by, not a coffee fan
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:47 pm

From that list, I hate Purple Haze, Hop Wallop and Hops Infusion. The latter has a vegetable aftertaste. Once I picked up on it, I couldn't drink another drop.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:52 pm

Kraftster wrote:I have been thinking about IPAs lately and hating the fact that I feel that I have written off an entire style of beer that is very prevalent in this area. I don't expect that I can force my palate to change, but are there any IPAs that you hop heads would consider to be "complex?" I think part of what I hate about IPAs (aside from the taste) is that I find there to be little complexity to the beers -- just varying degrees of bitterness within just a couple general flavor profiles. Of course it may just be the fact that the up-front hops flavor crushes my palate so much that I can't pick up the other tastes.



Tough to say, I don't really think that ipa's very much between one another. The only couple of unique ones I can be sort of picked out from the crowd would include Bell's Hop Slam, Sixpoint Resin and SE Over the Edge. Those are the super floral, not as heavy and bitter. More sweet and crisp.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:22 pm

My friend claims that Weihenstephaner is now available in cases here. If so, this will be one happy holiday.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:57 pm

Apparently Draai Laag has special Holiday open hours... They're open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week and next week. Need to stop by and get a growler of Aureus.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:03 pm

Growler of Aureus, mmmmmm.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ILikeTurtles on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:47 pm

Krafster: go for some Dogfishhead 90 minute IPA, it will not fail you.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:08 pm

Kraftster wrote:I have been thinking about IPAs lately and hating the fact that I feel that I have written off an entire style of beer that is very prevalent in this area. I don't expect that I can force my palate to change, but are there any IPAs that you hop heads would consider to be "complex?" I think part of what I hate about IPAs (aside from the taste) is that I find there to be little complexity to the beers -- just varying degrees of bitterness within just a couple general flavor profiles. Of course it may just be the fact that the up-front hops flavor crushes my palate so much that I can't pick up the other tastes.


Some of the double IPAs might be worth a shot. Ruination and 2x by ST would be a place to start. Might be overly hoppy for you, but they are more complex.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:12 pm

I picked up some Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale...I've never had it and am about to taste...it...now...

Wow...wow. :shock: This is really good. Very hoppy black ale. Very bitter with grapefruit and pine? but really good. Picking up the malts a couple sips in. This is a good one.

I'm happy. :P
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:18 pm

<jerry seinfeld moment>

So what's the deal with beer flights?
Why would I want multiple beers just sitting in a glass and losing their fizz?

</jerry seinfeld moment>
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby OutofFoil on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:25 pm

Had a Sam Adams Merry Mischief on draft during lunch. Pretty good stuff.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:29 pm

ILikeTurtles wrote:Krafster: go for some Dogfishhead 90 minute IPA, it will not fail you.


I would second this. Let me think and I may have a few more suggestions for you. Not that long ago, I was the same way. I refused to drink IPA's. I found some really good ones and my palate changed from there, making me a TOTAL hophead now.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:43 pm

Went to my local gastropub this evening (did I mention BA ranked it the 18th best place in the world to have a pint?)

Tried Terrapin Moo Hoo Chocolate Stout -- Very delicious, certainly chocolaty but I was a fan.

Lagunitas Capuccino Stout -- Absolutely outstanding....WOW. Does Lagunitas make anything poorly?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:51 pm

Had Mad Elf for the first time. Pretty good for a Christmas beer.

Kraftster, you could also try some black IPAs. Generally less hoppy. Otter Creek makes a good one. Others I've had but can't remember the names now.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:38 pm

@eddy: If we don't see an IMPerial Stout, I will be disappointed.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:16 pm

MWB wrote:Had Mad Elf for the first time. Pretty good for a Christmas beer.

Kraftster, you could also try some black IPAs. Generally less hoppy. Otter Creek makes a good one. Others I've had but can't remember the names now.


Oh yeah. Good call. I think I had the 21st amendment black IPA and thought it was pretty decent. I also like Sumpin' Sumpin'. There was also an oak-aged IPA that I had, which I thought was interesting.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:15 am

I'll likely pick up some Bass, but that's about as hoppy as I can go these days.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:13 am

the wicked child wrote:@eddy: If we don't see an IMPerial Stout, I will be disappointed.


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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:56 pm

my team got me a christmas beer sampler pack - mad elf, great lakes christmas, southern tier 2xmas, corsendonk christmas, delirium noel, sierra nevada celebration, anchor steam christmas to name a few off the top of my head. super pumped
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