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      10-05-2007 11:36 PM #106
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dieselgirl</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>and my other new favorite:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/10569.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>What other Double/Imperial IPAs can you get in your area?

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      10-05-2007 11:36 PM #107
      Duck Rabbit Porter.

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      10-06-2007 07:37 PM #108
      Brooklyn Schneider hoppen weis

    4. 10-06-2007 11:27 PM #109
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>performula</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>What other Double/Imperial IPAs can you get in your area?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Quite a few actually. Whole Foods and New Seasons Markets both have a good craft beer section.<p>But some locally made:<p>Astoria Brewing Company - Bitter Bitch Imperial IPA<p><A HREF="http://www.walkingmanbrewing.com/" TARGET="_blank">Walking Man Brewing</A> - Walking Man Bourbon Barrel Homo Erectus Imperial IPA<p><A HREF="http://www.rootsorganicbrewing.com/" TARGET="_blank">Roots Organic Brewing</A> - Sharkbite Imperial IPA<p><A HREF="http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/Splash/default.aspx" TARGET="_blank">Deschutes Brewery</A> - Hop Henge Imperial IPA<p><A HREF="http://www.halesales.com/pub.htm" TARGET="_blank">Hales Ales</A> - Aftermath Imperial IPA<p><A HREF="http://www.newoldlompoc.com/LPhome.htm" TARGET="_blank">New Old Lompoc</A> - C-Note<p><A HREF="http://www.rogue.com/" TARGET="_blank">Rogue Brewing</A> - Imperial India Pale Ale (comes in a really kick ass bottle)<p><A HREF="http://www.bridgeportbrew.com/" TARGET="_blank">Bridgeport Brewing</A> - Hop Harvest Ale<p><A HREF="http://www.mcmenamins.com/" TARGET="_blank">McMenamins</A> - Helihopter IPA

    5. 10-07-2007 02:46 AM #110
      The Octoberfest Sam Adams is the latest new beer I've tried. Pretty decent.

    6. 10-07-2007 11:12 AM #111
      <IMG SRC="http://behindthebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/arrogantale.PNG" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.arrogantbastard.com/images/2006pint.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i> This stuff is great. It's a really really stout beer- not an every day drink, but definitely good to put some hair on your neither regions!</i><br><A HREF="http://www.arrogantbastard.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.arrogantbastard.com</A><BR><BR>
      <i>Modified by turbomonkeyexpress at 7:15 AM 10-7-2007</i>

    7. 10-07-2007 10:47 PM #112
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Trip1eBlack</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://home.inreach.com/ntamura/beer/pyramid-hefe4-00.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Got the brewery about 10 minutes from my place... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Had this during my trip to cali. dam good

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      10-07-2007 11:00 PM #113
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    9. 10-08-2007 10:46 AM #114
      Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot<br>Founders Breakfast Stout<br>Founders Blushing Monk<br>Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale<br>Founders Black Rye<p><i>Modified by Volkswackin at 2:48 PM 10-8-2007</i><p><br><i>Modified by Volkswackin at 2:48 PM 10-8-2007</i><BR><BR>
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      10-08-2007 11:43 AM #115
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>turbomonkeyexpress</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://behindthebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/arrogantale.PNG" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.arrogantbastard.com/images/2006pint.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i> This stuff is great. It's a really really stout beer- not an every day drink, but definitely good to put some hair on your neither regions!</i><br><A HREF="http://www.arrogantbastard.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.arrogantbastard.com</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>You totally bought their advertising campaign for that beer hook, line and sinker. They build the beer up so much in their promotion of it and make everyone think that it takes a real man to actually be able to drink it.<p>In reality AB is crap and is only popular because oif the marketing the beer gets
      FS: Oettinger Type E 16 x 7.5, 5 x 100 with all 4 center caps. Perfect shape. Located in San Diego

      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I don't want the butt herp on my schwantz either.

    11. 10-08-2007 02:22 PM #116
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Matt</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You totally bought their advertising campaign for that beer hook, line and sinker. They build the beer up so much in their promotion of it and make everyone think that it takes a real man to actually be able to drink it.<p>In reality AB is crap and is only popular because oif the marketing the beer gets</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Many people would have to disagree with you. In fact, I found it to be a very complex beer myself. Your opinion on their marketing scheme is spot on, but it isn't a lie by any means. This is a very good strong ale.<p><br>Jason f/ BA says:<br>Notes: Hugely complex. Its arrogance is indeed correct. As stated on the label, if you do not have the "taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth" then you may not like it. Or rather, go drink your safe beer wimp. It's rather aggressive, but oh so damn good (in an evil, not worthy way). Just beware before you drink. This beer is not for the faint of heart.<p>Now, perhaps you do prefer something different, which is fine because taste is subjective, but if you compare with other American Strong Ales you might just find that its a unique take on the style and quite good for the style as well. With that said, I would rather have a Great Lakes Nosferato....

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      10-08-2007 03:12 PM #117
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volkswackin</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Many people would have to disagree with you. In fact, I found it to be a very complex beer myself. Your opinion on their marketing scheme is spot on, but it isn't a lie by any means. This is a very good strong ale.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We can agree to disagree on this. In my opinion, nearly ALL Stone products are crap and none of them rate anywhere near the top of "best beers brewed in San Diego" list.
      FS: Oettinger Type E 16 x 7.5, 5 x 100 with all 4 center caps. Perfect shape. Located in San Diego

      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I don't want the butt herp on my schwantz either.

    13. 10-08-2007 03:28 PM #118
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Matt</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>We can agree to disagree on this. In my opinion, nearly ALL Stone products are crap and none of them rate anywhere near the top of "best beers brewed in San Diego" list.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So do you really think they are "crap", or just not the best? I find it hard to believe you think they are crap.

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      10-08-2007 04:45 PM #119
      I think Arrogant Bastard tastes GREAT! Just my .02. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It's too bad we dont get any Stone products south of the border down here in Miami.

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      10-08-2007 04:46 PM #120
      The way I approach them is that if given a list of a certain style of beers brewed in/near san diego, the stone version would not rank near the top.<p>Now, if you don't live near San Diego, which is a great beer town imo, then sure the stone beers you have access to may be a great representative of west coast beers.<p>If stone IPA/Pale Ale/Arrogant Bastard are the only things on tap, chances are I'm not going to go there very often and if I do end up at a place with a tap list like that, I'm probably going to switch to liquor instead.<p>If someone handed me a stone pale/IPA/AB, sure I'd drink it, just like I would if someone handed me a coors light or budweiser, but none of them are things I'd choose to drink.
      FS: Oettinger Type E 16 x 7.5, 5 x 100 with all 4 center caps. Perfect shape. Located in San Diego

      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I don't want the butt herp on my schwantz either.

    16. 10-08-2007 04:56 PM #121
      back off of coors light <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/mad.gif" BORDER="0">

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      10-08-2007 05:12 PM #122
      the less I drink, the more there is for you to ubdulge in <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
      FS: Oettinger Type E 16 x 7.5, 5 x 100 with all 4 center caps. Perfect shape. Located in San Diego

      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I don't want the butt herp on my schwantz either.

    18. 10-08-2007 05:14 PM #123
      youre such a good friend <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

    19. 10-09-2007 12:47 AM #124
      Im no beer specialist by any means, but I've tried alot of beer, and most of it, i'll have to admit, was remarkably boring and just as easy to forget as it is to open the bottle. With that said, I'll drink my arrogant bastard and enjoy it. If you've got something better and just as robust, by all means, send me a bottle, and i'll tell you my thoughts. I've never seen the marketing or ad campaign for arrogant bastard, in fact, someone was at the liqor store and asked me if i wanted a beer and i got it as a joke. Turned out to be good stuff. <br>

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      10-09-2007 12:57 AM #125
      sam adams cherry wheat <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

    21. 10-09-2007 01:07 AM #126
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MFZERO</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">sam adams cherry wheat <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>too sweet imo

    22. 10-09-2007 02:29 AM #127
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2112</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nothing major, New Glarus Brewing Co. Totally Naked...<p><IMG SRC="http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/Beer%20Labels/l_epa2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/</A> <p><br><i>Modified by 2112 at 6:03 PM 9-22-2007</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lately I have been attached to there more popular beer. Spotted Cow.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.freesand.com/glass/images/37.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Pleae don't try their Uff-Da, I wasnt pleased when I drank it. Not to my taste.

    23. 10-09-2007 01:10 PM #128
      If you can get your hands on their Unplugged Bourbon Barrel Bock I must tell you to DO IT NOW. It was such a great beer.<p>Last night I had a New Belgium Abbey and it was quite good for something I can pick up @ the local grocery store for $5.00 on special.<p><br>-Rick

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      10-09-2007 01:15 PM #129
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>turbomonkeyexpress</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://behindthebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/arrogantale.PNG" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.arrogantbastard.com/images/2006pint.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i> This stuff is great. It's a really really stout beer- not an every day drink, but definitely good to put some hair on your neither regions!</i><br><A HREF="http://www.arrogantbastard.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.arrogantbastard.com</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>This and oak do not go well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">

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      10-09-2007 01:47 PM #130
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>performula</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>This and oak do not go well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol, that's kind of funny because we'll occasionally get kegs of '05 and 06 oaked AB (granted it's older than what's available in the bottle) and that stuff isnt nearly as bad as regular AB. I've never had fresh oaked AB though
      FS: Oettinger Type E 16 x 7.5, 5 x 100 with all 4 center caps. Perfect shape. Located in San Diego

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      I don't want the butt herp on my schwantz either.

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      10-09-2007 03:49 PM #131
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>performula</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I can never find it and I'm wayyyyyyyyyyy closer than you. Did you get it on a trade or do they sell it there?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My friend is the brewmaster at Dogfish Head Brewery. I can get cases of 120 min IPA super-cheap. About $3 a bottle. They usually go for around $10. I <B>love</B> living in Delaware for this reason. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Oh yea, tax-free too. Is it legal to ship beer? 'Cause I think I may be able to help some people out here. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Im actually on my way to have lunch at the brewpub after i finish typing this.

    27. 10-10-2007 12:50 AM #132
      sister and her husband brought be back Pelican Tsunami Stout from the Pelican brewery in Pacific City OR. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

    28. 10-10-2007 09:27 AM #133
      I have heard great things about Dogfish brews. Too bad I'm here in the midwest and they never make it out here.<p>Wish you could order them from the source and have them sent out here. They allow winerys to ship -- why not microbrewers, eh?<p>Oh well.<p>Joe C.<br>

    29. 10-10-2007 12:43 PM #134
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>roccostud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">sister and her husband brought be back Pelican Tsunami Stout from the Pelican brewery in Pacific City OR. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Pelican makes some good beer!!!

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      10-10-2007 12:56 PM #135
      BJs seasonal Octoberfest beer.
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      10-11-2007 02:38 AM #136
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>QandnotU</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>My friend is the brewmaster at Dogfish Head Brewery. I can get cases of 120 min IPA super-cheap. About $3 a bottle. They usually go for around $10. I <B>love</B> living in Delaware for this reason. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Oh yea, tax-free too. Is it legal to ship beer? 'Cause I think I may be able to help some people out here. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Im actually on my way to have lunch at the brewpub after i finish typing this.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Trades are worked out over <A HREF="http://www.ratebeer.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ratebeer.com</A> that ship all the time. As long as you don't sell them its OK. I'm wanting to try one but they aren't in season yet from the people I've talked to.<p>PS. If they break most of the time a claim cannot be granted. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
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      10-11-2007 09:10 AM #137
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>QandnotU</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>My friend is the brewmaster at Dogfish Head Brewery. I can get cases of 120 min IPA super-cheap. About $3 a bottle. They usually go for around $10. I <B>love</B> living in Delaware for this reason. Oh yea, tax-free too. Is it legal to ship beer? 'Cause I think I may be able to help some people out here. Im actually on my way to have lunch at the brewpub after i finish typing this.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll take all the $3 120's, Raison D' Extra, or World Wide Stout's I can get and I'll drive to you. How about getting you're buddy to fire up another batch of Liquor de' malt?

    33. 10-11-2007 10:53 AM #138
      Had a Great Lakes Blackout Stout last night. Nice imperial stout... Not as good as Saint Arnolds Divine Reserve 5, but more sessionable.<p><br>-Rick

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