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      04-02-2012 05:15 PM #3526


      Completely disappointed by this beer from Stone. Too much going on that (to me) it didn't fit the IPA style of beer that I'm used to drinking.

      All I could taste was an overtone of bubble gum (go figure) when I drank this, even smelled like it. I absolutely hated it.

      Next up are a few bottles of Clown Shoes:



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      04-02-2012 08:32 PM #3527
      Had the Lagunitas Red tonight, very nice.
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      04-02-2012 10:08 PM #3529
      Yep, I liked the Sam Adams Tripel ^

      I just had this:



      It was good, but not great. Rarely available.

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      04-02-2012 10:27 PM #3530
      Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter. ****ing amazing, if you like dark beers its worth anything you pay

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      04-03-2012 12:38 PM #3531
      Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTaco View Post


      Completely disappointed by this beer from Stone. Too much going on that (to me) it didn't fit the IPA style of beer that I'm used to drinking.

      All I could taste was an overtone of bubble gum (go figure) when I drank this, even smelled like it. I absolutely hated it.

      Next up are a few bottles of Clown Shoes:


      the cali-belgique really shouldn't be classified as a typical IPA... i enjoy it a lot, and i don't really go "ga ga" for stone beers. most of them are "meh".


      however if you do like IPA's you will absolutely love hoppy feet. it's amazing, and an excellent black IPA. in my top 5!

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      04-04-2012 05:21 PM #3532
      Quote Originally Posted by thebestever View Post
      the cali-belgique really shouldn't be classified as a typical IPA... i enjoy it a lot, and i don't really go "ga ga" for stone beers. most of them are "meh".


      however if you do like IPA's you will absolutely love hoppy feet. it's amazing, and an excellent black IPA. in my top 5!
      I thought the Widmer Bro black IPA is pretty awesome as well. Not sure if you've had that before?

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      04-04-2012 05:35 PM #3533
      Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTaco View Post
      I thought the Widmer Bro black IPA is pretty awesome as well. Not sure if you've had that before?
      I dig the Widmer BIPA. Was not a fan of Hoppy Feet.
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      04-04-2012 06:11 PM #3534
      Quote Originally Posted by Shawn O View Post
      had the same in the same exact Brooklyn glass the other day

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      04-04-2012 07:37 PM #3535
      Very good.



      A little less yeasty/funky than most Belgian Saisons, but just as good as any of them. Will drink again.

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      04-05-2012 11:14 AM #3536
      Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTaco View Post
      I thought the Widmer Bro black IPA is pretty awesome as well. Not sure if you've had that before?
      i have not tried that yet... haven't been a big fan of any widmer so i don't usually pick them up.... BUT now that i have a solid rec, i will seek it out!

      did you like the hoppy feet?

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      04-06-2012 02:08 PM #3537
      Quote Originally Posted by thebestever View Post
      i have not tried that yet... haven't been a big fan of any widmer so i don't usually pick them up.... BUT now that i have a solid rec, i will seek it out!

      did you like the hoppy feet?
      Hoppy feet has become one of my favorite beers to drink now.

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      04-07-2012 09:32 PM #3538
      I'd love to try some Hoppy Feet. Anyone want to trade for some dc-area beers?

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      04-07-2012 09:55 PM #3539
      Quote Originally Posted by thebestever View Post
      i have not tried that yet... haven't been a big fan of any widmer so i don't usually pick them up.... BUT now that i have a solid rec, i will seek it out!

      did you like the hoppy feet?
      I'm right there with you on the Widmer things but I visited their brewery in Portland a few years back an had the black IPA on tap. I was impressed but at the time it wasn't bottled. Then they released W'10 which was the black IPA do I bought a ton and loved it. Now I think it's just called Pitch Black IPA and they have bombers in a variety pack at Costco.

      I'm a huge black IPA fan with Stone's Sublimely Self Righteous being my fav. Of the variations I've had, I do not like Deschutes Hop in the Dark or Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet. But to each his own.
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      04-09-2012 01:23 PM #3540
      Quote Originally Posted by odj View Post
      I'd love to try some Hoppy Feet. Anyone want to trade for some dc-area beers?
      I have no idea what breweries are up in the DC area. No real breweries in this area, but I can get my hands on a decent beer selection from all over the US and Mexico, if you're interested.

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      04-12-2012 07:57 PM #3541
      Saranac White IPA

      absolutely fantastic.

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      04-13-2012 07:59 AM #3542
      picked these 3 up last night. A+ on all 3....so good





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      04-13-2012 08:07 AM #3543
      My good friend Zac sent me some CA beers the other day and included was Bootlegger's Knuckle Sandwich. It was a fantastic DIPA.
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      04-13-2012 11:00 PM #3544
      Not great and not bad.


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      04-14-2012 02:07 AM #3545
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      My good friend Zac sent me some CA beers the other day and included was Bootlegger's Knuckle Sandwich. It was a fantastic DIPA.
      Had a bottle of it a while back. Really solid.

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      04-14-2012 06:58 PM #3546
      Drank this...

      Old Stock is incredible with some age on it. Almost 12% and I don't get a hint of alcohol. And, on the opposite end of the spectrum, Palate Wrecker is very possibly the most hop bitter beer I've ever had and I love it. This is actually my third bottle and I was still surprised by just how hoppy and bitter it is.
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      04-14-2012 07:03 PM #3547
      For some reason I had it in my head that this was a Belgian strong ale or Quad or something (even though I know they make a quad)... not something with only 7.5% ABV, so I've been holding on to it for a long while. Longer than I realized, based on that cork. Guess that makes this bottle roughly three years and four months old. Seems like it's held up pretty well, but have a feeling it's lost a little "zing". Pretty complex, but I guess I need to try it fresh, too.



      Also have a bottle of their Batch #6 Oak Aged Quad, which I'm more excited to try now that I know more about it. I didn't realize that they change up the barrels with every batch and Batch #6 seems to be a good one. Highly rated with 80% in heavily toasted white wine barrels. From my little experience in wine barreled beers, I like them. Real interested to see how the white wine works with a dark, fruitier Belgian beer, too.

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      04-14-2012 07:05 PM #3548
      Hell of a beer. Damn good, but damn intense. Pretty smooth, really, but still very intense. At five years old and ~15% ABV, I expect that, though. When I first cracked it, I didn't know that I'd enjoy it because the smell itself from a couple feet away was big and intense, but I was pleasantly surprised.



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      04-14-2012 07:20 PM #3549
      Pair of f-you beers out of Salt Lake City. Haven't had Big Bad Baptist in a while and looking forward to drinking this eventually, as it's batch 2 and a little old at this point. Have only seen the Elder Brett one place and bought it. First batch and don't know if they'll ever brew it again, so I couldn't pass it up. The labels make me laugh a little on the inside, too. Especially since they can't even sell these beers in Utah due to the ABV.


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      04-15-2012 12:17 AM #3550
      Quote Originally Posted by pat_ernzen View Post
      Pair of f-you beers out of Salt Lake City. Haven't had Big Bad Baptist in a while and looking forward to drinking this eventually, as it's batch 2 and a little old at this point. Have only seen the Elder Brett one place and bought it. First batch and don't know if they'll ever brew it again, so I couldn't pass it up. The labels make me laugh a little on the inside, too. Especially since they can't even sell these beers in Utah due to the ABV.

      Right on, hope you enjoy them

      My wife picked me up seven of batch #3 today, and I'm stashing away five of them with my two bactch #4's.

      I've liked a lot of what's come out of Epic, and was really surprised to hear they came out of Utah.

      Oh, and wifey picked me up a couple Scupins today, too.

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