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      01-12-2011 12:20 AM #2451
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      01-12-2011 01:33 AM #2452
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      Long time no see brother! Beer trade for some Belgian/German goods may be in order huh? Other than homebrewing I can't get any hop goodness over here.

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      01-12-2011 03:27 AM #2453
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      01-12-2011 07:00 AM #2454
      Quote Originally Posted by phingding View Post
      I was a little let down by Pliny the first time I tried it (after all the hype). The Sculpin was super fresh and outstanding. Sculpin seems to drop off fast and must be had fresh. The Pliny was bottled on 12/13 and consumed on 12/23. The Heady Topper was a month old. Pliny just seemed muted compared to the top 2 (in smell and taste). Not the hop bomb most were expecting (more balanced). Heady Topper was the unanimous favorite by a nice margin.
      I've never seen Heady Topper around me. I'm going to have to give a better look.

    5. 01-12-2011 07:42 AM #2455
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      I've never seen Heady Topper around me. I'm going to have to give a better look.

      You won't find it. It's a brewpub only beer at the Alchemist in Waterbury, VT. They did a one time bottling(600).

      They are working on setting up a canning line though.......


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      01-12-2011 09:38 AM #2456
      Quote Originally Posted by Residentevol View Post
      Long time no see brother! Beer trade for some Belgian/German goods may be in order huh? Other than homebrewing I can't get any hop goodness over here.
      Tony!!!! Holy ish, man... it's been a very long time!

      I'd be happy to ship some tastiness back and forth. I'll send you a PM...

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      01-12-2011 08:15 PM #2457
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      I've never seen Heady Topper around me. I'm going to have to give a better look.

      Yeah, only 600 bottles were released from The Alchemist in VT, as GoFastChickenwing said. If you are ever in the Vt area, stop in. All of their beers are fantastic. They will be canning Heady Topper soon. 16 oz 4pk cans should be ready for sale by the end of May (trade?). It's the best beer I've ever had.

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      01-17-2011 07:42 AM #2458
      I had two beers over the weekend that I've never tried before. Both were really good (to me).

      1 - Brooklyn Brewery Pennant '55. Malty & smooth. High drinkability factor. Slightly bitter on the finish. I would keep this in stock at home

      2 - Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Mildly hoppy. I tasted caramel throughout & it finished with a fruity flavor (strawberries?). Very drinkable, but I took this one slow to taste all the different flavors that were going on.

      A few weeks back I had Chelsea Brewery Checker Cab Blonde Ale. Light, smooth, and tasted like drinking Kix cereal, which I liked. I may pick up a growler for the 24 Hours of Daytona
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      01-17-2011 07:52 AM #2459
      Lagunitas 'little sumpin' wild
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      01-17-2011 08:23 AM #2460
      Quote Originally Posted by Residentevol View Post
      Long time no see brother! Beer trade for some Belgian/German goods may be in order huh? Other than homebrewing I can't get any hop goodness over here.

      Ever have Camba Bavaria Eric's IPA?

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      01-17-2011 03:45 PM #2461
      No but I just looked it up and I'm on the hunt for it. Unfortunately beers are very very regional here so I will have to wait until I take a trip to Bavaria to pick a bottle up. Thanks for the heads up though!

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      01-17-2011 10:50 PM #2462
      Just finished the last of a sampler six pack I picked up on Monday. I was only feeling two out of the six, unfortunately.

      One was from a brewery in Quebec, A L'abri De La Tempête. The beer's called Terre Ferme. It's not the floral/citrus hop flavor I usually go for, but I was really impressed with the clean, drinkable flavor. Very refreshing and "light" for a beer at 6.2%. I'd have it again just because it's different but very good.

      The other was Southern Tier's Pale. I haven't really liked the other stuff I've had from them: 2XIPA, IPA, and whatever the other one I had was (Unearthy?). Not the best ever, but also a refreshing beer, simple and strong grapefruit/orange flavor, not much else to it. It's very very light for a Pale Ale.

      My least favorite of the weekend was Baying Hound Aleworks' Pale Ale. It had a strong salty/vinegar flavor on the front end, reminiscent of that tang you get from sushi. Did not like. Too bad, since the brewery is right around the corner (Rockville, MD).

      Others tried were Corsendonk Abbey Pale Ale (champagne of pale ales? Must admit that Belgian pales aren't my style), Long Trail Pale Ale (meh), and Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale (meh).

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      01-18-2011 12:27 PM #2463
      I've had it before but I just bought a 5L keg of Reissdorf Kolsch.





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      01-18-2011 04:42 PM #2464
      Quote Originally Posted by Residentevol View Post
      No but I just looked it up and I'm on the hunt for it. Unfortunately beers are very very regional here so I will have to wait until I take a trip to Bavaria to pick a bottle up. Thanks for the heads up though!
      I haven't had the ipa, but Eric toft knows what he is doing. It's cool that he is trying to bring new styles to a very traditional area. I had his Irish stout, it was interesting.

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      01-20-2011 07:32 PM #2465
      Sam Adams Variety Pack was on sale. I had never tried this particular pack so I picked it up.



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      Thursday evening treat!! Gotta love whole foods selection of beers.

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      01-20-2011 09:53 PM #2467
      What's that Japanese Classic Ale like?

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      01-20-2011 10:00 PM #2468
      Quote Originally Posted by odj View Post
      What's that Japanese Classic Ale like?
      I'm terrible at describing beers. But if I can give you and Idea it's really close to guineas. Mild hop flavor, light on the stomach. Kinda like Sapporo lays in your stomach. Smooth, no after taste of the alcohol. Hope that helps.

      I need some kinda formal training of the palate. Im always drinking different beers but never able to describe their characteristic traits. Lol

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      01-20-2011 10:33 PM #2469
      Quote Originally Posted by mozcar78 View Post
      I'm terrible at describing beers. But if I can give you and Idea it's really close to guineas. Mild hop flavor, light on the stomach. Kinda like Sapporo lays in your stomach. Smooth, no after taste of the alcohol. Hope that helps.

      I need some kinda formal training of the palate. Im always drinking different beers but never able to describe their characteristic traits. Lol
      That works just fine for me

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      01-21-2011 07:50 AM #2470
      I can't believe I forgot about this thread since I've been here in Turkey.

      I introduce you to Efes!



      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efes_Beverage_Group

      All in all, a very interesting Pilsner that is very light and very easy to drink. It has a mild aftertaste reminiscent of Heineken.

      I really enjoy it, but its expensive as local beer, and even more so as an import.

    21. 01-21-2011 12:06 PM #2471
      DonP - I'm curious how the Noble Pilsner is, please let us know how it is... I'm considering picking some up.

      Kiuchi makes a lot of great beers, I haven't had the Japanese Classic Ale, but I will say that Extra High (XH) is my favorite. And if you like Belgian style triples/whites try the White Ale, my fiance LOVES it.

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      01-21-2011 02:31 PM #2472
      Quote Originally Posted by MrTopher View Post
      DonP - I'm curious how the Noble Pilsner is, please let us know how it is... I'm considering picking some up.
      Okay Although I am like mozcar78: I can't describe beer very well.
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    23. 01-21-2011 09:46 PM #2473
      Sierra Nevada Hoptimum. Very good DIPA. Tons of hoppy goodness from Sierra, the originator of hop forward beers in America.

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      01-21-2011 09:50 PM #2474
      Currently drinking a Sierra Nevada Hoptimum. It's a little bit boozy in my opinion. I have 2 more bombers of this too. I'm hoping it'll taste better under different circumstances, I'm just tired and palate shot.

      Earlier at dinner I had a great beer. It was called Whisky Commercial Suicide by the newly started Jester King Brewing in Austin, TX. It is a 3% ABV English mild aged in whisky barrels and has so much flavor and depth to it yet incredibly drinkable at 3%. These guys are making some great stuff.

      I've got 3 bottle of Abyss and contemplating opening one this weekend. But I haven't decided yet. I'm having an IPA tasting at my house tomorrow night and have a plethora of all sorts of IPA's from around the country and world. I'm sure I'll be updating this thread Sunday.
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      01-23-2011 11:15 AM #2475
      Rogue double mocha porter
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