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Old 03-20-2015, 01:22 PM
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Trying "Torpedo" IPA by Sierra Nevada. Meh, it says in an extra IPA. It's dry but lacks the hoppiness that I expected. I'll finish the sixer but will not revisit.
I think thats the same one i tried. Its ok, but nothing to seek out. I have tried a green flash palate wrecker and rye IPA just recently. I liked the palate wrecker but will not probably seek out the rye IPA again.
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I think thats the same one i tried. Its ok, but nothing to seek out. I have tried a green flash palate wrecker and rye IPA just recently. I liked the palate wrecker but will not probably seek out the rye IPA again.
Green Flash makes some fantastic brews. One I referenced above, "Le Freak." I have had their double stout as well. Henceforth, I will give their beers a go when trying something new.

My usual ritual is to first order something I know I like (don't want to start off with something sideways) and then venture into the unknown. The unknown starts with a brewery I like with a beer I have not tried. From there, it is throwing darts at a board: Have not heard of it, don't know it at all, but I'm in the mood for that variety (IPA, Scotch Ale, Stout, etc.).
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:26 AM
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Green Flash makes some fantastic brews. One I referenced above, "Le Freak." I have had their double stout as well. Henceforth, I will give their beers a go when trying something new.

My usual ritual is to first order something I know I like (don't want to start off with something sideways) and then venture into the unknown. The unknown starts with a brewery I like with a beer I have not tried. From there, it is throwing darts at a board: Have not heard of it, don't know it at all, but I'm in the mood for that variety (IPA, Scotch Ale, Stout, etc.).
To be fair to green flash, I haven't liked any of the rye IPAs I have tried. Must not fit my taste well.
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To be fair to green flash, I haven't liked any of the rye IPAs I have tried. Must not fit my taste well.
I think they are all gross; they don't fit my palate either.
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:30 AM
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I tried d Great Divide's "Hercules" double IPA. It was damn good: hoppy, bitter and with a slight hint of citrus. I will add that to the rotation.
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Today I tried a Gaffel Kolsch and a Maximus from lagunitas. Both were great. I tried a Namaste from dogfish head yesterday. Didn't like it at all. I prefer coriander on food and not beer.
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I tried Gulden Draak 9000. It's a Belgian quad. It was a total punch in the face even after five known beers before it. The ABV is about 11%. I did not get stung when it went in my mouth, but definitely did when it hit my gut. It felt like a wine. Overall, it was sweeter than I expected. I will give it another go when I'm in the mood for something sweeter than my preferred dry and bitter.
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Anyone had Shiner's Birthday Beer? One delicious chocolate stout...
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Did everybody go on the wagon?
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I'm in brewing mode so stocks are a little low. Just picked up 12 Dragon stout for the weekend though, think it's my new favourite stout...

Super pumped to go to House of a 1,000 Beers in Pittsburgh in a month...can't WAIT to be able to assemble my own 6 packs of a plethora of American craft beer.

I'll die if they still have Terrapin Moo Hoo when I get there...that and Odell's Lugene Milk stout...and Anchor Porter are my three holy grails...
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I killed all of my Ipa supply a couple weeks ago. I tried the dark horse crooked tree ipa and thouht is was excellent. Tried rockys revenge from a brewery in Wisconsin. Good stuff. Been drinking a lot of scotch and Jameson too. Glenlivet 12 and 15 are fantastic.
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I tried quite a bit of the stuff from Upland Brewery when I was in Indiana a couple weeks back. I enjoyed the Wheat Ale, I like lighter beers.

Still, the Upland Permission Slip sour was actually really tasty if you like a Sour. There was a Komodo Dragonfly double IPA, but it was just a bit too ... too for my taste. It had a lot of flavor, that is all I can say for sure about it.
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I tried quite a bit of the stuff from Upland Brewery when I was in Indiana a couple weeks back. I enjoyed the Wheat Ale, I like lighter beers.

Still, the Upland Permission Slip sour was actually really tasty if you like a Sour. There was a Komodo Dragonfly double IPA, but it was just a bit too ... too for my taste. It had a lot of flavor, that is all I can say for sure about it.
Sours are the new thing around here. I have zero experience with them.
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They are big out here too. It is an acquired taste for beer snobs I think.
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They are big out here too. It is an acquired taste for beer snobs I think.
I'm in OC so I'm sure the folks are the same.

I totally agree. It seems like IPAs, DIPAs, porters, stouts and all other craft beers are now too mainstream for the beard and suspenders folk.

They seem to be moving to sours and barley wine.
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They are big out here too. It is an acquired taste for beer snobs I think.
I took a drink and instantly declared it to be low alcohol content pickle juice, much to the horror of the folks around me. The sad part was after I said that no one could taste anything but pickle juice.

I like wheat ales, everything else is pretty much a waste on me.
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I took a drink and instantly declared it to be low alcohol content pickle juice, much to the horror of the folks around me. The sad part was after I said that no one could taste anything but pickle juice.

I like wheat ales, everything else is pretty much a waste on me.
Try Goose Island 312 if you like wheat ales. Its pretty good and brewed for the masses. Also don't be afraid to try any German Heffe Weisen, if you already haven't.
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Try Goose Island 312 if you like wheat ales. Its pretty good and brewed for the masses. Also don't be afraid to try any German Heffe Weisen, if you already haven't.
I do like a good Hef as well. I don't know of too many German or Belgian ones around here, but Pyramid is workable.
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I do like a good Hef as well. I don't know of too many German or Belgian ones around here, but Pyramid is workable.
If you like the style of the Hefs, I recommend that you search for a Saison or a Gueuze and let your pallet have an orgasm.
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If you like the style of the Hefs, I recommend that you search for a Saison or a Gueuze and let your pallet have an orgasm.
I am making my pallet suffer right now in order to give my liver some much needed time off. One of the guys here in the office has been home brewing a lot of different meads, he is working on starting his own craft brew company, so I have to let the old liver air out before D-day.

I will definitely try them out after spring break for my insides is over.
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I am making my pallet suffer right now in order to give my liver some much needed time off. One of the guys here in the office has been home brewing a lot of different meads, he is working on starting his own craft brew company, so I have to let the old liver air out before D-day.

I will definitely try them out after spring break for my insides is over.
I love me a good Mead. The OG of Beers. The ABV is the death to those who don't know.
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Try Goose Island 312 if you like wheat ales. Its pretty good and brewed for the masses. Also don't be afraid to try any German Heffe Weisen, if you already haven't.
Just this past Tuesday I had a 4+ hour layover in Washington DC so for breakfast I had a 3 egg omelett and a Heffe Weisen for breakfast. They went well together actually!
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Just this past Tuesday I had a 4+ hour layover in Washington DC so for breakfast I had a 3 egg omelett and a Heffe Weisen for breakfast. They went well together actually!
Nice. I have yet to find something that beer doesnt go well with.
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I took a drink and instantly declared it to be low alcohol content pickle juice, much to the horror of the folks around me. The sad part was after I said that no one could taste anything but pickle juice.

I like wheat ales, everything else is pretty much a waste on me.
If you had a sour ale that was low alcohol it was most likely a fruit ale or sour wild ale. Sours are aged for a year or more in wine, whiskey, or whatever else barrels. A good sour should be at least 7.5-12% abv. We have a good sour ale brewery here called Cascade, but if you can't find that in your area see if you can get a Russian river sour.

If you like Hef the original is still the best to me. Here's a link
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/252/731/

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