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  • Had a Goose Island Bourbon County last night. Incredible. Skip dessert, this stuff is the dessert.
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  • My intention was to type CB, not AB.

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  • Beer makes my head hurt... well, a extra 3+ years from a healthier liver wont hurt.
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  • Been drinking OPA's. Oatmeal pale ales. Damn good beers, usually session strength. In the process of pinning down a recipe so I can make my own.
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    Fixin' to open this bad boy.
    It's a double IPA from one of the local breweries. Can't remember the name of the place.
    I'll let y'all know how it was when I form an opinion.

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  • pmedic920 wrote:Image


    Fixin' to open this bad boy.
    It's a double IPA from one of the local breweries. Can't remember the name of the place.
    I'll let y'all know how it was when I form an opinion.

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    Ha. Assclown move because I can't come watch the draft with ya. I'll simply pull that tap handle all day Saturday with my glass underneath. Even though you can't seem to find the brewery itself.

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  • Had a tapped Lagunitas Oat pale ale last night. It was delicious. Also had a mango beer from Ballast. session style, and frankly one of the best beers I have ever tasted.
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  • Ha, bitches.
    Look what I found. I generally don't favor this style but I've heard so much about it, had to give it a shot. I'll provide feedback when I open it.

    Notice it's a 2015 :{)
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  • I also picked these up, both new brews to me.

    The white labeled one is a tropical ALE from Boulevard Brewing. They make "The Calling" IPA and "tank 7" farm house ale. I enjoy both of them so I'm looking forward to this one.

    The "dirty bastard" is a Scottish ale. Sounds fairly stout for my tastes but I'm gunna give it a whirl.
    Feedback to come....
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  • Ok, so I opened and drank one of the "dirty bastards" by Founders.

    To my surprise, I liked it.
    Having said that, this is a one at a time beer for me.
    It's a dark color brown (bout like coffee). Flavor seemed fairly complex to me, I taste different things from sip to swallow, coffee, chocolate, smoke etc.
    Earthy is how I would describe it.

    Makes me think of the "Shire" and "Hobbits".
    Edit: 8.5 % ABV

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  • Any of you NWers had Elysian Space Dust? They just started distributing to Iowa.

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  • HawkDaHouse wrote:Any of you NWers had Elysian Space Dust? They just started distributing to Iowa.

    I dig it.



    So, what's it like?

    I'll give it a try if I see it but how bout a description/review?
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  • High alcohol, tropical single IPA. Definitely for a hop lover. I use the term 'tangy'. Bitter but balanced. Probably less citrusy than Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. To my palate, it's like a poor man's Surly Todd the Axeman, which is legendary in the Midwest anyway. With any tropical IPA, freshness is key. Mine were dated April 2016. I'm assuming that's best-by and not a bottling date.

    Was hoping some Seattlites would have tried it, since that is where Elysian is located.
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  • HawkDaHouse wrote:High alcohol, tropical single IPA. Definitely for a hop lover. I use the term 'tangy'. Bitter but balanced. Probably less citrusy than Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. To my palate, it's like a poor man's Surly Todd the Axeman, which is legendary in the Midwest anyway. With any tropical IPA, freshness is key. Mine were dated April 2016. I'm assuming that's best-by and not a bottling date.

    Was hoping some Seattlites would have tried it, since that is where Elysian is located.

    Love Todd the Axe Man.
    Just tried Lagunitas Equinox. delicious.
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  • Gonna try the Cinder Cone Red Ale shortly. Made by deschutes, got it in La Grande yesterday.
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  • Got some bottles of Lagunitas Equinox at Costco for $3.77 each. It's delicious.

    I also like the Dechutes fresh squeezed. Beer Camp is gone now, really enjoyed the last 2 years and would love to win a spot on next years team.
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  • A buddy of mine dropped me off a trunk full of beer a few days ago.. I haven't tried Ninkasi before, so it should be a fun weekend. :vodka:

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  • HawkDaHouse wrote:Any of you NWers had Elysian Space Dust? They just started distributing to Iowa.

    I dig it.


    I love Space Dust. One of my standards.

    Damn I miss beer. Trying to get healthy is booorrring.
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  • Largent80 wrote:http://beercamp.sierranevada.com/

    http://www.sierrabeercamp.com/



    Enjoyed it..


    Particularly enjoyed the 4 style sample pack. Some good beers in there
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  • I've still go about 14 Beer Camps on hand.
    Want to save them for latter in the summer. I'm worried about them loosing some quality or even going bad.
    Any thoughts on how long I can expect this particular brew to remain good to drink?
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  • Drink it you idiot, or I'll come over there and do it for ya.
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  • Largent80 wrote:Drink it you idiot, or I'll come over there and do it for ya.


    Your welcome anytime.
    Don't think that makes you special though, I'd share my beers with any .Netter
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  • pmedic920 wrote:I've still go about 14 Beer Camps on hand.
    Want to save them for latter in the summer. I'm worried about them loosing some quality or even going bad.
    Any thoughts on how long I can expect this particular brew to remain good to drink?


    Beer tends to last longer than people think. The whole "born on" thing is kind of a gimmick. While you don't want to age beer like wine, Beer Camp will easily be good through the summer longer. Darker lagers and Belgian-style beers should age a lot longer than pales, and barleywines will just keep on getting richer and maltier with age. They're almost designed to be aged like wine.

    So, in short, you're good if you want to save those for the summer. Hell, I just finished off the last of a twelver of 12 Man Beer I'd gotten a year ago.
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  • With a citrusy IPA, 60 days. Loses all the citrus notes and all that's left is bitter.
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  • Anyone try Lagunitas Waldo's Ale? Full flavored DIPA for sure. On tap here in Iowa.
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  • Kinda proud to see the place I volunteer at get in the top 20 on Beer Advocates list of best IPA's. We already defeated every beer in our state.

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  • pmedic920 wrote:Image


    I'll explain this photo. Lon and his lovely wife Rhonda gave us this yellow rose plant the day of my party in April. I planted it and 12 hours later our area experienced the most rain EVER recorded. The plant and us survived.
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  • ^^^^^

    Evidently Rob missed the point.

    Yes, it was a house warming gift but it's a Yellow Rose in Honor of one of the best IPAs that can be had, AND he (Rob) helps make the stuff.
    That's why I posted the pic, after he posted the list.

    Geez, talk about a "roethlisberger"

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  • I've got a nitro question.

    I've had only a couple of brews from a Nitrogen keg/cask, they were both very smooth but not flat at all.

    I've now tried two different Nitro beers in a can.
    Guinness Nitro IPA and Samuel Adams Nitro project IPA.
    These beers have a nitro "widget" in the can top, when you open the can the widget drops and releases nitrogen into the beer.
    Both of the canned nitros that I have tried, seem flat to me.

    Anyone else tried these canned nitros and have an opinion?
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  • Nitro is best on tap.

    Guinness Nitro was pretty lousy. Make sure your server pours it at a rapid pace.
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  • Shame that most of those IPAs are east coast, which means you will never see them west of Old Man River. Good thing I can get 64 oz growler fills of Axeman for $16. Yet to try another IPA that has the same 'tang'.

    I have found a couple malty DIPAs that are decent. Oskar Blues Deviant, and Squatters Hop Rising. Squatters is a great deal at $10 for a sixer.
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  • pmedic920 wrote:I've got a nitro question.

    I've had only a couple of brews from a Nitrogen keg/cask, they were both very smooth but not flat at all.

    I've now tried two different Nitro beers in a can.
    Guinness Nitro IPA and Samuel Adams Nitro project IPA.
    These beers have a nitro "widget" in the can top, when you open the can the widget drops and releases nitrogen into the beer.
    Both of the canned nitros that I have tried, seem flat to me.

    Anyone else tried these canned nitros and have an opinion?


    Guinness Nitro is better out of a bottle than a can, but neither hold a candle to the real stuff straight from the tap in Ireland, believe me!

    And after home brewing stout, I can assure you that nitro is not necessary to produce a tall, creamy head on a dark beer.
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  • Nitro does NOT translate well to a can, or even a bottle. It is to be enjoyed on tap, where you can see the gas dropping thru the beer towards the bottom. It's a completely different form of "carbonation". We put our Gentleman's Relish on nitro once in a while at our brewery.

    And Lon, I didn't miss the point on the rose bush, just failed to mention it. I did have a keg of it and 12 bombers all donated by the owner for my party. Iv'e got great friends.
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  • Largent80 wrote:Nitro does NOT translate well to a can, or even a bottle. It is to be enjoyed on tap, where you can see the gas dropping thru the beer towards the bottom. It's a completely different form of "carbonation". We put our Gentleman's Relish on nitro once in a while at our brewery.

    And Lon, I didn't miss the point on the rose bush, just failed to mention it. I did have a keg of it and 12 bombers all donated by the owner for my party. Iv'e got great friends.


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  • I'm going out on a limb here, now that I've choked the last one down, the Guinness Nitro IPA is shit. (In a can)
    Don't waste your money.
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  • Get to Costco off of 45 in the Woodlands and snag up a bunch of Equinox bombers for $3.77 each.
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  • Here's a new one for me, it's out of Chicago, have not tried yet. Bought from the hot shelf, I'll try one latter and let you know the results.
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  • Today was restocking day.
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    This is another "never tried", I'll share my opinion later as well.
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  • Hey Scottemojo, if your lurking, I finally tried one of the brews you sent.
    It was the one you said was your session IPA.
    I enjoyed it. If it was a brew I could buy, it would be one of my regulars.
    Well done :{)
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  • The two sixers cans are what?? What is the fourpack? The oregon ones I know and do like. Nice that you let the wife out too....I see the lock on the keys. :mrgreen:
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  • Seahawkfan80 wrote:The two sixers cans are what?? What is the fourpack? The oregon ones I know and do like. Nice that you let the wife out too....I see the lock on the keys. :mrgreen:


    My beer fridge is on my back porch. I lock it when I'm not around. One time I found a couple of caps laying on the porch, I suspect my lawn guys. It's a little cheap lock, won't prevent a real thief but it has kept me from finding stray caps laying around.
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    These are the canned 6ers I bought this go round. The 2 on the left are brewed in Houston. On is a good session beer the other is a good IPA.
    The Mango BP is a session and the Grapefruit Is one of my current favs. but at $14 a 6er, a bit pricey.

    Edit: the 4 pack is the "moody tongue" that I posted above. It's a "have not tried yet"
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  • Just finished one of the "Big Easy's"

    I liked it and would buy again.
    @ 4.5 ABV, a guy could drink a few and retain a measure of motor function.

    I found it on the citrus side vs piney.

    It wasn't as could as I like, and I still enjoyed the flavor. Image
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    This Brewery is fairly popular down here but I think this is the first I've had of theirs, I'll be trying some of the others, soon.

    Edit: not sure what I'd call it but flavor wise, it's not a typical IPA, deff not a hop forward one, anyway.
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  • Just got back too....got a Iron Butt Red Ale sixer, Got a sixer of Elysian Immortal Ipa, and a rack of Red Hook someting or other. My cat said I cant have any for 2 more hours...so I wont. Cats are so mean. She wont even let me go have lunch.
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  • Ok, I liked this stuff.
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    It's named Nectarine bla bla, but any fruit is very subtle (as it should be IMO).

    Not only would I buy it again, Ill go to get some on purpose.

    Generally prefer west coast on mid west brews but this was a "keeper" according to my taste buds.

    Wasn't super pricey, if you like IPAs that aren't on the "high" bitter side, give it a try, if you happen to see it.
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  • FWIW, I'm not a beer expert.
    I only know what tastes good to me.
    I don't rate beer on any preconceived expectations.
    I do not like ANY beer that seems to be (artificially) flavored.

    Keep that in mind if you seek any beer based on my opinion.
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