Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by mikeler, Apr 17, 2009.
There is something special about this beer.
Best gas station brew maybe but was it any good?
meh, will only buy it for a buck/can
I had some Sam Adams IPA a few years ago and it was meh but I don't think it was Rebel.
There is a Rebel family now. That you cannot recall which IPA it was says it all. Especially after this thread is named for one.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I'm hear to announce my new GOAT IPA. It was discovered here in Colorado when the wife ordered one for me. Even she says it is her GOAT:
dude - posted earlier that Odell IPA topped my fave list...similar tastes in brews too...lol.
I faintly remember that.
i'm loving this beer...
Goose Island 312 Urban PA, smooth, un-IPA like. Needs a Hop-Infusion
Currently drinking Ommegang 2015 Belgian Independence Day Ale, a hopped up tripel. Pretty decent, the hops dry out the beer somewhat.
Alaskan Hopothermia DIPA, wowow!!!
I do like
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA but think its overpriced compare to competition.
Below are two stouts I really enjoy
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
Lakewood The Temptress - Lakewood Brewing Company
Also recommend brews from the http://www.thebruery.com/
I'm currently Dogfished out. My goto these days is Hercules DIPA.
Must have toes of stone!
Has anyone watched BeerGeeks?
Im hanging loose now with a Kona Koko Brown. Its HI liquid aloha
had a couple of these recently... SO GOOD! A+
Quite enjoying a Wrought iron IPA by Abitha out of New Orleans as i watch Saturday football
An excellent beer.
Also Surly Furious.
The Kona beers, especially the seasonals are really good especially for the price considering not really a micro brew. Im always enjoying the Kona Koko and Pipeline Porter offerings.
For a real treat, I like the Epic Bourbon Barrel Big Bad Baptist. Nice kick with ABV approx 12%
I love this time of year...lots of seasonal fresh hop beers. Some highlights:
Which one was it?
Yes. I've been to their brewery in Brno Czech Republic and had a meal there.
It was pretty good: a typical Czech malty beer.
Brno is a lovely small city in Czech. One of its best attributes is that tourists have not discovered it yet. It is off the beaten path, unlike Prague!!
Check this out:
Nice start but would be much better to do it by major cities. For example, CA only includes a SF pub and LA, OC & SD have tons of outstanding bars/breweries. Atleast for TX, it mentions a few other great choices like Dallas, Houston since Austin pub was the pick.
I got your PM and I don't remember the answer to your question. Unfortunately, I've had a few gout attacks the last few years and after giving up beer awhile ago (it sucks), so far so good on keeping the attacks at bay. I do still indulge in an IPA every few months and it is pure heaven when I do.
We just recently started seeing Elysian here lately. I was pretty impressed with this one.
Also, I'm not as high on Lagunitas (esp their IPA's) as many, but this coffee stout was a treat.
Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad - 45%
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee - 35%
Boulevard Imperial Stout X - Tart Cherry (whiskey barrel-aged) - 10%
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin - 10%
Tasty and strong blend at 12.5 ABV !
I tried a Sweetwater about a month ago. Loved it. One of my favorites now. I told a couple taste bud challenged friends it had a "grapefruity" flavor, they said I was crazy.
High marks to Sweetwater for drinkabilty, and the alcohol content (5.5%?) is higher than expected...which is good.
Wow U guys love to put yourself thru pain
A local brew pub recently acquired a few kegs of New Holland Dragon's Milk, which is sublime. It's not distributed in California but is in Nevada, so my wife and I stocked up on 4-packs while in Incline Village (Lake Tahoe area) this weekend. Was also able to grab some Left Hand Milk Stout (also fantastic and also not distributed in Cali).
It's not available outside of NorCal but look up Moonraker Brewing in Auburn, Ca. Simply delicious New England Style IPA varieties. First beer I've had in the last couple of years that just knocked my socks off. They were recently named 9th best brewery in the world in their first year of operation.
This place brews about a mile from where I live, good idea although a few of their brews arent necessarily my taste.
Dingo Dog Brewing Company is a nano brewery operating on PlowGirl Farm, outside of Carrboro, NC. Founded as a non-profit brewing concern, Dingo Dog produces beverages using produce grown onsite in a "zero waste" production facility, and will use profits to fund grants to no-kill animal rescue organizations in North Carolina.
Drinking Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA rite now. Not the most exotic of choices, I imagine, but a modern classic nonetheless. Has that almost soapy quality you get with highly hopped beers. Lot of tropical citrusy goodness.
German Kolsch style ale. Golden in color, light in body, and full in flavor. 5.8% ABV 22 IBU
Derelict IPA ™
American IPA (India Pale Ale) style. 5 separate hop additions. Strong citrus hop aroma and flavor without an overly bitter taste. 6.1% ABV 56 IBU
German Dunkelweizen (dark wheat) style ale. Heavy banana and clove aromas. A dark, slightly cloudy beer with a fresh crisp taste. 7.1% ABV 13 IBU
Freaky Deaky ™
Belgian Tripel style ale. Light in color and brewed with a larger amount of American hops than a traditional tripel. 10.0% ABV 45 IBU
Golden Mustache ™
German Dortmunder style lager. Originated in Dortmund Germany, this lager is crisp, clear, and easy drinking. 5.5% ABV 26 IBU
German Alt-Style Ale originally from the Düsseldorf area of Germany. Charity is deep amber in color, with a crisp, but not sweet, malty flavor that finishes dry with a moderate hop bitterness.
In the spirit of the name, OHB will donate 10% of the sales of Charity to a rotating non-profit on a quarterly basis.
5.3% ABV 43 IBU
Smooth but bold, with a just a hint of sweetness. Infused with whole vanilla beans to balance the roasted coffee and chocolate undertones. 6.1% ABV 40 IBU
Imperial Black Saison aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrels for 4 months. Deep and complex aroma of spices and bourbon, this beer has a perfect balance of roasted malts, fruity and spicy characteristics, and oaked bourbon.
9% alcohol is very potent! Wine is 12% but if is only around 4-6 ozs a glass. If you have the 16 oz beer, you can do the math which drink has more overall alcohol in it.
Just tried a Sonoma cider, organic and Absinthe style whatver that means. not great, slight aniseed taste probably although if I blind tasted it I doubt if I would have known.
Any Australians? We don't have much to choose from but little creatures came out with a hoppy red ale. Only seasonal. Good drop.
MIA Neon is the ultimate jam. Most bars here are tapped out of it in one night. Big unfiltered IPA movement going around the US, and I am enjoying it.
For sure, many great IPAs, I like the selection of imperial IPAs that are 8..10%. Community makes a great version here in Dallas.
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Really, AU does not have lots of micro brews like the USA ?
Most of the market share is with macro brews but it is growing fast craft brews - there are some gems but it has a long way to catch up to USA and Canada.
"Micro" brews produce craft beers, ie smaller popup breweries making some unique beers that are usually much higher in ABV.
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