Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

joe sch

Legend
Try Big Bad Baptista with a good carrot cake.
Sounds like a winning combo :) I had some carrot cake last night, wish I had some BBB !
I did have a beer that was a nice compromise for your suggestion, check it out, good stuff
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Kevin T

Hall of Fame
Bringing this thread to 2018!! :)

I was in Orlando for work and pleasure for a brief few days last week and finally got to try Cigar City Jai Alai. Fantastic IPA! Also tried Sweet Water and Terrapin but Jai Alai blew them both away. Nicely balanced and easy drinking for a 7+% IPA. Drank far too many my few days in the big O.

On a side note, hot as 40 hells in central Florida. Don't know how Mikeler and StringerTom survive. :) This Californian by way of VA has been spoiled by the awesome Pac Coast climate and complete lack of humidity. Every day was 92+ with humidity in the 90's...yuck!! :)
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Bringing this thread to 2018!! :)

I was in Orlando for work and pleasure for a brief few days last week and finally got to try Cigar City Jai Alai. Fantastic IPA! Also tried Sweet Water and Terrapin but Jai Alai blew them both away. Nicely balanced and easy drinking for a 7+% IPA. Drank far too many my few days in the big O.

On a side note, hot as 40 hells in central Florida. Don't know how Mikeler and StringerTom survive. :) This Californian by way of VA has been spoiled by the awesome Pac Coast climate and complete lack of humidity. Every day was 92+ with humidity in the 90's...yuck!! :)
Shirley Jackie Brown is the cure for what Ales Anyone,
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mikeler

Moderator
Bringing this thread to 2018!! :)

I was in Orlando for work and pleasure for a brief few days last week and finally got to try Cigar City Jai Alai. Fantastic IPA! Also tried Sweet Water and Terrapin but Jai Alai blew them both away. Nicely balanced and easy drinking for a 7+% IPA. Drank far too many my few days in the big O.

On a side note, hot as 40 hells in central Florida. Don't know how Mikeler and StringerTom survive. :) This Californian by way of VA has been spoiled by the awesome Pac Coast climate and complete lack of humidity. Every day was 92+ with humidity in the 90's...yuck!! :)

Jai Alai is in my top 5 all time favorites for IPAs. Last week was the hottest one of the entire summer. Before that, it was very cloudy and rainy so the heat wasn't too bad but you cannot beat the Cali climate. Thank goodness I'm over in Germany escaping the heat now! Next time you come down, let us know.
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
Ive drank so much jai alai that i barely get it anymore. My favorite for the past few years has been MIA Neon, but they are making collaborations that are far better. Just about impossible to get though.

West coast ipa. If you are in San fran try and track down an unfiltered called Taste The Colors.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Jai Alai is in my top 5 all time favorites for IPAs. Last week was the hottest one of the entire summer. Before that, it was very cloudy and rainy so the heat wasn't too bad but you cannot beat the Cali climate. Thank goodness I'm over in Germany escaping the heat now! Next time you come down, let us know.
Still living the IPA-Free Life?
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Kevin T

Hall of Fame
Jai Alai is in my top 5 all time favorites for IPAs. Last week was the hottest one of the entire summer. Before that, it was very cloudy and rainy so the heat wasn't too bad but you cannot beat the Cali climate. Thank goodness I'm over in Germany escaping the heat now! Next time you come down, let us know.

I would have loved to meet up with you guys and actually thought about messaging. But I knew I would be stuck in conferences all day and only have a few hours with the wife...first trip away from all 4 kids, so sorry guys. :)

You always did tout Jai Alai as a great IPA and it really is.

Rained every day while there and super humid. I lived in SC for years but I guess my body forgot how humid it gets down South.
 

Kevin T

Hall of Fame
Ive drank so much jai alai that i barely get it anymore. My favorite for the past few years has been MIA Neon, but they are making collaborations that are far better. Just about impossible to get though.

West coast ipa. If you are in San fran try and track down an unfiltered called Taste The Colors.

I've had Smell the Colors by Cellarmaker...is that the one you're thinking of?

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/32931/145361/

This brewery has been killing it in NorCal the last couple of years:

https://www.moonrakerbrewing.com/

New England Style IPA was all the rage last year and doesn't seem to be stopping.

I was primarily in the Kissimmee area but didn't see a ton of breweries. My small town in NorCal has 40+. The growth over the last 10 years has been insane.

We did a layover in San Diego on the way home to visit old friends and the small brewery growth there is also crazy. We lived in Ocean Beach/Point Loma for years (still have a house there) and when we moved to NorCal in 2007, there were zero breweries in Ocean Beach. Now there are 6 in tiny Ocean Beach...Mike Hess, OB Brewery, Belching Beaver, Culture, Helm's and PIzza Port.

Like someone mentioned on this forum a few years ago, it really is the golden age of beer.
 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
I was given a can of jai Alai recently, somehow expected more of a Mexican location for the brewery so tampa threw me a bit.

Righteous brew though.

You guys ever tried or heard of Brew Dog? Scottish and taking over the world! Now in usa usa usa but only in Columbus, OH I think so far.

Here is the web page. https://www.brewdog.com/usa/
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
I've had Smell the Colors by Cellarmaker...is that the one you're thinking of?

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/32931/145361/

This brewery has been killing it in NorCal the last couple of years:

https://www.moonrakerbrewing.com/

New England Style IPA was all the rage last year and doesn't seem to be stopping.

I was primarily in the Kissimmee area but didn't see a ton of breweries. My small town in NorCal has 40+. The growth over the last 10 years has been insane.

We did a layover in San Diego on the way home to visit old friends and the small brewery growth there is also crazy. We lived in Ocean Beach/Point Loma for years (still have a house there) and when we moved to NorCal in 2007, there were zero breweries in Ocean Beach. Now there are 6 in tiny Ocean Beach...Mike Hess, OB Brewery, Belching Beaver, Culture, Helm's and PIzza Port.

Like someone mentioned on this forum a few years ago, it really is the golden age of beer.

Yes that is it! I went there and had it. It was amazing.
 

Kevin T

Hall of Fame
I was given a can of jai Alai recently, somehow expected more of a Mexican location for the brewery so tampa threw me a bit.

Righteous brew though.

You guys ever tried or heard of Brew Dog? Scottish and taking over the world! Now in usa usa usa but only in Columbus, OH I think so far.

Here is the web page. https://www.brewdog.com/usa/

My local grocer carried their IPA for a few months last year, then it disappeared. Haven't seen it anywhere in NorCal since.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Sounds like torture. :)

I can drink wine still but I've talked to a few other members at my club with the same gout conditions and they have all informed me that the day will come where I just can't handle any adult beverages. Until then, I'll continue to enjoy responsibly.
 

bad_call

Legend
I can drink wine still but I've talked to a few other members at my club with the same gout conditions and they have all informed me that the day will come where I just can't handle any adult beverages. Until then, I'll continue to enjoy responsibly.

so sad. think you should do a dna test to find out what's your ancestry composition. that said I have an Irish neighbor who doesn't drink beer/alcohol. :eek:
 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
Keep the recommendations coming, I forgot how much I like this thread. Feeling in a hoppy IPA mood these days.
 

jhick

Hall of Fame
Near Traverse City. Did you visit North Peak Brewery?
Nope. I was in St. Louis the week before and while driving up 94 along Lake Michigan I visited The Livery, where I got to try this, which has been on my bucket list for a long time.
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Then stayed a night in Holland and visited Big Lake brewpub which was pretty cool with good food, beers, and ciders. I also visited Lake Charlevoix brewing when we spent a day in Charlevoix.
 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
DryHop Brewery in Chicago has a Saison called Uncool Niece. The blurb says "the aura smiles and never frowns." I somehow have to sample.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Bluewater Girll in Santat Barbara has their own exclusive brews that I tried when there. The High Spot 14-Mile Pale Ale was excellent and worth a try if there.
 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
Working on one of my fav IPA's. Local brew, Aviator Hogwild. Recommend if it ever appears near you.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
This has been my latest obsession. Craft brewery making hard sparkling water. Tastes like LaCroix that gets you buzzed. Awesome.
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Chadalina

Guest
Blue Point is bogo this week at publix, got "Hoptical Illusion" (great name) and Blueberry ale. They were sold out of the other one.

Hoptical is very strong at 7%, tastes like sam adams orig with grapefruit.

Just popped open a blueberry and its not bad, very bitter but you want to take another sip. Very dry. After a few sips you can barely taste the blueberry, little overwhelming at first.

Both are great buys at $5 per 6pack (after bogo), but the blueberry is really tasting good.
 

joe sch

Legend
Went to my favorite local micro brew last weekend and got a very special release.
https://lakewoodbrewing.com/special-releases/
LION'S SHARE VI: ANNIVERSARY ALE
ABV: 12.5%
IBU: 65
AVAILABILITY: Draft, 22 oz. bottle
SERVE: Tulip at 50˚-55˚
This year’s anniversary offering is one of our most unique brews yet. Instead of barrel-aging one beer, we kept a small reserve of our three most recent Legendary Series ales in their barrels—a barleywine, a wheat wine, and a rye wine inspired by the Three Fates of Greek mythology. With their extra time to mature, these brews mellowed in their barrels, taking on the complex flavors of the wood while their own notes ripened. Our brewers then carefully blended the three beers together to highlight each one’s best properties. And to make a great thing even better, they added a small amount of our popular Bourbon Barrel Temptress to the final blend. The result is a beautifully cohesive beer with rich harmonious flavors including toffee, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and candied fruit. We like to think of it as a twist of fate, but you’ll think of it as one of our most innovative anniversary beers to date.

  • TASTING NOTES:
  • Ripe fruit
  • Barrel, bourbon
  • Toffee and Caramel
  • Full-bodied finish
PAIRS WELL WITH: Charcuterie, Beef wellington, Aged Bleu Cheese, Apple Pie a la Mode
 

Kevin T

Hall of Fame
Walked into my local grocer over the weekend and saw this beauty staring back at me!!!

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So happy!! One of my fave east coast brews (thanks Mikeler!!) now in NorCal...finally!! I had it on draft in San Diego last month and wondered how they got it. I must have drank a case during a quick stop in FL last year. [emoji3] I will say the can version tastes different, a little more “yeasty” than I remember. I’ve noticed that in the past when beers from one coast are shipped to the other. Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers.


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jhick

Hall of Fame
Walked into my local grocer over the weekend and saw this beauty staring back at me!!!

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So happy!! One of my fave east coast brews (thanks Mikeler!!) now in NorCal...finally!! I had it on draft in San Diego last month and wondered how they got it. I must have drank a case during a quick stop in FL last year. [emoji3] I will say the can version tastes different, a little more “yeasty” than I remember. I’ve noticed that in the past when beers from one coast are shipped to the other. Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers.


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I've never been a huge fan of regular Jai Alai, but the cedar aged Jai Alai is more unique and tasty.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Heading up to Asheville, NC in a week. The beer scene looks pretty intense there. I'm ready to sample some IPAs next week. I know a few of you are familiar with the City so let's hear recommendations on the best beers and I'd like to know which breweries have the best food too. Thanks everyone in advance.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Heading up to Asheville, NC in a week. The beer scene looks pretty intense there. I'm ready to sample some IPAs next week. I know a few of you are familiar with the City so let's hear recommendations on the best beers and I'd like to know which breweries have the best food too. Thanks everyone in advance.
How's those toes? Just left Gatlinburg, Tn.
 
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