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Old 06-10-2010, 07:00 PM   #2226
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Forgot to brag:

In addition to two of these sweet Surly Darkness goblets I also picked up a Surly imperial pint glass so that I can finally pour myself a whole can all at once.

I've also had a few Hop Stoopids in the last few weeks. I know a few people have reviewed it already (possibly including me? I don't remember) so I won't bother now but I really like it and it always seems like a great deal when $4-5 per 22oz.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:05 PM   #2227
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I've also had a few Hop Stoopids in the last few weeks. I know a few people have reviewed it already (possibly including me? I don't remember) so I won't bother now but I really like it and it always seems like a great deal when $4-5 per 22oz.
Lagunitas is always a very fair deal. Keep an eye out for the Undercover Shutdown Ale too. I actually prefer that to Hop Stoopid.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:58 PM   #2228
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i love Upland Dragonfly, but haven't seen the double. how is it?
Drinking it now. It isnt bad, but I dont know that I'll buy it again. A little over-carbonated, maybe a little too malty for my liking. Its 9.1% and the alcohol isnt hidden all that well, like some other great DIPAs.

That said, at $5.50, the price is certainly right. And the more I drink, the more I like it. All things considered, Id rate it 3.25/5.

I wasnt a big fan of the regular Dragonfly either, so if you like that definitely give this one a shot.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:26 PM   #2229
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Very excited about this mini-haul. Arctic Panzer Wolf is another 3F DIPA, but it had a very limited release. Few stores got any and of those that did, I think most only got 1 case. I was resigned to missing out, but on a random visit to my local store I discovered they had just gotten a case and hadnt even put it on the floor yet.

I also got a single of what will be my first Old Rasputin. I'm trying to branch out a little on what I drink, so I picked up this highly regarded RIS. I drank a Victory Storm King several weeks ago and liked it, so I figured I'd try another RIS.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:54 PM   #2230
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Anyone interested in trading some beer?

I'm looking to get Surly IPA cans.... or 3 Floyd's Dreadnaught or Alpha King.

I've had the 3 Floyd's beers... great stuff... but never the Surly beers. If you want something out here in CA, maybe we can work out a trade?
we get all the three floyds at binnys here in chi. i want some pliny elder/younger. Can you get that?
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:03 PM   #2231
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I'd be up for trading some Cigar City or St. Somewhere or growlers of some fine hefeweizen from the brewpub where I make beer occasionally for some Alpha Kings, which I've been dying to try for a while.

Not directed at anyone in particular.

shux, I'd send stuff you can get in your neighborhood of equal value just to try the stuff finally. I still think there is some good in the world...
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #2232
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Chicago people - what summer brews are you drinking?
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:28 PM   #2233
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Had the following three for the first time last weekend with dinner in this order;

Victory Old Horizontal Barleywine (draft)
Ommegang Hennepin (draft)
Stone Oaked Double Bastard (bottle)

This was my first ever Ommegang of any kind and I definitely look forward to trying more after this one. I don't know if I have ever drank a beer that had such a light mouthfeel yet was extremely flavorful. Timing allowed me to enjoy this with steamed mussels and they really complemented each other.
Bought a liter of Hennepin at the grocery store a little while back and absolutely loved it as well..



Will be buying another L or two soon
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:58 PM   #2234
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Just picked up a sixer of Rouge Mocha Porter. I'll let you know how it is.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:05 PM   #2235
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Bought a liter of Hennepin at the grocery store a little while back and absolutely loved it as well..



Will be buying another L or two soon

I'm a big fan of their three philosophers beer as well. cheers
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:21 PM   #2236
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:31 PM   #2237
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I'm a big fan of their three philosophers beer as well. cheers
Not sure if I've ever seen it, but there is one store in IC that has all kinds of beer from all over the world so they'll have it.. Will be trying it asap

Cheers to you
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:55 PM   #2238
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Not sure if I've ever seen it, but there is one store in IC that has all kinds of beer from all over the world so they'll have it.. Will be trying it asap

Cheers to you

I'm fortunate enough to visit upstate NY a few times a year (a few hours from cooperstown where Ommegang is brewed). When I lived in LV I found it out there, so I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem finding it at a store with a lot of beer options.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:12 AM   #2239
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Bought a liter of Hennepin at the grocery store a little while back and absolutely loved it as well..



Will be buying another L or two soon
I suspect your bottle is 25% smaller than you say, even if it's 25% more flavorful than you expect

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Old 06-17-2010, 01:13 AM   #2240
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Tomorrow, I will be home brewing 5 gallons of beer for the first time. Pics may be forthcoming.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:26 PM   #2241
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Kicked back a 4-pack of DFH 90 minute last night, so consistently amazing.

Have oppertunity to buy a 12oz 120 Minute for $7.99....still tanking.
A bar near me has 120 on draft.

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The 60 minute is more of a "straight up" IPA, and the 90's malt characteristic definitely gives it a unique sweetness that makes it very good IMO.
I agree very much.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:52 PM   #2242
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we get all the three floyds at binnys here in chi. i want some pliny elder/younger. Can you get that?
Pliny takes more work as the distribute to NorCal and SoCal but not CenCal.... sucks! However, when I get to NorCal I pkup a bunch so maybe we can work something out.

Younger- that beer is special release in Feb every year before SF Beer Week... no bottles... only kegs (for the chosen few bars), growlers and on tap... it is a stellar triple IPA.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #2243
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So I've been contemplating buying a set of those Sam Adams glasses from the commercials for a while, was having trouble pulling the trigger on $30+shipping for four glasses.. Went to the beer store today to find some brew I've never tried and they had two packs of the glasses for $10, ship it obv..

Before today I've never been a fan of IPA's whatsoever.. Perhaps I just had some that were too bitter at the time, but due to the talk of the DFH 120 I wanted to try some today.. Picked up a sixer of the DFH 60 IPA and I absolutely love it.. Here's a useless pic since it's probably a beer everyone has had before other than me, but who doesn't like a good beer pic.. notice the perfect pour



sorry if I rambled, I've had a few of these since I've been home

edit: highly recommend these glasses to any beer drinkers, even if you have to shell out the $30 from the website
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:41 PM   #2244
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Anybody try Ommegang's Belgian Pale Ale yet?

I saw an ad for it somewhere and was curious to know how it was.
Being a big Ommegang and Belgian Pale Ale fan, I jumped on this as soon as I saw it hit the shelves.

It has an uncanny resemblance to "my" beer I made earlier this year.

Very light, fairly crisp but theirs has a tiny bit more hop notes than mine.

Overall, I'd say it's closer to Hennepin than Rare Vos (their "other" Belgian Pale Ale)
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:51 PM   #2245
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I brewed beer today!

I'm thinking about getting into brewing, and the friend I know who brews himself is leaving town. This was my last opportunity to learn from him, and I'll likely buy his brewing gear off him for a cutrate price so he doesn't have to move it.

The beer we made was something of a messing-around amalgam. I have no idea if the beer will be any good, but this time was more about learning the process than about making perfect beer. We ended up with some malt extract and a pound of malt consistent with an English pale ale, perle and cascade hops more like an American pale ale, German hefe yeast because my gf likes the flavor of German hefes, and then about a half pound of English brown ale malt thrown in for good measure just because my friend had some extra around. If it comes out something like a malty dunkelweiss, I'll be pretty happy, but we'll see. I'll have pics later.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:19 AM   #2246
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Nice pic! Nice pour!
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:48 AM   #2247
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So I've been contemplating buying a set of those Sam Adams glasses from the commercials for a while, was having trouble pulling the trigger on $30+shipping for four glasses.. Went to the beer store today to find some brew I've never tried and they had two packs of the glasses for $10, ship it obv..

Before today I've never been a fan of IPA's whatsoever.. Perhaps I just had some that were too bitter at the time, but due to the talk of the DFH 120 I wanted to try some today.. Picked up a sixer of the DFH 60 IPA and I absolutely love it.. Here's a useless pic since it's probably a beer everyone has had before other than me, but who doesn't like a good beer pic.. notice the perfect pour



sorry if I rambled, I've had a few of these since I've been home

edit: highly recommend these glasses to any beer drinkers, even if you have to shell out the $30 from the website

Did you drop a little Jack in there when the head went down???
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:55 AM   #2248
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Did you drop a little Jack in there when the head went down???
Maybe next time lol
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:22 AM   #2249
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Had no idea Dogfish was sold in...Iowa City (so everywhere then?)

It's pretty good but for the Philly area it's a good bit more expensive than Yards/Troegs which are just as good or better imo.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:42 PM   #2250
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I've seen it for sale in Iowa City for quite a while, just never got around to buying any.. $9.77 for a 6-pack, good or bad?
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