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#1 BSLMichaelWeber

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:41 PM

Kelly and I had Bells Hopslam today for the first time. Pretty damn good!

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:47 PM

I can't get off Sucks recently. I had hopslam last year on tap and I thought it was underwhelming. It's coming to NYC this week so I'm going to give it another go. One thing I'm definitely doing this summer before I head west is taking a trip for some heady topper.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:01 PM

I can't get off Sucks recently.

I had hopslam last year on tap and I thought it was underwhelming. It's coming to NYC this week so I'm going to give it another go.


One thing I'm definitely doing this summer before I head west is taking a trip for some heady topper.


It was no Pliny, but still great IMO.

Yeah, I want to get some Heady Topper too. Do you think you'll be going to the brewery itself or just some place in Vermont that has it?

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:08 PM

I'll try both. Grab as much as I can.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:22 AM

Had a Dale's Pale Ale today.  That had wonderful notes of battery acid that hit you real good right in the back of the throat.   Then I had a Lagunitas Lil Sumpin' Sumpin'.   That tasted like chewing on an orange, no, grapefruit rind.     IPAs are so gross ;)

 

I did have a couple Yards Brawlers, those were very tasty.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

I'm shocked that Weber started this thread!! :wink: :smile:   When I first got out of college I was all about the IPA's, the hoppier the better.  I still drink them on occasion, but no where near my favorite style.

 

Having said that,  I would say that Devils Backbone 8 pt IPA is fantastic!  I'm also a big fan of Founders All Day IPA.  I feel like both of these brews give you that hop smell and taste without overpowering you with it.


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:00 AM

I just picked up some Founders All Day IPA when I was in Richmond this weekend. That's a great session IPA.

 

I, too, was all about the IPAs when I first got into craft beer. I've moved on to some other styles, but after awhile, I just crave that citrusy, hoppy, refreshing taste. 

 

I think Heady Topper is the best IPA i've ever had. Pliny was extremely underwhelming. It was super balanced, but that's not really what I want from my IPA. It wasn't aggressive enough at all.

 

As far as local stuff, Flying Dog's single hop stuff that they pour in their taproom is great. They had a Citra one over the summer that was awesome. And "The Truth" is really damn good too.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:53 PM

It's not a traditional IPA, but I'd highly recommend Boulevard's 80-Acre.  It's got a really weird taste because they essentially combined an IPA with a wheat beer.  I don't like IPAs, I prefer malt flavors over hops, but 80-Acre is one of my favorites right now.  It's got a nice citrus note, but isn't overly hoppy, and the wheat beer notes make it go down smooth.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:35 PM

I'm a huge fan of Cask conditioned IPA's.  You still get that great hop taste, but it's so much smoother.  On a related note Frisco Tap House has Nugget Nectar on Tap and Cask,  I may have to head over there this weekend...



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:40 PM

I'm a huge fan of Cask conditioned IPA's.  You still get that great hop taste, but it's so much smoother.  On a related note Frisco Tap House has Nugget Nectar on Tap and Cask,  I may have to head over there this weekend...

 

75 Min on cask is great.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:42 PM

It's not a traditional IPA, but I'd highly recommend Boulevard's 80-Acre.  It's got a really weird taste because they essentially combined an IPA with a wheat beer.  I don't like IPAs, I prefer malt flavors over hops, but 80-Acre is one of my favorites right now.  It's got a nice citrus note, but isn't overly hoppy, and the wheat beer notes make it go down smooth.

 

Yeah, that's a solid beer. I gave it a 4 out of 5 on Untappd.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

I'm a huge fan of Cask conditioned IPA's.  You still get that great hop taste, but it's so much smoother.  On a related note Frisco Tap House has Nugget Nectar on Tap and Cask,  I may have to head over there this weekend...



A couple of months ago I brewed homebrew a clone of NN that my dad and I put together. Best beer I have made so far. I can throw you recipe if interested.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:53 AM

A couple of months ago I brewed homebrew a clone of NN that my dad and I put together. Best beer I have made so far. I can throw you recipe if interested.

My homebrewing time is little and less, but send me the recipe if you get the chance.  If I don't brew it I can always get a friend of mine to brew a batch.  Thanks!



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:21 AM

Kelly and I had Bells Hopslam today for the first time. Pretty damn good!

Picked up a 6 pack of Hopslam last Friday.  You were only allowed to purchase one six pack, course at the price I paid that's all I was going to get.  With tax that set me back 27 bucks! :shock:



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:09 AM

G'Knight Imperial Red IPA from Oskar Blues is great.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:09 AM

Kelly and I had Bells Hopslam today for the first time. Pretty damn good!

Picked up a 6 pack of Hopslam last Friday.  You were only allowed to purchase one six pack, course at the price I paid that's all I was going to get.  With tax that set me back 27 bucks! :shock:

That's a bit steep. Thoughts?

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:27 AM

That's a bit steep. Thoughts?

That's the first time I've ever had one before.  I may have had a small taste one time, but I don't remember that.  I've only had 1 so far but I was pretty impressed.  I don't know if I was 27 dollars impressed, but it's a solid Double IPA.  Didn't pick up on the honey much at all.  One of the best qualities I was impressed with was how well it hid the alcohol.  If I didn't see the label I never would've thought that it's 10%.   I'll probably be having another one this weekend.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

Having The Younger now.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

Having The Younger now.

Where'd you get it?

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

Having The Younger now.


Where'd you get it?

Good Dog. Didn't have to get here early either to get a ticket.




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