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03-25-2012, 07:03 AM
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03-25-2012, 09:14 AM
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Have you tried the Green Flash Imperial IPA? Solid but it rates as an easy "holy ****" on my intensity scale. Definitely has to be one of those beers that I'm in the mood for before sitting down to it.
Had it on Wednesday actually. Easily the best beer from them I've tried, exactly what one expects from the Imperial/Double/San Diego IPA category. Definitely a "share a bomber" beer for me, so I'd pretty much concur with your description.

The growler station in town is waiting for some of their kegs to empty out and then have a few interesting new ones to put on. Specifically, New Belgium Cocoa Mole (as the name suggests, a chile ale with mexican chocolate) and Clutch (an American wild ale/sour Belgian), both from the Lips of Faith series and both sounding interesting.

Oh I remembered another beer I got to try yesterday: Sam Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock. Basically Dr. Pepper in beer form, and quite drinkable and enjoyable. Now here's the interesting thing about this one, and anyone here in the Charleston area might want to pay attention to this if they don't already know about it. My friend who brought it got it from a growler station on James Island (right outside of Charleston) with 60 (!) taps...in a Piggly Wiggly. That's right, 60-tap growler station in the freaking Pig (and good stuff too, you can actually find their tap list on Facebook if you search for James Island Piggly Wiggly - Allagash, Great Divide, Grand Teton, etc. all make appearances).

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Some people are so obnoxiously arrogant when it comes to beer.

I like a good ole' Heineken myself.

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I think Racer 5 is my favorite "mainstream" IPA but it's fairly expensive as well, so I don't end up buying it often. It's hard to justify 9.49 for a sixer when I could get a 12 pack of lagunitas IPA for 11.99, even though I prefer Racer 5.
I think the cheapest 6 pack in BC still $9 i hate america and its cheap delicious beer.

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so I went out and tried a couple new (for me at least) beers tonight.

Beer 1: Green Man IPA. The name alone sold me (Always Sunny FTW). Didn't really come across as an IPA to me, though it was still good. If anyone here has tried the Midas Touch from Dogfish Head it was remarkably similar to that to me. Good beer with a bit of a honey taste to it, though not sure it's one I would go for regularly.

Beer 2: Mikkeller 19. Leave it to the ****ing Danes for Europeans to finally get an American style IPA right. It was probably a bit more expensive then I'm usually OK with paying for a beer, but it was one of the better all around IPA's that I've tried, and by far the best European one that was going for the American style.

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anything Dieu du ciel is good

les 3 mousketaires is delicous

innis and gunn is downright amazing

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Just tried James Ready 5.5 the other night at my friends house.


Pretty solid.

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Yuengling (can't get it in CT though), Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Summer, and a landshark here and there

Dab isnt bad (german beer i believe).

Bud light is my choice for your typical every day beer

Keystone was the college choice of beer lol

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Had a couple Belgians last night (one being a Trappist)

Corsendonk Bruin (on tap)


Chimay Blue (bottle)


Both were delicious. I love Belgian beers.

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Had several of these last night, and was pleased. Not my favorite, but being that it's a cheaper option for me, I'll gladly get it again. Not sure if I'd pay what they might charge in other areas that have to bring it in from further distances, though.


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Heading up to Raleigh to catch a Hurricanes game with DaveG and try out some of the local brews and establishments. Hopefully I'll have plenty to report on later.

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What is your favorite beer?
What is your least favorite beer?
What weird flavoured beer have you tried?

Favorite: I love me some MGD or Heineken
Least Favorite: Coors
Flavoured: I had a Chocolate flavoured Stout beer last night; awful!
Young's Double Chocolate Stout? It is F-ing AWESOME! Pretty close to the best dessert there is in the whole world.

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http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/clic...2b4d507b4724df

Now, the link appears to be down at the moment, but my RSS feed says "Beer Madness, Round 3: Defending champ stays strong", which means the mysterious beer champion is likely a great beer that you should try out.

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Had a great time with DaveG at the Canes game and got to try a few great new beers for me that I'll have more comments on later: Foothills People's Porter and Seeing Double DIPA. Bought some interesting bottles on my way out of town too. Dave: I left some stuff for you on the top shelf of your fridge.

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Had a great time with DaveG at the Canes game and got to try a few great new beers for me that I'll have more comments on later: Foothills People's Porter and Seeing Double DIPA. Bought some interesting bottles on my way out of town too. Dave: I left some stuff for you on the top shelf of your fridge.

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Red Hook's IPA is fairly terrible

I recently had Left Coast Brewings Trestles and wasn't a big fan either.

I had some Dogfish Burton Brown which was clutch

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My preferred stout now is Buried Hatchet. More of a coffee stout than chocolate.

www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16759/47026

Breckenridge wheat is my current summer brew.

Shiner Black lager and Sam Adams cherry wheat also frequent guests in my fridge.

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Had a great time with DaveG at the Canes game and got to try a few great new beers for me that I'll have more comments on later: Foothills People's Porter and Seeing Double DIPA. Bought some interesting bottles on my way out of town too. Dave: I left some stuff for you on the top shelf of your fridge.
Gracias good sir, it was a great time even if the game itself was a bust.

The Brooklyn Maple was interesting, and some of those homebrews were really well done.

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04-01-2012, 07:28 PM
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Gracias good sir, it was a great time even if the game itself was a bust.
Indeed, I had a great time and it was nice to visit Raleigh. I definitely have to come more often, it's like Portland without rain or Oregonians. I scored some ridiculous deals at REI on my way out of town too (couldn't pass up a chance to do a bit of shopping).

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The Brooklyn Maple was interesting, and some of those homebrews were really well done.
Agreed, glad to try the Brooklyn Maple. John will be happy to hear you liked his beers. Both of the browns I left and the stout are pretty good; we tested a few the other day to make sure (he didn't want me bringing down any of his beers that were bad lol). After picking up brewing supplies for my friends at American Brewmaster I stopped at Bottle Revolution (on their recommendation for a good local shop) and picked up the following (mix of NC stuff as well as some breweries we don't get in SC and some rarer brews from breweries we do get some stuff from):

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald porter
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA
Founders Dirty Basterd scotch ale (spelling error intentional )
Highland Thunderstruck coffee porter
New Holland Oak Barrel-aged Dragon's Milk stout
Breckenridge 72 imperial chocolate cream stout
Breckenridge vanilla porter
Foothills Hoppyum IPA (bomber)
Ruckus Brewing Hoptimus Prime DIPA (bomber)

and the pick of the day ($11.99 for a bomber)

Olde Hickory Imperial Stout (complete with a snazzy gold wax bottle seal)

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Maybe not the best example of an IPA, but I've been enjoying it lots lately.

EDIT: Oops, already posted about it haha.

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That Hop Head looks like it could be an interesting DIPA. Definitely has the right color and the ABV is around what would be expected. Obviously I'd have to taste it though. When I was in Kelowna last summer I had a couple of beers from Tree Brewing and was pretty pleased with them.

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