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Old 06-05-2011, 03:30 PM   #61
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I've never tried anything from Stone that I've really loved. Don't quite get the hype. None of it is bad but not worth the price for me.


I agree, but their Sublimely Self Righteous Ale is an amazing Black IPA.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:41 PM   #62
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I just bought 21st amendment Back in Black on a whim, the first "black IPA" I've tried. I get the sense that there is a lot of variation between beers in this category though. I thought the beer was interesting but I can't say I loved it. I guess I found the taste to be confusing in a way.

As for the tasting thing, I think it's an issue of commitment. For a while, I will be tasting beers really intently and trying to learn about it. Then I will feel like it's stupid to think so hard about it, and spend a few months just drinking beer and enjoying it, but not putting any particular thought into identifying flavors.

Same way with music really. I alternate between phases of being analytical and just listening.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:43 PM   #63
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As for me identifying particular flavors and tastes in beer, it really just comes from experience(from both food and beer) and being able to "put your finger on" certain tastes that you can pick out. A lot of it is memory, so just expand your palate when it comes to food and you will have more reference points.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:47 PM   #64
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I agree, but their Sublimely Self Righteous Ale is an amazing Black IPA.
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I just bought 21st amendment Back in Black on a whim, the first "black IPA" I've tried. I get the sense that there is a lot of variation between beers in this category though. I thought the beer was interesting but I can't say I loved it. I guess I found the taste to be confusing in a way.

As for the tasting thing, I think it's an issue of commitment. For a while, I will be tasting beers really intently and trying to learn about it. Then I will feel like it's stupid to think so hard about it, and spend a few months just drinking beer and enjoying it, but not putting any particular thought into identifying flavors.

Same way with music really. I alternate between phases of being analytical and just listening.
Back in Black was my first Black IPA, and it is better on tap, but my favorite black IPAs are:

Grand Teton's Trouthop Black IPA
Stone's Sublimely Self Righteous
Victory's Yakima Glory
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:23 AM   #65
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Great summertime- chillin in the park- lazy days beer.

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Old 06-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #66
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^Yeah this stuff goes down very easy. We drank that shit all the time in Italy. There aren't many alternatives though, most Italian beers taste just like crap.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #67
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If any of you are feeling a little adventurous, try these beer out. It is amazing:

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Old 06-07-2011, 01:18 AM   #69
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Had this today:


I was disappointed as I expected more flavor though this was my first sour ale, so really I didn't know what to expect... Any recommendations besides Dihos Dactylion?
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:00 AM   #70
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hey you guys...

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apparently it's only available late october and through november... so get to it!
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:46 AM   #71
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That's the stuff!
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:00 AM   #72
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IPAs have me fucked up. I can't drink beer unless it's super hoppy now. I get all bummed if its not super bitter.

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:05 AM   #73
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IPAs have me fucked up. I can't drink beer unless it's super hoppy now. I get all bummed of its not super bitter.
Yeah, I used to be the same way. Belgian Quad is only style I really like as much as IPAs/DIPAs. A good Saison is killer too though. I'm a sucker for that Belgian yeast taste.

La Trappe's Quad is DIVINE. As is Coming Home Quad by Grand Teton Brewing Company
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basically this.

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Old 10-24-2011, 03:22 PM   #75
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Yes. But I NEED try Westvleteran 12.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:33 PM   #76
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:57 PM   #77
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IPAs have me fucked up. I can't drink beer unless it's super hoppy now. I get all bummed if its not super bitter.
I'm the opposite if anything. I used to really like them, and now I find the super hoppy ones really unbalanced.

Just picked this up
Really like it so far.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:28 AM   #78
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I'm the opposite if anything. I used to really like them, and now I find the super hoppy ones really unbalanced.

Just picked this up
Really like it so far.
Since you're from pa and you go to stanford have you been to rose and crown? The only place around here I could find Pliny. Place is pretty sweet.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:36 AM   #79
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loving pumpkin ales right now. need to find more besides Shipyard and a local brews.
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Jämtlands Pilgrim

A perfect aromatic and malty bitter ale after a sauna bath in the wilderness.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:39 PM   #81
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Since you're from pa and you go to stanford have you been to rose and crown? The only place around here I could find Pliny. Place is pretty sweet.
Yeah I love that place, I always end up spending way too much money when I go there haha.
I actually found bottles of pliny at the mollie stone's on california ave a few times. I was surprised.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:29 AM   #82
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Couple of bars in town have 3 dollar draft night so I go every week, had these great beers yesterday:






been diggin this lately, bar down the street has had it on tap for the past month



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And lastly, the closest thing that I've had that tastes like Pliny the Elder
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Yeah I love that place, I always end up spending way too much money when I go there haha.
I actually found bottles of pliny at the mollie stone's on california ave a few times. I was surprised.
Haha. We found out that the whole foods off university gets it the first Tuesday of every month. We're gonna stock up! If you're a fan you can definitely hit it up. They have a 6 bottle limit per person though.

Also. On the subject of Rose and Crown. Did you see the Sam Adams Utopias? It's 300 bucks for the bottle and it's like 25% sounds fucking insane.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:17 PM   #84
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That's the stuff!
Had some of that on Tap here a couple of days ago along with the Punk IPA. Both really good. I want to try their whiskey barrel aged stout too but the place I went to only had those two IPA's and the Amber Ale.
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Haha. We found out that the whole foods off university gets it the first Tuesday of every month. We're gonna stock up! If you're a fan you can definitely hit it up. They have a 6 bottle limit per person though.

Also. On the subject of Rose and Crown. Did you see the Sam Adams Utopias? It's 300 bucks for the bottle and it's like 25% sounds fucking insane.
I don't drink pliny unless its less than 2-3 weeks old, the hops start to die after about 3-4 weeks. Drink it as fresh as possible, says it right on the label:


Also, you're in NorCal, you shouldn't have any trouble finding pliny, they even have a store locator on Russian River's site: http://www.russianriverbrewing.com/p...nts/index.html
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Had some of that on Tap here a couple of days ago along with the Punk IPA. Both really good. I want to try their whiskey barrel aged stout too but the place I went to only had those two IPA's and the Amber Ale.


One of my classmates had a bottle of this and let me have some. It was stupendous! Too bad it isn't sold here in Sweden and costs a lesser fortune to get a couple of bottles shipped here unless you'd ship together with some friends.
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I have a beer here that I'm saving for the weekend which the label says is a "Belgian Black Barleywine". From Tuatara brewing, a local craft brewery for me. Never tried anything in the Barleywine style before. Really need to get a snifter glass to drink it from haha
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Also, you're in NorCal, you shouldn't have any trouble finding pliny, they even have a store locator on Russian River's site: http://www.russianriverbrewing.com/p...nts/index.html
bitch, you think just cause I'm from norcal pliny just grows on trees?! if you can find it anywhere it sells out immediately. i want pliny the younger really bad.
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bitch, you think just cause I'm from norcal pliny just grows on trees?! if you can find it anywhere it sells out immediately. i want pliny the younger really bad.
I can find it in about 5 stores within a 1 mile radius, and that's not an exaggeration. Try walking into random liquor stores more often, you might be surprised at what they carry. Also, you're a faggot if you don't go and try pliny the younger. Post pics when you do in February.
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loving pumpkin ales right now. need to find more besides Shipyard and a local brews.
I just had Jolly Pumpkin's pumpkin ale, it doesn't taste like pumpkin at all but it was good sour ale so I'd recommend it for that.
Delicious Pumpkin Ales:

Southern Tier - Pumpking
Michigan Brew - Screaming Pumpkin (my favorite)
Heavy Seas - Great(er) Pumpkin
Shipyard - Smashed Pumpkin (if you haven't had it, I was told it's limited)
Post Road - Pumpkin ale
Flying Dog - Imperial Pumpkin Ale (I didn't like it, but everyone else seems to)

There's some others that I've had this past month but I can't remember their names. Went to go pick up a new pumpkin beer last night and the liquor store had Mad Elf and Bernardus Christmas Ale, I left with no pumpkin.
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