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Post by HVM » October 28th, 2015, 12:04 am

Kasparius on Oct 27 2015, 04:59:44 PM wrote:
HVM on Oct 27 2015, 04:35:44 PM wrote:@Kaspar: True (we went to a pub Saturday that is connected to a brewery by pipes... yes, yes, yes!), but where I'm from people expect their beer to be readily available so for your lunch at home cellar beer it is (if you have a cellar that is... sobbing smilie).
The caveat to that rule is that some places don't know how to really serve beer. I've had some of my favorites butchered by certain places.
This is not generally a problem here (we're talking about pilsner-style beer here). Beer is fine, it's food where it can get worse.
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Post by Kasparius » November 4th, 2015, 1:52 am

Having my 800th beer at Tørst! A Speedway Stout by Alesmith. Not as great as the Vietnamese Coffeee Speedway Stout, but still great.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 24th, 2015, 2:17 am

Went a little nuts. Hopefully these are good, and yes, that one canned beer is called Pompous Ass and I had to buy it cause of that.

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Post by brokenface » December 24th, 2015, 3:02 am

They look like beautifully designed bottlesncans (except for the Monty one. Monty,ffs :down: ). Good beers?

I've spent the evening drinking some christmas stout

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 24th, 2015, 3:04 am

It's Monty! I'm sure he makes good beers.
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Post by brokenface » December 24th, 2015, 3:05 am

Drink it then...Trust in monty...

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 24th, 2015, 3:06 am

Just for you it'll be the first one I'll have today after working out. I'm sure it'll go well with the Russian Sherlock Holmes films that I'm forcing myself to go through.
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Post by brokenface » December 24th, 2015, 3:10 am

I expect a comprehensive review and marks out of 100 :folded:

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 24th, 2015, 6:47 am

It's alright. It's smooth which I like (can't stand strong beers). Has a bit too much whale blubber though. It feels like the kind of beer you would drink while gambling in the Australian Outback.
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Post by mightysparks » December 24th, 2015, 7:00 am

When I go to the pub, I generally try something new every time so I get a new 'check' on Untappd, but my favourite one so far is Bulmers, so that's generally my default beer of choice now.
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Post by brokenface » December 24th, 2015, 9:59 am

mightysparks on Dec 24 2015, 12:00:46 AM wrote:When I go to the pub, I generally try something new every time so I get a new 'check' on Untappd, but my favourite one so far is Bulmers, so that's generally my default beer of choice now.
Bulmers here is cider. Nasty stuff. But I am anti all cider

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Post by mightysparks » December 28th, 2015, 2:50 am

brokenface on Dec 24 2015, 02:59:02 AM wrote:
mightysparks on Dec 24 2015, 12:00:46 AM wrote:When I go to the pub, I generally try something new every time so I get a new 'check' on Untappd, but my favourite one so far is Bulmers, so that's generally my default beer of choice now.
Bulmers here is cider. Nasty stuff. But I am anti all cider
Yeah it's cider but I'm just lumping any kind of drink in here because I don't know the difference :P

I drank a bit last night but only one thing was on Untappd which made me sad (James Squire Apple Cider) but it wasn't too bad. I also had Vodka and orange juice which was a bit weird. A couple of my friends did shots but because I was driving and because the first and last time I did a shot I didn't move for an hour out of fear I would throw up, I did not. I had a Canadian Club which I actually really liked, but about 3/4 of the way through it I got some intense trapped gas and was in pain for about 10 minutes. And I had some red wine but it was really gross. When I had red wine for the first time years ago it was a really nice fruity thing but every other red wine I've had since has been like medicine.
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Post by jeff_v » January 1st, 2016, 1:54 am

Beers I tried for the first time in 2015 and rated 4.5 or higher:

5 stars
Alpine Nelson (IPA)

4.75 stars
Alesmith Reforged (Strong Ale)
Cellarmaker I See a Dankness (Double IPA)
Noble Citra Showers (Double IPA)
Trappistes Rochefort 10 (Belgian Quad)

4.5 Stars
Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout (Imperial Stout)
Alesmith Speedway Stout w/ Vietnamese Coffee (Imperial Stout)
Alesmith Yulesmith (Imperial Red Ale)
Alpine Baby Face (Pale Ale)
Alpine HFS (IPA)
Alpine Keene Idea (Double IPA)
Amplified Smokin' Kiwi (Rauchbier)
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin (IPA)
Beachwood Citraholic (Double IPA)
Cellarmaker Double Dobis (Double IPA)
Columbus Creeper (Double IPA)
Deschutes Black Butte XXIV (Double Porter)
Fall 2 AM Bike Ride (Stout)
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee (Belgian Quad)
Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout (Imperial Stout)
Modern Times Booming Rollers (IPA)
Noble Naughty Sauce (Milk Stout)
Pizza Port Thruster (Triple IPA)
Rip Current Double Impact Zone (Double IPA)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Belgian Quad)
Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck (Double IPA)
Trappistes Rochefort 8 (Belgian Strong Ale)
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Post by Kasparius » January 1st, 2016, 2:01 am

Alpine Nelson is phenomenal

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Post by zuma » January 1st, 2016, 2:22 am

Jeff, A while ago you mentioned setting up some trades. I forgot to respond until now.

Lets try one out and see how it goes. I know people who are constantly sending beer packages. I'll get the scoop from them and PM you once I hear how things work.

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Post by jeff_v » January 1st, 2016, 2:35 am

Sweet, let's do it.

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Post by zuma » January 1st, 2016, 2:48 am

My top first time beers of 2015


5/5

Lamoille Bretta - Lost Nation Brewing (Saison)
Okie Matilde - Birra Toccalmatto (Pale Ale - Belgian)


4.5/5

Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales (Stout)
Triple à La Brett - à la Fût (Belgian Tripel)
Triple à La Brett Lambicus - à la Fût (Belgian Tripel)
Harvest Ale (2008) - JW Lees and Co. (Barleywine - English)
Hopsickle - Moylan's Brewery (IPA)
Dog Ate My Homework - Brouwerij West (Saison)
Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales (Saison)
Wood Parade: Manaphin Stout - Green Bench Brewing Co. (Stout)
Viking Gose - The Monarchy (Gose)
Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales (Stout)
Civil Disobedience #14 - Hill Farmstead Brewery (Saison)


4.25/5

Aileen Rose - Stone City Ales (Saison)
L'ours (Ass No.9) - Le Trou du Diable (Sour Ale)
Seven - Upright Brewing Company (Saison)
India Pale Ale Mosaic Citra - The Kernel Brewery (IPA)
XV Reserve 15th Anniversary Ale - Brewery Ommegang (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
Brother Soigné - Grassroots Brewing/Hill Farmstead (Saison)
Farmhouse Houblon (avec Brettanomyces) Batch #1 - Microbrasserie Le Castor (Saison)

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Post by jeff_v » January 1st, 2016, 2:57 am

Only one of those I've had is Bomb!, and it is indeed the bomb.

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Post by Kasparius » January 1st, 2016, 3:16 am

I'll do mine soon

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Post by zuma » January 1st, 2016, 3:21 am

Might as well post this while I am in this thread. ...took these pics of the cellar a few months ago.


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Post by metaller » January 1st, 2016, 3:36 am

The envy!
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Post by jeff_v » January 1st, 2016, 6:18 am

My cellar is empty now that I drank my Enjoy After.

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Post by Gershwin » January 6th, 2016, 12:04 pm

metaller on Dec 31 2015, 08:36:12 PM wrote:The envy!
Say that again. Holy crap. Now that's some collection!
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Post by zuma » January 6th, 2016, 4:48 pm

Gershwin on Jan 6 2016, 05:04:40 AM wrote:
metaller on Dec 31 2015, 08:36:12 PM wrote:The envy!
Say that again. Holy crap. Now that's some collection!
How is your liver doing?
I am not too concerned. When the one I am using now starts to fail, my body will just automatically switch to my backup liver. All is good.

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Post by Kasparius » February 24th, 2016, 4:26 am

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2 ... e-hav.html

The ones I had:

#25-1

#23: Alesmith IPA (3.5/5)
#20: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (4.5/5)
#19: Bengali Sixpoint (3.5/5)
#15: Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale (4/5)
#12: Captain Lawrence's IPA (3/5) (Captain Lawrence must have paid them off)
#11: Elysian Space Dust (4/5)
#10: Cigar City Jai Alai (4/5)
#9: Firestone Union Jack IPA (4.25/5)
#8: Centennial IPA (4/5)
#6: Stone Delicious IPA (4/5)
#3: Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin (4/5)
#2: Maine Beer Company - Lunch (4.5/5)




#50-26

#44: Racer 5 IPA Bear Republic (4/5)
#43: Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA (4/5)
#40: Snake Dog IPA (4/5)
#39: Modus Hoperandi Ska Brewing (4/5)
#36: Crooked Tree IPA Dark Horse Brewing (4/5)
#35: Lagunitas IPA (3.5/5)
#30: SweetWater IPA (2.75/5) (They messed up with that one.)
#29: Dawn of the Red (4/5)
#28: Anti-Hero IPA (4.25/5)

#116-51 (runner ups)

Dogfish Head 60 Minutes IPA (4/5)
Ninkasi Total Domination (4/5)
21st Amendment Brew Free! Or Die IPA (4/5)
Finestkind IPA (4/5)

Westbrook Brewing Co. (3.5/5)
Stereo Stillwater (3.5/5)
Scholarly American IPA (3.5/5)

Stone IPA (3.25/5)

Great Divide Brewing Co. Titan IPA (3/5)
Hoptical Illusion (3/5)
Harpoon IPA (3/5)
Goose Island IPA (3/5)
New Belgium Ranger IPA (3/5)


Avery Brewing IPA (2.75/5)

Sam Adams Rebel IPA (2/5)
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Post by Kasparius » February 24th, 2016, 4:42 am

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2 ... m.html?a=1

Only went through the top 50 to see what I had. I just had the number 1, Lamba Door, (without knowing it) the other day fresh off the Grimm truck. It was damn good.

#43: Avery Brewing Maharaja (4/5)
#37: Lagunitas Hop Stoopid (4/5)
#33: Sweetwater Hop Hash (3/5) (now I’m convinced Sweetwater payed them, both their IPA and DIPA got in, and they are not great)
#29: Stone Brewing Enjoy By (4.5/5)
#26: Knee Deep Simtra (4.5/5)
#24: Devil Dancer (3.5/5) (Way too boozy)
#21: Ninkasi Tricerahops (4/5)
#20: Knee Deep Lupulin River (4/5)
#14: Dogfish Head (4.5/5)
#6: Lagunitas Sucks (4/5)
#5: Firestone Walker Double Jack (4/5)
#4: Grimm Tesseract (4.25/5)
#3: Bear Republic Cafe Racer 15 (4/5)
#1: Lambo Door (4.5/5)

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Post by Kasparius » March 22nd, 2016, 1:47 am

Just had my 1000th unique beer on Untappd. Was Double Barrel Jesus at Tørst. Really good!!!

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Post by allisoncm » March 22nd, 2016, 4:43 am

:cheers:

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » June 24th, 2016, 8:48 pm

This should help with tomorrow

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The first 2 beers on the left are actually the same, but the labels look so nice that I had to get both. And obviously I got my pleb maple porter again
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Post by sebby » June 24th, 2016, 8:59 pm

I love that cans are trendy in microbrewing. So much more satisfying to drink from a can than a bottle.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » June 25th, 2016, 7:42 am

sebby on Jun 24 2016, 02:59:17 PM wrote:I love that cans are trendy in microbrewing. So much more satisfying to drink from a can than a bottle.
Not for me.. I find it tastes much better out of a bottle.. (Or better yet, from draft.)
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » June 26th, 2016, 12:23 am

Having the 4th one from the left now. I think it's good? I don't even know... it has a very strange taste to it where in one hand I'm going like this is way too bitter but am enjoying it at the same time. I'm probably not in the right state of mind atm for this either.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » June 30th, 2016, 3:34 pm

joined untappd 3½ weeks ago and drank 106 different drinks since then (probably five times more than before in life ever) - no wonder ran out of money :p

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Post by weirdboy » June 30th, 2016, 3:55 pm

I have a beer judging exam coming up in a few months so I've been reviewing some styles from the new BJCP guidelines that I haven't spent too much time judging over the last few years, like most of categories 1-5. In fact what used to be a single style in 2008 guidelines, "Czech Pilsner" is now expanded to a category "Czech Lager" and most examples of those aside from a few "Premium Pale Lager" are very difficult to find in California.

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Post by zuma » June 30th, 2016, 5:14 pm

nimimerkillinen on Jun 30 2016, 09:34:52 AM wrote:joined untappd 3½ weeks ago and drank 106 different drinks since then (probably five times more than before in life ever) - no wonder ran out of money :p

https://untappd.com/user/nimimerkillinen/beers
Ill add you. Always good to see what people in other parts of the world are drinking.

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Post by allisoncm » June 30th, 2016, 5:14 pm

nimimerkillinen on Jun 30 2016, 09:34:52 AM wrote:joined untappd 3½ weeks ago and drank 106 different drinks since then (probably five times more than before in life ever) - no wonder ran out of money :p

https://untappd.com/user/nimimerkillinen/beers
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Post by zuma » June 30th, 2016, 5:17 pm

weirdboy on Jun 30 2016, 09:55:06 AM wrote:I have a beer judging exam coming up in a few months so I've been reviewing some styles from the new BJCP guidelines that I haven't spent too much time judging over the last few years, like most of categories 1-5. In fact what used to be a single style in 2008 guidelines, "Czech Pilsner" is now expanded to a category "Czech Lager" and most examples of those aside from a few "Premium Pale Lager" are very difficult to find in California.
I agree. I found the same thing last year when trying to judge in a homebrew competition.

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Post by Kasparius » June 30th, 2016, 7:42 pm

zuma on Jun 30 2016, 11:14:30 AM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Jun 30 2016, 09:34:52 AM wrote:joined untappd 3½ weeks ago and drank 106 different drinks since then (probably five times more than before in life ever) - no wonder ran out of money :p

https://untappd.com/user/nimimerkillinen/beers
Ill add you. Always good to see what people in other parts of the world are drinking.
What's your username, nimischnickelfritz isn't working.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » September 1st, 2016, 7:35 am

Finally trying the Winter Ale from The Great Lakes Brewery. A 750mL bottle is overkill but I am liking this. Even if it's a stronger beer (6.1%) and my body usually kicks in with the "don't get drunk again please" reaction, I don't have it in this case.

It tastes quite sweet and it's smooth. I don't notice the alcohol. Maybe that's why it's 750mL. You won't notice it and then being a huge lightweight like myself you'll get drunk.

EDIT: Yea... 750mL is too much
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