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post #1756 of 1946

Just tried it... 

 

The Rogue Bacon Maple is by far the most disgusting thing to be called "beer."  I would take a Bud Light over this garbage ANY day.  The nose was pleasant enough, a rather thick maple syrup smell.  You hit the taste dead on though - PURE carbonated liquid smoke. 

 

Usually when I dislike a beer, I figure the experience was worth it.  In this case, I am very close to phoning Rogue to get my money back
 

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Originally Posted by daigo View Post


Ugh, good luck with that beer.  I really did not enjoy it when I bought one out of curiosity despite reading all the negative impressions prior.  Just a giant smoke bomb of a beer for me.  

 



 

post #1757 of 1946

Ha ha!  I mean really, how could it possibly be good?

post #1758 of 1946
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Originally Posted by warubozu View Post

Haven't had the opportunity try any good beers from Oz but will gladly take a bottle of your Bundy any day. smile.gif



Really? I consider Bundy to be a poor quality rum. Hmm....it's not like I'm a rum person anyways.

post #1759 of 1946

Just stumbled upon this thread. I am quite the fine beer drinker myself. I continue to ask myself why all of my favorite hobbies are so expensive. Here is the beer list at my local bar THIS WEEK, and yes, that is a 2009 Abyss on tap! They also have whats called "Christmas in July", where every year they bring out all of the quality winter brews from years past and put them on tap in July, its glorious.

 

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post #1760 of 1946
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Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post



Really? I consider Bundy to be a poor quality rum. Hmm....it's not like I'm a rum person anyways.



I like it for what it's worth, surely there are better distilled rum from oz out there but I can't easily obtain them.

 

post #1761 of 1946

I'm drinking a Dogfish Head Red and White and am rather impressed on how balanced this hybrid Belgian beer is. The wine qualities of this beer don't distract from the style, rather they accent them pretty well. The sip starts off with a malty candied sugar sweetness which quickly yields to a pepper, oak, and pinot noir middle, and finishes semi-dry with cloves, banana, and a wine-like dryness. The pepper and pinot noir stay on the tongue a bit after the sip.

Also, am I the only one who gets banana from Belgian yeasts? Every time I drink a beer that uses Belgian yeasts it reminds me of cloves and bananas.

post #1762 of 1946
Can't believe I never actually posted in this thread.

Some recent favorites:

Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge
Ichtegems Grand Cru
Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
Lost Abbey Deliverance

Along with the usuals like Trappistes Rochefort 10, Allagash Curieaux & Odyssey, La Trappe Quad, etc...

I've always been into Belgians but the sour bug bit about a month ago, and bit hard. Now I can't get enough. Also am enjoying ales brewed with brettanomyces, like the Reinaert above. Introducing Brett, if done right, just adds so much complexity. Of course as with anything it's pretty easy to ruin a beer that way, too.

Edit: speaking of locals - my local just put in 160 craft beer taps. Of course, only 104-105 are active at any given time. Shucks... Also, the kitchen is all made from fresh using only local ingredients.
Edited by catscratch - 4/25/12 at 7:48pm
post #1763 of 1946

 

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Originally Posted by keanex View Post

I'm drinking a Dogfish Head Red and White and am rather impressed on how balanced this hybrid Belgian beer is. The wine qualities of this beer don't distract from the style, rather they accent them pretty well. The sip starts off with a malty candied sugar sweetness which quickly yields to a pepper, oak, and pinot noir middle, and finishes semi-dry with cloves, banana, and a wine-like dryness. The pepper and pinot noir stay on the tongue a bit after the sip.

Also, am I the only one who gets banana from Belgian yeasts? Every time I drink a beer that uses Belgian yeasts it reminds me of cloves and bananas.

 

I've heard the Dogfish Red and White is hard to get hold of.  I may need to go looking, as it sounds fantastic.  That being said, I begin my venture into homebrewing this weekend.  Wish me luck!

post #1764 of 1946
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Off topic: Those little Losi trucks are fun!  I've got about 13 RCs.  ph34r.gif

 

They sure are great fun! .. until they break down .. well mainly I broke it confused_face%281%29.gif.  I really wish I waited a week before I got my micro SCT, when they announced the brushless SCT .

post #1765 of 1946
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I've heard the Dogfish Red and White is hard to get hold of.  I may need to go looking, as it sounds fantastic.  That being said, I begin my venture into homebrewing this weekend.  Wish me luck!

 

It's not hard to find if they distribute their big bottles to your area, it's just a limited yearly beer. When it's brewed it's found everywhere and hardly moves off the shelves.

 

Also here's a copy/paste from another site about Hoptimum:

 

Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum is the best easily available IIPA in the world, there I said it. Hell I put it above any other IIPA I've ever had except maybe Double Jack or Maharaja. This is a seriously good beer, lots of tropical flavors in the aroma and flavor and while it's hoppy as heck it's balanced well. At $8.99 a 4 pack you'd be an idiot to not try it,  screw Hopslam and Pliney, seriously. I'll take a case of this and drink it well before the month is over.

post #1766 of 1946
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Originally Posted by keanex View Post

 

It's not hard to find if they distribute their big bottles to your area, it's just a limited yearly beer. When it's brewed it's found everywhere and hardly moves off the shelves.

 

Also here's a copy/paste from another site about Hoptimum:

 

Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum is the best easily available IIPA in the world, there I said it. Hell I put it above any other IIPA I've ever had except maybe Double Jack or Maharaja. This is a seriously good beer, lots of tropical flavors in the aroma and flavor and while it's hoppy as heck it's balanced well. At $8.99 a 4 pack you'd be an idiot to not try it,  screw Hopslam and Pliney, seriously. I'll take a case of this and drink it well before the month is over.

 

Hoptimum is good. I don't know if i'd put it in the same category as Hopslam or either Pliney. It's great, but its not as smooth or refreshing. The alcohol just isn't as well hidden is likely the major culprit. I think it might compete with Founder's Double Trouble well as that is also easy to find around the east coast to midwest. It definitely is my fave Sierra Nevada brew. Maharaja is also a great one.


Edited by manaox2 - 5/21/12 at 10:02am
post #1767 of 1946
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Originally Posted by manaox2 View Post

 

Hoptimum is good. I don't know if i'd put it in the same category as Hopslam or either Pliney. It's great, but its not as smooth or refreshing. The alcohol just isn't as well hidden is likely the major culprit. I think it might compete with Founder's Double Trouble well as that is also easy to find around the east coast to midwest. It definitely is my fave Sierra Nevada brew. Maharaja is also a great one.

 

Yeah, Hoptimum does a poor job of masking its higher ABV.  The Double Trouble and Maharaja are both very good though.  

post #1768 of 1946

 Did some beer shopping, from top left to bottom right:

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Hebrew Funky JewbelationPort Brewing Hop 15Anchorage The Tide and Its TakersPort Anniversary AleLeft Hand Smoke JumperDogfish Head UrkontinentGoose Island Pere JacquesGoose Island Pepe Nero, and the 12 pack is the Sam Adams IPA Hoptology.

First good beer haul I'm had in a while!


Edited by keanex - 5/21/12 at 11:11am
post #1769 of 1946
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  and the 12 pack is the Sam Adams IPA Hoptology.

Huh, didn't see this at the grocery store today. Google time.

 

 

The Boston Beer Co. has a new mix pack for hopheads.

Samuel Adams IPA Hop-ology Variety 12-Pack, a celebration of hops, contains two 12-ounce bottles each of the following six beers: Latitude 48 IPA (an India pale ale), Third Voyage (a double IPA), Dark Depths (a Baltic IPA), Tasman Red (a red IPA), Whitewater IPA (a hybrid of an IPA and a wibier), and a brand-new beer called Grumpy Monk, a Belgian IPA. The 12-pack will retail for about $16 and is already showing up in stores.

 

 

post #1770 of 1946

Just visited San Antonio last week and was able to try a few Texas craft beers.  Enjoyed the Live Oak Hefeweizen that is so highly rated.  I don't know if I can call it a hefeweizen as the yeast's influence on the flavor isn't as much as I would expect contributing a lighter spice note and not much fruity ester flavor.  It leans toward a cleaner and bright flavor, with plenty of lemon zest, light herbal hopping, and plenty of wheat flavor.  Very refreshing and enjoyable on a warm day.  

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