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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby jblyth » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:47 pm

djkest wrote:
Dakota007 wrote:Though I like almost all beers, I do agree with this article over the craft craziness with hops.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/2013/05/hoppy_beer_is_awful_or_at_least_its_bitterness_is_ruining_craft_beer_s_reputation.html


Good article! No doubt hop-heads will disagree with the premise. I'm waiting for someone to come out with a beer called "buckets of hops" or "hops overload" much to my disgust.


This is just crazy talk....the hoppier the better.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby TallGrass » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:26 pm

jblyth wrote:This is just crazy talk....the hoppier the better.
Why don't you just eat hops then? If all you know about brewing is hops, then you're like the guy at the gym who works his biceps and pecs but nothing else.

I try a lot of beers as do many of my friends, but some are now hop-heads who it seems are a-l-w-a-y-s ordering an IPA every time we're out. Really, they all start tasting the same to me. Funny thing is most of hop-heads smoke too (tobacco) so they don't notice that smell either. One they like is Palate Wrecker which names says something about the mentality, regardless of how it tastes.

I like a decent IPA, but also APA, stout, porter, wheat (hell, I'm a KS guy), ale, lager, etc. There are more ways to give flavor to beer than just hops (good example: Terra Incognita).

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby jblyth » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:40 pm

TallGrass wrote:
jblyth wrote:This is just crazy talk....the hoppier the better.
Why don't you just eat hops then? If all you know about brewing is hops, then you're like the guy at the gym who works his biceps and pecs but nothing else.

I try a lot of beers as do many of my friends, but some are now hop-heads who it seems are a-l-w-a-y-s ordering an IPA every time we're out. Really, they all start tasting the same to me. Funny thing is most of hop-heads smoke too (tobacco) so they don't notice that smell either. One they like is Palate Wrecker which names says something about the mentality, regardless of how it tastes.

I like a decent IPA, but also APA, stout, porter, wheat (hell, I'm a KS guy), ale, lager, etc. There are more ways to give flavor to beer than just hops (good example: url=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-sierra-nevada-terra-incognita/176318/]Terra Incognita[/url]).


Maybe I will Mr. Grass, great idea. I'll just grab a huge bowl of hops with my massive biceps and gigantic pecs (and skinny legs since I don't do leg day) and then chain smoke with my horrible taste buds.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby DArcyS » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Pepsi. I never grew up.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby HikerGuy » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:48 pm

My favorite was Upslope IPA, definitely prefer the British-style IPA to American-style, enjoy maltiness along with my dose of hops. But due to allergies, I had to give up man's greatest invention. Sure do miss a tasty beverage after a long hike.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby bergsteigen » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:52 pm

AndYouSeeMe wrote:Have a buddy coming into town for the Phish shows who was recently forced to go Gluten Free. Anyone know of a good GF Pale Ale I can have waiting for him? I have had a GF lager that left something to be desired and am hoping there is something good around town that he will enjoy.

Thanks!


New Planet has a few good ones. And it looks like some new ones for me to try as well. (http://www.newplanetbeer.com/?ao_confirm)

I also like Green's (http://www.merchantduvin.com/brew-greens-gluten-free.php) and Tweason'ale (http://www.dogfish.com/tweasonale)
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby kansas » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:34 pm

jblyth wrote:
Maybe I will Mr. Grass, great idea. I'll just grab a huge bowl of hops with my massive biceps and gigantic pecs (and skinny legs since I don't do leg day) and then chain smoke with my horrible taste buds.


Come on over, I may have an extra bowl and spoon.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Cherokee91red » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:27 pm

How could you choose really? Depending on. how I'm feeling could be anything, hops are great but to much ruins the flavor I think. Here are my go-tos though
-sierra nevada pale
-5 barrel
- shock top
- stella
- sam adams oktoberfest.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby SkaredShtles » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:30 pm

I presume it has been mentioned before... but if not - the best beer is:

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And yes... I'm presenting the *old* logo because it's better than the new one.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Matt » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:01 pm

I have good luck in picking random beers at the store when I'm out of state.
This one is phenomenal. Add it to the short list of things that come from Ohio that rule--Graeter's, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, and White Castle.

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We are going to have a blind taste test soon with the La Cumbre Elevated IPA, which arrived just in time for last weekend's Phish run.
Honestly, I don't know which beer is better, but where IPAs are concerned, they're exceptional.

I've also been enjoying this:
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Double Oh Seven » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:29 pm

Got a bomber of this waiting for me in the fridge when i get back from my backpacking trip on Friday. Only had to hit three liquor stores to find it. A little Oktoberfest Malt Liquor never hurt anyone. :-D
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby M1keey » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:36 am

PBR!!!! Just kidding, Natty Ice.

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