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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby jblyth » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:52 pm

highpilgrim wrote:
Dukietown wrote: I just can't do super hoppy beers and don't at all understand the appeal.


Practice makes perfect.

:-D Give it a shot. It'll grow on you.


Very true.

I hated hoppy beer for years, thought they were horrible. That is when I used to drink beer with fruit in it. A good buddy would always come over a leave a few pales in the fridge, and they would sit there for months. One night I had a few when I was to lazy to go to the store, that is where I trace my addiction. Back then, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was insanely hoppy to me. Now, I can't even taste the hops in that beer. IPAs have killed my palate, they are the only style I drink now.

I've seen many people go through this same process since....give it time, might happen to you too.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Presto » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:54 pm

by jblyth17 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:52 pm

I've seen many people go through this same process since....give it time, might happen to you too.


If you're lucky ... 8) :iluvbeer:
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby pvnisher » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:55 pm

I didn't know they were available in the US. Good to know! Next time I'm Stateside I'll check it out. I haven't driven regularly on the right side of the road for a number of years now.

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Johnson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:16 pm

jblyth17 wrote:
highpilgrim wrote:
Dukietown wrote: I just can't do super hoppy beers and don't at all understand the appeal.


Practice makes perfect.

:-D Give it a shot. It'll grow on you.


Very true.

I hated hoppy beer for years, thought they were horrible. That is when I used to drink beer with fruit in it. A good buddy would always come over a leave a few pales in the fridge, and they would sit there for months. One night I had a few when I too lazy to go to the store, that is where I trace my addiction. Back then, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was insanely hoppy to me. Now, I can't even taste the hops in that beer. IPAs have killed my palate, they are the only style I drink now.

I've seen many people go through this same process since....give it time, might happen to you too.


Before we moved out here 5 years ago, my wife was under strict instructions to NEVER buy Pale or IPA's. I hated them. Every few months she's come home from the store, "Oh, I forgot."

Every time I would discuss beer with another beer fanatic they would mention IPA's. I just didn't get the attraction. Then, I started playing around with Odell 5 Barrel and it morphed into a Stone IPA, and now I am a total Hop-Head. In fact, I think I'll have a Mountain Standard Double Black IPA tonight!!! :iluvbeer:
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby ameristrat » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:23 pm

Milwaukee's Best Ice.

Goes down like Antifreeze!!
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Papillon » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:28 pm

Johnson wrote:In fact, I think I'll have a Mountain Standard Double Black IPA tonight!!! :iluvbeer:


Solid choice. I had a bomber of Double Bastard last Thursday. Have a Sublimely Self-Righteous lined up for tonight.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby DeucesWild » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:35 pm

This is the best thread ever, but it really needs its own forum section and a thread for each beer type: IPAs, Stouts, other Ales, Pilsners, etc. etc.

Give me Admin rights and I'll make it happen!
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Papillon » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:00 pm

DeucesWild wrote:This is the best thread ever, but it really needs its own forum section and a thread for each beer type: IPAs, Stouts, other Ales, Pilsners, etc. etc.

Give me Admin rights and I'll make it happen!


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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Matt » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:31 pm

jblyth17 wrote:Best thing since Green Chile? I have very high expectations. It sounds tasty, I'll be on the lookout....or, let me know the next time you head down and I'll put in an order.

I'm starting a home brew batch of Bells Two Hearted - got a few bottles for you, assuming I don't mess it up.


Jason, I picked up enough to share, and I have one for you. All we need to do is meet up... Copper on Sunday? Beers next week? I'm already looking forward to the Two Hearted clone.

lordhelmut wrote:Also, an epiphany I had last night. Every time you buy a bomber of something quality, like Dugana, Pliney or Gordon's, accompany your purchase with something total s**t, like Ranger. Drink a small glass of the Ranger, then follow up with the good stuff and it elevates the taste that much more.

For example, start with the $2.49 22oz Boatswain DIPA (8.4%) that I found at Trader Joe's (worth every penny), and move to Dugana? The latter moved from a favorite to just plain sublime after a glass of the Boatswain.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby DeucesWild » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:34 pm

Papillon wrote:
DeucesWild wrote:This is the best thread ever, but it really needs its own forum section and a thread for each beer type: IPAs, Stouts, other Ales, Pilsners, etc. etc.

Give me Admin rights and I'll make it happen!


Dude(s), where is that graphic for a hangover ascent?



Papi, I apologize unreservedly for my tardiness in this matter.

I have been struggling to get my estranged twin brother Ace out of the hoosegow in Uganda. This has forced me to deal with a shyster, my least favorite group of...swindlers. It has been a trial, as you might guess. And I'm hoping to help Ace avoid one. A trial that is. I understand the punishment for kwashi smuggling can be severe. I don't want a family member living their own version of "Midnight Express", even if he does take after my right-wing, close-minded, redneck Old Man.

So, as long as all goes well with Ace, I'll post your icons tomorrow.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Dukietown » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:18 pm

highpilgrim wrote:
Dukietown wrote: I just can't do super hoppy beers and don't at all understand the appeal.


Practice makes perfect.

:-D Give it a shot. It'll grow on you.

I've had some practice. There are a few pales I'll drink if they're around but it just doesn't appeal to me. I like my beer thick dark and chewy :-D If it's by choice I don't go lighter than a porter, just what I prefer 8)

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Presto » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:40 am

by Johnson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:16 pm

In fact, I think I'll have a Mountain Standard Double Black IPA tonight!!! :iluvbeer:


Had one of those on tap last night. =P~
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