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#452 Old 01-28-2012, 11:13 AM
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Six Point Brewery for NY - Tasted a few of their styles last night.

Sweet Action: A cream ale. Not too many breweries make this style. This is a good example.
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10607/22189

Bengali Tiger: An American IPA with hops that have a significant pine flavor. Not my thing, but if you like pine, you'll like this beer.
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10607/22189

Righteous Rye: A beer made with Rye instead of barley. Crisp and a bit rough around the edges. If you like rye, I think you'll like it.
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10607/23453

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I finally tried the Sam Adams chili bock last night. I have to say, I found it to have a terribly average flavor.

That may actually be the beer that puts me off Sam Adams for good. I just haven't had much from them that was particularly notable.

Well, I guess I'm just not as sophisticated as you.

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I guess that makes me a beer snob now.

Personally, my pallet is exhasted by the craft beer arms race to make more and more extreme brews. The earliest I remember this happening is with Stone and their hyper IBU anniversary IPA from the late 90's. It seems to be automatically assumed that more is better (of whatever ingredient)regardless of the taste or drinkability....and a perfectly good beer will be rated low/disregarded just because it doesn't stand up and smack you in the taste buds.

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I finally got my Boulevard Chocolate Ale. Most liquor stores around town sold out their allotments in 15 minutes or less, even with a 1-bottle-per-person limit, or had done a waiting list and sold their entire allotment before they even got their delivery. Though from what I hear, it's sitting on shelves collecting dust in Boston and Chicago. Wish they would have kept more for the hometown crowd.

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I also had two glasses on tap at a restaurant on Tuesday. Good stuff.
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I'm excited to try New Belgium's new spring seasonal "Dig," but I don't feel like it's really spring yet. Even though it's been in the upper 60's this week.
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<Not a fan of beer at all but I saw this and thought about this thread.
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Yikes!...but at least it's vegetarian.

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Continuing my recommendations of beers not good enough for RL...

Sam Adams Dark depths IPA (Baltic IPA)..really a black IPA.

I don't care for most black IPAs. The flavors just don't seem to mesh well. But SA has recently released their version. IMO, it's very drinkable, and substantial enough (flavor, IBU's and ABV) for beer geeks.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile...?ba=johnnnniee

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Here's a nice double IPA out of Wilkes-Barre, PA

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http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/25317/68087

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Continuing my recommendations of beers not good enough for RL...

Sam Adams Dark depths IPA (Baltic IPA)..really a black IPA.

I don't care for most black IPAs. The flavors just don't seem to mesh well. But SA has recently released their version. IMO, it's very drinkable, and substantial enough (flavor, IBU's and ABV) for beer geeks.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile...?ba=johnnnniee

I've been trying some Pyramid Discord dark IPA recently, decent stuff.
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I've been trying some Pyramid Discord dark IPA recently, decent stuff.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/403/62460

A number of good reviews there!

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Flailing Anheuser-Busch Tries New Beers, Intimidation

http://www.newser.com/story/142953/f...imidation.html

I beg all of you, please go out of your way to avoid purchasing InBev (Budweiser) products. Heaven forbid they should use their enormous cash flow to make craft quality beers (under a different name, of course so as not to offend their base)..but no.. instead they have to force the competition off the shelves...

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Flailing Anheuser-Busch Tries New Beers, Intimidation

http://www.newser.com/story/142953/f...imidation.html

I beg all of you, please go out of your way to avoid purchasing InBev (Budweiser) products. Heaven forbid they should use their enormous cash flow to make craft quality beers (under a different name, of course so as not to offend their base)..but no.. instead they have to force the competition off the shelves...

Won't ever knowingly buy or drink their products. We have enough made in Montana brews so it'll never happen.

I enjoyed a Heavy Horse Scotch Ale earlier tonight.
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I enjoyed a Heavy Horse Scotch Ale earlier tonight.

Try this Scotch ale if it's available in your area.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2681/14712

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Try this Scotch ale if it's available in your area.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2681/14712

Never seen it around here before... but will keep an eye out if I hit one of the specialty beer/wine stores.

This is my hands down favorite Scotch Ale, I usually pick up a couple of growlers of it when visiting my daughter who lives probably 1/4 mile from the brewery.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1916/5592
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Beer titans revamp light brew image amid slump.

It seems I was wrong all along. Apparently beer is all about the "image" and "emotial connection", and has nothing to do with taste or quaility...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505270_1...flexGridModule

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Beer titans revamp light brew image amid slump.

It seems I was wrong all along. Apparently beer is all about the "image" and "emotial connection", and has nothing to do with taste or quaility...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505270_1...flexGridModule

Well given that 4 of the top 5 selling beers are light beers they may be on to something.
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Two new beers that I've tried and recommend:

 

Wachusett Larry Imperial IPA. - A well made Imperial IPA with grapfruit overtones (from the hops), not my favoraite hop imparted flavor, but if you like grapefruit, you'll like this beer

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/20/51428

 

Goose Island Matilda - A Belgian Strong Pale Ale. - A solid offering of this style. A little less "full bodied" tham most.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1549/4318


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Brewdog make some formidable beers try trashy blonde and riptide.

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Sam Adams "Boston Ale" simply the best around.

  Boddingtons on tap if you cross the pond......

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I do believe this thread needs a resurrecting!

 

Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creak Brewing in VT.  Wolaver's is the organic sub-brand (?) of Otter Creak.

 

Very solid oatmeal stout

 

It pours a very smooth dark black color with almost no head.  There is a bit of lacing from the small amount of head

I am not usually good at picking out smells, but I'm gonna go with a bit of roasted malt and molasses.

The taste is wonderfully complex.  It starts with molasses and some bitter chocolate and ends with roasted malt.  It has a medium feel and the taste hangs around a little

 

 

Overall   :clap:  I like it a lot

 

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Yuengling's, America's oldest brewery out of Pennsylvania . A lot of the nation would not know about them while I know most back East do. It may be a popular beer or ale but is not real expensive. I believe Bud's American Ale emulates them. I first had it while in the DC area.

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Best beer around? Are the jokes what ever is cheap OR whatever is cold.

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