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#1 Puddy

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:34 PM

The haul:

Sam Adams Light for when I'm having a couple on my own
Founders Breakfast Stout
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Some IPA's:
   Short's Huma Lupa Licious
   Dogfish Head 60 Minute
   Dark Horse Crooked Tree

I haven't had the Crooked Tree, the Breakfast Stout or the Ommegang yet.  I'll report back at some point on those.

I really like the Huma Lupa Licious and the 60 Minute.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:37 PM

Something missing from that list.  :wacko:

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:58 PM

View PostPuddy, on 5/1/10 9:34pm, said:

The haul:

Sam Adams Light for when I'm having a couple on my own
Founders Breakfast Stout
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Some IPA's:
   Short's Huma Lupa Licious
   Dogfish Head 60 Minute
   Dark Horse Crooked Tree

I haven't had the Crooked Tree, the Breakfast Stout or the Ommegang yet.  I'll report back at some point on those.

I really like the Huma Lupa Licious and the 60 Minute.

I picked up some Ommegang Abbey, found it disappointing. I expected more. Usually when I go trappist/abbey ale I will just nut up and purchase some Chimay so I'm a bit spoiled.

I had some of DH's 90 Minute IPA last night, damn, that's good stuff. I've had the 60 and that's really f'in good too. I don't think you can go wrong with Dogfish Head.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:00 AM

You will like the Founder's. another brewery that I've not had a bad beer from

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:57 PM

If you are a fan of IPA's I can easily recommend the Crooked Tree.  True to the style with a hint of spice to it.  Really tasty.

I'm 3 oz. into the Ommegang Abbey.  It really reminds of the Westmalle Dubbel I had in Amsterdam a couple of years ago.  And that's a good thing.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:11 PM

tonight i brought home a little:
duchusse du bourgogne
hoegaarden
new belgian tripple
grimbergen double ale
franziskaner dunkel-weisse
delerium tremens


one one i hadn't tried was the grimbergen... very good duppel

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:06 PM

Tasted through the Great Divide and Victory line-ups the other day to put together some menus.  Not everything made the cut because I only do 5 beers for each dinner.

Favorites over all were the Titan, Hoss, Yeti, Hop Wallop, Whirlwind, and Yakima.  Others I tried that night included the Oak-aged Espresso Yeti (too gnarly right now, but would likely be better with a bit of time), Hop Devil (nice enough but sort of stuck inbetween the Wallop and Yakima and not as good as either) and whatever Farmhouse deal Victory came out with this season, I forget the name but it just didn't fit in with the rest for a dinner.  Cool thing about the Victory dinner is that we're going to offer an optional side by side tasting of a year old v-12 vs a current release.

Here's what I came up with:
Great Divide

Bunelo de Camarones con rabanos , puerros, y salsa habenero (Dried shrimp fritters with roasted radishes and leeks and habenero salsa)
-Titan IPA
Sopa de Chipilin con Bolitas (Masa soup with Mexican greens and cheese dumplings)
-Colette Farmhouse Ale
Gallena con flan de calabaza (Orange, ancho chili, and cola marinated hen with savory zucchini and oregano flan)
-Hoss Rye Lager
Almendrado con Lomo a las Bugambilias (Pork loin in almond sauce a la Restaurante Bugambilia)
-Hercules Double IPA
Vientre de Puerco con chocolate (Mexican chocolate and chipotle-braised pork belly)
-Yeti Imperial Stout

Victory

Salpicon de Jaiba (spicy crab tostadas)
-Hop Wallop IPA
Cordenices a la rosa (Quail with rose petal sauce)
-Prima Pilsner
Lengua en escebeche (Poached Cane Creek cow’s tongue with pickled vegetables)
-Whirlwind Witbier
Torta de masa a la tapatia (pork and masa casserole)
-Golden Monkey Ale
Enchiladas Ocotzingo (shredded beef enchiladas in simple mole)
-Yakima Twilight Ale

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:34 AM

Whirlwind Witbier

was one of the beers I had Sunday at the Beer Engine. Was pretty good.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:13 PM

View PostPuddy, on 5/1/10 10:34pm, said:

The haul:

Sam Adams Light for when I'm having a couple on my own
Founders Breakfast Stout
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Some IPA's:
   Short's Huma Lupa Licious
   Dogfish Head 60 Minute
   Dark Horse Crooked Tree
Had a couple of the 60 minute tonight.  It's been a while and I can still say this is a mighty good IPA.  Right up there with Bell's Two Hearted.  I really enjoyed the Short's and the Dark Horse as well.  All three of these are great examples of the style and if you get Short's and Dark Horse in your area I recommend giving them a try.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:23 AM

On Monday, we tried the Allagash Confluence and Ommegang Tripel Perfection.  Both stunning brews.  The Confluence is a wild Ale, meaning it is innoculated with bretanomyces bacteria (which is a dangerous thing for a brewery because if that stuff will ruin beers not designed to use it).  It inspires a sour nature in the beer and is known for it's use in Flemmish-style beers.  This had really bright and apparent fruit on the nose and enough body so as not to allow the sour nature to overwhelm it.  Really among the more impressive beers I've had.

The Tripel was just a big slut (and I mean that in a good way).  Tons of banana and walnut on the nose and rich caramelly malt on the palette.  Hemmed in just enough so it wasn't too sweet or unbalanced.  Certainly not a session beer and if you tried, you'd catch a buzz pretty quick as it weighs in around 9%.

Last night's Great Divide dinner really went well.  I think the best pairing was the masa soup and Saison Ale, even if neither was my favorite dish or beer singularly.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:54 AM

Last week I had a couple of glasses of Left Hand Milk Stout.  Mmmmmmm...

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:11 AM

Left Hand's a damn fine brewery as well

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:07 AM

I'm getting a 4 pack of the Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout on Saturday. $20 is going to rank this as my second most expensive beer. Dogfish 120 was more
http://beeradvocate....file/1199/19960

Edited by loaf, 13 May 2010 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:32 PM

View Postloaf, on 5/13/10 12:07pm, said:

I'm getting a 4 pack of the Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout on Saturday. $20 is going to rank this as my second most expensive beer. Dogfish 120 was more
http://beeradvocate....file/1199/19960
However, it is worth every penny. The DFH 120 Minute is good but not worth the money IMO.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:37 PM

View Postloaf, on 5/13/10 11:07am, said:

I'm getting a 4 pack of the Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout on Saturday. $20 is going to rank this as my second most expensive beer. Dogfish 120 was more
http://beeradvocate....file/1199/19960
KBS blew through here about a month ago.  About the same time the NCB Rasputin Oak Aged ($15 each for 500ml wholesale).  I had to scratch and claw to get my case.  Which brings up a rather annoying point.  Why is it that all these guys release their coveted bad-ass stouts, right in time for spring?  Of course, I have an answer to my somewhat rhetorical question:  Because they're nowhere near ready to drink upon release and likely wont be so until next winter anyway.  Seriously, brace yourself.  I fired one of those effers up a few weeks ago and it was boozy as hell.  The whiskey elements completely dominated the beer and I hope that mellows out into a more seductive and satisfying brew with a little time in the bottle.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

My buddy that ran the beer tastings is holding 6 bottles of KBS for me. I plan on trying one (or two) now and storing the rest away for a year.
I have had the 120 now for two years or so...

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:18 PM

View Postloaf, on 5/13/10 3:05pm, said:

My buddy that ran the beer tastings is holding 6 bottles of KBS for me. I plan on trying one (or two) now and storing the rest away for a year.
I have had the 120 now for two years or so...
Well done

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

I got the 6 KBS and was advised to hold on to it for at least a year. will do.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:40 PM

Alternating tonight between the Dogfish 60 and the Dogfish 90.  Both are quite enjoyable, but neither are going to supplant Founder's Centennial IPA as my favorite beer.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:42 PM

View Postwiegie, on 5/15/10 10:40pm, said:

Alternating tonight between the Dogfish 60 and the Dogfish 90.  Both are quite enjoyable, but neither are going to supplant Founder's Centennial IPA as my favorite beer.
I was 'thiiis' close to picking up the Centennial tonight but didn't.  I didn't realize you were a hophead.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:52 PM

I did end up picking up 4 different 12 packs.  

Goose Island Summertime - Very easy drinking beer that I am enjoying right now.  Not very complex but a nice beer.
Sam Adams Light - My new light beer whenever I feel like cutting back on the calories.
Sierra Nevada Summerfest - I don't remember if I tried the 2009 but I'm looking forward to the 2010 as I normally enjoy their offerings.
Southern Tier Pale Variety pack - 4 different types of pale ales (IPA, Wheat Pale, Regular Pale, and Extraordinary Pale).

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:57 AM

Just tried the Ninkasi Spring Reign.  Once again another good offering from these guys.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:59 PM

View Postevil_gop_liars, on 5/19/10 11:57am, said:

Just tried the Ninkasi Spring Reign.  Once again another good offering from these guys.
What are you doing drinking that early in the morning?

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:12 PM

View PostPuddy, on 5/19/10 3:59pm, said:

What are you doing drinking that early in the morning?


Beer is the new coffee.  :wacko:

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:41 PM

in the fridge is the Southern Tier Hoppe IPA
and the
30th Anniversary Sierra Nevada Fritz and Ken's Imperial Stout




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