Phillips Hop Circle IPA

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Postby wittaker » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:40 pm

More Hop Circle at Crossroads as well as Amnesiac in clearence section.
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Postby icemachine » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:44 pm

Are people returning bottles?
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:00 am

cannondale wrote:
Cashier pulled out a calculator to figure out what the blazes 1.5 x 6 equals.


Schools don't teach things like mathematics anymore.
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Postby Belgian » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:18 am

Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:
cannondale wrote:
Cashier pulled out a calculator to figure out what the blazes 1.5 x 6 equals.


Schools don't teach things like mathematics anymore.


No, they educate kids to be ineffectual wusses, in a world where 'nobody fails or comes last place and everyone is the winner.'

Anything else would be child cruelty.
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Postby midlife crisis » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:25 pm

Hey, thanks for the head's up on that. I went over there this afternoon, and sure enough, there are 20-30 Phillips Hop Circle and a bunch of Amnesiacs sitting there in the clearance section! Provenance and age unknown. For a buck-fifty and three-twenty, repectively, what could go wrong?
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:21 pm

midlife crisis wrote:Hey, thanks for the head's up on that. I went over there this afternoon, and sure enough, there are 20-30 Phillips Hop Circle and a bunch of Amnesiacs sitting there in the clearance section! Provenance and age unknown. For a buck-fifty and three-twenty, repectively, what could go wrong?
Freshness? I recall that the last time this happened the bottles were basically at their best before date...
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Postby Belgian » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:59 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
midlife crisis wrote:Hey, thanks for the head's up on that........ For a buck-fifty and three-twenty, repectively, what could go wrong?
Freshness? I recall that the last time this happened the bottles were basically at their best before date...


I did the same today, and though I over-chilled this bottle of Circle everything seems fine.

Yep, twelve singles plus two bombers for 24 bucks, nice deal. West Coast for less than local. :o

I left plenty, was there at 4pm. Thanks for heads up Wittaker.
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Postby JesseM » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:39 pm

Belgian wrote:
Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:
cannondale wrote:
Cashier pulled out a calculator to figure out what the blazes 1.5 x 6 equals.


Schools don't teach things like mathematics anymore.


No, they educate kids to be ineffectual wusses, in a world where 'nobody fails or comes last place and everyone is the winner.'

Anything else would be child cruelty.


It would socially irresponsible! Think of the children!
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Postby Belgian » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:45 pm

JesseM wrote: ... Think of the children!


But not the children's children - I don't think they should be reproducing at such a young age.

By the way the Amnesiac strikes me as the better of the two, because it's more hoppy and yet doesn't clobber you with stupid overkill in bitterness or ABV. Buy all you can!
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Postby toweringpine » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:32 pm

I just picked up some Hop Circle, there is still around 30 or more in the display and half as many Amnesiacs. The Hop Circles are loose bottles so I wasn't able to find any dates on the packaging but I am drinking one now and think it is pretty tasty although it is certainly past its prime.

15 bottles rang in at $299 initially!! Although we may laugh at the cashier having to use a calculator, I am glad she was able to re-work the price!
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Postby Belgian » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:44 am

toweringpine wrote:The Hop Circles are loose bottles so I wasn't able to find any dates on the packaging but I am drinking one now and think it is pretty tasty although it is certainly past its prime.


Yeah I'd agree it's at the 'IPA arrived in India' stage rather than the 'just left Britain' full-of-aroma stage*. And still very drinkable with your Aloo Gobi. The Amnesiac seems to be in much better shape, so hope you got a few, cheers.

(* Noobs: they used to ship this heavily-hopped beer style over water to India. Hops help to preserve beer.)
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Postby cannondale » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:03 pm

Down to about 20 hop circle and a dozen or so amnesiac at high noon today. I grabbed 1 of the landed in india HC's and 2 amnesiacs.

HC is $1.50*
Amnesiac is $3.29*

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Postby Lukie » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:55 pm

Scoured the clearance section today and could not find either. Guess you guys are too fast. Can´t let the vultures circle for too long.

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