New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby midlife crisis » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:53 pm

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On deck is the omnipollo Nebuchadezner. Haven’t had this since the last time it was in lcbo about 5-6 years ago and I loved it.


This one brewed in East York, mind you. It's quite good.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:12 am

sofakingdrunk wrote:it’s getting harder and harder to find these West Coast leaning beauties(that made me fall in love with IPA’S) in a sea of haze-on haze- on haze.


Isn’t this the truth! I think Lone Pine is the only thing I can find that’s WC and fresh. Octopus Wants to Fight was in that wheelhouse too, but it’s been replaced by Karma Citra recently. And as much as KC is tasting fantastic right now, it’s missing that WC bitterness I still yearn for.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby matt7215 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:17 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
sofakingdrunk wrote:it’s getting harder and harder to find these West Coast leaning beauties(that made me fall in love with IPA’S) in a sea of haze-on haze- on haze.


Isn’t this the truth! I think Lone Pine is the only thing I can find that’s WC and fresh. Octopus Wants to Fight was in that wheelhouse too, but it’s been replaced by Karma Citra recently. And as much as KC is tasting fantastic right now, it’s missing that WC bitterness I still yearn for.


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all those are still west coasty
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:51 pm

matt7215 wrote:
MatttthewGeorge wrote:
sofakingdrunk wrote:it’s getting harder and harder to find these West Coast leaning beauties(that made me fall in love with IPA’S) in a sea of haze-on haze- on haze.


Isn’t this the truth! I think Lone Pine is the only thing I can find that’s WC and fresh. Octopus Wants to Fight was in that wheelhouse too, but it’s been replaced by Karma Citra recently. And as much as KC is tasting fantastic right now, it’s missing that WC bitterness I still yearn for.


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Headstock

all those are still west coasty


Was never a Mad Tom fan. Boneshaker is a malt bomb. Headstock is still nice but I can never find fresh.

And don’t get me wrong, I love the hazy stuff too, but it’s the fact that the hazy has replaced the WC stuff instead of just adding to it, that bothers me. And that’s mainly an LCBO issue, as breweries try to chase the sku’s because the BO drops a product as soon as the sales decline.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Orval_Al » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:45 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
Was never a Mad Tom fan. Boneshaker is a malt bomb. Headstock is still nice but I can never find fresh.

And don’t get me wrong, I love the hazy stuff too, but it’s the fact that the hazy has replaced the WC stuff instead of just adding to it, that bothers me. And that’s mainly an LCBO issue, as breweries try to chase the sku’s because the BO drops a product as soon as the sales decline.


Cameron's Jurassic IPA is west coasty and quite nice.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:06 pm

matt7215 wrote:
MatttthewGeorge wrote:
sofakingdrunk wrote:it’s getting harder and harder to find these West Coast leaning beauties(that made me fall in love with IPA’S) in a sea of haze-on haze- on haze.


Isn’t this the truth! I think Lone Pine is the only thing I can find that’s WC and fresh. Octopus Wants to Fight was in that wheelhouse too, but it’s been replaced by Karma Citra recently. And as much as KC is tasting fantastic right now, it’s missing that WC bitterness I still yearn for.


Mad Tom
Boneshaker
Headstock

all those are still west coasty



Yep, I agree. Can never find mad Tom or bone shaker that isn’t old though. Headstock, yes I can......but I don’t enjoy headstock nearly as much as others seem to, doesn’t do it for me. The Cameron’s Jurassic I’m digging right now though.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby maybethewater » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:50 am

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
sofakingdrunk wrote:it’s getting harder and harder to find these West Coast leaning beauties(that made me fall in love with IPA’S) in a sea of haze-on haze- on haze.


Isn’t this the truth! I think Lone Pine is the only thing I can find that’s WC and fresh. Octopus Wants to Fight was in that wheelhouse too, but it’s been replaced by Karma Citra recently. And as much as KC is tasting fantastic right now, it’s missing that WC bitterness I still yearn for.

Isn't OWTF year round now?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:31 am

maybethewater wrote:
MatttthewGeorge wrote:
sofakingdrunk wrote:it’s getting harder and harder to find these West Coast leaning beauties(that made me fall in love with IPA’S) in a sea of haze-on haze- on haze.


Isn’t this the truth! I think Lone Pine is the only thing I can find that’s WC and fresh. Octopus Wants to Fight was in that wheelhouse too, but it’s been replaced by Karma Citra recently. And as much as KC is tasting fantastic right now, it’s missing that WC bitterness I still yearn for.

Isn't OWTF year round now?


yes but this year's batch of Karma Citra sucked compared to previous years. hops seem dialed back to 9, no resinous feeling on the palate. Boneshaker is still Boneshaker, Nickel Brook subs hop additions in Headstock.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby seangm » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:17 pm

JaseWescott wrote:
maybethewater wrote:
MatttthewGeorge wrote:
Isn’t this the truth! I think Lone Pine is the only thing I can find that’s WC and fresh. Octopus Wants to Fight was in that wheelhouse too, but it’s been replaced by Karma Citra recently. And as much as KC is tasting fantastic right now, it’s missing that WC bitterness I still yearn for.

Isn't OWTF year round now?


yes but this year's batch of Karma Citra sucked compared to previous years. hops seem dialed back to 9, no resinous feeling on the palate. Boneshaker is still Boneshaker, Nickel Brook subs hop additions in Headstock.


I found the cannings of Karma have been a little uneven this year. For instance I had some Sep 11 cans that were excellent, but there was a slightly earlier date that seemed to be lacking aroma and carbonation. I've noticed this sort of thing before with GLB, but I usually let it slide since their output is generally excellent.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Belgian » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:16 pm

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA - Tallboy cans. Was excited till I checked the stamp.

Looks May brewing, so 4-5 months old?
Last sixer I bought here was 3 months "fresh," I didn't mind it. Love American breweries.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Orval_Al » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:57 pm

Belgian wrote:Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA - Tallboy cans. Was excited till I checked the stamp.

Looks May brewing, so 4-5 months old?
Last sixer I bought here was 3 months "fresh," I didn't mind it. Love American breweries.


Every time I'm at the LCBO I eye this beer and the Jai Alai from Cigar City, but I just can't bring myself to buy IPAs that were canned in May.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Tapsucker » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:27 pm

seangm wrote:
I found the cannings of Karma have been a little uneven this year. For instance I had some Sep 11 cans that were excellent, but there was a slightly earlier date that seemed to be lacking aroma and carbonation. I've noticed this sort of thing before with GLB, but I usually let it slide since their output is generally excellent.


I haven't had a good can of Karma Citra yet this year. They have all been rather dull. I thought the recipe or my palette had changed. :-? I did have it on tap on the weekend and it was as excellent as usual, so it must be something to do with batches or packaging.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Craig » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:33 pm

I've had good cans, but none held a candle to the lone pint I had from a keg. Man that was tasty.

Makes me suspect the kegs have been refrigerated and the cans, or at least the cans I got, were not.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:08 pm

Tapsucker wrote:
seangm wrote:
I found the cannings of Karma have been a little uneven this year. For instance I had some Sep 11 cans that were excellent, but there was a slightly earlier date that seemed to be lacking aroma and carbonation. I've noticed this sort of thing before with GLB, but I usually let it slide since their output is generally excellent.


I haven't had a good can of Karma Citra yet this year. They have all been rather dull. I thought the recipe or my palette had changed. :-? I did have it on tap on the weekend and it was as excellent as usual, so it must be something to do with batches or packaging.



I’ve had maybe, 8-12 cans so far.....and the two I had last night were the only two that I’ve thought were really good. Others were just kind of average.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby portwood » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:56 pm

Orval_Al wrote:
Belgian wrote:Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA - Tallboy cans. Was excited till I checked the stamp.

Looks May brewing, so 4-5 months old?
Last sixer I bought here was 3 months "fresh," I didn't mind it. Love American breweries.


Every time I'm at the LCBO I eye this beer and the Jai Alai from Cigar City, but I just can't bring myself to buy IPAs that were canned in May.

Agreed, but 3+ month old IPAs at LCBO aren't unique to American breweries.

I bet if someone conducted an audit of date codes at an avg LCBO, one would find 9/10 hoppy beers would be more than 3 months old ... and who knows how old the stuff without dates is!
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