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Ransack the universe

Postby mgmoney » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:02 pm

Guys I've tried several times to like this one especially since it seems to get so much love on here, but it just doesn't do it for me.
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby spinrsx » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:46 am

I find this beer is good up until about a month from canning.. after that it falls off fast
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby beerstodiscover » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:21 am

In my experience Ransack holds up better than most IPAs, even after a month. I'd say it's a sweeter IPA, I get lots of honey flavour from it and it's been a go-to for almost a year now for me.
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby alsiem » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:07 pm

Hops seem to be a very individual thing for taste and then you add in where on the timeline you are for optimum taste of those hops. Sometimes when I get this I really enjoy the melon, pine, bitterness which plays off a fairly strong malt (sweet) base.

Other times it just tastes sweet with a bitterness that is also going on in the glass.

For me, many IPAs can taste "meh" with out the hops shinning but this one drifts into too sweet without that balance.
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby jeremyg » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:01 pm

far and away collective arts' best offering and even then...
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby sprague11 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:11 pm

Once you've had some of the better IPA being produced elsewhere Ransack kind of loses its luster. I like it when I can find it fresh (luckily almost never a problem as of late) but I'll usually pass it up over whichever Great Lakes Seasonal IPA is in the LCBO at the time.
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby CoolB » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:35 am

I'd still take a headstock over a Ransack but it's all in all not a bad beer.
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby gordonpeterwiebe » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:57 pm

CoolB wrote:I'd still take a headstock over a Ransack but it's all in all not a bad beer.


headstock hasn't been the same since they moved production to hamilton... in fact, I find ransack to be much more like "golden era" headstock than headstock is itself! I'm not sure if the brewer still works with nickelbrook or is full time collective arts now?
anyhow, ransack is my go to, constant production, ipa these days.
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby CoolB » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:01 am

gordonpeterwiebe wrote:
CoolB wrote:I'd still take a headstock over a Ransack but it's all in all not a bad beer.


headstock hasn't been the same since they moved production to hamilton... in fact, I find ransack to be much more like "golden era" headstock than headstock is itself! I'm not sure if the brewer still works with nickelbrook or is full time collective arts now?
anyhow, ransack is my go to, constant production, ipa these days.


I found headstock went through a short run of inconstancy but as of recent I'm quite happy with it again.
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Re: Ransack the universe

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:30 am

gordonpeterwiebe wrote:
CoolB wrote:I'd still take a headstock over a Ransack but it's all in all not a bad beer.


headstock hasn't been the same since they moved production to hamilton... in fact, I find ransack to be much more like "golden era" headstock than headstock is itself! I'm not sure if the brewer still works with nickelbrook or is full time collective arts nowhere ?
anyhow, ransack is my go to, constant production, ipa these days.


Nope, still the same brewer. Just your bias you're tasting :lol:
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