S. St. Jeb wrote:Some colleagues will occasionally gather after work on Friday at a local establishment. We did so today, and I started with Ransack the Universe. I love this beer. It is definitely one of my all time favourite IPAs.
Afterwards, at home, I had an Exchange 'New England' IPA. My expectations were low given a previous comment. I didn't find it that bad. But I definitely agree that "New England IPA" is a misnomer. If it was branded as a Pale Ale, an IPA, or even just a regular ale, I think it is OK.
beerstodiscover wrote:Weihenstephaner / Sierra Nevada Braupakt — This is just about at its BB date and has lost any notable hoppiness. However it still a delicious Hefe, on the creamy side with loads of peachy-banana going on.
I picked this up at Brunswick Bierworks, they have about 5-6 Weihenstephaner beers in the fridge.
cratez wrote:At Dundas & Sons Brewing:
Dundas & Sons Lemon Kettle Sour (flight sample)
Dundas & Sons Nitro Stout (flight sample)
Dundas & Sons Sour IPA (flight sample)
ErkLR wrote: What did you think of the D&S beers in general? I haven't been, but a couple friends who are not particularly picky attended the opening and had bad things to say about their beers. I was hoping it was just some issues with rushing to open.
midlife crisis wrote:Pretty sure it's because they are brewed there. Same as Omnipollo.
cratez wrote:ErkLR wrote: What did you think of the D&S beers in general? I haven't been, but a couple friends who are not particularly picky attended the opening and had bad things to say about their beers. I was hoping it was just some issues with rushing to open.
The beers are straight up awful, and out of the hundreds of breweries I've visited, I would put D&S in the bottom 5. The stout on nitro - presumably intended to be a roasty dry stout with a creamy mouthfeel - was amberish in colour and sour in taste with a thin mouthfeel. The two *actual* sour beers tasted identical despite having different names and ABVs. The Turbo Squirrel (friend's sample) is supposed to be a traditional brown ale but was cloudy, tart, thin, and undrinkable. Overall, just a huge gong show, and I don't plan to go back. On the bright side, the Astro Pils from Sons Of Kent was pretty solid, and we took in some of the Juno festivities after visiting, so it wasn't a total waste of time.
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