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Postby Jon Walker » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:45 pm

The amazing Driftwood Twenty Pounder IIPA. Imagine, if you can, Red Racer IPA doubled in citrus hop intensity. Unreal.

I actually decided to cut the beer it was so hop potent. Now drinking half a bomber of 20lb'er with a full can of Mt.Begbie Country Kolsch. Wow, really nice hybrid. The beer is given a slightly more cereal malt backing that reveals itself more prominently due to the crazy hop content of the Driftwood beer being reigned in a bit. Still tastes like an IIPA just not an out of control hop monster.
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Postby cratez » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:10 pm

Tree Hop Head India Pale Ale - yum!
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Postby PeenSteen » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:28 pm

Tonight:

Pliny The Elder
He' Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A

both were amazing, but it was my first Pliny and it lives up to the hype. The balance and complexity is mind blowing, my first RR was Blind Pig which was amazing but Pliny is in a class of its own.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:35 pm

PeenSteen wrote:Tonight:
but it was my first Pliny and it lives up to the hype. The balance and complexity is mind blowing,
Balance???? I recall it being a complete hop bomb!
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Postby velovampire » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:36 pm

Jon Walker wrote:The amazing Driftwood Twenty Pounder IIPA. Imagine, if you can, Red Racer IPA doubled in citrus hop intensity. Unreal.

I actually decided to cut the beer it was so hop potent. Now drinking half a bomber of 20lb'er with a full can of Mt.Begbie Country Kolsch. Wow, really nice hybrid. The beer is given a slightly more cereal malt backing that reveals itself more prominently due to the crazy hop content of the Driftwood beer being reigned in a bit. Still tastes like an IIPA just not an out of control hop monster.

Jon, you might want to check your security settings - it looks like Gary's hacked your account.
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Postby wittaker » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:47 pm

Jon, you might want to check your security settings - it looks like Gary's hacked your account.

I was going to say the same thing :D
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Postby PeenSteen » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:15 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
PeenSteen wrote:Tonight:
but it was my first Pliny and it lives up to the hype. The balance and complexity is mind blowing,
Balance???? I recall it being a complete hop bomb!


yeah at first it was, but it hit a point where the bitterness almost subsided and it was just smooth sailing the rest of the way. The first half was really hoppy for sure though. Unreal stuff though.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Pugnacious Pale Ale. Average.
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Postby boney » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:19 am

Lagunitas Lucky 13.alt-I take Lagunitas for granted sometimes just due to their wide availability in Alberta, but everything they do is just so damn solid.
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Postby Jon Walker » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:22 am

wittaker wrote:Jon, you might want to check your security settings - it looks like Gary's hacked your account.

I was going to say the same thing :D


I have finally surrendered to Gary's beer mixing cult. How long before I'm cutting Westvleteren with Wildcat?
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:29 am

At Gambrinus last night I drank


Mill Street Blueberry
St Ambroise IPA
Neustadt Sour Kraut (thanks Milos!)
Smashbomb
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Postby cratez » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:13 pm

Last night at barVolo:

2010 Garrison Ol' Fog Burner
Dunham Pale Ale Americaine
2008 Alley Kat Olde Deuteronomy

Received fantastic service from Steph, who remembered us from the last time we came to Smokeless Joe. She's incredibly passionate and friendly, and Volo is lucky to have her as part of their staff. Awesome night all around!
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Postby Belgian » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:15 pm

Jon Walker wrote:
wittaker wrote:Jon, you might want to check your security settings - it looks like Gary's hacked your account.

I was going to say the same thing :D


I have finally surrendered to Gary's beer mixing cult. How long before I'm cutting Westvleteren with Wildcat?


Good way to use beers you're not quite enjoying. I mean the hop monster, not the Westvleteren 12! Are you sane man?
Blends can be risky. Good blends are not muddled, but end up more 'layered' - you can still taste the best of both (greater than sum of its parts.)

edit - it's now 6pm, and thanks to Wittaker I'm drinking Phillips Hop Circle I picked up at Weston LCBO! Cheers.
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Postby Streets » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:58 pm

Last night I had a Pugnacious and a Hop Head. Also a sample of a friends homebrewed DIPA which was quite good!

BTW, I'm assuming the information on the Pugnacious bottles is correct? I noticed that the LCBO has it listed as:

PUGNACIOUS PALE ALE
LCBO 261271 | 500 mL bottle

Price: $ 3.60
Beer
6.3% Alcohol/Vol.

Sugar Content : 3

Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Grand River Brewing
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Postby G.M. Gillman » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:38 pm

Well done Jon, it sounds very good. As Belgian says, if done right you get a "layered" effect, complex and pleasing is how I'd put it.

I mean, why can a brewer blend three hops (say) and you can't?

Tonight I did 50/50 Czechvar and Keith's Ambrosia and it was just perfect, somewhat like Staropramen but much better IMO.

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