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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:19 pm
by JeffPorter
Cale wrote:Tree Hop Head Black IPA

Did not expect to see this at Dundurn when I dropped by for some Red Racer! Had the whole feature minus the DIPA.



Me too! It strikes a nice balance between hoppy and roasty. My only (minor) gripe is I wish it was a little less boozy - dare I say, a few months in the bottle may help it?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:23 pm
by TheSevenDuffs
JeffPorter wrote:
Cale wrote:Tree Hop Head Black IPA

Did not expect to see this at Dundurn when I dropped by for some Red Racer! Had the whole feature minus the DIPA.



Me too! It strikes a nice balance between hoppy and roasty. My only (minor) gripe is I wish it was a little less boozy - dare I say, a few months in the bottle may help it?
How does it compare to the Garrison?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:24 pm
by matt7215
Punacious
Naughty Neighbor

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:54 pm
by JeffPorter
TheSevenDuffs wrote:
JeffPorter wrote:
Cale wrote:Tree Hop Head Black IPA

Did not expect to see this at Dundurn when I dropped by for some Red Racer! Had the whole feature minus the DIPA.



Me too! It strikes a nice balance between hoppy and roasty. My only (minor) gripe is I wish it was a little less boozy - dare I say, a few months in the bottle may help it?
How does it compare to the Garrison?


oh, man - trying to dig that beer out of the memory vault.

I think I remember Garrison's a little more quaffable than this, but I like the "sipper" aspect of this one - Garrison's may have been more juicy with the hops, but I find this one more rich and roasty - especially when it warms up.

But am I remembering right that Garrison's was kind of muddled? I dunno.

I wish I had a garrison' in front of me, to compare.

One thing, is this one's definitely "bigger"! For better or for worse.

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:06 pm
by Belgian
Tree Hefeweizen, a refreshing simple north american Weisse.

Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse, my God this is music to my taste buds!!! Other Weisse beers must cower in shame if there is any Hop-Weisse lurking on the shelf. Well the Nelson Sauvin offers no apologies either, from Schneider.

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:37 am
by The Mick
I really enjoyed the Tree Hefe. I'll grab a few more of those before they're gone.

Last night had some Red Racer, Punk IPA(solid, but nothing extra special), Beau's Mango Saison, Lugtread and smashbomb

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:16 pm
by Cale
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA

Yum. This makes up for the 7 month old bottle of Double Jack I had last time.

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:24 pm
by G.M. Gillman
The regular Yeti, a young sample bottled in January of this year, blended 1:1 with Flying Monkey Amber. So potent is the Yeti the mix doesn't change the taste that much, but it reduces some of the harshness (burned expresso-like) of the young Yeti.

Result: a double stout such as the 1800's would have known, i.e., 7.5% ABV and lots of taste and bitterness.

Gary

fermium

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:43 pm
by JeffPorter
Drinking it at volo right now. This is the best black ipa I've ever had. That includes DDC.

This. Is. Awesome. Its a monster though at 9%.

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:23 pm
by TheSevenDuffs
Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout.

This is great. I didn't have any expectations for this one and now I wish I had saved it for a tasting that I'll be attending in a couple of weeks. Oh well.

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:36 pm
by Torontoblue
Alley Kat Full Moon - regular tap

Alley Kat Yellow Dragon DIPA (brewed with experimental hop HBC 342). Big aroma and flavours of bubblegum, watermelon, piney resin & some spice. A very enjoyable, fruity, bitter DIPA. Let's hope this hop goes into full production.

Followed by the remaining half bottle of Rose de Gambrinus at home.

Re: fermium

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:09 am
by JeffPorter
JeffPorter wrote:Drinking it at volo right now. This is the best black ipa I've ever had. That includes DDC.

This. Is. Awesome. Its a monster though at 9%.


Sorry - smart phone error. It was the Fermium I had last night - awesome beer!

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:13 am
by andrewrg
TheSevenDuffs wrote:Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout.

This is great. I didn't have any expectations for this one and now I wish I had saved it for a tasting that I'll be attending in a couple of weeks. Oh well.


Damn you for not knowing what a beer would taste like before drinking it!

Re: fermium

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:54 am
by grub
JeffPorter wrote:
JeffPorter wrote:Drinking it at volo right now. This is the best black ipa I've ever had. That includes DDC.

This. Is. Awesome. Its a monster though at 9%.


Sorry - smart phone error. It was the Fermium I had last night - awesome beer!


was there last night too and also had a ferminum. definitely one of my favourites in the house ales lineup.

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:55 am
by grub
TheSevenDuffs wrote:Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout.

This is great. I didn't have any expectations for this one and now I wish I had saved it for a tasting that I'll be attending in a couple of weeks. Oh well.


i'm a huge fan of their Victory At Sea. totally kickass.