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Postby G.M. Gillman » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:38 pm

The Scots Pine Ale from that Historic Ales of Scotland Gift Pack. A fresh-tasting, artisan-style beer with a natural taste of malt, spruce and pine. (No hops are used). I like beers made with herbs or spices but I find they are better with hops in the mix. This is why I like Pumpkin Ales that do not omit hops in the recipe.

Thus, I added a splash of Punk IPA to my glass and found the result superb.

Punk IPA, and American originals of the style (plus some Canadian emulators), are very full-flavoured with tons of citrus but in general I prefer them as seasonings in a beer blend. To me it's similar to the idea of adding stout to an APA to make a Black IPA just as a splash of spicy pumpkin ale can make a stout into a Pumpkin Stout. Indeed, probably a porter or stout can make a saison into a Black Saison, an idea given me by a post here projecting a Black Saison. Quite possibly an excellent taste, and something I'll try soon if I can.

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Postby cratez » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:01 am

Last night at home:

Dogfish Head ApriHop
Lagunitas Imperial Red
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
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Postby andrewrg » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:08 am

Bellwoods Biere de Garde
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Postby Belgian » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:16 pm

Phillips Ginger Beer - wow what a great base for a marinade, I could add roasted chilies, crushed garlic, some limes...

Has a pleasant floral quality as a beer to drink as well. Ginger is VERY good for your stomach, so this is worth trying at least one of. Good brewery!
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Postby matt7215 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:33 pm

PBR
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:34 pm

Belgian wrote:Phillips Ginger Beer - wow what a great base for a marinade, I could add roasted chilies, crushed garlic, some limes...

Has a pleasant floral quality as a beer to drink as well. Ginger is VERY good for your stomach, so this is worth trying at least one of. Good brewery!
Decided to open my bottle tonight hoping for a refreshing beer after a softball game in 30 degree heat. Didn't like it at all. way too much ginger. Ended up being a drain pour for me. If I had a cold, it would be great though :)
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Postby icemachine » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:35 pm

matt7215 wrote:PBR


Hipster :lol:
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Postby JeffPorter » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:01 pm

icemachine wrote:
matt7215 wrote:PBR


Hipster :lol:


Easy - he's only a hipster if he had it at the Dakota and Pet Sounds was playing in the background.

@ barhop: GLB bourbon barrel porter and that B. Oak/Charlevoix/Sawdust Latin Monkey Collab - Dubbel IPA - great concept for a beer, and very drinkable.
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Postby Belgian » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:38 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
Belgian wrote:Phillips Ginger Beer - wow what a great base for a marinade, I could add roasted chilies, crushed garlic, some limes...

Has a pleasant floral quality as a beer to drink as well. Ginger is VERY good for your stomach, so this is worth trying at least one of. Good brewery!
Decided to open my bottle tonight hoping for a refreshing beer after a softball game in 30 degree heat. Didn't like it at all. way too much ginger.

I happen to like ginger. It goes raw in my carrot juice. I drink that powerful Maine Ginger Root Brew, and those naturally-made Reids Ginger Beers - so this beer was up my alley.

Perhaps people should have it with Jamaican food like Stew Beef, Jerk Chicken, fried plantain and so on. That would be about perfect.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:23 am

Belgian wrote:
TheSevenDuffs wrote:
Belgian wrote:Phillips Ginger Beer - wow what a great base for a marinade, I could add roasted chilies, crushed garlic, some limes...

Has a pleasant floral quality as a beer to drink as well. Ginger is VERY good for your stomach, so this is worth trying at least one of. Good brewery!
Decided to open my bottle tonight hoping for a refreshing beer after a softball game in 30 degree heat. Didn't like it at all. way too much ginger.

I happen to like ginger. It goes raw in my carrot juice. I drink that powerful Maine Ginger Root Brew, and those naturally-made Reids Ginger Beers - so this beer was up my alley.

Perhaps people should have it with Jamaican food like Stew Beef, Jerk Chicken, fried plantain and so on. That would be about perfect.
I love ginger too, hence my disappointment.

Your point is a good one - I do think this is the kind of beer that would be best paired with the right food.
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Postby Zuma » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:59 am

Belgian wrote:
TheSevenDuffs wrote:
Belgian wrote:Phillips Ginger Beer - wow what a great base for a marinade, I could add roasted chilies, crushed garlic, some limes...

Has a pleasant floral quality as a beer to drink as well. Ginger is VERY good for your stomach, so this is worth trying at least one of. Good brewery!
Decided to open my bottle tonight hoping for a refreshing beer after a softball game in 30 degree heat. Didn't like it at all. way too much ginger.

I happen to like ginger. It goes raw in my carrot juice. I drink that powerful Maine Ginger Root Brew, and those naturally-made Reids Ginger Beers - so this beer was up my alley.

Perhaps people should have it with Jamaican food like Stew Beef, Jerk Chicken, fried plantain and so on. That would be about perfect.


I had it with sushi, like they suggested on the label. I found it paired wonderfully.
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Postby andrewrg » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:04 am

Nickelbrook Berliner
10 Bitter Years

At Burger Bar last night. Still crappy service. 10BY tasted off--going to guess it was either super-old or lines were dirty. Aim to never go back to Burger Bar.
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Postby kafercrazy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:47 am

Church Key Pale Ale.
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Postby cratez » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:59 am

Last night at home:

Southern Tier 2X Stout
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
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Postby electroluminescent » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:18 pm

Cottage trip is going swimmingly so far...

New Morning Saison
10 Bitter Years
Flying Monkey Smashbomb
Fullers London Porter
Great Lakes/Amsterdam Farmhouse Ale
Great Lakes Buffalo Bourbon Barrel Aged 25th Ann Porter
Howe Sound Total Eclipse Of The Hop (thanks Cale)
Neustadt Sourkraut
Weihenstephaner Hefe

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