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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:27 pm

a couple of times in recent weeks
Creemore Boundless IPA
I liked this a lot. The hops were present but not overbearing. I would probably call this a Pale Ale instead of an IPA

tonight
Folly Heist Sour Pale Ale
There are so many sour-type beers available now. I like trying them, but for many, one is enough. But I'm really liking this one. It's not too sour, making it more drinkable than some I've had.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:40 pm

Maclean's LazyHazyIPAzy

Nice flavour, but thin body to go with the 4.8% alcohol. I generally like the heavier IPAs, but can't say this one isn't OK when arriving home from work on a hot, humid summer's day.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:06 pm

Nickel Brook Party Dad

Funny name and label, it's billed as a "Crushable IPA" due to the 3.5% alcohol. But this is a real disappointment. Very thin and just not enough flavour to make up for it.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BartOwl » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:51 pm

GLB Voodoo Haze Mama DIPA i think I detect citra hops. Anyway it is quite good.
Bench Stone Road. This wit beer is not bad but nothing special.

I am heading to buffalo snd premier gourmet. Any recommendations for IPAs or abbey beers would be appreciated.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:26 pm

Bronan Vermont IPA - second time having this, better than first. I could quaff a few of these walking around Street Fest.

Happy Jazz Weekend Friday!

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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:56 am

Out and about this past weekend:
Beerlab! Slice Pale Ale (sample)
Beerlab! Amarillo Saison (sample)
Beerlab! Clearer Than Never - Citra (sample)
Godspeed Otsukaresama (draft)
Granite Summer Ale w/ Amarillo (cask)
Sandwich Prairie Sunshine (draft)
Neustadt Springs Scottish Ale (draft)

Over the week at home:
Bellwoods & Evil Twin Fruit Helmet - Guava/Grapefruit/Mango/Dragonfruit
Skeleton Crew Knucklebone IPA
Rainhard Rage And Love: Peach And Passionfruit
Bellwoods Milkshark - Pineapple/Coconut
Bellwoods Farmageddon - Raspberry & Black Raspberry
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What're you Godspeeding?

Postby Belgian » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:43 pm

A Mini-Session of cans from my local heroes on Coxwell:

Godspeed Gokurosama Kölsch Style Ale
Godspeed Světlý Ležák (12°) Czech Pilsener / Světlý
Godspeed Hagoromo Helles (new, incredibly floral and herbal, struck me as quite different.)
Godspeed Tmavy Lezak Czech Dark Lager

I would definitely at least check out the outstanding Kölsch, the various really satisfying Ležák beers if you have not yet had a chance.
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Sons of Kent 8Track XPA

Postby GtownRandy » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:37 am

Enjoyed a few of these last week, a hazy hoppy Citra ale. Canned July 8 from Superstore. My new fave!
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:43 pm

Rogue Combat Wombat. I really enjoy it and think it might be a good Sour for people who don’t actually like Sours.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:12 am

Long weekend getaway in Holland, MI and Milwaukee, WI:

At Waverly Stone Gastropub:
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale (draft)
New Holland Tangerine Space Machine (draft)

At New Holland Brewing Pub On 8th:
New Holland Passion Blaster (sample)
New Holland Mad Hatter American IPA (draft)
New Holland The Poet: Port Barrel Aged (sample)
New Holland Hoptronix Double IPA (draft)

At Hops at 84 East:
Founders Pilsner (draft)
Lord Hobo Pineapple Glorious IPA (draft)

At Big Lake Brewing:
Big Lake Stoner IPA (draft)
Big Lake Lake King (draft)

On the Lake Express ferry from Muskegon to Milwaukee:
New Glarus Spotted Cow (sample)
Karben4 Fantasy Factory India Pale Ale (can)

At The Sugar Maple - Rounds 1 & 2:
Vintage Gotter Otter EPA (draft)
Epic Son Of A Baptist - Coffee Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs (nitro)
Three Floyds Backhanded Panther (draft)
Three Floyds Pride & Joy Mild Ale (draft)
Lagunitas One Hitter Series: Phase Change (draft)

At Wisconsin Cheese Mart:
Lakefront Riverwest Stein (draft)
Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter (nitro)

At Centraal Grand Café & Tappery:
Hop Haus 1st & 10 Red Ale (draft)
Deschutes Fresh Haze IPA (draft)

At Burnhearts:
Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger (draft)
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Onyx (draft)

At Café Benelux:
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (draft)
Lowlands Hollander Belgian IPA (draft)

At The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub:
Central Waters Mimosa - Brut Pilsner & NE IPA Hybrid (draft)
Bear Republic Weekend In Berlin (sample)
Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA (draft)

At Goodkind:
Three Floyds Region X (draft)
Bear Republic Black Raven (nitro)

At Lakefront Brewery:
Lakefront Maibock (draft)
Lakefront India Pale Ale (draft)
Lakefront Hazy Rabbit (flight sample)
Lakefront Funnel Cake Cream Ale (flight sample)
Lakefront My Turn #30 Chuck Malt Liquor (flight sample)
Lakefront Brewers Series: Gose w/ Lime & Salt (flight sample)

At Eagle Park Brewing:
Eagle Park Demon Haze (draft)
Eagle Park Apricot Peach Sour (sample)
Eagle Park East? I Thought You Said West! (draft)

At Ale Asylum Riverhouse Milwaukee:
Ale Asylum Hopalicious (draft)
Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit (draft)

BeerIsGood wrote:Rogue Combat Wombat. I really enjoy it and think it might be a good Sour for people who don’t actually like Sours.

Yeah. It's hard to put my finger on what I like about this one, but it has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it enjoyable IMO.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby JaseWescott » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:49 pm

Empties
Omnipollo Raspberry Aniara - SO TART :oops:
Crooked Stave Sour Rose
Lost Craft Tropical Radler - The Pineapple Juice makes this radler.
Left Field Squeeze Play Black Currant
Evil Twin E is for Elderberry
Collective Arts Hazy State - I prefer State of Mind
Collective Arts IPA No. 10
Beau's Radler - I found this radler similar to the Budweiser Grapefruit Radler.
Cameron's Jurassic IPA
Mill St. Rhuby Cove - good flavours here but way too thin
Mill St. Kombucha Radler
Mill St. Stock Ale
Fourpure Coastline
Brickworks Lemonade Cider Radler
Lost Craft Apple Cider
Great Lakes Brewery Robohop - great beer and still all time great label :)
Side Launch Hibiscus Sour - everything was good with this beer until I read "natural raspberry flavor"
Hometown Brewing Company Blue County Blueberry Saison
Ace Hill Hard Kombucha
Granville Island False Creek Raspberry Ale
Budweiser Jim Beam Copper Lager - surprisingly good 8)
Bobcaygeon Northern Lights
Royal Canadian Mead - Feels Like Friday


Note: I found IPA No. 10 and Hazy State remarkably similar looking, similar hop additions, both have hop burn and moderate to high carbonation. not sure I like the direction Collective Arts beers are heading.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:59 pm

JaseWescott wrote:Empties
Omnipollo Raspberry Aniara - SO TART :oops:
Crooked Stave Sour Rose
Lost Craft Tropical Radler - The Pineapple Juice makes this radler.
Left Field Squeeze Play Black Currant
Evil Twin E is for Elderberry
Collective Arts Hazy State - I prefer State of Mind
Collective Arts IPA No. 10
Beau's Radler - I found this radler similar to the Budweiser Grapefruit Radler.
Cameron's Jurassic IPA
Mill St. Rhuby Cove - good flavours here but way too thin
Mill St. Kombucha Radler
Mill St. Stock Ale
Fourpure Coastline
Brickworks Lemonade Cider Radler
Lost Craft Apple Cider
Great Lakes Brewery Robohop - great beer and still all time great label :)
Side Launch Hibiscus Sour - everything was good with this beer until I read "natural raspberry flavor"
Hometown Brewing Company Blue County Blueberry Saison
Ace Hill Hard Kombucha
Granville Island False Creek Raspberry Ale
Budweiser Jim Beam Copper Lager - surprisingly good 8)
Bobcaygeon Northern Lights
Royal Canadian Mead - Feels Like Friday


Note: I found IPA No. 10 and Hazy State remarkably similar looking, similar hop additions, both have hop burn and moderate to high carbonation. not sure I like the direction Collective Arts beers are heading.


I found Hazy State and IPA #10 to be good but below the vast majority of beers I’ve had from the brewery. However, I didn’t care for the Pina Colada Sour very much at all. Just a bad combo for me perhaps.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby JaseWescott » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:15 pm

BeerIsGood wrote:I found Hazy State and IPA #10 to be good but below the vast majority of beers I’ve had from the brewery. However, I didn’t care for the Pina Colada Sour very much at all. Just a bad combo for me perhaps.


I haven't tried the Pina Colada Sour. Left Field has one. I really enjoyed IPA No. 4, IPA No. 5 and the Liquid Arts Milkshake IPA :D I didn't care for the Sour Pumpkin Ale and wish they make a new seasonal for Fall like a Gruit or Harvest ale or ANYTHING.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:25 pm

Big Rock The Darcys Poolside Grapefruit Lager

If you like Radlers or light fruity lagers on a hot summer's day, then I would recommend.....you choose something other than this one. I like many of the beers of this type that I have tried, but this one was bleh.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BartOwl » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:18 pm

In Normandy, I am drinking a local brew called Northmen Biere Brune by Ferme Brasserie La Chapelle. There is lots of malt complexity, with plenty of roasty coffee notes, chocolate, raisin etc. Half way between a double and a stout, I would recommend it.

Also, I have enjoyed some local cidre here.

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