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Yesterday all on tap:

New Belgium Dig
Nice pale ale but a bit more hoppy like an IPA. Citrus finish. Probably won't seek out again.

Palm Speciale
Good Belgium style ale. Roasty, toasty kind of affair. Bit jumbled on the palate. Not likely to order again.

Peticolas Velvet Hammer
Tasty Imperial Red. Good balance and weight on the palate. Would order again.
Yesterday all on tap:

* Victory Ale
* Dogfish Head Immort Ale
* Victory Storm King (CASK)

The Victory Ale is a nice Helles. Light citrus nose. Clean and refreshing palate. Good weekend pool or lake beer.

The Dogfish had a floral nose. Palate had a bit of licorice but an odd medicinal component. Don't recommend.

The Victory Storm King is a kick a$$ PULLED stout. Roasty and toasty with a hint of dark chocolate and bitters on the finish. Recommended to highly recommended.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Dogfish Immort..... Don't recommend.

Not to my taste either.



Yesterday, I picked up a 6 pack of Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin. My local store had been out for almost a month, so I was glad to see it back. Not the same beer. Frown VERY very grapefruity and missing the subtle hop blend that I so liked in previous batches. I hope this is just an off batch and that they didn't change the recipe.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Dogfish Immort..... Don't recommend.

Not to my taste either.



Yesterday, I picked up a 6 pack of Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin. My local store had been out for almost a month, so I was glad to see it back. Not the same beer. Frown VERY very grapefruity and missing the subtle hop blend that I so liked in previous batches. I hope this is just an off batch and that they didn't change the recipe.

PH



Interesting...I just back from the store I found this at. They have been out for 2 wks now. I have the last 6 pack in my fridge downstairs and had one last night...still tasted the same...love this beer...it would be my luck if they changed it Mad
Yesterday, all on tap:

* North Coast Red Seal
* Rogue Double Chocolate Stout
* Stone Double Bastard

The North Coast was a nice pale ale but a little light on the nose and palate for my preferences.

The Rogue was a nice chocolate stout. Good aromas and flavors. Wouldn't hesitate to order again.

The Stone is not as strong of a strong ale as anticipated. Bit subdued nose, good round palate. Would order again.
From today's news in Baltimore: (Look at the last sentence in the news report:
"A beer truck caught fire in the 200 block of Oak Manor Drive off Oakwood Road in Glen Burnie Thursday morning.

Anne Arundel County fire fighters say the initial call came in just after 11am.

Witnesses to the fire say the deliver truck had a Blue Moon Beer logo on the side of it.

Anne Arundel County fire officials say there were no injuries reported and no word on what caused the fire. There is also no word on whether the fire affected the beer on board the truck.
Hop-Slam...being in Cleveland Ive never had a problem sourcing this at release. My neighbor retailer guy sold it out in a day! (said his allo was way down) which left me scrambling. I found a case and have been slowly (10%) enjoying it, that said Im wondering where the buzz is coming from? (I even sent a case to a fellow board member in NC last year with out much trouble).
I really like the beer...it's a Pre Spring ritual and it is unique in it flavor profile, but wow, is it becoming another Pliny?
Friday all on tap:

* Victory Golden Monkey
* Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA
* Barbar Winter Bok

Victory is a lighter, golden styled Belgium Ale. Clean with good weight. Recommended.

Great Divide is a super, clean and smooth Double IPA. Nice floral, spice and vanilla elements from the barrel aging. Recommended.

Barbar was a nice strong ale. Hint of spice on the nose and palate. Recommended.
Saturday all on tap:

* Murphy Irish Red
* Dogfish Head Aprihop
* Great Divide Old Ruffian

Murphy is copper colored, clear with a short head. Light nose and palate of malt and hops. OK.

Dogfish is copper colored, clear with a short head. Nose of hops and light but pleasant apricot notes. Light bitters and barely noticable apricot on the palate. OK.

Great Divide Old Ruffian is dark copper colored, clear with a medium head. Nose of spice, pear, hops and caramel. Flavors of caramel, spice and bitters. Good.
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
We tried 37 different beers ( blind) last night.

I may not post in this thread for a few days.


Any aspirin this morning?


No, I was well prepared, ( large meal BEFORE tasting) and we tasted over a 6 hour time frame at our home.

Just had my fill of beer for a few days. Wink

We even opened two bottles of wine after all the beer. Eek
Tuesday all on tap:

* Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot
* Real Ale Phoenixx Double ESB
* Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11

Lagunitas was a solid imperial brown ale; one of the best I've had lately. Would order again.

Real Ale was a kick a$$ extra strong bitters. Love the finish. Recommended.

Stone barely had any noticable fruit. Good beer overall but misses the intended target in my mind.
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Originally posted by NolanE:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by NolanE:
Rogue Voodoo Doughnuts Bacon Maple Ale

Eek Tell me you're not making that up!!!
Where can I get some?
We've been Portland Voodoo bacon/maplebar fans for years! Big Grin
Bought it locally. It was considerably better than I expected, I will be buying more.

Looked around, few had heard of it, and no one had it here locally. Ended up buying off their website & paying no small amount of shipping.
Yesterday all on tap:

* Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale
* Rahr and Sons Bucking Bock
* Deep Ellum DreamCrusher

The Shiner was copper colored in the glass, fairly clear with a tiny head. The nose was light but a pleasant floral nose. The palate was a light to medium palate, fairly clean & refreshing. OK. Doesn't rock my world.

The Rahr was golden colored in the glass, fairly clear with a tiny head. the nose was light & slightly muddled. The palate was earthy, almost bretty. Pass.

The Deep Ellum was dark bronze colored in the glass, slightly opaque with a medium head. The nose was full of apricots & peaches with a hint flowers. Flavors were apricot core with a hint of peach and a strong bitters finish. Good. I'd order again.
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Originally posted by NolanE:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by NolanE:
Rogue Voodoo Doughnuts Bacon Maple Ale

Eek Tell me you're not making that up!!!
Where can I get some?
We've been Portland Voodoo bacon/maplebar fans for years! Big Grin
Bought it locally. It was considerably better than I expected, I will be buying more.

Nolan:

Where did you get that beer? I would love to drink a few of those. Text me with the details of where to outsource it.
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Originally posted by JAR:
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Originally posted by NolanE:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by NolanE:
Rogue Voodoo Doughnuts Bacon Maple Ale

Eek Tell me you're not making that up!!!
Where can I get some?
We've been Portland Voodoo bacon/maplebar fans for years! Big Grin
Bought it locally. It was considerably better than I expected, I will be buying more.

Nolan:

Where did you get that beer? I would love to drink a few of those. Text me with the details of where to outsource it.
Got it at Spec's. Seems to be going quick, our one case sold in less than a week.
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Originally posted by NolanE:
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Originally posted by JAR:
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Originally posted by NolanE:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by NolanE:
Rogue Voodoo Doughnuts Bacon Maple Ale

Eek Tell me you're not making that up!!!
Where can I get some?
We've been Portland Voodoo bacon/maplebar fans for years! Big Grin
Bought it locally. It was considerably better than I expected, I will be buying more.

Nolan:

Where did you get that beer? I would love to drink a few of those. Text me with the details of where to outsource it.
Got it at Spec's. Seems to be going quick, our one case sold in less than a week.

Nolan:

If it's not too inconvenient, can you please check if they still have any in inventory at the Smith's Specs.
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Originally posted by Qhdeputy:
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Originally posted by Qhdeputy:
Jar,

They have it availible on their website.


Just ordered a couple. We shall see. I love the doughnuts we shall see about the beer.

I ordered two bottles and gave them both to my daughter on her 22nd birthday. She's the one most wild about Voodoo doughnuts. Maybe she'll let me try one.
Yesterday all on tap:

* Moylans Kilt Lifter
* Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish stout
* Moylans Moylander Double IPA

The Kilt Lifter is a reddish, copper color in the glass, slightly opaque with a short head. Nose is simple with lightly roasted hops. The palate is citrus and malt flavors with a fairly clean presence and a medium weight. Good.

The stout is dark brown color in the glass, opaque throughout with a nice tight head. The nose is a mix of dark chocolate and coffee. The palate is split between coffee and cocoa powder with a clean presence and medium weight. Good to very good.

The IPA is gold color in the glass, slightly opaque with a good medium head. The nose consists of lemon pledge, pineapple and hops. The palate is dried pineapple and dominating bitters with a medium weight and lengthy finish. Good to very good.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Guinness
It's cold and raining today in Paris. After braving the elements for about 4 hours, we popped into a little pub for about 20 mins and had a Guinness. It was glorious and helped warm my bones. Not much is open on Sunday, so this was a good find.


Which district are you all staying in?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Which district are you all staying in?
1st. At the Westin near the Louvre.


Ah, I have found several places open in the 5th & 6th (Latin Quarter) open on Sunday.

Enjoy your time in a grand city!
Thanks, we are having a blast. We were actually in the Latin Quarter this afternoon when it started raining. We are picking out a diff. area each day and just walking and eating. My fav. way to get to know a city. Off to L'Atelier tonight.

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