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Originally posted by RVARob:
I had Coors Light last night by the pool. I wasn't drinking for quality, but rather quantity.

In reference to above conversations, I too am peeved about the recent move with craft brewers to keep adding more and more hops. The beers are IMO often undrinkable. My dad is a huge Hop-Head and I don't know how he does.

My theory is that the hop-war is driven by two things:

1. It gives the Brewery X a one-up on Brewery Y because "We used more hops than this guy!"

2. Its the easiest taste to distinguish in a beer, so any moronic hipster can taste it and say, "Wow! This beer is so hoppy! I love it!!" Thus, instantly becoming a beer conisseur.

A couple years ago, you used to be able to find wonderfully balanced, and drinkable craft beers. Brooklyn Brown is still one of my all time favorites. The Left Hand Nitro Stout also comes to my mind. Sam Adams surprisingly also puts out some sensational seasonals as well. IMO, of course.


Amen. I've finally come to realize that I don't like IPA's and that the "More Hops" mantra simply leads to increasingly bitter beers.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Goose Island Sofie

Wonderful hot weather beer.


All this hot weather talk. Is it hot in Toronto as well?

Currently 68 in Santa Fe, but would be happy to enjoy a Sofie.


Currently 93F and feels like 109F with the humidity (according to the weather network). It's hot. Crotch-pot cooking hot. The police to show people how hot it was, baked chocolate chip cookies on the dash of a cruiser yesterday.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
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Originally posted by RVARob:

2. Its the easiest taste to distinguish in a beer, so any moronic hipster can taste it and say, "Wow! This beer is so hoppy! I love it!!" Thus, instantly becoming a beer conisseur.



Frown

<---- Moronic hipster, it seems.


C'mon. Saying a beer is too hoppy, is like saying a wine is too grapey. Roll Eyes
I love IPA's and bitters, btw.
Too grapey like "this Aussie Shiraz tastes like Welshes Grape Jelley!"?

I went to an IPA cask tasting with abour 40 beers a couple of months ago. They were all so far over hopped there were maybe only 4 beers which you would be able to drink a full pint of (let along more than one). And I like hops! Heck one of my best friends has a hops farm! I pick them fresh and eat hops shoots all spring.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
Birradamare Na Biretta Rossa


What's that? Where did you have it and how was it?


It's one of them EYE-talian numbers.

it's a reddish bock, and it's delicious.

I had some at the best freekin' pizza joint in Miami. It's called Stanzione 87 and it opened up a couple of months ago. The do pizza napoletana. Young guy, 23, who's really into it and really knows his stuff. I'm there once or twice a week.

It's down the street from my house, so let me know if you're ever in the area and we'll grab some.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
Birradamare Na Biretta Rossa


What's that? Where did you have it and how was it?


It's one of them EYE-talian numbers.

it's a reddish bock, and it's delicious.

I had some at the best freekin' pizza joint in Miami. It's called Stanzione 87 and it opened up a couple of months ago. The do pizza napoletana. Young guy, 23, who's really into it and really knows his stuff. I'm there once or twice a week.

It's down the street from my house, so let me know if you're ever in the area and we'll grab some.


I am almost never down there but may have to make a trip.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
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Originally posted by RVARob:

2. Its the easiest taste to distinguish in a beer, so any moronic hipster can taste it and say, "Wow! This beer is so hoppy! I love it!!" Thus, instantly becoming a beer conisseur.



Frown

<---- Moronic hipster, it seems.


+1

Last night was in the mood

Pliny the Elder
Knee Deep Hoptologist
Temptation
Supplication
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
Shiner Blonde
Shiner 101 Czech Style
Sam Adams Octoberfest (as good as it was last year!!!) Smile

How are you getting Shiner in Palm Beach? Thought it was only sold in Texas.


Nope. They sell it in Florida.

Usually just the regular Shiner. But right now they are selling a six pack of mixed Shiner beers. So I still have 4 more Shiner beers to go through.

I actually never knew that Shiner made anything other than the Bock. When I lived in Texas, that is all I ever drank, after having made the mistake one time of ordering a "Lone Star" and being put in my place by the waiter.
i tried the dogfish 120 after being very highly recommended took it home and wow. but for me wow in a bad way. i couldnt drink it. way to strong for me. 20 percent alcohol and the flavor just way way too much. im impressed that you liked it!! the funny thing is i really do like the dogfish 60 min and 90 min ipa's. i used to drink them until i read there was 320 calories in a 90 min. ehh ill stick to wine for that amount of calories.
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Originally posted by Drdanieltarifi:
i tried the dogfish 120 after being very highly recommended took it home and wow. but for me wow in a bad way. i couldnt drink it. way to strong for me. 20 percent alcohol and the flavor just way way too much. im impressed that you liked it!! the funny thing is i really do like the dogfish 60 min and 90 min ipa's. i used to drink them until i read there was 320 calories in a 90 min. ehh ill stick to wine for that amount of calories.


Agreed. The DH 120 Minute is more of a novelty item, IMO. It's fun to try, but that's about it. I imagine it could double as cough medicine Big Grin
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Originally posted by Drdanieltarifi:
i tried the dogfish 120 after being very highly recommended took it home and wow. but for me wow in a bad way. i couldnt drink it. way to strong for me. 20 percent alcohol and the flavor just way way too much. im impressed that you liked it!! the funny thing is i really do like the dogfish 60 min and 90 min ipa's. i used to drink them until i read there was 320 calories in a 90 min. ehh ill stick to wine for that amount of calories.


320 calories in the 90 -- so essentially, the 120 minute was dessert!!
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by Drdanieltarifi:
i tried the dogfish 120 after being very highly recommended took it home and wow. but for me wow in a bad way. i couldnt drink it. way to strong for me. 20 percent alcohol and the flavor just way way too much. im impressed that you liked it!! the funny thing is i really do like the dogfish 60 min and 90 min ipa's. i used to drink them until i read there was 320 calories in a 90 min. ehh ill stick to wine for that amount of calories.


Agreed. The DH 120 Minute is more of a novelty item, IMO. It's fun to try, but that's about it. I imagine it could double as cough medicine Big Grin


It was a tad on the harsh side. Nothing I likely will ever have a hankering for especially now that I know the approx calorie count.

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