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Your last five beers

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:36 pm

Here are mine.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA. What does extra mean? Is it like in extra bitter, meaning a higher alcohol content? From Copp's, on sale.

Lake Louie Kiss the Lips IPA. From my neighborhood joint, the Zuzu Cafe.

Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA on tap, with dinner at the Brasserie V. Yes, I know I should have had a Belgium, but I've been on an IPA kick for a decade or so.

Sand Creek's Wild Ride IPA from Brennan's. One of my very favorites.

Hales' Brewery (Seattle) Mongoose IPA , also from Brennan's. They were out of another favorite, the IPA from Avery of Boulder, so I bought this on a whim. One of the worse beers (of any type) I've ever had. Don't know if it was just a bad batch, but I will never try it again.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby Endo Rockstar » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:56 pm

Ranger IPA

Dogfish head 90 minute IPA (the last of my reserves since they pulled out of town)

Great Dane Speedbump

Rusch River Amber --my new favorite amber. From River Falls.

Three Floyds Alpha King

-Dan Motor
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby gargantua » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:37 pm

Ale Asylum Hopalicious (bottle)

O'so Brewing Hop Whuppin' IPA (on tap at Jac's)

New Holland Dragon's Milk (also on tap at Jac's)

Ale Asylum Sticky McDoogle Scotch Ale (bottle)

Anderson Valley Imperial IPA (bottle).

I would recommend any of them.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby Brainraid » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:04 pm

Hub City Brewing Snow Bunny Ale
Yakima Glory by Victory Brewing Co, PA
Liefman's Cuvee Brut
DeRanke XX Bitter
Dogfishhead 90 Min IPA
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby bdog » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:35 am

Bud Light.

Bud Light.

Bud Light.

Bud Light.

and to satisfy the snob in me....

just kidding...Bud Light.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:49 am

Half Grumpy Elder half Hop Farm @ Grumpy Troll

Supper Club in a can

Pabst in a can

Trappist Rochefort 10

Moon Man in a bottle
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby wallrock » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:44 am

Great Lakes Burning River Pale - on tap at the Village Green last night.

Rush River Bubblejack IPA - bottle. I first tried this last year when I was in Minneapolis and I'm very happy they're distributing to Madison now.

Potosi Pilsner - bottle. My brother-in-law, a UW-Platteville alum, insists that I'll get sick from drinking Potosi beer due to something wrong with the water there. I have disproved this claim on multiple occasions now.

Tyranena Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter - I had two of a four pack last Friday after fish fry at the Avenue. Put me right to sleep.

Capital Amber - on tap at the Avenue, since they were out of my first choice Esser's Best.

Central Waters Illumination Imperial IPA - bottle. I was in the mood for an IIPA and it came down to a coin-flip between this and the NG one. That was a win-win situation.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby rrnate » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:59 am

* Makeweight from Furthermore - gosh, do I love this. I don't even really know what style you'd call it (some sort of belgian-IPA deal but also very malty) but I would drink this year-round if I could.

* Ballistic IPA from Ale Asylum - I've drank enough of it now that I'm getting tired of it, but when it's first out in the year I love the hops + citrus flavor.

* New Glarus Two Woman Lager - a pal gave me a couple of these at a recording session on Wednesday and it was pretty good! I've been drinking mostly heavy beer lately, so it was nice to drink something a little lighter. Flavor is pretty sweet!

* New Glarus Smoked Rye - a delicious smoky beer. I think this follows some of the same base recipe that they use for their apple ale, but obviously turns out pretty different. One goes a long way, but one is pretty delicious.

* New Glarus IIPA - for holding out on hops for such a long time, they've sure got in on the action now. Really like this - might be the hoppiest of all locals.

***Bonus Beer - Capital Maibach - love to down some of these and wait for when it actually feels like spring. An excellent "outside" beer.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby barreg » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:38 am

I like the malts much more than the hops...

Ale Asylum Madtown Nut Brown Ale

Dogfishhead Indian Brown Ale

Moose Drool Brown Ale

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby Crow » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:13 am

New Glarus Totally Naked. Normally I'd wait until the weather is somewhat warmer, but pitchers are on special at Dexter's.

Schlitz in a Tall Boy. Don't judge me.

Rhinelander on tap. Just a small sample to be assured of its terribleness. And good christ, it's awful.

Sun King Brewery's Sunlight Cream Ale. It's an Indianapolis brewery, and I was in Indianapolis. S'all right.

Upland Dragonfly IPA. Again, Indiana. Not bad.

None of the above really reflect my beer likes and dislikes. Put it in front of me, and I'll drink it. Sort of sad, now that I think about it...
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby Bad Gradger » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:43 am

Kirkland Amber Ale and IPA - I was padding out my rewards purchase and decided to try Costco's house brand. Pretty decent, although the amber is creamier than should be for the style. The IPA is going to be on the weak side for you hopheads. Only comes in the sampler case with those two plus their American Ale and Belgian White.

New Glarus Smoked Rye and Imperial Weizen - The Smoked Rye is really interesting and unique. Drinking one gave me an urge for deer sausage, which was too bad because I didn't have any. As for the Weizen, it's a sneaky beer: though you know it's boozy, it surprises you anyway.

Homebrew pilsener - A bit bitterer than I intended, but otherwise enjoyable.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby Ducatista » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:31 pm

New Glarus Fat Squirrel (4 left in the fridge)
Capital Wisconsin Amber
Leffe Brune/Bruin
Brand
Brouwerij 't IJ PaasIJ

Just got back from a couple weeks in Amsterdam, which is where I had the last three. Leffe Bruin is my go-to dark ale over there, & available here. Brand is a meh pilsner, nothing to write home about. The PaasIJ was awesome, not least because we were drinking it outside at the brewery in 77 degree sunshine while it was in the grey 40s in Madison.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:46 pm

Crow wrote:
Schlitz in a Tall Boy. Don't judge me.


I would only judge you wise. Any hipsters who have fooled themselves into thinking Pabst is drinkable, should really switch to Schlitz.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby ilikebeans » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:22 pm

narcoleptish wrote:
Crow wrote:
Schlitz in a Tall Boy. Don't judge me.


I would only judge you wise. Any hipsters who have fooled themselves into thinking Pabst is drinkable, should really switch to Schlitz.

Agreed. If only Schlitz was available at more watering holes. They need to adopt the Pabst stealth non-marketing campaign.
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Re: Your last five beers

Postby BrianV66 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:31 pm

NG Honey Bock - haven't met an NG product I didn't like...

Stella - it's fine

Red Stripe - mostly, I like the shape of the bottle.

Capital Maibock - enjoyable

NG Totally Naked - see above...
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