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    Had this while I was angrily slurping up every word in all of Schroys awesome threads this weekend.

    Gotta say, have to agree with an earlier poster, Sam Adams is starting to really get a bit out there with these experimental beers. This one is called the Stony Brook Red out of it's Oak Barrel Room Collection and it was extremley tart and citrusy. Tart citrus is one of my favorite flavors, but not in beer.

    A bit disappointed--more Zima than what I thought an Oak Barrel Belgian Red Ale would taste like. I have one of their Oak Barrel Stout's I'll probably try this weekend while raging about a Maganus thread.


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    I drank a bunch of Long Trail Pale Ale on Saturday, which I really enjoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    I drank a bunch of Long Trail Pale Ale on Saturday, which I really enjoyed.
    a little maltier and less hoppy than most of the Pale Ale these days.

    another one you might like is Smuttynose Shoal Pale Ale.

    i think Smuttynose is the best all around brewery in New England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    a little maltier and less hoppy than most of the Pale Ale these days.

    another one you might like is Smuttynose Shoal Pale Ale.

    i think Smuttynose is the best all around brewery in New England.
    That's why I dug it. So many of the IPAs now add an insane amount of hops. They become too floral and bitter for my taste.

    Thanks for the tip on Smuttynose. Haven't seen that at my distributorship, but will check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    That's why I dug it. So many of the IPAs now add an insane amount of hops. They become too floral and bitter for my taste.

    Thanks for the tip on Smuttynose. Haven't seen that at my distributorship, but will check.
    It could be a bit hoppy for you but it's not over the top.

    I like hoopy ales if there is a citrus thing going on. I'm not really into just the hop/pinecone taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    Tripel Karmeliet: Fukcing awesome beer. Absolutely love it. Sweet and dry with a great finish. Careful though, 8.4 ABV

    Fuk dat! drinking a bottle of heineken light right now
    dang don't know what took me so long to get it.
    getting right! for the game tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    a little maltier and less hoppy than most of the Pale Ale these days.

    another one you might like is Smuttynose Shoal Pale Ale.

    i think Smuttynose is the best all around brewery in New England.
    Have enjoyed some of Smuttynose's brew.. but best brewery in NE goes to Ottercreek/Wolaver's. IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantle & Namath View Post
    Have enjoyed some of Smuttynose's brew.. but best brewery in NE goes to Ottercreek/Wolaver's. IMO.
    That surprises me a little bit based on some of the ales you like. I was at their brewery recently and found their stuff pretty light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechJet View Post
    Fuk dat! drinking a bottle of heineken light right now
    dang don't know what took me so long to get it.
    getting right! for the game tonight
    Cool man, glad you like to drink piss. Thanks for the hijack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    It could be a bit hoppy for you but it's not over the top.

    I like hoopy ales if there is a citrus thing going on. I'm not really into just the hop/pinecone taste.
    Anything like Noble Pills is like drinking grass. I can't drink anything hoppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantle & Namath View Post
    Anyone out west want to send me a few bottles of Russian River's Pliney the Elder. Can't get it on the east coast.


    So I got more raised eyebrows than leads this weekend for Pliney the Elder. I still have to make it to Whole Foods.

    In Berkeley I buy Fuller's ESB. (about $4 for 22oz). Nearby I found the steal of the week in Red Hook ESB 24oz on sale for $2.25!!!

    I have no idea how ESB comes about, but it's my favorite craft brew. Great change-up over Sierra and Lagunitas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    So I got more raised eyebrows than leads this weekend for Pliney the Elder. I still have to make it to Whole Foods.

    In Berkeley I buy Fuller's ESB. (about $4 for 22oz). Nearby I found the steal of the week in Red Hook ESB 24oz on sale for $2.25!!!

    I have no idea how ESB comes about, but it's my favorite craft brew. Great change-up over Sierra and Lagunitas.
    Just saw this now. Let me now how you make out. I'm in no rush or anything.

    Fuller's ESB by the way is an exceptional.. Red Hood... so-so

    If you haven't had it already look out for Left Hand - Sawtooth Ale. One of the better ESB's I've had not made by Fuller.

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    Have any of you guys ever been to the Yard House? It's a chain, one opened recently in Yonkers that I have been to, about 140 brews on tap great tunes, big TV's for sports and decent food.

    http://www.yardhouse.com/locations/coming-soon.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    Anything like Noble Pills is like drinking grass. I can't drink anything hoppy.
    Noble Pils is an homage to European pilsners. Every light lager out there (BudMillerCoors, Heineken, Stella, Labatt, etc, etc, etc) is a bastardization of the European pilsner (or "pils," as the Germans called them.) The Czechs, and Germans after them, created pilsners that were all malt and well-hopped. The hop varieties used are known as Noble hops. Noble hops are the 4 most widely used hop varieties (Hallertau, Spalt, Tettnang, and Saaz) grown in central Europe. They tend to have a mellow herbal flavor to them. The Saaz hops in particular are known to lend a grassy flavor.

    Typically European brewers only use one or two of the four varieties in their pilsners. Sam Adams used a blend of all four. None of this will change your mind and make you like the beer. But it's still cool IMO.

    I've learned that hoppy beers can be an acquired taste. I used to hate them just as you did. Now I can't get enough of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sourceworx View Post
    I've learned that hoppy beers can be an acquired taste. I used to hate them just as you did. Now I can't get enough of them.
    Thank God we got rid of Schotty, you were just about to flip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoulDuke View Post
    Thank God we got rid of Schotty, you were just about to flip.
    Not happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sourceworx View Post
    Not happening.
    BTW I 'imported' (read: had a buddy send it to me) 2 kits from Northern brewer. A Heffe and an IPA.

    They'll be my first batches with a secondary fermentation. Nothing tricky with that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoulDuke View Post
    BTW I 'imported' (read: had a buddy send it to me) 2 kits from Northern brewer. A Heffe and an IPA.

    They'll be my first batches with a secondary fermentation. Nothing tricky with that right?
    No. Just siphon from one fermenter to the other.

    Which IPA did you get? They have several of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourceworx View Post
    No. Just siphon from one fermenter to the other.

    Which IPA did you get? They have several of them.
    This heffe

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...tract-kit.html


    And this IPA (I think, I can't find my order confirmation)

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...tract-kit.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoulDuke View Post
    This heffe

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...tract-kit.html


    And this IPA (I think, I can't find my order confirmation)

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...tract-kit.html
    That's not an IPA kit. That's a pale ale. I've heard it's supposed to be a good all around beer. But I've never tried it.

    My friend did the hefe kit. It's comes out like your typical German hefe.

    I tried their Irish Red kit a while back. That came out really good. And I just bought the ingredients to do an all grain version of their patersbier, which I heard is awesome.

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