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#15451 Post by BRhoades » July 13th, 2018, 6:39 pm

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Monkish Brewing Co. Cousin of Death. DDH DIPA. Hopped with Citra and Motueka. 8.4% ABV. One of the best out of the gate Monkish beers I've had in a long time. Wonderful aromatics of all kinds of citrus that mingle around a backdrop of green earthy dankness. Massive citrus on the palate, oranges, sweet red grapefruit and the pith of all of them,it's juicy and hoppy AF. At this young stage it's a caged hoppy beast just waiting to explode but yet incredibly balanced and so fun to drink, I cannot wait to see how this ages out. I have said before, Henry isn't brewing or trying to copy North East styled beers, he's brewing his new breed of west coast IPAs and this is a testament to that style. West coast perfection.

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Beer sounds great Bud. I've always been impressed with Henry and he seems to be at the top of his game. I'm sure you've had a front row seat and it must be fun to watch. When you posted the pic of the label yesterday, I thought they did a collab with The Veil. Later last night I saw on instagram the guy from The Veil did the label art. I always enjoy how these various brewers get along with one another and freely share information.
Agree Greg, I really am impressed with the transparency from brewer to brewer. As a long time wino I never saw this complete willingness to open the " vault " to anyone who was interested, I'm not saying their isn't a collaborative brotherhood with wine but IMHO it's nowhere as obvious than it is in the world of high-end beer. By the way, the artist that did the can and tee shirt art @catboy also designed the art for the release board in the brewery itself, I can see why you thought it was a collab with the Veil.

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#15452 Post by Terry H a r r i s » July 14th, 2018, 3:16 pm

I've really been enjoying this Pale Ale produced by Epic Brewing Company out of Denver (also in SLC, where it began for these guys). Really fresh and tasty - perfect (for me) summer ale.

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#15453 Post by RyanC » July 17th, 2018, 1:42 pm

Drie Fonteinen Hommage tonight in Copenhagen. Insanely good.
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#15454 Post by Mel Hill » July 17th, 2018, 3:05 pm

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#15455 Post by Paul Miller » July 17th, 2018, 3:25 pm

May be my new favorite brewery in Chicago - Dovetail
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#15456 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 18th, 2018, 2:32 pm

Paul and Mel,

All of those sound interesting!
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#15457 Post by BRhoades » July 20th, 2018, 8:28 am

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Modern Times Beer. MT5. DIPA.8.4% ABV Hopped with Citra, Nelson and Motueka hops.

This release was part of the on line sale celebrating MTs 5th anniversary. If you thought Hedge Witch was great wait until you taste this. Incredible aromatics of super ripe tropical fruits, tangerine and dank green earthiness jump from the glass, just an insanely great smelling beer. Flavors show super ripe pineapple, papaya, mango and a huge mid palate scrape of bitter sweet orange. There is that amazing balance between juice bomb and west coast bitter hoppiness. MT5 finishes very long and juicy, I love and miss Nelson Sauvin heavy beers and this delivers big time. This is as good as the style gets.

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#15458 Post by mbeckman » July 20th, 2018, 11:51 am

Really enjoyed smoke & Mirrors from Revision recently
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#15459 Post by BRhoades » July 20th, 2018, 4:25 pm

mbeckman wrote:Really enjoyed smoke & Mirrors from Revision recently
I love that beer, hell I love most everything Revision is doing these days.

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#15460 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 20th, 2018, 4:58 pm

Revision's hazies were making appearances at my local Total Wine for a hot minute a few months ago ... alas, no more. :(

Bud, thanks for posting about that MT. I'll walk across the street later to see if they have any for sale.
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#15461 Post by Andrew Kotowski » July 20th, 2018, 5:19 pm

Have been plowing through quite a bit of Modern Times Critical Band while in the Cosmopolitan. Really good stuff and reminding me that I need to make that road trip.
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#15462 Post by BRhoades » July 20th, 2018, 5:25 pm

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Monkish Brewing Co. Water Balloon Fight Club. DDH DIPA 8.2 % ABV. Hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe.

Water Balloon Fighters is one of my favorite Monkish DIPAs but I never had a chance to taste this DDH take on the OG. People were going bonkers over it when it was canned last May, this week it made it's return but this time it's for growler fills. It has that milky white hazy yellowish orange color with an inch of very compact fluffy bubbles. Nose of ripe tropical fruits and dank green hop material. What makes this beer so special is when you taste it it does a complete 360 on the palate. Up front you get a generous dose of those juicy elements, lots of mandarin orange and blue berries alongside mango and passion fruit but then mid palate it transitions to bitter pithy red grapefruit, lemon zest, and a big dank herbaceous note before finishing bone dry, classic west coast traits. This beer is incredibly complex with layer upon layer of scents and flavors and it only gets more complex as it warms a bit. Beautiful craftsmanship throughout. Available at the brewery for growler fills at 4PP. If you love perfectly executed hybrids of the NE and West Coast styles this is right up your alley, if your looking for the traditional NE juice bomb this isn't for you as it veers more to the traditional west coast DNA with all this delicious bitter biting green hoppiness.

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#15463 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 21st, 2018, 11:26 am

Damn. Sounds good, Bud!

Picked up the following at modern times yesterday:
MT5
Death to False Beer

I prefer the mt5. I thought the death to false beer was almost a bit like a rye IPA, but in a hazy version. If my memory serves me correctly, I think I prefer the hedgewitch to the mt5, but it is a close call.
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#15464 Post by BRhoades » July 21st, 2018, 3:25 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:Damn. Sounds good, Bud!

Picked up the following at modern times yesterday:
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Death to False Beer

I prefer the mt5. I thought the death to false beer was almost a bit like a rye IPA, but in a hazy version. If my memory serves me correctly, I think I prefer the hedgewitch to the mt5, but it is a close call.
Love MT5, probably a little more than Hedge Witch cuz I'm a Nelson whore [snort.gif]

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#15465 Post by ClarkstonMark » July 21st, 2018, 4:54 pm

I'm drinking a Founder's CBS tonight, prompted by Founders' social media telling me to drink up, as well as an unseasonably cool, rainy evening.
I haven't has this in months, but it is as good now as the day I bought it in late 2017.
I did buy way too much, so if anyone is looking for a bottle or 3, send me a PM.
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#15466 Post by ClarkstonMark » July 21st, 2018, 4:54 pm

I'm drinking a Founder's CBS tonight, prompted by Founders' social media telling me to drink up, as well as an unseasonably cool, rainy evening.
I haven't has this in months, but it is as good now as the day I bought it in late 2017.
I did buy way too much, so if anyone is looking for a bottle or 3, send me a PM.
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#15467 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 22nd, 2018, 9:41 am

That is a *fantastic* beer, Mark! Color me astonished to hear that folks are saying to Drink Up ... seems to me that one could sail for a while.
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#15468 Post by Andrew Kotowski » July 22nd, 2018, 12:58 pm

I bought this just to make Glenn happy :)

Tasted as I expected - tart/light sour with a bit of peach on the nose/palate as it warmed up.
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#15469 Post by Andrew Kotowski » July 23rd, 2018, 9:48 pm

Coffee Hershey’s chocolate syrup, with a little bit of a head and a little bit of a burn, even coming out of an ice cold fridge. Making life a bit better, as I clean a Breville oven out. Thank you, Scott!
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#15470 Post by Scott Tallman » July 23rd, 2018, 10:42 pm

Glad it struck your fancy! Cleaning ovens deserves a boozy beer.
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#15471 Post by Robert Pollard-Smith » July 26th, 2018, 12:39 pm

A little necro news... 3F have really upped production— Zombie Dust is brewed on Tuesdays for distribution on Wednesday, and it is fairly easy to find now in the Chicago area, at least.
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#15472 Post by John Osburn » July 26th, 2018, 1:27 pm

Cantillon Rose' de Gambrinus on draft at Belmont Station. x2.

Delicious and satisfying.
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#15473 Post by Scott Tallman » July 26th, 2018, 1:44 pm

John Osburn wrote:Cantillon Rose' de Gambrinus on draft at Belmont Station. x2.

Delicious and satisfying.
Very nice! Great summer beer.
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#15474 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 26th, 2018, 10:33 pm

{drool}!!!
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#15475 Post by Andrew Kotowski » July 26th, 2018, 10:40 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:{drool}!!!
*yawn*

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#15476 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 28th, 2018, 1:31 pm

Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock Rauchbier

Soooooo perfect with eggs, toast, and bacon brunch!
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#15477 Post by Mel Hill » July 28th, 2018, 4:52 pm

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#15478 Post by BRhoades » July 29th, 2018, 4:00 pm

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Monkish Brewing Co. Beats is Infinite. DIPA, 8.3% ABV. Hopped with 100% Galaxy. Batch # 4

I love this beer, however I have never been fortunate enough to try it canned. I lucked out Friday when I walked into the first ever triple can release at Monkish. I don't know if its the can, or that batch #4 is just that much more amazing than previous batches but damn, this is just stupid good. Massive aromatics leap out of the glass, super ripe sweet pineapple dominates, followed by the rest of the tropical fruit crew thrown in the pool for good measure. There is a very cool herbaceous sweet basil thing as well. The flavors replicate the nose, sweet over ripe pineapple, mango's and papaya's up front before a mid palate bite of pithy orange zest. The finish is bone dry and very long. If you love Galaxy dominated beers do whatever you can to get some of this batch, good news is that Monkish has put this on for growler fills at 2 PP.

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#15479 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » August 5th, 2018, 2:32 pm

2016 Ballast Point - "Victory at Sea" Imperial Coffee Porter

Man, oh man! Hitting this one at the perfect time. Still robust and dry, but the bottle age has intensified this lovely pipe tobacco note that I absolutely adore.
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#15480 Post by JeromeHan » August 6th, 2018, 10:31 am

A delicious brew from Carton.
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#15481 Post by Andrew Kotowski » August 6th, 2018, 5:53 pm

It’s PJ week in Seattle. And, uh, somebody got a potato store next to their brewery? Scott! Wtf am I drinking that was brewed with hasbrowns?
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#15482 Post by BRhoades » August 6th, 2018, 6:41 pm

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Monkish Brewing Co, Red Hop Pale Ale. 5.3% ABV. Hopped with Citra and Galaxy hops.

Hot humid weather calls for Pale Ales, and this one is just the ticket. Light on the booze but heavy on the flavor and complexity. The combo of Citra and Galaxy delivers all the aromatic's and complex flavors you'd expect. Pure, clean, crisp and dry, and most importantly refreshing AF.

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#15483 Post by Michael Klein » August 8th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Been drinking a ton of Hop Butcher here in Chicago. Unbelievable IPAs.

Noteworthy:
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- Super Gnarly Milkshake
- Lemony Fresh
- Telehopic

All of those are DIPAs, hazy, and trendy as hell. But so delicious.

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#15484 Post by Brian Lynch » August 8th, 2018, 11:19 pm

Shared a bunch of Tired Hands recent releases tonight. For me, my sweetspot for their beers are DIPAs and extra IPAs, just short of DIPAs in terms of abv and complexity. I could take or leave their milkshakes (which people stand in line for hours for on canning release days), flagship pale ale and brews where they try to be too unique. Their DIPAs are killer though.

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#15485 Post by BRhoades » August 10th, 2018, 4:58 pm

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Monkish Brewing Co.Prehistoric B-Boy. 100% Nelson Sauvin hopped IPA. 6.8% ABV.

This is the first 100% Nelson hopped beer Henry has brewed. His new hop contract for Nelson is in-place and this is the result of that. BTW, his contract is from the same farm that supplies Hill Farmstead and Cellermaker with their Nelson. This is a baby, just released yesterday but I couldn't wait to see what Henry can do with high quality Nelson hops. Pungent, sticky sweet and nasty AF but I love this out of the gate. Close you eyes and take a big sniff and you may think your sitting in the long gone old pub in Alpine. There are flashes of brilliance everywhere with this beer, from the nose to the flavor profile to the aggressively hopped body that will soften out with a week on it, but for now this is as close to Nelson nirvana I've had in a very long time.

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#15486 Post by Terry H a r r i s » August 10th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Spent a week in Glacier NP . . . and drank a ton of this. Really liked it.
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#15487 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » August 11th, 2018, 10:16 am

No way!! A 100% Nelson *single* from Monkish!??! Thank you for posting, Bud.
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#15488 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » August 13th, 2018, 12:10 am

Pre-historic B-Boy = yummy! Definitely of the NE/West Coast hybrid type of IPA.

And, I got lucky as all hell when I showed-up at 12:30 on Sat. to fill my growler to find myself arriving at the end of can sales. Picked up 2 four packs of Foggy Window DIPA, and had to wait all of 15 seconds in line... the line to get my growler was much longer!

The Foggy Window cans are legit! They made a hazy believer out of a friend of mine who (astonishingly) had never had a hazy IPA before.
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#15489 Post by BRhoades » August 13th, 2018, 3:09 pm

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Testing out the new features....over a Monkish of course.

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#15490 Post by BRhoades » August 13th, 2018, 3:12 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
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Pre-historic B-Boy = yummy! Definitely of the NE/West Coast hybrid type of IPA.

And, I got lucky as all hell when I showed-up at 12:30 on Sat. to fill my growler to find myself arriving at the end of can sales. Picked up 2 four packs of Foggy Window DIPA, and had to wait all of 15 seconds in line... the line to get my growler was much longer!

The Foggy Window cans are legit! They made a hazy believer out of a friend of mine who (astonishingly) had never had a hazy IPA before.

I've had the same lucky experience a couple time's like you did ! That Pre-historic is pretty amazing right ?

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#15491 Post by BRhoades » August 13th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
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No way!! A 100% Nelson *single* from Monkish!??! Thank you for posting, Bud.
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#15492 Post by Andrew Kotowski » August 13th, 2018, 4:21 pm

Really enjoying the Georgetown "Pearl Jam Home Show" Pale Ale. 5.2% alcohol, which means I'm drinking a lot more of it and I would have guessed it was a PacNW IPA.
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15493 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » August 13th, 2018, 10:56 pm

Yeah, Bud, the Prehistoric is pretty damn good! Three of us killed that growler in about forty minutes. Will go back for more later this week (which I assume I'll be able to do given the 4 pp growler fills).
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15494 Post by BRhoades » August 14th, 2018, 6:11 pm

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We all know that Monkish IPA/DIPAs really hit their stride with 2-4+ weeks on them. I have never taken the effort, or will-power, to let my limited release MT IPA/DIPAs chill out for more than a couple weeks. I succeeded in putting a four pack of MT5! away for a month and popped one tonight. The nose is intoxifyingly dank, the Nelson and Motueka have really blossomed out. Rich complex layers of flavors range from very ripe tropicals to pulpy sweet citrus fruits as well as melons and stone fruits. The body is pillowy soft and full. The finish is very juicy and semi dry. Like Monkish, I am now going to lay a few of these limited release Modern Times beers away for a bit longer. Since I have previously reviewed this beer I purposely left out the spec's.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15495 Post by Andrew Kotowski » August 14th, 2018, 6:45 pm

Crushed a couple of Modern Times “Ice” draft pints today at lunch. Nice, crisp beer. Good stuff.
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15496 Post by Mike Maguire » August 14th, 2018, 9:03 pm

Happy to find a good selection of MT close to home , and Ice on tap.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15497 Post by Andrew Kotowski » August 14th, 2018, 9:15 pm

Mike Maguire wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 9:03 pm
Happy to find a good selection of MT close to home , and Ice on tap.
Was surprised to see it on tap. I was out at the Roanoke in Mercer Island, which turns up some strange kegs from time-to-time. They came up with a BCBS once that was a hell of a surprise...
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#15498 Post by Mike Maguire » August 15th, 2018, 6:16 am

A place called Pint Defiance ,about a mile from me in Fircrest, seems to have a good variety of Mt beers most of the time.Haven’t
Made it down to Portland yet.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15499 Post by Scott Tallman » August 15th, 2018, 8:34 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Really enjoying the Georgetown "Pearl Jam Home Show" Pale Ale. 5.2% alcohol, which means I'm drinking a lot more of it and I would have guessed it was a PacNW IPA.
Saw this beer, but yet to try. PJ really made a big deal of the home shows with the beer, cupcakes, and other branded consumables. Wish they’d play at home more than once every 5 years. Hell, they play Madison and a Chicago more than Seattle.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15500 Post by Adam Noble » August 15th, 2018, 9:25 am

Had a nice Structure Saison earlier this summer. And last night had a Culmination (Portland) Shiso Wit out of crowler that was delicious on a hot night. The Shiso added just a background touch of mintiness. I love wits in the summer.

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