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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15951 Post by Mike Maguire » March 13th, 2019, 11:14 am

JeromeHan wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm
My first ever Modern Times beer. And if this is representative of their quality, I am looking forward to trying much more from them.

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The nitro version of Black House is very good as well, with an added coconut profile

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#15952 Post by DaveL » March 13th, 2019, 4:13 pm

Like my beers and champagnes to have a hint of coffee flavor
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15953 Post by JeromeHan » March 16th, 2019, 6:18 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 11:14 am
JeromeHan wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm
My first ever Modern Times beer. And if this is representative of their quality, I am looking forward to trying much more from them.

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The nitro version of Black House is very good as well, with an added coconut profile
I can imagine the nitro making giving this an amazing mouthfeel, but for some reason I can't stand coconut in beer. I like coconut, and understand that it tastes good together with other flavors, but just something psychologically makes me blegh with coconut in beer.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15954 Post by Paul Miller » March 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm

2019 KBS

Tastes like licorice, although with some air, it is toning. Only poured a half glass. See if better in a couple of days. Come over, and I have a 2016 and a 2018 in the fridge, and we can compare.

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#15955 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » March 16th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Nice. I still have a couple 2018s, but I dont see myself buying any 2019. Maybe I'll get one. I prefer the CBS, and am happy to see that Founders, apparently, has made it a year-round release.
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#15956 Post by BRhoades » March 16th, 2019, 7:16 pm

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I attended the Monkish 7th Anniversary party today, absolutely perfect weather and expertly staged. At this point I'm still trying to comprehend the absolutely incredible tap list of world class beers at our disposal. Maybe my favorite beer of the day was Hudson Valley's Glycerin Blackberry Peach, simply mind bending sour, actually went back for 2nds and 3rds. The beer list was so overwhelming that I didn't have a single Monkish hazy beer all day, IMHO the best Monkish beer was Little Twin Stars, one of the best pastry stouts I've had, never before released and it blew the lid off the Monkish pouring station, God I hope they re-visit this and bottle it, I'd stand in a long line for a few bottles of it.

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#15957 Post by Andrew Kotowski » March 17th, 2019, 12:47 pm

MT Dreamspeaker. Solid IPA, but not overly memorable.

Picked up some MT Black House nitro based on reccomendarion above. Will let you know what I think later.

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#15958 Post by BRhoades » March 18th, 2019, 5:34 pm

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Monkish Brewing Co. Blind Pug. IPA 7.5% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Galaxy Nelson and Centennial hops.

Do not adjust your settings.......yes, this is a clear west coast Monkish IPA. Beer wish fulfilled. I have always wondered what a true west coast IPA would taste like in Henrys capable hands and here we go. This was actually released last week in rush of an amazing week full of can and bottle releases leading up to the 7th Anniversary party. This pours a classic light amber orange-yellow with an inch of thick white head. The nose shows bready malts, nice floral scents with lots and lots of citrus of every kind. Flavors blast off with a massive pop of bitter hops up front before the mid palate opens up to offer a potpourri of bitter sweet pithy citrus that eventually give way to more tropical notes like papaya, mango and stone fruits on the back end. This beer is crisp and bone dry, at 7.5% it's a crusher. The amazing label art was approved by Vinnie and Natalie and on the label there's a nice nod to Henry's love of RR IPAs, most obviously Blind Pig. Now we can hope that this puppy finds it's way into some kind of regular rotation either from the new bottling line or in cans as this beer alone can re-introduce an entire generation of younger beer drinkers that have cut their teeth on haze and have no idea how great world class west coast IPAs can be. No distribution, sold by the case ala Russian River at $6 per 500ML bottle, just like it's cousin from up north, there was quite a bit bottled so if your a trader it shouldn't be to hard to grab a bottle especially at that price point.

Highly Recommended,

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15959 Post by Brian Lynch » March 18th, 2019, 5:48 pm

Agree with Bud. The Hudson Valley beers are awesome and I’m not even a big fan of sours

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15960 Post by Andrew Kotowski » March 18th, 2019, 8:28 pm

Gluggable, especially at 5.8% for a stout. Not as sharp as one might expect for a stout.
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#15961 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » March 19th, 2019, 5:50 pm

Bud,
Do you know if Blind Pug sold through at the party?
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15962 Post by BRhoades » March 19th, 2019, 6:14 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
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Bud,
Do you know if Blind Pug sold through at the party?
Bottles sold out the Friday before the party but its still on for pours, highly recommend you get down before its history.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15963 Post by Andrew Kotowski » March 19th, 2019, 7:20 pm

Fort George - Skies of Wonder (batdance) IPA and Fremont Brew 3000. Both recommended.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15964 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » March 19th, 2019, 8:02 pm

BRhoades wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Bud,
Do you know if Blind Pug sold through at the party?
Bottles sold out the Friday before the party but its still on for pours, highly recommend you get down before its history.

Cheers,

Bud
Very glad I read your post on the way home. Detoured for a pour.

Damn. Legit. A+ business right here!

I pray this is the beginning of more West Coast IPAs from Monkish.
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