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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16451 Post by Scott Tallman » January 3rd, 2020, 6:16 pm

Good to hear about canning date tolerance from other hoppy beer drinkers. I’m still in favor of around a month, but will consider up to two months to see if I agree

An always welcome visit today to Structures Brewing:

Fuzz IPA - always evolving, but a great flagship hazy IPA

Fuzz IPA conditioned on key limes and currants - not really what I’m looking for in IPAs

Entropy West Coast IPA - if all WC IPAs were like this (citrus-y w/o being overly bitter), I’d drink them more often

Hawkline Monster Stout w/ Guatemalan Coffee & Madagascar Vanilla - the vanilla & coffee dovetail beautifully. Such a treat to have a flavorful, robust stout w/o high ABV (only 8.4%) from barrel aging

Buckwheat Stout (Floodland Brewing collab) - with the dearth of non-BA/non-adjunct domestic stouts these days, this was a great change of pace. A fantastic malt forward stout at a reasonable ABV. Glad to have some cans to drink throughout the PNW winter
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#16452 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » January 4th, 2020, 7:41 am

Scott, I will add this re: canning/bottling dates:
1. I'll extend more time for cans than I will for bottles of the same;
2. I'll extend more time for West coast IPA than I will for NEIPAs. ... I *really* prefer to buy my hazies within one month of canning because I like to drink.them, typically, within 6 or 7 weeks of canning.
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#16453 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » January 4th, 2020, 7:52 am

Heavily into stouts here in rainy season. Trap Door Interiority is a wild BBA version. Needed an hour or two open to lose some carbonation and become really enjoyable. Powerhouse stout.
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#16454 Post by Scott Tallman » January 4th, 2020, 8:34 am

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Heavily into stouts here in rainy season. Trap Door Interiority is a wild BBA version. Needed an hour or two open to lose some carbonation and become really enjoyable. Powerhouse stout.
Glenn- Have you tried any of the Ft George Waves of Silence stouts. They are in cans and are released 2-3 times per year in decent quantities. They aren’t barrrl aged, but do contain adjuncts. I’ve quite enjoyed them, especially at the price point.

Their higher end barrel aged Matryoshka stouts are really good, but the Waves of Silence represent better QPR IMO.
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#16455 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 4th, 2020, 9:11 am

Price points in the BBAs appear to be going up materially this year, from 10-15%. The Fremont abominable lone-up is at $23-$25 now, Abyss was $19 at Total Wine and some of the other price points have been surprising.

Is this a WA thing or a market one?
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#16456 Post by Scott Tallman » January 4th, 2020, 10:01 am

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Price points in the BBAs appear to be going up materially this year, from 10-15%. The Fremont abominable lone-up is at $23-$25 now, Abyss was $19 at Total Wine and some of the other price points have been surprising.

Is this a WA thing or a market one?
Also appear to be going up on OR ones too. Presumably increased demand Is leading breweries to test price increases.
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#16457 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » January 4th, 2020, 12:13 pm

My favorite value stouts this season have been Ex Novo Mountains & Mountains and Lagunitas Willettized.

Been drinking these bitches up.
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#16458 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 4th, 2020, 12:52 pm

Drinking my way through these; pils is pretty good. Brewmaster is from the pFriem team.

Picked up some Heater Allen 4 packs at New Seasons. Weren’t on the shelf, so I had them raid the back. Guy said he hadn’t seen the bottle format in months.
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#16459 Post by Scott Tallman » January 4th, 2020, 12:53 pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:13 pm
My favorite value stouts this season have been Ex Novo Mountains & Mountains and Lagunitas Willettized.

Been drinking these bitches up.
Bought a can of Mountains on my last PDX trip. Need to give it a try
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#16460 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » January 4th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Sierra Nevada Narwhal wasn’t as good this year as last.
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#16461 Post by Scott Tallman » January 4th, 2020, 1:31 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Drinking my way through these; pils is pretty good. Brewmaster is from the pFriem team.

Picked up some Heater Allen 4 packs at New Seasons. Weren’t on the shelf, so I had them raid the back. Guy said he hadn’t seen the bottle format in months.
I really liked the Ferment lineup when visiting the brewery last year. More so than pFriem
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#16462 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » January 4th, 2020, 1:51 pm

Local Winter IPA, Soriachi Ace hop. Very good indeed.
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#16463 Post by terrance.c » January 4th, 2020, 4:17 pm

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He’s referring to my earlier post noting I could host a beer share on 1/23 if that works for others.

I assume I’ll see you at one or both of the FI pre-opening patties on 1/10 and 11 (I’ll attend both)?
I should be in. I'll keep my eye out for more info (time, what's needed, etc.) or just send it over via PM.
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#16464 Post by Scott Tallman » January 4th, 2020, 6:16 pm

terrance.c wrote:
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Scott Tallman wrote:
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He’s referring to my earlier post noting I could host a beer share on 1/23 if that works for others.

I assume I’ll see you at one or both of the FI pre-opening patties on 1/10 and 11 (I’ll attend both)?
I should be in. I'll keep my eye out for more info (time, what's needed, etc.) or just send it over via PM.
Cool. Will send a PM at some point next week.
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#16465 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 4th, 2020, 6:54 pm

In what can only be described as Sean’s beer of the year -

“We fruited the living hell out of this hulking mega-gose, yielding a liquid festival of blueberries, tart cherries and peaches that is shockingly crushable at 10%. It’s tart, complex and virtually guaranteed to significantly increase levels of holiday joy.”

AK’s tasting note - full-bodied, 10% abv kool-aid tart gravy train.

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#16466 Post by Adam Noble » January 5th, 2020, 7:59 am

Which beer is that Andrew? It sounds like my type of thing.

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#16467 Post by Andrew Coll » January 5th, 2020, 11:12 am

I grabbed some cans of Smile Medication IPA from Hop Dogma Brewing last week for NYE. Excellent double IPA and a nice change from all the Hazys on the market. Highly recommend stopping by this place if you are in Half Moon Bay area.
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#16468 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 5th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
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Which beer is that Andrew? It sounds like my type of thing.
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#16469 Post by Adam Noble » January 5th, 2020, 12:35 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:33 pm
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Which beer is that Andrew? It sounds like my type of thing.
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Great, thanks. Do you know if it came up to Seattle? If not I'll have one of my Portland friends grab one or two for me.

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#16470 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 5th, 2020, 12:58 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
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Which beer is that Andrew? It sounds like my type of thing.
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Great, thanks. Do you know if it came up to Seattle? If not I'll have one of my Portland friends grab one or two for me.
I had not seen it on the shelves here. Will be the last time I go out of my way to get over there... starting lose interest in their IPA line-up. Much preferred the FBC IPA I had last night- full of that lush, green hop flavor that I enjoy from PNW beers.
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#16471 Post by Adam Noble » January 5th, 2020, 1:57 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Modern Times Infinity Waves
Great, thanks. Do you know if it came up to Seattle? If not I'll have one of my Portland friends grab one or two for me.
I had not seen it on the shelves here. Will be the last time I go out of my way to get over there... starting lose interest in their IPA line-up. Much preferred the FBC IPA I had last night- full of that lush, green hop flavor that I enjoy from PNW beers.
Well, you know how I feel about hoppy IPAs.

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#16472 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 11th, 2020, 5:25 pm

This REALLY kicked the llama’s ass.
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#16473 Post by Rick Allen » January 11th, 2020, 6:56 pm

You should try the smoked version.

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#16474 Post by Adam Noble » January 17th, 2020, 7:20 pm

Drinking a Blind Pig IPA I brought back from SF. I'm not an IPA guy, but I like this and I like it more than I do Pliny (either one). This is more balanced and a nice to sip with some instant pot butter chicken and palak paneer.

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#16475 Post by Rich Salsano » January 19th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Drinking a Blind Pig IPA I brought back from SF. I'm not an IPA guy, but I like this and I like it more than I do Pliny (either one). This is more balanced and a nice to sip with some instant pot butter chicken and palak paneer.
I think many folks, myself included, prefer Blind Pig to Pliny.
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#16476 Post by Andrew Kotowski » January 19th, 2020, 1:56 pm

Fort George + Public House Magnetic Fields. Good beer, NEIPA style. I’d buy it again, but it isn’t earth shattering.
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#16477 Post by Matt Allen » January 22nd, 2020, 11:28 pm

3 recent IPAs that I liked

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#16478 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » January 23rd, 2020, 7:47 am

Been crushing Arch Rock lately, both the He-Man Imperial Stout and the Lager.
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#16479 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » January 28th, 2020, 10:27 pm

Beachwood - 28 Haze Later NEIPA

Pizza Port - "Surfari" IPA ---- this one has four hops, led by Nelson. I think it's very good, but it doesn't speak of Nelson as much as I was hoping it would. But, just to prove I meant it when I said it's very good, I've already bought it on more than one occasion.

2013 Stone - "Fyodor's" BBA RIS --- time to drink these up. Was actually quite happy at how well it has aged.

2018 - 2019 Tilquin - Oude Gueuze --- really effin' good. Far better a recent bottle of standard oude gueuze from Drie Fonteinen and noticeably better than a recent bottle of 2012-2013 standard oude geuze from Boon.
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#16480 Post by Mel Hill » January 30th, 2020, 6:53 pm

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Not much difference between this DIPA and others from the Weldworks collection but still very good.
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#16481 Post by Scott Tallman » January 30th, 2020, 7:04 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Beachwood - 28 Haze Later NEIPA

Pizza Port - "Surfari" IPA ---- this one has four hops, led by Nelson. I think it's very good, but it doesn't speak of Nelson as much as I was hoping it would. But, just to prove I meant it when I said it's very good, I've already bought it on more than one occasion.

2013 Stone - "Fyodor's" BBA RIS --- time to drink these up. Was actually quite happy at how well it has aged.

2018 - 2019 Tilquin - Oude Gueuze --- really effin' good. Far better a recent bottle of standard oude gueuze from Drie Fonteinen and noticeably better than a recent bottle of 2012-2013 standard oude geuze from Boon.
When it comes to base guezes, I think Tilquin May be my favorite over Cantillon, 3F, Boon, etc. Obviously excludes things like 3F A&G, Cantillon Super Gueze, etc
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#16482 Post by Scott Tallman » January 30th, 2020, 7:05 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
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Fort George + Public House Magnetic Fields. Good beer, NEIPA style. I’d buy it again, but it isn’t earth shattering.
I really enjoyed this. Between their Field of Green IPA series and Waves of Silence stout series, FG has been killing it my opinion with their special release fan offerings, which are very reasonably priced.
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#16483 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » January 30th, 2020, 9:34 pm

Scott Tallman wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Beachwood - 28 Haze Later NEIPA

Pizza Port - "Surfari" IPA ---- this one has four hops, led by Nelson. I think it's very good, but it doesn't speak of Nelson as much as I was hoping it would. But, just to prove I meant it when I said it's very good, I've already bought it on more than one occasion.

2013 Stone - "Fyodor's" BBA RIS --- time to drink these up. Was actually quite happy at how well it has aged.

2018 - 2019 Tilquin - Oude Gueuze --- really effin' good. Far better than a recent bottle of standard oude gueuze from Drie Fonteinen and noticeably better than a recent bottle of 2012-2013 standard oude geuze from Boon.
When it comes to base guezes, I think Tilquin May be my favorite over Cantillon, 3F, Boon, etc. Obviously excludes things like 3F A&G, Cantillon Super Gueze, etc
My favorite standard is Cantillon. Tilquin probably second. De Cam probably 3rd. 3F used to be up there, but I've perceived a drastic drop-off since they changed to using 100% their own lambics.
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#16484 Post by BRhoades » February 3rd, 2020, 5:34 pm

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Monkish Brewing. Kick Knowledge. DDH DIPA 8.2% ABV. Hopped with Motueka, Cashmere, Galaxy and Citra hops. Though this is a brand new recipe this beer reminds me a lot of Henry's first original batches of his west coast haze. Layers of juicy flavors that run the gamut from ripe tropical fruits, sweet citrus and fleshy stone fruits. The body is soft and creamy, his obsession with water treatment is on full display here. Kick Knowledge finishes dry and deliciously long. Released in cans at the brewery last Friday for Super Bowl day festivities. This is an excellent DIPA and they brewed a large batch, if your a trader there is a lot out there, it's worth seeking out.

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#16485 Post by Brian Lynch » February 4th, 2020, 11:20 am

I had a bunch of Other Half Collabs on tap last week. Unfortunately they had little in the way of cans after a massive 6th anniversary special. My faves were collabs with (1) Monkish (HDHC Blowin Up the Spot), Trillium (Quadrangle Test) and Equilibrium (Lab Daydream) (all top tier) and (2) not far behind were collabs with Industrial Arts (Nummy Nug Nug) and Tired Hands (Oat Overdose). I was able to get a growler of the Monkish and Trillium collabs, which went well with Super Bowl festivities. OH has yet to let me down on ANY label.
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#16486 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » February 6th, 2020, 4:55 pm

Beachwood- 28 Haze Later NEIPA. Excellent, as always.

El Segundo Brewing co. - Mayberry WCIPA. Excellent, as always.

El Segundo Brewing co. - Radioactive Fallout NEIPA. thin/watery with a lack of snappy bite. I think they were trying to go for a full-on hazy here, but it comes across more as a hybrid. I like hybrids, but this one I don't. It seems to grab the worst both styles, as opposed to the best. Surprising disappointment from one of my favorite local breweries. Can art is pretty awesome, for those who care about that.
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#16487 Post by Mike Maguire » February 7th, 2020, 9:51 pm

Just brewed an original Mac&Jacks ,pre 2000 recipe, it looks great in the fermenter,
I’ll keep you posted going forward.

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#16488 Post by Andrew Kotowski » February 8th, 2020, 7:03 am

Scott Tallman wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Fort George + Public House Magnetic Fields. Good beer, NEIPA style. I’d buy it again, but it isn’t earth shattering.
I really enjoyed this. Between their Field of Green IPA series and Waves of Silence stout series, FG has been killing it my opinion with their special release fan offerings, which are very reasonably priced.
Have cut back on drinking, in general, so it’s been Fort George or bust across the board. Haven’t seen the stouts on shelves, last the normal release.

Re: Cantillon - I’ve still got one sitting here to split with you and Mark. It’s the flat one, so not quite as exciting, but a special release none the less :)
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#16489 Post by Scott Tallman » February 8th, 2020, 8:03 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 7:03 am
Scott Tallman wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Fort George + Public House Magnetic Fields. Good beer, NEIPA style. I’d buy it again, but it isn’t earth shattering.
I really enjoyed this. Between their Field of Green IPA series and Waves of Silence stout series, FG has been killing it my opinion with their special release fan offerings, which are very reasonably priced.
Have cut back on drinking, in general, so it’s been Fort George or bust across the board. Haven’t seen the stouts on shelves, last the normal release.

Re: Cantillon - I’ve still got one sitting here to split with you and Mark. It’s the flat one, so not quite as exciting, but a special release none the less :)
The special release canned stouts aren’t released as often as the hoppy stuff. 2-3 per year IIRC.

Speaking of Ft George, went to Chuck’s Hop Shop last night as they had a stout festival, including some of the many special stouts FG made for their upcoming Festival of Dark Arts. Want to attend that one of these years, but tried these FG stouts (1) Whale Shark - BBA Imperial Chocolate Hazelnut Stout, (2) Mr Chocolate Bar - candy bar stout, (3) Saggittarius Stout A* - BBA stout with molasses, brown sugar, cardamom, and almonds. They were all just ok, and not as good as the Waves of Silence releases. But still look forward to grab some FG Coconut Matryoshka when released as it’s typically an outstanding stout. Also split with my wife a Heater Allen Helles (awesome) and a Cellarmaker hazy IPA (can’t recall name, but really good with a touch more bitterness than most hazies).

I’m down to drink that Cantillon whenever. But I’m going dry from mid-March through early May, so maybe we do it after that. I’ve got a lot of stouts...
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#16490 Post by Dennis Atick » February 8th, 2020, 2:24 pm

I pretty much only drink Treehouse these days, and I don't post here that often, but I finally had a fresh Juice Machine and it is off the chain. Juice Machine was one of the unicorn TH I had not had in can until today. Canned on Wed. Magnum, Columbus, Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy hops. Super creamy, tropical, lactose, dank. It's all there.

Treehouse has this thing with palate pressure; most of the IPAs and DIPAs are so incredibly soft on the palate. I always thought it interesting that their stated mission was to produce soft beers. Struck me as funny 5 years ago when I first started drinking them. The only other beers I've had that show that similar palate softness is Monkish and I cannot get them on the regular. There are certainly others, too, but Treehouse is still tops for me.
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#16491 Post by BRhoades » February 8th, 2020, 3:59 pm

Dennis Atick wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 2:24 pm
I pretty much only drink Treehouse these days, and I don't post here that often, but I finally had a fresh Juice Machine and it is off the chain. Juice Machine was one of the unicorn TH I had not had in can until today. Canned on Wed. Magnum, Columbus, Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy hops. Super creamy, tropical, lactose, dank. It's all there.

Treehouse has this thing with palate pressure; most of the IPAs and DIPAs are so incredibly soft on the palate. I always thought it interesting that their stated mission was to produce soft beers. Struck me as funny 5 years ago when I first started drinking them. The only other beers I've had that show that similar palate softness is Monkish and I cannot get them on the regular. There are certainly others, too, but Treehouse is still tops for me.
JM is next level stuff without a doubt. Your spot on regarding the softness of TH beers, Henry at Monkish is OCD with water treatment too so they share that in common. How can I only drink TH on the reg !

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#16492 Post by Dennis Atick » February 8th, 2020, 5:51 pm

BRhoades wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Dennis Atick wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 2:24 pm
I pretty much only drink Treehouse these days, and I don't post here that often, but I finally had a fresh Juice Machine and it is off the chain. Juice Machine was one of the unicorn TH I had not had in can until today. Canned on Wed. Magnum, Columbus, Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy hops. Super creamy, tropical, lactose, dank. It's all there.

Treehouse has this thing with palate pressure; most of the IPAs and DIPAs are so incredibly soft on the palate. I always thought it interesting that their stated mission was to produce soft beers. Struck me as funny 5 years ago when I first started drinking them. The only other beers I've had that show that similar palate softness is Monkish and I cannot get them on the regular. There are certainly others, too, but Treehouse is still tops for me.
JM is next level stuff without a doubt. Your spot on regarding the softness of TH beers, Henry at Monkish is OCD with water treatment too so they share that in common. How can I only drink TH on the reg !

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Bud
Dude, you have Monkish on the regualr. You cannot complain! [cheers.gif]
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#16493 Post by Dennis Atick » February 9th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Ok. I thought Juice Machine was close to their best ever, but today King JJJuliusss is just beyond. Super dry hopped version of King Julius brewed initially for their 4th anniversary and makes special appearances on occasion. It is fluffy beyond- super citrus. Beer cannot reach higher peaks. I did think about the $50 I could made selling this one can as I drank it. lol
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#16494 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » February 9th, 2020, 3:00 pm

$50 for one can of NEIPA?!!? [rofl.gif]
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#16495 Post by Scott Tallman » February 9th, 2020, 6:47 pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:13 pm
My favorite value stouts this season have been Ex Novo Mountains & Mountains and Lagunitas Willettized.

Been drinking these bitches up.
Opened the Ex Novo Mountains & Mountains tonight. Really enjoyed. Can’t recall what I paid for it - probably $4 or $5 for the 16 oz can. Not as good as the Ft George Waves of Silence IMO, but a well integrated and delicious stout that I would gladly drink again.

Yesterday had a can of the Little Beast Merit Badge Stout (imperial stout with chocolate, smoked malt, Graham flour, cinnamon, and vanilla). Despite checking in at 11% abv, it did not show and was excellent. A collab beer with Hot Cakes Bakery (in Seattle). Glad I have another can, and can’t wait to try future beers in Little Beast’s food-based Maker series.

Also had a can of the new batch of Structures Brewing’s flagship IPA, Fuzz with Mosaic, El Dorado, Amarillo and Comet. Looks hazy, but splits the difference between NE and WC IPA with only a kiss of bitterness. Excellent stuff and further validated Structures as one of the best producers of hoppy beers in the PNW.
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#16496 Post by BRhoades » February 9th, 2020, 7:09 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Beachwood- 28 Haze Later NEIPA. Excellent, as always.

El Segundo Brewing co. - Mayberry WCIPA. Excellent, as always.

El Segundo Brewing co. - Radioactive Fallout NEIPA. thin/watery with a lack of snappy bite. I think they were trying to go for a full-on hazy here, but it comes across more as a hybrid. I like hybrids, but this one I don't. It seems to grab the worst both styles, as opposed to the best. Surprising disappointment from one of my favorite local breweries. Can art is pretty awesome, for those who care about that.
Brian, make sure to grab the 2020 vintage of Beachwood's Simcoast To Coast. Next level 100% Simcoe hopped WCIPA. What Julian gets out of his Simcoe is absolutely amazing.

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#16497 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » February 10th, 2020, 10:32 am

BRhoades wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Beachwood- 28 Haze Later NEIPA. Excellent, as always.

El Segundo Brewing co. - Mayberry WCIPA. Excellent, as always.

El Segundo Brewing co. - Radioactive Fallout NEIPA. thin/watery with a lack of snappy bite. I think they were trying to go for a full-on hazy here, but it comes across more as a hybrid. I like hybrids, but this one I don't. It seems to grab the worst both styles, as opposed to the best. Surprising disappointment from one of my favorite local breweries. Can art is pretty awesome, for those who care about that.
Brian, make sure to grab the 2020 vintage of Beachwood's Simcoast To Coast. Next level 100% Simcoe hopped WCIPA. What Julian gets out of his Simcoe is absolutely amazing.

Cheers,

Bud
Ha! I actually already did. Had a couple cans over the weekend. I think it's an *excellent* WCIPA. I'm amazed at the fullness of the palate--- I frequently find single-hopped IPAs to be lacking because so many hops need others to complement them in the mix. But this one is solid from start to finish.
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#16498 Post by ClarkstonMark » February 11th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Had a short trip to Toronto last week, and needed up at Bar Hop (King St location) where I popped my Hill Farmstead cherry.
This Florence was bottled in 2017, and was a really tasty treat. No idea what retail is on this but I paid around C$50 for this 750 ml bottle.
The burger I ate was tasty too.
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#16499 Post by GMcCarthy » February 11th, 2020, 3:08 pm

ClarkstonMark wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Had a short trip to Toronto last week, and needed up at Bar Hop (King St location) where I popped my Hill Farmstead cherry.
This Florence was bottled in 2017, and was a really tasty treat. No idea what retail is on this but I paid around C$50 for this 750 ml bottle.
The burger I ate was tasty too.
Mark - great beer to have for your first HF. Their 750 bottles like Florence, Anna, Arthur, Brother Soigne are $10. Probably the best deal in all of beer if you have access to them. These mixed fermentation bottlings usually start to shine around 1 year post bottling date. As you let them age longer, their lose their uniqueness and start to taste similar across the bugs become more prominent.
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#16500 Post by ERPark » February 12th, 2020, 2:36 pm

Tried out the 2020 Pliny the Younger this past Sunday. While this year’s version was less turbocharged than the previous couple releases (and thus better), it still doesn’t come close to how good PtY was pre-2017 before they added the additional hop types into the recipe. Still enjoyed my full allotment + 1 more, and at $6 per 10oz pour, it’s still worth having IMO.

However, the introduction of PtY bottles is pretty damn cool. 2 bottle limit for each person who waits in line for a wristband. $10 per 16.9oz/500ml bottle is surprisingly cheap, considering what beer aficionados would pay on the secondary.

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