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The Official "Great Beer" thread (merged)

Old 05-11-09, 03:58 PM
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Alright everyone, I now officially have a favorite hoppy beer that is cheap to boot. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. $4 for a 22oz, it is really tasty and fresh in the stores. Highly recommended! The nice thing for you beer cellar people, it could last longer than a normal IPA as hop oil extracts are used to make this and not normal hops. It could last a lot longer.



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Old 05-11-09, 04:01 PM
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Alright everyone, I now officially have a favorite hoppy beer that is cheap to boot. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. $4 for a 22oz, it is really tasty and fresh in the stores. Highly recommended! The nice thing for you beer cellar people, it could last longer than a normal IPA as hop oil extracts are used to make this and not normal hops. It could last a lot longer.

Picked up a 22oz'er last week. Good stuff.

Drove out to Three Floyds on Saturday for the "tour", and then had lunch there. I had their Imperial IPA and Scottish Ale while my wife had Rabid Rabbit and Alpha King. Plus, what could possibly be the best Rueben sandwich - ever.

And we took a growler of Alpha King...
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Old 05-11-09, 04:43 PM
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Tried Abbot Ale this weekend in the nitrogen draught cans and it was pretty good. Definitely recommend it if you like English Pale Ale.
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not beer, but woodchuck cider is awesome. especially the amber
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Sucking down an Arcadia Ale Scotch Ale. Not the best beer ever, but it is tasting pretty good after a long day of testing.
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not beer, but woodchuck cider is awesome. especially the amber
This is a beer thread so take your Wookchuck out of here Nancy-boy!

My friend got a variety pack and all 4 were pretty good however I would never admit that in this tread. Oh wait...
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Old 05-12-09, 09:33 AM
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Having a bottle of La Fin Du Monde as we speak. It is one of the tastiest Belgium Tripel's that I've had.
How does this compare to Delirium Tremens? La Fin Du Monde is slightly cheaper according to google. It'd have to be great to replace Delirium in my book, but I'm looking for something similar that's not as hard to find.

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Old 05-12-09, 04:05 PM
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La Fin Du Monde is not really even close to Tremens.

The taste is pretty much totally different

La Fin Du Monde is Unibroue's attempt at a Tripel. Its very very very very good, particularly on a nice hot day.
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Old 05-13-09, 09:06 AM
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It's only Wednesday morning and now I want a Delirium.
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Old 05-13-09, 03:50 PM
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I plan on getting a case of the Tremens next monthf or my birthday. Ill have to keep drinking my bernardus 12 and bernardus tripel for now.
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Old 06-13-09, 09:11 PM
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Only in Texas (I say that as a Texan). We were in San Antonio looking at college and stopped for gas. I saw this and cracked up! On "expensive" side of the cooler was the Bud, Coors and Miller lights...LOL

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you've never seen those before? pretty common in convenience stores for the local drunks.
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Oh, I've seen them. But not all three together...LOL
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you must not go to many convenience stores in the shady parts of your town. i've seen a variety of about six or seven of those ghetto beers in a few places. good times.
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Old 06-13-09, 09:40 PM
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couple of my fav brands I usually drink- weihenstephaner (my favorite beer), coopers (wish I could find it more often), becks (easiest beer for me to drink lots of), hoegaarden, baron's, long trail. I've drank so many different ones in the past 2 years I forget a lot of them. Beeradvocate is usually a good spot just to see different ones but I get kind of turned off by the snobby, kinda geeky, elitist aspect of it.
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Only in Texas (I say that as a Texan). We were in San Antonio looking at college and stopped for gas. I saw this and cracked up! On "expensive" side of the cooler was the Bud, Coors and Miller lights...LOL

Yeah I was at the Toby Keith bar in Oklahoma City (A group dragged me there I did not want to go!) and their "Super Premium beer" they had Corona and Killians Red.
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Enjoyed some 3 Floyd's Alpha King this weekend..... Tasty!
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Old 06-14-09, 11:19 AM
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I still have not been able to finish that 6'er of Great Lakes Grassroots Ale, and I am mightily pissed that Holy Moses has been relegated to a "pub exclusive", and is not even available year-round at that. I am really not inclined to go to Cleveland for it...or anything else.

If Bell's ever pulls that shit with Oberon, there will be war.
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Old 06-15-09, 02:48 PM
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If Bell's ever pulls that shit with Oberon, there will be war.
Oberon is made all year round and sold in Florida in the winter IIRC, but only summer in the midwest. I think we're good with it being a pub exclusive.

Tried the Stone Sublimely Self Righteous (re-titled 11th anniversary black double IPA). It is a very good IPA and well worth ~$7 for a 22oz bottle.


But for the budget conscious that still want a tasty brew try the Lagunitas 2009. ~$4 for a 22oz of some damn fine ale.
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Old 06-15-09, 02:55 PM
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I'd also recommend Lagunitas Li'l Sumpin Sumpin. Very similar to the 2009 Correction, but with a bit more malt presence.
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I'd also recommend Lagunitas Li'l Sumpin Sumpin. Very similar to the 2009 Correction, but with a bit more malt presence.
I almost picked that up the other night. Next time...
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picked up a growler of this last week.
it was good


and a growler of woodchuck amber
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Old 06-22-09, 03:53 PM
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Split a bottle of Three Floyds Behemoth Barley Wine after drinking my buddies Double IPA homebrew. Both REALLY impressed me.

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Steebo77,

I have yet to try a Lagunitas I have not enjoyed immensely. I have not seen either one that was posted, but it may take awhile to get to SC. Also, I have not seen the Stone that was posted, but will look for it. Thanks for the recommendations, and that leaves two Lagunitas I'll be looking for. I have been drinking Left Hand's Chainsaw out of the growler station recently. Very nice.
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I'd also recommend Lagunitas Li'l Sumpin Sumpin. Very similar to the 2009 Correction, but with a bit more malt presence.
Tried the Little Sumpin' Sumpin' this past weekend. Very good recommendation - I bow deeply in your presence. Smooth.

Also picked up some Victory Brewing HopDevil, which was on sale. This had a very hoppy aroma and bite, and tasted especially good after coming into the air-conditioned house after sweltering during yard work.
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