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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16601 Post by BRhoades » May 13th, 2020, 5:27 pm

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Going to be a busy couple of days.
Giddy Yup !

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#16602 Post by Mel Hill » May 13th, 2020, 9:51 pm

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#16603 Post by John Draper » May 15th, 2020, 4:00 pm

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#16604 Post by Mel Hill » May 15th, 2020, 4:49 pm

yup! seeing more and more in distribution

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#16605 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 16th, 2020, 12:30 am

Those look awesome! What are their respective flavor profiles / hop bills?
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16606 Post by John Draper » May 16th, 2020, 6:10 am

Rare Trait is their flagship and put them on the map. Grist is golden promise, wheat, oats & honey. Hop bill: citra, mosaic, el dorado & azaca

Flavor profile for me is mango and citrus but still a crispy dank note on the finish

New Normal is hopped with mosaic, NZH107, Vic secret & strata. For me, it’s softer than Rare Trait with a juicier finish
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16607 Post by A1ex H » May 19th, 2020, 4:21 pm

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Enjoying this all Citra DIPA right now. I love Monkish and try to get their beer whenever I'm in LA which will be from next week on. However, I'll be sad to leave behind Tired Hands who regularly crank out great hazies like Eviscerated Pathway of Beauty. Definitely a citrus forward hazy IPA with good hop bite and balance. Some sweet fruit but definitely can still taste the hops. One of my favorites in their regular rotation of DIPAs. They're doing home delivery which is dangerous for yours truly.
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16608 Post by Andrew Kotowski » May 20th, 2020, 7:23 pm

Out of beer, had to hit the stash.
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#16609 Post by Mark Y » May 20th, 2020, 7:54 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
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Out of beer, had to hit the stash.
U finished the case of trillium?! Dayammm
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16610 Post by Andrew Kotowski » May 20th, 2020, 9:12 pm

Mark Y wrote:
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Out of beer, had to hit the stash.
U finished the case of trillium?! Dayammm
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16611 Post by Rick Allen » May 21st, 2020, 7:39 am

The Great American Beer Fest has been cancelled, to be replaced by a virtual beer-fest in mid-October. I was wondering what took them so long, but I guess they were waiting for a declaration from the governor so they could get their deposit back on the Denver Convention Center. The GABF competition will still go on. I'll have to check with my daughter how they're going to handle that (she's been a judge the last couple of years).

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#16612 Post by Mel Hill » May 21st, 2020, 7:51 am

Thanks for the news ;-(

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#16613 Post by William Segui » May 26th, 2020, 7:58 pm

For CA residents that like hoppy & hazy, this is (for me) as good as it gets - Fieldwork DDH Pulp. Move quick as I suspect these will be gone by the AM.

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#16614 Post by SheriGoddart33 » May 27th, 2020, 5:41 am

I like Stone Porter and often drink different Brown Ale
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#16615 Post by Brian Lynch » May 28th, 2020, 9:59 am

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Enjoying this all Citra DIPA right now. I love Monkish and try to get their beer whenever I'm in LA which will be from next week on. However, I'll be sad to leave behind Tired Hands who regularly crank out great hazies like Eviscerated Pathway of Beauty. Definitely a citrus forward hazy IPA with good hop bite and balance. Some sweet fruit but definitely can still taste the hops. One of my favorites in their regular rotation of DIPAs. They're doing home delivery which is dangerous for yours truly.
I agree that is a really good one in the TH lineup. What is the view in the background?
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#16616 Post by Andrew Kotowski » May 28th, 2020, 1:42 pm

I saw “TH” and naturally assumed you knew this landed in on my porch today!
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16617 Post by BRhoades » May 28th, 2020, 4:49 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
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I saw “TH” and naturally assumed you knew this landed in on my porch today!
Somebody's having a very tasty few days of beerism. Nice haul Andrew !

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16618 Post by Chris Blum » May 28th, 2020, 5:06 pm

Duchesse de Bourgogne cherry.

The glass was clean, but the head behaved strangely. If you like Duchesse, this is a nice change
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king sue

#16619 Post by Brian Lynch » May 28th, 2020, 5:45 pm

from Iowa
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#16620 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 28th, 2020, 7:11 pm

some recents ...

Chapman - "Kool Kid Hops" DIPA ---- excellent nu school West Coast DIPA
Chapman - "Gemini" NEIPA --- great
PP - Swami's IPA
ESBC - "Blurred Lines" hybrid IPA --- really hoping this becomes a regular in the lineup.

Bell's - (whatever the name of their smoked Porter is) smoked Porter --- absolutely love this, and I really appreciate how the smoke doesn't completely mask the character of the underlying beer, which is in my Top 3 American Porters.
Fuller's - London Porter
Samuel Smith's - "Taddy" Porter

RRBC - "Robert" Saison --- liked it quite a lot; leans grassy.
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#16621 Post by Andrew K. » May 28th, 2020, 7:21 pm

Emergency drinking beer tonight.
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Re: king sue

#16622 Post by ClarkstonMark » May 29th, 2020, 5:53 am

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I love that beer. I only pick it up when I travel as it is not available in Michigan.

I've drank through most of another shipment of Monkish - Tiger King, Mathew Mathew Mathew (my son's name is Matthew) and Ribidy dibidy - sitting on a couple of the TIPA's for a few more weeks though - and just started on a big shipment of Heady and Focal from Alchemist
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#16623 Post by ClarkstonMark » May 29th, 2020, 5:58 am

Oh ya I had these as well last weekend.
Bell’s had a very small local release of Bell’s BA Expedition Stout. I was bored so ordered and made the just over 2 hour drive to pick up last Friday. Love this beer, but do slightly prefer Black Note from Bell’s.

Another old favorite ... CBS from Founder’s
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Re: king sue

#16624 Post by BRhoades » May 29th, 2020, 1:27 pm

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We are getting regular distro of super fresh TG product out here ! Love this beer too !

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#16625 Post by Andrew Kotowski » May 29th, 2020, 2:10 pm

In fairness, this beer (Jjjulius) lived up to the hype. Strange to drink the prototype for the Orange Julius movement in beer :)
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#16626 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 29th, 2020, 2:47 pm

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Oh ya I had these as well last weekend.
Bell’s had a very small local release of Bell’s BA Expedition Stout. I was bored so ordered and made the just over 2 hour drive to pick up last Friday. Love this beer, but do slightly prefer Black Note from Bell’s.

Another old favorite ... CBS from Founder’s
Oh, damn! BA Expedition sounds awesome! ... and the CBS ... oh, how I love that beer. I'm down to my last 3 or 4 bottles. Looking forward to the next release (even though they are perpetually saying the last release was the last ever --- I just don't believe them anymore).
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Re: king sue

#16627 Post by Mike Maguire » May 29th, 2020, 3:08 pm

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Drinking one now, good beer but I prefer Pseudo Sue.We have getting most all of TG beers up here thru Tavour.

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#16628 Post by BRhoades » May 29th, 2020, 4:16 pm

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In fairness, this beer (Jjjulius) lived up to the hype. Strange to drink the prototype for the Orange Julius movement in beer :)
That beer deserves all the hype it's garnered over the years. It's gorgeous on every level.

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#16629 Post by BRhoades » May 29th, 2020, 4:27 pm

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Monkish Brewing Co. Invisible Enigma. DIPA 8.6% ABV. Hopped with Citra and Enigma hops. Enigma is one of those hops that either works well within a hop bill or completely dominate's it kind of like Sabro does and when it does it's ugly IMHO. This is a Citra heavy recipe with Enigma used judiciously and it works magically. For some reason the bonding of these two hops creates a profile that is very Nelson Sauvin like. I posted on another beer site that the nose on this is closer to the OG Alpine Beer Co's Nelson than anything I've snorted since it's demise in 2014. Flavors are layered and complex, you'll notice orange sorbet right up front before transitioning to ripe pineapple, tangerine, peach and white grape. The body is so soft and full. The finish is long and offers a nice little tease of blueberry at the back end.

Highly Recommended,

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#16630 Post by BRhoades » May 30th, 2020, 3:07 pm

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Fieldwork Brewing Co. DDH Pulp IPA, 6.9% ABV. hopped entirely with Citra hops. The good old regular Pulp could very well be my favorite single hopped IPA. I have heard stories of this in DDH form but it has always eluded me. Thanks to Will Segui who kindly gave me the heads up that this was going to drop Thursday, I immediately jumped at the opportunity and grabbed my max allotment of 12 cans. Shipped overnight via GLS cold storage it arrived still cool to the touch. The nose is all sweet candied oranges. The flavor is layers and layers of every conceivable orange variety you can imagine.Sweet tangerine, tiny Cuties, Navels, etc. etc. you get them all and more. There's hints of ripe mango and papaya with sweet orange marmalade to balance it all together.. This is still super young and will flesh out more in a few days, BUT, I had to taste a one day fresh can ! It's everything I was hoping it could be and will even be more as it get's a little can age on it.

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#16631 Post by Andrew Kotowski » May 30th, 2020, 4:37 pm

Headed down solo to San Diego Area for a few days, mid-June time frame, to R&R. Any suggestions on Monkish or other places? Are they open for pick up only, or six feet rule?
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#16632 Post by BRhoades » May 31st, 2020, 8:23 am

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Headed down solo to San Diego Area for a few days, mid-June time frame, to R&R. Any suggestions on Monkish or other places? Are they open for pick up only, or six feet rule?

Monkish is closed. Random on line can sales that BOTS buy up within 5 seconds. Most places still closed but have plans to gradually re-open over the next few weeks. Modern Times is beginning to re-open in SD. I would head into Little Italy and hit up Bottlecraft for next level stuff cans and bottles.

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#16633 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 31st, 2020, 10:41 am

Pizza Port has a new collabo with Coronado that's pretty good --- a West Coast IPA that clocks-in at an old-school 6.5%.

Also found six-packs of, wait for it, Societe's "The Pupil" IPA! Thrilled to see this one in distro now; hopefully the fact that we're seeing it up here in L.A. is not strictly a COVID situation, but rather a New Normal.
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#16634 Post by Andrew Kotowski » May 31st, 2020, 10:55 am

BRhoades wrote:
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Headed down solo to San Diego Area for a few days, mid-June time frame, to R&R. Any suggestions on Monkish or other places? Are they open for pick up only, or six feet rule?

Monkish is closed. Random on line can sales that BOTS buy up within 5 seconds. Most places still closed but have plans to gradually re-open over the next few weeks. Modern Times is beginning to re-open in SD. I would head into Little Italy and hit up Bottlecraft for next level stuff cans and bottles.

Cheers,

Bud
Thx. Will check-in as I get closer. Was surprised to see that MT delivers! I gave a list to a buddy, Venmo’d and I’m picking up tonight.
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#16635 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » May 31st, 2020, 11:06 am

The pandemic has been fantastic for beer buying. I love being able to order online and pick up, no more lines!
I hit the OH release for Spacey Bits a few weeks ago, and I dropped by to chat with Eric Guido this Thursday and trade some wine. He is down the block from Finback in Glendale (Queens) NY.
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#16636 Post by ClarkstonMark » May 31st, 2020, 1:08 pm

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Thx. Will check-in as I get closer. Was surprised to see that MT delivers! I gave a list to a buddy, Venmo’d and I’m picking up tonight.
I would ask Bud nicely if he would part with a 4 pack of that Fieldworks DDH Pulp. Love Pulp and would love to try DDH Pulp!
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#16637 Post by A1ex H » June 1st, 2020, 9:50 am

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Enjoying this all Citra DIPA right now. I love Monkish and try to get their beer whenever I'm in LA which will be from next week on. However, I'll be sad to leave behind Tired Hands who regularly crank out great hazies like Eviscerated Pathway of Beauty. Definitely a citrus forward hazy IPA with good hop bite and balance. Some sweet fruit but definitely can still taste the hops. One of my favorites in their regular rotation of DIPAs. They're doing home delivery which is dangerous for yours truly.
I agree that is a really good one in the TH lineup. What is the view in the background?
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#16638 Post by Mark Y » June 2nd, 2020, 7:11 pm

TH. Always good. It’s on the heavier/creamier side (vs the more crisp lean side).
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#16639 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » June 2nd, 2020, 7:39 pm

El Segundo Brewing Co - "Blurred Lines" Hybrid IPA

This is damn-near perfect for my preferences.
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#16640 Post by David K o l i n » June 2nd, 2020, 8:36 pm

6 year old Westvleteren 12 a couple of nights ago

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#16641 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » June 3rd, 2020, 5:08 pm

Brian Lynch wrote:
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#16642 Post by BRhoades » June 3rd, 2020, 5:21 pm

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North Park Beer Co. San Diego Ca. Stratacadabra DDH IPA. 7.4% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Strata hops. One of the bright spots that have come from this pandemic has been the availability of several breweries that are shipping beers that were once available brewery only. North Park Beer Co. is another of those gems that started to show up a my local Long Beach Bottlecraft location for to-go can sales. This pours a beautiful amber orange with a nice fluffy inch of dense white cap. The nose is juicy and dank thanks to a hefty Nelson dosing. Flavors follow suite, lots of Sauvin Blanc, gooseberries, red grapefruit, white peach and piney resins. The body is lean dry and crisp with a wonderful long bitter dry pithy finish. Look for these guys at better bottle shops around the San Diego to L.A County region.

Highly Recommended,

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#16643 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 3rd, 2020, 5:36 pm

Great time drinking beers with Glenn Levine today at Bandon Brewing.

Came back and had to open this; I can’t let Mark have all the fun ;)
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#16644 Post by Mark Y » June 3rd, 2020, 6:47 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
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Great time drinking beers with Glenn Levine today at Bandon Brewing.

Came back and had to open this; I can’t let Mark have all the fun ;)
Heard my name... ;)
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#16645 Post by GMcCarthy » June 4th, 2020, 11:37 am

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North Park Beer Co. San Diego Ca. Stratacadabra DDH IPA. 7.4% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Strata hops. One of the bright spots that have come from this pandemic has been the availability of several breweries that are shipping beers that were once available brewery only. North Park Beer Co. is another of those gems that started to show up a my local Long Beach Bottlecraft location for to-go can sales. This pours a beautiful amber orange with a nice fluffy inch of dense white cap. The nose is juicy and dank thanks to a hefty Nelson dosing. Flavors follow suite, lots of Sauvin Blanc, gooseberries, red grapefruit, white peach and piney resins. The body is lean dry and crisp with a wonderful long bitter dry pithy finish. Look for these guys at better bottle shops around the San Diego to L.A County region.

Highly Recommended,

Cheers,

Bud
This looks and sounds great Bud.

I had a DDH PtE Pliny For President last night and made me realize how much I appreciate a fresh well-executed West-Coast IPA.
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#16646 Post by BRhoades » June 4th, 2020, 7:03 pm

GMcCarthy wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 11:37 am
BRhoades wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 5:21 pm
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North Park Beer Co. San Diego Ca. Stratacadabra DDH IPA. 7.4% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Strata hops. One of the bright spots that have come from this pandemic has been the availability of several breweries that are shipping beers that were once available brewery only. North Park Beer Co. is another of those gems that started to show up a my local Long Beach Bottlecraft location for to-go can sales. This pours a beautiful amber orange with a nice fluffy inch of dense white cap. The nose is juicy and dank thanks to a hefty Nelson dosing. Flavors follow suite, lots of Sauvin Blanc, gooseberries, red grapefruit, white peach and piney resins. The body is lean dry and crisp with a wonderful long bitter dry pithy finish. Look for these guys at better bottle shops around the San Diego to L.A County region.

Highly Recommended,

Cheers,

Bud
This looks and sounds great Bud.

I had a DDH PtE Pliny For President last night and made me realize how much I appreciate a fresh well-executed West-Coast IPA.

Concur my friend, there is nothing like a great West Coast IPA !

Cheers,

Bud
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#16647 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 4th, 2020, 8:16 pm

Just picked up a bunch of RRB beer today - the usuals, row 2 hill 56 and a centennial release, as well. AK is back in the Bay!
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#16648 Post by William Segui » June 5th, 2020, 4:40 pm

BRhoades wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Fieldwork Brewing Co. DDH Pulp IPA, 6.9% ABV. hopped entirely with Citra hops. The good old regular Pulp could very well be my favorite single hopped IPA. I have heard stories of this in DDH form but it has always eluded me. Thanks to Will Segui who kindly gave me the heads up that this was going to drop Thursday, I immediately jumped at the opportunity and grabbed my max allotment of 12 cans. Shipped overnight via GLS cold storage it arrived still cool to the touch. The nose is all sweet candied oranges. The flavor is layers and layers of every conceivable orange variety you can imagine.Sweet tangerine, tiny Cuties, Navels, etc. etc. you get them all and more. There's hints of ripe mango and papaya with sweet orange marmalade to balance it all together.. This is still super young and will flesh out more in a few days, BUT, I had to taste a one day fresh can ! It's everything I was hoping it could be and will even be more as it get's a little can age on it.
Glad you were able to get some - they weren't up very long. And I agree, I do think a few days helps these round into shape. Please post another note if you find an appreciable change good or bad!

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#16649 Post by BRhoades » June 7th, 2020, 1:47 pm

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For Will Segui, my second can, 10 days removed from my first. This beer just glows. The perfume off this now is more saturated orange oils, it smells amazing. The ten days has softened off the edges of the sharp pithy citric notes, it's rounder with sweeter orange flavors, I'm getting wonderful memories of my favorite childhood powdered drink TANG ! The finish tastes more like concentrated tangerine juice, it's long dry and delicious. The advantage of these super aggressively hopped DDH beers is that they do benefit from some hang time and will continue to develop even more in the can for up to 4 more weeks. Thanks for the request to check back in,it just solidifies my belief that this is truly Mount Rushmore stuff. If you were fortunate to get a few can's start cracking those puppies.

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#16650 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 7th, 2020, 4:12 pm

Pulled this out of the trunk and got the party started with family!
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