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Old 03-05-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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I think I ruined my taste buds. It seems now unless I'm drinking an IPA or some really wicked porter- I'm not that impressed. Right now i have two brown ales bottled, Caribou Slobber and a Surly Bender clone. Like the Surly better but it just seems bland to me. No off flavors, just bland. When I pop open a Bell's Two hearted, its like wow. Last year the one beer i made that the wife really liked was a Double chocolate stout that I added bourbon to and aged in oak. I'm making a Irish red ale this weekend, and I assume I won't be impressed.
I honestly think its from drinking so many IPA's the past year. So are there any other styles I should experiment with? Not worrying about session beers, we don't drink very much during the week (live healthy). I have enough session beers to give to guests. Concentrate on Porters, Stouts and IPA's?? Anyone else been ruined(spoiled) by IPA's?

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Bottled - Caribou Slobber
Bottled - Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone
Bottled - Double Chocolate Stout


Probably a SMASH with the 7.5 oz of Citra hops I have left from the above brew

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Old 03-05-2014, 11:00 AM   #2
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I love Barleywines....never made one, but if you're bored with IPAs and haven't tried a barleywine yet, you should give that a try. I know what you mean though. Once you get a taste for the hop, everything else seems lacking...

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Old 03-05-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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Maybe something like a Barleywine or Quad if you're into bigger beers. If you're looking for something to shock the taste buds you could always go with a rye beer.

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I love Ryes...have you tried Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye...it was my go to beer for a while when I didn't have anything in the keg....

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Ironically I just had a Ruthless Rye last time we went out to eat. We both liked it but again my wife complained it could have been a little hoppier....lol......she's spoiled too. I might try Denny's Wry smile next time. Already got Mad Elf planned. My 10 gallon mash tun really opens up what kind of beers I can make (I shoot for 5.5 to 6 gallon batches)

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Bottled- Surly Bender Clone
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Bottled - Double Chocolate Stout


Probably a SMASH with the 7.5 oz of Citra hops I have left from the above brew

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Same here with the batch size...I want to do a Rye this summer

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Old 03-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #7
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I to Love hop bombs. But you still can a hoppy session beer. I just brewed a rye pale ale about 5%abv with all Chinook. Hops. It's delicious!

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