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Old 02-24-2008, 08:02 PM   #11
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I enjoyed it, as I enjoy most Sierra Nevada brews..but is it me or are all of thier brews pretty much the exact same? I honestly don't taste a huge difference from one of their recipes to another.

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Old 02-24-2008, 08:08 PM   #12
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I actually had this yesterday. I liked it. It is actually somewhat different from their other stuff. It is not as big on the American hop character, not big on the citrusy hop flavor. Worth a try but not something I am running out to buy more of.

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Old 02-24-2008, 08:14 PM   #13
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I enjoyed it, as I enjoy most Sierra Nevada brews..but is it me or are all of thier brews pretty much the exact same? I honestly don't taste a huge difference from one of their recipes to another.
I liked it as I like most of their stuff. I don't think it is as good as most of their other offereings. I really liked the IPA and anniversary ale they did. Of course I don't ever get tired of their old classic celebration ale.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:17 PM   #14
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I really like it - it has a great balance of malts and hops: something for everyone. It is definitely my favorite SN brew. I have been drinking it all week while waiting for my new batch to be ready.

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Old 02-26-2008, 07:20 PM   #15
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A six pack of anything good here is $15!
Good grief Orfy....... no wonder you brew beer.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:22 PM   #16
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I bought a six pack last week being a Sierra Nevada fan myself and once again I wasn't let down. Funny thing was that same night a buddy of mine called and said he just picked up "something special". 30 minutes later, I'm enjoying a Bigfoot barleywine with him. It had been at least 3 years since I've had one, and I missed it for sure.

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:51 PM   #17
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I tried a bottle myself recently, and at first I wasn't impressed, but as the beer warmed a bit and I got to the bottom half of the pint the flavor really started to come through and I found it very delicious. I think I might need to turn down my fridge a hair though as sitting here thinking about it, that's not the only time the bottom half has been better than the top...

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Old 02-27-2008, 12:52 AM   #18
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My local market has all their SN varieties as well as Dogfish on sale this week. I had the ESB in hand, but put it back to grab Dogfish 90 Min IIPA instead. Looks like I have to go back tomorrow for the ESB!

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Old 03-01-2008, 08:09 PM   #19
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I was quite pleased with the ESB. I also found it on the malty side (as expected) and lacking the floral hoppiness (no Cascade) in other SN brews, with a much earthier hop flavor.

SN says Goldings, Challenger, East Kent Goldings, and Crystal hops, which would explain the lack of floral aroma.

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