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Old 09-16-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociet...a_six-pack.php

I just read this post this morning and I agree with almost every beer on his list. The exception for me is Pliny. It set the mark and remains one of the best double IPAs out there even with all the hype.
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i like Bear's Hop Rod, but it's not something I could drink on a regular basis. I don't think I've ever had anything else from them.

I've never had Pliny, or anything else from Russian River, so I can't comment.

Brooklyn is OK, and the few beers I've had from Goose Island were pretty good.

Dogfish definitely belongs on the list (and at the top).

I think New Belgium should be on there, too. In the #2 spot.

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No offense to anyone, but I disagree 100%. The only thing in there that I agree with is that Fat Tire isn't awesome. But like he said, I don't know anyone who really loves the stuff because it is an awesome beer. It is a solid flagship beer and good for drinking without thinking, just like almost every flagship beer in existence...

I would not read this duder's blog.

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The only thing in there that I agree with is that Fat Tire isn't awesome. But like he said, I don't know anyone who really loves the stuff because it is an awesome beer. It is a solid flagship beer and good for drinking without thinking, just like almost every flagship beer in existence...
The only time I drink Fat Tire is when I am in a restaurant that offers nothing other that BMC and Fat Tire.

The only thing I really LIKE from NB is Ranger. 1554 hits the spot sometimes, but not always.
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it seems if a brewery makes a beer that a lot of people like, the "craft brew" crowd will automatically hate it.

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it seems if a brewery makes a beer that a lot of people like, the "craft brew" crowd will automatically hate it.
I have noticed this as well.
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Wow, what a pointless article.

How about the 6 most UNDERRATED breweries? What does this article accomplish?

Every one of those breweries produces great beer.

Ever thought that maybe they just don't fit into the styles he enjoys?

Very lame article, IMO.

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it seems if a brewery makes a beer that a lot of people like, the "craft brew" crowd will automatically hate it.
I don't think that's true, but there is a current trend of hipsters latching on to craft beer because it's obscure and "cool." The hipsters are the people that will abandon ship once a beer gets enough recognition to go mainstream because then they don't see it as a cool thing to drink.

Craft brew drinkers know when a beer is hyped above what it offers.
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I don't think that's true, but there is a current trend of hipsters latching on to craft beer because it's obscure and "cool." The hipsters are the people that will abandon ship once a beer gets enough recognition to go mainstream because then they don't see it as a cool thing to drink.
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I wish he'd listed the "dozen IPA that are more balanced and more flavorful than Racer 5" instead of douching on and on about something else.

I agree with most of the comments.

Although.... "The usual Colorado elitism."

Does that really exist or is this "blogger" making Colorado beer enthusiasts look like idiots?

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