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Old 02-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #11
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Mine was SNCA

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:05 PM   #12
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bells two hearted ale.
my g/f got it for me b/c it had the fish ont he label and i love to fish.
I spent the first 5 minutes just smelling it. it was all down hill from there

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:08 PM   #13
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I like an IPA every ounce in a while but it's probably one of my least favorites, which is shocking, I know. To me, heavily hopped pale ales all taste very similar, there is not enough room left from the bitterness to feel the complexity of other flavors. It's one the easiest to brew too...

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:10 PM   #14
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My first craft brew was a 90minute DFH. It got me interested, my "gateway" if you will. But once Pliny the elder and GreenFlash got a hold of me....... It was over.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:12 PM   #15
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Sam Adams Boston Lager was my introduction to good beer. I was 20 at the time, and as such I only really had access to the cheap stuff I could get at college parties. As a result, I wasn't terribly fond of beer or drinking. Then I started dating a girl a few years older than me whose go-to drink was Boston Lager.
Incidentally, this is the same girl who got me into scotch. She drinks 15 year old Glenlivet, loves beer, plays video games, and is a fantastic singer and pianist. I got me a keeper!

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:12 PM   #16
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Mine was SNCA
Nice, got that one in one of my primaries now...
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1st Primary ____________ Sour Pliny
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SILVER - BABO - "Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter"
SILVER - Celebrewtion - "Bourbon Vanilla Porter"
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:13 PM   #17
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She also goes 50/50 with me on brewing supplies, and frequently asks "What are we brewing next?"

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:17 PM   #18
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Central City/ Red Racer IPA. A total hop bomb with a lingering aroma that got passed around the table for sniffing before even trying it. Totally sticky with the classic PNW hops.

After that I tried a few other IPAs and just starting adding loads of hops to most beers.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:22 PM   #19
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My gateway to hoppy beer was probably gritty's Panhandle IPA, its one only brewed in the brew pub. The citrusy hops and almost piney flavor blew my mind, and ever since, I drink IPAs a lot to try and capture that burst of flavors.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #20
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I have just recently started to REALY enjoy hoppy beers.

It all started when I did a tour at the Sam Adams brewery and they had us rub hops between our hands and smell. Then had us drink the latitude 48 IPA (before it hit the shelves)

After that I was hooked.

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