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Old 04-20-2013, 03:25 PM   #11
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I tolerate redbridge in a glass. I like bards in bottle. St. Peters actually made me almost throw up.

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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St. Peter's is very inconsistent. I had one bottle of it once that had AMAZING hop flavor and aroma, but the rest of the time I've had it, it's been skunky and bland. I like it better than Redbridge and New Grist, though.

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #13
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St. Peter's is very inconsistent. I had one bottle of it once that had AMAZING hop flavor and aroma, but the rest of the time I've had it, it's been skunky and bland. I like it better than Redbridge and New Grist, though.
I have never had a St. Peter's that was awful, but it has been much better on occasion. I blame green glass and who knows how long it has been sitting on the shelf.

I must be the only one that likes New Grist.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:42 AM   #14
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No. I actually really like new grist. Its just hard for me to get it. I also know I can make better beer. Not really worth going out of state for an overpriced case.

I believe greens is the best followed by new grist, then bards. Tweason ale is definitely last. Foxtail isn't even worth mentioning. The only major GF beers I have never had are st. Peters and harvester. Also glutenator if you count that as major.

Just personnal preferance. If you like new grist, drink it.

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:04 AM   #15
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I also like new grist. Its decent. The dogfish head Tweason is alright as well.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #16
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Harvester is my favorite. They had some QC issues early on and I wrote a pretty scathing review of them, but they've definitely ironed it out. Their IPA is hands-down the best gluten-free beer I've ever had, even among my own creations. They just put out a dubbel, and while it's not as good as Green's, it's still plenty tasty. Makes me want to take a crack at the style. Also, apparently they are now experimenting with buckwheat, and I'm really curious how that plays out. They seem like a good bunch of dudes, definitely not content to rest on their laurels. Seems like they're always trying new things, which is awesome because apparently they're the only GF brewery who feels that way. I keep hoping Bard's will come up with another style, because I'll bet they could do a legit amber ale or something.

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #17
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Harvester is still only available in OR, right?

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:15 AM   #18
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So I finally found New Planet's Amber and Belgian Ales at one of the local health food stores here in Berkeley. I got pretty excited and bought a 4-pack of both. DUMB. The Amber tastes exactly like I suspected--exactly like the Pale but with less hop character. I mean, I really don't know that I could tell the difference in a blind test. The Belgian is alright...the yeast character helps it along, but the vanilla makes it ridiculously sweet. It's almost like a cream soda. Still, it might be their best beer to date. I'd prefer this over their Blonde.

But really, I'm kind of insulted by the Amber. Like, really? You're calling this a "new style"? UGH. Clearly they are putting more effort into marketing than they are into anything else. If their Brown ale comes off as just the Amber with more molasses, I'm never buying them again.

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Old 05-29-2013, 04:51 AM   #19
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I honestly have no idea why they put spices in a belgian. The spiciness is supposed to come from the yeast. I read the marketing paper for their new beers. I just laughed and asked our rep if they sell many. He sighed and said no.

I will wait till its $10 a case and buy one. Just so I can give bottles to people. Then I follow it up with one of mine and watch their reaction at the extreme change in quality.

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #20
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Although many Belgians use coriander and other spices, I'll take your word for it and not go out of my way to find the New Planet Belgian. That style is one of my favorites (when done well) and I was originally excited to read here that New Planet had one. Oh well...if I come across one I'll get it out of curiosity.

I'm surprised there aren't more gluten free IPAs out there, considering it's popularity. And it seems the easiest style to make gluten free. Weird.

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