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Old 11-11-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Checking out a 6 pack of New Belgium's 2 below last night. I cant' see anywhere that it says what "Style" of beer it is. Judging by taste, I'd call it an IPA! IT's the coldest beer I've seen in their mix, as they suggest serving it at like 37F.
It had a very nice hop nose and a really nice taste, with what I would actually judge to be a lacking of malty background....not that I didn't like it...I love the hop beer.
All of this to ask, IS THIS AN IPA Or What?

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Old 11-11-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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I honestly wouldn't know how to classify this beer either. I haven't had it in about a year, but I loved it. The dry-hopping is definately evident here.

I've google it, and three different sites called it different things including Strong Ale/ESB and American IPA.

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Old 11-11-2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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I tend to be annoyed when commercial beer doesn't tell you enough about the beer on the bottle/packaging. Even a simple thing like ABV....sometimes I can't find it anywhere on the bottle.

I always just go to beer Advocate or Rate Beer to get more info on the beer.....or straight to the brewery's website.

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Old 11-11-2008, 04:37 PM   #4
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I'll pick up a 6 pack at lunch today and give it a try, then maybe I'll be confused too.

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Old 11-11-2008, 05:14 PM   #5
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It is a winter warmer.

I would call it an ESB if I had to put it into a style. But I'd just call it a winter warmer and leave it at that.

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Loved the first years batch of 2 below, last years was 'meh, we'll have to see about this years. I'd describe it as an overhopped amber.

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:02 PM   #7
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It is a winter warmer.

I would call it an ESB if I had to put it into a style. But I'd just call it a winter warmer and leave it at that.
It would be severe over the top HOP for an ESB.

I'm a fan though!
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:01 PM   #8
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High gravity American Amber ale. To me it tastes like a hoppier, stronger Fat Tire. Dang this beer is sweet. Really really sweet. I definitely couldn't take more than one in an evening.

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High gravity American Amber ale. To me it tastes like a hoppier, stronger Fat Tire. Dang this beer is sweet. Really really sweet. I definitely couldn't take more than one in an evening.
This is the perfect time for the classification of "beer".
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I almost think I have a bad batch. I'm picking up some hops, but mine is fairly malty and tastes almost exactly like Fat Tire, but with a bit more floral character. I'll have to see what happens when it's warmer, but it's definately not like what I remember from a couple years back.

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