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Old 03-16-2009, 05:14 AM   #41
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ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Ditto.......
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:16 AM   #42
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I got together with a bunch of beer-loving friends and we blind taste tested 16 IPAs. Here are the results: Men vs Culture: Men vs IPA - The Results

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:39 PM   #43
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In no particular order:

Sierra Nevada Celebration
Stone Ruination
DFH 90 Min

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:28 PM   #44
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Pliny the Younger
Pliny the Elder
DFH 90
Racer 5
Big Daddy IPA

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Old 03-16-2009, 09:52 PM   #45
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Pliny the Younger
Pliny the Elder
DFH 90
Racer 5
Big Daddy IPA
HEY! you're breaking the rules! top 3 buddy!

good choices by the way. I've never had pliny the younger or Big Daddy but Hamilton's in San Diego will have younger on tap tomorrow! gonna have to go try it.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:33 PM   #46
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Sorry, too many good ones!

Pliny the Younger will knock you on your a$%... be careful!; I believe its around 11%, only brewed around this time of year... they ran out of carboys at the brewery, so you had to either drink it there, or find a bar that served it. Enjoy!

Oh yeah, I think big daddy is only distributed in Nor Cal now... trying to get it down to So. Cal; SF based.

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Old 03-17-2009, 08:20 PM   #47
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I got together with a bunch of beer-loving friends and we blind taste tested 16 IPAs. Here are the results: Men vs Culture: Men vs IPA - The Results
Testing 16 IPAs can be a dangerous thing, but I'm glad someone had the guts to do it...though I feel like the results could have been skewed toward the end of that marathon.

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:26 PM   #48
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I got together with a bunch of beer-loving friends and we blind taste tested 16 IPAs. Here are the results: Men vs Culture: Men vs IPA - The Results
Next time throw a few British-style IPAs in the mix! Meantime, Schlafly Export, Drake's...if I were doing an organized tasting, I'd want a fuller picture of what IPAs are than just the neo-American version.

Traditionally they didn't use C-style hops, but they used more hops than a lot of the modern British versions so it's worth investigating both.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:28 PM   #49
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:59 AM   #50
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so speaking of IPA. . .I decided to go out to in spite of St. Paddy's day. I was going to go to my favorite bar but there were at capacity and a line wa out front. (god I hate St. Paddy's day!) so I ended up heading to another place. well my friend and I were there and I got a lost abbey first and then got a Racer 5 IPA. normally a great IPA. but this was just bad. I don't know if the whole Keg was off or it was really old or what but man. . . tasted way too sweet. had almost no hop bitterness. barely even an aroma of hops. all in all a very bad pint.

now before anyone says maybe it was a mispour -- I watched it get poured. ugh. I would have sent it back but seeing as there were no less than 6.022X10^23 people in the bar I just choked it down and my friend and I left. I need to go find a decent racer 5 soon so I remember how good it really is.

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