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Old 09-03-2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default New Belgium: Hoptober

Anyone try this yet?

Hoptober | New Belgium

I must say...delicious!

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Old 09-03-2009, 01:29 AM   #2
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Grabbed a sixer the other night... I liked it... Pretty good...

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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Grabbed a sixer the other night... I liked it... Pretty good...
I always thought that they did not ship East of the Mississippi. Did this change recently?

Edit: Just looked at their dist. map and it looks like they go into TN, GA, SC, NC & IN. I wish they would start dist. in Pennsylvania. I am jealous.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:15 PM   #4
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eww... a new beer to try I can't wait for spring though, that mighty arrow is a good beer.

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
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I always thought that they did not ship East of the Mississippi. Did this change recently?

Edit: Just looked at their dist. map and it looks like they go into TN, GA, SC, NC & IN. I wish they would start dist. in Pennsylvania. I am jealous.
TN & IN...just skip KY, haha. ok at least i can get a sixer of it on the other side of the river.
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Tried it on tap last Thursday at a local bar. Pretty pedestrian and unexciting to me.

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Tried it on tap last Thursday at a local bar. Pretty pedestrian and unexciting to me.
I'm just a sucker for hoppy ales I guess.
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Well the problem was I found it anything but hoppy. It was a nice blond-ish style ale, but nothing exciting.

When at a bar staring at tap handles, the name "Hoptopber" makes me think of a hoppy-Oktoberfest style beer, which I thought would be quite interesting. Granted I didn't do research, but I didn't expect to be met with a simple blond ale post-order. That probably influenced my thoughts about the beer overall.

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Well the problem was I found it anything but hoppy. It was a nice blond-ish style ale, but nothing exciting.

When at a bar staring at tap handles, the name "Hoptopber" makes me think of a hoppy-Oktoberfest style beer, which I thought would be quite interesting. Granted I didn't do research, but I didn't expect to be met with a simple blond ale post-order. That probably influenced my thoughts about the beer overall.
I made the same assumption that you did when i ordered it. I figured it would be a lager, an Oktoberfest, and heavy on the hops. I suppose the shock of what I actually tasted in contrast to my expectation caused a bit of the excitement. Although only @ 40 IBU the hops really come through on this Golden Ale...particularly the aroma. I was anything but disappointed even though it was not what I expected. It certainly isn't anything earth-shattering, but it is definately a quality new product from New Belgium. Just thought that i would share...
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This is on my to purchase list.
C'mon paycheck!

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