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Old 07-03-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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Just found out. Damn you guys... Think I just found my new favorite beer!

 
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to the bitter side!!!
Which one did you try?
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:08 AM   #3
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And which specific beer made you have this revelation? Do tell.

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Old 07-03-2009, 12:10 AM   #4
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:16 AM   #5
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Welcome to the club! Read this while I was drinking Red Hook's Longhammer IPA.... delish!

But like the rest, I must know what you drank to induct you to the HHA (Hop-Heads Association)?
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:19 AM   #6
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Welcome to the club! Read this while I was drinking Red Hook's Longhammer IPA.... delish!
My go-to 12pack IPA. Well done, sir

 
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:21 AM   #7
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Just found out. Damn you guys... Think I just found my new favorite beer!
Oh, yeah. Pretty soon, you'll be wearing a hophead t-shirt, and start being known as an IPA snob.

Here I am, talking about IPAs, of course, with a famous brewer:



Trust me, once you become a hophead, there is no hope for you. Even my husband has starting appreciating highly hopped beers, and we're growing hops to help keep up with demand.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:42 AM   #8
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CONGRATS, might I recommend you try as many IPA's as possible, get to know what you like, and try to brew it!
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:43 AM   #9
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Welcome to the club! Read this while I was drinking Red Hook's Longhammer IPA.... delish!

But like the rest, I must know what you drank to induct you to the HHA (Hop-Heads Association)?
I'm drinking a longhammer too! You really can't beat it for the money.

You hopheads have to try the ipa's that lagunitas makes, they are really outstanding.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:47 AM   #10
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Grats on the new discovery! One of my favorite past times is going my local beer snob haven and mixing a six pack of different IPAs. I just recently discovered Victory's Hop Wallop IPA - it's fantastic!
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