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Old 07-23-2009, 04:37 PM   #21
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I think ambiance and effect are a bit part of it as well. Your perceived reality has a huge effect on your tastes.
Someone with more $$$ than I needs to do an experiment:
Buy a keg and a rack of SNPA and invite a few friends over. Don't tell em it's the same beer. Ask which they think is the better beer.


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Old 07-23-2009, 04:43 PM   #22
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Someone with more $$$ than I needs to do an experiment:
Buy a keg and a rack of SNPA and invite a few friends over. Don't tell em it's the same beer. Ask which they think is the better beer.
Sneak a bud light lime in there...just for fun! God help us if it wins.


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Oh, and coincidentally, my local happens to have SNPA and Fat Tire on tap and I alternate between the 2 depending on my mood. (They also have Moose Drool in bottles, which I sometimes have.)
The Fat Tire is noticable different there vs in a bottle from Topps Liquors, who seem to turn over a lot of it.
The SN seems to be about the same to me. But I haven't been drinking it from the bottle much lately, as I usually only do so when I go camping.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:14 PM   #24
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I would think that is probably the case. I believe I heard Grossman talking about this on either the Brewing Network or Basic Brewing Radio's coverage of the National Homebrew Conference. I think he mentioned that the ABV was different and that the tap version is closer to the original recipe that they developed.
Yes this is the case with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. But AFAIK it is the only one.

 
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:32 PM   #25
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I always use to swear there was quite a noticeably difference with Fat Tire. I mean like 2 different beers different, I never notice it that much with other beers.

Anyone else experience this with Fat Tire?
Yes! major difference in the hop aroma! Way better from the keg!

my FT clone in my bottles taste pretty much like the real FT bottles, was hoping that it would be more like the kegged version
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my FT clone in my bottles taste pretty much like the real FT bottles, was hoping that it would be more like the kegged version
Recipe? Mash and fermentation schedule?
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:06 PM   #27
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A lot of bars use a blend of C02 and Nitrous on all their draft beers. It truly does change the flavor of the beer. There is a place like that locally, and whenever I have a beer there (no matter what it is) I always say "Wow, this is the best {fill in the blank} I've ever had!"
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A lot of bars use a blend of C02 and Nitrous on all their draft beers. It truly does change the flavor of the beer. There is a place like that locally, and whenever I have a beer there (no matter what it is) I always say "Wow, this is the best {fill in the blank} I've ever had!"
"Wow, this is the best {balls in my mouth} I've ever had!"
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:37 PM   #29
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SNPA kegs say "draft style" or something along those lines right on them, pretty much stating that it's a little different. I'm pretty well versed in buying SNPA kegs.
OK, I think they discussed this on The Jamil Show (American Pale Ale). What they said there (if memory serves) is that there are two versions of SNPA, but it's not as simple as bottled and draft. Away from the brewpub the bottled and draft versions are the same recipe. So if I go to my local BW3's the draft SNPA is the same (recipe) as the bottled. However there is a different draft version that's apparently available only at the SN Brewpub, a bit softer and closer to a Mirror Pond according the the BN.

Now, they may be wrong, or something may have changed. But per that show the keg and bottled versions are the same...unless you're getting the special "draft" version at the Sierra nevada Brewpub itself.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:49 PM   #30
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Dos Equis Amber is barely drinkable in the bottle, but is actually pretty good on tap.

Paulaner Hefe is MUCH better on tap, too.



 
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