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Old 07-17-2010, 11:57 PM   #1
May 2010
San Luis Obispo
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Been on the IPA kick lately and have been trying different ones. My latest favorite is Firestone Union Jack IPA, I reccommend this to everyone.

Saw the Sam Adams Longshot Double IPA online but haven't seen it in the stores. Was wondering if anyone has tried it?

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
Feb 2008
Middleborough, MA
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Its pretty old if you can even get it anymore.

YOUR best bet is to find some Pliney the Elder

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Old 07-18-2010, 12:19 AM   #3
Dec 2009
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I'm a huge fan of Firestone's Union Jack. I see you are from San Luis Obispo as well. What part?

I'd recommend some Bear Republic Racer 5, probably in my top 3 for IPAs. Also, Stone's 14th anniversary IIPA is out now, its pretty good.

That Longshot is probably not around anymore. I barely even see this year's longshot beers around anymore.

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Old 07-18-2010, 12:37 AM   #4
Feb 2009
Alexandria, VA, USA
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Ballast Point Sculpin, when fresh, is absolutely fantastic.
On deck: Little Bo Pils, Bretta Off Dead (Brett pale)
Secondary: Oude Bruin, Red Sky at Morning (Sour brown ale)
On tap: Saison Duphunk (sour), Amarillo Slim (IPA), Earl White (ginger/bergamot wit)
Bottled: Number 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), Eternale (Barleywine), Ancho Villa (Ancho/pasilla/chocolate/cinnamon RIS), Oak smoked porter (1/2 maple bourbon oaked, 1/2 apple brandy oaked)

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Old 07-18-2010, 12:43 AM   #5
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Oct 2009
Perry Hall, MD
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Originally Posted by vinyl_key View Post
I'd recommend some Bear Republic Racer 5, probably in my top 3 for IPAs.

I have to second the Bear Republic Racer 5. I am on the east coast and am lucky enough that my local store sells it. Great stuff.

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Old 07-18-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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Glass City
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It's doubtful that you will find Tasty McDole's DIPA on the store shelves. That was released atleast a year ago. Like the previous poster stated, just get yourself a bottle of Pliny and you're good as gold.

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Old 07-19-2010, 02:52 PM   #7
Nov 2008
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The recipe for this beer was given on the Jamil IIPA show on the Brewing Network a few years ago. Find it
& brew it up.
Currently On Draft: Bamberger Rauch Dunkel, Belgian Blond, Pilsener Urquell clone, Smoked Porter
Bottled: Concord Pyment, Mi'Apa Sparkling Mead, Chimay Blue, Old Simcoe American Barleywine, Old Cantankerous
Fermenting and Conditioning: Pseudo-Decoction Munich Dunkel, Left Hook Bitter
Recently Kicked Kegs: Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Citra Rye IPA
On Deck: Old Rasputin, Northstar IPA, Ur-bock Dunkel

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