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Old 09-16-2012, 03:29 AM   #14361
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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale.

This is what I think of when I think of "beer". It's the essence of generic.


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Old 09-16-2012, 03:32 AM   #14362
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Had a 22 oz'er the other night, drinking Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye right now.



 
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:43 AM   #14363
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Squatters Outer Darkness Russian Imperial Stout, soooooo good.

Accidently spilt a glass of Reverb Imperial Pilsner before this, soooooo sad.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:06 AM   #14364
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Figueroa Mountain Big Cone, was supposedly a black IPA, which is a silly idea to begin with, by using roasted malts which are by no means pale, but I bought a growler, and am thinking I received their porter, there is by no standard a hop to be detected in the aroma. I love this brewery, and they are a staple to the central coast, but this left me confused.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:11 AM   #14365
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Am I the only person who thinks this beer is only average at best?
It's better than average. Quite good actually... You just have to accept the fact that it is falsely advertised as an IPA. It is neither very bitter, or possessing hop aroma. It is more like a very biscuity American Barleywine.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:13 AM   #14366
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It's better than average. Quite good actually... You just have to accept the fact that it is falsely advertised as an IPA. It is neither very bitter, or possessing hop aroma. It is more like a very biscuity American Barleywine.
Nail on the head.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:16 AM   #14367
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Had a 22 oz'er the other night, drinking Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye right now.
It's so good. I'm gonna pop another bomber after this one.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:44 AM   #14368
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just had a Union Jack, always a big fan, but this bomber had a bad taste. had the same thing happen with a Karl Strauss Tower 20 a month ago. So how often do you get a bad bottle of craft brew?

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #14369
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Homebrewed Jamils Evil Twin (extract). Brewed this 6 months ago and today found a six pack in a box in the basement. It has become a truly amazing brew. Great bitterness, good hop flavor. Definitely brewing this again

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #14370
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Nail on the head.
Meh, it's more of a very beery sherry (that I think is a minor masterpiece, so don't get me wrong).

I finally kicked my keg of CMC/Spalt Select pilsner and moved onto the Gambrinus/Spalt Select maibock/pils-and-a-half. The hopping is a little too front-loaded (48 IBU @60), but it's a quaffable ~7%.

2308 gets to stay as my house strain, since it pulled those two batches back from an icky apparent pedio bug.


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