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Old 01-30-2013, 01:03 AM   #22001
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I am a fan out of the bottle myself. I had to try these nitro cans when I seen them though. Makes for a very light beer in the mouth feel area.
Oh ok, I see what you're saying. I've had the Murphy's Stout in the nitro can and it does "flatten" it out a lot. I'll probably try the Youngs in the can, but every time I think about getting it I see something else I want to try.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:07 AM   #22002
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Totally agree. Really good, but not nearly what some make it out to be. A comparison to 90 Min is a good one, malt forward, li'l to sticky and not nearly enough hops.

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But I think this year, even the east coasters are a tad less than blown away by this beer. Still, if you want some, let me know. I'll give you my honest opinion after I try this year's.
It's good and all, but this is the only year I've had it so I can only speak for that. Has a nice hop presence, but I'd take an Abrasive any day over Hopslam. Actually, I'd take an Abrasive any day over most things.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:09 AM   #22003
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Totally agree. Really good, but not nearly what some make it out to be. A comparison to 90 Min is a good one, malt forward, li'l to sticky and not nearly enough hops.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejWi4fmxcEI&list=UUpACreb1E23Z3anMUkHi0qg& index=1

But I think this year, even the east coasters are a tad less than blown away by this beer. Still, if you want some, let me know. I'll give you my honest opinion after I try this year's.
There's a lot of other stuff you can get that I'd take in a heartbeat over the Hopslam.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:15 AM   #22004
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My BIL does know how to make a nice clear crisp IPA, even if he can't invest in some proper glassware.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:18 AM   #22005
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Pelican Silverspot IPA. Not bad.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:23 AM   #22006
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There's a lot of other stuff you can get that I'd take in a heartbeat over the Hopslam.
Just say the word, man.

Li'l Cascazilla action. This one's from a buddy in NY, but good ol' Nuke sent me a bottle too.

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Lots going on in this one, caramel-y malts, a touch of dry, roast-y character and some nice, citrus-y hops.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:29 AM   #22007
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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye. A nice beer for a winter evening. The label is pretty cool, too!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:34 AM   #22008
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:34 AM   #22009
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Finally ... home to try a new brew...

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:37 AM   #22010
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More Hopslam, gotta drink it fresh... I agree with others comments regarding lack of hoppiness. I didn't try it any other year, but this is more balanced than I expected. It's good, but I want something that has hops that jump out of the bottle ninja style that slap me in the face.
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