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Old 04-02-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Trying some new IPA's. What do I have here?

Got a variety pack last night. Decided to try some new IPA's and Golden Monkey (tripel). I don't know anything about them. Anything good here?


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Old 04-02-2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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I really like Long Hammer but the last two time I've had it has given me a hangover. But I am sure it is directly related to the fact that i like it to much.


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Smuttynose is damn tasty
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The only one I reckognize is long hammer which is pretty good. I just had a "lucky u ipa" for the first time tonight and was quite impressed. Well balanced for an ipa with good malt character.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:34 AM   #5
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I had the Brooklyn the other day out of a variety pack. It was pretty tasty and smooth. I've also had the victory and thought it was only ok.
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I think Brooklyn is more of a pale ale than IPA. Hercules is amaz-za-zing double IPA. Lots of hops and alcohol in that bad boy.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:43 AM   #7
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I think Brooklyn is more of a pale ale than IPA. Hercules is amaz-za-zing double IPA. Lots of hops and alcohol in that bad boy.
I agree with you on the Brooklyn, I'm drinking it now. Very light for an IPA although it has a hoppy aroma. Not bad though so the first one is good
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:27 PM   #8
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Tried the Long hammer last night and it was good. Drinking the Smuttynose right now. It's quite the bitter bomb. After pouring I noticed that it was past the 'best by' date so its probably missing some hop flavors. So far the Long hammer is my favorite.
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I'm pretty sure dogfish head 90 minute is my favorite. Belles hopslam is also awesome.
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I think I still have 1 Smuttynose IPA left. It's not bitter,just loaded with cascade & citra hops. Maybe even some lemon zest. Def has a lemon zest quality to the flavor,with grapefruit under that. No malt character,though. And there are more & dif IPA's around the world. It's the American ones that are all nuclear hop bombs. The one from Brooklyn Brewery is more like the original.


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