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Old 11-10-2011, 11:36 AM   #11
Oct 2010
Terryville, CT
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Originally Posted by bovineblitz

I see a lot of love for Switchback... every time I've had it it's been a mess of diacetyl mixed with a healthy dose of acetalaldehyde. My buddy loves that it's on tap at a ton of little places near him (NH). Maybe it's just inconsistent and I have bad luck?
I used to drink it all the time at a bar called Ashleys in Randolph VT, and the kegs never lasted long, so they must be doing something right. Maybe it doesn't like to sit too long in kegs?

I've had it at a place in Manchester NH (name escapes me now) and it isn't quite as good as I remember, although to do a proper test I'd have to get some from NH and bring it to VT with me and do a side by side. I don't recall it having a buttery or oxidized flavor, but I'll have to give it another run.

Could be that it's not popular where you are drinking it and it's beyond peak/over aged? I would immagine some level of inconsitancy as it is unfiltered and the brewery is rather small (they make two beers, the ale and a seasonal) but nothing as severe as your comments make it our to be.

Next time I'm up visiting my parents in mass I'll head back to that bar in Manchester and have a few pints with your comments in mind; sad thing is I don't have any "beer buddies" in mass/NH to bounce comments off of.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:56 AM   #12
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SN Celebration.
I tried to clone it last year and was pretty close, but the original is just one of a kind.
I just picked up a 12 of it yesterday!

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:03 PM   #13
Jun 2011
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Dechutes Inversion IPA, since i can't find a good clone receipe that works. Dogfish head 90 and 120 min, due to complexity.

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:26 PM   #14
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I'm moving soon and don't want to get into the really long aging stuff until I get settled in the new place, so I'm still buying barleywines and RIS's. And I love the occasional 6-er of stuff from Bell's and Founders.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:27 PM   #15
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I only buy beer when I am at my favorite craft beer bars. I go "out" once a month if I am lucky. When I do go out, I try beer that I have not had before.
I'm not drunk, I'm from Wisconsin.
We have been out drinking your state since 1848!

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:43 PM   #16
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I often buy brews that I have never tried before to get ideas for future brews.

Just doing research.

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:53 PM   #17
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Anything new that sounds interesting and will add to the collection.
I buy into the "research" excuse. So far, no complaints from my wife.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #18
Oct 2010
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Everything (even Bud!). I always like to get a 4 or 6 pack of something new from the craftbrews to give support and see what's new.

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Old 11-10-2011, 02:38 PM   #19
Oct 2011
State College, PA
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Originally Posted by duffman2 View Post
Anything I haven't yet tried. Drinking new stuff will spawn ideas and keep you thirsting for something different.

I call it research
I like that research comment.

Good point that you may only want a little bit of something seasonal or random. I like a bottle or two of Troegs Mad Elf this time of year but 5 gallons would be a bit too much. I've read about how complicated the brewing process is for Dogfish 120 and won't be trying that any time soon. Luckily I was able to grab 6 bottles last month when the shipment came in & have them stored in the basement for special occasions.
I'm looking forward to being able to brew exactly what I buy on a regular basis. Hopefully soon

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Old 11-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #20
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I'll buy anything that catches my eye.
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