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Old 02-05-2012, 02:12 AM   #1
Jan 2012
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Was out for dinner tonight. Rare event. But, buddy and I slipped into the bar while waiting for a table. I ordered a Harpoon IPA.

I have drank countless drafts of harpoon IPA. But tonight, after just a month of home brewing, I discovered that harpoon uses centennial hops! Was plain as day when I took my first sip! and lots of em! Very satisfying to identify what I just drank. Just made dead ringer from nb awhile back and had to dry hop some centennial the other day.

Really amazing that I picked up that aroma.

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Old 02-05-2012, 02:36 AM   #2
Aug 2009
Smokin cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
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It's amazing how fast your palate acclimates to it. I was the same way with chinooks. Before long, you'll be able to pick out other varieties. It's a fun mental game.
It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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Old 02-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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Oak Harbor (Whidbey Island), WA
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Centennials are my favorite hop!


"Brewed Fresh from the North End of Puget Sound"

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Old 02-05-2012, 02:51 AM   #4
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Arlington (DC), VA
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I've played that game at the bar with friends before. I drink a beer, they pull up the brewer's website and (provided they list the ingredients) see if I can guess them. I get as many wrong as right, but it's definitely entertaining. To me, at least.
Souring: '14 Brett C Old Ale, '15 Lambic, '14 Lambic, '14 Flemish Red, '15 Flemish Pale, '15 Oud Bruin, '15 Session Kriek
Cellar: '10 Brett B Tripel, '11 Lambic, '13 Brett C English Barleywine, '13 Quadrupel, '13 Sour Stout, '14 Brett C Bitter, '14 Spontaneously Fermented Cider, '15 Wee Heavy, '15 100% Brett B Red, '15 100% Brett L Kriek, '15 Bière de Garde

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