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Old 06-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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I just entered my first comp. and won 3rd place in category 23. Specialty Beer with a black IPA (there were only 7 other beers in the category).
It feels great! You gotta try this! It's like a drug....(peer pressure).
It was the HogTown Brew-Off in Gainesville, FL.
Just wanted to brag. Thanks for listening everyone.

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the Win!!

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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Just wait until you win Best of Show over 850 other beers. Then it's REALLY addicting.

But congrats! Keep it up!
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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Just wait until you win Best of Show over 850 other beers. Then it's REALLY addicting.

But congrats! Keep it up!
Yeah, then you want more. Then it takes more to get you high. One ribbon just doesn't cut it any more. Next thing you know it you are sending bottles all over the country looking for a fix.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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That's is great! One of my favorite homebrew comps was canceled for this year. I won 3rd my first year, 2nd the next, and didn't place last year. I was going to shoot for 1st this year, but the organizers said they weren't doing it. Last year's comp was kind of funny. I think they got too big and were understaffed. I was even going to help out this year too!

 
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #6
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Thanks, the best part was the feedback from judges. I didn't place with my IPA. The judges said it tasted "past its prime" but it was only in the bottle for a few weeks. Any clue what that means?

I'll be entering more at the First Coast Cup in Jacksonville, FL.
http://www.thecask.org/first%20coast%20cup.htm

 
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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More than likely, they felt the aroma had faded. They may have been suffering from some palate fatigue as well.

There are some brewers who will plan their IPA brewdays around these competitions so it's as fresh as can be. I.e. 3-4 weeks before the competion.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:15 PM   #8
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Nice! Awesome news.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:18 PM   #9
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I love the competitions I got 2nd this year for my ipa in the st. Louis microfest. It is like a drug.

 
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:21 AM   #10
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Yeah, then you want more. Then it takes more to get you high. One ribbon just doesn't cut it any more. Next thing you know it you are sending bottles all over the country looking for a fix.
Hahaha. It's funny but oddly true...
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