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Old 07-08-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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This is one of my favorite beers (I have a lot of one of my favorites) on tap. The bar that I used to get it at shut down and finally found another place that had it last Thursday. It was of course fantastic. Why are the bottles that I've bought always disappointing - Harris Teeter (22oz), Total Wine & More (6 pack), somewhere else (6 pack). I did pour the bottle into a glass.

Has anyone else had this problem? Granted I don't buy much beer anymore but while I was drinking it all I could think of was why it didn't taste that good in the bottle.

Figured someone here would have a theory. And, this is one of the reasons I haven't tried to brew a clone of it.



 
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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Mayeb the bottles sit around in a hot warehouse somewhere before it get's to you.



 
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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This is too funny, well not really. My buddy said that he thought he may have had a bad 6 pack the other day. He forgot to save me one for a second opinion, oh well.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:15 PM   #4
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I've never had it on tap; only in 6packs and 22oz's. Funny thing is I've noticed in both of the 22's I've bought, which were purchased at different times from different stores, the beer was really sweet. I don't see how bottling in different size bottles would make any difference but man they were almost cloyingly sweet.

 
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:01 PM   #5
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i've tried it a few times in bottles and never liked it. i always wondered what the fuss was about.

never had it on tap, though.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:14 PM   #6
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I tried it once years ago (from a bottle) and thought it sucked. I really like Rogue's other offerings so I have chalked this up to either a skunked sixer or my palette being to green and inexperienced to appreciate it at the time (though I do recall enjoying arrogant bastard during the same time period). Interesting that I'm not the only one. I probably will try it on draft some day.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:27 PM   #7
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I generally get it by the 6 and it's always tasty....enjoy it on tap too. Well, 'cept for at one local bar that doesn't keep the cleanest tap lines. We do seem to get a fairly massive amount of Rogue product in our area and the turn-over is usually pretty good.

I will say I liked my version better

 
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:28 PM   #8
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I generally get it by the 6 and it's always tasty....enjoy it on tap too. Well, 'cept for at one local bar that doesn't keep the cleanest tap lines. We do seem to get a fairly massive amount of Rogue product in our area and the turn-over is usually pretty good.

I will say I liked my version better
Do you feel like an ass when you tell a bartender the tap lines are dirty and need to be cleaned?
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:46 PM   #9
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Do you feel like an ass when you tell a bartender the tap lines are dirty and need to be cleaned?
I just don't go back and take my business/money elsewhere.

Why, have you had that discussion with a bartender before?

 
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:10 PM   #10
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I think some beers taste a lot better on tap. Dead Guy isn't bad in the bottle but on tap I think it has more of a hop bite and finishes a little crisper.


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