Sam75 said:I've been grabbing a sixer of Tupper's every once in a while, too. Nice when you're in the mood for something hoppy! Also, it says on the bottle that 50% of the proceeds go to charity....what charity I can't recall at the moment.
1. Old Leghumper: Best beer I've had so far today (4th one). Very similar to Anchor Porter, IMHO. Better than Yeungling Porter (sorry rightwing! ) as well. It didn't keep a head long at all, but I'm positive my glass wasn't "beer clean" at that point.OSUmoney83 said:You should thourougly enjoy the old leghumper, I had some a a couple months ago and it blew me away. Only problem I had was that the head dissipated too quickly, no matter how I poured. Let me know if you had this problem as well.
I've never had the Libery, but I find SN to be a little more "floral" than Hop Pocket, but HP being true to it's name, is hoppier! I think SN has a very broad appeal for a somewhat specialty beer. HP probably wouldn't appeal to your average Bud drinker.rightwingnut said:Anchor Liberty, Tupper's Hop Pocket, and Sierra Pale....I'm in hop heaven! How would you compare those three? SN has always been my favorite...but the Anchor was damn good...
Sam75 said:Orr, you suck! I'm between night shifts, so no beer for me! Where are you getting your Anchor beers? Just buying singles at World Market, or does someplace around here carry sixers? The Class VI never seems to have any of their stuff.
Rightwing, I'd go Anchor Liberty, Sierra Pale, and Tupper in that order, but Tupper being #3 certainly doesn't take anything away from the fact that its a great beer.rightwingnut said:Anchor Liberty is awesome, and I think their Steam is my favorite beer as of now. The porter just didn't do it for me...I'll try it again sometime to make sure it wasn't an off-batch. Anchor Liberty, Tupper's Hop Pocket, and Sierra Pale....I'm in hop heaven! How would you compare those three? SN has always been my favorite...but the Anchor was damn good...
Sam75 said:Sounds like I need to get ahold of some liberty. I'm after a really good IPA, but think I want the American style, with a more floral character.
What is it that gives the American style that more floral character over the traditional IPA's? I'm trying to get a recipe together for an IPA, so I could use some ideas.
rightwingnut said:Ok, Orr, tried your brown ale. Honestly, it was OK. At first sip, the finish had a tangy bitterness I didn't like, but it got better. It's got that same basic taste that mine have that I don't like much....I guess it's an extract thing. Drinkable, but not great. I'll probably like the stout better, as I like my porter better. We'll see.
Thanks much, man, I'm flattered! I don't know why the first was so sweet...maybe it didn't ferment out fully...I'll have to go back and check my log. The porter had no dextrin. Just chocolate malt, LME (I ordered wrong or they sent wrong, 'cause I wanted DME), whole hops and English or British Whitelabs. I just kinda guessed at ingredients after browsing some online recipies. I'd love to sample yours, and I'll send you more porter if you want. It's all I've got bottled now, and I'm the only one who drinks it, so there's a lot left. PM me if you're interested.Sam75 said:The first had an awesome hop character to it, but to me it was sticky-sweet. What did you put in there to make it so sweet? Back off on that and to my taste, you've got one helluva great beer there.
The porter was excellent. One of the most oily-black beers I've ever seen. I'm guessing you used a little malto dextrin in it? It sure did have a thick mouthfeel to it. I certianly enjoyed it!
I've got a porter going right now, but it's quite a bit different than yours. Higher gravity and not as dark. I don't think mine will be nearly as representative of the style as yours was.
Since I've sampled and critiqued some of yours, I'm willing to send you some of my Old Speckled Hen clone to try. I've got a couple others as well, but they need more time in the bottle. If interested, lemme know and I'll get your info from orrelse and get you some in the mail.