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Ok, Top 5 huh!!
1. St. Bernardus ABT 12 An unbelieveable brew of near perfection...
2. Goose Island Burbon County Brand Stout A fantastic brew of great complexity in taste and texture.
3. Squatters Hop Rising DIPA A wonderfully balanced DIPA with a great kick.
4. Wasatch Ghostrider White IPA A truely citrusy brew with a sweet malty taste at the end of the palette.
T5. Rogues Dead Guy Ale A terriffically balanced ale of malts and hops with a marvelous after taste is tied for 5th.
T5. Ska Brewing Co. Modus Hoperandi A fantastically zingy and lively brew for any active occasion. Wonderfully citrusy and bitterness with a touch of malty taste.
Rogues Chocolate Stout....A wonderful stout that i will enjoy over and over...4.6 chugs..
Awesome list. I'm just going to start drinking what you drink since you sample such a wide variety. Definitely try that Chamay red - with Abt 12 on top of your list, I'm interested to hear your take on it.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by MikeCaramba 13 months ago
Bleed and Bruntz, I'd like an honest review on those beers when you get a chance. Bruntz, you might have received a belgian, not sure now. Keep me posted and be brutally honest. I need some criticism good or bad and please don't sugar coat it. Thanks guys!
Solid Top 5 forever. I wished to see the modus and ghostrider up a little higher but your choices make it a hard argument. Congrats on the badge amigo, you earned it. We'll be waiting for your next review. Now, Lagunitas.....................
Am I a terrible person if I can't get into IPAs?
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I think I love IPA's
so BobRoss and I had a New Belgium Dig last night. it was pretty good Pale Ale. Nothing spectacular but a solid 3.5ish maybe even a 4 ... I also had the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter last night. Pretty good porter actually even tho it was difficult to truly pay attention to the beer with all the hilarity that occurred last night. i'll give the breckenridge vanilla porter a solid
bob, next time I need to try some of that pale ale
If you can't get into IPAs, then you are not a person at all. You are dead to me Micheal.
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says the guy not willing to fly into Lincoln from Chicago...
I'm going to risk losing my Hops badge and stick up for Mike here . Sure, I enjoy an IPA as much as the next guy -- I have at least one in my top 5 at any given time -- but I find it frustrating that every beer on tap at "craft beer" bars is either an IPA or stout. My beef isn't with the IPA per se, but the market -- it's over-saturated right now. To make matters worse, since beer's so regionalized, you're running into the same IPAs everywhere you go in your home town. I just wish there were more micro brews available on tap that weren't IPA or stout.
Maybe this is a St. Louis thing, but it's been a gripe of mine for a while.
This post was edited by MikeCaramba 13 months ago
I'd be irritated with that as well but in Omaha there really are not many bars that serve a lot of good premium beers. Some people like Old Chicago but i wouldn't even consider them a good option because most of the beers they have on tap are main stream like shocktop, new belgium, etc... not saying those are bad but its nothing special. Crescent Moon and the other two bars connected to Crescent Moon has great variety and in all honesty IPAs are not very prevalent there at all.
Good Morning Hopsters: So what brews is everyone thinking about partaking of on this fine Thursday? Think I'll start with an ABT 12 after lunch....
I was 19 when I last lived in Omaha, so I never got a good feel for the bar scene. In St. Louis, there a good number of bars that specialize in micro brews -- see lots of Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri brews, in particular. Most of these bars have 4 to 8 beers on tap at any given time (no A-B products or anything like that), and they seem to be 45% IPA, 45% stout, and 10% something lighter from Urban Chestnut or Schlafly, that I'm not that into. As much as I love my IPAs, sometimes I'm looking for the subtlety of a well-crafted pilsner, and that is very hard to find.
Now I have to stick up for Old Chicago. I enjoy going to the one in Lincoln during the mini tours. It provides the best opportunity for me to try 5-6 craft/seasonal brews without buying a full six-pack.
OC isn't the best place in Lincoln to experiment (Jakes is if you can handle the smoke) but there are always plenty of different off the path beers there.
I prefer stouts and porters over IPAs. I can drink and enjoy them but overall they're down the list for me.
i dont like old chicago because last time i was there i honestly think i have tried 90+ percent of the beers they had. its all main stream stuff.
Maybe that's true, but if you go during a mini-tour I doubt that. Also, for the casual experimenter it works perfectly. You're you so that ruins everything.
this is why i would not shake your hand last night.
Don't do the bar scene at all anymore. In the smaller town i live in your not gonna find anything on tap except the pretend crap like coors, miller, pabst etc.. I have found that a variety of styles and types of brews is a very good experience but have to wonder how many really tastey brews are out there that will never see the light of day in Nebraska.
I just wanna say it's been really cool watching Huskers Forever get into good beer and have so much fun with it. Keep it up!
also, IPAs are king mike!
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