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Discussion in 'The Barefoot Pub' started by NotSoDoomedRunner, Feb 27, 2012.
If you are going to find your way to another 6 pack of hopslam, that is the way it should be done.
Haven't met a Chilean carmenere (not gonna do them fancy accents like you do) I didn't like. And I'm glad I don't have expensive wine tastes anymore.
Had an Uptown IPA last night on tap. Oh man was it good. I don't normally like regular IPA's but that was probably the best one I've ever had.
Funny later that day I mentioned the Great Lakes beers, my buddy sent me a pic message with Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA he just had. Apparently it just hit the shelves around here. I think they might have just changed the name of the Alchemy Hour since they are both like identical even the same pic on the bottle lol. [edited: yeah looked it up they are the same but there was a conflict with the Alchemy Hour name] so its out... I recommend any hop lover to give it a shot. 9.4%, 80 IBU, 95% on beeradvocate, 99% on ratebeer.
I'll ask around. Since it just came out, beerfinder showed no results near me, but maybe it hasn't gotten here yet.
Lots of locations here sell beers by them, though, so maybe.
Thanks for the the tip!
Warsteiner from a can, not too bad for a euro lager, it's definitely not a PBR.
Had a La Trappe Dubbel that ones good an decently priced.
Drinking Hop Valleys Alpa Centauri Imperial IPA this evening, wow. Just, wow. 100 IBU at 9% abv. Yummy goodness that hits you like a sledgehammer. Drink responsibly.
I like that description lol!
Drink responsibly...meaning,not leaving any bottles behind in the fridge
When you only have a 22 ouncer that's pretty easy to do! Boy, not sure what it was but that first pint walloped me. Either this is much stronger than the 9% on the label or I must have been on a seriously empty stomach.
if I have 1bottle on an empty stomach,I'm done gotta keep eating
La trappe...monsieur Is that avaible in liquor stores where you live?
It's available in grocery stores where I live now.
But I just moved to your side of the pond.
Picked up a growler of Oakshire's Perfect Storm dbl IPA. Pretty darned good but on the expensive side. 9.3% abv so pretty darn strong too.
My local shop just got it in today. WOW.
Really nice. Thanks for the recommendation. By far the best one I've had in a while.
Glad you liked it! I actually just picked a couple 4 packs up a few days ago and had my first one last night... Just how I remembered it, great! love the aroma too.
I have no skill at describing these things, but it was very pleasing start to finish. Nice aroma, citrusy, not too heavy or light, and my favorite was the finish. As a newcomer to hops, sometimes I get this unripened banana/acrid feeling at the finish. The chillwave finished with just enough sweetness, just enough bitters, just enough floral.
I'm not sure what it would pair well with food wise, but on its own, it was delightful.
Wow, Chillwave is just as good as the Hopslam, maybe even better cuz it's a touch less sweet. The honey in the Hopslam can get to be too much sometimes. A big new retailer Total Wine opened up its first store in Minnesota just a few minutes from my son's daycare, and I found the Chillwave there. I'll go back when I have more time and see if some of the other recs you guys have for IPAs are available. They have more selection than I've seen anywhere else close by, and the prices are great. Unfortunately there's a mom and pop place just up the street that's totally screwed now. But I never went there. They had great customer service, and would even special order this one Italian wine my mom used to like, but the prices are horrendous.