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Old 08-20-13, 09:04 AM
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Rate A Beer Thread:

I've been trying a bunch a different beers and IPA's lately and I usually read the reviews first. I trust my fellow Foo members before I would anyone else on a forum. So if you have a beer to rate please post it here. Maybe color, head, taste, and price.

Let's go with a 1/1 for you would never buy/taste that beer again & 5/5 for that's all you would ever drink if you could.
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Old 08-20-13, 09:07 AM
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Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale - 3.5/5

Light orange color, maybe a half an inch of head. Pretty pricey at 55 a case in PA. I did find it in Ohio for 8.99 for a 6'r though.

Has a great pumpkin taste without being overly sweet. If you enjoy pumpkin ales, you would most likely enjoy this beer.
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Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
I've been trying a bunch a different beers and IPA's lately and I usually read the reviews first. I trust my fellow Foo members before I would anyone else on a forum. So if you have a beer to rate please post it here. Maybe color, head, taste, and price.

Let's go with a 1/1 for you would never buy/taste that beer again & 5/5 for that's all you would ever drink if you could.
German Bock and dopplebock beers are my favorite beers. I do like others, but I cannot pass up the heavy malt flavors. My absolute favorite is Maibock, but it is fairly hard to get.
Spaten Optimator 4/5
Celabrator 4/5
Salvator 4/5
Hofbrau Maibock 5/5
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Old 08-20-13, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Randolfo View Post
German Bock and dopplebock beers are my favorite beers. I do like others, but I cannot pass up the heavy malt flavors. My absolute favorite is Maibock, but it is fairly hard to get.
Spaten Optimator 4/5
Celabrator 4/5
Salvator 4/5
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I've never had any of those. Are they dark beers?
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I would like to preface this with, it is largely due to my love of brewing/drinking/cooking with beer that landed me into the need of a bicycle.
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Old 08-20-13, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
I've never had any of those. Are they dark beers?
Not as dark as a Stout, but there is often a tawny to dark caramel color to it. Now you have made me want to go out and get some this weekend.
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Old 08-20-13, 09:25 AM
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Anything produced by Stone 1/5
Anything branded Rogue: 1/5
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Anything produced by Stone 1/5
Anything branded Rogue: 1/5
You will not buy it, but you will drink it.
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Old 08-20-13, 09:51 AM
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I would like to preface this with, it is largely due to my love of brewing/drinking/cooking with beer that landed me into the need of a bicycle.
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Not as dark as a Stout, but there is often a tawny to dark caramel color to it. Now you have made me want to go out and get some this weekend.
If I am not able to get to ride my bicycle soon, it's going to be a problem. I just spent 80 on beers on my trip back to Ohio. One of those Weyerbacher's are 240 calories!
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Anything produced by Stone 1/5
Anything branded Rogue: 1/5
Why? I need reasons' people!
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Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
Why? I need reasons' people!
Reasons:
The brewery seems to have an obsession with hops (this is a common affliction in the US these days). Most of their beers taste like corn silage smells. Being in Lancaster, you should be familiar with this smell.
I thought maybe they'd be better on draft, they're not.
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Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
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The brewery seems to have an obsession with hops (this is a common affliction in the US these days). Most of their beers taste like corn silage smells. Being in Lancaster, you should be familiar with this smell.
I thought maybe they'd be better on draft, they're not.
Americans were stuck with the big three too long. I like a nice hoppy beer, but my favorites tend to be more balanced, and without fruit.
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Old 08-20-13, 10:19 AM
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MP, with your recent obsession with fine beer, I am sure you could be my daughter's twin sister.
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Nothing helped me appreciate beer more than making my own.
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great idea for a thread when I'm not on my cell phone I'll have to add to it
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If you like hoppy IPAs, see if you can find any of the Ninkasi IPAs in your neck of the woods. I like my IPAs to be at least 85+ IBUs, and so many IPAs leave me hanging. Ninkasi does not.
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Uerige Altbier 5/2

I love this beer, and I would buy it frequently if I could find it. It is a fairly medium clean brown ale with some hop note. This beer was my favorite for years, but since finding it has become very difficult it has slipped some.
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I like lagers and wheat beers. I do not like hopped up beers.
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I like hoppy IPAs. Stones Ruination is my favorite of theirs mainly beause Arrogent Bastard is just too much to handle every day. RR Pliney the Elder is at the top of my list buts its scarcity makes it not really practical for a list. Sierra Nevada Torpedo is my every day go-to IPA. I like MacKesons stout from TJs even though it comes in one of those funkey cans with the C02 injector.
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A&W rootbeer is quite tastey. So is IBC.
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Yeungling Lager.

Pa product,mass market beer fromthe oldestbrewery in the US. It's reminiscent of Czech Budovar, in flavor, but a bit lighterlighter and paler. I give it 5/5 for reasons of goodflavor,aswellaseconomy in purchase in that you can still buy it by the case for <$20 a case.

Pilsner: Rolling Rock,another Pa product. It makes a great Shandy mixer and tastes great iced down to 35 degrees on a hit day. 5/

Import: I have 2

Tsing Tao: The only beer outside of Germany that meets the German Purity standards for a Lager, made in Beijing. 5/5

Kirin Ichiban....an excellent Japanese Lager, great ice cold w/ Sushi or Sashimi. 5/5
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I like hoppy IPAs. Stones Ruination is my favorite of theirs mainly beause Arrogent Bastard is just too much to handle every day. RR Pliney the Elder is at the top of my list buts its scarcity makes it not really practical for a list. Sierra Nevada Torpedo is my every day go-to IPA. I like MacKesons stout from TJs even though it comes in one of those funkey cans with the C02 injector.
Agree with you RE Pliney, and Torpedo is pretty good... but since I am local, I have access to other hoppy while still not bitter beers that really do the hops right... I would put Alpine Pure Hoppiness right up there on the list, and a recent find, Rough Draft Weekday IPA I would add to the list, albeit a bit lower than that of Pliney and Pure Hoppiness. The citrus/piny hop flavor/aroma, treated well, but not to excess is the key to this short list.

As far as Stone... they have run their course with me. They work to make all their beers "bold" and thus hit that mark and go right past "balanced;" that is not to say I don't like their offerings, but that like their food, and their restaurants, you simply have to understand what you are grabbing onto when you go with them. Their wide availability gives them extra points.
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Weyerbacher Merry Monks 4/5 and a close second, Victory Golden Monkey 3/5
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I don't care for beer but if you're in Decatur georgia stop by the Brickstore Pub and try their three taverns single intent. It's a Belgian Trappist style beer similar to chimay but much cheaper
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Yeungling Lager.
I was surprised to find this in Florida when I was there a couple of years ago, and thought it was a regional beer.
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