Discussion in 'The GatorTail Pub' started by StrangeGator, Jan 30, 2012.
In nashville today at legends- we were pounding down some Irish beer
Had it today on tap. It was good but I'd take Sucks and 10th Anniv Ruination over it.
I wont argue with either of those. 10 year ruination may have been the best beer I had last year. Pssssss it's coming back out in another form
At sunset I sat out on the deck with my dogs and enjoyed a Sweetwater Exodus Porter. Very good malty flavor. The comments on the Beer Advocate had some complaints about the carbonation (a little too high). I did not notice it. Would love to have it on draft.
It was good, it's just not a beer I'd seek out again. If it were distributed here, I'd surely put it in the rotation. But I'm not going to go out of the way to get it again. Beers like Pliny, Heady, and even Alchemy Hour (amazing) I will.
I have one more bomber though....it will be my 4th go. We'll see if it changes. I may do a side by side with Dreadnaught and Enjoy By, tonight.
Now this. Did a blind taste, Enjoy By won by a mile. Not a big fan of this at first. We'll see how the rest goes.
I had it once and was also unimpressed, but I have no idea how old the bottle was.
This was supposed to be fresh, but I have to think it's old...or a lot of people have bad taste buds. Lol.
After a hard day of yard work a downed a cold Fat Tire Ranger. Love the hops!
Filled a growler of Pinglehead imperial red this weekend. It was great. I see its home is in Orange Park, you drink it often Channing?
Trying this one for the first time that I recall.
While watching Sky fall!
I have Pinglehead every now and then when I see it. I do think their imperial red that you had is their best beer I've tried so far. I've only been to their brew pub once, I need to get back.
Finally had my tasting with my friend Eric last night. Started by splitting a bomber of Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, followed by a bottle each of Breckinridge 471 and Bell's Hopslam, then splitting one 12 oz bottle each of DFH Burton Baton and DFH 120. We were supposed to drink a bottle each of those last two, but Eric had to drive from downtown back home to Wrigleyville. I took the train home.
Burton Baton was the clear winner, but everything in the lineup held its own. The 471 is one of the maltiest DIPAs I've ever had. Was surprised how well Hop Stoopid held up to those expensive beers. I still think it's the best value among DIPAs. The Hopslam was the most drinkable. Wish they had released that in the summer. The 120 was pretty intense, but not as much as it usually is. My palate was a mess by the time we got to that last bottle.
Had 120 on tap yesterday and it was the best I've ever had. Apparently this most recent batch is top notch! Grabbed 2 bottles dated Feb 13th.
Glad your tasting went well and smart to split the last 2. Why waste what you can't taste.
An old friend came to visit.