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The Pub / Re: I HATE dentists.
« on: January 22, 2010, 07:14:37 PM »

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The Pub / Re: Tornado!
« on: January 22, 2010, 02:22:48 PM »
Wow...you are a lucky guy. Glad you're okay.

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The IPAs I brew pretty much run the gamut as far as IBUs go, but I tend to go toward the upper limit, even for an east coast guy. ;)  I do love my crystal malts though.

+1

I do to.

I like my IPA/DIPA's around 10-12SRM using medium crystal malts with varying hops within style usually on the high end 60-70AAU's. Denny got me on a rye kick too, but it's not necessary.

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Yea...I'd let that stuff age for at least a year, two would be better. It's probably going to taste similiar to an apple wine. I have a cider at 11%ABV that's about a year and a few months that is spot on right now.

Of course you keep forgetting to bring me some ;)

...right you are my freind. I will try to get it this weekend.  8)

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Smuttynose is a fine EC example. One of my faves.  8)

See, I'd actually say that Smutty's is more of a West Coast style IPA that's brewed East Coast.  It uses Simcoe, Santiam and one other (?) and is all 2 row and with a touch of light crystal giving it a lower scale color (6-7SRM) and finishes very dry .  IIRC, they recommend Chico yeast when cloning their beers.

I'd consider Victory, Dogfish and Harpoon's examples as more in the East Coast vein.

Yes...but I think there's more to it than just that. There's the processes, raw materials (yeast, grain bill, etc...), but I see your point with Smutty.

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What have you tried EC whise for comparison?

Now that you made me list it out, I'd forgotten earlier that I do LOVE Smutty IPA and Bell's is pretty tasty as well (though from the samples I have had, its overrated - maybe its better closer to the source).  

Smuttynose is a fine EC example. One of my faves.  8)


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I love Victory beers, but when I tried Hop Devil and Hop Slam, my thought was "where's the hops?".  One of my favorite stories involves my wife and me visiting Victory.  We were sitting at the bar with one of the owners and he offered us samples.  My wife said she like really hoppy beers, so he offered her a Hop Devil.  Having had it before, she asked if he had anything hoppier!  I was afraid he might cry...

Yea...I'm about an hours drive from Victory and I really love their beers too. Hop Devil is good. I like their Hop Wallop better (DIPA). It comes in at about 8.5%ABV.

The guitar player in my band hosts an open jam at Victory every Monday night and he's been trying to get me to come out there for a while. I'LL eventually make it out to the jam.


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DFH90 isn't even in the same league as Pliny, Ruination, Maharaja, Exponential Hoppiness, Hercules (I could go on) - its not bad, but the continual hop gimmick doesn't lend itself well to Imperial IPA, IMO.

To me, most EC IPAs are too sweet, too dark and in some cases cloying. 


What have you tried ECwise for comparison?

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Has anyone tried the Sierra Nevada Torpedo yet using 2-row with Magnum, Crystal and Citra hops?

Sounds good.

http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/torpedo.html


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That pretty much sums it up.

That being said, Pliny > 90 minute.  :P

Well... you what they say about opinions.  ;D
That mine is always right?   :o

Besides, that's not an opinion. It's a fact.  :D

That's okay. It can exist as a fact in your mind. But let the truth be known. 90 minute>Pliny  ;D
Blasphomy. You must not have had fresh Pliny before.  ::)

Okay...How about sending me a fresh Pliny and I'll send you a fresh DFH 90min and we'll compare notes.  ;)

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That pretty much sums it up.

That being said, Pliny > 90 minute.  :P

Well... you what they say about opinions.  ;D
That mine is always right?   :o

Besides, that's not an opinion. It's a fact.  :D

That's okay. It can exist as a fact in your mind. But let the truth be known. 90 minute>Pliny  ;D

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Beer Recipes / Re: Let's see some dunkel recipes
« on: January 22, 2010, 10:37:37 AM »
The biggest differences that I can see as far as style guidelines go is that the Schwarzbier balances roasted yet smooth malt flavors with moderate hop bitterness.

Whereas the Munich Dunkel expresses the depth of the Munich malt and melanoidins, but not as intense as a Bock or as roasted as a Schwarty.

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That pretty much sums it up.

That being said, Pliny > 90 minute.  :P

Well... you know what they say about opinions.  ;D

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Some of the newer east coast IPAs stand up to the West Coast.  I would put Ithaca's Flower Power up against anything  from the west in terms of sheer hoppiness.  Captain Lawrence Double IPA, if you blindly tasted it, tastes like something from northern cali.  Nugget Nectar is no slouch too.

I will have to look out for those mentioned. Thanks. I am on the eternal search and rescue mission of every IPA I can possibly find. I should really start a log with tasting notes. It's really hard to keep track of all these beers.

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The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: January 22, 2010, 07:45:04 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roug4qG7qCY

JC was a timeless figure. He influenced many and was widely acclaimed by musicians and artists alike.

A legend in his own time as well.

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