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Re: IPA's
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2013, 09:57:53 PM »
Mileage... is that what YMMV is? Your mileage may vary? If so I finally got that one.

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Re: IPA's
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2013, 10:05:37 PM »
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2013, 11:28:23 PM »
Mileage... is that what YMMV is? Your mileage may vary? If so I finally got that one.

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Re: IPA's
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2013, 06:53:34 AM »
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Ha! Good idea.

I hate acronyms, but it's a pointless battle.

I think The Professor might be missing out on a few exceptions to nicely balanced IPAs. Goose Island makes a nice one. Also, Latitude 48 by Sam Adam's, Odell IPA is definitely one of the better in the US. They're not one trick pony hop bombs. I think Surly Furious is also one of those beers that has a nice malt balance as well. But I'm not sure about aging them for as long as 8 months...maybe a few months, but 8 is overkill these days, I think. It's not like they have to be shipped half way around the world anymore.
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2013, 07:24:57 AM »
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2013, 08:46:54 AM »
Ahhh makes sense

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Re: IPA's
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 09:25:43 AM »
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Of course, that has no bearing on us retired guys, huh, Jeff?  :)
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2013, 09:40:44 AM »
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I've always seen that one as NWS, not work-safe.
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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2013, 12:24:39 PM »
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Of course, that has no bearing on us retired guys, huh, Jeff?  :)
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2013, 11:58:28 AM »
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The big exception is SN Celebration which I feel is a beautifully made IPA;  to me, it's the best one out there in both flavor and balance. 

I had a Celebration just the other night at a local pub and felt it was closer to an American Amber.  While it was lovely, I found it quite mild in hop bitterness and aroma.  Maybe I've become desensitized - or perhaps the bartender is just grabbing tap handles randomly again (I've never returned a meal, but I've returned the wrong draft on occasion).  Or, had this one faded from its fresher glory with time and travel distance (I'm in CT).
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2013, 12:12:41 PM »
I had a Celebration just the other night at a local pub and felt it was closer to an American Amber.  While it was lovely, I found it quite mild in hop bitterness and aroma.  Maybe I've become desensitized - or perhaps the bartender is just grabbing tap handles randomly again (I've never returned a meal, but I've returned the wrong draft on occasion).  Or, had this one faded from its fresher glory with time and travel distance (I'm in CT).

You must have gotten a different batch than I did.  The hop character in what I've had has been fantastic.
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2013, 03:24:57 PM »
I had a Celebration just the other night at a local pub and felt it was closer to an American Amber.  While it was lovely, I found it quite mild in hop bitterness and aroma.  Maybe I've become desensitized - or perhaps the bartender is just grabbing tap handles randomly again (I've never returned a meal, but I've returned the wrong draft on occasion).  Or, had this one faded from its fresher glory with time and travel distance (I'm in CT).

You must have gotten a different batch than I did.  The hop character in what I've had has been fantastic.

I'm on my third twelve pack this year and I'll say that you must have been served the wrong beer.  It has a ton of hop flavor and bitterness and a fresh hop aroma.
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2013, 06:11:54 PM »
Maybe they tapped a keg from last year...
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Re: IPA's
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2013, 07:32:59 AM »
Our liquor store in town  finally got celebration ale in and I had some last night.  It was wonderful as always.  If there was a mix up in kegs it could have been worse.  About a month ago we were at a bar and they had Flying Fish Oktoberfish tap handle hooked up to a Miller Lite keg.

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Re: IPA's
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2013, 10:51:41 AM »
I'll buy a six pack of Celebration today, then go back to the pub and order another so that I'm better informed.  Sounds like I got the wrong beer. 
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