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Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« on: January 30, 2016, 10:26:47 PM »
Looks like Sam  has gone nitro....white ale, IPA, and coffee stout.  Anyone had these yet?


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Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 07:22:30 PM »
Not me, and not really in a big hurry after my experience with the Guinness Nitro IPA, let us know what you think if you try some out
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Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 07:36:45 PM »
The IPA is ok, the coffee stout is really good (reminds me of Left Hand).

I have no use for White Ales, nitro or otherwise.
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Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 10:54:37 PM »
Yeah the stout seems obvious. As others have written, nitro IPA in general seems out of place.


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Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 11:09:42 PM »
Yeah, I'll buy the stout. It's a no brainer for nitro and sounds good. The IPA or two I've had on nitro didn't fare well in terms of hop character, so I'll pass. Belgian on nitro, pass.
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Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 11:25:17 PM »
Isn't that kinda the point though?

I look at it this way: Nitro beer seeks to emulate cask ale pushed through a sparkler. Both deaden any "sharpness" the beer may have. Do that on an IPA, and the beer just kinda sucks. An American IPA needs that sharpness.
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Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 05:23:20 AM »
Isn't that kinda the point though?

I look at it this way: Nitro beer seeks to emulate cask ale pushed through a sparkler. Both deaden any "sharpness" the beer may have. Do that on an IPA, and the beer just kinda sucks. An American IPA needs that sharpness.
AIPA also needs some decent carbonation to get that nice hop aroma to pop.

I'd give an English IPA a try on some time, but I still wouldn't have high hopes that it would appeal to my tastes. I wonder if Left Hand has ever put 400lb Monkey on nitro...
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Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2016, 09:17:43 PM »
I'm drinking the Guinness IPA right now.  :P

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Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 02:29:03 AM »
I'd give an English IPA a try on some time, but I still wouldn't have high hopes that it would appeal to my tastes. I wonder if Left Hand has ever put 400lb Monkey on nitro...

They do at the brewery. I really like it.
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