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Offline The Professor

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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2010, 07:23:13 AM »
...Pete's Wicked Ale when Pete was making it
Thomas Hardy's Ale when Eldridge Pope was making it
Samichlaus when Hurlimann was making it
Celis White when Pierre was making it...
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The worst part about getting old is sounding old.

+1 to all of the above.
Especially the last sentence...I catch myself sounding like my dad a little too often these days (though fortunately I don't tell stories yet about walking to school 5 miles every day.  Uphill. Both ways.)
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2010, 08:49:59 AM »
Harpoon IPA

While still a good beer its nothing like what it was when Todd Mott was still at Harpoon.
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2010, 08:53:20 AM »
The worst part about getting old is sounding old.

I sound more like my parents every day....
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2010, 09:28:06 AM »
Killian's for sure.  The first time I had it in Colorado in 1980, I think, it was great.  Now, not so much.  So many other things, like Gordon said, have not kept the quality, once the bottom line was the driving force.
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2010, 09:59:26 AM »
I used to like Budweiser a long time ago until I discovered microbrews and the rest is history for me.  I'm not sure if it has really changed over the years or not but it sure has gotten alot of airplay.  I think it's really hard to pass judgement on the evolution of beer without doing a blind tasting which we all know is not possible without a genie in a bottle...  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yun_reoA-po

...but I do think Sam Adams BL was better years ago.

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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2010, 04:50:28 PM »
...but I do think Sam Adams BL was better years ago.

really? man, cause when you get it fresh (exp date 4-5 months out from today's date) that stuff is hard to beat.

Entirely agree on Thomas Hardy's - its simply brand exploitation now  ;)
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2010, 06:47:01 PM »
...but I do think Sam Adams BL was better years ago.

really? man, cause when you get it fresh (exp date 4-5 months out from today's date) that stuff is hard to beat.

Entirely agree on Thomas Hardy's - its simply brand exploitation now  ;)

Is someone making Thomas Hardy's again?  I thought it finally bit the dust when O'Hanlon's dropped it.
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2010, 07:02:11 PM »
Is someone making Thomas Hardy's again?  I thought it finally bit the dust when O'Hanlon's dropped it.

not quite sure.  I last had a 2007 at a brew comp this past spring with a friend and it was disappointing. 
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2010, 04:17:57 AM »
Me...
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Re: Used to be good...
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2010, 04:53:03 AM »
I'm still awesome, just not as awesome as I once was.  :P
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2010, 05:42:48 AM »
I was so right.
Change it back.

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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2010, 05:52:00 AM »
I was so right.

Got you on my second cast! Kind of ironic, eh? trolling the troller?  ;)
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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2010, 05:53:09 AM »
I'm SURE that was meant just for me. Come on, we all know you're just one of the most awesome persons on here. 
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 05:54:53 AM by brewballs »
Change it back.

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Re: Used to be good...
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2010, 06:21:09 AM »
...but I do think Sam Adams BL was better years ago.

really? man, cause when you get it fresh (exp date 4-5 months out from today's date) that stuff is hard to beat.

Entirely agree on Thomas Hardy's - its simply brand exploitation now  ;)

Not sayin' I would pass it up anything. In fact...I would recommend it as a prime example of an American Amber Lager brewed with German Noble hops.  Just seems to be missing something from what I can remember. 
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