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  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 2,809
    Tree House was worth it (stopped on the way up to NH and the way back, way back had to wait an ungodly hour-plus in line but again worth it...


    Juice Machine is one of the best, cheers!
    PJ, Please come back to Cleveland in 2018

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  • RK50065RK50065 St. Louis, MOPosts: 361
    Vacation this week. New Anthem Beer Project in NC.
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,116
    House Martell- 4.5
    Johnny Utah - 6.5


    House Martell New England Style IPA - StormBreaker Brewing - Untappd


    Johnny Utah - Georgetown Brewing Company - Untappd
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 7,653
    Tonight's opening selection..


  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,116
    Shop  Drink Logsdon Beer
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    Riverlands Brewing continues to impress. 


  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,003
    These brews look great!
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    bbiggs said:
    Riverlands Brewing continues to impress. 


    I love this can so much.

    Agreed.  Definitely a cool one for a rock fan.  The beer was even better.

  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 23,347

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 7,653
    First selection...

    Second selection....

  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    A staple from Maplewood Brewery. Always a great one to come back to. 


  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,116
    Really Good
    Our Brews

    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
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  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,116
    What is the age range where IPA start to taste worse? Is it the same for all types of IPA's?
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    Malroth said:
    What is the age range where IPA start to taste worse? Is it the same for all types of IPA's?
    Tough to say. Some people think an IPA is no longer fresh after a couple weeks or less. Not me. I don’t notice a drop off in taste even a couple months out. They usually don’t stay in my fridge longer than that though. 
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,116
    bbiggs said:
    Malroth said:
    What is the age range where IPA start to taste worse? Is it the same for all types of IPA's?
    Tough to say. Some people think an IPA is no longer fresh after a couple weeks or less. Not me. I don’t notice a drop off in taste even a couple months out. They usually don’t stay in my fridge longer than that though. 

    Thanks. I tend to agree, I've only had a couple IPA where there was definitely something off with the taste.
    I don't think my palate is sophisticated to catch the difference of a month or two.
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 2,809
    bbiggs said:
    Malroth said:
    What is the age range where IPA start to taste worse? Is it the same for all types of IPA's?
    Tough to say. Some people think an IPA is no longer fresh after a couple weeks or less. Not me. I don’t notice a drop off in taste even a couple months out. They usually don’t stay in my fridge longer than that though. 
    I tend to think that within the first 4 weeks is fresh and the taste is basically the same.  Some beers can even taste better if you wait 1-2 weeks after the can date to “cool off”

    I won’t trade for any beers that are over 8 weeks old.   They’re not ruined at this point, but it wouldn’t be fair for me to judge a beer after 8 weeks.  I’ve had Hazys that are 6-8 months old and still taste fine.  But anything after that I will pour down the drain.
    PJ, Please come back to Cleveland in 2018

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    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    bbiggs said:
    Malroth said:
    What is the age range where IPA start to taste worse? Is it the same for all types of IPA's?
    Tough to say. Some people think an IPA is no longer fresh after a couple weeks or less. Not me. I don’t notice a drop off in taste even a couple months out. They usually don’t stay in my fridge longer than that though. 
    I tend to think that within the first 4 weeks is fresh and the taste is basically the same.  Some beers can even taste better if you wait 1-2 weeks after the can date to “cool off”

    I won’t trade for any beers that are over 8 weeks old.   They’re not ruined at this point, but it wouldn’t be fair for me to judge a beer after 8 weeks.  I’ve had Hazys that are 6-8 months old and still taste fine.  But anything after that I will pour down the drain.
    Good take. I don’t do any trading, except locally with friends sometimes, so I’m never at risk of sending or receiving beer that isn’t fresh.  I keep my inventory pretty in line so that nothing gets too old. Just finished one from 5/19, which was the oldest I had, and it tasted perfect.  After a month and a half I make an effort to drink it if it’s still in my fridge, but to your point, I’ve pushed it out to 2+ months on occasion and there was no issue. 

    I’ve also had some that do need time to develop due to canning a bit early. After a week or so the taste has improved. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    Do any of you have certain hop profiles you gravitate towards?  Over time I find myself enjoying Citra, Mosaic, Vic Secret and Sabro the most.  So many combinations obviously, but those are the backbone hops I enjoy the most in a hazy IPA.  Only real dislike is Nelson Sauvin. 

    I also enjoy a nice bitter, hoppy, west coast IPA as that’s what started me with IPAs, but those have a whole different lineup of hops. 
  • RK50065RK50065 St. Louis, MOPosts: 361
    ^Citra, Galaxy, and Centennial
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 2,809
    Citra, Simcoe and Sabro for me
    PJ, Please come back to Cleveland in 2018

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    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    Any dislikes? I mentioned Nelson Sauvin which automatically stops me from buying a beer, even if I like the other hops. I’m also not a fan of adding lactose, but will have an occasional milkshake IPA. It’s just too sweet for me. 
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 7,653
    edited June 28
    bbiggs said:
    Any dislikes? I mentioned Nelson Sauvin which automatically stops me from buying a beer, even if I like the other hops. I’m also not a fan of adding lactose, but will have an occasional milkshake IPA. It’s just too sweet for me. 
    I'm the opposite.  It it has Nelson I'm in.
    Anything with lactose, milk sugar, fruity adjuncts I'm usually out. Though a well balanced grapefruit or mango IPA will get my attention. 
    I do love a classic West Coast Style hop bomb.

    Also, the fresher the better. I try and stop at 3 months 4 at the most depending on the beer and the brewery.
    Thursday I had a local Hazy IPA that was kegged on Monday. It was better than any other time I had had it.
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  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 2,809
    I picked up some Very Gggreenn this week, going to let it cool down for a couple more days and enjoy.  Had it last summer, and it remains my single favorite beer of all time.  
    PJ, Please come back to Cleveland in 2018

    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
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  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,116
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 23,905
    I decided a while ago that I wasn't going to give a shit what kind of hops are in it.  I don't think anyone can actually tell the difference anyways?

    I also decided that my snobbery would stop once I heard someone mentioning hops...

    That being said I like Mosaic and Citra, lol.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    I decided a while ago that I wasn't going to give a shit what kind of hops are in it.  I don't think anyone can actually tell the difference anyways?

    I also decided that my snobbery would stop once I heard someone mentioning hops...

    That being said I like Mosaic and Citra, lol.
    Haha.  This is awesome and hard to argue.  I never thought I'd be dissecting the hops in a beer, but I enjoy the technical side of knowing what is used in a beer, how it's made, etc.  On top of that, these beers are pricey enough that it helps to know what you enjoy and what you don't.  On that note, one of the best things I've come across this Summer is a local shop that has a great selection, but also allows mixed 4 packs.  That way I don't have to go all-in on something I'm unsure of.  The ones I know that I like, I'll grab a 4 pack.  Others, I'll split up 2 and 2.  It's great.

    And yes...citra and mosaic all day.  LOL

  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,116
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 12,134
    Cool article if you have The Athletic:

    https://theathletic.com/1900326/2020/07/02/scouting-for-the-best-brewery-prospects-across-mlb-cities/

    Surprised to see ARS in South Philly (very very good beer!) make his Philly mention, along with Tired Hands.
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