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3 hours ago, supernerdy said:

Prancing pony Magic carpet midnight ride. One if the best stouts I've had. Can taste deep dark fruit. Awesome

Fully agree with the Magic Carpet Ride Stout - Delicious

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Shipwreck imperial porter and a Brut pale. Both very nice. The porter is tops actually. The Brut is a little less dry that I'd like but well balanced.

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Jaffa Stout, sensational. Mellow, good orange hit. Really nice beer.

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Also had a Slovenian Pilsner. Good malty drop.

Nice beers, good venue. Food was good too

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Hop Nation - The Forager Blueberry NEIPA

Very fruity aroma

Hazy slight dusky pink colour.

Earthy taste with berry fruit and pineapple

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Holgate Brewhouse - Double ESB, celebrating their double decade of brewing

Lovely malty/woody aroma and flavour.

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Last night had Stockade 8 Bit in cans.

Fairly light in colour, big fruity hop flavour.

Think I have found my new favorite Aussie IPA!

Bloody lovely!

Cheers

James

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On 8/24/2019 at 4:07 PM, Hilltop hops said:

That's a great collection of local beers there. Let us know how the Smiling Samoyed is, they make some good stuff. 

The Samoyed was my favorite of them all but a bit strong for me (Not a huge IIPA fan, nothing against the brewery). Was disappointed in the rest over-all but  im not a fan of big shed or prancing pony usually

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Renaissance Brewing Co - Voyager IPA

Old school IPA style.  Dank solid aroma.  Bitter solid hoppy flavour.

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Remember when beer was beer 

Custard stout = craft getting out of control 

saw it and had to get it. $9 a can and it’s sweet and sickly.  

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Another one for shits and giggles. First time I’ve tastes this style. Nice and tart. It lingers. 

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1 hour ago, PaddyBrew2 said:

Remember when beer was beer 

Custard stout = craft getting out of control 

saw it and had to get it. $9 a can and it’s sweet and sickly. 

Too many small breweries doing stupid or weird stuff just to stand out IMO. The funkier and more out there the beer, the crappier it's been. Prices are usually equally insane. It's why I started brewing.

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That's because the usual wanker who drinks craft beer needs something different every week or they get bored. They aren't content to simply enjoy well made examples of well known or classic styles time and again, but perhaps they need to learn that different isn't always better, or even good. 

 

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@PaddyBrew2 Custard tart stout was cr@p

Berliner was good I thought. Don’t know that it needs to be Imperial though. 

Rocky Ridge really is pushing the boundaries. Some of it, like the tart, is just too much. 

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On 8/25/2019 at 4:31 PM, Ben 10 said:

Shipwreck imperial porter...

Looks good. 😎

Cheers,

Lusty.

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Akasha Brewing Company - Hopsmith IPA

Great aroma.  Says it is triple dry hopped.  Citrus, pine and fruity aroma.  Pretty good clarity.  Less complex taste, but good hit of bitterness.  One of those beers where the flavour hangs around in the mouth long after the liquid disappears.  Happy to recommend.

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Stone Brewing (USA) - Espresso Totalitarian Russian Imperial Stout

Classic RIS aroma, probably coffee in there somewhere.  On tasting, yep, there it is.  Full on malt flavour and strong bitterness to balance the malt.  The alcohol level is warming and a feature.  This is a sipper.

My reflux is not going to like this one.  The things we do.

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I was pretty skeptical of this beer at first glance, but it was actually really, really good. The guys at Green Beacon know their stuff... A shame they sold to one of the big guys (probably the best of a bad lot though). And no I don't count Coopers as one of the big guys. 

The blood orange and cherry flavour was noticeable but well-balanced, the whisky barrel notes were gorgeous and there was a lovely underlying feathery malt character. It came together very nicely. 

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On 9/14/2019 at 4:17 PM, Hairy said:

Nice little haul today.

Nice Hairy! That Fathom coffee stout was the last of the barrel aged beers I've been having this week. It was really nice, a great lawnmower beer while cooking dinner after a few hours gardening. 

Hope you like the Cluster 8 too.

Cheers, 

John 

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9 minutes ago, porschemad911 said:

Nice Hairy! That Fathom coffee stout was the last of the barrel aged beers I've been having this week. It was really nice, a great lawnmower beer while cooking dinner after a few hours gardening. 

Hope you like the Cluster 8 too.

Cheers, 

John 

I had the Cluster 8 and Fathom last night and they were the best two beers of the bunch. The Fathom was awesome.

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