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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby SethBullock » 10 May 2019, 15:18

But I BELIEVED in helium beer!!!

I WANTED it to be true!!!

:grn

Ah well ... Nobody died, right? (War parent logic)

Ok, I'm good now.
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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby johnsmith » 10 May 2019, 17:03

If only they could get that helium beer to work. Imagine a biker bar full of big burly guys talking like chipmunks.
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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby HBS Guy » 10 May 2019, 17:32

I am drinking a BiG Shed “The Hazing” a “NEIPA” a cloudy (obviously) IPA, juicy with hops “You can’t handle the JUICE!”

Ton of hop aroma and flavor, little malt aroma/flavor as is typical of IPAs. It is a nice light color which as you know by now is de rigueur for a pale ale, esp an IPA IMNSHO.

Beer had a nice head that lasted to the end of the glass and left lots of lace on the side of the glass. I DO like a beer to have a nice head!



Quite nice, a “would drink it again” beer. I just wish some brewers would return to the roots of what led to and made an IPA. A LOT of hops, yes, more than is used nowadays. Then months on a sailing ship sailing from London etc port around the cape of Good Hope then up the other coast of Africa and across to Goa. Balance in an IPA is not, uniquely, a matter of malt and hop, more a matter of hop bitterness (IBUs) and flavonoids that some of the hop isoalpha acids turned into with time.

A fresh IPA was not an ale made to be drunk fresh—but todays brewers, like the old Burton brewers, can not afford to keep beer for months.

The only real IPA these days is the one you make and age yourself.

My IPA was a beaut. I used Joe White Pilsner malt—the palest malt I could get at the time—and 375g East Kent Goldings plugs, the closest I could get to actual English hop flowers. Accidentally mashed it far too hot—I thought the bloody thermometer was slowing down to reach 64°C, reached more like 74° :oops Tasted the wort out the kettle: a word instantly popped into my mind: farinaceous. Just the thinnest of thin green lines, the hops trying to make their presence felt. 14 days ferment/conditioning, into a corny keg, into the cellar. FG 1032 dropped down to 1019 over a year. Poor old brewersonly had wooden barrels. If they didn’t fill the barrel completely full, if there was an air pocket in the barrel all the CO2 created on the voyage would move into that airspace until the pressure burst the barrel. Despite the huge hop load a lot of the IPA that reached Goa was spolied: life before Pasteur.
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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby SethBullock » 10 May 2019, 23:16

That Big Shed beer sounds good.

From your description, it sounds a bit like Deschutes' "Fresh Squeezed". It would be interesting to put them side by side and taste them.
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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby HBS Guy » 10 May 2019, 23:32

Bloody Edinburgh hotel had no Deschutes!

Got a Stone beer, try that in a day or two.
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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby SethBullock » 11 May 2019, 02:53

Don't know much about Stone beers. I'll be interested to find out what you think of it.
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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby HBS Guy » 11 May 2019, 07:16

You should be looking for Big Foot—this years is out.
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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby SethBullock » 11 May 2019, 07:37

HBS Guy wrote:You should be looking for Big Foot—this years is out.


I'll definitely watch for it and let you know if I get some. :beer
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Re: What Beer Do You Like?

Postby HBS Guy » 11 May 2019, 07:53

Nah, you have to go chase it. Case all the liquor stores in your area, ask the managers etc. It is pretty scarce!
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