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Your new favorite beer

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:56 pm

Mine is High Coup IPA from Ale Asylum. So new that beeradvocate.com hasn't had enough reviews to rate it.

Also would like to mention that Stone Brewing's beers are back in town. Besides their regular IPA they now have one called Delicious. I wholeheartedly agree with that name.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby O.J. » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:06 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Mine is High Coup IPA from Ale Asylum. So new that beeradvocate.com hasn't had enough reviews to rate it.


Excellent beer, but not that new-- it was released on 4/20. Speaking of AA, can't wait for their Ferment Dissent festival on October 15.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby scratch » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:08 pm

Henry, how many of your favorite beers are pale ales? It seems like there are an incredible number of them available. Can you tell them apart by taste? I can't, but pale ales are not my favorite beers.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:11 pm

scratch wrote:Henry, how many of your favorite beers are pale ales?

APAs I can take or leave. And IPAs vary in quality. The best have pronounced, yet balanced hop flavors. Or should I say notes?

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby gargantua » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:12 pm

High Coup is indeed a fine beer. On a non-pale ale note, my wife discovered Old 8 porter from Barley John's. It is a nice, roasty, full-bodied porter. I highly recommend it if you like porters.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby wallrock » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:52 pm

I've been on a Mosaic hop kick for a while now. Revolution's Mosaic Hero, Pipeworks' The Lizard King, Karben4's Dragon Flute, Founders' Mosaic Promise, I'm really digging that shit.

Vintage has a wine barrel-aged sour Belgian spiced ale on right now called Time & Tide. It's their Sarsaparilla Killa from 2014 aged in Wollersheim Domaine du Sac barrels and fermented with Brett. It's massive and boozy and funky and an all-around delight.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby thebookpolice » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:00 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Or should I say notes?

Tonez.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby Roy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:44 pm

Grays Honey Ale

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby O.J. » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:27 pm

gargantua wrote:High Coup is indeed a fine beer. On a non-pale ale note, my wife discovered Old 8 porter from Barley John's. It is a nice, roasty, full-bodied porter. I highly recommend it if you like porters.


I haven't tried that yet, but love a good Porter. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby O.J. » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:37 pm

Roy wrote:Grays Honey Ale


I "won" a couple of Grays sixers(Irish ale and the porter) at a charitable event at Wisconsin Brewing Co a month or so ago. Joke was on me. You want them?

My girlfriend fared better with a free growler from Hop Haus, so I'm currently drinking their Double IPA. Solid.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby Wino » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:07 pm

Ale Asylum Oktillion. There is a subtle flavor in the mid-palate that keeps me coming back, hard to describe- almost like milk chocolate and bread dough.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby gargantua » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:55 pm

Wino wrote:Ale Asylum Oktillion. There is a subtle flavor in the mid-palate that keeps me coming back, hard to describe- almost like milk chocolate and bread dough.

Personally, I don't like it. I bought a sixer because I was so sure I'd like it, but it had an aftertaste that just didn't sit well with me.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby Wino » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:06 pm

gargantua wrote:
Wino wrote:Ale Asylum Oktillion. There is a subtle flavor in the mid-palate that keeps me coming back, hard to describe- almost like milk chocolate and bread dough.

Personally, I don't like it. I bought a sixer because I was so sure I'd like it, but it had an aftertaste that just didn't sit well with me.

Been through 12 bottles trying to figure it out. :crazy:

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby gargantua » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:00 pm

Wino wrote:
gargantua wrote:
Wino wrote:Ale Asylum Oktillion. There is a subtle flavor in the mid-palate that keeps me coming back, hard to describe- almost like milk chocolate and bread dough.

Personally, I don't like it. I bought a sixer because I was so sure I'd like it, but it had an aftertaste that just didn't sit well with me.

Been through 12 bottles trying to figure it out. :crazy:

It's just a hunch, but it may be that what your palate interpreted as bread dough, came across as corn in mine. I associate corn with macro brews, and I know Ale Asylum wouldn't use it,so I assume that the problem is I'm misperceiving something.

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Re: Your new favorite beer

Postby Wino » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:01 pm

gargantua wrote:
Wino wrote:
gargantua wrote:Personally, I don't like it. I bought a sixer because I was so sure I'd like it, but it had an aftertaste that just didn't sit well with me.

Been through 12 bottles trying to figure it out. :crazy:

It's just a hunch, but it may be that what your palate interpreted as bread dough, came across as corn in mine. I associate corn with macro brews, and I know Ale Asylum wouldn't use it,so I assume that the problem is I'm misperceiving something.

I can see where you're coming from. Some reviews on Beer Advocate mentioned caramel and peanut flavors.


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