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LMSYO Does Palate Wrecker live up to the name? How much does it differ from their West Coast IPA which is excellent?
Delanoche Ya have heard nothing but good things about Cigar City and that honey rye Belgian w/ Brett just sounds tasty.
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If you're looking for a well balanced beer, don't look to this one. It is all about the hops. If you love dIPA's then you can appreciate it's appeal. Strong pine/fir, grapefruit aromas are accompanied by some herbal notes and maybe some grapefruit zest. Despite being incredibly hoppy, there are some malt undertones. I would describe them as 'bready", "toasty" or "biscuit" flavored.
Overall, a very good dIPA.
Awesome, no when I'm having a west coast DIPA I'm expecting the unbalanced hop assault especially from a beer with that name. There's got to be a serious resinous character with such an insane amount of Columbus and Centennial (6 pounds/barrel). Also read something about them sparging with hopped wort rather than water.
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After reading through some appalling "best beer cities in America" lists that had Los Angeles as the best, and another that had San Diego 18th, this guy presents "The Real Top Ten Brewing Cities".
Americas Ten Best Beer Towns: The Non-Fiction List
I get that San Diego has a lot of quality breweries but I just don't think there is a city in America that is more about the beer than Portland. I don't remember the name of the publication (I believe it was a big one), but a few months back there was a list of the top beer cities in the world. I believe Portland came in 4th or 5th IN THE WORLD, and first among American cities.
The crazy thing is that there's an insane amount of good breweries dispersed around the state; from Fort George Brewing in Astoria to Caldera Brewing in Ashland; this state is loaded. And Oregon isn't a very populous state (I think a little under 4 million people). Portland only has around 400,000 people in it while San Diego has more than three times as many people (1.3 million).
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Great list,hard to argue with any of those choices.
Lompoc C-Note always does me right.
I'm a big fan of Stone Brewery in San Diego. Their IPA is right up there with many I've had from the PNW and their double IPA is awesome. Also, highly recommend Arrogant Bastard Ale.
Split a growler of Hop Venom on Saturday. Made me so happy.
One of my favorite IPA's right now is Boneyard IPA, which I've been happily finding at bars around town.
The RPM IPA? If you can find their Hop Venom you have to get some. Comes in at 10% but doesn't drink like its that high.
Yeah, the RPM IPA. Thanks for the recommendation delanoche, I will be on the lookout for Hop Venom IPA.
Sapporo is always good. Simple and delicious.
The future is looking Rosy
Oakshire Espresso Stout
Cascade Lakes Indian Red Ale (IRA) out of Bend is very tasty.
McAuslan St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout for me
Have you had the Double Bastard? That is very tasty!
brownvsop, unfortunately I haven't, but I've seen it and do want to try it.
Lagunitas-Sucks. Very enjoyable beer; one from Lagunitas that I hadn't tried till now. I would call it a double IPA. It's characterized by strong grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors. It has the song hop flavors you'd expect from Lagunitas, yet still balanced by a healthy dose of toasty malts. May be my favorite Lagunitas example to date.
Unfortunately I missed out on the Pliny the Younger shipment that came through So Cal earlier this week, but on the positive side there is a lot of Pliny the Elder on tap all around. I enjoyed several pints of that this weekend as well as some other imperials that are on tap locally: Epic Hopulent, Speakeasy Double Daddy, and Moylan's Hop Craic. I wasn't a huge fan of the Double Daddy (it wasn't well balanced, malty aftertaste overpowered the hops), but the other two were quite good. The Hop Craic in particular has a very strong, but balanced hop flavor.
A good spot in the Beaverton area is uptown market. It is a convenience store turned into a bar and has the largest variety of beer I have seen yet. It is over off scholls fairy and Allen.
Nice. I work in that area so I'll have to check them out. I short drive from Beaverton is Johns Market on Multnomah. It actually has the largest selection in Oregon, I think West of the Mississippi. It's my go-to spot.
I spend a lot of time in Portland and it is a great place for micro beers, and the list you refer does list Portland in the top 5. The list is all about big cities. I spend more time in Bend and Bend has Portland beat, at least on a brew pub per capita basis.
This article is a little dated. Worthy Brewing has opened, as have a few other small breweries.
Deschutes Brewery, which started it all in Bend, continues to expand their facilities in Bend and beyond.
Bend is a phenomenal beer city; great place in general. I'd still give the nod to Portland. Portland has three times as many people but they have close to four times as many breweries. Both great Oregon beer cities. It's interesting how the larger breweries end up sprouting out new breweries when their brewers decide to strike out on their own. Then brewers from these new places leave to start their brewers. It's amazing how Oregon has made a name for itself in these niche wine and beer markets in a relatively short time.
I just popped a Collage. It's a phenomenal beer, but it's a sad occasion.
I just found out that a family friend,'s 10 year old son is at Doernbecher Children's Hospital with possible leukemia. This kid is as sweet as they come and I'm having a hard time processing why this would happen to him.
Please pray and/or send positive energy to this little boy. It's hard to imagine it happening to your own, and that's exactly what it feels like. He's the least deserving of children. Absolutey loving kid. So sad. ..
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