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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by charliedontsurf, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Tom Cruises

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    I've really been into the NE Double IPA lately. Sometimes known as hazy or juicy ipa.
    Sloop's Juice Bomb, Softly Spoken Magic Spells from SingleCut really cemented my love of the variety. I'm enjoying Particle City with some fried perogies after a long day of college. I'm too old for this shit.
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    I had a beer at a local brewery that was so hazy it looked like an orange julius. I saw @ArthurJ posted an unfiltered ipa from stone, and it made my mouth water. lol They are sooooo expensive though. Most of the time I have to go to a trendy fucking bar in order to get this variety, because it's not main stream yet. I paid 16 dollars for 4 of these mothers. I pay 8 bucks for 12 oz of the stuff in a bar. It's becoming more costly than cannabis! lol
     
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  2. Laantje

    Laantje Well-Known Member

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    I don't brew beer myself, I don't drink any special beers, but I do drink beer alot.

    I drink alot of Heineken and Hertog Jan, which are my favourites. They're both Dutch. I haven't really tried any special or unique kinds of beer.

    I always vape when I drink. Its amazing, especially when combined with my Extreme Q. I don't smoke joints with drinking though, in my experience it puts me into a anti-social mood where I just want to sleep. Vaping, somehow, doesn't do this for me. It makes me feel even better instead.

    I always drink saturday night after work, sometimes friday aswell. If I don't have college, I sometimes drink during the week aswell. Average amount of beers on 1 night is probably around 6 beers.

    Beer is pretty expensive at most pubs here, vaping makes it cheaper as one small round of vape already halves the amount of beer I need to get on the perfect level :p
     
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  3. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    It's a shame, my friend! Living in a beer paradise with such a diversity of awesome netherland and belgian beers all around and you're only drinking the worst stuff? Drink less but better ones! ;-)
     
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  4. Laantje

    Laantje Well-Known Member

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    You got any suggestions? I would like to try but have no idea which one I should start with :p

    Only one I know is La Chouffe with the gnome, my brother used to drink that.
     
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  5. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    There are so much I can't count them.

    Here you get a pretty good overview and first recommandations. Ratebeer is not so bad. Do the same search for the Netherlands.

    You have to find the beer styles you like. It's some - hard -way of learning but worth the efforts. At least you get all NL/BEL beers for pretty cheap in the NL.

    Try the most common styles of the NL/BEL aside the Lagers

    - Blonde Ale
    - Dubble
    - Triple
    - Quadrupel
    - Wit
    - Saison
    - Belgian Ale
    - Belgian Strong Ale
    - Brown Ale
    - Lambic
    - Geuze

    There are a lot of strong beers up to 10% ABV. Don't taste strong beers before a lighter one. And don't taste a blond before a dark one at the same ABV if you want to taste them in an row.

    Proost!
     
  6. Laantje

    Laantje Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I will try them!

    Now that you mention those, I've had a triple and a wit before. The triple was nice, but I rather have a plain beer than a wit.
     
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  7. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    It's just a wheat beer similar to a German Weizen. Some like it some not. Try it with steamed mossels or in a hot summer night again.
    But don't hesitate to try others of a style if you don't like the first you've tried. They are all different like beers of any other style. But for sure you will find beer styles you don't like very much. Anyway try them some months later again. You have to become familar with some tastes until you really like them - or not.
     
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  8. Tanko

    Tanko New Member

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    My friend himself brews beer. It comes out very cool.
     
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  9. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    out of the fridge? ;)
     
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  10. Helios

    Helios Well-Known Member

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    Do you guys drink seasonally or do you simply drink whatever your taste buds desire regardless if the beer is in season or not. I'm looking for a heavier spring beer to serve up over Easter any ideas?
     
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  11. Philreal187

    Philreal187 Well-Known Member

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    @Helios I would recommend a nice fruited ipa. I did a collaboration with a couple of the local breweries and we made an apricot ipa at 6.75% that will be tapped on Wednesday. There is a lot of great ipas out there but freshness is key! I honestly try to stay no older than 30 days, which might seem a bit crazy but you can really taste the hops when it's fresh! Check out the local breweries and fill a growler or two!



    I have been drinking soo many amazing beers this past year and haven't had time to upload pictures unfortunately. But if anyone is on Instagram I keep post a lot there bc it's so much faster. Definitely follower me if your interested! Ig is the best for keeping up your local and the national beer scene! My ig name is

    philreal187 :cheers:
     
  12. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Well-Known Member

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    This mocha ipa is very interesting.
    They're 9% so I generally don't drink more than one.
    Then again I AM off tomorrow.

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  13. Helios

    Helios Well-Known Member

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    Enjoying the Easter wknd with a fresh Uinta tangy IPA 7.3%
    the aggressive Hoppy bitterness lingers a bit slightly taking away the citrus notes, still an enjoyable spring brew.

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  14. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Well-Known Member

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    Enjoying a little sumpin on a fine spring afternoon.

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  15. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

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    I've enjoyed beer and C, and scotch and C, never tried all three together.
     
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  16. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    That would be a night to forget, lol. Your post reminded me, I used to work with a dude that chewed big leaf tobacco, Copenhagen (fine cut) both while smoking a cigarette.
     
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  17. releasethekraken

    releasethekraken Member

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    Pick up a Lagunitas Censored. It's called "Censored" because TTB (Feds) wouldn't approve the original label of "Chronic." They overstamped the labels with "CENSORED." Now, check the PLU number (under barcode). Note that it ends in 420. . .that my fellow noncombusters is attention to detail.

    Check out the story behind their "Undercover Shutdown Ale."
    https://lagunitas.com/beer/undercover
     
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  18. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Sorry, but why was the label "Chronic" sensored?
     
  19. releasethekraken

    releasethekraken Member

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    The federal label-approving agency for beer said no. Prior to 2003, that agency was Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). The agency that now performs this function is called the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Last I heard, there was only one dude assigned and he has been performing the job for many years.
     
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  20. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Ok, but still not know what the issue is with "chronic"
     
  21. Mr Mellish

    Mr Mellish Well-Known Member

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    Probably because it's a drug reference (chronic = high quality weed).
     
  22. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    I don't believe so. It's also a canna variety I know. But that wouldn't make any iuridical sense.
     
  23. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    Nothing about cannabis policy in the states make sense. Welcome to our world!
     
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  24. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy both Superfuzz and Space Dust from Elysian. The Space Dust is 8% so its no session IPA. Locally we have a strange combo called Holy Crap from Mispillion Brewery. It's the strangest pairing of 2 types of beer, its 9% and it tastes damn good.
     
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  25. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Tom Cruises

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    Been drinking a little too much, so I'm taking a week off. I can definitely vape still.
    Tried an aloha sculpin last night, it was alright. Not workw the price, unlike grapefruit sculpin, which is definitely worth the price.
    I was trying to write gratefruit lol what is that?
     

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