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robs2

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Friday evening suds
« on: November 03, 2017, 02:15:04 PM »
Me and my neighborhood buds often get accused of being the epicenter of Charlotte's IPA scene (drinking, not brewing). In the last week, our brews of choice have been:
Pliney Blind Pig
3 Floyds Zombie Dust (3 days old)
The Alchemist Skadoosh & Heady Topper
A couple Surley's
Westbrook Citrus Redacted
Brew Gentlemen's General Braddock
.... and now I'm having NC's very best single IPA - Burial Hawkbill
(There's a ham on the grill back there somewhere)
... but this is a post about another "food".

For you guys that enjoy a fine brew, what are your favorites?  Secret Santa is coming up and this might be a good thread for ideas.






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julweidn

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 02:40:47 PM »
Its hard to go wrong with anything  3 Floyds - love some Zombie Dust and Gumbballhead. I also enjoy Bells, Founders, and Lagunitas. Never tried Alchemist or pliny the elder, but really want to.


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robs2

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 03:04:55 PM »
Agreed @julweidn. Pliney The Elder gets the nod on most "rankings" but a lot of the true IPA guys I know (self included) prefer the Pig.

Had a Laganitus Born Yesterday on Monday.  Love this fresh-hopped beers!


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julweidn

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 03:08:53 PM »
Agreed @julweidn. Pliney The Elder gets the nod on most "rankings" but a lot of the true IPA guys I know (self included) prefer the Pig.

Had a Laganitus Born Yesterday on Monday.  Love this fresh-hopped beers!


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Ive never had a beer from Russian River - definitely on my list. I dont think you can get it in Indiana.

Had 2015 Dark Lord last year, it was incredible. Im usually not a fan of that style.


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robs2

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 03:15:10 PM »
RR is only available in CA, OR, CO and (oddly) PA. Hard to find even in those states.


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FrugalQ

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 04:22:07 PM »
Zombie Dust is Amazballs. I love me some Red Oak but I live in Indiana and itís cold only so hard to get much here when I come back from my visits to family in NC.

robs2

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 04:31:38 PM »
@frugalQ next trip to NC, getcha some:
Burial
Heist
Lynnwood Brewing Concern
Sycamore
NoDa

In that order. Last 2 avail everywhere.


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robs2

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 04:53:01 PM »
Who are the IPA guys in the club?


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noreaster

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 05:10:13 PM »


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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 06:40:46 PM »


robs2

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2017, 04:47:27 AM »
@noreaster I'm jealous. Have never had the Sunshine but high on my list.


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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2017, 06:19:04 AM »
Stumblin' Monk - Belgian Style Pale Ale from Stewart's Brewing Company, Bear. DE
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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2017, 07:41:18 PM »
Hey, long time Beer Advocate member and IPA fan here.

@Robs2...Even better than Sip of Sunshine is Double Sunshine. Lawsonís makes great stuff! However, sounds like youíre drinking some primo beers already!

As for Russian River...Iím not really a fan of Blind Pig. I mean...itís ok, but every time I go to RR, I always grab a pint or two of Row 2 Hill 56 (I enjoy it more than a Pliny).

Currently enjoying the Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop 12 pack this weekend. Highly recommend it.

Cheers!


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robs2

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2017, 08:00:26 PM »
@mike - noted... expect the double to be primo and will place it above the Sip on my list!

Was in Temecula a few weeks ago and had a Row 2 Hill 56 for the first time ( love the simplicity of the story behind the name).  Great beer. But I prefer the !

Today, I went to a recently opened Brewery here in Charlotte opened by Chris Tropeano - former Russian River brewer- and it was really good. Looking forward to seeing him develop. Definitely not perfect yet but I believe he has the foundation for what could become great.... the scene is amazing.

Some really great east coast stuff here in NC that is as good as anything I've had. Have several CA beers I'm interested in. Would love to get into some trades!


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TheKevman

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Re: Friday evening suds
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2017, 08:05:27 PM »
Love a good IPA. Surly Furious and Lagunitas Maximus are my go-tos, but I love Bellís Hopslam when I can get it.


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