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(Washington Post)   Coors Light it ain't: More "extreme beers" come on the market, including an IPA that aged for two months on a mackerel trawler and an ale with 225 bitterness units but only 1.1 percent alcohol   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 261
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2009-11-18 12:00:51 PM
What an extreme waste of hops. You cant get all the flavors out with virtually no alcohol
 
2009-11-18 12:34:29 PM
I've got an extreme idea. How about crafting beers with less hops?
 
2009-11-18 12:42:12 PM
UNC_Samurai: I've got an extreme idea. How about crafting beers with less hops?

As much as I like IPAs, I concur that other styles need to trend away from this "hop everything" movement. Yes, we're all excited there isn't a hop shortage anymore. Let's move on.

Anyway... brewing a Stout (only one hop addition; 1 oz.)

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2009-11-18 12:45:31 PM
HulkHands: UNC_Samurai: I've got an extreme idea. How about crafting beers with less hops?

As much as I like IPAs, I concur that other styles need to trend away from this "hop everything" movement. Yes, we're all excited there isn't a hop shortage anymore. Let's move on.

Anyway... brewing a Stout (only one hop addition; 1 oz.)


heh- I dont like stouts unless they are huge. My Last RIS was 4oz of magnums and clocked in at 12.2%. 2lbs of German chocolate malt, 60l, 120, black patent
 
2009-11-18 12:48:04 PM
That's 2 pounds there, 60L and Black Patent. First recipe I designed
 
2009-11-18 12:50:30 PM
No I meant 2lbs of German chocolate by itself.

Oh and I forgot the roasted barley.

I forgot how many lbs of 2 row it took, but it was a lot.
 
2009-11-18 12:53:11 PM
Sam Adams is not "extreme beer." The most extreme thing I ever had by Boston Beer was the cranberry lambic, which I enjoyed (though I seem to be the only one). I can't find it anywhere now.

This

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is extreme beer.
 
2009-11-18 01:00:50 PM
Beer Snob Thread!!!
 
2009-11-18 01:00:54 PM
FishyFred: Sam Adams is not "extreme beer."

The Utopias line are pretty extreme.
 
2009-11-18 01:00:55 PM
Which one gives the best explosive diarrhea?
/got some noisey neighbors that need tending
 
2009-11-18 01:03:30 PM
FishyFred: Sam Adams is not "extreme beer."

The 1790 Root Beer Brew was pretty extreme.
Extremely nasty.

Had a smoked beer for this first time this weekend. Loved it.
 
2009-11-18 01:06:14 PM
Just tried a Czech lager the other night, pretty good.

Anybody wanna point me in the direction of some other good lagers?
 
2009-11-18 01:06:33 PM
UNC_Samurai: I've got an extreme idea. How about crafting beers with less hops?

You might be on to something; But then the neckbeards would have a fit.

I've said it before and i'll say it again; this super hop crap is out of control. I wish I could find more craft lagers, fruit wheats, and the like. I can't see how anyone could TRUTHFULLY say that the super hopped IPA's taste good. Like when you were a kid and would put 5 mega warheads in your mouth and play it off, like they weren't sour and nasty.

This statement alone is probably going to get me flamed, but screw it.
 
2009-11-18 01:06:48 PM
gorgor: Which one gives the best explosive diarrhea?
/got some noisey neighbors that need tending


Have 17 Yeunglings. You won't get the fart smell out of your house for a week, though.
 
2009-11-18 01:07:16 PM
I like hop flavor if it's done right. You have to balance the floral characteristics with the bitterness. I don't care for the bitterness-at-all-costs philosophy found in some ales, Sierra Nevada being a prime example; I just can't drink their stuff.

I do enjoy Stone IPA and Longhammer by Redhook. I believe these are properly balanced so that while bitter, the citrus and florals are just right.

Also, Budweiser American Ale isn't terrible. My only complaint is that it's not malty enough-it has a very dry flavor with little after taste. Put some more malt in there and it would be great.

/beer snob
//but likes some Coors on the golf course
///I know, right?
 
2009-11-18 01:07:40 PM
gorgor: Which one gives the best explosive diarrhea?
/got some noisey neighbors that need tending


Don't forget to eat about 2 dozen pepperoncinis with the crappy IPA
 
2009-11-18 01:07:56 PM
Why not just make 'extreme'-ly good beer?
 
2009-11-18 01:08:46 PM
phedex: UNC_Samurai: I've got an extreme idea. How about crafting beers with less hops?

You might be on to something; But then the neckbeards would have a fit.

I've said it before and i'll say it again; this super hop crap is out of control. I wish I could find more craft lagers, fruit wheats, and the like. I can't see how anyone could TRUTHFULLY say that the super hopped IPA's taste good. Like when you were a kid and would put 5 mega warheads in your mouth and play it off, like they weren't sour and nasty.

This statement alone is probably going to get me flamed, but screw it.


People like different things. I like most very hoppy beers I've had. The majority of craft beers aren't super hopped IPAs, so there aught to be enough out there for you to find new stuff you like to try.
 
2009-11-18 01:08:49 PM
Dead Guy Ale

that is all
 
2009-11-18 01:08:51 PM
LoveRBS: Just tried a Czech lager the other night, pretty good.

Anybody wanna point me in the direction of some other good lagers?


Augustiner

And enough of the crafty beers. After 4oz, im farking sick of the double-bocked oatmeal truffle 90-minute IPA reserve
 
2009-11-18 01:09:07 PM
You know what is out now? Shiner Cheer.
3.bp.blogspot.com

Hells to the yeah.
 
2009-11-18 01:09:16 PM
gorgor: Which one gives the best explosive diarrhea?
/got some noisey neighbors that need tending


try black diamonds imperial stout, although i think that someone had the explosive diarrhea then they bottled it.
 
2009-11-18 01:09:17 PM
LoveRBS: Anybody wanna point me in the direction of some other good lagers?

from PA craft brewers
Stoudt's Gold
Victory Prima Pils
Troegs Sunshine Pils
 
2009-11-18 01:10:34 PM
Link (new window)


That is all.
 
2009-11-18 01:10:56 PM
FTA: Nanny State, an "imperial mild" from the BrewDog microbrewery in Fraserburgh, Scotland, is the anti-Utopias, but just as extreme

I have to try some of this, just from the name alone. It'll probably be as horrible as the He'brew I got, but still!

And I heard about the IPA trawler. It's not quite the same as sailing to India, but I still want some.
Even if I am on the wrong side of the pond.

/maybe I can get Sherbrook's to order some in....
//Beer club of the month ftw!
///He'brew. The chosen beer!
 
2009-11-18 01:11:45 PM
wugou: I like hop flavor if it's done right. You have to balance the floral characteristics with the bitterness. I don't care for the bitterness-at-all-costs philosophy found in some ales, Sierra Nevada being a prime example; I just can't drink their stuff.

I do enjoy Stone IPA and Longhammer by Redhook. I believe these are properly balanced so that while bitter, the citrus and florals are just right.

Also, Budweiser American Ale isn't terrible. My only complaint is that it's not malty enough-it has a very dry flavor with little after taste. Put some more malt in there and it would be great.

/beer snob
//but likes some Coors on the golf course
///I know, right?

my buddy's wife calls stone IPA "light ruination" give me hops or give me death
 
2009-11-18 01:12:16 PM
FishyFred: Sam Adams is not "extreme beer." The most extreme thing I ever had by Boston Beer was the cranberry lambic, which I enjoyed (though I seem to be the only one). I can't find it anywhere now.


It's in their holiday 12 packs.
 
2009-11-18 01:12:18 PM
Good suggestions, thankies:)
/was thinking more of a knock knock, who's there
//spprrraaaallltttlee
///runs
 
2009-11-18 01:12:25 PM
armyfirstfarker: Dead Guy Ale

that is all


Dog Fish Head IPA
 
2009-11-18 01:12:58 PM
Ugh... a beer thread on the mainpage.
 
2009-11-18 01:13:56 PM
and oh yeah, anything by budweiser is just piss not even worth cooking with, and then their newest nasty brew "bud light wheat" didnt know that they could make something horrible even worse.
 
2009-11-18 01:15:21 PM
FishyFred: Sam Adams is not "extreme beer." The most extreme thing I ever had by Boston Beer was the cranberry lambic, which I enjoyed (though I seem to be the only one). I can't find it anywhere now.

This



is extreme beer.


Obviously then you have never had Samuel Adams Utopias 27% highest of any beer in the world. And sells for about $100+ a bottle.

I got to try a taster at the GAMBF this year. Very good, sweet almost sherry like.
 
2009-11-18 01:15:24 PM
sonofslacker: armyfirstfarker: Dead Guy Ale

that is all

Dog Fish Head IPA


just got back from a vacation to their brewery, we were so pissed we missed the 120 minute ipa by 3 days (they were not going to be bottling it till after we left).
 
2009-11-18 01:16:42 PM
An IBU of 225?

Sheesh - vomit only has an IBU of 200 or so...
 
2009-11-18 01:16:45 PM
HulkHands: As much as I like IPAs, I concur that other styles need to trend away from this "hop everything" movement. Yes, we're all excited there isn't a hop shortage anymore. Let's move on.

I live in San Diego, hop beer capital of the world, brewers are starting to branch out.

Beligum style sours is the new craze and barrel ageing.
 
2009-11-18 01:17:06 PM
Here's an extreme beer if you can afford it.

Link

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would probably be on par with PBR
oh the humanity
 
2009-11-18 01:17:56 PM
The thing is, good IPAs should be hoppy, but not grass clipping flavored like many of these trendy ones micro brewerys are dumping on the market. Beer should taste good, and be drinkable in large amounts for best enjoyment, but when the beer is so bitter that you have to choke it down how can you enjoy it?

Best IPA I have ever had was at Raccoon River Brewing Co. in Des Moines, IA.

But, then again, I prefer stouts, lagers and trappist ales.
 
2009-11-18 01:18:09 PM
I ride my bike right past Coors every weekend. The smell that emits from there has killed any need to try Coors beer. Bad association thing going on....
 
2009-11-18 01:18:15 PM
Glug the Beer Slayer: sonofslacker: armyfirstfarker: Dead Guy Ale

that is all

Dog Fish Head IPA

just got back from a vacation to their brewery, we were so pissed we missed the 120 minute ipa by 3 days (they were not going to be bottling it till after we left).


Have only had the 90 minute ipa. Good stuff.
 
2009-11-18 01:19:01 PM
Belgiums have been doing extreme beers for centuries now.

/Tired of "lets through more hops in and see what happens"
//Still a hophead though.
 
2009-11-18 01:19:26 PM
Beer thread
blackholes.stardate.org

Approves
 
2009-11-18 01:20:24 PM
armyfirstfarker: Dead Guy Ale

that is all


Rogue Deadguy Ale? I tried that for the first time last weekend... very disappointed.

Conversely, I also tried Guulden Drak, Beazelbuth, and a "Chuck Norris" (Abita Andy Gator and Woodchuck..) and was very pleased.

Week before, Double Chocolate Stouts with Raspberry Lambic.
 
2009-11-18 01:21:03 PM
Glug the Beer Slayer: just got back from a vacation to their brewery, we were so pissed we missed the 120 minute ipa by 3 days (they were not going to be bottling it till after we left).

You vacationed to Delaware?

HulkHands: As much as I like IPAs, I concur that other styles need to trend away from this "hop everything" movement. Yes, we're all excited there isn't a hop shortage anymore. Let's move on.

Agreed. The key word is "balance."
 
2009-11-18 01:22:03 PM
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2009-11-18 01:22:20 PM
Just had one of these yesterday:

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It may not be high gravity but it was AWESOME. (I normally prefer incredibly dark and stout beers)

I highly recommend giving it a try, especially if you've moved to AZ for the year like I have. It's great when it's hot out.
 
2009-11-18 01:22:20 PM
Jim Koch takes credit for coining the term "extreme beer."

This is where I stopped reading.
 
2009-11-18 01:22:46 PM
www.energyproductions.com
 
2009-11-18 01:23:31 PM
Glug the Beer Slayer: and oh yeah, anything by budweiser is just piss not even worth cooking with, and then their newest nasty brew "bud light wheat" didnt know that they could make something horrible even worse.

I got two free cases of Bud Select back when I worked for a company that had A-B as one if its largest clients. The beer was undrinkable, but I filled a pot with a few bottles of that stuff, a chopped onion, some fresh spices, and then boild brats in it. Threw the brats on the grill after to get some char on the outside. Served them with the onions on top.

Those things were TASTY.

Oh and for the beed snobs: Delirium Nocturnum

I've got a batch of home brew going right now that's trying to simulate it. We'll see how it comes out.
 
2009-11-18 01:23:36 PM
i997.photobucket.com
Bitter beer face!
 
2009-11-18 01:23:41 PM
an ale with 225 bitterness units but only 1.1 percent alcohol

F-ALE
 
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