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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Lookin' for Colorado beers.. where should I start?

    Coors?

    :p
     

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  2. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Coors is a great place to start. Nowhere to go but up from there. :p

    Then try Boulder Brewery Sundance Amber ale.
     
  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Great Divide Titan IPA
    Great Divide Hercules DIPA
    Breckenridge Brewery 471 DIPA
    Oskar Blues Gordon Strong Ale
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You'll note the Great Divide theme going here... :D
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    and no mention of the Denver Pale Ale, so let's keep it that way. Oh, wait...
     
  8. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    SS what's the name of the second largest brewery in Golden, that kicks so much a$$.
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Golden City Brewery. And their IPA and Imperial IPA are pretty darned good. N8 won't be able to get those, though. :D

     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    That makes it better somehow.

    The fact that it's in a neighborhood in what appears to be somebody's backyard rules.
     
  11. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Went to a Beer Fest in Boulder after riding with a bunch of Monkee's once. Got so trashed I don't remember what I had, but it was good ( all that I tried). So yeah, nothing really to contribute, but boy did I puke my guts out the next day.
     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Oh yeah!
    We tried some kind of Ska beer in Durango once that rocked. (ska is all i remember from the label)
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Your taste is suspect. :p

    Ska makes crap.

    YMMV.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i recall not liking it much either.

    CO might be the most overrated state, beer-wise. most of it sucks.
     
  15. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I'll wager you've not tried "most" of Colorado's beer. :busted:
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    most of what i tried when i've been out there sucks.

    i bought some Avery IPA just for you, babycakes.


    let's be clear on one thing, though...CO is certainly no NE or PacNW when it comes to delicious brewed products.
     
  17. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    At the GABF California had the highest concentration of quality brews IMO.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    Bear Republic is a great brewery, and i like Lagunitas as well. not sure i can name another CA brewery which i drink on a regular basis.

    btw, the Avery IPA kinda sucked.
     
  19. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Stone? :disgust1:

    Yah. The Maharaja Imperial IPA is passable, but even that isn't great.

    Didn't you say you liked Hop Devil from Victory, though? If so, your taste is OFFICIALLY SUSPECT! :crazy:
     
  20. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    :bonk:
     
  21. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    All I know is Titan and Hercules are the two by which all other IPAs/DIPAs are judged.

    At least in my book.

    :D
     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Well, I liked it. :p

    ...& WTH does YMMV mean?



     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Look it up, n00B! ;)

    Your Mileage May Vary...

    HTH.
     
  24. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    yeah, Stone's a solid choice.

    Dogfish 60 and 90 imperial crush the Titan and Hercules.

    in other words, my east coast beer beats on yr rocky mtn beer.

    :banana:
     
  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hogwash. I've had those brews and while they're pretty good, they're nowhere NEAR as good as Great Divide's IPA offerings. :disgust1:

    Oh - and $10 for a 4-pack? Retarded.

    You may drink all the overpriced Dogfish as far as I'm concerned.

    Oh - my local liquor store started ordering cases of Titan. Because of me. :banana:
     
  26. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    hey smart guy, what do you think the price of a 4 pk of Hercules is out here?
     
  27. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I have no idea...

    Nor do I care. :D
     
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    Green Flash IPA..... Another nod for CA.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    let's just say it's firmly within the realm of your self-defined 'retarded' category.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    As long as Titan is $28/case I'm good. :pirate2:
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    exactly... 'the bros' rating (ie, the beer advocate readers) gave Hercules a higher score than the dogfish...the editors @ BA gave it the correct and informed rating. :busted:
     
  34. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Ummm... correct me if I'm wrong, but the "bros" rating *is* the EDITORS rating of the beer? :confused: :busted:
     
  35. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    no, you're wrong. when you click on the 'bros' link, it pulls up the reader reviews.

    so consider yourself corrected. :D
     
  36. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Ummm... I think that Todd & Jason are "The Bros" and they are responsible for "The Bros" rating.

    You're wrong unless I'm missing something... :think:
     
  37. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Cliff's Notes of this thread to this point:

     
  38. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    what's really beer? something abita makes?
     
  39. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    hey i dont have a dog in this fight.. y'all carry on
     
  40. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    -SS- is correct.



    After reading -SS- rave about the Titan IPA for so long, I tried it last year and I like it more than Dogfish 60, although I still put them both in my list of favorite IPA's (along with Hooker, Harpoon and Smuttynose).