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  1. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Well in the beer industry, anyways. Picked up these beauties this weekend. Haven't tried the Harpoon yet, but the Shipyard Pumpkinhead is a fall wheat beer, with a slight pumpkin pie like taste. Very smooth. A Octoberfest review will be made sometime this week.
     
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  2. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I saw the Pumpkinhead Ale in the store this past weekend and almost bought some. I don't care for pumpkin, so I didn't want to invest in 12 bottles of it. I'll definitely be looking for that review. :)

    I bought wifey a sixer of Sam's Octoberfest.
     
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  3. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Don't buy the Pumpkinhead, then. Although it's not a strong pumpkin taste, it is the dominating flavor. It definitely tastes like a wheat beer, though. I need to visit Shipyard's brewery sometime.
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Wow. This stuff is great. Smooooooth. Might be as good as or better than Long Trail Harvest. Definitely pick up a 12 or two. :thumb:
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Post Road makes a great pumpkin ale. Give that a shot and report back.
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I WILL be trying that. :)
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Never heard of Post Road. They may not sell it in Massachusetts. :confused:
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    You should be happy with it. I plan on doing some more testing this weekend. :evil:
     
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    BillE Chimp

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    I am presently enjoying a few Harpoon Octoberfests. Very good indeed. :thumb:
     
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    This Harpoon Octoberfest is good stuff! Mmmmm.......

    I also bought a sixer of Long Trail Harvest Ale. It is indeed GOOD. I think the Harvest Ale is their Octoberfest version.
     
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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Blasphemy!!! :angry:
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Do a taste test and report back...........
     
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    I had a Dogfish Punkin Ale this weekend...pretty good. Smooth and a hint of spice
     
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    I took Dina out to J. Timothy's in Plainville last week for her b-day dinner, scanned the beer menu and saw Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest. I asked if it was a misprint (they don't make an Oktoberfest) but was assured it was legit.

    Very subtle hops, smooth medium body, and a little less of the nutty flavor that is characteristic of the style. Typical of all Sierra Nevada beers, it was great!

    Stopped by the Spigot in WH for some darts the next night and was disappointed to find that they didn't have it :( . Told the owner about it, he checked the list and said that his salesman neglected to mention it, so it's on order and expected to arrive next week :thumb: .
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    What'd ya eat?
     
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    tonyhawk bikerag.com whore

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    She had upside-down baked stuffed shrimp :-)confused: I thought they were always upside-down), and I had a shrimp carbonara (with fresh bacon and peas :drool: ) over tri-color cheese tortellini. It was one of the dinner specials, but I am happy to note that it is slated to become a fixture on the regular menu - it was delicious.
     
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    no dirt wings?

    tell her HBD.
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I had that at J. Timothy's too........and I agree......a great beer indeed!
     
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    I just tried the Saranac Pumpkin Ale. Nice, smooth taste. The pumpkin wasn't a dominating flavor, but my 6-er definitely went down quickly! :cheers:
     
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    Wife picked up a sixer of this tonight. Yummy!