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Lone Star Longnecks, Schlitz Longnecks....beers with actual flavor!!
last...and least...some leftover Coors Light that will probably stay where it is until whoever left it in the fridge comes back for it
Love IPAs as well, will def be trying some from your list.
Currently chilling in the fridge:
Very nice. I prefer the 60 to the 90 I must say, which is nice since its about 1/2 the price. It's also available at my local bar, so while my friends drown themselves in Bud Light, I can enjoy something much nicer. Ruination is a mouthful, if you aren't into hops, you certainly won't like it.
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Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion - a bit less intense than what I usually choose for a pale ale, but delicious when you want something a little lighter.
BrewDog Punk IPA - Now this is what I call an IPA. Delicious, with just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. It keeps me coming back!
Propeller ESB - A halifax brewery, this one is new for me. Very nice bitter!
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout - Dessert in a glass. This is interesting, and really does taste just like a creme brulee, with that caramelized sugar taste. It's lovely but VERY intense. The extremely potent alcohol content (10%) makes it best consumed in very small quantities.
Do yourself a favor and get some Pliny the Elder. None of the IPA's you mention will compare. For the Avery IPA's, try the duganA. Maharaja has too much of a soy aftertaste for me.
Russian River Brewing Co.'s Pliny the Elder shouldn't be compared with an IPA because PtE isn't an IPA. That beer is what's known as a Double IPA or Imperial IPA. It's a different beer style that's much hoppier than a traditional (English or American) IPA. Then there's RRBC's even more over the top with hops Pliny the Younger, the first beer to be called a Triple IPA.
There's an interesting variant of the Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute IPAs; if you're somewhere with both of them on tap or you are ordering a bottle of each, try a "Dogfish 75". That's a 50/50 mix of 60 and 90 Minute IPAs and I, for one, think it brings forward the best qualities of each beer. It's one of my more regular orders at their brewpub in Delaware or the Dogfish Head Alehouses in the D.C. area.
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This thread is great, I've written down a bunch of the beers mentioned to purchase now that I'm down to a few Sea Monsters, some Trader Joe's Anniversary 2009's and a smattering of Stone and Ballast Point ales.
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Sadly, nothing is new in the fridge lately...just got back from Mardi Gras though, drank a ton of Abita! I think the Andygator is still my favorite of theirs...especially when I drink it walking down the street, since I can't do that in Texas!