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Old Jan 25, 20, 6:51 am
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I grabbed a bottle of the Glenfiddich IPA cask finish at the SFO duty free store this week. As a beer geek, I am intrigued. Has anyone tried it?
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Old Jan 25, 20, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by jasdou View Post
I grabbed a bottle of the Glenfiddich IPA cask finish at the SFO duty free store this week. As a beer geek, I am intrigued. Has anyone tried it?
Yup. I wasn't a fan. But I hate IPAs, so maybe that wasn't surprising
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Old Jan 25, 20, 10:36 am
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Operational as of this morning (the 24th).
Hey they beat the return of the MAX
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Old Jan 25, 20, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by jasdou View Post
I grabbed a bottle of the Glenfiddich IPA cask finish at the SFO duty free store this week. As a beer geek, I am intrigued. Has anyone tried it?
I got one of these from one of my ex-protegees as a thank you for some career advice.

Like Adam, I didn't really like it but I'm also not a fan of IPAs either.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
I got one of these from one of my ex-protegees as a thank you for some career advice.

Like Adam, I didn't really like it but I'm also not a fan of IPAs either.
Yup I tried it too. I think its part of their experimental series. It was OK but nothing to write home about.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 4:27 pm
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Iíve decided to make it my lifeís mission to teach people the benefit of letting everyone get out of the elevator before they try to force their way on. Jeebus.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
Yup I tried it too. I think its part of their experimental series. It was OK but nothing to write home about.
I had a shot of the winter storm from the same series while visiting a friend; it was very fruity and sweet (but in a good way). Was overall impressed till i came to know the price - lol.

Won't pay that premium for that drink. My taste buds aren't that refined yet to justify the price tag
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Old Jan 25, 20, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
Iíve decided to make it my lifeís mission to teach people the benefit of letting everyone get out of the elevator before they try to force their way on. Jeebus.
Can you add the Skytrain to your mission as well?
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Old Jan 25, 20, 10:41 pm
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Wait, what? There is a Glenfiddich barrel aged IPA? That's just wrong. Stout or imperial stout, fine, but not an IPA. Someone wasn't thinking right.

On another note, Uber was $32 to New West with at 18 min wait at YVR Friday morning. I'll stick to EVO for now (assuming there are cars - there were 47 at ParknFly).
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Old Jan 25, 20, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
Wait, what? There is a Glenfiddich barrel aged IPA? That's just wrong. Stout or imperial stout, fine, but not an IPA. Someone wasn't thinking right.

On another note, Uber was $32 to New West with at 18 min wait at YVR Friday morning. I'll stick to EVO for now (assuming there are cars - there were 47 at ParknFly).
I can't remember the last time I arrived at YVR and was legal to drive.

YVR to Pac Rim is quoting at $28 right now. But then I'd just take the train for something like that. It's more interesting when I need to get from somewhere like the Do to my hotel, without getting soaked in the rain while waiting for a taxi to show up.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 11:54 pm
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There's been many times that I've taken the last flight from Toronto to Vancouver, which arrives after the Canada Line closes, and ended up waiting 30+ minutes for a cab. It's not a lot of fun at 1:30am.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 12:22 am
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There's been many times that I've taken the last flight from Toronto to Vancouver, which arrives after the Canada Line closes, and ended up waiting 30+ minutes for a cab. It's not a lot of fun at 1:30am.
Really?! I've luckily not had that! A lack of EVO has meant $60 vs $13, but never a lack of cabs. Note to self - avoid that flight.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 12:26 am
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Just had a 30+ minute wait for a cab at YVR. Was disappointed there were "no cars available" on Uber
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Old Jan 26, 20, 1:28 pm
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RIP Kobe Bryant, Laker legend, dies at age 41 in a helicopter crash near L.A.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 3:42 pm
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RIP Kobe Bryant, Laker legend, dies at age 41 in a helicopter crash near L.A.
Gone way too soon. I did like the tribute from the Raptors and Spurs game today, Spurs, Raptors honor No. 24 Kobe Bryant with shot-clock violations to start
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