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    Did some beer tasting with a couple friends yesterday:

    KRBC Citra - Without a doubt one of the best DIPA's I've ever had. Surprisingly smooth and with enough fruity hop presence without smacking you upside the head with OMGHOPS. Dangerously smooth. Loved it.

    Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness - started of the day with this and while my notes were very lacking on this one I enjoyed it. Other than "good" the only note I jotted down on this one was "buy".

    Foothills Sexual Chocolate - big, roasty, chocolate forward with a very apparent flavor of dark bittersweet chocolate. A great change of pace from the other beers.

    Alpine Exponential Hoppiness - Not true to it's name as it had the malty backbone of a scotch ale, but still quite enjoyable However, if you're expecting a hop bomb, you'll probably be let down. I happen to love scotch ales, so this one was nice.

    Troegs Nugget Nectar - Lovely, not as heavy as the other hoppy beers but a bit more light and crisp. The hop profile was different and more floral as I remember it. I was gifted a bottle of this and look forward to revisiting it.

    Ladyface 1st Anni Quad - my contribution. This was one of the later beers we cracked opened so it appeared smoother, however drinking it now (gotta polish off the growler) this beer is pretty intense and certainly has some bawls. I know their website says 11% ABV and you can definitely taste some of the alcohol. Still, this is a solid beer (most of their beers have been solid, though not exceptional) with Belgian spice and cane sugar notes.
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    Some sad news: Beer giant to purchase Chicago-based Goose Island | detnews.com | The Detroit News

    This is not good. Goose Island is a tremendous brewery. How many ways will Anheuser Busch screw this up?
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    F***! Distribution is one thing, but taking control of the brewing is another. I expect GI beers to make their way to the world of mediocrity. Goodbye Nightstalker, you were righteous!

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    I better find the last of the GI beers before AssButt ****s them all up.
    I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchrock View Post
    Some sad news: Beer giant to purchase Chicago-based Goose Island | detnews.com | The Detroit News

    This is not good. Goose Island is a tremendous brewery. How many ways will Anheuser Busch screw this up?
    NOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!!!!

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    here's an interesting read.

    UPDATE: Goose Island Acquired By Anheuser-Busch : Brewbound.com

    however you take it, I really do not buy the notion that AssButt promises to, in other words, not piss the quality down the drain.

    still, how Goose Island will keep going is going to be something to keep a close eye on.
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    Anyone try the Stone/Green Flash/Pizza Port collaboration "Highway 78 Scotch Ale"?
    My liquor store has some but I didn't grab any. I think it's a Limited Edition.

    Stone Collaborations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisch View Post
    Anyone try the Stone/Green Flash/Pizza Port collaboration "Highway 78 Scotch Ale"?
    My liquor store has some but I didn't grab any. I think it's a Limited Edition.

    Stone Collaborations
    I posted a quick review of it a page or two ago. To me it was very "meh". Nothing to get excited about. I had a bottle of it however my buddy had it in tap (seems to be widely available on tap) and said it was good.

    Personally I'd say Belhaven, Kiltlifter, and Sheepeater are better versions of a scotch ale. Heck, even Exponential Hoppiness (reviewed above) tasted like a better scotch ale than Highway 78.

    I would like to try it on tap, though.

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    Not a fan of the Highway 78. Very boring brew.

    Marin Brewing Tripsea is a nice Tripel. Had that on Sunday.
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