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Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:16 am

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Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:42 am
Yes. Already had it in a couple beers out here. Being touted as the next big thang by NZ.
Hmm. Guess it’ll depend on what people think to do with it. Tasted fine, but was just a pretty straight ahead IPA the one I had.
just a foil for me today, thanks
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Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:28 am

Kinda surprised anything by dogfishhead would be on the list. Haven't had one of their beers in many years.
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:14 pm

Shut out on the Younger drop. Oof.
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:56 pm

Codeblue wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:14 pm
Shut out on the Younger drop. Oof.
Same. Had 7 people trying. Russian River's IG said they had 110,000 people on their website when it dropped.
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:34 pm

PtY has been on my bucket list for years along with OG Rare BCBS. I'm guessing with advances in both IPA's and BA Stouts, that both would likely be a disappointment now. Not disappointing because they are inferior beers, but so many brewers have excelled and evolved these styles. If you're a die hard West Coast IPA fan, you're probably gritting your teeth at my comment. Plus with RBCBS coming up on 11 years old, it's probably hitting cardboard vintage. For now, I'm ok with these DDH KS bottles for now despite the insane pricing.
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:26 pm

That DDH King Sue is very good.

Don’t knock BCBS... it is still one of my absolute favorites!! :wink:

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Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:02 pm

No knock intended. I've just found that many BA stouts don't hold up well after a few years. We did a blind tasting this summer of BA vanilla stouts and had a 2018 Fundamental Observation in there with some local 2020 BA Vanilla stouts and everyone thought the 2 year old FO was some shelfie beer. I'd kept it in a wine fridge since 2018.

I'd be interested in how your OG RBCBS is holding up after 10+ years. My other bomber sized BCBS bottles haven't held up well compared to their modern day 500 ml counterparts (Backyard, Coffee, Vanilla, etc.) The adjuncts seem to drop off and the barrel notes seem to get taken over by that oxidation/cardboard taste. The 2015 RBCBS was amazing in 2015 and 2017!
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:05 pm

founders KBS maple mackinac fudge is my current fave
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:12 pm

oldsyd wrote:
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No knock intended. I've just found that many BA stouts don't hold up well after a few years. We did a blind tasting this summer of BA vanilla stouts and had a 2018 Fundamental Observation in there with some local 2020 BA Vanilla stouts and everyone thought the 2 year old FO was some shelfie beer. I'd kept it in a wine fridge since 2018.

I'd be interested in how your OG RBCBS is holding up after 10+ years. My other bomber sized BCBS bottles haven't held up well compared to their modern day 500 ml counterparts (Backyard, Coffee, Vanilla, etc.) The adjuncts seem to drop off and the barrel notes seem to get taken over by that oxidation/cardboard taste. The 2015 RBCBS was amazing in 2015 and 2017!
The adjuncts really change over time. The newer vanilla is absolutely spot on right now, where it was terrible fresh. I'd say it is on par with OG VR as it stands today. As for the Bramble... the newer one is drinking better than the OG. The coffee variants really depend on the year... the 12 oz'ers seem to drink the best IMO. Most of the other adjuncts pretty much just miss the point at the beginning and don't do well with age. We do a vertical of BCBS every year, up-to around 10 years, and I can honestly say that there is a good mix of "top picks" throughout the years... it is not specific to the newer versions. I'm 90% sure the OG RBCBS is still phenomenal.
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:27 pm

kcn0 wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:12 pm
oldsyd wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:02 pm
No knock intended. I've just found that many BA stouts don't hold up well after a few years. We did a blind tasting this summer of BA vanilla stouts and had a 2018 Fundamental Observation in there with some local 2020 BA Vanilla stouts and everyone thought the 2 year old FO was some shelfie beer. I'd kept it in a wine fridge since 2018.

I'd be interested in how your OG RBCBS is holding up after 10+ years. My other bomber sized BCBS bottles haven't held up well compared to their modern day 500 ml counterparts (Backyard, Coffee, Vanilla, etc.) The adjuncts seem to drop off and the barrel notes seem to get taken over by that oxidation/cardboard taste. The 2015 RBCBS was amazing in 2015 and 2017!
The adjuncts really change over time. The newer vanilla is absolutely spot on right now, where it was terrible fresh. I'd say it is on par with OG VR as it stands today. As for the Bramble... the newer one is drinking better than the OG. The coffee variants really depend on the year... the 12 oz'ers seem to drink the best IMO. Most of the other adjuncts pretty much just miss the point at the beginning and don't do well with age. We do a vertical of BCBS every year, up-to around 10 years, and I can honestly say that there is a good mix of "top picks" throughout the years... it is not specific to the newer versions. I'm 90% sure the OG RBCBS is still phenomenal.
Drink it! :lol:
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:14 pm

Wasn't 2017 the last time FO was good anyway tho? I still have a couple in my fridge. Hopefully they're not #shelfies.
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:06 pm

Codeblue wrote:
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Wasn't 2017 the last time FO was good anyway tho? I still have a couple in my fridge. Hopefully they're not #shelfies.
I've only had FO twice. 1st time (2018 draft), it was amazing, and the 2nd time (2019 draft), it was quite sub-par. My guess is that 2018 was the last good year, but I don't have much additional to compare to.

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Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:16 pm

OH 7th anny release last week.......I can't even squeeze a fart into my beer fridge atm.

No beer buying for me until May, make sure I stick to it.
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Relax, I honestly don't give a fudge.
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Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:36 pm

How many different cans/bottles did they release? Seemed like a ton.
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Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:39 pm

Yeah it was a bunch. Bottles were 2021 Bananaversary, BA Bananaversary, BA All 6th Anniversary, and All 7th Anniversary. Cans were:
OH 7th
OH 6th
OH 5th
Cost+10^2
321 Days Since
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I drank last years BA Bananaversary late January and it was stellar. The reg banana is mad sweet though, still enjoyable.
Stingers wrote:If you can't get it up eat less fudge, excersise and stop being a kitten.
john38103 wrote:All gin every thing. drymount all you hoes.
Relax, I honestly don't give a fudge.
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