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Postby danielj » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:28 am

dominicbeesley wrote:Some q-tips, a bottle of IPA (iso-propyl-alochol, not the horrid over flavoured hipster beer) and a small screwdriver help.


[off-topic] Now, IPA is an old and venerable style of beer - just because some hipsters happen to like it, doesn't mean you can tar it with the hipster-brush! [-X ;)

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Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:28 pm

danielj wrote:
dominicbeesley wrote:Some q-tips, a bottle of IPA (iso-propyl-alochol, not the horrid over flavoured hipster beer) and a small screwdriver help.


[off-topic] Now, IPA is an old and venerable style of beer - just because some hipsters happen to like it, doesn't mean you can tar it with the hipster-brush! [-X ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_pale_ale
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Too right! IPA is a fine beer.
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Postby dominicbeesley » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:12 pm

It certainly is, I wasn't dismissing IPA per-se just the over-strength cats pee that is sold these days. A nice pint of flowers, green kings, etc lovely. American style craft nonsense...awful eight pints of that and I feel sick! :wink: Can't get a decent gallon of week tasteless beautiful beer these days...

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Postby danielj » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:17 pm

dominicbeesley wrote:It certainly is, I wasn't dismissing IPA per-se just the over-strength cats pee that is sold these days. A nice pint of flowers, green kings, etc lovely. American style craft nonsense...awful eight pints of that and I feel sick! :wink: Can't get a decent gallon of week tasteless beautiful beer these days...


:lol: Get thee a pint of mild down you, lad :D

Now, you know those are IINOs (IPAs In Name Only) - the American stuff is a revival of the original 1800s stuff from here - quite strong and heavily hopped to survive the journey to India.

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Postby dominicbeesley » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:43 pm

I know all that, I just don't like the fact that that seems to be _all_ you can get now in pubs that 10 years ago had a nice selection of dark brown through to pale beers of various strengths. Not all two pints then fall over juice. Choice is good, so long as its not a choice between 50 things, which you don't want. Hard to get a few pints for lunch and not fall asleep these days - in my first programming job the boss specified 4 pints at lunchtime as optimal.

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Re: Fine Ales

Postby paulb » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:46 pm

danielj wrote:Now, you know those are IINOs (IPAs In Name Only) - the American stuff is a revival of the original 1800s stuff from here - quite strong and heavily hopped to survive the journey to India.


The modern IPA is quite a nice thing and should demonstrate that strength should be a secondary consideration to flavour. Unfortunately, "rediscoveries" of IPA tend to occur in markets that emphasise the strength aspect, partly because their purveyors seem to be impressed by the idea and apparently compensate for not having known about it before (the product and also the origin) by then overdoing it, and partly because those markets tend to cultivate customer habits where people won't buy special beers unless they are super-strong because otherwise it isn't "value for money".

So in the Norwegian market, IPA is often over-hopped and has a stupid alcohol percentage so that customers at the pub (or alcohol monopoly stores) can feel like the price is worth paying. The result can be almost soapy and unpleasant, but at least everyone got to read about the journey to India on the bottle again.

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Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:59 pm

Not quite an IPA (so off-off topic) but a lovely PA none the less:-

http://bradfieldbrewery.com/Beer/farmers-blonde/

A good pint of this is hard to beat.
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Re: Fine Ales

Postby dominicbeesley » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:12 pm

Not bad, a touch on the pale side for me but a nice pint nonetheless. I used to have that every week at the pub quiz. He now serves the Cross Bay Beers, Halo and Sunset that aren't bad but I prefer the nightfall http://crossbaybrewery.co.uk/index.php/ ... /nightfall

This talk is all making me incredibly thirsty...

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Re: Fine Ales

Postby danielj » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:20 pm

You've now reminded me of one of my all time favourites... Hopback Summer Lightening. Alas it doesn't make its way north very often...

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Postby BeebMaster » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:57 pm

I know this is under "off-topic", but what the Viglen is this??!!!

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Re: Fine Ales

Postby danielj » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:56 am

BeebMaster wrote:I know this is under "off-topic", but what the Viglen is this??!!!


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Postby jonb » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:09 am

danielj wrote:You've now reminded me of one of my all time favourites... Hopback Summer Lightening. Alas it doesn't make its way north very often...

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Re: Fine Ales

Postby trixster » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:01 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:Not quite an IPA (so off-off topic) but a lovely PA none the less:-

http://bradfieldbrewery.com/Beer/farmers-blonde/

A good pint of this is hard to beat.


You are SO right! A guy at work gave me a bottle of this only this week and I can confirm it's fantastic!
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Re: Fine Ales

Postby TopBanana » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:20 am

BeebMaster wrote:I know this is under "off-topic", but what the Viglen is this??!!!


It's like cups of tea, but for grown ups, and people who don't need to live next door to fire stations :lol:

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Re: Fine Ales

Postby danielj » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:29 am

I think he was referring to my non-acorn signature :D

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Re: Fine Ales

Postby Commie_User » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:32 pm

I tried Theakston's Old Peculier and it was almost the consistency of treacle and a very rich brew. I had to dilute it with Żywiec, a beer I also like.

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Re: Fine Ales

Postby danielj » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:38 pm

"Black and Tan"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_Tan

Although not quite. A long history of mixing beers :D - Ram and Special is a particular London favourite. Lager plus Old Peculiar is a new one on me, mind :)

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Re: Fine Ales

Postby Commie_User » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:52 pm

Black And Tan. Rival, of sorts, to the..

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