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    Beer Thread

    I know there habe been quite a few of these, but I need some help finding something. I am a serious "hop head" and had the pleasure of enjoying Hoptimum by Sierra Nevada a couple of weeks ago. This stuff is just unreal in taste...super hoppy, strong pine and citrus flavors and you only really need two of them. Just great.

    I can't find it anywhere, as I am pretty sure it's a seasonal beer, and I can't find anything close to it though I haben't tried everything. I really like beers from Green Flash (i.e. West Coast IPA and Palate Wrecker). I've tried Two-Hearted Ale, but that didn't really do anything for me. I do like Torpedo (Sierra Nevada) and an occassional Double Wide (Boulevard), but since I've had Hoptimum, nothing is giving me that same "kick".

    I was wondering if there was anything else out there I should look for and be able to find in and around Des Moines.



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    Re: Beer Thread

    I've seen it at various HyVee's and I'm sure Beer Crazy has it too. I'm pretty sure it's a seasonal. From what I gather it'll be available in April.



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    Re: Beer Thread

    If you like IPA's, Stone IPA is great.



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    Re: Beer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I've seen it at various HyVee's and I'm sure Beer Crazy has it too. I'm pretty sure it's a seasonal. From what I gather it'll be available in April.
    Thanks. I'll have to check Beer Crazy out, because I feel like I've checked every Hy-Vee in town

    Any other beers I should look for?



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    Re: Beer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MadCy View Post
    If you like IPA's, Stone IPA is great.
    I do like IPAs. It's really hard for me to drink anything else. I'll definitely give this one a shot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCy View Post
    If you like IPA's, Stone IPA is great.
    I agree with this. It's not insanely hoppy, but it's got an amazing flavor. Dogfish Head makes a couple good IPAs, too.



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    Re: Beer Thread

    Go to Bait Shop and get some Toppling Goliath Golde Nugget.


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    Re: Beer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    I do like IPAs. It's really hard for me to drink anything else. I'll definitely give this one a shot.
    Just go to beer crazy and tell them what you like, they can make you a 6 pack sampler and you can try new things.


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    Re: Beer Thread

    New Belgium Hoptoberfest


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    Re: Beer Thread

    Bell's Hopslam... just checked, and its in season
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    Re: Beer Thread

    That new Bud Platinum is really fantasti.... just kidding.

    Ranger IPA is probably my go-to hoppy beer. It's not rare so you've probably had it, but hadn't seen it mentioned.



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    Re: Beer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MadCy View Post
    If you like IPA's, Stone IPA is great.
    After that game, went and picked up some Ruination IPA (Stone DIPA).



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    Re: Beer Thread

    they had Hopslam on sale at the hyvee drug/mini store on 42nd & University last week.

    tonight after church i am trying a 22 of Angry Cedar Hoptimism and then a Summit Spring sampler. stoopid sooners


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    Re: Beer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonesurveyor View Post
    they had Hopslam on sale at the hyvee drug/mini store on 42nd & University last week.

    tonight after church i am trying a 22 of Angry Cedar Hoptimism and then a Summit Spring sampler. stoopid sooners
    I was just there (42nd and University).

    I didn't see any Hopslam, but I did see the 22 oz of Hoptimism. It's right next to a 4-pack of Palate Wrecker...which I also grabbed.



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    Re: Beer Thread

    Hop Sutra (Peacetree) is another good DIPA that can be found locally. If you're in the Chicago area, get some Zombie Dust (Three Floyds). If you're in Minneapolis, pick up some Furious, Abrasive, or Wet (Surly). Someone already mentioned Dogfish Head... get the 90 Minute IPA if you can find it. I don't think it's distributed in Iowa, but Nugget Nectar (Troegs) is also heavy on the citrus hops.



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