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North Coast Brewing

Fort Bragg, CA

"Old Rasputin"

 

Russian Imperial Stout

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Kenny - that's my buddy Phil :)

 

This is an excellent, dare I say ¡Muy Excelente!, representation of the species .. dark, full-bodied, ohhh sooo tasty and really quite pleasing (especially at 9% ABV).

 

* Strongly recommended!

Old Rasputin is delicious. On nitro it's nuts. Probably had gallons at local pub.

 

 

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Thursday night at Cocoa Beach.....on the deck with family and flames and the Bourbon is tasty.

 

 

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Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

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Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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@GolfSpyDave -  In love grapefruit!  Anything grapefruit!!  

@cksurfdude -  I love Old Rasputin!  But then I like most stouts!!

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First time trying this Seattle MicroBrew.  It is a great beer when you are hot and thirsty.  Even though it says "infused with honey", I did not find this beer to be sweet.  

 

 

PIKE HIVE FIVE GOLDEN ALE INFUSED WITH HONEY

 

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  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBU: 26
SURPRISINGLY DRY & EASY DRINKING.

Northwest springtime in a glass, Pike Hive Five is a light and crisp golden ale with just a slight sweetness and clover-like essence of honey on the finish. 

 

MALT VARIETIES

Organic Pale, Organic Pils, Munich, Malted Wheat, Carapils, Flaked Oats and honey from the bees in the Salish Lodge & Spa's apiary.

 

HOP VARIETIES

Amarillo, Bravo

 

Salish Lodge & Spa, overlooking the majestic Snoqualmie Falls, is a must see destination for locals and visitors alike. Tucked on the hill above the famed lodge are a collection of well tended bee hives from which we get the delicious honey for Pike Hive Five. When Pike Hive Five made a brief appearance as a seasonal beer it quickly garnered loyal fans. And then it received the gold medal at the Washington Brewers Festival. That's when we knew that we had to make this unique  beer a year-round offering. Canning the beer was the natural choice, as it is really made to be enjoyed outside. 

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A sour Stout. Didn't think I would enjoy it but I do. Will return to this brewery.

 

 

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New Brew .. and, New Golf Buddy .. Tuesday.

 

Lagunitas Waldo's Special Ale

 

Gonna start with the ABV...

11.9%

 

Then the IBUs...

100+

 

Here's the description from their website...

"Herbaceous. Botanical. Dank. Resinous."

 

This brew does NOT disappoint! The original Lag IPA is pretty good, not great, but enjoyable. As I find and sample more of their creations I am becoming more and more a fan of theirs .. good stuff!!

 

And .. I got to enjoy it with my new golf buddy, fellow MGS'er @LIRich [emoji482]

 

 

We met for a twilight 9 after he finished work and then stopped for two more rounds ;) afterwards.

 

Oh, that's me on the left - we're looking at the "selfie" screen to make sure I got both of us plus the taps in-between us into the frame.

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..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
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Happy New Brew Thursday and IPA Day!

 

So first things first, let's get a little IPA education going. These three letters don't mean the same thing to everyone. I found this great Venn diagram on Twitter this morning.

 

It's East vs. West (vs. England?) all over again. Definitely going to find a different beer in your glass if you order and IPA out in Cali as compared to New England, or Old England for that fact. Relax, it's all beer though so all's well. For today's beer, I'm actually heading East Coast.

 

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

https://www.dogfish.com

Dogfish 60 Minute - 1.jpg

 

It's hard being the sequel, unless you wrote the original story. Inspired by the continual hopping process we invented with 90 Minute IPA, 60 Minute builds on that one-of-a-kind process and flavor, crafting a solid gold hit that's found its own identity.

 

“The most balanced IPA on the market” -Wall Street Journal

 

Brewed using a boatload of intense Northwest hops, we boil this continually hopped IPA for a full 60 minutes, adding more than 60 hop additions continuously to create a bold and timeless flavor. Continually hopped to deliver a pungently, citrusy, grassy hop flavor without being crushingly bitter, 60 Minute IPA is a surprisingly sessionable IPA for the craft enthusiast.

You'll quickly see why this sequel has become our best selling beer, and why you'll find yourself coming back to it again and again.

 

Alcohol Content: 6.0%

Bitterness Units (IBUS): 60

Color: Golden orange

 

How Have I Not Had This?

By total ignorance, I bring you another beer from Dogfish Head. Keeping track, I wrote about their Flesh and Blood IPA a few months back. I was shocked that this beer is actually new for me. Yep, never drank it.

 

Cool story interlude: Was sitting in Whole Foods, looking for a solid IPA for IPA Day. Funny thing about liking a particular style of beer is that you quickly run out of new beers to sample. That's when I spied the bottle of 60 Minute IPA in the singles section, and checked Untappd to see if I had drank it. Totally assumed that I had, and I was wrong.

 

I've had the 90 Minute, the 75 Minute, and even the mythical 120 Minute, but never the 60. 

 

DRINKABILITY: East Side Local

To quote myself from the Flesh and Blood review, “The IPAs from Dogfish are always a little maltier than our west coast versions.” With the 60 Minute IPA, there is no question that you are back east. It's a much more reserved hop aroma, and the malt backbone is meaty.

 

As I drink it, I think that I like it, but it's not 100% in the affirmative column just yet. It seems a bit heavy to me, and the finish is just a bit off. Perhaps I've had too many ultra-bitter, face-imploding west coast IPAs and this one is flowing over a mute palate.

 

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GOLFABILITY: Wee Heavy for Me?

Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance.

 

Obviously if I'm questioning the drinkability, I would hesitate to bring this one to the course. However, that's likely just a personal taste issue. It does seem a tad heavy for course refreshment to me though.

 

The 6.0% ABV is nice though. That shouldn't do immediate damage to the scorecard. I love that the text on this one from Dogfish Head lists it as a sessionable IPA. Come on you guys, 6.0% is not a session beer. Go sub 5% and we will talk.

 

Buyagainability: Waiting another 30 Minutes

No more 60 Minute for me. I'll definitely go 90 Minute again, but the 60 just misses and will not likely find a way into my shopping cart though.

 

I'm glad that I grabbed this bottle of the DFH 60 Minute IPA, not just because it was a new beer to check in, but also because I think that it helps me to define what kind of beer suits my tastes. East Coast IPA may not be my bag. Still holding out for a can of Heady Topper though. That and Sip of Sunshine may change my view on where my IBU's will be invested.

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Happy New Brew Thursday and IPA Day!

 

So first things first, let's get a little IPA education going. These three letters don't mean the same thing to everyone. I found this great Venn diagram on Twitter this morning.

 

It's East vs. West (vs. England?) all over again. Definitely going to find a different beer in your glass if you order and IPA out in Cali as compared to New England, or Old England for that fact. Relax, it's all beer though so all's well. For today's beer, I'm actually heading East Coast.

 

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

https://www.dogfish.com

attachicon.gifDogfish 60 Minute - 1.jpg

 

It's hard being the sequel, unless you wrote the original story. Inspired by the continual hopping process we invented with 90 Minute IPA, 60 Minute builds on that one-of-a-kind process and flavor, crafting a solid gold hit that's found its own identity.

 

“The most balanced IPA on the market” -Wall Street Journal

 

Brewed using a boatload of intense Northwest hops, we boil this continually hopped IPA for a full 60 minutes, adding more than 60 hop additions continuously to create a bold and timeless flavor. Continually hopped to deliver a pungently, citrusy, grassy hop flavor without being crushingly bitter, 60 Minute IPA is a surprisingly sessionable IPA for the craft enthusiast.

You'll quickly see why this sequel has become our best selling beer, and why you'll find yourself coming back to it again and again.

 

Alcohol Content: 6.0%

Bitterness Units (IBUS): 60

Color: Golden orange

 

How Have I Not Had This?

By total ignorance, I bring you another beer from Dogfish Head. Keeping track, I wrote about their Flesh and Blood IPA a few months back. I was shocked that this beer is actually new for me. Yep, never drank it.

 

Cool story interlude: Was sitting in Whole Foods, looking for a solid IPA for IPA Day. Funny thing about liking a particular style of beer is that you quickly run out of new beers to sample. That's when I spied the bottle of 60 Minute IPA in the singles section, and checked Untappd to see if I had drank it. Totally assumed that I had, and I was wrong.

 

I've had the 90 Minute, the 75 Minute, and even the mythical 120 Minute, but never the 60. 

 

DRINKABILITY: East Side Local

To quote myself from the Flesh and Blood review, “The IPAs from Dogfish are always a little maltier than our west coast versions.” With the 60 Minute IPA, there is no question that you are back east. It's a much more reserved hop aroma, and the malt backbone is meaty.

 

As I drink it, I think that I like it, but it's not 100% in the affirmative column just yet. It seems a bit heavy to me, and the finish is just a bit off. Perhaps I've had too many ultra-bitter, face-imploding west coast IPAs and this one is flowing over a mute palate.

 

attachicon.gifDogfish 60 Minute - 2.jpg

 

GOLFABILITY: Wee Heavy for Me?

Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance.

 

Obviously if I'm questioning the drinkability, I would hesitate to bring this one to the course. However, that's likely just a personal taste issue. It does seem a tad heavy for course refreshment to me though.

 

The 6.0% ABV is nice though. That shouldn't do immediate damage to the scorecard. I love that the text on this one from Dogfish Head lists it as a sessionable IPA. Come on you guys, 6.0% is not a session beer. Go sub 5% and we will talk.

 

Buyagainability: Waiting another 30 Minutes

No more 60 Minute for me. I'll definitely go 90 Minute again, but the 60 just misses and will not likely find a way into my shopping cart though.

 

I'm glad that I grabbed this bottle of the DFH 60 Minute IPA, not just because it was a new beer to check in, but also because I think that it helps me to define what kind of beer suits my tastes. East Coast IPA may not be my bag. Still holding out for a can of Heady Topper though. That and Sip of Sunshine may change my view on where my IBU's will be invested.

I'd give it a try.  I like maltier.

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I've had the dogfish before....and I'm not a huge fan of the 60 either

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I've had the dogfish before....and I'm not a huge fan of the 60 either

Yeah, the 60 is good tho I like the 90 better [emoji481]

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..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
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Here's that Venn diagram GS Dave was referring to...

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..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Here's that Venn diagram GS Dave was referring to...attachicon.gifIMG_20170804_090454.jpg

Thanks for the image post. Was going to do that when I saw it didn't show up on the mobile version.

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Here's that Venn diagram GS Dave was referring to...attachicon.gifIMG_20170804_090454.jpg

So, it doesn't seem to matter what the IBUs are for New England IPAs.  Interesting.

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I love my wife! She gave me a gift certificate (as an anniversary present) to a great beer store nearby!!!

 

Here's the first of a bunch of new-to-me craft brews....

 

Alphabet City Brewing Co., NY

Village IPA

 

On the top of the can (bound together with those nifty plastic caps that keep the tops clean, and also boast of "95% PCR" (Post-Consumer Recycled content)) it says:

"Hop Culture Soaring. East And West."

 

They also list all the Malts used - 5 types (Hunh!); and all the Hops - also 5 types (Wow!).

 

Well this brew, IMO, is everything an IPA is supposed to be. Beautiful color and aroma, robust and full-bodied, and really really tasty and satisfying! Great blending of flavors!! I'm a fan :)

 

ABV 8.2%

 

A bit of NY trivia:

"Alphabet City" is a nickname given to an area of the East Village (around the Lower East Side of NYC) contained within Avenue A, Avenue B and Avenue C .. ie. letters of the alphabet. Many years ago this was a bit of a No-Go zone, eg. crack houses, muggings; but has since .. like many other formerly rundown neighborhoods .. become much more gentrified and re-developed.

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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I love my wife! She gave me a gift certificate (as an anniversary present) to a great beer store nearby!!!

 

 

KEEPER!

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I love my wife! She gave me a gift certificate (as an anniversary present) to a great beer store nearby!!!

 

 

KEEPER!

 

Ha, thx!!! And.. she plays golf, and.. she's a great cook!!! [emoji106]

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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So, it doesn't seem to matter what the IBUs are for New England IPAs. Interesting.

Well, technically, yes. But .. the more the [emoji2] merrier [emoji6] [emoji12]
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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Well, technically, yes. But .. the more the [emoji2] merrier [emoji6] [emoji12]

Well, then you would like this one.

 

Terminal Gravity Brewing

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Located in Enterprise, Oregon

About 2 hours from my home.
 
The Wallowa Valley gives way to the Eagle Cap Wilderness, providing the inspiration for Eagle Cap IPA.  Discover aromas of grapefruit and orange balanced with a clean and crisp malt backbone.  No nonsense, just great beer.
 
ABV:  6.1%
IBU:  81
 
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Well, then you would like this one.

 

Terminal Gravity Brewing

attachicon.gifslogan.jpg

 

Located in Enterprise, Oregon

About 2 hours from my home.
 
The Wallowa Valley gives way to the Eagle Cap Wilderness, providing the inspiration for Eagle Cap IPA.  Discover aromas of grapefruit and orange balanced with a clean and crisp malt backbone.  No nonsense, just great beer.
 
ABV:  6.1%
IBU:  81
 

 

 

Looks good! Looks VERY good!!

 

ROAD TRIP! ;-)

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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