Beer ...I Drank Some.

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by Mikie, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I'm primarily a Mexican Beer fan myself.
    Some relatives dumped one of those mixed beer conglomerates on me a while back and they looked foreign and . . . ish! dare I say? IPA'ish?

    The first one I tried was called Angeleno from Angel City Brewery IPA India Pale Ale. It was a one swigger and then dump down the drain...

    But there was one in there I tried today and found it to be very good . . . Newcastle Brown Ale touting it's 4.7% Alcohol by volume. I have never had one before and it was suprisingly good!

    "I don't know what good beer is, but I know what I like!"
     
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  2. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Tom
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    Fat Tire & Shocktop fan myself but I'm not real picky as long as it's cold...
     
  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Newcastle on tap room temperature. Oh yeah!
     
  4. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
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    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
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    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Cold and numerous. :lol:
     
  5. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Tom
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    I was just about to say that Sierra Nevada out of Ross's ice chest after a GE run isn't half bad either...
     
  6. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA.
     
  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Newcastle was a go-to beer for me for a long time. There was a great Mexican Restaurant/Bar in downtown Denver called The Punch Bowl who served us many many pitchers of Newcastle in my 20s and early 30s.

    Sam Adams Cold Snap is great. Trader Joe's Providential (in a large bottle) is imported from Canada and is a spectacular Belgian-style white.

    Let the IPA guys (and girl) start jumping in here.
     
  8. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Before the micro-brew explosion, New Castle was one of the best for my taste buds. Now it tastes very watery to me :shh:

    In the same style as Newcastle but with allot more flavor and stuff is my current fav, Red Trolley Ale (Karl Strauss brewery in San Diego). Fat Tire is runner up.

    For something different, love an old school Bavarian Hefeweizen. An unfiltered wheat beer but completely different than the usual Belgian and American fruity Hefs (imo). Paulaner is wonderful but expensive, but found some at Trader Joe's that's nearly as good, Josephsbrau Bavarian Style Hefeweizen. Banana & cloves, mmmmm, like drinking banana bread.

    Obviously I'm not a fan of hoppy stuff either, don't like grapefruit which is what most IPAs taste like to me.

    Hey, where's the "cheers" emoticon? :wtf:
     
  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Newcastle is a damned fine concoction that can, in an emergency, replace even an IPA :eek:
     
  10. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
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    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Ice cold Pepsi. Sorry dudes.
     
  11. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

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    Berni Avila
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    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    I don't always drink beer but when I do, I prefer Dos and Dos. Just keep them coming they better be IPAs.
     
  12. wheezy

    wheezy Member

    Location:
    Turtle Rock
    Name:
    Todd McTallguy
    Current Bike:
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    Shock Top? Mexican Beer? How about Natural Light while you're at it?

    In all seriousness with all the stuff on the shelves it's hard to tell whats good and what sucks without trying it.

    That said.

    I like IPAs, and am admittedly pretty beer snobbish about it. (don't even get me started on whiskey). Anyhow, if you like IPAs, do yourself a favor and try these *stuff that comes in cans and fits in a camelbak!

    "Pizza Port Brewing - SWAMIS"
    "Ballast Point - Sculpin" - sissy boy and don't like IPA - or already had sculpin / like it / TRY "Sculpin with grapefruit" I know, sounds like barf, but it's a good one, I promise.
    "Avery - IPA"

    Post ride bottle only and my favorite "Strand Brewing - White Sand IPA"
    And the standard by which all others are measured "Russian River - Pliney The Elder"

    BIG BOY Double/Tripple IPAs for the alcoholics in the group, you know who you are.
    "Knee Deep - Simtra" this is my brew of choice because I can catch a buzz without all the calories. *pretty sure it's clear what category I fall into by now.
    "Stone - Ruination" get em before they're gone!

    Please note: If you actually really like mexican beer, you probably won't like any of these.
     
  13. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    I must try this. I actually think Stone's regular IPA tastes a lot like grapefruit juice. :lol:
     
  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    IPA and 1x11. Bad trends that we've convinced ourselves to embrace... :|
     
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  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
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    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
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    Man! That statement says a lot! Amen! :clap:
     
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  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    IPA - I'm convinced.

    1 x 11 - not so much.
     
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  17. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    I'm digging the trends. Stone, Golden Road, Sierra Nevada Torpedo some of my favorite IPA's. Also a fan of Newcastle and Heineken. After 1000+ miles I've got more good things to say than bad about the 1 x 11 but that's for another thread. :D

    Cheers
     
  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Dredging the damaged brain cells of my misspent youth in the service of Uncle Sam's Yacht Club, I vaguely remember Victoria Bitter and Swan Lager, along with Emu something or other, while chasing blonde Sheilas on Australia's west coast. Good, if somewhat hazy, times. ;)
     
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  19. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    805 in a can from Costco poured into a frosty mug. [emoji14]
     
  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

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    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    And I simply must add, even though it will sound snarky, petty, and combative - even though it is emphatically not meant as such - any beer to which one must add lemon or lime is not actually beer. Swill, perhaps, but not a brew worthy of passing the gullet.
     
  21. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

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    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    ^^^OH, How fun is THIS post then following the two just above?^^^

    I'm strogly against ANY beer that comes out of a can! :lol: How can they take the art of "brewing" seriously???

    The Only canned beer I would consider is Tecate in the can as it is a moral imperrative to encompass Lime, Salt, and Tequilla as ingredient in this concotion!! :roll: :lol:

    How is that for a double whammy.
    Yes, I used "whammy"!
     
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  22. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

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    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    I used to be a beer snob, but I've come to appreciate a Coors Light on a hot day.

    I still love going to the small local breweries and filling my respective growlers, but every beer has it's place... sort of like bikes available in Walmart. They still put smiles on faces.
     
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  23. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yep! Nothing like a semi ice cold Coors Light in the can, coveralls, a pitch fork, and a straw stuck between remaining teeth... :eek: I"M JUST KIDDING!
     
  24. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
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    Tom
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    So is it wrong to be sitting at work at 8:15 am thinking about MTB's and beer at the same time? Could be a long day... :roll:
     
  25. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Have you been "creeping" on me????? For shame Mikie, for shame....
     
  26. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I do that and still knock out 30 stops an hour! I guess as long as it doesn't interfere with your work then it should be okay. [emoji12]
     
  27. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    This site gets me through the day. It's great to take a break from all of these discrimination complaints.

    The other thing that gets me through the day is my noonish Coors Light Shandy I drink from a straw.
     
  28. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    30 stops an hour, sheesh Ed youve earned your beer by the end of the day...
     
  29. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Escaping the IPA prison, can we all agree that a room temp Guinness Stout is an elixir of the gods? If we can not agree, then I'll go it alone. :)
     
  30. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    You most definitely must be of strong European descent because I only know how to say "beer" with the words "ice cold" in front of it! :cool: Follows along the same line as "A nice hot shower", or "steaming vegetables"...

    Okay, maybe not "steaming vegetables" but you get the picture.
    I will however drink with you...maybe at seperate tables...
     
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