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Beer Recommendations

Starting to become a beer snob and trying new beers. I'm looking for more beers to try and recommendations for different beer styles. I don't think IPA is my style. Beers I have tried and liked recently are Chimay, Delirium Tremens and Nocturnal, Scottish Ales, Arrogant Bastard and Pumpkin beers. I know they are nothing special but I really like Newcastle and Zeigenbock. Give me suggestions


Salmon
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I'd advise you to read the daily FBD threads


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LSUBoo
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You can get into IPAs... Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a good beer to start to get into hoppier brews.

It sounds like you like Belgian beers, so try St. Bernardus or Westmalle.


tween the hedges
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For some reason I'm not a big fan of SN Pale Ale. The Torpedo is probably my favorite IPA that I can regularly find.


LoneStarTiger
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quote:

Starting to become a beer snob and trying new beers.


welcome!

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I don't think IPA is my style.


if you like Arrogant Bastard, you're not far from a hop head. I'm not sure of it's IBUs, but many IPAs are lower. Just try more of the IPAs not made in the west coast style, like Bell's Two Hearted

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I'm looking for more beers to try and recommendations for different beer styles.


aren't we all?



where are you buying beer?

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Zeigenbock. Give me suggestions


Zeigenbock is an InBev beer created to compete with Shiner, so avoid at all costs


I'm kinda into German wheats and bocks right now, and specifically doppelbocks. They are cheap and delicious



McKinneyttu97
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re: Beer Recommendations
speaking of beers.

anyone had the RESIN by SixPoint. What a taste bud blasting. I liked it.


LoneStarTiger
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anyone had the RESIN by SixPoint




I passed on it today in favor of Autumnation. Will get it next time, for sure


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TreyAnastasio
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Sixpoint is a good brewery all around. The Sweet Action is a great amber. Plus its fun to say, "give me some Sweet Action in the can."


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TIGRLEE
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re: Beer Recommendations
red hook prtty good ipa


tigerfootball10
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re: Beer Recommendations
What are some good Clown Shoes to try? What about Brother Thelonius


LSUBoo
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What are some good Clown Shoes to try?


The Miracle IPA is the only one I'm not a fan of, but it's not even bad, just there are better IPAs out there.

Clementine 1.5 and Eagle Claw Fist are good less hoppy beers.


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LSUEnvy
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Clown Shoes Brown Angel was good. Its a double brown ale. Clementine was also good
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Matisyeezy
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Welcome to my world. I hated IPAs for a long time, but I eventually realized that it is an acquired taste. Drink more, try more, and you'll find some you like eventually. Once you do you'll begin to find more of them palatable. For me it was the Southern Tier double IPA that kicked it off.

That being said, there are plenty of craft alternatives to IPAs. Personally I'm a huge fan of brown ales, stouts, Black IPAs, and pumpkin beers.

If you prefer darker, more robust flavors, Black IPAs are a great starting point. If you're in BR I know that Calandro's carries the Sam Adams Norse Legend (or it did the last time I was there) that was solid. So is Rogue's Dad's Little Helper. Both of those are big breweries that distribute widely and constitute good taking off points.

Bottom line is find a style that you find pleasurable and enjoy it for what it is. Don't let people degrade your taste, it's entirely subjective.

ETA: If your distaste for IPAs stems from Abita's offering, you owe it to yourself to try more. Jockamo is a horrible, horrible beer.
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Dav
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Some good jumping off points that aren't extremely hoppy IPA's are:

Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Hoegaarden
Green Flash Rayon Vert
Brooklyn Chocolate Stout
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
Founders Fest Wheat
Spaten Optimator
Delirium Tremens
...and if your in the Louisiana area and want something local it's hard to go wrong with anything NOLA produces.

These are all just my opinion

ETA: the beers above range from witbeers to belgian ales to imperials. Just giving you a broad range.
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tigertown80
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I don't know what everyone one here thinks about it but I love Shocktop and it's a Belgian beer.


tigerfootball10
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I tried NOLA Hopitoulis thought it tasted like coors light mixed with Bombay Saphire, too piney for my taste. What's the difference in chimay blue and red, had the yellow and it was a step down from blue


LoneStarTiger
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What are some good Clown Shoes to try? What about Brother Thelonius


Brother T is some good stuff!


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WizardSleeve
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I don't know what everyone one here thinks about it but I love Shocktop and it's a Belgian beer.



...Sigh...

Not sure if serious.



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kingbob
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re: Beer Recommendations
bud light


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Coater
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Brother Thelonius


yes, please

eta: also try some stouts as the weather cools. another good nc brew is old rasputin which is solid.
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