Is India Pale similar to a beer like Fat Tire or are they virtually the same thing?
OK, where do you live? Assuming I haven't made an irredeamable jackass of myself, you can't be far, and maybe we should investigate beers IRL. In any event, IPA is a light (colored) hopy, strongish beer. It's not tied to a specific brand. In Cali, atleast, you have to call it an ale (as opposed to a beer) because its >5%. Fat tire, Stone, or Sierra Nevada are all excellent west coast beers, Gordon is up there, though he doesn't have an IPA(but yummy fries).
I went on a massive Costco run. I'm struggling to get everything out of my trunk, around the corner down the alley from my apartment. Some random person goes "Do you need help?". "No". "I don't want you to break that beer". "I woln't". "I really don't want you to break it, because I'm the head brewer... please let me give you a hand." "Well, I got it". "Well thanks for buying it". "Well thanks for brewing it. Damn good beer!".
Too bad I'll be kicking Texan ass during the Stone brewing festival.
Yeah, making it a separate account is a dicey proposition. I'd recommend you call Blizzard and try to get a rep on the phone -- their phone support is worlds better than playing GM roulette and hoping you get lucky. From their perspective, if you have an account that serves solely as a clearing house for tens of thousands of gold and hundreds of consumables and other materials, that's going to set off all sorts of red flags.
This is a big part of the reason I keep the guild bank on my own account and no one other than me has access to it.
Yeah, I am of the same belief here. I keep the guildbank on my account as well with the only access to it. Not to mention the name is Exigencebank which sort of suggests that it is a banking character.
They are much hoppier and more alcoholic (minimum 6%, but I've seen 9's and 10's), which allowed them to make the journey across the sea from Britain to India. The number and length of the hoppings can change their flavor considerably. IMO IPA's are very different from other ales - you can't really mistake them for anything else and they are definitely an acquired taste.
Ripper - What part of MT are you from? I'm actually planning on taking the spring semester off to ski with a buddy up in Big Sky. Never been, but heard it's great up there...
Fat tire, Stone, or Sierra Nevada are all excellent west coast beers.
mmm Sierra Nevada. That reminds me to book my biennial trip to the Coastal Towns of LA for this November.
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I'm a long time reader but this topic forced me to create a profile and start posting. I've been brewing for a few years and Ripper is right on the money with that Rumination being a fantastic IPA. I tend to be a much bigger fan of stouts and porters, so I can highly recommend Stone's Russian Imperial Stout.
Any of you guys had any Vertical Epic from this year or years past?
Franziskaner, Paulaner, and Hacker-Pschorr are German imports that are pretty typical of the style. They are widely available here in the US. Hacker-Pschorr is my sentimental favorite of the bunch, mainly because it is the first wheat beer I ever had.
I haven't found a domestic beer that has the same complexity of flavors as the German imports, but Summit makes an ok wheat beer. Blue Moon is a unfiltered wheat ale from Coors, of all people, that gets tremendously wide distribution and isn't terrible for a mass-market commodity beer.
Anybody reading this thread who finds themselves in Atlanta must go to Five Seasons Brewing Company:
They are the one and only contender for best brewpub in the Atlanta area. They make a Big Blonde Hefewiezen that is absolutley out of this world. They brew seasonally, only keeping four or five styles on the menu at a time, and I've never had a beer there I didn't like. Their food is really great, too.