1 Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 9:32 PM

On a Friday night i usually settle back and have a mixed 6 pack of beers that i handpick from Dan the mans, reason i do this is for recipe and ingredient ideas ok and to get half shot before i switch back to my homebrew \nSo Far\nStoke Dark by the Mc Cashen family Nelson NZ\nnotes very smooth dark beer missing the Nelson Suavin i was expecting (maybe their nelson organic hop isnt the sauvin) rated a 3 out of 5\n\nTui East India Pale Ale also from the land of the long white cloud. Dissapointing beer has none of the characteristics of an IPA lacking in all departments especially “HOPS” 1.5 out of 5\n\nSierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Cal USA\nwow i cracked the lid on this and citrus/pine nose shot straight at me i immediately cried out Citra and buckets of it. This beer is 7.2% and i am going to recommend it highly to the hop heads amongst us. Not everyones cup of tea (or beer) but for for me its a 4 out of 5. Will do a coopers IPA and load it up with Citra in the near future and see if i can get close.\n\n3 more samples to go \n

2 Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 11:55 PM

4 out of 5 for the Torpedo(WTF), you heathen . If that's not a 5/5 well …..well…well…..i'm lost for words. Can't ferken believe it!……4/5 Jesus I don't know.(I'm now walking away shaking my head)……4/5

3 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:15 AM

jasond4:

4 out of 5 for the Torpedo(WTF), you heathen . If that's not a 5/5 well …..well…well…..i'm lost for words. Can't ferken believe it!……4/5 Jesus I don't know.(I'm now walking away shaking my head)……4/5

\n\nhaha someone loves The Torpedo me too\nPoints lost for price and i am yet to taste the perfect beer but yeah maybe a 4.5 in hindsite seeing as my next 3 were pretty good as well. \n\nAtomic Pale Ale from Gage Roads in Perth an American Style Pale that is a nice beer. Another one using Citra but it doesnt blast your taste senses like the Atomic, if was to take a guess at the other hops i would probably go with Cenentennial. Light malty flavour which is a little lean for me but a nce beer all the same.\n3.25 from me \nI think a Coopers Pale Ale Kit with some Citra, Centennial and maybe a Amber Malt Extract would make a nice brew.\n\nTimothy Taylor Landlord Strong Pale Ale from West Yorkshire U.K. I realy like this beer ,very smooth with nice hop aroma and combined with a smooth Malt taste. Their water is from a pristune Knowles spring and it shows in the makeup of the beer. Hops are a blend of Golding and Fuggles\n3.9 on this one, i would try a Coopers Pale with a dose of good malt and some Goldoigs and Fuggles and i just might sneak in a shot of Citra (this hop has really got me going)\n\nTheakston Ales Old Peculiar from North Yorshire U.K Brewers since 1827: Dark Ruby in Colour with the slite hoppy taste of Fuggles and a nice Malt texture to the beer. I liked this beer alot 5.6% ABV i wouldnt have picked the Alcohol content if i were to guess it would have been lower so i would have to be careful drinking this one its quite moreish. Avery nice Ale indeed i would go with using a Coopers English Bitter kit and an Amber malt and hopped up with fuggles.\n3.7 from me very nice Ale\n\nnext was bed \n\n\n\n\n

4 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:29 AM

I too bought a mixed 6 pack to sample, although I had to buy a couple of Euro lagers for my wife so I only get 4 \n\nI have a Matso's Pearlers Pale Ale and Matso's Smokey Bishop to try tonight. I will let you know how they go.\n\nAs for the Torpedo, subtle it aint. Maybe I am just soft but I find it too full-on. Yeah, I'm probably soft.\n\nThe Timothy Taylor Landlord on the other hand is a lovely beer. I really enjoy that one, just not the price.

5 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:41 AM

Havent tried Matso's Pearlers Pale Ale or Matso's Smokey Bishop, will look out for them next week

6 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:50 AM

Tony, does Dan Murphy change the price for a mixed 6 pack, or do you just pay the per bottle price?

7 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:56 AM

Phil Mud:

Tony, does Dan Murphy change the price for a mixed 6 pack, or do you just pay the per bottle price?

\n\nHi Phil\nYou can get a 10pack of mixed and they will give to you a 10% discount, buying a mixed 6 is expensive to say the least, but i like to sample different brews for some recipe ideas.\n

8 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 9:05 AM

Smoked beer, I had a sample here at the beer fest recently and ewwwwww I couldn't even finish it.

9 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:15 AM

BillK:

Smoked beer, I had a sample here at the beer fest recently and ewwwwww I couldn't even finish it.

\n\nOnly thing i have seen smoked is the genetic cousin of the hop

10 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:37 AM

I tried a smoked beer last time I stopped by Craftbrewer. Interesting but had the taste of bacon in my mouth for an hour afterwards….not really my cup of tea.\n\nAs for the genetic cousin of the hop, I really have no idea what you mean Tony

11 Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:49 PM

Looks like Muddy got smoked out \n\nThe Pet

12 Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 9:26 AM

I cracked open the two Matso's beers last night.\n\nThe Pealers Pale Ale was a quaffable beer. It was a light bodied pale ale that was more of a session beer. I would call it inoffensive.\n\nThe Smokey Bishop is a dark lager and I detected no smokeyness. Perhaps the Bishop was smoking something when he made it. It wasn't too bad, maybe a little thin for a dark beer.\n\nI was looking forward to some bacon too!

13 Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 5:36 PM

Dan Murphys is a horrible choice for stout or porter. They have a grand total of one international porter - Zywiec - which is hardly ever in stock and they don't even stock Southwark. The stout selection is equally poor. 1st choice is about the same. I'd rather have a six pack of Guinness Foreign Export, but then I'd have to pay $50 for it or $150 for a carton (online order). And don't even get me started on the ridiculous prices . . . . which are designed to gouge in Australia.\n\nI can't stand most (if not all) pale ales, Sierra Nevada pale ale tasted like a pine tree mixed with pine o clean and a hint of soap.

14 Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 7:16 PM

JohnK12:

Dan Murphys is a horrible choice for stout or porter. They have a grand total of one international porter - Zywiec - which is hardly ever in stock and they don't even stock Southwark. The stout selection is equally poor. 1st choice is about the same. I'd rather have a six pack of Guinness Foreign Export, but then I'd have to pay $50 for it or $150 for a carton (online order). And don't even get me started on the ridiculous prices . . . . which are designed to gouge in Australia.\n\nI can't stand most (if not all) pale ales, Sierra Nevada pale ale tasted like a pine tree mixed with pine o clean and a hint of soap.

\n\nI dont which DM you frequesnt but mine has a complete selection of stouts and plenty of Zwyiec and stocked to the hilt with international beer.\n\nI find Pale Ales interesting, not my preferred drop but ido love the hop additopns, I love IPA's and being a hop head from way back i like to work out what the hops being used are. If you thing the Nevada tastes like Pine then stay away from Citra hops you will be 100% dissapointed\n

15 Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 5:14 AM

Hey Gang,\n\nI have to say that The Torpedo IPA is an amazing drop! I have been thinking of trying to create an extract brew in the same line. The hops in this brew are as follows; Magnum (biittering), Magnum & Crystal (late hops), and Magnum, Crystal& Citra (dry hop). I don't have the Crystal in stock but I might substitute with good ol' Cascade.\n\nAs for the Seirra Nevada PA. This is my personal favorite Pale Ale. I have recently created an extract clone that is to be bottled today!

16 Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 6:18 AM

Canadian Eh!L:

Hey Gang,\n\nI have to say that The Torpedo IPA is an amazing drop! I have been thinking of trying to create an extract brew in the same line. The hops in this brew are as follows; Magnum (biittering), Magnum & Crystal (late hops), and Magnum, Crystal& Citra (dry hop). I don't have the Crystal in stock but I might substitute with good ol' Cascade.\n\nAs for the Seirra Nevada PA. This is my personal favorite Pale Ale. I have recently created an extract clone that is to be bottled today!

\n\nThanks for the hop list on the Torpedo Chad, i hunted it down on their site yesterday as well, now all thats left is the quantities the add times and get me one of the torpedo hop adders

17 Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 7:53 AM

TonyW:

JohnK12:

Dan Murphys is a horrible choice for stout or porter. They have a grand total of one international porter - Zywiec - which is hardly ever in stock and they don't even stock Southwark. The stout selection is equally poor. 1st choice is about the same. I'd rather have a six pack of Guinness Foreign Export, but then I'd have to pay $50 for it or $150 for a carton (online order). And don't even get me started on the ridiculous prices . . . . which are designed to gouge in Australia.\n\nI can't stand most (if not all) pale ales, Sierra Nevada pale ale tasted like a pine tree mixed with pine o clean and a hint of soap.

\n\nI dont which DM you frequesnt but mine has a complete selection of stouts and plenty of Zwyiec and stocked to the hilt with international beer.\n\nI find Pale Ales interesting, not my preferred drop but ido love the hop additopns, I love IPA's and being a hop head from way back i like to work out what the hops being used are. If you thing the Nevada tastes like Pine then stay away from Citra hops you will be 100% dissapointed\n

\n\nLook up dan murphy's online. Enter stout. 13 results. Nothing international of note. Porter. 2.

18 Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 5:33 PM

JohnK12:

TonyW:

JohnK12:

Dan Murphys is a horrible choice for stout or porter. They have a grand total of one international porter - Zywiec - which is hardly ever in stock and they don't even stock Southwark. The stout selection is equally poor. 1st choice is about the same. I'd rather have a six pack of Guinness Foreign Export, but then I'd have to pay $50 for it or $150 for a carton (online order). And don't even get me started on the ridiculous prices . . . . which are designed to gouge in Australia.\n\nI can't stand most (if not all) pale ales, Sierra Nevada pale ale tasted like a pine tree mixed with pine o clean and a hint of soap.

\n\nI dont which DM you frequesnt but mine has a complete selection of stouts and plenty of Zwyiec and stocked to the hilt with international beer.\n\nI find Pale Ales interesting, not my preferred drop but ido love the hop additopns, I love IPA's and being a hop head from way back i like to work out what the hops being used are. If you thing the Nevada tastes like Pine then stay away from Citra hops you will be 100% dissapointed\n

\n\nLook up dan murphy's online. Enter stout. 13 results. Nothing international of note. Porter. 2.

\n\nDan Murphys online? joke right? i never use it, as its only an idication of what availalbe for internet purchase.\n\nEach store is a franchise, the minimum they must stock for the franchise is whats online. Go into your local store, i am surrounded by 3 and they all stock differently. Dont use what DM's offer online as an idication of what is available in store as its a false indication especially of the surrounding stores where i live, online vs store stock? they are chalk and cheese.\n

19 Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 5:55 PM

I didn't think Dan's was a franchise?!? I thought it was owned by Woolies.

20 Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 6:15 PM

Muddy Waters:

I didn't think Dan's was a franchise?!? I thought it was owned by Woolies.

\n\nDan Murphy's is a chain franchise owned by Woolies\n