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I've never had Pangaea. It sounds like a pretty distinct beer, much like Dogfish's ancient ales and limited releases. I'll be trying Dogfish Head Theobroma later this week, which is "based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras which revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions."

I forgot that I tried this last week. I can't recommend it, at least to anyone who, like myself, were expecting a strong taste of chocolate and pepper.

It really wasn't a bad beer, I just didn't feel like it came as advertised. It almost tasted like a watered-down white wine. I'm not sure if that dryness came from the yeast or what.

I love Dogfish Head, but I was not a fan of that one. I still want to find a chocolate stout with a heavy pepper influence. I guess Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti was on the right track, but I want more heat.

I have got to start homebrewing; then I can make these strange beers that few breweries bother with.

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I just tried this beer only because of this thread. I never try new beers but I thought I would try this one...it isn't anything fancy but it is an amber beer and thats the kind I like...It is called palm and its a Belgian beer I got at whole foods...its pretty smooth..

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Yup

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Beyx Berry forgive me for my ignorance because I drink beer to get drunk and also because I only read the first 3 pages also I am a complete beer noob, but I hate the bitter beers, what would you recommend, something I can get all year round (not like hopslam). As I am getting older, and after numerous hangovers it gets hard to drink something that doesn't taste well. Price is of no concern I have access to anything the public does. Would you still recommend two hearts? Feel free to ask me any questions I figure your the beer genius try and find something I like.

I saw your other posts describing a difference, I always knew about it but when there is so many it gets intimidating so I just grab my regular Heineken. What would you suggest I try first, maybe something on the other side of the spectrum.

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Just bought some Sam Adams summer ale to enjoy for my birthday and to watch the game at the same time. Can't wait.

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Just cracked an Old Rasputin for the first time. I think I need to go change my pants it's so good. You got some good taste there BB.

Just put some bbq chicken in the oven to have with my Highland Oatmeal Porter. This shall be a good night :)

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Happy Birthday Salt

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Beyx Berry forgive me for my ignorance because I drink beer to get drunk and also because I only read the first 3 pages also I am a complete beer noob, but I hate the bitter beers, what would you recommend, something I can get all year round (not like hopslam). As I am getting older, and after numerous hangovers it gets hard to drink something that doesn't taste well. Price is of no concern I have access to anything the public does. Would you still recommend two hearts? Feel free to ask me any questions I figure your the beer genius try and find something I like.

I saw your other posts describing a difference, I always knew about it but when there is so many it gets intimidating so I just grab my regular Heineken. What would you suggest I try first, maybe something on the other side of the spectrum.

If you dislike bitter beers, I might stay away from India Pale Ales (IPAs) altogether. Bell's Two Hearted, however, really is pretty well balanced.

Do you have any stores around you where you might be able to make a mixed six-pack? Sometimes it will surprise you what sorts of beer you naturally like. I started out with porters and stouts before getting into the more bitter stuff.

You might like brown ales, which are a bit more sweet and often nutty, while still easy to drink. Maybe a good craft lager or pilsner (Brooklyn Lager or Victory Prima Pils is good), or a pale ale or wheat beer. It's just tough to say. American amber beers are often a safe bet. I like the aforementioned Highland Gaelic from Asheville.

Also, Sam Adams beers are very well-balanced and representative of the style, no matter what style that is. Maybe pick up their mixed pack.

Sorry I can't be more specific. Your tastes may surprise you right off the bat. I didn't think I'd naturally gravitate to the darker beers, but I did.

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Just cracked an Old Rasputin for the first time. I think I need to go change my pants it's so good. You got some good taste there BB.

Thanks man, glad you like it. I was blown away the first time I tried it, and I still am. Even though it's about as cheap an imperial stout as you'll find, I still treat it as a special treat sort of beer. Which reminds me, I need to go pick up a few more.

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Thanx only 2 hrs left.

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If you dislike bitter beers, I might stay away from India Pale Ales (IPAs) altogether. Bell's Two Hearted, however, really is pretty well balanced.

Do you have any stores around you where you might be able to make a mixed six-pack? Sometimes it will surprise you what sorts of beer you naturally like. I started out with porters and stouts before getting into the more bitter stuff.

You might like brown ales, which are a bit more sweet and often nutty, while still easy to drink. Maybe a good craft lager or pilsner (Brooklyn Lager or Victory Prima Pils is good), or a pale ale or wheat beer. It's just tough to say. American amber beers are often a safe bet. I like the aforementioned Highland Gaelic from Asheville.

Also, Sam Adams beers are very well-balanced and representative of the style, no matter what style that is. Maybe pick up their mixed pack.

Sorry I can't be more specific. Your tastes may surprise you right off the bat. I didn't think I'd naturally gravitate to the darker beers, but I did.

Awesome thanks a lot for the help. Yes I am close to everything so I'm going to do the above mentioned. Good directions to go, the sweeter the better so I'll try the brown ales first, thanks :)

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