September Competition - American Pales

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MickDundee

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Is it too late to enter? My disconnect was faulty and made my IPA carbonate weirdly. I have since fixed it. Could post tomorrow morning, if that's acceptable?
And in case anyone is concerned, it ain't a winner.
As long as it reaches me by the 22nd you are fine.

I have my line up of 4 judges (of varied beer knowledge), we have our tee-totaller cameraman (and driver for the judges), and we have our venue (my family room/bar) so everything is sorted for the 22nd.


Here’s a sneak peek of what I’ve received so far:
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Is it too late to enter? My disconnect was faulty and made my IPA carbonate weirdly. I have since fixed it. Could post tomorrow morning, if that's acceptable?
And in case anyone is concerned, it ain't a winner.
I think this came this morning - 7.2% American IPA in a plastic bottle? In a Boots box closed with sliver tape?
 

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Right everyone, judging is starting at about 8pm tonight and the lineup is as follows (yes I’m lazy so I’ve just photographed the scoresheet)
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I’m not actually entering, I just added myself to the bottom so my friends can give me some honest feedback on how mine compares to the other beers.

Also a warning that 2 of the 5 judges think Tennants is the epitome of beer, but the other 3 of us know what we are talking about.
 
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I know loads of cnuts like that. Well, maybe not Tennants but just sub that out for Carlsberg, Coors, Bud etc.
TBF Tennants is far from the worst of the “cheap” lagers - at least it tastes of something unlike Coors and Bud. I must admit to being a bit of a fan of Corona myself when it comes to the bog-standard cheap stuff (@Broken Toe does too if the bottle his submission came in is anything to go by), although I prefer Pacifico when it comes to the Mexican beers.
 
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TBF Tennants is far from the worst of the “cheap” lagers - at least it tastes of something unlike Coors and Bud. I must admit to being a bit of a fan of Corona myself when it comes to the bog-standard cheap stuff (@Broken Toe does too if the bottle his submission came in is anything to go by), although I prefer Pacifico when it comes to the Mexican beers.
It's my go to, very clean and light. Does what it needs to do.
 

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TBF Tennants is far from the worst of the “cheap” lagers - at least it tastes of something unlike Coors and Bud. I must admit to being a bit of a fan of Corona myself when it comes to the bog-standard cheap stuff (@Broken Toe does too if the bottle his submission came in is anything to go by), although I prefer Pacifico when it comes to the Mexican beers.
You are correct, because we are the owners of the worst lager in the world. It's called harp and it tastes worse than ****. I've never really ha a problem with the way Tennant's tasted, it was the banging headache the next day that bothered me. Especially since I am someone that doesn't (didn't) get hangovers.
 

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We decided not to film it after all, and it’s a good job because with the conversation flowing it took us 4 hours to get through all the judging. We had a few disagreements, but we averaged the scores and the top 3 are as follows:

3. @Buffers brewery NEIPA




2. @Hazelwood Brewery Pilgrim APA



And the winner is…





@Mash Monster Verdant IPA!!!


Well done to all the contestants! The standard was very high, and we didn’t all agree on our top 3. I’ll get all the feedback out next week once I’ve sobered up and had a good look.
 
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