Sam Adams "Sam's 76" in cans

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    I love Sam Adams beer on tap when I can get it so I was looking forward to the much touted "Sam's 76" in cans. Walmart doesn't stock it so I had to go to "Martins" for a six pack. I found it so hoppy and sour that it seemed like a bad batch of home brew.
     
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    Good beer and GMO free....
     
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    If you've ever had good imports you would touch Sam Adams............ Now Samuel Smiths....... :thup:
     
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    Good to know. I hate when beer is over hopped. IMO, beer should be about the malt with hops as an accent.
     
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    With so many independent American brewers around it's foolish to buy imported piss. Most of it tastes like a hop ranch. I live somewhat close to a "Devils Backbone" brewery and they make a fine professional operation that brews some of the best stuff around. The problem is that they recently sold out to the giant "Budweiser" conglomerate. Maybe it won't effect the beer but somehow I get the feeling it will.
     
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    It's all preference, as well as palate training.
    I remember the first time I had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, I thought it was hoppy and bitter. As my palate grew and defined over the years it now taste rather tame and sweet.
    IPA's can be very good, tropical/citrus flavors that go well in the summer months.
    But hoppy beers have taken over. I also love a good brown ale and red ales. In the winter I like porters and an occasional high abv stout like Rasputin. And with all the IPA's hogging shelf space it can get frustrating.
     
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    If Scuzweiser has anything to do with it they'll screw it up royal..........

    Besides, I tried Sam Adams eons ago, spit out the first taste, gave it to the dog and the dog wouldn't even drink it.........
     
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    Ricebrew. As opposed to Millers corn brew
     
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    Okay. Since I won't touch the stuff I guess I don't care...... :D
     
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    That's okay. Most Americans have never drank a beer either. Rice and corn brews....sure...there is plenty of that...
     

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