13 Guns American IPA - 4 pack, £3 Tesco in store
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13 Guns American IPA - 4 pack, £3 Tesco in store

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Found 6th Mar 2016
A pretty decent American IPA, hop-heavy and of course not an IPA in the British sense (such as Old Empire or Bengal Lancer) but I think it's a decent drink and I've not seen it cheaper.
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Good price, average "craft beer" from Thwaites. Get some in!
Hot and I really like some of the US craft beers. But.... shame it is taking over everywhere and British ale is not popular any more.

Do we have to have everything American? Think about what they have done to cream eggs.

Probably they will bring their tea bags here next and nobody will be able to get a decent cuppa. Then they will change the Marmite recipe, partly to satisfy their own egos and partly from necessity because the British brewers they got the yeast extract from went bust during the craft beer boom.

The cycle will be complete when a massive multinational food conglomerate buys up all the craft breweries and every pub just sells Kraft beer.
boostii

Think about what they have done to cream eggs.



What did they do to cream eggs!?!?!?! oO
Cheers OP, I like this one.
YM2612

What did they do to cream eggs!?!?!?! oO



No need for all the exclamation marks - it's no yoke
Delicious beer and UK made too. Hot!
YM2612

What did they do to cream eggs!?!?!?! oO


Changed the spelling?
boostii

Hot and I really like some of the US craft beers. But.... shame it is … Hot and I really like some of the US craft beers. But.... shame it is taking over everywhere and British ale is not popular any more. Do we have to have everything American? Think about what they have done to cream eggs.Probably they will bring their tea bags here next and nobody will be able to get a decent cuppa. Then they will change the Marmite recipe, partly to satisfy their own egos and partly from necessity because the British brewers they got the yeast extract from went bust during the craft beer boom.The cycle will be complete when a massive multinational food conglomerate buys up all the craft breweries and every pub just sells Kraft beer.



It helps though that they're being a bit more creative and not just doing what CAMRA want them to do.
boostii

Hot and I really like some of the US craft beers. But.... shame it is … Hot and I really like some of the US craft beers. But.... shame it is taking over everywhere and British ale is not popular any more. Do we have to have everything American? Think about what they have done to cream eggs.Probably they will bring their tea bags here next and nobody will be able to get a decent cuppa. Then they will change the Marmite recipe, partly to satisfy their own egos and partly from necessity because the British brewers they got the yeast extract from went bust during the craft beer boom.The cycle will be complete when a massive multinational food conglomerate buys up all the craft breweries and every pub just sells Kraft beer.



This point is utter nonense.
It is not "taking over" at all... it is simply allowing us to brew more creatively.
American "style" is the key, it isn't all being imported you know.
British breweries, micro or commercial, are experimenting more now than ever before, and the American style is simply just lending influential ideas. AIPA are wonderful beers, but so are the IPA ones... it is just that different hops, malts and techniques are being used to create more exciting ales.

British ale IS extremely popular nowadays, I promise you that, its just a lot more interesting than what was produced by mainstream breweries in times gone by.

Try any of the following: Thornbridge, Buxton, Saltaire, Anarchy, Kirkstall... All British, and all brilliant.

Edited by: "xCxS" 7th Mar 2016
YM2612

What did they do to cream eggs!?!?!?! oO



They are no longer made with 'dairy milk' chocolate. You mean you haven't been boycotting them ?
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Is this anywhere near as good as some of the Brewdog beers?
Byron78

Is this anywhere near as good as some of the Brewdog beers?


No.
Byron78

Is this anywhere near as good as some of the Brewdog beers?


some of the brewdog beers are horrible.. (obviously this is subjective I had their "my Name is Ingrid" and really disliked it.)
13 guns is pretty decent, on par with punk or dead pony.
Edited by: "daze24" 7th Mar 2016
Is this nationwide? Couldn't find it in my loca tesco extra
try Williams brothers ales. from alloa in Scotland. normally going for 1.50 a bottle in the local aldi. will give these are going obviously as it's cold and wet.
Enjoyed this when I tried it, will look to pick a few up at this price, cheers OP
johnpaulmcgonigle

try Williams brothers ales. from alloa in Scotland. normally going for … try Williams brothers ales. from alloa in Scotland. normally going for 1.50 a bottle in the local aldi. will give these are going obviously as it's cold and wet.


I think they only sell them in Aldi scotland, I am a huge fan of Caesar Augustus (Siansbury's) Birds and the bees, Joker, Fraoch among others.
xCxS

This point is utter nonense. It is not "taking over" at all... it is … This point is utter nonense. It is not "taking over" at all... it is simply allowing us to brew more creatively. American "style" is the key, it isn't all being imported you know. British breweries, micro or commercial, are experimenting more now than ever before, and the American style is simply just lending influential ideas. AIPA are wonderful beers, but so are the IPA ones... it is just that different hops, malts and techniques are being used to create more exciting ales. British ale IS extremely popular nowadays, I promise you that, its just a lot more interesting than what was produced by mainstream breweries in times gone by. Try any of the following: Thornbridge, Buxton, Saltaire, Anarchy, Kirkstall... All British, and all brilliant.



Spot on, there are more local breweries now than there has ever been around here and the choice is superb.

I'm not too bothered about the hoppy American stuff but it's nice to have such huge choice.
FocusST

Spot on, there are more local breweries now than there has ever been … Spot on, there are more local breweries now than there has ever been around here and the choice is superb.I'm not too bothered about the hoppy American stuff but it's nice to have such huge choice.


I opened my eyes to it about 4 years ago and I have never gone back. I used to think "real ale" was epitomised by Boddingtons and Newcastle Brown for example, but once I stopped being so narrow minded, a whole new world opened up to me.
Super hoppy and super bitter is my thing, but I'm now a big fan of an Imperial Stout. The choice is endless, and the homebrew fanatics are spreading like wildfire. There are plenty of clones out there, as recipes are pretty easy to come by, but there are lots of people thinking so far out of the box it is getting ridiculous!

pandpand

They are no longer made with 'dairy milk' chocolate. You mean you haven't … They are no longer made with 'dairy milk' chocolate. You mean you haven't been boycotting them ?



I wasn't aware! I haven't had any since last Easter. Won't bother this year.
xCxS

I opened my eyes to it about 4 years ago and I have never gone back. I … I opened my eyes to it about 4 years ago and I have never gone back. I used to think "real ale" was epitomised by Boddingtons and Newcastle Brown for example, but once I stopped being so narrow minded, a whole new world opened up to me. Super hoppy and super bitter is my thing, but I'm now a big fan of an Imperial Stout. The choice is endless, and the homebrew fanatics are spreading like wildfire. There are plenty of clones out there, as recipes are pretty easy to come by, but there are lots of people thinking so far out of the box it is getting ridiculous!



The stouts/porters have become my favourite, loving the St Peter's Organic Porter currently, plus London based brews like the Beavertown Smog Rocket. Also partial to the strong stuff from the likes of Evil Twin which are around 11-13% and taste like coffee/chocolate.
Edited by: "HaroFreestyler" 8th Mar 2016
xCxS

British ale IS extremely popular nowadays, I promise you that, its just a … British ale IS extremely popular nowadays, I promise you that, its just a lot more interesting than what was produced by mainstream breweries in times gone by. Try any of the following: Thornbridge, Buxton, Saltaire, Anarchy, Kirkstall... All British, and all brilliant.




I'd agree with that, so long as they're served in handpump. The craft-keg versions are served fizzy and chilled so you lose a lot of the flavour.

Also note with this deal that the cans are only the dinky little 330ml size rather than the standard 500ml for canned beers, so although 13 guns is a nice tasting beer, maybe this isn't quite such a good deal.
Edited by: "UncleWilly" 8th Mar 2016
UncleWilly

I'd agree with that, so long as they're served in handpump. The craft-keg … I'd agree with that, so long as they're served in handpump. The craft-keg versions are served fizzy and chilled so you lose a lot of the flavour.Also note with this deal that the cans are only the dinky little 330ml size rather than the standard 500ml for canned beers, so although 13 guns is a nice tasting beer, maybe this isn't quite such a good deal.


Craft beers tend to be sold in the 330ml sizes to be honest mate, and at 75p a can it is the same if not less than a can of paint stripper (aka Coke).
I was in Morrison's last night, and these were £1.65 each... so all in all, a solid deal I would say.

Oh, and as for the kegged versions losing flavour etc... try a Northern Monk 6.2% "New World" IPA to have your tastebuds well and truly blown!!
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xCxS

Craft beers tend to be sold in the 330ml sizes to be honest mate, and at … Craft beers tend to be sold in the 330ml sizes to be honest mate, and at 75p a can it is the same if not less than a can of paint stripper (aka Coke).I was in Morrison's last night, and these were £1.65 each... so all in all, a solid deal I would say.Oh, and as for the kegged versions losing flavour etc... try a Northern Monk 6.2% "New World" IPA to have your tastebuds well and truly blown!!



Yeah with these so called craft beers they operate in a 'less is more' way, if 330ml costs the same as a 500ml 'traditional ale' then it must be better, right?

To be honest, I'm not really buying that and as I said I do prefer a 'traditional' pale ale such as Old Empire, Bengal Lancer or Timothy Taylor Landlord, but I'm always up for a bit of experimentation as long as it's not just style over taste, which there is a lot of in the 'craft' world, especially since the hipsters decided to muscle in on us "old beards'" territory (a little bit of a case of Emperor's New Clothes)
cracking price for this. cheapest I had seen it was 2 for £8 at a Teaco so this trumps it. I cleared out the Mansfield teaco last night.
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