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Edited By Hamst3r

I like soda and thus have drank a lot of soda and a lot of different types of soda. Might as well put some of that time spent to use and write about it.
 
I'll primarily be covering glass bottled sodas, often referred to as gourmet or premium sodas, and occasionally the common canned soda.
 
You can consume my soda reviews right from the tap: http://www.hamst3r.com/soda/
 
or filtered through Twitter:  http://twitter.com/Hamst3rsoda 
 
Either way, it's still the great refreshing taste that you know and love.
 
Something like that.
 
If there are any premium sodas you absolutely love, let me know about them so I can try 'em out! :3

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#1  Edited By Hamst3r

I like soda and thus have drank a lot of soda and a lot of different types of soda. Might as well put some of that time spent to use and write about it.
 
I'll primarily be covering glass bottled sodas, often referred to as gourmet or premium sodas, and occasionally the common canned soda.
 
You can consume my soda reviews right from the tap: http://www.hamst3r.com/soda/
 
or filtered through Twitter:  http://twitter.com/Hamst3rsoda 
 
Either way, it's still the great refreshing taste that you know and love.
 
Something like that.
 
If there are any premium sodas you absolutely love, let me know about them so I can try 'em out! :3

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#2  Edited By BraveToaster

Do you also include websites where we can purchase these beverages?

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#3  Edited By Mrsignerman44

This is surprisingly interesting, I've tasted some of these sodas and you have the same taste buds as me my friend. Your Americana Root Beer Review was dead on.

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#4  Edited By matthias2437

@BraveToaster said:

Do you also include websites where we can purchase these beverages?

That would be nice. Also that is an awesome idea since I love soda but hate getting bad soda. Now I know were to go.

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#5  Edited By lead_farmer

4 stars for Bundaberg? I agree wholeheartedly.

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#6  Edited By PeasantAbuse

Duffy's Lime Rickey looks dangerous.

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#7  Edited By Doctorchimp

What are your thoughts on Canada Dry ginger ale and Cherry Coke?

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#8  Edited By korolev

Hell yeah Bundaberg ginger beer! If you ever find yourself in Australia, you should take a tour of their factory. You get free drinks!

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#9  Edited By Hamst3r
Thanks!
 
@BraveToaster said:

Do you also include websites where we can purchase these beverages?

I shall add some links to where you can get these sodas!
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#10  Edited By wunder_

This is fucking awesome, but if possible I wish you'd include websites or places where you can order these internationally. I wanna drink some T_T

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#11  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

Review Vernors ginger ale, America's oldest surviving soft drink. That is if you can get some, they don't sell it everywhere sadly.

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#12  Edited By Ketchupp

Cool shit. I'll have to try some of these.

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#13  Edited By BraveToaster

@Hamst3r said:

Thanks!

@BraveToaster said:

Do you also include websites where we can purchase these beverages?

I shall add some links to where you can get these sodas!

Thanks, duder!

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#14  Edited By shootermcclay

Obviously biased, reviews should be objective...DERP.

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#15  Edited By PokeIkzai

Suggestion: Try out Moxie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxie

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#16  Edited By TentPole

@JeanLuc said:

Review Vernors ginger ale, America's oldest surviving soft drink. That is if you can get some, they don't sell it everywhere sadly.

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All Vernors, all the time.

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#17  Edited By crusader8463

I prefer Cream soda myself. Baking soda just tastes weird. Wasn't aware of other sodas then those two.

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#18  Edited By Hamst3r
I've added some links for places you can order drinks from, two of which I know will ship internationally. :)
 
@Doctorchimp said:

What are your thoughts on Canada Dry ginger ale and Cherry Coke?

Canada Dry: I'm not a fan of it. The only time I'll drink Canada Dry is on an airplane, mainly due to a sort of ritual I have to always drink a Canada Dry on an airplane. It has the essence of a ginger ale floating in there, but it just so watery and bland.
 
On the other hand, Cherry Coke is awesome.
 
@JeanLuc said:

Review Vernors ginger ale, America's oldest surviving soft drink. That is if you can get some, they don't sell it everywhere sadly.

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I shall review Vernors! It's available locally here and I might have even picked one up in my last haul. It's a ginger ale I've had before and it's pretty good, but I'll do a fresh tasting of it to properly review it.  :)
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#19  Edited By Ravenlight

Try 'em out:

  • Stewart's Orange Soda
  • Moxie
  • Captain Eli's Ginger/Root Beers

NuGrape is amazing, I got some in a classic soda sampler. The rest of the sodas were pretty disappointing but NuGrape really surprised me, tasted like melted freezer-pop. Delicious.

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#20  Edited By Marcsman

Anything that can be mixed with booze is OK. Anything else is just a waste of glass.

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#21  Edited By hwy_61

I guess Malta is a cultural thing? I'm Cuban-American and I love Malta. I've never had the one you reviewed though. All I've been able to find in Chicago are Malta India and Goya.

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#22  Edited By AgnosticJesus

I'd be interested in reading your review of Mountain Dew. I've been thinking of trying it.

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#23  Edited By iBePeRFeCT

This is pretty awesome. I would definitely like to see more reviews on cream soda variations as its my favorite kind of soda.

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#24  Edited By fireb0x

@Hamst3r:

I'd love to hear your thoughts about Big Red:

http://www.bigred.com/Products

The flagship product is the normal big red soda, which you can purchase in a bottle.

This soda is available in very few places across the US and so you may only be able to get it online, but it is kind of expensive to do so:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_p_4_0?me=A3F0Q5EYOM9JOK&rh=p_4%3ABig+Red&ie=UTF8&qid=1320171792

It is cheap to buy here where it is widely available. You can buy a 24 pack for about 6 bucks instead of the $27 online, but I suppose that is because of the scarcity.

If you are interested, I can buy a single glass bottle and ship it to you (packaged well, obviously) if you just pay for the shipping.

Tastes best out of the glass bottle but the can and plastic bottle are also available.

It is HUGE down here in South Texas and people who move here from other place tend to either love it or think it is completely disgusting.

Just thought I'd drop a line here. This is pretty cool what you're doing. Take care!

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#25  Edited By Hamst3r
@hwy_61: I will try out Goya to give malta drinks another chance. :3
 
@fireb0x: I'll look around for the cane sugar version of Big Red. If I can't find one, I'll PM ya. :)
 
@AgnosticJesus: Mountain Dew is delicious and you should drink some. I will eventually review the various flavors of MD.
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#26  Edited By blindisaac

If you can have access to Blenheim ginger ale you should try it. Old school ginger ale that actual has a nice burn to it.

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#27  Edited By DopeToast

You should review Moxie. Apparently it's one of America's oldest soft drinks and it's supposed to have a somewhat bitter taste. Should be interesting. I want to try it. And review Tab. I fucking love Tab. And Ski. It's made in the Midwest, like near Ohio, Kentucky, or Tennessee. Somewhere in that area. It's pretty good and you can order it online.

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#28  Edited By BraveToaster

Hide your Pepsi, hide your Fanta 'cause Hamster is reviewing all the sodas over here.

@fireb0x said:

@Hamst3r:

I'd love to hear your thoughts about Big Red:

http://www.bigred.com/Products

The flagship product is the normal big red soda, which you can purchase in a bottle.

This soda is available in very few places across the US and so you may only be able to get it online, but it is kind of expensive to do so:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_p_4_0?me=A3F0Q5EYOM9JOK&rh=p_4%3ABig+Red&ie=UTF8&qid=1320171792

It is cheap to buy here where it is widely available. You can buy a 24 pack for about 6 bucks instead of the $27 online, but I suppose that is because of the scarcity.

If you are interested, I can buy a single glass bottle and ship it to you (packaged well, obviously) if you just pay for the shipping.

Tastes best out of the glass bottle but the can and plastic bottle are also available.

It is HUGE down here in South Texas and people who move here from other place tend to either love it or think it is completely disgusting.

Just thought I'd drop a line here. This is pretty cool what you're doing. Take care!

It's scarce because it doesn't taste very good. I remember when it was initially released and it was horrible.

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#29  Edited By iam3green

you should review ramune sodas. they're like japenese sodas with these crazy glasses.
 
to open them you have to remove the plastic and then take apart plastic part and put it back on the top and press down. a marble drops down on the soda. it's pretty cool. a friend and i found this out if you shake it and waht not the soda can shoot up like a mile high.

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#30  Edited By DarthOrange

Try to get your hands on some Bubble-Up. It is my personal favorite soda of all time! I have no idea where it's sold anymore though, last local place that used to sell Bubble Up closed 3 years ago and I haven't had one since. :(

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Edit: You also have yet to review Mexican Sprite and Mexican Coke, those are leaps and bounds better than the American counterparts. Gotta love that real sugar!

Also if your ever in Las Vegas I recommend you go to the second floor of the Coke store and try the Coke's of the World. 20 different Coke products from around the world (most of them are terrible, but some of them are fantastic!)

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#31  Edited By Rudyftw

A&W Root Beer.

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#32  Edited By slax

I was not a fan of the Cock and Bull Ginger Beer when I tried one for the first time a few weeks ago. It could be that ginger beer just isn't my thing.

On the other hand Grapefruit Kiss is fantastic.

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#33  Edited By Jeust

Nice stuff. :)

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#34  Edited By Mirado

@Hamst3r: Where did you get anything from Boylan's outside of NY/NJ? Every site has prices at or around $40 for a 12 pack, which is pretty crazy. I mean, I love their root beer, but we're talking almost $4 a bottle, here.

I live in PA, but damned if I can find a retail store that sells it, even if I'm located only one state away.

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#36  Edited By McGhee

@Hamst3r:

If you go to the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios they have their own version of Pumpkin Fizz from the books. It's like a mix of real pumpkin, orange soda, and maybe a couple things I can't identify, maybe a little cinnamon. I was there a year and a half ago and I still think about that drink. I've not tasted anything like it. Delightful!

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I miss the drinks testing section of the bombcast.

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#38  Edited By Karl_Boss

Frostop Orange & Cream is the best orange cream soda I've ever had.....I suggest you try it.

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#39  Edited By teh_destroyer

Coke and Sprite always remain the best.

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#40  Edited By teh_destroyer

I guess I am not the only one that thinks a real root beer is one with a lot of red in it, those always taste the best.

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Would love to get my hands on some of that classic mountain dew or whatever it's called.

I've had cherry coke recently, pretty great, too bad they don't sell it where I'm from.

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#42  Edited By kmdrkul

My suggestion: Dang That's Good butterscotch root beer.

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#43  Edited By CaptainCody

Aww shit, this is great.

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#44  Edited By Hamst3r

Thanks, guys. All of the suggestions so far have been noted! I've had quite a few of them too: Moxie, Bubble Up, Ramune and Boylans. I'll definitely be trying them out again for review.
 
@Mirado said:

@Hamst3r: Where did you get anything from Boylan's outside of NY/NJ?

Boylan's is available locally at Galco's in CA and Sugarland in CO. :)
 
 
BTW, this is what my fridge is looking like right now:
 
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#45  Edited By Sanaj

An interesting variety of sodas, some were definitely in the mailbag videos. I don't think I've had any of them except for mexican Fanta Orange.

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#46  Edited By ProfessorEss
@Hamst3r: My old boss would do almost anything to get his hands on some Boylan's back in the day (you can get it in very select place in Toronto).
  
 @JeanLuc:  He also handed me my first Vernor's ginger ale (seriously review that shit) and no other ginger ale has tasted the same since. 
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#47  Edited By Rerejo28

Idk wtf "Goody" is, but it looks yummy.