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Beers that blew your mind

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by djrn2, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Samuel906

    Samuel906 Savant (250) California Aug 18, 2012

    Dogfishead's World Wide Stout... I have still not had anything to this day that has had quite the same impact.

    Pliny the Younger is a close second.
     
  2. I am drinking the APA now
     
  3. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Sucaba
    KBS on tap, and that was before I tasted it..
    Parabola
    BA Speedway
    Heady Topper
    Smoking Wood
    Tart of Darkness
    BCBCS, BCBVS
    Palo Santo
    Deliverance
    Enjoy By
    Citra
    and 90min IPA as my first craft beer. Blew my mind and I love it. That single 12oz bottle destroyed my checking account for years to come. Now, im better at budgeting
     
  4. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Seriously.
     
  5. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (400) Texas Dec 24, 2012

    The Abyss, Heady Topper, 10th Ruination, JK Funk Metal, FBS
     
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  6. josefiak

    josefiak Zealot (80) Washington Jun 9, 2011

    Hoptaneous Combustion, Coffee BCBS, Just Outstanding IPA, Heady Topper, Doggie Claws
     
  7. Eduk8traz

    Eduk8traz Aficionado (205) Arizona Nov 13, 2010

    Firestone walker: DoubleDBA, parabola,
    Stone: Ruination, 10th anaversery Ruination, Sublimly self rghtious
    Bells Hop Slam,
    Duvel
    Chimay grand reserve
    Oude tart
     
  8. Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination, Duchesse de Bourgogne, De Molen Heaven & Hell, Lagunitas Lucky 13.alt, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Schlafly Quad, too many to name.
     
  9. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    Recently I have been a bit jaded, but I received a Zombie Dust from a trade partner that blew my socks off. So all hope is not lost. Must...find...more...Zombie Dust!!!
     
  10. hornsup

    hornsup Savant (350) Virginia Nov 29, 2012

    #1 Dark Horse One Oatmeal caught me way off guard...this years batch was fabulous.

    Beach Brewing Blackfin
    Cigar City Homefront IPA/Humidor IPA/ White Oak Jai Alai
    Mother Earth Silent Night
    Alewerks Cafe Royale on tap (2011)

    Usual suspects:
    BCBS
    FBS
     
  11. Miamilice

    Miamilice Savant (295) Vermont Feb 6, 2011

    -Soleil De Minuit
    -50N-4E
    -Apple Brandy Huna
    -Heady Topper
    -'09 Black Tuesday
    -Lente

    Just to name a few!
     
  12. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Savant (390) Florida Jan 26, 2012

    how about sam adams double agent ipl. wasn't expecting anything but whoa, love the citrus smell, taste and then i find out it's a lager and i'm not a lager fan. not a jai alai or pond hopper but it did blow my mind. i've found a new session beer
     
  13. BCBS, Avec les bon voeux, Ranger Creek Small Batch #2, Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout...probably lots I'm not thinking of at the moment.
     
  14. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Savant (405) New Mexico Jan 13, 2006

    Summer of 1981, sitting with my my new father-in-law on his porch in France, he broke out a ceramic bottle of Belgian beer(I think it was St. Bernardus, but I can't be sure)that changed my life. That summer he introduced me to a wide variety of French and Belgian beers, a brother in law introduced me to great German lagers and I was pretty much screwed when we came back to the States.
     
  15. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (835) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Most recently: Abrasive. That shit was phenomenal.
     
  16. Lurkerson

    Lurkerson Savant (360) Pennsylvania Jan 18, 2013

    Ten Fidy - get outta town!
    Jai Alai - shockingly perfect.
    Supplication - are you kidding me?
    Consecration - you have got to be kidding me!
     
  17. TNasty1126

    TNasty1126 Aficionado (175) Hawaii Jun 21, 2012

    Agree with a whole lot of these, so Ill add some I havent read...
    Jackie O's brewery
    Dark Apparition
    BA Skipping Stone (belgian)
    and most suprising Rum BA Brick Kiln... Look it UP!!!
     
  18. Sucks
    Ruination IPA
    Sculpin
    Founders BS
    Victory at Sea

    Nice variety :)
     
  19. hornsup

    hornsup Savant (350) Virginia Nov 29, 2012

    soooo just had PtE....will blow your mind. Not many compare to it, I have to agree. I went into it thinking it was overhyped but it is in my top 2 DIPAS..deciding between it and Enjoy by 2.16.13 (tap) and Pliny was almost 3 months old.
     
  20. Premo88

    Premo88 Advocate (525) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    Don't feel bad ... Duvel and Arrogant Bastard top my meager list. I have no doubt there's much better out there, but you'd have a hard time convincing me those two beers aren't good.

    The first time I drank an ale always sticks out (Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale) ... and the first time I tried Guiness. Stouts still shock me.
     
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  21. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    The Abyss
    Fou Foune
    Westvleteren 12
    Heady Topper
    BCBS
    3F Golden Blend
     

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