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Beers you will never drink again

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Secondary sources have the Newark BIPA being brewed with bullion hops, dry-hopped and using brewery-distilled hop oils. Once Falstaff moved it to RI to their Narragansett brewery, the hops were eventually changed to a blend of Brewer's Gold (the longtime primary hop for it's sister brew, XXX Ale) and Yakimas, and the use of hop oil dropped, instead milling the hops for dry-hopping. Probable that the hops changed again in the move to, first, Ft. Wayne and then Pabst Milwaukee.
  2. BuzzLitebier

    BuzzLitebier Aficionado (235) Maryland Jun 11, 2010 Verified

    Totally agree with many of these, especially the Voodoo Douhgnut, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, but Sam Adam's Griffin's Bow and Starr Hill's Lucy are worth mentioning.
  3. RandomCoolzip

    RandomCoolzip Initiate (0) Missouri Nov 20, 2012

    I had a Samichlaus Beer about 20 years ago. I had to chase it with another beer to get the taste out of my mouth. Still remember it to this day.
  4. tmm313

    tmm313 Savant (450) Georgia Nov 6, 2011

    Old Stock Ale and Wild Blue. Never. Ever. Again.
  5. BillieWest

    BillieWest Aficionado (165) Oct 13, 2012

    Blue Moon Spiced Amber Ale. Le vom.
  6. trixdout

    trixdout Savant (275) New Jersey Aug 12, 2011

    Lol first comment in the thread. Sadly I agree. It's worse than a slim jim in a liquid.
  7. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (460) Illinois Nov 30, 2011 Verified

    I honestly feel that Rouge would have had better luck making a Slim Jim flavored beer.
    trixdout likes this.
  8. Brewsed

    Brewsed Savant (395) North Carolina Oct 29, 2010

    Jolly pumpkin. I want to like them. Nothing but respect for Ron Jeffries. I've tried 3 beers from them and all 3 bottles went down the sink.
  9. YumYumGumGum

    YumYumGumGum Savant (280) Virginia Jul 25, 2011 Verified

    What the hell, that's good beer. You're broken.
  10. MinorThreat

    MinorThreat Advocate (615) Nebraska Apr 7, 2008 Verified

    Moylands Hopsickle, for whatever reason by the time it hits the shelves (most often warm) in Denver it is wrecked.
  11. MeowTom

    MeowTom Aficionado (155) Washington Mar 16, 2012

    Southern Tier Pumking
  12. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    I'm usually baffled by the love for ST on this site. I haven't had a single ST that I've liked and found a few truly awful. Good thing, though, that we all have different tastes. Cheers.
    MeowTom likes this.
  13. MeowTom

    MeowTom Aficionado (155) Washington Mar 16, 2012

    They are either a hit or a complete miss with me, but I have to totally agree about being shocked with much love they receive.
  14. Have to agree... love Southern Tier for the most part, but this is just unbearable.
  15. Bell's Hopslam (I just don't like it).
  16. csiewert

    csiewert Savant (310) Oregon Apr 10, 2009

    My homebrew :(
    BillieWest and mzeld like this.
  17. Penn Pilsner because it is not a Vienna-lager or pilsner.
  18. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (765) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Verified

    I think there is a lot of variation as there are numerous reviews below 2.0. I wish I got a good one.
    YumYumGumGum likes this.
  19. Mark

    Mark Advocate (595) California Jun 18, 2001

    Anything Belgian, I just don't get it. Bear Republic bottled beers and of course all macro.
  20. MLeicht

    MLeicht Aficionado (205) New Jersey Jul 9, 2012 Verified

    Amen, i had a hard time drinking Pumking
  21. wrycon

    wrycon Savant (280) Minnesota Apr 22, 2009

    I'm sure it's already been mentioned somewhere in these 16 pages, but Stone Belgo Anise.

    Jag beer.

    RobertColianni likes this.
  22. Hello. For me, unfortunately, it's Bell's Batch 9,000. Unfortunately because I have about 3 cases of the stuff, and I'm trying to do everything with it BUT drink it! It make a great addition for killer stews, pot roasts, and chili! A great but expensice addition. I'll carry on. Thanks.
  23. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (700) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    Route Des Épices

  24. Most hops substitution tables have Bullion and Brewers Gold to be substitutes for one another.

    I did do my Ballantine IPA homebrew. It used Cluster, Bullion, and EKG. Might split the dry hops with Bullion and Brewers Gold as I have enough of each.

    There are 2 recipes for Ballantine IPA in Mitch Steele's book IPA. The first is closer to what I brewed, the second came from Fred Scheer (a well known brewer) who claimed there were actually about 100 recipes for Ballantines IPA. The second had lower gravity and bitterness, and used Styrian Golding hops.
  25. Some guy brought a growler into the store I work at and told us we could drink the beer (he didn't like it) and he'd come back in a few days for the growler. It was a sour pumpkin porter from some small brewpub. It was atrocious. It tasted like dirt.
    RobertColianni likes this.
  26. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Advocate (700) Pennsylvania Nov 4, 2008 Verified

    I rated it a 2.00 when I had it. My best friend likes stouts and SAMBVCA and wouldn't finish his share of the bottle. It was gross before gross was gross, and I love anything with anise seeds. The first page of reviews is pretty hysterical, too.
  27. After two sips, I drainpoured a bomber of Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale. I had high hopes, but when I now read the name, I realize it tasted exactly as bad as it sounds.
  28. SourinQns

    SourinQns Savant (280) New York Sep 23, 2012 Verified

    Three Floyds Bully Guppy
    Alexander Keith's IPA - IPA's are supposed to have hops in them, not taste like Coors Light
  29. mactrail

    mactrail Champion (925) Washington Mar 24, 2009 Verified

    Thanks so much for the history lesson-- and very interesting since Bullion was my favorite home brewing hop in the 70s for a dark extract brew. But before the craft brew revolution, Ballantines IPA was a remarkable beer.
  30. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Savant (315) Aug 20, 2012

    My buddy's home brew....armhair quarterblack
  31. Stunmai

    Stunmai Aficionado (135) New York Nov 10, 2011

    Anything from Buffalo Bill's brewery. Just terrible.
  32. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Before-After. I like cheap, strong-quick drunk beers but the flatness of that was just too off-putting.
  33. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Savant (410) Texas Nov 19, 2012

    Belhaven Wee Heavy. It's just god awful since they started using clear bottles....
  34. Indian Wells' Whiskey Barrel Amber - unbalanced, overly sweet and generally gross. This was my first drainpour and it occurred tonight.

    Thank god I have this SN Celebration to wash that taste out of my mouth...
  35. mzeld

    mzeld Savant (260) Michigan Mar 5, 2012

    Shorts Spruce Pilsner...but I would never say never.
    Steel Reserve.

    Beer is beer. I'd drink it if it was given to me.
    mateuszekxxpl likes this.
  36. mzeld

    mzeld Savant (260) Michigan Mar 5, 2012

    Whoa whoa whoa. Why no love for Robert Johnsons Hellhound? I enjoyed that very much!
  37. mzeld

    mzeld Savant (260) Michigan Mar 5, 2012

    This is a joke, right?
    Bitter_Echo likes this.
  38. Noelito76

    Noelito76 Advocate (625) New York Oct 30, 2004 Verified

    St. Ides Malt Liquor.

    I had to contribute to this thread sometime right?

    Okay seriously, for me it's SA Cherry Wheat. Can't stand it.
    cwreay90 likes this.
  39. xanok

    xanok Savant (425) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009

    Kona Wailua Wheat Ale
    Widmer Brothers Lemongrass Wheat

    The both of them...just...agh!
  40. sponas

    sponas Zealot (75) Arizona Jul 27, 2009

    Stone Imperial Russian Stout and DFH Punkin Ale