Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by evilcatfish, Oct 9, 2012.
Left Hand Smoke Jumper can jump off a cliff and die. 21.5 oz. poured down the drain.
We also have a local brewery here in OK called Hueberts, it's a travesty to our state's brewing cred. I've only had one and finished it although it was terrible, and I've had buddies tell me of dumping them. Embarrassment to the state.
Coop,Marshall, and Choc FTW!
Captain Lawrence Birra DeCicco...sounded so promising...sometimes I like to pretend I just got a bad bottle
I picked up a FFF Apocalypse Cow from my local spot, which is usually really good about rotating inventory. I picked it up in April...AC is a June release (which I didn't know at the time). Needless to say, it was terrible. Immediate drain pour, but my guy at the shop refunded the cost like a boss.
I rarely drain pour any beer. Last night I had a Trader Joe's Boatswain Twin Screw Teamer Double I.P.A and it was bad... tasted like a soaped up Old-ale. It was drinkable but I decided to take it out of its misery and drink a Fractional IPA instead. I think I will have to start getting pickier about what I drink.
Brooklyn Brewery Concoction. Thought I was drinking sanitizer. SA Cranberry Lambic (even tried again the following year hoping it was better; alas it wasn't). Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin: which made me feel like I know knew what would happen if you drank a liquified Yankee Candle.
Pearl Street Dankenstien DIPA. Pure shit. I had to have 3 Wright Pils to remind myself what a good beer was.
Had this too. Was like someone farted in my mouth.
120 Minute...I will never understand the raves
Drinking this beer was as enjoyable as listening to Rick from Pawn Stars laugh.
"I've got six of these left, boiled brats in one and it did not affect the brats"
Just 2 days ago.
Most recently I drain poured Epic Brainless on Peaches.....what a mess of a beer.
Tough to decide which I poured down the train quicker between voodoo Bacon donuts or batch 31 blue lady.
Last night I drain poured Odells Saboteur. Both the smell and the taste seemed unintentionaly funky. I think I had been hanging on to the bottle form nearly a year. I kept trying to go back to it throughout the evening but could not.
yer I think that's cause it's a Wild Ale
New hollan envious, one small drink, one 21oz drain pour. #fail
I'm sure it's been mentioned, but...
I have never poured out a beer because it was that terrible. I always manage to choke it down and appreciate the experience of trying a beer I hadn't yet tried. But Rogue's Voodoo Maple Bacon Donut was a close one. Fortunately, we had split the bottle between five of us, so we didn't have to suffer through the whole thing. If it had been a bottle just for myself, I would have poured it.
I appreciate adventurous crazy beers. I was hoping a maple bacon donut beer might work. But it just tasted like liquid smoke and baco-bits. It was beyond the point of adventurous and creative and crossing into the obnoxious and gimmicky territory.
Magic hat pistil, gross
OH! I thought of another one. Leinenkugel's Lemon Shandy. It was too much like a Mike's Hard Lemonade. Any beer flavor that was present wasn't quality either. I had brought a 6 pack to a BBQ, took a sip of one, left the BBQ, went back to the liquor store, bought something good, and returned to the party. I never touched any of the other lemon shandys.
DFH 120 min IPA ...was just undrinkable, may have been an old beer but it triggered gag reflexes.
2012 Pump king...way too sweet, couldn't make it through half the bottle.
Red Hoptober... the name is misleading, no hops stand out, reminded me more of Newcastle brown ale.
One that actually finished but is worth mentioning because I had to force myself to finish it was Mission's Shipwrecked DIPA , I was dissapointed considering their IPA is pretty good.
+1 on the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon. What an awful mess of a beer - an overly sweet, gimmick. I had it the same day that Four Hands (St. Louis) released their Smoked Pigasus, a smoked bacon maple porter. I thought it'd be interesting to pair up two "bacon" beers. The Smoked Pigasus was incredible - a solid porter with notes of the smoke*, bacon, and maple, but all of these flavors were just enough to enhance the cocoa nip/roasted/espresso taste of the porter base. Made the Voodoo Doughnut Bacon seem all the worse.
*The smoke flavor was provided by the award-winning Mike Emerson, of Pappy's BBQ fame. Great collaboration beer.
Marston, Thompson & Evershed Old Empire IPA. Skunked and metallic due to being in a clear bottle, poor handling (likely) and heaven knows how old it was.
Laughing Dog - The Dogfather. Imperial Stout. I have to stay I'm not a fan of smoked beers but I had never had a drain pour of any kind until this. This beer was straight burnt and straight awful. i passed it around the room to make sure it wasn't just me. the looks on each face as the burnt substance went down the throats confirmed my belief.
The first time I tried Fat Tire I drainpoured it. I was a couple weeks shy of my 21st birthday and couldn't handle how bitter it was (at the time). Luckily, I gave it another shot once I got my beer legs and couldn't say enough good things about it.
Also Triple Bock. I tried to take down a bottle alone. Didn't work.
The first time I ever drank Samichlaus (which was probably '99) and Firestone Walker 15. I have a suspicion that if I'd let the 15 age for a year, it would have been much better. That said, FW 14--amazing, FW XVI--pretty darn good, but nothing tops FW DDBA.
Not so much of a tale, but I just drained back to back (out of date) Widmer Nelson and BrewDog Punk IPAs
Gusher infection on a homebrewed batch of maple syrup dark ale. It was my buddy's first (and only) attempt at bottling, and we are pretty sure it happened during that process (tasted fine when sampled at secondary transfer). I suspect the bottling spigot was the culprit, because EVERY bottle of the 5 gallon batch was a gusher. He actually drank a couple, but I couldn't get through one and I poured out my share of the batch. Maple syrup ales should NOT be sour! He uses kegs exclusively now.
Ranger ipa last night. Well not drain pour, just give away.
If i wanted a side of sugar with my beer i would drink lindemans! IPA and sugar don't mix!
Absolutely torn about drain pouring anything. However, just cracked open a Spike & Jerome's "barley wine"(?). Not a stranger to sours but I was literally unable to drink it. I thought it might have gone south from something bottle related. I usually read other reviews after trying a couple of said beers first. Looked this one up immediately to see if my suspicion of tainting was correct. It's not. Just a REALLY sour (read vinegary) beer. So sad... So sad.
You must've had a bad bottle of Red Hoptober.
Never remotely considered it to have that taste.
When I first started drinking craft beer I had an Arrogant Bastard and I guess I "wasn't worthy" because I couldn't even handle half of it. Now I think it's great, obviously. Still want to try some Double Bastard.
Received a Leinenkugel case from relatives at a 50th birthday party, because they knew I liked the fancy beer (ie., not bud light). Eventually, brought them out...so, pretty much all poured, but the true enemy, was something called Fireside Nut Brown. Be afraid ...
Of good breweries, I drank it down, but not looking for another ImmortAle any time soon. But I love DFH for shizzle.... A Salud!
I bought 3 bottles when it first came out. What a mistake! That crap is still sitting on the shelves here.
Just from recent memory:
Southern Tier creme brulee. Don't get me wrong, I feel like they hit all the right flavors of a creme brulee in a stout, and I actually liked the first half of the bottle, but this thing should really be an 8 oz. bottle or less.
Southern tier pumking. The creamy buttery pie crust action going on was just way too much, tasted like I was drinking an old biscuit.
Goose Island Night stalker. Jesus christ, what do they put in this thing to give it that skunky aftertaste? It was just terrible.
Dogfish head 120 min IPA. This thing is a rum raisin cake on meth. Absolutely undrinkable sugar bomb.
Dogfish head Ta henket. Smells and tastes like drinking old sweaty socks.
Dogfish head Pangaea. WTF kind of flavor is this supposed to impart?
For both Dogfish head La Antonia and Festina Peche, it's probably just because I don't like pilsner or sour styles, so I'm not gonna rag on these, it might be a matter of personal taste.
Brew dog dogma. I just don't understand the idea behind this one at all. Are there actually people out there that like this beer and are able to discern flavors from it?
Punkin-I poured it in the yard, I didn't want to hurt the bacteria in my septic tank. I took one swallow of it, spit it out and had to rinse my mouth.
I have recently re-visited some DFH beers I really hated a couple of years ago. I just don't like them now, maybe I've run across worse beers. I was able to drink a taster glass of 120 minute, but at $5 for a 4 oz glass there's no way I would have bought it, and a friend gave me a bottle of 90 minute that wan't as bad as I remembered.
Almost every IPA DIPA or anything close when I get home from working a midnight. I dont know what the deal is but I cant handle them in the morning (night for me). Tried a couple and thought they were light struck then tried them another day and they were fine... First occurance was Bells two hearted ale.
I typically like most of the Oklahoma stuff, but I dumped Coop's Horny Toad almost immediately. I'd be willing to try it again as I'm not sure how long the person had it before giving it to me.
Not Oklahoma, but I also dumped Avery's - The Czar. Again, I'm hoping it was just not as fresh as it needed to be, but it was terrible the one and only time I tried it.
As far as I can remember, this has been my only drain pour to date. Absolutely wretched stuff:
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