First beer to blow your mind.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ledzeppelin4, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. chardlogic

    chardlogic Savant (370) Florida Feb 18, 2011 Verified

    Zhukov, then months later Hunahpu, then a year later Apple Brandy Hunahpu.
  2. semibaked

    semibaked Advocate (720) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007 Verified

    Kentucky Breakfast Stout in 2007.
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  3. i don't remember if it was st. bernardus 12 or DFH palo santo maron. i know i had both of those beers for the first time right around the same time, just not sure which came first.
  4. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    KBS, for sure.
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  5. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    I'm optimistic that any day now I'll try the first beer to truly blow my mind.

    But Delirium Tremens may have been the first beer that really tasted like something completely different. It was my first Belgian no doubt
  6. printer1

    printer1 Savant (285) Iowa Aug 29, 2005

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  7. stafford2

    stafford2 Aficionado (240) Maryland Nov 13, 2010

    Stone IPA - About four years ago I was slowly making the transition from BMC - drinking SA white & lager, Blue Moon, SN Pale and Fat Tire. Experimenting with various other beers like Grimburgen and Southhampton white. On 4th of July, a friend brought over some Stone IPA. First one, totally overwhelmed by the hops. Second one, went down much easier. I then tried to return to the miller lite I was previously drinking during the cookout. Opened the can and took one sip and had to throw the can away. The next Friday, I bought my first sixer of Stone IPA on the way home from work. I took my first sip and it was like an epiphany - all these complex flavors, citrus, bitter, smoothness, etc. Since that day, I've never gone back. Literally blew my fucking mind.
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  8. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (440) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Honestly, Rock Art 4 or 5 years ago... Drinking Ridge Runner warm, and then a few years later a fantastic batch of their IIPA. Just fantastic :)
  9. BT when Tyler King brought it to class last year :+)
  10. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,220) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    It was Schneider-Weisse fresh on tap at their brew haus in Munich. Since then, there's been several others, but Schneider was the first that I can remember, it played a big part in drawing me into great beers.
  11. whiskey

    whiskey Savant (490) California Feb 25, 2012 Verified

    Old Rasputin on drinking dessert.
  12. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011


    I thought all this craft beer stuff was "cool" but nothing too exciting. Then I had CBS and BOOM
  13. Chimay red 25 years ago.
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  14. Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
  15. The Duchesse De Bourgogne enjoyed at The Neighborhood in San Diego. Freaking incredible.
  16. Pinepoint

    Pinepoint Aspirant (35) Minnesota Aug 3, 2012

    Hofbrauhaus HB..with the oompa band...years ago...
  17. OldhouseRecs

    OldhouseRecs Advocate (505) North Carolina Aug 3, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    CBS stands for "craft beer stuff" if I'm not mistaken.

    As for me.. thanks to this fine gentleman that is pschul4, little summpin summpin and zombie dust opened my mind.
  18. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (430) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

  19. Unibroue Maudite.
  20. brywhite

    brywhite Poobah (1,235) California Aug 27, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    Olympia, and I'll never forget it. I was 10 years old, mowing the lawn with my Dad. He gave me a sip which upon tasting, I immediately turned into a chug....WOW... having grown up with Soda Pop as a basic "refreshment" for kids the refreshing flavor of an ice cold beer was mind blowing.
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  21. zac16125

    zac16125 Champion (995) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Verified

    Hopslam. I had just started getting into craft beer and happened to grab a single as part of a mix 6er, and BAM. It was hands down the best beer I had ever had, in fact I didn't know beers COULD be that good. It remains one of my top handful of favorite beers to this day.
  22. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    2008 Dark Lord.
  23. zac16125

    zac16125 Champion (995) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Verified

    This was an integral part of my early craft brew experience as well. Love that stuff.
  24. Chimay Blue in Paris when I was 20 years old.
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  25. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Savant (485) Illinois Nov 2, 2011

    NB Ranger. An amazing IPA for 7.99 a sixer is MIND BLOWING!
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  26. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Savant (310) Ohio Jan 15, 2010

    have to say Old Rasputin made me turn the corner.
  27. kempshark

    kempshark Aficionado (150) Florida Jul 22, 2009

    Exactly what I was going to say.....St Bernardus ABT 12 is still one of my top choices, although I am really into the stouts lately.....unfortunately can't get Founders over here (but tasted the Breakfast Stout at a BeerFest and loved it).......
  28. youngleo

    youngleo Aficionado (230) Michigan May 31, 2007

    For me it was Stone, Arrogant Bastard.
  29. philly224

    philly224 Savant (275) Pennsylvania Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    Hopslam for me.
  30. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) New York Feb 25, 2009

  31. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (480) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    espresso oak aged yeti
  32. I have been wowed many times but Hill Farmstead Galaxy Imperial Single Hop makes me thank God I was ever born every time I get a chance to drink it. What a crazy good beer. The perfect beer in my book.
  33. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I remember having Chimay Blue and thinking how this beer was the best beer I ever tasted. That was a while ago however and I now have new favorites but man, I just think back to that time and remember that fantastic taste.
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  34. Tough one here - lots of beers that are memorable...but one that really mind fucked me with its deliciousness?
    Probably Parabola - after my first gulp I sat stunned and am now forever searching for bourbon barrels that can compare.
  35. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Advocate (605) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    of late...............Probably Sculpin. Had two week old Sculpin at ballast Point at the end of SD beer week in 2010. Amazing stuff. So brilliant fresh
  36. Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. Been an IPA guy ever since.
  37. kbrinson

    kbrinson Aficionado (110) Indiana Mar 5, 2010

    Apocypse Cow by 3F's. An amazing Imperial. It's not cheap, but it's seasonal, therefore worth it. I think I'll have another one today.
  38. I used to think dfh 90 min until I tried surly furious
  39. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    DFH 120. Early in my craft career. Still my favorite beer (on tap).
  40. Arrogant Bastard and then Sculpin (many years apart). Arrogant Bastard was my first "craft" beer. The first time I had Sculpin it must have been super fresh cause it was amazing and my head almost blew off