Lagunitas Sucks IPA (on-tap) not as good as last year's?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Immortale25, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Champion (795) North Carolina May 13, 2011 Verified

    I don't know if it's because I'm more well-acquainted with Zombie Dust and Palate Wrecker now, but Sucks just doesn't have as much of a citrus kick or floral quality as I remember it having last year. It's still not bad and I'm definitely still going to buy a sixer when I see it on the shelves just to compare, but it's just not where I remember it being before. Are my standards just too high now?
     
  2. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    Yea sorry tastes lovely to me and just as good as I remember
     
  3. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (650) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Verified

    I cant really compare it to the year before, but I've had 2012 Sucks and It's definitely nowhere near as hoppy as Zombie Dust. Actually it's not that Hoppy (or bitter) at all, it's a pretty well balanced IPA.
     
  4. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Champion (885) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Verified

    I'm sorry. We won't be able to deal with your "Lagunitas Sucks isn't as good as last year's batch" thread until we finish up with the "Hopslam isn't as good" thread.
    Please try back on Monday.
     
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  5. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Champion (885) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Verified

    Sorry. I forgot we are also dealing with a "Flower Power is not as good" thread as well.
    Better if you try back the end of next week.
     
  6. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Savant (430) Connecticut Oct 21, 2009 Verified

    What the fuck is wrong with us! Holy shit this is madness.
     
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  7. thepartybird

    thepartybird Zealot (85) Colorado Jun 24, 2011

    Can we just sticky a "every seasonal beer is probably not going to taste as good as the first time you tried it because you spent eight months or more ruminating about how awesome it was the first year you had it" topic?

    Or would that be too long?
     
  8. Geez, and I was just getting over the lack of nutmeg in Celebration this year.

    Do these threads really need to happen every year about every good IPA?
     
  9. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Champion (885) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Verified

    Apparently, yes they do.

    At least we have the format for the thread down:
    1) A is not as good as last year. It is not as _____
    2) Yes it is. In fact it is even ______ier.
    3) B is better than A anyway.
    4) C is better than A and B
     
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  10. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (650) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Verified

    Ok eff it. In honor of this thread I just popped open a sucks. Cheers!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Champion (795) North Carolina May 13, 2011 Verified

    LMAO @ all of SammyJaxxxx's posts. Yeah, it's probably the same as last year's and this is all just an example of how expectations can alter one's objectivity.
     
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  12. No, you're wrong, cuz I had some and that shit was on fire.
     
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  13. GoGators

    GoGators Advocate (715) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Verified

    So are you saying its not good or are you saying it sucks?????
     
  14. I can only speak to the bottles which I would say are just as good if not better then last winter when I tasted this liquid ecstasy!
     
  15. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (430) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

    I was hoping this would not happen and it didn't. Tastes just as amazing as last year.
     
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Perhaps your tastes are just "too developed" because it tastes exactly the same as I remember it: delicious.