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Last beer to blow you away?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mychalg9, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    They are becoming few and far between for me, unfortunately. I think it was Sam Smith Apricot Ale for me. Was not expecting that.....
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  2. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Florida Jun 24, 2010

  3. Flying Fish Exit 16
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  4. philbe311

    philbe311 Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Jan 21, 2008 Subscriber

    I have to go back to a couple months, but DFH 75-Minute IPA from cask at the brewpub was stellar...
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  5. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (300) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    stone enjoy by 9/21/2012. that beer was phenomonal
  6. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (485) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    Boneyard Suge Knight last night. #BCBSkiller
  7. Handle

    Handle Savant (415) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    I think the last one to really blow me away was Rice, Rice Baby, a rice milk stout (no lactose) brewed collaboratively between Birdsong Brewing and Free Range Brewing here in Charlotte. It was just perfectly balanced between the roast and sweetness from both vanilla beans and the rice milk.
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  8. ditka311

    ditka311 Aficionado (235) Illinois Aug 22, 2009

    This is going to be rather pedestrian but I am drinking Founders Harvest Ale and I didn't expect it to be nearly as good as it is.

    Also, just got back from Minneapolis and tried Furious for the first time. I know it got a lot of hype so I was a little leery but wow...it is well deserved.

    Edit to add: Founders has never disappointed me so I don't know why I am that surprised but I am.
  9. Upright Cuvée Lactovasilios.
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  10. radio2525

    radio2525 Savant (380) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    PvW sexual chocolate
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  11. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    For me, I wasn't expecting Heavy Handed by Two Brothers, makes me want to move to the midwest, and definitely savor this last one I have.
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  12. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (525) Indiana Jan 4, 2012 Beer Trader

  13. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    The first Heady Topper I drank last night. Followed by the second one.
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  14. Swinging Harry.
    Cuvee Lactovasilios.
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  15. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (460) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Funkwerks White


    HF GoM

    Why? Complexity :D
  16. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    Oxbow Oxtoberfest, MBC King Titus, or a sneak peak of Allagash's next batch of Red to be released(got the inside tour of the wild room and the Maine rep and good friend cracked open a bottle with two(ish) years on it. AMAZING stuff.) Titus was awesome, turned me back on to porters which I had been straying away from, Oxtoberfest was just incredible in all ways- the touch of smoke at the end really put that beer over the top, and Red is just one of the best stateside sours you can find.
  17. late to the party but.....Zombie Dust
  18. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    In order of when I tried them:
    Stone 15th Anniversary: August 2011
    Heady Topper: July 2012
    Kern Citra: August 2012. This one I revisited and found it to be amazing!!!
  19. completely blown away by, firestone walker double dba. random in a trade but thankful for the chance and now i need more
  20. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Mother of All Storms, most recent.
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  21. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    PvW Sexual Chocolate?!?!? I didn't know about that one. Damn!!! I Want, I want, I want.
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  22. Funk Metal
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  23. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Advocate (580) Delaware Feb 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    Enjoy by 11.09.12. Easily ranks up there with my all-time favorite DIPAs.
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  24. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (680) Illinois Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Isabelle Proximus shared by ShadesofGrey at Dday. Sofaking good
  25. SatlyMalty

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Washington Sep 12, 2012

    I also had my first Heady Topper (thank you time4lunch) recently. Before that it was Hop Venom from Boneyard! I can't wait for Boneyard to start canning.
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  26. 806Polarbeer

    806Polarbeer Disciple (70) Texas Oct 18, 2012

    I would have to say Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. I just found out about it and picked up two 4-packs on a friends suggestion, and am ready to go pick up a case tomorrow. Dark truth by boulevard is not far behind. You would not get a stout close to this guy a year ago and now i can't get enough of them.
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  27. 806Polarbeer

    806Polarbeer Disciple (70) Texas Oct 18, 2012

    Rumor is that my local store is supposed to be getting a case of Black Ops and luckily i have a friend at the store that will save me a bottle if they do.
  28. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (890) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Heady was the biggest revelation in recent memory, but that's over six months ago now. More recently, Lunch was pretty damn good, as was Sofie, but honestly the last time I had Two Hearted on tap (like 2-3 weeks ago), I was really, really surprised at just how good it really is. Unbelievably good beer for the price.

    Oh, I have a real answer to this: Stillwater Cellar Door, in late May. That blew me away.
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  29. heresy22

    heresy22 Savant (465) California Apr 9, 2007 Subscriber

    Super IPA
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  30. Wisconsin Belgian Red but I have had it about a thousand times but last night I had it at a local craft bar and it blew my mind... No beer should have that much awesome flavor at 4%, but I am sure glad it does.
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  31. ScottO

    ScottO Savant (355) California Mar 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Had my first KBS a couple of weeks ago. That is one great beer.
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  32. sleuthdog

    sleuthdog Advocate (705) Illinois Oct 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Most recently for me I'd have to say FFF Apocalypse Cow. Took me by surprise and a nice twist on a DIPA.
  33. warrenout330

    warrenout330 Aficionado (240) Ohio Oct 19, 2012

    Pannepot...... as far as a quad..... this really caught me off guard...... very sweet tart/sour foward...... delicious
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  34. Persica
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  35. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Epic's Big Bad Baptist.

    I had to resist every urge in my body last night at dinner from ordering a glass of it, as I was limiting myself to a single lower ABV drink for the night. So hard but I persevered....certainly helped to have other options of interest!

    But, yeah, loving this beer since discovering a few weeks back. I have made trips to the bar just to have some, plus grabbed some extra bottles for the fridge.
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  36. Hill Farmstead Vera Mae and Flora I had last night.....
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  37. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Champion (750) New York Aug 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, kinda like a DFH 90 Minute light, but not really light...you know what I mean.
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  38. kagent777

    kagent777 Savant (270) Utah Dec 6, 2009

    Most recently, Smuttynose Baltic Porter. So complex and tasty, and not as viscous as the thickest stouts.
  39. bmur112

    bmur112 Savant (440) Maryland Jan 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    Fou Foune...incredible
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  40. Heady Topper . . . Lives up to the hype. Just plain amazing. Second would have to be SSS from De Molen.
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