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Last beer to blow you away?

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

  1. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    i'm not sure about blown away but these were the most recent ones that i was really into:

    tart of darkness
    shorts spruce pils
    this one goes to 11
    BB Pt5
  2. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA is pretty damn good. St. Feuillien Grand Cru was spectacular as well.
    eyeenjoybeer likes this.
  3. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (395) Illinois Oct 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Every time I have BCBS I'm blown away.
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  4. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Had my first heady topper a couple nights ago. I am afraid its ruined me.
    MEW and stayclean like this.
  5. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Advocate (720) Pennsylvania Feb 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    I wouldn't exactly say blown away, but I was very impressed by Lagunitas Daytime being as low abv as it is.
    jminch, ThisWangsChung and siege06nd like this.
  6. I had never really had a lot of British beers, but I had Clay Street and Dr. Bartlett's from Bull City Burger. They totally blew me away.

    Founders Harvest just blew any preconceived notions about wet hopped beers clear into kingdom come.
  7. eajb24

    eajb24 Aficionado (205) Connecticut May 26, 2005

    Hopzilla by Lawsons Finest
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  8. teal

    teal Aficionado (195) Wisconsin May 3, 2012

    Don't know that any have ever "blown me away" but 2 that I was surprised by and have enjoyed more than most - Old Chub by Oskar Blues and Buffalo Sweat by Tallgrass.
  9. egrace84

    egrace84 Poobah (1,070) Illinois Mar 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Masala Mama this past weekend. I fell in love with this beer!
    bstyle likes this.
  10. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (840) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    Serendipity! And probably Leon when I open that up soon!
  11. New England Brewing Co. Ghandi-Bot (juicy & amazing, completely surprised)
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  12. udubdawg

    udubdawg Advocate (550) Kansas Dec 11, 2006

    homebrewed IPA, right now.
    The brewer is a genius. Humble too. ;)

    sticking with what the rest of you are posting, uh, Noel de Calabaza was the most recent I suppose.

  13. Pittsky

    Pittsky Savant (250) Florida May 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    funky buddha no crusts...it was like i got fucked in the face with a PBJ
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  14. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,285) Michigan May 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    In the last month:

    Dupont Foret
    St. Bernardus Tokyo
    Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (blew me away more than the first time I had it last year)


    You could say I like Belgian style beer a bit :D
  15. bstyle

    bstyle Champion (860) Indiana Apr 27, 2006 Beer Trader

  16. teamizm

    teamizm Savant (405) California Feb 4, 2005

    HF Everett
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  17. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Heady Topper and (512) Pecan Porter cask w/blueberries and cocoa nibs. Heady Topper one of the few beers ever to live up to the hype in my head and the one off Pecan Porter was more delicious than it sounds....
  18. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,285) Michigan May 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    Really looking forward to this one. I need to break it open soon
  19. shand

    shand Advocate (705) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Hop Rod Rye, for sure.
    lokieman likes this.
  20. Gushue3

    Gushue3 Savant (405) Massachusetts Jun 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Kuhnhenn Road Rash Imperial Stout. As guy Fieri would say, "This stuff is off the hook!"
  21. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poobah (1,070) New Jersey Dec 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    Thanks to some generous BAs, I'd say Mamouche and Upland Raspberry lambic.
  22. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    Someone else mentioned this, but Zombie Dust was another one. I'd heard it was good, but I'm not much for plain old pale ales yet I was able to get my hands on ONE 12 oz bottle so I figured, wtf why not? Holy shitballs, it was a piece of art, man!

  23. Fou Foune and Beatification after trying them for the first time over the Summer.
  24. kini

    kini Aficionado (125) Hawaii Jun 24, 2008

    2010 the abyss that sat in my fridge since December 2010. It was the best beer I've ever had by a huge margin. Better than when it was fresh. Aging turned it from an awesome beer to liquid sex.
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  25. Zach136

    Zach136 Advocate (620) Georgia Jun 17, 2012

    Most recently...

    Terrapin - So Fresh and So Green Green, wasn't expecting much with a 3.59 rAvg. But a taste pour at the brewery lead to me using up all but on of my tickets on it.

    Also, Schlenkerla's Weizen was my first intro to smoked beers and that was pretty exciting.
  26. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (410) Illinois May 18, 2011

    Arrogant Bastard. People at the bar must've thought I was crazy when I started laughing to myself, getting all giddy at how much I liked it. (I tried it a couple years before and thought it tasted like sawdust. Thought I should try it again with my more "refined" palate. Glad I did.)
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  27. Airyk12

    Airyk12 Aficionado (155) Oregon Jan 1, 2011

    2007 Fred from the Wood. Damn fine. Anyone who can make a beer that bottle conditions that well is worthy of praise, for sure.
  28. shawnp

    shawnp Advocate (585) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Michigan Mud. S'more in a glass.......
  29. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I have to say Pliny the Elder. Just received a bottle in a trade and it for sure lives up to the hype.
    DonDirkA likes this.
  30. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Founders Harvest - the best wet Hop I've ever had, and IMO much better than Wet or anything SN puts out.

    Sublimely Self Righteous - love it, not a big black IPA fan, but this one is different and incredible.
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  31. Drank an Adam batch 84 (this particular batch is tits, by the way) this summer and it made me remember how many spectacular beers are easy to come by. Drank another last night and had the same "Holy Hell, that is great!" moment.
  32. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Last Beer: Moylans Hopsickle
    Before that: Zombie Dust
    Before that: Odell Myrcenary
  33. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have only had one bottle of my Harvest so far and although it's awesome I liked the Broo Doo I had on tap a little better.
  34. Portico Brewing - Rendition. I had at the MA Craft Brewers Guild fest. Its a belgian sour wit that really stimulates the palate
  35. Founders Harvest Ale is delicious but based on the wet hopped beers that I've tasted this year...

    Wet > Harvest Ale > Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere (IMO)
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  36. Just opened two bottles to celebrate the SF GIANTS CHAMPIONSHIP!
    The Wanderer
    Maple Tripple
    Both off the hook good
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  37. Dark Horse BB Plead the 5th blew me away earlier this year. Surly Darkness (2012) blew me away on Saturday.

    New Glarus Enigma and The Brew Kettle White Rajah (extra from tat2dhllblly - thx!) were very pleasant surprises.
  38. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Advocate (645) Georgia Mar 8, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Burnt Hickory's Charred Walls of the Damned barleywine with half aged in brandy and half aged in whisky barrels. WAY better than I expected and just plain unfair to the other beers at Hotoberfest earlier this month.
  39. I was going to post Flora as well. I was really caught off guard by how good it was.
  40. doobliebop

    doobliebop Aficionado (225) Colorado Dec 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Melange #3 and before that Persica