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Last beer to blow you away?

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

  1. nickthetick

    nickthetick Savant (295) Maryland Feb 20, 2010

    agree, 90 minute really got me into the crazy big craft beer and HS Loose Cannon showed me it didn't have to be at $9.99 a sixer. Left Hand Milk Stout however was a beer I got on a whim and made a challenge for other milk stouts to live up to
  2. skinsfan

    skinsfan Champion (950) Maryland May 24, 2005 Beer Trader

    Pliny the Younger (a couple years ago)
    Lagunitas Sucks (went through 3 cases of that stuff last year)
    BCBS (had it for first time a week ago)
  3. Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA
    I've always loved big citrus, mouth puckering bitter IPA's (and I still do).
    But this dank, oniony, garlicky IPA has opened up a whole new world to me...and I'm lovin it !
  4. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (675) Texas Nov 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    Bourbon County Coffee
    Mother of All Storms
    2007 Dark Lord
    Utopias (had been aged, not sure what year it was)
    King Henry
  5. Sierra Nevada Estate
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  6. match1112

    match1112 Champion (750) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    Alpine Nelson, love that beer.
  7. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Champion (790) Jul 4, 2008

    Whale then, I'll just have to send you some more.:)
  8. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Savant (305) New Jersey Mar 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Harvest Ale.. but expected it to as i had it last year
    Tart of Darkness.. Tart is an understatement!
    9.21.12 Stone Enjoy By

    maybe a few others i'm forgetting.. i'm sure if/when i get to try Headdy it'll blow my mind or any HF beers

    Iron Hill Maple Shade Honey Tripper was pretty fantastic i thought had some on Saturday.. anybody local to southern NJ should do their best to give Honey Tripper a taste.. http://ironhillbrewery.com/blog/map...s-zeke-and-jenny-the-making-of-honey-tripper/
  9. Davepoolesque

    Davepoolesque Champion (765) Massachusetts Aug 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    FireStone Double Jack. Idk, just plain flavorful.
    Brewin_Bruin, scootsmal and jamex like this.
  10. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Savant (420) California Feb 15, 2011

    Tart of Darkness. That stuff was sour heaven
    DonDirkA likes this.
  11. Morey

    Morey Advocate (615) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007 Beer Trader

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  12. HevvyMetalHippie

    HevvyMetalHippie Savant (410) Massachusetts Nov 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    Oxbow is so awesome, I wish it was easier for me to get up there.
  13. Bourbon Barrel Sentience by Crooked Stave. Bourbon, quad, sour, deliciousness. I had several, for good reason. Phenominal.
  14. Kaydogg

    Kaydogg Savant (385) Pennsylvania Jan 5, 2011

    Apple Brandy Hunaphu
    not a huge fan of the regular but the AB one is incredible
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  15. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Savant (285) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    Pure hoppiness from Alpine
  16. Alpine's "Double Nelson." Absolutely unlike any other beer I've tried, including regular Nelson.
    jamex likes this.
  17. Duck Duck Gooze and Brandy Barrel Huni
  18. Aestro

    Aestro Aficionado (195) Oregon Nov 29, 2009

    I finally busted open the Russian River T-25, and it was really damn good as expected.

    Also bought another bottle of Hopworks Ace of Spades - that is a really fantastic beer, especially for something that's at the grocery store for a while after its release.

    And just tried Elysian's Night Owl at a friend's recommendation. Normally not an Elysian fan, but that was a pumpkin ale done right.
  19. JLG193

    JLG193 Savant (270) Michigan Sep 14, 2010

    At the Detroit Fall Beer Fest this past weekend.....DH Homobourbon Cherry, Greenbush BA Dystopia and Original Gravity BA Evil Overlord.....all great offerings.
  20. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Had Upland Gilgamesh last night thanks to ehammond1. Wasn't expecting how good that beer is, in immediate need of more!
    ncaudle and ehammond1 like this.
  21. CCB Good Gourd @ GABF
  22. ShameAndFailure

    ShameAndFailure Savant (325) Texas Mar 26, 2009

    Rodenbach Grand Cru
    Lagunitas Sucks
  23. Aestro

    Aestro Aficionado (195) Oregon Nov 29, 2009

    Oh wait, forgot one! Had the Oblique Coffee Blonde from Cascade last week. So weird to be drinking a light-colored beer and having it taste distinctly like coffee. It was a new sensation and delicious.
  24. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (425) Indiana May 21, 2009 Beer Trader

    Bells Wild One and HopCat Rapture both absolutely rocked my world.

    Shorts Kind Ale just surprised me with how good it was.
  25. mverity

    mverity Savant (485) Florida Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Stone Old Guardian Barleywine. I hadn't had it in a few years, then tried it again about a week and a half ago. Mind blown.
  26. jimilayne

    jimilayne Aficionado (245) New York Aug 18, 2012

    Founders Breakfast Stout. Absolutely could actually drink it for breakfast. Dangerous.
  27. muffiewolf

    muffiewolf Aficionado (150) Vermont Jun 21, 2006

    Shed Montain Ale. Unbelivable.
  28. Societe, The Butcher. Blew me away from the first sniff. Nocked my head back
    Ultraman9000 likes this.
  29. nc41

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

    Double Daisy Cutter = wow. Wish I had more.
    smutty33 likes this.
  30. ndak

    ndak Aficionado (140) Pennsylvania Feb 23, 2010

    traquair barrel aged house ale
    Blushing Monk
    Flanders Fred
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  31. likebutter

    likebutter Zealot (90) Florida Feb 7, 2012

    Evil Twin Biscotti Break - if it was $8 instead of $16 for a bomber i might not drink anything else
  32. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Savant (305) New Jersey Mar 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    blushing monk blew me away too, wish i could have gotten a bottle, but i was slow to find out about the backstage series at that time, didn't miss CBS.. got to try blushing monk on tap one time, but want more!
  33. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Jacks Abbys Mom and Pop wet hop lager.
    I dont like lagers. I REALLY enjoyed this beer.

    jlordi12 likes this.
  34. Don Quijote.

    :D(dick waving):D
  35. theGlasstronaut

    theGlasstronaut Savant (300) Pennsylvania Oct 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Manayunk Dreamin' Double IPA Nitro.

    It was my first beer on tap through nitro, so that's really the main reason but DAMN this was a smooth and tasty double ipa.
  36. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    I 4got about New England Galaxy hopped Pale ale.....4.8% a.b.v. (Flavor Explosion!)

    That stuff told "La Daytime" to put it's tail between the legs and go home.

    You'd lose your marbles if you tried this Galaxy I speak of.

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  37. chimaychick

    chimaychick Aficionado (230) New Jersey Mar 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    Absolutely agree....this beer was awesome fresh!!
  38. Had a draft while walking around Good Company. Definitely exceeded my expectations!
  39. chimaychick

    chimaychick Aficionado (230) New Jersey Mar 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    Agreed!! And love that someone else uses the term Shitballs besides myself!!
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  40. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. It was bottled in 2009 (unfortunately, I had no other dates to compare to) so I don't know how much of a difference that made... but my god, that was some good beer.