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Last beer to blow you away?

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

  1. B33R501

    B33R501 Initiate (0) Pennsylvania Jan 16, 2012

    agree with the op few and far between. im my case 3 years in now its been there, done that. however the bourbon county really stands out, only 4 left from my first case. this beer is simply (by far) the best ive ever had,
    the only thing that comes remotely close is the recent draught release of hop 15. so there's two beers. i dont think its possible to make a better beer than these 2. and i dont expect to find one.
     
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  2. Last night - Ipswich Oatmeal Stout.

    Been drinking this beer for at least 10 years now and it still blows me away each time I drink it.
     
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  3. JayDub667

    JayDub667 Aspirant (45) Nov 2, 2012

    Sierra Nevada Hoptimum... Wow...
     
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  4. Didn't think I would post in here again after dick waving the Don Q

    Last night Brewtality brew my mind.

    also agree with subpoena on both his. e-stalking.
     
  5. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

  6. CNR76

    CNR76 Aficionado (120) California Apr 18, 2012

    Some odd ones I've tries lately.

    Anchorage Brewing - Love Buzz

    Black Market Brewing - Black Hole Sun
     
  7. stakem

    stakem Champion (965) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009 Verified

    Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged

    It is very rare for me to open a large format bottle by myself. It is even more rare that I finish drinking a beer that big and immediately open a second bottle of the same thing. Yeah, that happened here. Im anxious to try Leon and the Imperial Sweet stout that was also aged in Cognac barrels. Cognac Church on a hill raised the bar for me not only for barleywine but also for barrel aged beer.
     
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  8. Maine Beer Co Peeper Ale
     
  9. fortsambo

    fortsambo Savant (305) Colorado Feb 14, 2011 Verified

    Some recent beers that impressed me are Aroma Coma, Big Bad Baptist, Oud Floris, Love Child #2, Ephraim, Otiose, Cascade Blueberry, Imperial Biscotti Break.... man, I've been drinking good.
     
  10. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (665) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    Ruination 10th !!
     
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  11. DarthGuitarHero

    DarthGuitarHero Savant (480) Minnesota Jan 15, 2011 Verified

    Recently had the Eclipse 50/50 Elija Craig 12 Year that's been sitting around since May. Phenomenal! I prefer it to BCBS. Such a silkly mouthfeel, and more vanilla than chocolate. Big, but not hot, and soooo drinkable. Too bad it's so expensive.
     
  12. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Champion (905) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    I don't know that it really BLEW ME AWAY, but the last really good beer I had was "Heart of Darkness" by Magic Hat.
     
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  13. Schmaltz Sweet Sixteen was unreal!
     
  14. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Advocate (630) New York Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    Ok, I had this one last year but it's worth mentioning for its sheer awesomeness...Rodenbach 2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230)

    Better than amazing, it's only 7% abv but ages so well. One of the best and most complex beers I've ever had. Pretty hard to find, but I have access to some, if anyone's looking for a trade ; )

    No, but seriously, shameless plug aside, I'm not kidding.
     
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  15. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Those Rodenbach Vintage beers are by far the best beers they make.
     
  16. dachp

    dachp Aficionado (240) Colorado Apr 17, 2010 Verified

    Apis IV from Elevation Brewery, only 6 months old and they are putting out solid beers
     
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  17. Vera Mae. E. Heady Topper. Consecration. Sang Noir. Duet.
     
  18. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Advocate (535) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2011 Subscriber

    Having my first Expedition Stout right now and it's tingling me just right. If everyone seems to nod that this thing is better with a year or so on it and I'm liking it this much fresh, woo boy...
     
  19. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    I thought it was awesome when I had it fresh. I drank two sixers. But I put 3 away for age. It was bottled Dec 2010. I still have one left, I am hoping to save it til my 30th bday in 2015.
     
  20. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (625) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    I had an espresso sublimenely self righteous tonight that was muchhh better than I was expecting. If you're into black ales and can get this, give it a shot
     
  21. NODA (Charlotte) and CBC (Cambridge)
    I had several offerings from each brewery and they were all extremely good.
     
  22. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Savant (490) Illinois Mar 19, 2012 Verified

    2008 BCBS opened in September just WOW
     
  23. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Aficionado (225) Oregon Nov 27, 2008

    Oblique Coffee Blonde at Cascade.

    Wow, totally blown away by the creativity. Great coffee flavor, great mouth feel, and a surprising amount of hops (60 IBU) that I think would normally disqualify it from being a blonde.

    For a place that is known for it's sours, Cascade is starting to brew some pretty great non-sour stuff as well.
     
  24. It's not worth the money, buy more BCS instead.
     
  25. A corked and caged I believe 2003 La Folie and 3F Lente.
     
  26. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Advocate (515) Massachusetts Oct 27, 2012 Verified

    First time having bcbs and backwoods bastard was this year, just awesome brews. Glad I got a few four packs too enjoy all winter!
     
  27. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (600) Ohio Jul 4, 2008 Verified

    I have to say Mad River's John Barleycorn 2010.
    On the lighter side I'm blown away @ how much I enjoyed Breckenridge's Agave Wheat. I'm real picky w/lighter abv beers and the stuff I've had from Breckenridge up to the Agave has been average to underwhelming.
     
  28. IHyphySF

    IHyphySF Savant (315) California Nov 21, 2011 Verified

    Just tried Cigar city Jai Alai wow im used to west coast ipas but this was amazing.
     
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  29. mikecharley

    mikecharley Advocate (545) Pennsylvania Nov 6, 2008 Verified

    Armand'4 Zomer
     
  30. stmgl01

    stmgl01 Savant (260) Pennsylvania Dec 11, 2007

    BCBS, Tired Hands Zombie, Hill Farmstead Abner
     
  31. PWNtransplant

    PWNtransplant Zealot (95) Ohio Sep 9, 2012

    Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch in calvados barrels with at least six months of age. Thoroughly impressed.
     
  32. WOW, I have a new one from Black Friday...we had several GREAT beers, but I think the
    Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout

    stole the show.
     
  33. Jack's Abby- Kiwi Rising and Boulevard-Saison Brett were the last 2 beers that made me take a big step back and say "whoa".
     
  34. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Had my first Juliet last night. Wowzers I was not expecting that. So damn tart and delicious.
     
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  35. Preluderl

    Preluderl Advocate (570) Pennsylvania Sep 27, 2012 Verified

    Had my first Founders Backwoods Bastard last night, was totally blown away by it.
     
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  36. Want.So.Bad.
     
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  37. pisano

    pisano Advocate (625) Massachusetts Sep 18, 2007 Verified

    Hill Farmstead Vera Mae
     
  38. fehrminator

    fehrminator Advocate (535) North Carolina Jan 26, 2008 Verified

    2012 Olde Hickory Event Horizon this past Sunday. Whoa nelly. Hella good. I thought that the '11 vintage was kind of meh but this year's is the real deal. I'm actively fantasizing about it right now...
     
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  39. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Savant (335) North Carolina Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    Russian River Supplication on draft at the brewpub. If I took notes, it would only read: "Holy shit thats good".
     
  40. Bonis

    Bonis Advocate (530) Ohio Jul 28, 2010

    Columbus Brewing Bodhi DIPA, best DIPA in the world