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Poorly Rated Beers That You Actually Liked

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mcrago, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (395) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    My personal scale is that I tend not to try beers that score below 80 on BA if I can avoid it. Having said that, I do try beers from time to time that I like. One such beer was this one: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10629/21260. I was able to get it fresh in Grand Rapids and actually enjoyed it. So, the title says it all - what's yours?
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  2. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (200) New York Apr 2, 2009

  3. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (650) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Verified

    120 minute. Beastly.
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  4. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Savant (355) Massachusetts Nov 30, 2010

    120 minute? poorly rated? um
  5. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (650) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Verified

    Eh it's a 4.0 I think its way underrated.
  6. mrovelli

    mrovelli Savant (295) Massachusetts Oct 12, 2004 Subscriber

    Used to drink (and enjoy) Rolling Rock when is was brewed in Latrobe, PA (the version out of Newark by AB doesn't taste the same). Full of adjuncts of course, but I liked the slight diacetyl/skunkiness. Perhaps it was the ice-cold 7oz'ers after softball, those many moons ago.
  7. vthippie

    vthippie Aficionado (200) Vermont Dec 18, 2012


    Tommykocker Maple Nut Brown Ale

    Not saying it's the greatest beer in the world and I haven't had it in years so I'm sure my opinion would be different but back about 10-15 years ago whenever i was in CO and everyone was drinking Fat Tire, Buffalo Gold and 90 Schilling I would take one of these any day of the week instead.
  8. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (445) Arizona Dec 20, 2012

    In that case, I'm choosing Chocolate Rain. At only 4.47, I think it's underrated. Because that makes sense as a choice according to thread title, right?
  9. TravisR

    TravisR Savant (365) New Jersey Dec 31, 2012

    Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. There's just something about it that I dig, and look forward to every fall. Rated 68 by BA and 41 by the BROS.
  10. vthippie

    vthippie Aficionado (200) Vermont Dec 18, 2012

    I think someone needs to explain to you the difference between poorly rated and underrated.
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  11. atomic

    atomic Savant (480) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Verified

    Blue Moon Grand Cru
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/306/54083I managed to get two bottles at $5 a bottle instead of the typical $10 most places wanted. Still over priced, but quite tasty.

    And since I'm on the topic of Wit beers, Shocktop is pretty good.
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  12. adamant1912

    adamant1912 Savant (425) Michigan Jan 10, 2010

    I randomly bought a 6 pack of this last year while camping and thought it was pretty good.
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  14. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (670) Iowa Aug 7, 2011 Verified

    Imperial. Comes in at a solid 66 on BA, but in the summer I think it is delicious and refreshing.
  15. Hated that beer. Could have had another 4 pack of FBS for $3 more. Live and learn.

  16. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (935) Finland Aug 15, 2010

  17. This. It was one of the first pumpkin ales I ever had and I like it. I almost feel obligated to like it since it was part of my initiation of getting into craft beer. Prior to that, I never really cared for beer and stuck with Guinness and Bass Ale if I really felt like having a beer. I've come a long way.
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  18. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

    The Mission Amber score of 79 kind of surprises the hell out of me- one of the best domectically-brewed alts I've had.
  19. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (395) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

  20. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    Triple Bock
    rDev +39.9%
  21. Saranac Black Forest is an all time favorite, and imho one of the greatest of all times, to be redundant! Also Magic Hat #9
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  22. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (585) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Verified Subscriber

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  23. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (740) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

  24. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

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  25. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    Enjoined? So you and this beer fused together into a single being? I guess that is one way of saying you "became one" with the beer. Sorry couldn't help myself :rolleyes:
  26. Its not really poorly rated but I thought Stone 14th was one of the best DIPA's I've ever had and it only has an 87.
    Also have a soft spot for Rolling Rock (canned is the way to go), Coors and Icehouse at least during the summer months.
  27. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Advocate (530) Minnesota Oct 4, 2012 Verified

    How anyone can find shipyard's nutmeg seltzer water appealing is beyond me. But hey, to each his own.

    For me, I really dig SN summerfest and Abita amber as session lagers. Both are around 80 on here I believe.
  28. HopCraverDave

    HopCraverDave Aficionado (175) Ohio Feb 20, 2013

    Pretty annoying of the people in this thread who dropped a link to the beer instead of just naming it.

    I mean, really?
  29. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Advocate (735) Minnesota Feb 6, 2013 Verified

    Belhaven Best...though I think it's nostalgia than anything else.
  30. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    Speaking of Belhaven, I had a Twisted Thistle IPA yesterday. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either
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  31. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Champion (840) New Jersey Oct 27, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    Plus in the brewpub they serve it with the rim of the glass covered in sugary cinnamon goodness. Even the sampler glass!
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  32. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    Dude, is it that hard of a task to click a link and then hit the back button afterward? -10 points for lameness
  33. Wow, I've never looked up Summerfest before. I am surprised it's so low. I love that brew!
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  34. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Advocate (735) Minnesota Feb 6, 2013 Verified

    I'll have to look for that.
  35. JISurfer

    JISurfer Champion (995) Hawaii Dec 10, 2002 Verified

    Miller Chill, Trader Jose Dark, and Voodoo Doughnut
  36. jcreegan

    jcreegan Savant (265) Florida Aug 12, 2010 Subscriber

    Lucky u ipa from Breckinridge.
  37. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (200) New York Apr 2, 2009

    Twisted Thistle was one of my first introductions into IPA's. Had it on tap many years ago at the now recently deceased Mahars in Albany and it immediately had me seeking out more (and now obviously better) IPA's. Cheers to Twisted Thistle.
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  38. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (365) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Verified

    I actually enjoyed Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. Several years back when I considered Leinenkugels a "superior" beer, I drank this a lot. I remember one time I went with my girlfriend to a Miller event downtown when she was a Miller Girl and they gave me a pitcher of it for free. I was in hog heaven
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