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TG Assassin

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by beerboy9960, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Can anyone give me some info on how often this gets released, what is previously traded for, etc??
     
  2. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (505) Missouri May 11, 2012

    The Iowa guys will offer more help but I believe its been released once. Plan on trading your best beers for it
     
  3. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (450) Iowa Nov 14, 2011

    It should more or less be an annual release going forward. The last batch released (yellow wax) was much better than the previous. Also, it's been trading pretty high recently (along the lines of Proprietor's and I think someone told me they traded for a DDG but not 100% sure if I remember that correctly). Cheers!

    Mike
     
  4. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (505) Missouri May 11, 2012

    Like I said, the Iowa guys know whats up!
     
  5. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (450) Iowa Nov 14, 2011

    ... and just for reference, I got 2 bottles. I sent one out and the other I drank with my friend who bought it for me. So I have had no bottles since about a week after it was released and have no reason to care about the trade value at this point. That being said, I think it was a case limit at the brewery, so some people should still have a stash.
     
  6. TequilaSauer

    TequilaSauer Savant (380) Florida Dec 31, 2006

    It's trading pretty bonkers. I know someone who dealt several rare bombers for one. The beer is supposedly godlike. If you really want it, definitely be prepared to roll out heavy hitters and potentially let go of multiples.
     
  7. I traded a lot of my Assassin away and for a lot less than several rare bombers per bottle. I am trading my last one for CW black gold, a 13 BCBCS and a 13 KBS.
     
  8. jrob21

    jrob21 Aficionado (130) Georgia May 4, 2006

    I traded an Assassin for a PVW 20 year Eclipse in case that helps.
     
  9. 20 yrs value I think has dropped pretty drastically idk if that trade would happen now
     
  10. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    I traded mine shortly after it came out 1:1 for Peche n Brett. New batch is coming out in the first half of this year. no solid date as they bottle it when they think it is ready, rather than based on time.
     
  11. My friend brought one to a tasting a couple months ago, everyone agreed that it was good, but I would just wait for whenever the new batch comes out rather than trying to trade for one now. Prop + Backyard + 4-pack of BCBCS is a lot of really tasty beer to give up, and that's the only offer I've seen recently.

    And do any Iowans have an idea re: bottle count of the yellow wax? Or at least reasoned speculation?
     
  12. Stevedore

    Stevedore Champion (855) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    I think yellow wax was 1200 bottle count, one case limit pp at the brewery. At least a small bit went to distribution and at least a small bit of that showed up in Madison.
     
  13. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    This is correct. It was a case limit at brewery release. $20/bottle. Very, very small amount went to distro (I think Des Moines may have gotten a few cases). Release party this year is set for late Spring/early Summer, but not date set as of yet. Therefore, it will be 4+ months before it's released again (this years is aged in Pappy barrels too).
     
  14. Cool, thanks guys. And as a not-at-all-constructive aside, really getting weary of the advertising of Pappy barrels. Had way too many mediocre to not good Pappy treatments in the last year. Just let the beer speak for itself.

    But of course I understand the other side, if a brewery can get the barrels, why the hell wouldn't you leverage that hype train? So, fair enough. Anyway, looking forward to the next release, regardless.
     
  15. I wouldn't trade anything that great for this beer. I have had it a few times now and its way too sweet/buttery for me to drink more than a couple ounces of it. Of course your mileage may vary but almost everyone that has had it in my presences wouldn't trade bcbs for it. I wish I traded my last bottle.
     
  16. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (420) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

    Regardless of personal taste and the barrel aged treatment of the previous or future versions this beer is carrying a 4.5+ rating across 281 reviews. It's not my favorite but I think it's reception by the BA community speaks for itself.
     
  17. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    Agreed. It's becoming quite a trend in this forum that if anyone asks anything about a specific beer, a handful of people have to just in with their "Eh, it was just OK & my buddies didn't think it was much better" comments no matter how highly rated/sought after the beer

    And no, I don't have any bottles to trade.
     
  18. prop+ backyard+4pk of BCBCS. That is to much. Sometimes the price is just to high. I traded most of mine for far less.
     
  19. I had 2 bottles. Gave one to a friend and the other I traded for a Cherry Rye. I got to try it a couple of times and last years Assassin just wasn't my favorite. Will I be looking to try the 2014 version. Of course.
     
  20. I agree that tastes differ and a large number of reviews coupled with a high average rating has to mean something. That said, the number of beers > 4.5 today is massively greater than what it was a few years ago, especially before hads were a thing. I'm not saying people aren't right to love these beers, but it's to the point that I'm desensitized to a 4.5, and if it's a new beer below 4.2, I don't even get that excited. Giving a beer a 5 should be a serious thing. But this is mostly off-topic and has little to do with Assassin, so carry on!
     
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  21. GBallHead

    GBallHead Savant (265) Indiana Oct 6, 2011

    appreciate the heads up, was about to seek this one out, will definitely just wait for next release.
     
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  22. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (650) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    Not a single beer on this planet worth a Prop/Backyard/ 4 bcbs combo.
     
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  23. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Wisconsin Jul 24, 2013

    To each their own. From my BM, it would appear that at least a few people disagree with you.
     
  24. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (650) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    No doubt in my mind this is true it's an everyday thing , but threre isn't one single beer I'd trade a Prop, Backyard , and a 4 pk of BCBS for. IMO no beer in and by itself it worth that much. Rare yes, sought after, yes, but that's a lot of great beer, even if it's of equal quality you would still lose on volume.
     
  25. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Advocate (540) Illinois Jan 14, 2013

    I have to agree with this. At that point, it's about ticking/showing off at a tasting/etc. I've got no problem with that because people enjoy beer/hobbies differently. That said, if it is purely about drinking beer for enjoyment, trading that many ounces of BCBS for a single bottle of another beer just makes no sense. You have 6 enjoyable drinking experiences versus 1.
     
  26. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Wisconsin Jul 24, 2013

    If you've got more beer than time (which seems to be true for many serious traders), then swapping six enjoyable but familiar drinking experiences for one enjoyable and new drinking experience may make a lot of sense. There's plenty of evidence of this in the ISO/FT forum.
     
  27. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (650) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    No d
    No doubt in my mind, this kinda trading attitude is really out of kilter, the ISO forum is nothing but a whale hunt. I would love to see more locals 4 locals, just my opinion though. Again to each his own if someone is comfortable with $3 -1 I guess go for it, it's what the forum is for
     
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