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The most bitter beer you've ever experienced...so far

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MaddMatt639, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. MaddMatt639

    MaddMatt639 Zealot (90) California Dec 11, 2012

    Mine personally is Moylan's Hop Craic XXXX IPA!!!
  2. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Aficionado (230) California Mar 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    Breckinridge small batch 471
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  3. Moylan's Hopsickle
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  4. djrn2

    djrn2 Poobah (1,250) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    Moylans Hopsickle. Hated it.
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  5. djrn2

    djrn2 Poobah (1,250) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    Beat me too it:(
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  6. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Palate Wrecker.

    Loved it! No beer is too bitter for me!
    jglowe77, alelover, fmccormi and 2 others like this.
  7. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Green Flash Palate Wrecker
  8. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Champion (860) North Carolina Oct 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hoptimum....like drinking freaking opium.
  9. Miller. It's triple hopped.
  10. Kmccabe33

    Kmccabe33 Savant (495) Georgia Nov 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Maharaja? Thats what comes to mind for me
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  11. Shorts Liberator
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  12. lookrider

    lookrider Advocate (530) Pennsylvania Apr 22, 2007 Beer Trader

    Moylan's Hopsickle for me too. Bitter but not in the good way
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  13. DougC123

    DougC123 Savant (435) Connecticut Aug 21, 2012 Subscriber

    Dogfish Head Festina Peche
  14. Tfpracing

    Tfpracing Zealot (80) California Nov 23, 2009

    Otter Creek Imperial Ipa was ridiculously bitter
  15. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (405) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    not just because of the silly name, but mikkeller 1000 ibu. yiikes
  16. Definitely Palate Wrecker. Smells like weed and goes down bitter as hell, great stuff.
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  17. superspak

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

    Hoppin Frog Hop Dam
  18. masterofsparks

    masterofsparks Advocate (630) Ohio Nov 15, 2009 Beer Trader

    Arctic Panzer Wolf
  19. alexipa

    alexipa Advocate (525) Colorado Oct 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Wait what? That beer is borderline sweet... I have trouble even calling it an IPA.

    Mine would be ruination tenth anniversary. Still loved it.
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  20. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Definitely Palate Wrecker. Holy shit is that beer bitter when it's fresh.
  21. DonDrooge

    DonDrooge Aficionado (240) Massachusetts Mar 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    Mikkeller 1000 IBU
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  22. This. But still a solid brew.
  23. raffels

    raffels Savant (310) West Virginia Dec 12, 2009

    or hash oil...
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  24. Pliny the Elder.
  25. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hop'Solution Triple IPA.
  26. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Flat Earth Northwest Passage
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  27. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Savant (340) California Nov 29, 2012

    probably Hop 15
  28. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poobah (1,175) West Virginia Aug 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Hoptimum! I was still tasting that thing an hour after I finished it!
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  29. Goblinmunkey7

    Goblinmunkey7 Advocate (575) Massachusetts Dec 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    This. The first time I had it, I swear all I could taste was bitter for a few hours. Subsequent tastings have mellowed it a bit, but damn, it's still loaded with straight up aggressive bitterness. Love it!
  30. fredmugs

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

    I love that beer.

    Most bitter is probably Knee Deep Simtra.
  31. Knee Deep Simtra 3X IPA.
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  32. sobeleg

    sobeleg Advocate (570) New York Jun 29, 2011 Beer Trader

    Arctic panzer wolf and/or devil dancer
  33. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    It's hard to call, but SN Hoptimum and Great Divide Hercules Double IPA are probably the most bitter DIPAs that come to mind. Hoptimum was literally like chewing on a raw hop cone, it was almost too hardcore..
  34. I had a 6 day old Palate Wrecker this year and it was almost hard to finish it it was so bitter. Let the others sit a month and it was much more drinkable.
  35. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Yeah, I was "most bitter" about that beer after DFH "dialed back the tartness" a few years ago now.

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  36. huysmans

    huysmans Savant (415) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

    Pliny or Palate Wrecker. I would say PW because it has much less flavor - just pure bitter. That being said, Pliny made my tongue feel like a pillow! 1000 IBU is up there, but I did not have it fresh. 471 and Hopsickle also rate.
  37. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (440) California Nov 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Shorts Huma
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  38. DougC123

    DougC123 Savant (435) Connecticut Aug 21, 2012 Subscriber

    I may put that on tap this summer, I toyed with it last year and sort of regret not doing it.
  39. jring626

    jring626 Savant (280) Texas Mar 31, 2007 Beer Trader

    Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination...thought I felt the enamel on my teeth melting off!
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  40. jpizz

    jpizz Aficionado (100) Michigan Feb 7, 2013

    arrogant bastard ale was one of the first craft beers i bought and it damn near blew my head off. ironic as it is russian imperial stouts are my favorite. i think ill try another arrogant bastard this weekend
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