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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. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    I'm getting ready to try this for the first time tonight. What are the IBU's?
  2. TongoRad

    TongoRad Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I found Palate Wrecker to be bitter, yes, but not overly so. It's got other mitigating factors that balance it out to a certain extent.

    Ruination, otoh, still packs a throbbing bitter whollop that really builds by the second bottle.
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  3. tm82

    tm82 Member

    Mikkeller 1000 IBU and a Steel City brew at BrewWharf which made Brewdog's Hardcore taste bland
  4. jrnyc

    jrnyc Member

    Location:
    New York
    Ruination. I love it, but there has been times I have had it where I cant get it down.
  5. Momar42

    Momar42 Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    One of the few beers that can cause bitter beer face after licking your lips long after its done.
  6. Momar42

    Momar42 Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Something to the power of X!
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  7. sugeknight6289

    sugeknight6289 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Founders Devil Dancer
  8. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    I had Ruination last week and can see how multiple bottles could build on you.
  9. BibsBrewing

    BibsBrewing Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I'll second devil dancer.
  10. liamt07

    liamt07 Member

    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
    Thirded.
  11. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Fresh Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner. Still never had a beer that has come close in terms of pure bitterness...

    More recently I'd say Hoppin Frog Triple Hop Dam. That beer was really made to be an intense over the top hop punch, but does so without sacrificing a nice taste.
  12. jeffdill

    jeffdill Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Definitely Green Flash Palate Wrecker. That beer is terribly unbalanced...which in this case is not a bad thing at all.
  13. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Odd. I had palate wrecker and I didnt think it was that bitter. And I hate bitter. My palate must be messed up from all the DIPA's I've had recently. I had storm king a few months ago and I thought it was bitter as balls.
  14. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Easy choice for me.......Palate Wrecker
  15. Dogzbone

    Dogzbone Member

    Location:
    New York
    Ruination.
  16. zac16125

    zac16125 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Hopsickle is crazy bitter (and delicious). Smuttynose Finest Kind is probably the most bitter single IPA ive had.
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  17. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Member

    Location:
    Kansas
    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA. Car litter, grapefruit, and lime peel.
  18. KVNBGRY

    KVNBGRY Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Hoppin' Frog Hop Dam, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Dogfish Head 120
  19. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Member

    Location:
    Maine
    Narragansett Private Stock Imperial IPA
  20. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    For me personally, India Pelican Ale was extremely bitter-in a good way.

    Also this thread is making me crave some Hoptimum.
  21. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Member

    Location:
    New York
    Outdated Stoudts Revel Red.
  22. SadMachine

    SadMachine Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Off the top of my head it's probably 10th Anniversary Ruination, but damn was it delicious!
  23. ffenski

    ffenski Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Short's Huma Lupa Licious and SN Optimum are up there but for me, Palate Wrecker really lives up to its name.
  24. Nectar

    Nectar Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Numbers vary, but its in the 140 range.
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  25. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Member

    Location:
    California
    Bitter good? Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary. Was liquid deliciousness when first released.
  26. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I don't think they can even measure the IBU's on Shorts Liberator.
  27. headyhopzhead

    headyhopzhead Member

    Location:
    Indiana
  28. BigCheese

    BigCheese Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Palate Wrecker was like licking sandpaper.
  29. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    The Oracle from Bells. Or just the altbier from Zum Uerige. It is the balance, the IBU to FG ratio, the sulfates in the water, and so on.
  30. Spaghett

    Spaghett Member

    Location:
    California
    NOT ONCE! NOT TWICE! BUT THRICE!
    They must be out of their minds.
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  31. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Palette Wrecker. Still have yet to finish an entire pour of it. Two years running.
  32. Revenant

    Revenant Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Hop Stupid. 2 sips and down the drain it went.
  33. bilboTbaggins

    bilboTbaggins Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    oh yeah. Agreed. Hops with an after taste of hops!
  34. tennispl

    tennispl Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Sound Humulo Nimbus
  35. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Green Flash Green Bullet, just truly brutal. I couldn't finish it. Had it after Sucks and Founders Centennial so that showed how truly bitter it was.
  36. beercanman

    beercanman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Fresh palate wrecker or the imperial they make. Ruination is interesting as well, I don't find it that bitter at first but when I get to the bottom of a bomber it is a juggernaut.
  37. Roger85

    Roger85 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Palate Wrecker. Definitely. I love tricking my wife into drinking it. The face she makes is priceless!!
  38. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    Hop Wallop, and not in a good way
  39. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Thanks! It's next after this glass of Sucks!
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  40. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Lagunitas Sucks would be up there for me.

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