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What brewery are you still waiting to be impressed by?

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

  1. Tin Man Brewing
     
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  2. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (655) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Given up on: Shipyard, White Birch, Magic Hat, Rogue, Abita, Breckenridge

    New and still rooting for: Smartmouth
     
  3. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Savant (355) Missouri Dec 22, 2012

    Victory
     
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  4. Overall: The Bruery. I have never been impressed with what I have had from them (Orchard White, Saison De Lente and Autumn Maple). Given those three let downs plus their prices I don't even look at them anymore.
     
  5. kingofhop

    kingofhop Savant (430) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Unibroue. I love Canadian bacon, the Mounties and Neil Young, but I'd rather drink Moosehead than their faux Belgians. Sorry, Maple Leafs.
     
  6. rodlavers

    rodlavers Savant (435) Pennsylvania Jun 20, 2012

    weyerbacher

    rogue
     

  7. Exactly. Thanks for proving everything I said. I'm not saying you are not a fan of beer or that you have a terrible palate. Nor do i care what you like or drink. However, to be a fan of beer, hence a Beer Advocate, you need to understand and respect Two Hearted as a fantastic beer. Fine, don't like IPA's, but that is a terrible idea and you obviously can't appreciate beer, as an advocate, if you don't. (Disclaimer--it doesn't have to be Two Hearted, just an example. I don't typically enjoy Hefeweizens or every fruit/vegetable beer, but I understand the style and concept and accept and drink a good expression of one when I taste it.)
     
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  8. Miruguy

    Miruguy Aficionado (220) California Nov 22, 2010

    You couldn't have chosen a worse sample of beers to base your opinion on.
     
  9. Stone. Aside from Ruination everything else I've tried from them has been mediocre.
     
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  10. Hill Farmstead

    Just wanting to get blood pressures up.

    Honestly, I've never tried a single one of their beers, but the wife and I are headed to New England for some vacay in a few months and I'm totally stoked to hit the brewery as well as some other staked out establishments that serves their stuff.
     
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  11. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012


    Their mikkeller stuff sucks. If you dont like zombie dust, freash dreadnaught, or murda'd out... then sux2beyou
     
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  12. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    I agree with this. Have had Mad Hatter and Imperial Hatter as well as Dragons Milk
     
  13. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Have you had Dreadnaught or APW or Robert the Bruce?
     
  14. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Have you had Unearthly? Or any of the stouts?
     
  15. harvest dance and the bourbon quad.... I still have a harvest dance in the cellar... i should think of an occation to drink it..
     
  16. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Have you tried Andy Gator? Its the only one I can stomach.
     
  17. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (895) Texas Aug 15, 2010

    Not yet, but I'm really excited to try them. I'm in the process of trading for a Dark Lord as well.

    Someone above above mentioned that Three Floyds doesn't deserve to be on this list; that struck me as odd since this is a personalized list referring to breweries one specific given individual hasn't been impressed by yet but still holds in high regard after having experienced a limited sampling set. It seems like it's more of a compliment that I've included Three Floyds here.
     
  18. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Magic Hat, Rogue and New Holland
     
  19. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (370) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    I stopped reading here. Most breweries that are well know. Aren't known because of the regular release stuff. At least not around here. Second; rye is fucking awesome. Love me some rye brews. Whether its whiskey or beer. It's definitely an acquired thing. I wasn't the type of kid that had to have the crusts cut of my pb an jelly sandwiches as a kid so I'm down. Spice of life type of shiz...
     
  20. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Dreadnaught is close to the top of my all time favorite list
     
  21. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    ;)
    Im going with:

    Russian River
    The Alchemist
    Bells
    Founders
    Stone
     
  22. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012


    A weekday sounds good to me.
     
  23. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012


    Dark lord sux
     
  24. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (895) Texas Aug 15, 2010

    I've tried good beers from Stone. They were almost all collaboration brews, and I think that says a lot about Stone. In any case, I'd never say I still have high hopes when I open a Stone beer I haven't had before. That ship has sailed...
     
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  25. yeah good enough. I usually just like to share my "bigger beers" for the sake of spreading the love... Actually the first time i had harvest dance was in colorado this winter on a business trip. I actually got one of my coworkers into craft by sharing that beer (and several others) with him.
     
  26. Moose90

    Moose90 Savant (430) Colorado Nov 25, 2012

    Boulevard, Pyramid, Bridgeport. All make sort of meh, passable beers, but nothing I ever crave.

    But TBH, New Belgium in recent years. I'm not one to seek out their "unique" beers, their year round offerings are nothing spectacular, they are all okay/good, but nothing amazing. Maybe if I do hunt down one of their limited beers I'd be impressed, but I'm not going on a pilgrimage to their brewery in CO any time soon.

    Can anyone persuade me, or shall I just stay in my near hatred of NB?
     
  27. Two Brothers.
     
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  28. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Savant (450) Ohio Dec 14, 2012

    Stone. I've tried so many of their beers, really wanting to like them, and I just can't do it. Their beers always end up being 6s to me and no better.

    Magic Hat. A lot of their beers have such a cool gimmick to them that I just WANT to enjoy them. But with the exception of Heart of Darkness, they always go beyond disappointing, to downright unpleasant.
     
  29. FTFY
     
  30. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (540) Washington Dec 13, 2011

  31. Glad we got that cleared up then.
     
  32. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    Wow, this make me feel bad for you.
     
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  33. Sweet action is sweeeeet. You got a bad can
     
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  34. Four pages and nobody mentioned The Great divide? Their IPAs just don't move me at all and Colette was just weird.
     
  35. n2185

    n2185 Advocate (640) North Carolina Apr 14, 2008

    Goose Island--other than Sofie, I've been consistently unimpressed by their beers. Their sellout to ABI was just the final nail in the coffin.

    Avery--Pretty much the definition of average. I keep trying their beers and keep leaving unoffended but unimpressed.

    Pretty Things--I've only had 3 or 4 of their beers from trades. They have lovely artwork, but that's the best I can say about their beers thus far.
     
  36. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Advocate (700) Pennsylvania Dec 25, 2009

  37. How can you say that? They make some of the best pilsners in the country, maybe even the world. Then throw in Storm King, HopDevil, Hop Wallop, Old Ho, etc, etc. You are not impressed by any of their beers? Shame.

    Mine are:

    Alesmith (not impressed by anything I've had from them)
    Breckenridge (average to below average beers)
    21st Amendment (average)
     
  38. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (210) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    Lagunitas...but hear me out...it's largely only because I've only had the chance to try their very basic brews. I've never had Sucks or any of their other brews that are so frequently discussed here. I've only had their basic IPA and Censored (an amber). Neither of which are bad, but neither are mind blowing. Whenever I travel, I look for a more extensive Lagunitas line up, and for some reason, still haven't found anything.
     
  39. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (345) New York Jan 24, 2011

    I'll go in with the crowd on Rogue. There are many I haven't tried, but while some have been good, I've never had one of their beers that really bowled me over. I'll also throw in Magic Hat in VT, but for slightly different reasons. They are fully capable of making great beers, as they occaisionally demonstrate with seasonals, but they just choose not to most of the time.
     
  40. JediMatt

    JediMatt Aficionado (210) Iowa Jun 18, 2010

    You, sir are out of your mind. :p

    I find their 80 Acre, Pale Ale, Amber Ale and their Pilsner to be highly drinkable.
     

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