A beer that's not all the rage, but you really love.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SailIntoTheStout, Jan 13, 2016.

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  1. WillemHC

    WillemHC Initiate (154) Jun 21, 2013 Utah

    Torpedo mmmmmmm :slight_smile:
  2. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
  3. SailIntoTheStout

    SailIntoTheStout Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2015 Michigan

    Always findable? I can't find Union Jack anywhere! It's been on my list for a while now.
  4. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Fresh squeezed
    Palo santo marron
    Burton baton
    Speedway stout
    Dark truth stout
    Big ricc, just came out this year and is crazy good.
  5. conoraugustine

    conoraugustine Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 North Carolina

    Creature Comforts Athena is extremely underrated. It would be my go to beer if I lived in GA
  6. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts

    Both of these have great ratings, but almost zero momentum in MA, but are amazing brews...

    Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

    Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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  7. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Defender (649) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    Smuttynose Baltic Porter
    Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock
    MKE Louie's Resurrection
    Anchor Porter
  8. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Real talk: I like Finestkind quite a bit more than a lot of other more heralded NE IPAs. Great stuff.
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  9. SmashAdams

    SmashAdams Defender (638) Feb 3, 2015 New Jersey

    Dogfish Indian Brown, Boulevard Tank 7, Smuttynose Finest Kind, Mispillion River Space Otter
  10. Askarzy

    Askarzy Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2015 Tennessee

    Victory-Dirtwolf. My go to regularly available hop bomb and stands up to any world class ipa I have had.
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  11. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,989) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Three of those are faves of mine as well. The other isn't available here, but I figure I will like it when it is :slight_smile:.
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  12. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Meyvn (1,077) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
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    Bell's Two Hearted will always taste like home to me no matter how many other amazing hoppy beers I try
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  13. encladd

    encladd Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2015 California

    DBA * Moose Drool * Swamis
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  14. Spaceman_Jer

    Spaceman_Jer Crusader (753) Jan 27, 2015 Colorado

    Anchor Old Foghorn - The seminal American example and still one of the best, but often overlooked
    Sierra Nevada Stout - Nearly ditto with the above mention
    Drakes Black Robusto Porter
    Great Divide Hoss Lager
    Firestone Walker Pale 31 - I enjoy it just as much as Union Jack, yet it never gets talked about and has much lower ratings.
  15. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,551) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey

    Smuttynose Robust Porter
    Sixpoint The Crisp
    Fuller's ESB

    No having to hunt them down, no worrying if they're sold out; they're always there for me.
  16. A_Rad

    A_Rad Initiate (0) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin

    MKE O-Gii
    Boulder Mojo
    Anything by Tallgrass
  17. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Aspirant (277) Mar 11, 2015 Kentucky

    Founders All-Day IPA. Just sitting over there in the corner, minding it's own business, tasting like a goddamn summer's day.
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  18. ChrisL24481

    ChrisL24481 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 New Hampshire

    Smuttynose Vunderbar is consistently in my rotation. DFH Namaste has also been consumed a lot, more recently. Tuckerman's Pale Ale is go-to locally when not a lot of options are available at restaurants. Another that is sprinkled throughout is Jack's Abby Hoponious Union
  19. scottbrew4u

    scottbrew4u Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Harpoon Black IPA is one of my favorites from them. Not much hype about it at all!
  20. WSchmidt

    WSchmidt Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2011 Virginia

    So many. But a main one is NB Rampant. Can't beat it for the price in my area.
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  21. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,902) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

  22. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Namaste is definitely a solid beer. One of my favorite wheat beers.
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  23. boogerisu

    boogerisu Devotee (498) Aug 19, 2014 Iowa

    Basically anything Deschutes. They make great beer on a large scale.
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  24. jhurricane

    jhurricane Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2014 Florida

    Man, Creature Comforts Automatic APA.. that's so damn good.
    Really enjoy that brewery.
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  25. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (3,150) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    Founders Centennial IPA is my go-to. I will never not love that beer.
  26. 30helens

    30helens Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2014 Missouri

    No better "shelf" sour than Katy. Better than many special release brews.
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  27. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

  28. BigMike

    BigMike Meyvn (1,294) May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Victory Helles lager
  29. Beerpolar

    Beerpolar Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Illinois

    Regular dragons milk
  30. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,407) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Lindemans Kriek. I could drink bucketloads of it.
  31. KCUnited

    KCUnited Aspirant (210) Nov 11, 2014 Illinois

    I was honestly shocked when I saw Katy's rating. Love that beer. Wish it were on shelves up here.
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  32. laketang

    laketang Poo-Bah (1,535) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona

    bell two hearted. great ratings, yes, but an everyday beer not hard to get.and probably not highly sought after, but I love it.
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  33. Cthulhusquid

    Cthulhusquid Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2015 Washington

    I understand that people don't like Lindemans because of their sweetened lambics, but I thought the Framboise (I've had their Oude Gueuze as well, but that's not the point) was great. It was tart and sweet at the same time. Can't wait to try the others, and their Oude Kriek when it comes out.
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  34. flaskman

    flaskman Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2015 New York

    How about Coors Banquet Beer. A little corner Italian Restaurant in Niagara Falls has it on tap for $2.25 in a cold mug. I have been enjoying it there for 20 years with my favorite hot meatball sandwich.
  35. Sweetbrobots

    Sweetbrobots Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2015 Illinois

    What I find myself loving right now:

    Brickstone-Hop Skip (although the APA is killer too)
    Spiteful-Alley Time!
    Pipeworks-Lizard King

    I've been raving about these beers to friends only to receive lukewarm reactions...more for me I guess
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  36. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Fantastic beers both of these.
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  37. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,460) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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  38. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,931) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Practically all of the Leinenkugel's Shandy's.
  39. zestd

    zestd Disciple (368) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    Deschutes Red Chair NWPA- I buy multiple cases every season (thanks Costco), vastly superior to Mirror Pond.
    Bale Breaker Bottomcutter- The DIPA is still draft-only, but wow! I've only had two growlers (one from the first batch AND keg at the brewery) but tremendous beer.
    Red Hook ESB- A nuanced, old-school crusher. Always fairly priced as well.
    Boneyard Notorious- It's been called a PtY killer. I believe it. I had a crowler of the latest batch and it'd be pretty hard for Younger to step up.
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  40. TCJ0100

    TCJ0100 Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2014 California

    Robust Porter by Smuttynose
    Sierra Nevada Stout
    The Sixth Glass by Boulevard
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