Beers that blew your mind

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  1. Samuel906

    Samuel906 Disciple (323) Aug 18, 2012 California

    Dogfishead's World Wide Stout... I have still not had anything to this day that has had quite the same impact.

    Pliny the Younger is a close second.
  2. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

    I am drinking the APA now
  3. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    KBS on tap, and that was before I tasted it..
    BA Speedway
    Heady Topper
    Smoking Wood
    Tart of Darkness
    Palo Santo
    Enjoy By
    and 90min IPA as my first craft beer. Blew my mind and I love it. That single 12oz bottle destroyed my checking account for years to come. Now, im better at budgeting
  4. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (606) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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  5. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    The Abyss, Heady Topper, 10th Ruination, JK Funk Metal, FBS
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  6. josefiak

    josefiak Initiate (149) Jun 9, 2011 Washington
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    Hoptaneous Combustion, Coffee BCBS, Just Outstanding IPA, Heady Topper, Doggie Claws
  7. Eduk8traz

    Eduk8traz Initiate (176) Nov 13, 2010 Arizona

    Firestone walker: DoubleDBA, parabola,
    Stone: Ruination, 10th anaversery Ruination, Sublimly self rghtious
    Bells Hop Slam,
    Chimay grand reserve
    Oude tart
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  8. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination, Duchesse de Bourgogne, De Molen Heaven & Hell, Lagunitas Lucky 13.alt, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Schlafly Quad, too many to name.
  9. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    Recently I have been a bit jaded, but I received a Zombie Dust from a trade partner that blew my socks off. So all hope is not lost. Must...find...more...Zombie Dust!!!
  10. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    #1 Dark Horse One Oatmeal caught me way off guard...this years batch was fabulous.

    Beach Brewing Blackfin
    Cigar City Homefront IPA/Humidor IPA/ White Oak Jai Alai
    Mother Earth Silent Night
    Alewerks Cafe Royale on tap (2011)

    Usual suspects:
  11. Miamilice

    Miamilice Aspirant (287) Feb 6, 2011 Virginia
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    -Soleil De Minuit
    -Apple Brandy Huna
    -Heady Topper
    -'09 Black Tuesday

    Just to name a few!
  12. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    how about sam adams double agent ipl. wasn't expecting anything but whoa, love the citrus smell, taste and then i find out it's a lager and i'm not a lager fan. not a jai alai or pond hopper but it did blow my mind. i've found a new session beer
  13. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    BCBS, Avec les bon voeux, Ranger Creek Small Batch #2, Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout...probably lots I'm not thinking of at the moment.
  14. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (272) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    Summer of 1981, sitting with my my new father-in-law on his porch in France, he broke out a ceramic bottle of Belgian beer(I think it was St. Bernardus, but I can't be sure)that changed my life. That summer he introduced me to a wide variety of French and Belgian beers, a brother in law introduced me to great German lagers and I was pretty much screwed when we came back to the States.
  15. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Most recently: Abrasive. That shit was phenomenal.
  16. Lurkerson

    Lurkerson Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Ten Fidy - get outta town!
    Jai Alai - shockingly perfect.
    Supplication - are you kidding me?
    Consecration - you have got to be kidding me!
  17. TNasty1126

    TNasty1126 Initiate (189) Jun 21, 2012 Washington

    Agree with a whole lot of these, so Ill add some I havent read...
    Jackie O's brewery
    Dark Apparition
    BA Skipping Stone (belgian)
    and most suprising Rum BA Brick Kiln... Look it UP!!!
  18. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    Ruination IPA
    Founders BS
    Victory at Sea

    Nice variety :-)
  19. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    soooo just had PtE....will blow your mind. Not many compare to it, I have to agree. I went into it thinking it was overhyped but it is in my top 2 DIPAS..deciding between it and Enjoy by 2.16.13 (tap) and Pliny was almost 3 months old.
  20. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,430) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Don't feel bad ... Duvel and Arrogant Bastard top my meager list. I have no doubt there's much better out there, but you'd have a hard time convincing me those two beers aren't good.

    The first time I drank an ale always sticks out (Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale) ... and the first time I tried Guiness. Stouts still shock me.
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  21. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    The Abyss
    Fou Foune
    Westvleteren 12
    Heady Topper
    3F Golden Blend
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