We've all been there. Beers that we hear how great they are, but don't get a chance to try them because of their availability or limited distribution. Then finally, we find them either on tap or in the bottle and after trying it, you either say, "now I get why it's so highly rated, this is a great beer" or you say "what the hell are people thinking, this stuff is no better than average." To qualify for a hyped beer I would think the beer has to be around the top 50. For me, I've had 4 beers in my lifetime that have met the hype: Hopslam, Founders Breakfast Stout, BCBS, and most recently Zombie Dust. The only beer that I was disappointed and felt didn't meet the hype was KBS. Just didn't do it for me. Much prefer the original Breakfast Stout. Maybe after having some other Bourbon stouts I expected the bourbon to be more prevalent. So what makes your "Meets the hype" and Doesn't Meet the hype" beers?