Beers that taste better right from the can

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  1. mythaeus

    mythaeus Champion (836) Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    You know, I was completely against the idea so I poured my first Heady into a glass. It was good, but wasn't "all that" as I expected. The second one I decided to do it out of the can. WOW! Big difference. Not only that you're not disappointed that the paleness, you can really feel the hops and flavor so much stronger out of the can. It was the complete opposite experience I had with the Sculpin IPA so that definitely counts for something.

  2. TeddyBG

    TeddyBG Disciple (322) Jan 24, 2008 Massachusetts

    Narragansett Summer Ale. Very good out of the can. Very happy with the intro of the 12 oz can this year.
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  3. Doc_Hops

    Doc_Hops Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I really enjoy Daisy Cutter from the can and well as Big Eye and Sculpin, but the drink that's made the biggest difference in flavor was actually Strongbow Cider. I'm getting more and more into them and i noticed that on draft and in the bottle Strongbow tastes like flat champagne, but in those big 16.9oz cans its so delicious. ...Ill still take the canned beer over canned cider any day though.
  4. thaghost

    thaghost Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Illinois
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  5. nicholasofcusa

    nicholasofcusa Aspirant (223) Jan 14, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Sixpoint Righteous and Bengali Tiger are better out of the can than poured into a glass. Both are pretty underwhelming, maybe that's why. Bought a case of each at the same time before ever trying either. Drinking a Bengali Tiger right now, following a Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger. Kinda tastes like weaksauce, whereas ROTT is killer, even a month past the best by date. Win some lose some. I've got a Hoptimum on deck.
  6. Hendry

    Hendry Crusader (754) Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Always prefer my Heady in a glass also
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  7. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

  8. douginromeo

    douginromeo Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Michigan
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    I drank my first Heady from the glass, and my second from the can, and my third, and my fourth...
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  9. rather

    rather Aspirant (261) May 31, 2013 California

    I haven't found a beer I don't like drinking from the can. not better or worse but always still yum
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  10. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    You're just as delusional as the people who think that a container benefits the flavor of beer. The impact that a can has on beer is very minimal and its all in everyone's head. I drink straight from the can frequently and there's really not much difference.
  11. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Yes there is a difference. Pouring beer allows you to smell it, and aroma does affect flavor. Also, your mouth actually touches the aluminum when you drink out of the can, and yes it is bothersome to me. Let's not even get into how potentially filthy the top of a can is, cause that's a separate issue.
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  12. PalatePilot

    PalatePilot Disciple (344) Dec 24, 2010 Colorado

    Honestly.... Fat Tire.
  13. TheFugitive

    TheFugitive Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Illinois

    Daisy Cutter is decent from the can
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  14. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

  15. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    You are all disgusting.
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  16. bobhits

    bobhits Meyvn (1,153) Oct 31, 2006 Kentucky

    No all beer is better in a glass, period
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  17. Hopbomber

    Hopbomber Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Never better from the can the aromas just won't come out. I had a craft can picnic and took plastic beakers which is pretty bleak but its preferable to a mouthful of metal.
  18. MarshMan71

    MarshMan71 Disciple (377) Jul 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Dale's Pale
    SN Pale Ale & Summerfest
    Dog Day's - Two Brothers Brewing ( So Good )
  19. Duhast500

    Duhast500 Meyvn (1,382) Nov 14, 2007 Rhode Island
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    That was exactly what I was thinking.
  20. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
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    Nasty poured into a glass, tolerable from a can?
  21. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
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    Also, love how like 60% of these (non-Heady) references are to Chicagoland breweries. Represent.
  22. rmank

    rmank Aspirant (265) Mar 26, 2012 South Carolina
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    Dale's Pale Ale
  23. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Right after I posted that last night, I noticed that what I said wasn't completely true because aroma definitely does affect how you perceive certain flavors.

    I'm not even gonna argue with your other points to avoid unneccessary nonsense.
  24. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Heady does not taste better from a can IMHO. From a can you don't get the aroma. That is a huge part of what makes Heady wonderful.
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  25. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Pretty much all canned stuff. Canned beer is better than bottled beer for drinking straight out of the can. Must be the increased airflow of something. I have a sixer of Two Bros Sidekick in the fridge and I had it out of the can right after having it out of a glass. The can won handily.
  26. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

  27. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Devotee (456) May 6, 2010 Illinois

    It's fine in a glass, but it just loses something. I don't know what it is, and I don't think it should really make a difference, but it seems to to me. Out of the can its the perfect summer beer. If you really think it's nasty out of a glass, then you're sure to hate it out of the can too, I'm sure. We just have different opinions of it. No big deal.
  28. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Beers that taste better right from the can? None. Unless you don't have a glass.
  29. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    Any kind of Narragansett.
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  30. ChrisMetcalfe

    ChrisMetcalfe Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2012 South Carolina

    Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
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  31. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    I usually drink Oskar Blues beers from the can.
  32. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (168) Feb 15, 2013 Florida
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    Damn...beat me to it.

    In related news, just snagged a 30-pack of Lager in retro cans. #booyah
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  33. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Poo-Bah (3,604) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    Narragansett Lager
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  34. mrcraft

    mrcraft Meyvn (1,408) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    I thought anything from Surly in cans were fine drinking from cans. Along with the obligatory Heady.
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  35. Hophead21

    Hophead21 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Aroma has nothing to do with taste
  36. GotWad629

    GotWad629 Aspirant (232) Sep 14, 2010 New York

    Aroma has a lot to do with taste.

    The human tongue can only detect 4 basic taste sensations. Sweet, Sour, Bitter & Salty, plus a 5th sensation called Umami that is stimulated by MSG. All other taste is a result of the Sense of Smell.
  37. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I hate drinking from bottles, but I drink almost every canned beer right from the can with no issues. I can't really explain why.
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  38. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (479) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Do tell more.. :astonished:
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  39. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    I can't wait to hear this...
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  40. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    And like mentioned earlier, I prefer heady from a glass much more so than the can.
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