Beers that you regard as Bad Ass due to marketing, taste, effect, Etc.

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  1. jaketodd

    jaketodd Initiate (0) May 14, 2014 Idaho

    I gotta say 211. That stuff will seriously mess you up.
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  2. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Molotov Cocktail Heavy.
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  3. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,416) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Did somebody say 211? I thought I heard 211 and, yeah.
  4. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (3,093) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    Stone - Ruination for it's intense hoppy bitterness and cool looking gargoyle character
  5. GamehendgeBrewingCo

    GamehendgeBrewingCo Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 Massachusetts

    Milwaukee Beast tastes like ass... does that count?
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  6. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (467) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    Everything about it screams bad ass.
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  7. phillyhops

    phillyhops Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 New Jersey

    black tuesday
  8. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,144) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    This one seemed to want to reach that level:
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  9. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (611) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    The Stone Cold Steve Austin Beer
  10. mpmcguire11

    mpmcguire11 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2014 Rhode Island

    Founders Curmudgeon and Old Rasputin by North Coast
  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (8,003) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Coors Light? That's not very bad-ass.
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  12. mwa423

    mwa423 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Ohio

    Bud Light, every time I pop one, I end up going through a portal to a rock concert fully of scantily dressed women! No craft beer can match that!!!

    If I'm not in a concert mood, I prefer Budweiser, so I get transported to a monster truck rally and bbq.

    If I'm feeling sophisticated and important, I choose Stella Artois, I get transported to a fancy event and find myself wearing a white tuxedo and my girlfriend with me wearing a nice white dress and a flippity floppity southern hat.

    Why you people drink anything that doesn't give you these experiences is a mystery to me...
  13. Tmwright7

    Tmwright7 Initiate (117) Feb 3, 2015 Pennsylvania

    3 Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
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  14. Beereesta

    Beereesta Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2015 Georgia

    Stone Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard
  15. Brutaltruth

    Brutaltruth Poo-Bah (3,566) Mar 22, 2014 Ohio

    3 Floyd's Amber Smashed Face---just because Cannibal Corpse rocks----and Corpse Grinder is the nicest feller I have ever met at a death metal show.
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  16. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Zealot (572) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Locally, I don't think Young Veteran's marketing/look can be beat. Old-time military rah-rah images in an area that, could be said, depends on the military for their livelihood (Hampton Roads).

    Beer names include Semper FiPA, Goat Locker, Jet Noise, and they just released a black pilsner called Death By Powerpoint.
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  17. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,350) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    Samichlaus Classic. Nice old man that kicks the living shit out of you when you don't show him a little respect.
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  18. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa

    Budweiser, proudly macro and not backing down!
  19. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,166) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Champion's Shower Beer. Great name to promote/market the most obscure place/purpose to drink beer. Love it for the humor.
  20. turbotype

    turbotype Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 California

    I'm probably going against the grain here, but I'm going with an entire brewery. Russian River. Their LACK of marketing, the simple label/bottle designs, high quality beer and general dedication to quality over quantity makes Vinnie and Natalies little brewery pretty badass. They let their product do the talking and that means a lot to me.

    Runner up. Duvel.
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  21. Himself

    Himself Initiate (0) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    Budweiser, because it's bad and tastes like ass and if you drink too much you might start thinking you're a badass. This is the impression I get from their marketing, I'm a badass that scores hot scantily clad women if I drink this "bad" "ass" beer. :wink:
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  22. deleted_user_1007501

    deleted_user_1007501 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015



    Clean. Crisp. To the point.
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  23. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona

    Founders Dirty Bastard. And that's also what my wife calls me. :wink:
  24. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona

    They were just getting started when I moved out of the state. My son knew them and brought me samples of some of their product. Pretty good beer IMO. Glad to see they are doing well!
  25. BPackert

    BPackert Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2016 Ohio

    Warped Wing Mr. Mean. Super hype for a killer DIPA.
  26. mdr4669

    mdr4669 Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Avery's Demons of Ale Series.
  27. BrokenEdge

    BrokenEdge Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2015 Pennsylvania

    I think metal is badass, so anything that conjures that type of imagery looks/feels tough to me. I've sadly not had anything by these breweries, but every time I see one of their labels or hear someone talking about them, I just think they're so fucking cool.

    Surly has some cool ones:

    Burial Beer Co.:

    Trve Brewing:
    They also win for coolest taproom:

    I think 3 Floyds wins for me, though. Tons of cool, metal inspired art and they've worked with a lot of awesome bands:

  28. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,860) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Sigh...once upon a time twas true, even...
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  29. akolb

    akolb Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado

    I've always loved Oskar Blues' marketing... and of course their awesome beers!
  30. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,486) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    Arrogant Bastard (at least I thought the marketing was pretty bad ass when it came out).
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  31. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Those big horses are pretty badass. :stuck_out_tongue:
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  32. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,413) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Aventinus Eisbock - a beer that has knocked me on my ass on more than one occasion.
  33. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,006) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Gulden Draak bites my ass every time.
  34. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,805) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Dogfish Head 120 Minutes with a few years on it.
  35. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,265) Feb 15, 2010 New York

  36. ackeeper

    ackeeper Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2008 Illinois

  37. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,350) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    There's nothing not awesome about that can.
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  38. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    That's how you're going to start this thread? :astonished:

    I have enjoyed a fair share of it in my time. It's sole purpose is to mess you up In a hurry. The craft equivalent would be Arrogant Bastard? Although, AB doesn't wreck my palate quite like it used to back in 2002.
  39. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,265) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    This too:

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    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,152) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Anything from Wicked Weed.
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