Beers that you regret purchasing...

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  1. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Hanssens Oudbeitje Lambic.
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  2. lic217

    lic217 Champion (861) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    I bought 3 at 8.50. I would have been happy with just 1 at the price. nice to try, but not worth that price.
  3. NikkoE82

    NikkoE82 Aspirant (228) Jan 1, 2012 Indiana
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    Bully Guppy.
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  4. PriorDoubleDark

    PriorDoubleDark Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2013 Maine

    +1 on the Wild Blue. Though it wasn't the absolute worst. Cut to 1976 - freshman year at a NY State institute (OK - POLYtechnic institute) and $5 to spend at the local Price Chopper. I bought a CASE of Red White & Blue, and had enough left over for a bag of popping corn. I came back to my cinder block dorm room, saw that my roommate had already bogarted the cube fridge with Genny Cream, so I stashed the case. Unfortunately my stashing spot was next to the room radiator, which was either always-on or broken. The cans actually got hot to the touch. As he drank his Genny Cream (I helped) I would fill the vacant spots with hot cans of RWB, and over time I got about 10-11 cans into the fridge. One evening (OK - after Tuesday 2PM Physics I lecture) I grabbed a now-cold can, popped the ring top, and absolutely no PFSSST was heard. Bad sign. My drinking buddy said "You're not gonna drink that..." which I took as a dare to drink the can in one gulp. I got about 1/3 of the way through, when my senses told me the last time I'd smelled something as bad was the afternoon I opened the car hood of my '66 Falcon and messed with the duct tape on the radiator hose. In both cases the retching was life-altering. Memories...
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  5. Rogorama

    Rogorama Disciple (335) Sep 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Bully guppy lol
  6. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Savant (953) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
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    I picked up Lower de Boom bwine from 21st Amendment today and just opened the box. Was this a joke? 8oz cans of a boozy, messy beer for $10. I feel like someone from Candid Camera is going to pop out of my closet and kick me in my junk. I seriously can't believe this. Maybe I dislike it more than is warranted because I'm so mad about there being 4, 8oz cans. To put this in perspective, I also picked up a 4pk of fresh Abrasive for $16 (4-16oz cans), so $4 more (by ozs) for Lower de Boom. Unreal.

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  7. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    I'm sure its on here somewhere and even though I've never purchased it, I've read the horror stories of Rogue VooDoo Doughnut
  8. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Lucky Bucket Certified Evil
    Tallgrass Velvet Rooster
  9. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Defender (631) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Bought one yesterday and enjoyed it so much I bought another today. They only allow one per customer but I went back today during lunch when they had different folks working. Only $ of the benefits of living near the brewery I guess.
  10. zillo043068

    zillo043068 Aspirant (267) Jan 8, 2011 New Jersey

    Knee Deep Brewing's Tanilla Porter ! Average at best !
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,341) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  12. CKYnick01

    CKYnick01 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Delaware

    Saison du buff DFH version, italian herbs in beer, sorry but do not like.
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  13. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Crusader (703) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
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    Just bought an Idiot IPA with no I'm the idiot.
  14. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2007 California

    This one took me a hot second. I couldn't figure out how anybody could regret drinking this beer!
  15. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (463) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I hate to say it, as I'm usually a big fan of Christmas Ale's...but Southern Tier's 2XMAS. I love their Krampus and Pumking, etc. I still have 4 bottles in my fridge. I couldn't get past the spices and flavor of it. I could only have one of them at a time.
  16. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,494) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Wild Devil. Yuck
  17. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Great... just picked up a bottle last night. Why didn't you text me? :confused:
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  18. MarvinTheMarzen

    MarvinTheMarzen Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2009 Iowa

    St. George Winter Scotch. We had been to the brewery in Hampton VA and most of the beers were OK at best. The guy at the beer store said Winter Scotch was their best but I've dumped multiple bottles due to a soapy taste.
  19. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (713) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    Bought a Great Divide 15th Anniversary DIPA.... in the year of their 17th Anniversary! Still have it, it should be an awesome barley wine by now, :wink:
  20. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    My palate must be mildy out of sorts... I liked merry mischief!

    Can't stand madame rose though. Thought GI+ cherry.... how can I go wrong? Answer: presumptions are bad.
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  21. MapleSyrup

    MapleSyrup Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2011 New Jersey

    Terrapin Hop Kharma
  22. kustard

    kustard Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Illinois

    Sierra Nevada Ovila with plums. Banana Laffy Taffy aroma reminds me of durian.
  23. ForbesyTVB

    ForbesyTVB Initiate (26) Feb 20, 2013 New York

    Lemon Berry Shandy by Leinenkugel, also. ick!
  24. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,794) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    That pint of Iron Horse's Insane with the Grain. Turble, just turble.
  25. ForbesyTVB

    ForbesyTVB Initiate (26) Feb 20, 2013 New York

    I've actually been wanting to try this for a while now, but I've seen it twice on this list :slight_frown: maybe i shouldn't bother?
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  26. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Regret nothing that you have done. Only that which you haven't done.
  27. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (259) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Tart of Darkness.......not my thing, especially not at 20 dollars a bottle.

    Also Westy 12, went through too much to get that, and it's not even the best quad i've had...
  28. Brushkanna

    Brushkanna Devotee (456) Jun 27, 2011 New Jersey

    Joe's Coffee Porter, I like porters and I like coffee but this is a drain pour. It tasted like cold weak coffee with some beer poured in. The only good thing was, I only bought one bottle.
  29. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    I don't understand drainpours. I mean, I've tasted vaginal discharges that I wasn't particularlly fond of, but I manned up. I didn't wanna embarrass her.
  30. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (602) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    Yup, that made me chuckle.
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  31. Acidisco

    Acidisco Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2010 Massachusetts

    CBC Great Pumpkin Ale. It is a 4.5% session pumpkin ale, but to have less flavor than Polar Pumpkin Seltzer (no really I tried them side by side) is a bit odd, even for a BMC beer. That said, I've liked every other CBC beer I have tried.
  32. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,496) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    just one over my return to beer these last three months:

    Southern Star Old Potentate

    hate saying it because it's a regional beer in Conroe, and i'd love for the company to do well, but the beer is either no good or definitely not my style.
  33. mattsander

    mattsander Zealot (558) Feb 3, 2010 Alberta (Canada)
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  34. Beerboy33

    Beerboy33 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Illinois

    Brandy barrel aged Angel's Share. I would have rather burned $15.00 to stay warm on this winter evening
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  35. hypr2013

    hypr2013 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2013 Ontario (Canada)

    I didn't mind Leinies Shandy's they were pretty decent

    I think the one I regretted buying was Flying Monkey's Hoptical illusion, if you love really hoppy beer it would be something you'll like, but it almost seemed like it made beer more of a sipping drink or an aperitif
  36. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Aspirant (259) Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    Two of my personal favorites. Although Storm King is by far my favorite Victory beer. Or maybe the Lager. Or maybe 12 or maybe.......... They make good stuff.
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  37. Flight0011

    Flight0011 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Washington

    I wouldnt quite say I "regret" buying any beer because I like to try new beers, but I know I will never buy Voodoo Maple Bacon Doughnut. On that note even though Im sure it will be another "dislike" I kind of want to try Wynkoops Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout....
  38. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (456) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Insert any Magic Hat or Liftbridge beer I've ever purchased here...
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  39. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    400 lb Monkey
    Stone VE '10-12
    Dick's Cream Stout
    Wild Blue
    Portland Rose Hip Ale
    Elysian Mortis
    Anything Cascade Lakes
    Red Hoptober
    Howe Sound King Heffy

    I suppose you have to take some of the bad with the good...
  40. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    Sam Adams Infinium, I had to drain pour. Another one I still have in my closet is Rogues Voodoo Maple Bacon Ale. I can't seem to find a reason to open it.
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