Beers that you regret purchasing...

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  1. jds8411

    jds8411 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2008 California

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  2. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,018) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    This. I bought a Chocolate Indulgence at a shop that doesn't get much rotation and, even though I was looking at dates on most of the other bottles I bought that night, I thought the big "10" on the front of the label was the alcohol percentage. It was, in fact, for Ommegang's tenth anniversary in 2007...and I bought it in 2011. Needless to say, it didn't hold up in the bottle very well. Oh well, live and learn.
  3. Nuwanda

    Nuwanda Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 North Carolina
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    Birthday Suit by Uinta; way over priced for a mediocre sour.
  4. dertyd

    dertyd Crusader (783) Mar 23, 2010 California
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    Magic hat #9 horible beer I drank it all but cringed why doing it
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  5. lic217

    lic217 Champion (811) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    6.99 would of made me feel better about buying a couple. there are just so many better priced options like sucks or gandhi bot.
  6. lic217

    lic217 Champion (811) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Yeah I learned this lesson as well. I will not buy an IPA unless I know it is fresh. Nothing worse then an old IPA.
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    LE_FEESH Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2012 North Carolina

    Not a single one. I've poured so many dollars into my gullet and some sadly down the drain, but all have been experiences that have helped shape me into the beer nerd I proudly am today. Sure, I've felt like I've been hosed a few times spending way too much money on something that I didn't particularly care for, but no regrets. Cheers.
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  8. doopiedoopiedoo

    doopiedoopiedoo Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 Netherlands

    Really? I quite liked it.

    Jester King Black Metal on the other hand...

    CORKSCREWFISH Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Frangelic Mountain Brown !!!........ I'd say............I got Frangelic Mountain Clowned!
  10. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Aspirant (263) Jan 24, 2013 North Carolina

    That may have tasted worse, but your beer was "altered" and made worse by the radiator heat. The Wild Blueberry was "fresh", straight from the cooler, and presented as a shining example of itself. God forbid someone do the radiator thing with it, for that would be a catastrophe of epic proportions !

    And cheers to the guy with the Genny Cream ale. My dad drank the hell out of that brew when I was a kid growing up in NY.
  11. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    New Belgium Rampart.

    CORKSCREWFISH Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! ............ Sorry,had to scream a bit! I'm okay now.
  13. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    To this day, I'm pretty sure it was just a bad bottle. I've had other Baltic Porters and they were good. I just won't buy anymore from that particular store, lol.
  14. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    I certainly won't at $15 a btl here in CT
  15. brkstoutfiend

    brkstoutfiend Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2010 Michigan

    Pretty much every Mikkeller beer I've purchased except Beer Geek Breakfast.

    The Maui version or the JP version? Because I've heard nothing but good things about the JP version.
  16. DieHippieDie

    DieHippieDie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 North Carolina

  17. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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    Mikkeller. Loads of them.

    1,000 IBU Light was probably the most heinous though.
  18. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    It was the Maui version. Even after the horridness of that beer, I would give the JP version a go just for the insanity of it.
  19. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (105) Sep 20, 2012 California
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    Uh oh... currently trading for a BA Silhouette
  20. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,097) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut


    North Coast Old Stock. Just an absolute booze bomb that I should have never bought.
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  21. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Oh man, North Coast Grand Cru. Its middle-of-the-road score and wide-ranging reviews may be due to the fact that "Belgian Strong Pale Bourbon Oak Juice" is not a widely-recognized style category. (Yet.)

    Maybe I would've liked it more, had it not cost $15/ 500ml bottle. Why on earth I bought two without trying it, I couldn't say.
  22. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Yeah. What? Luuuurv me some Duvel . . . DieHippieDie, were you just unfamiliar with the style or didn't know what to expect?
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  23. brkstoutfiend

    brkstoutfiend Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2010 Michigan

    Yeah, it was kind of a weird collab in the first place because the breweries are completely different in the types of beer they brew. The recipe is exactly the same except for the fermentation process. JP used their open fermentation process and then aged it in their oak barrels which introduces wild yeast so the end result is a very different brew. The Maui version is just an American Amber Ale brewed with fruit while the JP version ends up being an American Wild Ale brewed with fruit. I thought the JP version was an excellent beer and I wondered how the Maui version was. After reading the reviews I no longer wonder.
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  24. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta Initiate (0) May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    Anything with Caramel malt or crystal malts overdone. Of course I never know till I buy it, taste it and cringe through the rest of it.
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  25. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    I would say Pumking but I'm glad I bought it so I'll know better than to drink that shit again.
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  26. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Most Lost Abbey beers.
  27. Beeryurt

    Beeryurt Aspirant (200) Mar 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Voodoo peanut butter-right down the drain it went
    The bruery-5 golden rings, tasted like vomit
  28. RyFikes

    RyFikes Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New York

    There have been a few occasions where I found myself out at a nice beer bar and purchased an expensive craft beer after I had already been drinking a while. I do not remember the name of what I bought let along how it tasted. I regret doing it every time. CURSE YOU ALCOHOL (just kidding I love you).
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  29. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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    That's basically every other American beer I've ever tasted.
  30. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta Initiate (0) May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    I've completely gotten away from them in homebrew. I had a 3 Floyds Hoptimus that had probably been on the shelf for a month too long. All the hop alpha had oxidized and was left with nothing but overly sweet cara hell.

    I keep it clean now with either Marris Otter, Vienna or Munich as my base. Any other grains added are specialty. No caramel or crystal
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  31. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    My thoughts exactly. I hate Magic Hat #9. I recently had to have some as it was the only craft offering at a restaurant that served pretty much only BMC. I would still rather drink Magic Crap than drink anything BMC has to offer
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  32. dertyd

    dertyd Crusader (783) Mar 23, 2010 California
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    I would rather drink water then that crap haha
  33. anth0ny

    anth0ny Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Michigan

    Dogfish Head - Immort Ale, drain pour after 2-3 drinks. The label had me thinking it would be similar to a Backwoods Bastard, but the overhaul of the smoky flavor in the finish was downright disgusting. The label
    failed to mention that aspect.

    Another severe disappointment was Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout. Overly rich and sweet, super thin, no balance. Not to mention my girlfriend had an allergic reaction to it. Funny part about that beer for me was it had an identical flavor to Frangelic Mountain Brown hazelnut sweetness, but double the sweetness with a dose of chocolate on top. I'm not as big of a hater on FMB as most of the community is, but I'm still blown away by the high reviews for Sam Smith's chocolate. I guess I'm at the opposite ends of the spectrum with the community for those 2 beers....
  34. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (456) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    I think you'll be fine there. I'm just not a fan of their regular line-up. Have had some pretty hit and miss results there. I'm guessing the Silhouette and Commander are better.
  35. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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    It's popularity in the States absolutely baffles the UK beer community. I've got good friends (Americans) who know their beer but still swear blind that this is an exceptional brew.

    I've given up trying to argue the point with them.
  36. olbeerluver50

    olbeerluver50 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 Florida

    There has never been a craft brew in the past dozen years that I have not regretted buying. There are some in which I bought once and never did again. The only one that was never finished was a bomber of Avery Brewing's The Beast. No problem with hoppy beers but when only the hops are tasted and nothing else then it is beastly indeed. Finished half of it and the rest hit the sink.
  37. YieldToNothing

    YieldToNothing Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    sam adams merry mischief

    certainly did not love
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  38. MrBrooks

    MrBrooks Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 Ohio

    probably sierra nevada celebration ale its like drinking a liquified pine cone just brutal
  39. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    Anything from New Belgium not named Snow Day.
  40. ant880

    ant880 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York

    This is blasphemy, unadulterated blasphemy!
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