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Beers that you regret purchasing...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Thedrizzle, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. BigBarley

    BigBarley Disciple (373) Aug 5, 2011 Texas

    Victory White Monkey... I'm drinking it right now and the only thing keeping me going is the pleasant oak taste on the back end. It smells like cheap cheese dunked in Carlo Rossi, and tastes (excluding the oaky goodness) like Carlo Rossi that's had cheap cheese suspended in it for months
  2. BigBarley

    BigBarley Disciple (373) Aug 5, 2011 Texas

    Craziness... I've thought that exact thing about plenty of ROGUE products (anything Voodoo, anything Chatoe) but for whatever reason, the two Chocolate Stouts are the ones I can actually appreciate.

    Although, now that I think about it, the price tag IS the reason I've only had it once. For 8 bucks it'd be fine. But they're a little TOO proud of their bombers
  3. BeerHunter76

    BeerHunter76 Zealot (506) Dec 25, 2010 Texas
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    Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine. And that was a sober purchase... We can say curiousity killed my tastebuds.
  4. BostonPhilly

    BostonPhilly Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Massachusetts

    Rogue Voodoo Donut. I don't know why anyone would by this after the first try. The best thing about the beer is the cool pink bottle. Disappointing too because Rogue makes some high quality beers.
  5. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Apart from Bitches Brew.....

    every dogfish bomber...ever.
  6. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    Pipeworks Hyper Dog

    Boozy coffee water with some cocoa. Pathetic for $9 a bomber.
  7. NEO68710

    NEO68710 Initiate (93) Mar 6, 2006 Washington

    Just picked up a bottle of Left Hand Twin Sisters DIPA for $10, I'll never make that mistake again. It's maybe worth $5 and I stress the maybe.
  8. embeevlos86

    embeevlos86 Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2013 California

    Belmont Brewing Company's Belgian Strong Pale Ale. It tasted like a 99 cent tall can.
  9. rodrigueZflyingf0x

    rodrigueZflyingf0x Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    I'm overwhelmed with regret every time I buy a new IPA without reading the bottle, only to realize it's "English-style" when I go to drink it. My fault, though. As for brewers who produce this garbage without putting any warning on the bottle whatsoever, there is a special spot in hell reserved for you.

    For real, though, that Rogue Maple Bacon train wreck resulted in regret in its purest form.
  10. JTDay

    JTDay Initiate (97) Jan 28, 2013 Georgia
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    Has anyone said Sierra Nevada Ovila quad aged with plums
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  11. CoalCellar

    CoalCellar Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Buffalo Bills Blueberry Oatmeal Stout. My god is it bad. It honestly tasted like vomit. I couldn't get past the 2nd sip and that's saying something. I still shudder when I thin about it.
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  12. CoalCellar

    CoalCellar Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Kill it with fire
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  13. Bnoise11

    Bnoise11 Disciple (376) Dec 25, 2012 California

    DFH/Sierra Nevada collaboration - Life & Limb, $14 for a 750 ml of extremely mediocre beer. No more overpriced DFH nonsense for me.
  14. JackofBlades

    JackofBlades Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Texas

    Bought two old ass bottles of Ruination. I didn't notice they were so old until I got home and opened them. Wasted $12 on a funky tasting beer.
  15. xShoWTeKx

    xShoWTeKx Devotee (404) Jan 21, 2013 South Carolina
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    My favorite one is by far their pumpkin patch ale it was $8 a bomber and well worth it, everything else I've had from them just wasn't worth what they want. Although I am seriously considering dropping $20 on a bottle of morimoto imperial pilsner, really want to try that.
  16. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Devotee (414) Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Can't believe they released it again this past year. Infinium that is.
  17. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Devotee (414) Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Goose Island BCBS. Paid $25 for a 4 pack only to confirm that yes, I'm not a fan of bourbon barrel aging. At least these will age while I try to trade the other 3 or give away to some buddies.
  18. APB

    APB Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Nebraska

    Dogfish theobroma….. I have no idea what they were going for with this one, I'm sticking to the 60, 90 and 120 min IPA from now on.
  19. ebin6

    ebin6 Disciple (347) Jun 11, 2009 California

    I'd recommend the Sah'tea (sp?) if you're willing to give another one of their "historical beers" a chance. Much more approachable for someone who appears to heavily favor IPAs.
  20. hollywood_15063

    hollywood_15063 Zealot (598) Jul 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    The one that sticks out to me most recently was dogfish Sierra rhizing bines. Bought 2 bottles thinking it was going to be fantastic. Really dreaded even opening the second. Really dull and bland. Didn't remind me of an imperial ipa at all
  21. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Early bottles had problems with infection. Think that could have been it? I enjoyed Blue Lady quite a bit.
  22. Vitacca

    Vitacca Devotee (446) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I was a fan of Enigma. Haven't had the other one though.
  23. Vitacca

    Vitacca Devotee (446) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    11.11.11 and Alaskan's smoked porter were instant drain pours for me.
  24. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (478) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I don't really regret purchasing any beer. You don't know what you think of it until after you try it after all.
  25. ParchedNeedBeer

    ParchedNeedBeer Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 California

    I ran across a bottle of Big Sky Kriek. I haven't opened it and I'm kinda scared to after reading the reviews. I dont know what the hell I was thinking.
  26. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California
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    I don't think I've ever regretted a purchase from a store, but a couple weeks ago I was at the airport and ordered a Guinness. I've never really had Guinness before and it was St. Patty's Day so I thought why not? Well, it was extremely watery and flavorless and when I got the check...BAM, 10 bucks!

    Actually, scratch that. DFH Chicory Stout. About $10 for a 4 pack. I was so unimpressed by it. I was expecting something similar to their IBA but it was just not nearly as good. It wasn't a drain pour, but still pretty disappointing.
  27. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,319) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    DFH 120 Minute. Bought a bottle for $10 last year and shared it like 8 ways at my fantasy fb draft. 8 for 8 in terms of people that hated it. No redeeming qualities in my world.
  28. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California
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    Well it is like 20%. So if you drink a whole bottle you're gonna be completely tanked. I've actually never had it but I really want to. I just can't find it anywhere.
  29. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
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    i have really wanted to like Flying Fish beers...they are local to me...0/3 so far (ipa,grand cru,exit16) one more shot w/ an exit 4 than i'm done
  30. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (478) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Tanked? I guess two BCBS at 15% means I am totally wasted :sunglasses:
  31. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    Founders All Day IPA. Very bland brew, plus my beer shop is way over-priced so it's not just that it was a mediocre beer, it was way overpriced.
  32. DapperGrowler

    DapperGrowler Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2012 District of Columbia

    Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager... just a waste of my time
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  33. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California
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    Well you're a badass aren't you?
  34. alex_hart

    alex_hart Disciple (355) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    Carlsburg Elephant..last time I will blindly listen to a less-than-competent liquor store "beer expert".
  35. alex_hart

    alex_hart Disciple (355) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    another one that i just remembered was Blue Moon's beer-wine attempt with Proximity..tasted like water with a hint of bud light and grape juice, and I'm not a fan of bud-water-grape juice for $9.
  36. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Rogue Voodoo Doughnut (peanut butter, chocolate, banana bullshit), Jester King El Cedro, Brewdog Hardcore IPA, and the massive amount of Christmas beer that went on clearance (not that it was all bad, but I almost never wanna see a Christmas/winter warmer beer again since I bought so damn much)
  37. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    My husband LIKED the doughnut banana pb mess. I couldn't even take the smell of the empty bottle next to the sink. Nasty, gross, worst beer smell ever.
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  38. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    I'm with you on that! I really really wanted to like it too! ..Luckily, my friend (who typically only drinks mixed drinks) liked it, so it didn't go to waste lol.
  39. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (478) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    No, like I said I am totally wasted because I had SOOOO much to drink /end sarcam
  40. Mott

    Mott Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2007 Massachusetts

    Founders All Day IPA. One strange IPA.
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