Beers you don't "get".

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  1. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (229) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I get trigonometry. But I don't get Stella.
     
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  2. Professor_Yeesh

    Professor_Yeesh Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2014 California

    Feel the same way.
     
  3. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,538) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I am 100% right with you there. I revisited with over a year age and it was still incredibly medicinally bitter. Most English style BW's, Old Ales, and a few American styles are much more flavorful, sweeter that Bigfoot IMO. And I'm a really big fan of most all SN beers they've put out. Haven't had Barrel aged Bigfoot, but not willing to gamble on it with the price tag and not liking the regular version
     
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  4. ChrisMyhre

    ChrisMyhre Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2013 Massachusetts

  5. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,969) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I don't get Double Bastard. It's a boozy overly sweet mess of a beer. I can't see how anyone can finish a bottle.
     
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  6. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (541) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Warlock tasted almost the exact same as Pumpking like sickly sweet vanilla pie crust in the worst way no pumpkin at all. Warlock had slight semblance of Road malt that made it slightly better but calling it a pumpkin beer is just ridiculous
     
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  7. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (541) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Hoppy and Sour stouts I've had a few of each and I just don't get it ...
     
  8. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey

    Any of The Bruery's imperial stouts. So diabetically sweet; that's all I taste!
     
  9. Beerds

    Beerds Initiate (0) May 13, 2015 Alabama

    Jai Alai. It was good but not my cup of tea-haven't bought any since the first (and only) 6 pack
     
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  10. TooGood

    TooGood Crusader (707) Jan 28, 2014 Minnesota

    I never even tried it this year. I gave it several tries the previous two years and never liked it.
     
  11. Sir_Whats-his-face

    Sir_Whats-his-face Initiate (157) Mar 2, 2015 Oregon

    I don't understand why some people go so crazy over Yeti and it's variants. First of all, Yeti shouldn't be called an imperial stout; it's a CDA. But more importantly, it's not even very good for a CDA. And while the oak aged versions at least taste more like stouts, there are so many better examples of the style for the same price or less.
     
  12. Kappakoosh

    Kappakoosh Disciple (314) Dec 26, 2013 Texas

    Torpedo...don't get it. I find it to be not well balanced and the hops are all over the place. 92 on BA...struggling to understand that one.
     
  13. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (116) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    Any Barleywines. They suck. There I said it.

    Surly Darkness. Just don't get the hype.

    And anything that taste like booze. I want beer. Not booze.

    Edit: reading some replies, someone mentioned Spotted Cow.

    It's not bad. But it doesn't make me want to touch myself at night.
     
  14. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    Agree wholeheartedly with the Dale's Pale Ale dislike. I try, i know I don't like it, but I still try from time to time. Just not a good beer.
     
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  15. CantankerousCaveBear

    CantankerousCaveBear Initiate (177) Jul 26, 2015 Ontario (Canada)

    It's a stupid gimmick. I don't know where idiotic notion that Indian cuisine consists of dumping yellow curry powder into everything comes from. It's ridiculous. People aren't even aware that there are regional differences in food, just like with most countries. There is no monolithic version of 'Mexican' food or 'Chinese' food, there is great variation from one locale to another.
    Holy hell, I went off topic with that one. /rant
     
  16. The-Adjunct-Hippie

    The-Adjunct-Hippie Poo-Bah (4,092) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Lagunitas Sumpin Ale and Sucks. I did try a fresh Sucks which was better, but the presentation was easily its strongest suit (and it really is a marvel)
     
  17. Masquerade

    Masquerade Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2015 Connecticut

    Union Jack
    Dirtwolf
     
  18. PourMore

    PourMore Initiate (91) Oct 4, 2014 Florida

    If you haven't had Ruination 2.0, I would recommend it. I used to gloss over Stone, but that one brought me back and inspired me to give them a second chance. Had a few other nice ones from them since then... newer ones from the stochasticity series.
     
  19. scbeerman

    scbeerman Aspirant (285) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    I'll second Indra Kunindra as a beer I don't "get." To me, it actually tasted okay...but why does the hell does it need to exist? I doubt there's anybody who, when they think of a beer, starts craving a curry/lemongrass/chili/whatever else flavored export stout. More of a show-off type of thing to me.
     
  20. The-Adjunct-Hippie

    The-Adjunct-Hippie Poo-Bah (4,092) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Oh yeah! Pumking sucked too. Sorry fellas.

    Edit : Nevermind, I was thinking of Punk'n.
     
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  21. JAntony345

    JAntony345 Initiate (85) May 1, 2010 New York

    Old Rasputin reg and BA, both horrible. Also, sour beers in general. :confused:
     
  22. deepsleeper

    deepsleeper Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2015 California

    I can't stand Abraxas, nor do I like Mexican Cake. I don't suppose I'd like Hunahpu either. Just don't like chili and cinnamon mixed into chocolate.
     
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  23. jp32

    jp32 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2004 Michigan

    Most anything from Short's Brewing Company. Specifically, Short's Soft Parade and Short's Good Humans both come to mind. I wouldn't exactly call them an inferior quality, but I just cannot think of anything I've had from Short's that I actually enjoyed.... especially after hearing everyone else rave about them.
     
  24. Archagon

    Archagon Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2015 California

    What's up with Prairie Bomb's price? To me it tastes just like Victory at Sea, except you can get that one for like $15 a 6-pack. A hint of chili spice isn't worth the exorbitant markup.
     
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  25. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Hey Hoppsbabo, I respect almost everything you write here. With the exception of the above.
     
  26. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Things in beer world that I don't get:

    Cascade's Pricing
    KBBS limitation in 12oz format
    3 Sons Brewing having issues
    Velvet Speedway release
    375-500ml whales
    Silent releases with no hints or bread crumbs
     
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  27. KaeF

    KaeF Initiate (138) Jan 11, 2015 Netherlands
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    Dark Lord for me, it's just too sweet for my taste, especially compared to other huge stouts
     
  28. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn Zealot (592) Jan 16, 2013 New York

    I certainly understand if you don't like it which is totally fine, but the rest of what you said makes zero sense. In your world why does anything need to exist, we should all just drink water.
     
  29. nickdank

    nickdank Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2014 New Jersey

    barleywine. I don't understand what it is about them that I don't like. Maybe the sweetness? I always end up having that shudder-like-I-just-drank-cough-syrup reaction.
     
  30. mtgwi

    mtgwi Initiate (91) Apr 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I 2nd the dogfish head 61 =grapey garbage
    Also agree on pumpkin beers except for sasquatch by milwaukee brewing company they add sweet potato and mellows out some of the pumpkin flavor
     
  31. RickBelgique

    RickBelgique Initiate (62) Jul 16, 2014 Illinois

    Anything Southern Tier. Every beer of theirs that I've tried has a weird, funky undercurrent of a taste that I just can't get past. For me, I have yet to see the attraction of ST.
     
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  32. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Peanut butter beers.
     
  33. ianous

    ianous Initiate (79) Oct 26, 2013 Connecticut

    No kidding, big fan of Dales Pale Ale.
     
  34. CorporalKarel

    CorporalKarel Initiate (50) Feb 8, 2014 Nebraska

    I haven't been able to stomach Belgian Style IPA's. I just don't like that combination. I've had some poor beers, but Le Freak from Green Flash is the only beer that I had to pour down the drain.

    I don't have a taste for sours yet, but I'm still trying them from time to time. I did enjoy Pina Agria from Odell, so I think sours still have a chance with me, but it's not a style I get excited about right now.
     
  35. eppCOS

    eppCOS Meyvn (1,027) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Lagers. All of 'em. Fortunately, we have a choice to not drink the ones we don't get. THE END.
     
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  36. RLVineh

    RLVineh Initiate (136) Jun 21, 2014 California
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    Sculpin, I don't understand the love. One of the most puzzling beers to me, its good, not great. I personally thing Big eye is a better IPA. Also, 15-17 for a 6 pack, no thank you
     
  37. October

    October Initiate (103) Jul 10, 2015 Pennsylvania

    I have some friends who absolutely rave over Sweet Baby Jesus. To me it just tastes artificial.
     
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  38. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Sounds familiar. A lot of folks here rave about the peanut buttery Omnipollo /Buxton Yellow Belly too and I don't get it either.
    I love peanut butter of all types but it just doesn't belong in beer.
     
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  39. abagofit

    abagofit Initiate (174) Oct 31, 2014 Massachusetts

    Any spicy beer. I love spicy food, but spicy beer doesn't work for me.
     
  40. JLaw55

    JLaw55 Meyvn (1,382) Jul 10, 2014 Missouri
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    Style... treatment... it really doesn't matter. Analyzing the term I used is trivial and distracts from my point. I dislike anything aged in whisky or bourbon barrels. Everything I have had with this treatment has been a stout. I do enjoy stouts, but not when barrel aged. I also can appreciate and enjoy a good scotch, but it doesn't need to be mixed with beer.

    Not all barrel aging is bad though. I have had barrel aged saisons and wits that were quite delicious.
     
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