Beers You Inexplicably Haven't Had

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CaptainHate, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. CaptainHate

    CaptainHate Zealot (501) Apr 22, 2006 Ohio

    Apologies if this has been done before but for any of the not young sots, such as me, is there a good, or better, widely available beer that against all odds you haven't tried? I'm sure there's more than one for me but the one that comes to mind immediately is Pilsner Urquell.
     
  2. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,274) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    To this very day I still have not tasted Parabola. I've had two bottles in my possession but one broke and I traded the other many moons ago.
     
  3. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poo-Bah (4,612) Jul 4, 2005 Ohio
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    I've never had Parabola either, but it's not like it's readily available in Ohio. And since I'm not a trader, I won't be trying it anytime soon!
     
  4. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,274) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    They'll have to comeback to Ohio sooner or later. Right ?
     
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  5. Pstone530

    Pstone530 Initiate (43) Mar 15, 2018 California

    Anything by 21st Amendment. They are loaded up and relatively fresh at every supermarket I go to, but if i'm buying supermarket beer Lagunitas or SN always wins out.
    Anything i'm missing?
     
  6. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,265) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Never had Gouden Carolus Tripel
     
  7. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Disciple (396) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota

    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout and Taddy Porter
    120-Minute IPA
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout
    Alchemist Heady Topper

    Geez, that's just a start off the top of my head. I need to get some more variety.
     
  8. scream

    scream Defender (662) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    I mourn your loss ! Parabola does not fit the description of widely available unless you are in their normal distro area.

    And yes there are many widely available beers I have not had. Widely available does not correlate to being desirable.There needs to be some attraction for me to say yes I will buy that. I was searching today for a few beers which I did not find. I ended up buying a beer I was familiar with and thought decent, There were many readily available beers for this area I could have opted for but chose not to. Perhaps if the singles options were more diverse I would have tried a few new ones but for the most part here singles are relatively common unexciting beers
     
  9. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,038) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I've tried several Prairie BOMB! variants (Christmas, Pirate, Birthday) but I've never tried just plain old BOMB! I've also never tried Gulden Draak. Both of these require a certain level commitment, and I have commitment issues.
     
  10. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,362) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I have nothing but love and respect for the brewery, I've tried probably two thousand beers in the last 10 years, just never had that one.
     
  11. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Disciple (396) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota

    Plain old BOMB! is pretty tasty. Gulden Draak is dangerous. Almost too sweet, but ultimately dangerously drinkable. You should try them both.
     
  12. BeardedWalrus

    BeardedWalrus Initiate (170) Jun 5, 2018 North Carolina
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    My LBS has had three variations of Bomb on tap for reasonable prices, but I've never tried it, and I can never justify shelling out ten bucks on one 12 oz bottle.
     
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  13. DJturnstile

    DJturnstile Initiate (62) Sep 2, 2015 California
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    Not really, no. The "Tasty IPA" they have on shelves right now is pretty ...tasty. But just average stuff from them usually.
     
  14. DJturnstile

    DJturnstile Initiate (62) Sep 2, 2015 California
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    This is especially crazy. That's the mother of all pale ales and it's available across the country. Try it!
     
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  15. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Disciple (396) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota

    Funny, that was the first non-macro beer I ever tried, about 20 years ago. I had one. I haven't had one since. I need to go have one again.
     
  16. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (1,947) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    Bell's Hopslam. It's the 7th most popular beer on BA in terms of number of ratings. I've heard so much about it over the years; some good, some bad. I'm curious to try it. Maybe now that Bell's just started distributing in my home state I'll get a chance.
     
  17. CaptainHate

    CaptainHate Zealot (501) Apr 22, 2006 Ohio

    SNPA is easy to overlook but it's really good. Prairie Bomb! is pricey but it's a perfectly balanced chocolate/coffee/vanilla/pepper stout. I've never regretted the cost.
     
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  18. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,274) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    What ! ?
     
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  19. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Initiate (108) Feb 25, 2013 California

    it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I finally had Arrogant Bastard. I've had a few variants of it since. Not that this is all that, but it's one of the OG craft beers.

    I haven't had a Pliny the Younger, which every other craft beer lover in the West Coast has had. I've been invited to do the in-line-at-9-am for a 4 ounce (or whatever it is) pour and it's been an easy decline.
     
  20. surfcaster

    surfcaster Crusader (750) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Duvel

    Not sure why not.
     
  21. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,038) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I intend to. I've had the BOMB! variants at our bottle shares, some (read: nearly all) of which tend to be weighted toward really big imperial stouts and Belgian strong dark ales. I think they'd make a fine addition to our next lineup.
     
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  22. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,274) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    It's expensive that's why. I finally tried a couple years back when it was available in a Christmas gift set or something like with a new glass. It was outstanding though.
     
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  23. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (161) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    Whaaaa?!
     
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  24. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Disciple (396) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota

    You must. Try it side by side with a Piraat, which is a little sweeter. (Not a whole bottle of each, though, because Piraat is 10.5% ABV)
     
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  25. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,657) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Never had anything Treehouse.
     
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  26. MFMB

    MFMB Meyvn (1,030) Jan 23, 2015 Idaho

    If you haven’t had anything from Toppling Goliath either then you haven’t had any beers ranked in the top 250 on this site....:wink::rolling_eyes: joking of course.
     
  27. MFMB

    MFMB Meyvn (1,030) Jan 23, 2015 Idaho

    Voodoo Ranger, Ten Fidy, Celebration. Always see them, think about buying and then I don’t for whatever reason ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  28. scream

    scream Defender (662) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Those are all good, give them a try ! Especially the Voodoo for @GreenBayBA !
     
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  29. TargaFlorio

    TargaFlorio Defender (658) Jul 3, 2012 Indiana

    Sierra Nevada Stout is mine. Never grabbed it all those times I would see it sitting on shelves. Now its not distributed to the state anymore. Don't let regular stouts die people!
     
  30. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (551) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I loved both DFH 60 and 90 minute IPAs at one time (and still like both of them) but have never tried 120. I'm scared off by both the price and the fact that I've never had a hoppy beer above about 10% abv that I thought was all that great.

    Hmmmm, might make for a good New Beer Sunday!
     
  31. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Not really. Perfectly fine and enjoyable beers (better than Laguheineken, not as good as SN, IMHO), but also not must-seeks.
     
  32. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    WUT?????
     
  33. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    You need to fix that.
     
  34. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Shrug. You're doing fine as is.
     
  35. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    WUT???????
     
  36. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I'm sure there's some, but I'm just not coming up with them right now. Remind me to check back tomorrow.
     
  37. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Crusader (768) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    I just had it a few months ago(June?). First time I've seen it not-old, so gave it go , and have done so a couple more times since. Definitely see why it's a standard.
     
  38. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Crusader (768) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    Miller Lite, PBR(as far as I can remember) Coors, Coors Light , Prairie Bomb
     
  39. beersgud

    beersgud Disciple (399) Jan 31, 2014 Kansas
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    Other than fresh squeezed, I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything from Deschutes core lineup.
     
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  40. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,657) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I suspect that’s the case.
     
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