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beers you like but cant justify the $

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by djrn2, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (517) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Agreed, one of my favorite IPA's but 11 bucks for a bottle is crazy. Not to mention the beer is never all that fresh around here. Really the only time I get it is if I see it on draft on the rare occasion.
  2. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    Its a 10.5% RIS! Thats a deal, and if i remember correctly you stated a thread the other day asking what would be in your dream six pack, then you said you were partial to stouts?! This beer should be in your wheel house dude.
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  3. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    $14.99 in upstate NY all day long.
  4. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,639) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Mikkeller and BrewDog. I've had stuff from both when they were really on and were absolutely great but for the most part they're not, maybe due to the lag in distribution and/or the distance they have to travel? Any of the IPA's from either I tend to ignore any more except their barrel aged stuff which I take more interest in (but depends on the price).
  5. 510a

    510a Disciple (394) Jan 12, 2013 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Driftwood Singularity, Red Poppy,Flanders Fred, MOAS,..to name a few I have passed on multiple times, but have purchased Bourbon Angels Share,Fremont B bomb, O De Tart,BA Raspy. All of these are still available by me except Mother, so theres a chance I may BREAK Down on payday for the FlanFred, so tempting...drool.
  6. blacktieman

    blacktieman Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2012 Tennessee

    I just compare high-gravity beer prices to wine prices. It always favors the beer.
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  7. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    By the time you factor in bottle cost plus shipping = any lambic other than Lindemans, Timmermans or Chapeau (more like Crapeau).
  8. inkdemention

    inkdemention Initiate (135) Nov 17, 2012 Nevada
    Beer Trader

    fff has been pretty over rated so far from what ive tried. raspy is jus way over rated too for a pint. theres plenty of others to mention as well....
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  9. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Great Divide BA has set the benchmark for me... I refuse to open my Black Ops / Black Betty. I hated the GD belgian imperial stout.
  10. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I have never once even considered buying a Mikkeller beer.
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  11. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    I'm personally having a hard time justifying the cost of the Lost Abbey small bottles. Deliverance and Angels Share are tasty beers - but damn do they hurt my wallet.
  12. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Defender (646) Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Devil Dancer
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  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    If I like something I usually get it, that said some beers from some breweries give me pause.

    Evil Twin
  14. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Guess I need to start paying better attention, or it's just in that high demmand that the locals don't care.
  15. dcloeren

    dcloeren Defender (629) Sep 15, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    BA Old Raspy popped in my head immediately. I really enjoyed it the couple of times that I have had it but $20+ isn't worth it IMO...
  16. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    $15 for a 4 pack of Sixth Glass. It's a great beer, don't get me wrong. But not $15 good
  17. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Any purchase I catch hell over from my wife.
  18. EvoJoe

    EvoJoe Aspirant (251) Jan 19, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Is it bad I'm gonna say Hopslam. Its a great beer but not worth $20 / 6pk. I'd rather have Heady or Ghandi
  19. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Meyvn (1,390) Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
    Beer Trader

    90% of bombers
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  20. allouez86

    allouez86 Initiate (197) Jan 24, 2009 Wisconsin

    50/50 Eclipse and 3F Goulden Blend 350ml for $25

    Edit: Barrel Aged Old Rasputin. Great beer but way too pricey.
  21. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Maine Beer Co. - Decent beer but no pale ale should cost $6-8 for 500 ml
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  22. TypicalSituation

    TypicalSituation Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013

    I cant say I would do it every week, but Hopslam is great, and I actually dont mind paying 18.99 a 6pack for it on the rare ccasion that it comes to wilmington, nc
  23. Schmuck82

    Schmuck82 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2008 Texas

    In Texas, Jester King is really good but their ~10 bottles are a bit too much for me.
  24. EvoJoe

    EvoJoe Aspirant (251) Jan 19, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Im in Charlotte and this was my first time having hopslam. Got a 6pk and a half (most i could get). Had 2 and I was ok with that. Gave 1 away and have a 6 im looking to trade out. I liked Lag Sucks, Heady, Abrasive and Ghandi better. Not taking away from Hopslam since its a single and 10%. Its good but I dont think its $20 good. I can get any of the other ones at half the price. Next time it launches I wont go out of my way to get it. Just my opinion though.
  25. unclebuckpa

    unclebuckpa Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Sculpin & Hopslam - Great beers but lots of alternatives.
  26. DStoked

    DStoked Aspirant (257) Sep 28, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I can justify a 6 of Hopslam a year. But it hurts.
  27. betterbgood

    betterbgood Initiate (181) Aug 23, 2008 Ohio

    Great lakes brewing co, barrell aged blackout stout four pack for $29
  28. SirWalkAbout

    SirWalkAbout Aspirant (262) Dec 6, 2011 Texas
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  29. Gatch

    Gatch Meyvn (1,203) Nov 29, 2006 Massachusetts

    Hey c'mon...everything they make it good! (but yeah, even more over-priced on-tap)

    My contribution would be the 375ml bottles from The Lost Abbey/Port. Red Poppy and Deliverance were incredible, but $18-$19 each? Still two of my beer purchase regrets to this day based on price alone.

    Edit: also Brooklyn Black OPS as someone on the first page mentioned...I was really excited to try it until that price tag smacked me in the face and insulted my income bracket.
  30. rcroce1

    rcroce1 Initiate (0) May 21, 2009 New Jersey

    Everything by The Bruery & Jolly Pumpkin. Dogfish Head is really starting to get out of hand as well.
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  31. CUE45

    CUE45 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2008 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Oh, trust, everything I've had from Maine Brewing has been delicious, and I still look forward to Dinner, whenever that's supposed to hit my area. Even with them giving part of their profits to charity I struggle with buying or not buying bottles whenever I see them on the shelves. Sometimes, I still can't justify the cost.
  32. Geno78

    Geno78 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2010 Ohio

    If I can't justify the price, I probably wouldn't have tried it in the first place.

    Then again, I'm not into the reviewing/ticking aspect.
  33. teorn88

    teorn88 Initiate (146) Jun 5, 2010 United Kingdom (England)
    Beer Trader

    50-70% Mikkellers (the ones I actually like)
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  34. alanc

    alanc Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 California

    Agree with Lost Abbey away from the brewery. At the brewery it is 15.00 a bottle. Not exactly a deal, but it helps. The other way is to only have these beers on tap. 4oz sample at the brewery is 3.00. The one I don't get is the Bruery. In the scheme of things all are 750ml. Their sours are 16.00 and the BA stuff is 20 to 24.00.

    Stone on the other hand for their 500ml specials are 16 to 18. AleSmith is 25.00 to 32.00 depending if it is a one and done or not. FW anniversary blends are 20 to 25 for a 22oz. It is just common place to drop 20 + on a special release in this area. The worst is all the honey holes that used to have Pliny for 4.99 a bottle are long gone. Their all at 6.99 now.
  35. corby112

    corby112 Poo-Bah (3,908) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Agree about the Golden Blend. Crazy expensive but I paid it once in order to try it. I rationalized it by calculating what the shipping cost would be from one of the Belgian websites. You had to order more than six to get them cheaper per bottle than what I paid. Also, the eclipse beers are way too expensive. Besides the Elijah Craigs, I will probably only buy treatments that I haven't tried before and even then ill be hesitant.
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  36. GBGrinnell

    GBGrinnell Initiate (0) May 2, 2011 Minnesota

    uh..... 4 packs at $14-16 are pretty close to $8 bomber. You should be getting a price break for the rough equivalent of 2 bombers (4X12oz). Ten Fidy is overpriced when Old Rasputin is $8-10 a fourpack.
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  37. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela. I would gladly pay 15 bucks for a six pack of it, but 17.99 per 22 oz. is absurd.
  38. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    Beer Geek Brunch Weasel Cavaldos edition. It's a great beer. But at $2.50 / Oz....a one time experience and treat.
  39. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (219) Jan 19, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Schmaltz Fat Lenny's RIPA
    Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA

    are the two beers I actually "visit" every time I go to the beer store, smile at lovingly, and then walk away from. I don't think the pricing is a poor value, just too much for my budget.

    And: I don't really mind so much. It makes it all the more wonderful when I get to drink them them.
  40. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (608) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    FFF Bombers. I love Dreadnaught and Artic Panzer Wolf but rarely drink them due to to the $12 price tag.
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