Beers you will never drink again

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  1. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Not sure if serious.
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  2. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Booze bomb aisle 10. It's hard for me to call any beer boozy; I drink Black Tuesday out of a schooner, but this was something different. Do not want.
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  3. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Dragons Milk was delicious,.
  4. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Aspirant (210) Apr 4, 2007 Illinois
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    Not too long ago I had a mint porter and I had to pour it down the drain. It was like drinking a beer right after brushing your teeth.
  5. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Aspirant (207) Nov 19, 2012 Texas

    wh-what?!?! O___O

    I mean... each to their own, but wow... This is one of the first beers I had that turned me on to craft beer back in the day. It made me realise what a perfect example of what "good" beer is capable of. I guess you could say it has a little nostalgic value to me. But even so, I believe it's an amazing beer all around lol

    But that's what an opinion is I suppose.
  6. gentlystewed

    gentlystewed Disciple (382) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Iron City Brew and any light beer on the market.
  7. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,078) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    I haven't had a good beer from them yet, so I agree. I was extremely disappointed in their vanilla doubledog, or whatever it's called. Oh well.
  8. Labeorphile

    Labeorphile Disciple (378) Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    I love Arrogant Bastard. A great mix of malt and hops I hadn't experienced before.
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  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,305) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Yeah, I remember that from my homebrewing days (1976-early 1980's):wink: guess I'm still influenced by P. Ballantine's advertising.


    I noted them separately based on what the brewer at Narragansett in the 70's (blanking on his name) said in an interview IIRC. Will have to double-check my notes. Falstaff even marketed a short-lived Ballantine Brewers Gold Premium Ale briefly in the late '70's>early '80's.


    "100"? I take it that figure includes homebrew/clone "guesstimate" recipes? I wonder if there were than many batches of the original Ballantine India Pale Ale out of Newark :grinning: . Well, post-Repeal batches, anyway - since the brewery ownership changed in '33 and they hired a Burton-trained brewer who I assume created the IPA recipe just as he did for Ballantine XXX Ale.

    So, that BIPA was brewed for less than 40 years, from 1933 to 1971 or so (brewery being shuttered in early '72) and being aged "in the wood" for 1 year, I'd guess they didn't have the wooden tank capacity for a lot of batches per year. I've never come across any mention of actual barrelage for what eventually was a minor brand of Ballantine's. They dropped the draught version in the '50's, doing very little promotion of it after the 1940's.

    After Falstaff bought the brand and then S&P started moving production around for the next two decades (Cranston > Ft. Wayne > Milwaukee) it seemed to me that it wasn't brewed too often. Though the beer is still often discussed today, when it was available it used to sit on the dusty bottom shelves ignored at most retailers IIRC. I still remember a few cases sitting for months on the "warm" floor of what was my local beer store in the mid-90's. When I go back there occasionally, I still walk by that section of the store, look at the stacks of Corona, Mike's Hard Lemonade and Bud Light and think, "That's where I picked up my last case of Ballantine India Pale Ale..."
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  10. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    I shared a bottle of Crème Brûlée and really enjoied it, as a matter of fact I could have drank the whole bottle. I understand everyone has different taste for different things, but their's a lot of beers people are posting here that I like.
  11. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    Do you mean Abita's Pecan Haevest or Lazy Magnolia's Southern Pecan.
  12. RunningIPA

    RunningIPA Initiate (17) Dec 5, 2010 Illinois

    DFH Indian Brown Ale. I generally like their beers, but for whatever reason, I can barely get down more than a couple of sips of this one.
  13. ejimhof

    ejimhof Meyvn (1,261) Apr 12, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
    Voodoo Donut
    Laughing Dog CSB
  14. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (352) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Sorry, Pecan Harvest. Got the two crossed up.
  15. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Zealot (509) Nov 16, 2007 New York

  16. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Ironically, speaking of tasting things differently I really enjoyed Cabin Fever Brown Ale, quite a bit actually. Though to your point when I mixed this in w/a brown ale tasting session it definitely stuck out a bit taste wise, I get that old tobacco vibe as well. I think freshness for this one maybe key as the taste isn't always there,
  17. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    My sentiments exactly with the Palo Santo Moran. I can drink the Indian Brown, but it's higher gravity counterpart is the vilest existence known to man. However, I am going to give it another shot, just to be fair.
  18. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2012

    OFallon Hemp Hop Rye

    Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly IPA

    Horny Goat Hopped up an' Horny
  19. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Is it really that bad?

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (682) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I'm kind of the opposite. While I don't dislike Indian Brown, Palo Santo blows it out of the water. I love those wood notes mixed with the burn of alcohol and the delicious, thick, syrupy quality it has going for it.
  21. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

  22. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Zealot (509) Nov 16, 2007 New York

    to each his own in this thread, but yes, it's that bad -

    BREWSnTATTOOS Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Florida

    Thumb print Cherry Stout. YUCK!!!!! Never again. I received this gem as a extra and I was very thankful. Well until I opened it. Some one made a mistake and put Cherry cough medicine in this bottle instead of beer. I mean this straight up was one of the worst beers, Drinks I have ever had. Drain poured about 9 of the 12 ozs it was so bad. Well getting extras from traders is great and I share the love but Ill never drink this beer( cough medicine) again.

    Enjoy your Holidays people:grinning:
  24. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Meyvn (1,483) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Sixpoint - Resin
    Way over the top with hops, killed my tastebuds, not drinkable.
  25. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    The Bruery - 5 Golden Rings. Booze/alcohol, yeast, sugar. More booze/alcohol.

    Had 1/4 of the bomber and it took me forever to finish it.
  26. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Love Resin. Fantastic beer...

    Have you tried Ruination?
  27. Chunksofgunks

    Chunksofgunks Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012

    Newburgh Brewing Peat Smoked Stout.

    PABSTMASTER Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

    The pizza beer family. Novelty....and that's all.
  29. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Avery - The Beast

    Had a bottle from 2007 two nights ago (yes, properly cellared) and it was just foul - no balance, boozy, mediciney and all around yuk. Certainly didn't age well and I have a hard time seeing myself enjoying it fresh.

    ...and Ghost Scorpion - a terribly foul novelty that I was happy to try but never want to see again
  30. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    anything from Empyrean and Lakefront
  31. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,472) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    Anything from Rogue. I'll not even try it any further. I realize that it has its followers and some people like it. Just not my taste. I've never had a beer from Rogue that had any body or mouthfeel.
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  32. Samjuan12

    Samjuan12 Initiate (197) Jun 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Hoppin Frog Sweet Evil..... I do not drain pour anything... (even voodoo doughnut) but I took two sips and it got tossed down the drain....
  33. celtic33

    celtic33 Initiate (123) Oct 22, 2012 Minnesota

    Didn't care much for the Widmer Gose I had last night. Too salty tasting for me.
  34. Phacoman

    Phacoman Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Dfh ta henket...totally undrinkable
  35. JimKal

    JimKal Devotee (495) Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts. This just didn't work for me. Of course there are those who liked it. I tried it after trying their IPA which I liked quite a bit.
  36. Dcor

    Dcor Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2012 Florida

    Any of the shitty fruit beers that show up here in Florida 9 mos of the year...
  37. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

  38. Jae9979

    Jae9979 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2012 New York
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    Southern tier Pumking.. Tasted like a cheap pumpkin candle.
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  39. whitekiboko

    whitekiboko Aspirant (288) Sep 22, 2006 South Carolina
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    Prize Old Ale
    Death by hops
    Anything by skull coast (if they're even still in business)

    I would say evil eye, but you never know, in 50 years, I might be homeless.
  40. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Pliny the Younger. Once, I walked into a bar and got a glass without any issue. Pure luck. I will never likely be in the right place and time for that to happen again.
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