Best and worst new beer you've tried so far in 2015?

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  1. Superflyjsc

    Superflyjsc Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    We're halfway through 2015 (sorta), and was curious to see what everyone's best and worst new beer you've tried so far this year. For me, hands down best so far was Bible Belt (courtesy of @BullDoza ). I love that stuff. Worst so far Silva Stout cellar 3 no question about it.
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  2. hunninghake

    hunninghake Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2005 Colorado

    Best has been the 2015 Parabola. Even fresh, it was mind-blowing! Runner up for my very first Jai Alia last month when visiting Tampa; totally lives up to the hype.

    Worst/Most Disappointing, have to C3 Silva Stout was a butter bomb and absolute drain pour.
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  3. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2014 Texas

    Glad you're enjoying all those Bible Belts. I'm sure you'd like some of the other Prairie stouts too. We'll have to work some more trades out.

    As for my best? That's really tough. Parabola 2015 is up there. I'd be lying if I said I didn't really enjoy the Rye Barrel Aged Smoking Wood you sent me @Superflyjsc I really, really ejoyed that. It definitely sticks out. I was initially more excited to try the Bourbon Barrel version, and was surprised i preferred the former.

    Worst - wasn't a fan of the 2013 Bourbon Barrel Temptress I had a few months ago. Putrid, in my humble opinion.
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  4. deakin

    deakin Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2014 Michigan

    Best: Bell's Uranus. I really hope this gets brewed again because this is an incredibly fresh and enjoyable Black DIPA.

    Worst: Great Lakes Sharpshooter. Not a horrendous beer by any means but it just felt kind of messy for a session beer. I was disappointed because everything else I've had from GL has been world class.
  5. Ngntjp

    Ngntjp Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2014 Virginia

    Stand outs for me so far were Firestone XVII, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine, CBS, and Hardywood Bourbon GBS.

    Worst, WITHOUT A DOUBT, was Adroit Theory's bourbon barrel aged Zero coffee IPA. To me, it tasted just like how rotting lettuce smells, which I am far too familiar with as a produce manager. Couldn't even stomach a "try" pour...
  6. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa

    Haven't had any bad beers this year. The best would be chimay blue. That beer is the first quad I liked and I'm now hooked on the style.
  7. PGD120

    PGD120 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 New Jersey

    Best so far has been Heady Topper overall ....and best 2015 release was Kane Mexican Brunch
    Worst so far has been Boulder Beer Killer penguin barley wine.... and worst 2015 release was Founders Devil dancer, it wasnt exactly terrible but i havent had really any very bad 2015 released beers
  8. RichD

    RichD Pooh-Bah (2,182) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I have 3 best new beers, in order Vanilla Rye, PseudoSue, and Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. They all blew my mind.

    The most disappointing beer that I've had for the first time this year was definitely Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA. Tasted like a boozy mess to me.
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  9. stealth

    stealth Pooh-Bah (1,757) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    castle danger's george hunter stout aged in red wine barrels, and sudwerk's funke hop farm saison.

    worst beer...I don't dwell on the negatives in life.
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  10. OldManMetal

    OldManMetal Savant (1,071) Jun 5, 2015 North Carolina

    Best would definitely be Skull Splitter, worst would be something that I can't remember from Tap Room No 21.
  11. stoutmasterjames

    stoutmasterjames Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2010 Maryland

    Heady Topper Good.... Chai spiced IRS from Stone too.

    I had a Earl Grey Dunkelweizen from Flying Dog that I felt wasn't good enough to meet the cut.
  12. tigg924

    tigg924 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,900) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Best would be FireStone Walker 18th Anniversary on tap. Worst Guinness American Blonde Ale.
  13. Superflyjsc

    Superflyjsc Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Ahh yes I forgot about Kane's Mexican freaking delicious. Would also like to add that another runner up for best beer was Tired Hands Mago Tago...tasty!!
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  14. ucmike11

    ucmike11 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2015 Connecticut

    Best new beer: Sixpoint Hi-Res and Foundation Epiphany

    Worst new beer: Sixpoint Gose with sea salt added....just not for me!
  15. Lazhal

    Lazhal Pooh-Bah (1,804) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Best: BCBCS
    Runner Up: Chillwave
    Worst: Short's Woodmaster - Not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, had streaks of something in the liquid. It went down the drain.
    Worst Runner Up: Evil Twin Ashtray Heart
  16. Nutmegger

    Nutmegger Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Connecticut

    The best beer I've had this year would have to be Sunday Morning Stout, the worst is a toss-up between Silva Stout and that god-awful "bourbon barrel aged" Labatt's.
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  17. bubseymour

    bubseymour Grand Pooh-Bah (4,596) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    My best ratings in 2015:
    Sunny Side Up (Lil Amps Double Coffee) - Pizza Boy = 5.0
    Allagash Nancy = 5.0
    Perrenial Artisan Abraxas = 4.93
    Lost Nation TPT Keller Pils = 4.82

    Worst rated so far in 2015:
    Habenero Sculpin = 2.67
    St. Peters Organic English Ale = 2.77 (although I'd bet it was on the shelf for over a year in that green bottle)
    Puck the Beer (Saison) by North Coast = 2.99
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  18. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 New York

    I really thought that this years KBS was thin and artificial tasting.
  19. Eamonn-Cummings3

    Eamonn-Cummings3 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 New York

    Best: Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street, I think about that beer in my sleep.

    Worst: Sam Adams Porch Rocker Shandy
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  20. EvilMidnightBomber

    EvilMidnightBomber Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2015 Wisconsin

    Best: Tyranena Wrath of Rocky. Awesome bourbon flavor that doesn't overwhelm the brown ale base. Honorable mention to Ale Asylum Pantheon.
    Worst: O'so Barrel Aged Convenient Distraction. Love the regular CD, I was super excited for the BA version, but I couldn't even force myself to drink it. Flat and really off flavors.
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