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

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  1. mtgwi

    mtgwi Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2015 Wisconsin

    As someone just getting craft beer this year,
    Best so far: Darkness, Jai Alai, Grapefruit Sculpin, Cacoa bender, easy jack, victory at sea, spotted puffer and zombie dust

    Worst: haberno sculpin, devilish hell, dfh 61 (what the hell is that stuff :slight_frown:)
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  2. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2010 Virginia

    Best: CCB Brandy Barrel Marshal Zhukov's. Runner up: Fremont Cinnamon b-bomb
    Worst: Stone Stochasity Hifi Lofi
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  3. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Pooh-Bah (1,567) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Best- Straub Pilsner
    Worst- New Planet Gluten Free Belgian Ale

    Gluten is an important ingredient in beer!
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  4. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Grand Pooh-Bah (3,222) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Allagash - Coolship Resurgam
    Widmer - Old Embalmer '13 with X-431 Hops

    Southern Tier - Crème Brulee
    Hardywood - Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Stout w/ Vanilla Beans
  5. Tonyjenlasc

    Tonyjenlasc Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New Jersey

    Best - Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin, Victory's DirtWolf, Great Lakes Chillwave
    Worst - Dogfish Head's Namaste
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  6. MNAle

    MNAle Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    • Slow start to this year, so there's not a lot that is new to me yet this year.
    • I don't stand in line or trade, so my choices are a bit pedestrian compared to most of you.
    • I haven't tried anything truly awful yet, just disappointing, so my "worst" are not as bad as "worst" might imply.
    • I also did not include any of the one-time special release beers
    Summit Hopvale Organic Ale
    Alaskan Smoked Porter 2014

    2015 Surly Bitter Brewer
    Brau Brothers Moo Joos
  7. horsehockey

    horsehockey Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Illinois

    Best: Brett C. from Prairie... Nice and dry with a nice amount of funk. I really enjoyed it.
    Worst: Birthday Beer from Shiner... way too sweet.
  8. Chris_M22

    Chris_M22 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2014 Texas

    Best: CBS

    Worst by a MILE: New Braunfels Brewing Mexican Cannon
  9. mtvolkens

    mtvolkens Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2015 Florida

    Felt the same way about rose!
  10. ThatguyJoefromBoston

    ThatguyJoefromBoston Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    Best: Hills Farmstead Susan & Trillium Artaic
    Worst: My homebrew
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  11. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,535) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    W: Sixpoint Jammer
    B: Kane Mexican Brunch
  12. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Maven (1,281) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Revolution Fist City
    Victory Prima Pils (I know, what took me so long...)
    Tank 7
    Ale Asylum Bedlam

    Sorachi Ace (going to give it another try, think I may have had a bad bottle)
    Upland Teddy Bear Kisses
  13. Hesscabob

    Hesscabob Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2014 Illinois

    I'd like to see if this stays the same or how much it changes after the full year... Anticipation of GI BC offerings

    Best: My first Hill Farmstead - Arthur

    Worst: Milwaukee Brewing Hop Happy IPA - My fault for drinking anything other than New Glarus from Wisconsin
  14. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Pooh-Bah (2,130) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Best: Surly Darkness (2013) and 50/50 Eclipse - Brewmaster's Grand Cru

    Both perfect 5s.

    Worst (infected division): Revolution Very Mad Cow

    Worst (non-infected division): Grimm Color Field - just not a very good sour.
  15. joshdaut

    joshdaut Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2015 Illinois

    - BCBS 2013
    - Crimson Snapper (Pipeworks Brewing Co.)
    - SOS

    - Creme Brûlée (Southern Tier Brewing Co.)
    - Oasis from Infinite Regress (Pipeworks Brewing Co.)
  16. juke_cleveland

    juke_cleveland Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2014 Indiana

    Best: A Deal With the Devil, Parabola, Consecration
    Worst: Bourbon Fred from the Wood 2011 (Sorry. Couldn't dig it) and both batches of La Trappe Oak Aged Quad I tried.
  17. jcos

    jcos Pundit (761) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    Blazing World is basically a "red IPA"...and I love it. To each their own.
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  18. jcos

    jcos Pundit (761) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    Best: Carton Regular Coffee, Yazoo Sue.

    Most Disapointing: Great Lakes Sharpshooter Wheat

    Most Overhyped(to me): Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter

    And apparently this is the second time I've answered this thread.
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  19. JonathannRobert

    JonathannRobert Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2014 Delaware

    Best might have had to be Sherry Zhukov, but I could list a dozen beers that are a close second... its been a good year for beer so far.

    I hate to say any beer is the worst, and would definitely not call the following anywhere near the worst I had- but one of my biggest let downs was the Flying Dog Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout. I love a good spiced stout and had high expectations that were definitely not met.

    I'll add to my disappointments NYFRB- I can not drink this stuff without ice cream in it.
  20. Stignacious

    Stignacious Pooh-Bah (1,714) Aug 24, 2011 New York

    Not sure if I've posted in this thread yet, but so far:

    Worst: Greenport Otherside IPA

    Best: Lagunitas CitrusiNensis and Saranac Pacific Galaxy
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