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 Aspirant (261) 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 Devotee (483) 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 Poo-Bah (2,603) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
    Society Trader

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

    Worst
    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 Poo-Bah (2,380) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
    Society

    Caveats:
    • 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
    Best
    Summit Hopvale Organic Ale
    Alaskan Smoked Porter 2014

    Worst
    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 Meyvn (1,443) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
    Trader

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

    Hoos78 Disciple (301) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

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

    Worst:
    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 Meyvn (1,110) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
    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

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

    Worst:
    - 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 Aspirant (212) 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 Aspirant (212) 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 Crusader (773) 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
     
  21. Keithengelke

    Keithengelke Aspirant (207) Jun 23, 2015 Connecticut
    Trader

    Best: Julius, Dinner, SOS, King Sue, Artiac, All Green Everything

    Worst: Sosus, Lights On
     
  22. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    Best: Evil Twin Mosaic Hoppy wheat Indai Pale Lager (If i got that right), Other Half All Green Everything

    Worst: Bell's Uranus
     
  23. McAndrew

    McAndrew Disciple (380) Jun 12, 2013 North Carolina
    Trader

    Best: Funky Buddha - Last Snow

    Worst: 3 Floyd's - Dark Lord '14
     
  24. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,470) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
    Trader

    Best (in no particular order):
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout (bottle)
    Firestone - Parabola (bottle)
    Founders - KBS (draft)
    Russian River - Pliny the Elder (draft)
    Russian River - Supplication (draft)

    Worst:
    Off-Color - Fierce (bottle)
    Ballast Point - Grapefruit Sculpin (bottle)
    21st Amendment - Hell or High Watermelon (draft)
    Stone - Pale Ale 2.0 (draft)
    Surly - Bitter Brewer (draft)
     
  25. geodonnokepyo

    geodonnokepyo Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Best: Lagunitas Waldo's Special Ale
    Worst: Sam Adam's Summer Ale
     
  26. cl3

    cl3 Disciple (338) Aug 16, 2013 Wisconsin
    Trader

    Best: New Glarus Wild Bitter - Wish I had a few more.

    Worst: Brau Bros. Moo Joos Milk Stout - Undercarbonated wet cardboard. gross.
     
  27. ivyman

    ivyman Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2005 Massachusetts

    Best: Allagash Coolship Resurgam
    Worst: GF Cellar 3 Silva Stout
     
  28. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,906) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Best: Acadian Groove Canadian Maple Porter - Flying Monkeys
    Worst: Hop Knockers IPA - Union Barrel
     
  29. CobraCommander9000

    CobraCommander9000 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015 Texas

    BEST: Prairie Limo Tint

    WORST: Abita Bourbon Barrel Stout
     
  30. scbeerman

    scbeerman Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    BEST: Creature Comforts Cosmik Debris DIPA

    WORST: River Rat Double IPA
     
  31. Chvck1

    Chvck1 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland

    Best: Pizza Boy Sunny Side Up Stout- I would prefer each cup of coffee I have to taste exactly like this; BallastPoint Grapefruit Sculpin-I would prefer each grapefruit I have to taste exactly like this

    Worst: Widmer Brothers Hefe
     
  32. Topher78

    Topher78 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 California

    Best: "Joe IPA" from 10 Barrel
    Worst: Anything from 7 Devils Brewing Co.
     
  33. joberlander

    joberlander Disciple (363) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts
    Trader

    Best so far:
    Bomb!
    Peche Mortel
    Heady Topper

    Worst:
    Chai Spiced IRS
     
  34. twelveone

    twelveone Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2015 Illinois

    I had the Best: Enjoy by 7.04.15 and it was incredible. Over the winter, I bought a case of Not Your Father's and I enjoyed it, but by the end of the case I was sick of it.
     
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  35. wd09601

    wd09601 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2012 Maryland

    Best: Trillium Congress Street (how do hops do that)

    Worst: everything from OC Brewing
     
  36. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,932) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
    Society

    Best - Lawsons Sip of Sunshine
    Worst - Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose...I spit it out
     
  37. pnelting

    pnelting Aspirant (273) Nov 17, 2014 Texas

    Best - Trillium Artaic

    Worst - Another vote for Shiner Birthday Beer
     
  38. westcoastceller

    westcoastceller Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2015 California

    Best: Alchemist Focal Banger
    Worst: Lost Nation Gose (Reminded me of that stomach acid taste you get when you have nothing left to throw up)
     
  39. RockRuler

    RockRuler Aspirant (289) Dec 27, 2014 Mississippi
    Trader

    Best: Hopry Double IPA by Yazoo Brewing Company
    Worst: The Raj IPA, 304 and Cita Ob-Session by Charleston Brewing Company
     
  40. Dan269605

    Dan269605 Aspirant (220) Jul 10, 2013 Connecticut

    Best: Sip of Sunshine, Hop Showers

    Worst: Stone Chai IRS, Two Roads Conntucky Lightning
     
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