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

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  1. LittleGus

    LittleGus Crusader (440) Mar 13, 2008 Minnesota

    Best was Firestone Walker 18, worst was Potosi Fiddler Oatmeal Stout. Haven't had a ton of new beers this year, but very few clunkers.
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  2. JNbeerded

    JNbeerded Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2015 New Hampshire

    Best: Maine Beer Company Dinner
    Worst: Liberty Craft Brewing Tunk (not only the worst beer I have had in 2015, but the worst beer I have ever had.)
  3. iSkiCO

    iSkiCO Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2015 California

    Well I got into beer this year sooo...

    Best: West Ashley, Savant Blanc, Vanilla Rye, Pirate Bomb, and of course the Pliny the Younger + '09 Cable Car mix

    Most disappointing (since there is no 'worst' :wink:): Last Snow. Yep. Crucify me, but I was quite let down by this one.
  4. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 California

    Best - DB Huna
    Worst - High West Single Malt Eclipse.
  5. makeyourself

    makeyourself Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2015 California

    Best: Firestone Walker Parabola
    Worst: Coney Island Human Blockhead (maybe I had a bad batch???)
  6. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois

    Best: Crimson Snapper by Pipeworks
    Worst: Bells Winter White Ale
  7. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Pooh-Bah (2,978) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Best: Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux. Beautiful appearance and amazingly complex. Best saison I've ever had.

    Worst: Sixpoint Jammer. I don't enjoy talking smack about a local brewery that I have a lot of respect for, but this was just a total miss.
  8. CraigP83

    CraigP83 Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2014 Minnesota

    Best: Vanilla Rye
    Worst: Flesk Anniversary Ale 2014
  9. jbertsch

    jbertsch Pooh-Bah (2,698) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Best: Trillium Double Dry Hopped Sleeper St.

    Worst: Tie between The Bruery's 7 Swans-A-Swimming & Sam Adams Cold Snap
  10. jworkman

    jworkman Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2013 Florida

    Best: DFH Raison D'Extra bottled on 09/29/2006.. Cellaring this beer leads to something quite wonderful

    Worst: Easy.. Pumking, yuck
  11. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Worst - Revolution Mean Jean (technically from 2014 but opened this year) - BUTTER BOMB. or Grapefruit Sculpin, talk about an unbalanced mess (for the record I like grapefruit)
    Best - Sasion du Fermier or La Fosse or Excursions #3 (I cannot decide between these 3)
  12. CraigP83

    CraigP83 Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2014 Minnesota

    This might sound weird but try drinking one right out of the bottle. I had 2 poured into a glass and was not impressed at all. Decided to just hammer down the rest at a later time and the next time I tried it I didn't pour into a glass. It was a completely different beer and much better tasting imo
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  13. juicybrew

    juicybrew Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 Oklahoma

    Worst I've had this year has to be Rogue Yellow Snow IPA. It tasted like...well...yellow snow. Silva Stout was runner-up.

    CBS and Black Tuesday are no-brainers, but for the sake of mixing it up, I'd have to say BA Dark Apparition was amazing. That's one I will definitely seek out again. And honestly, I did a side-by-side with fresh Heady and Austin Beer Works Heavy Machinery DIPA, and it was tough to decide which was best. Do yourselves a favor and trade for some of that when it comes back around--it needs a bigger audience.
  14. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Pooh-Bah (2,318) Jul 28, 2014 Maine
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Worst was probably South Hampton Publik House. Therewas also a 21st amendment I remember very much not enjoying.
    Best may be 14th Star Valor or FatHeads HopJuju
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  15. SixThousandDollars

    SixThousandDollars Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Florida

    Best: Double Barrel Huna for obvious reasons. My god, amazing beer.

    Worst: Breckenridge BA 471 with Sorachi Ace. I don't know what was wrong with this beer but I did not enjoy it.
    Runner up: Cisco Island Gose. Tasted like it was brewed with salt water. So much for balance.
  16. KCOptimator

    KCOptimator Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2007 Missouri

    Best: Apple Brandy Noir and CBS
    Worst: Empyrean Nibbed in the Barrel Oatmeal Stout, bottle was infected
  17. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Ive had it on tap, in the bottle, and from a bottle to a glass. I just am not a fan. I love grapefruit IPA's but this does nothing for me. I personally think its a mess, but ill be honest I dont like any of the sculpins. I think they are mediocre over priced IPA;s. But hey different strokes for different folks.
  18. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Pooh-Bah (2,144) Jul 10, 2011 Virginia
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Best was Westvletern 8
    Worst was Wexford Irish Creme Ale. In fact, if it weren't for Greene King, I might not have had any bad beer at all this year!
  19. Lodisgrisen

    Lodisgrisen Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014 Finland

    Best is Prairie Bomb! Worst is Orval. I really like belgian ales but Orval was just disappointing.
  20. Joshkoskinen

    Joshkoskinen Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2014 Illinois

    Best- by style
    Barrel Aged Stout- CBS from founders- DANG
    DIPA/IPA- Double Dry Hopped Congress by trillium
    Sour/Saison- Framboise Du Fermier by side project

    Really let down by hopslam, probably not "the worst" but VERY let down this year.
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