Best Smelling Beers

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  1. elchicodelgado

    elchicodelgado Initiate (160) Mar 3, 2008 Texas

    So cliche but Pliny for me. I just recently tried it in CA and the taste is great but equalled by many. The smell however was intoxicating.

    This probably won't be well received but I had a week old ZD and didn't do it for me... Dunno why. Just didn't excite me more than most of my local IPAs.
  2. shredder83

    shredder83 Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois

    I really think that this should be broken down by style considering everyone has a favorite style, and people may like or dislike a particular style of beer. To get this started:

    Ipa/dipa: 2 way tie, heady and pipeworks ninja vs unicorn
    saison: sofie paradisi
    Ris: stone espresso IRS
    Barleywine: fff behemoth
    Apa: zombie dust
    This is off the top of my head, try not to destroy me too bad :confused:

    ODYSEYY Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2013 Ohio

    I was recently bowled over by the complexities and wonderfulness of Smoking Wood from The Bruery. Tasted fantastic as well.
  4. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo Champion (881) Jan 29, 2012 England

  5. SierraJosh

    SierraJosh Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2013 California

    fresh squeezed gotta be on here, i had the best smelling ninja v unicorn this summer as well.
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  6. jdmandel

    jdmandel Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 California

    I've only had 1 can of Heady and I remember how I loved the smell just about as much as the taste. Shortly after opening it my wife from ~10 feet away even commented how good it smelled.

    The sign of a truly awesome beer.
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  7. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    These all came immediately to mind:

    Kentucky Brunch
    Galaxy White IPA
    Live a Rich Life
    Cuvée Des Jonquilles
  8. jzlyo

    jzlyo Poo-Bah (2,680) Mar 4, 2012 Iowa

    Back in the day when I first started trying craft beers it was SN Fresh Hop. Recently, Stone Farking Wheaton was awesome.
  9. Tomhet

    Tomhet Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2010 Illinois

    I'd gladly buy Rochefort 10 and BCBCS candles if they were somehow made.
  10. MoparGrease

    MoparGrease Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 California

    Super IPA a collab of Alpine brew
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  11. mroberts1204

    mroberts1204 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 California

    Duvel Tripel Hop w/ sorachi ace. Seriously amazing.
  12. ch3no2

    ch3no2 Initiate (130) Nov 19, 2007 Washington

    Black Raven Wisdom Seeker
    Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
    Laurelwood Portland Roast Espresso Stout
    HOTD Blue Dot
  13. Sazz9

    Sazz9 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2012 Texas

    Sucks and Avery 20th Anni. Both so good!
  14. jdmandel

    jdmandel Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 California

    Anchorage Love Buzz is a great one for me.
  15. shutyourface

    shutyourface Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 Washington

    Fresh Alpine Nelson.
  16. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,999) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Schlenkerla Urbock
    Flower Power
    Nugget Nectar (when it's 'on')
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  17. Roger85

    Roger85 Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois

    Everytime I take that first whiff of a KBS, I remember what I like so much about that beer. It tastes amazing, but that smell.........
  18. grynder33

    grynder33 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2003 Wisconsin

    Young BCS,Abrasive,KBS,
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  19. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 Florida

  20. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Nugget Nectar
    Great South Bay Blood Orange Pale Ale
    Flower Power
    Wolavers Alta Gracia
    Lagunitas IPA
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  21. ChrisChagnon

    ChrisChagnon Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 Connecticut

    Best IPA smell: toss up between Jai Alai and Treehouse Julius
    Best DIPA smell (that ive had) Heady or G-bot. Both amazing aromas
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  22. OptionParalysis

    OptionParalysis Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 New York

    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Hill Farmstead Walden
    Lawson's Double Sunshine
    Troegs Nugget Nectar

    Those all smell divine.
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  23. Lutter

    Lutter Zealot (578) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Indra Kunindra.

    Gotta love curry though.
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  24. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (6,523) Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
    Society Trader

    Mornin' Delight.
  25. Jerome1929

    Jerome1929 Initiate (62) Sep 11, 2008 Michigan

    Short's Carrot Cake.
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  26. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Couple people have mentioned these, but...

    Jack's Abby 2nd Anniversary
    Treehouse - Julius
    Weinhenstephaner Hefeweissbier (love to smell, hate to spell)
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  27. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (239) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    One that's coming out here in the next month or so..... Schlafly Tasmanian IPA. Amazingly underrated beer.
  28. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Sculpin and Heady for me. I actually brought a heady into a movie theater a couple months ago and within seconds the person two rows in front of me started sniffing and was like "Smells like someone is smoking weed". Note to self: don't bring one of the most fragrant beers on the planet into a confined space where you aren't supposed to have alcohol.
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  29. scootsmal

    scootsmal Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2012 New York

    Gandhi Bot followed by Sucks
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  30. StlHopHead77

    StlHopHead77 Initiate (0) May 30, 2010 Illinois

    Super fresh Cane and Ebel comes to mind.
  31. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Brooklyn BCS
  32. chadillac3

    chadillac3 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 Iowa

    I really like PsuedoSue's smell...
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  33. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
    Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA
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  34. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Florida

    Jai Alai, Sucks, and Tocobaga for hop aromas.
    Cantillon for that funky lambic smell
    I also like some coffee forward beers because I love the smell of good coffee beans
  35. FrancisT

    FrancisT Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2008 Vermont

    Lawson's Double Sunshine, with a honorable mention to Peche Mortel.
  36. deleted_user_749702

    deleted_user_749702 Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2013

    Heady Topper
    Crème Brulee
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  37. gspeicher

    gspeicher Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Kentucky

    Three Floyds' Dreadnaught has an incredible aroma.
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  38. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (448) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Pliny the Younger and Rochefort 10 are easily the best smelling beers I've had. Gun to my head I'd say the Rochefort is better, but these two are 1 and 1A in the aroma department.
  39. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (381) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey

    I really liked FU Sandy by Flying Fish for the smell, but the payoff was only so so.
  40. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

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