Breweries with only one beer to your likening

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  1. nberna19

    nberna19 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Being from the south I'd have to say Abita Turbodog. Everything else from them is mediocre at best
  2. RyFikes

    RyFikes Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New York

    Perhaps its my affinity for doppelbocks and strong ales, but I love Long Trail Double Bag. The best six pack that you can get for under $8 in my opinion. There is nothing special or standout about any other beer Long Trail makes.
  3. Popp24

    Popp24 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2010 California

    Palate Wrecker and their Imperial IPA are very good as well.
  4. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    You didnt even mention Founders Breakfast Stout, one of the most widely available/highly acclaimed beers of this forum.

    All day is good but might not even be top 10 best beers I've personally had from founders.
  5. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    I have disliked every beer from North Coast except Acme IPA , loved it , the rest I just didnt enjoy
  6. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 California

    Southern Tier for me as well. But the beer that I adore the most is their Pumking. One of my favs ever!
  7. edproctor

    edproctor Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 California

    For me it's bootleggers. Knuckle sandwich is a great beer but the rest of their line up is just kinda whatever...their black Phoenix is pretty good but that's really about it IMO.
  8. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 California

    For anyone who thinks Founders is awful should really stick to the Bud Lights and the Coors Lights of the world... Founders is so great!
  9. MikeWard

    MikeWard Meyvn (1,226) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Duck Rabbit. Baltic Porter is outstanding, everything else I've tried is way below average
  10. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    There are a few beers that I haven't had from them that look decent, but I passed them over simply because their beers never did much. Last thing I had was Double Dog and it was very below average DIPA.
  11. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Magic hat HiPA is the only beer I have ever really liked from them. The awful part is its only avalible in variety packs around here...
  12. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    To each his own. I suppose im a bit of a FD fan boy, I can admit it.
  13. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Old Rasputin for me, though I haven't had that 2009 Brandy Old Stock or whatever..
  14. incapacitant

    incapacitant Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 New York

    Flying Dog. Never had anything that knocked me out until Underdog Atlantic Lager (in cans), which is now my go-to daytime session jam. Love it!
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  15. taez555

    taez555 Poo-Bah (1,588) Dec 9, 2002 Massachusetts

    Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic.

    ...and since it only comes in mixed 12 packs, I simply drain pour the other 10 beers. ;-)
  16. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Well, thats a huge fucking waste.
  17. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    You need to find a store with a pick six pack man!
  18. BlowstotheBody

    BlowstotheBody Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Florida

    Shipyard. I dig the Smashed Blueberry, don't care for anything else.
  19. craftbrew502

    craftbrew502 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Kentucky

    I agree they dont have a lot, but if you havent had the Krampus or the Creme Brulee theyre pretty good
  20. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    River Horse. their regular line up is good but the oatmeal milk stout is the only one I look forward to every year.
  21. Docer

    Docer Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2008 Washington

    Haven't had much from 21st Amendment, but so far I only really dig their back in black CDA. Have their saison in the fridge now... hoping it will make #2
  22. MarkJBurch

    MarkJBurch Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Haven't tried everything but you should definitely give Oat a try. 2X IPA is another good one.
  23. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I've had both of them. 2x is solid but it's got nothing on some of the other DIPA's around. Oat is forgettable. Krampus is King! Ha ha.
  24. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Considering how much I love Milk Stout, Left Hand's other stuff drastically falls off.

    DFH, ST & Green Flash being on here is ludicrous.
  25. MarkJBurch

    MarkJBurch Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Ever try Three Heads Brewing out of Rochester, NY? Not sure if they've made it to Rhode Island, but I know they collaborated with Clown Shoes on a beer, who are somewhere out of Massachusetts. Anyway, they just re-released Ontario Coast IPA, a Belgian yeast IPA, very very good. They're also releasing a double IPA next weekend, very excited about it. If you haven't had them, give them a try. If you have had, drink more.
  26. adamette

    adamette Poo-Bah (1,715) Aug 23, 2007 Ohio


    Until I am able to try more of their beer, Columbus Brewing Company's IPA is the first one that I would have if I visited there (and I loved it!).
  27. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    I sat down at the bruery about a month ago and was disappointed with their 22 beers I sampled. Granted I have not tried all their stuff but after that sampling I'm pretty sure I got a good representation of what they are about. So for me it's the bruery with black tuesday being their only great beer.
  28. blatchy

    blatchy Initiate (126) May 3, 2010 New York

    I liked their Ontario Coast a lot before. I love it now. They filtered it this time and I think the yeast offers much more balance to the flavor. It was a bit overpowering for me in the first version. It's a fine beer.

    Wait until you taste Too Kind. I don't know if it's an everyday drinker like The Kind (because it is a double after all), but I think in some ways it's even better than its predecessor.
  29. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    The name doesn't ring a bell and looking at the labels, nothing sparks any memories. I will have to keep an eye out for them. I feel like there are probably some kick ass beers in New York that I am missing. I dig the shit from the city, Brooklyn and Sixpoint, but NY is a big place....

    Thanks for the heads up!
  30. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    So does the Backwoods Bastard, and the Hopslam, and Harvest Wet Hop Ale, FBS. :slight_smile:
  31. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (763) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    IMO, I would hardly call fresh Sculpin and Victory at Sea average...but that's just me.
  32. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    With regards to Ballast Point I love Knuckle Sandwich as well, I usually pass on Sculpin as well. I'd rather drink Caldera if I'm looking for an everyday IPA.
  33. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    You mean Bootleggers?
  34. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    My bad i was looking at the post above in regards to KS. But I like the DD, and usually pass on Sculpin, but I think all their brews are slightly over priced.
  35. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York


    I haven't had every one of any brewery's beers, but my best answer atm is Terrapin. I LOVE Wake n' Bake, and the other things I've had from them have been just okay.
  36. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I agree about Terrapin, I used to drink a lot of their Rye Pale Ale, don't like the side car brews either. W&B is outstanding.
  37. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    While I personally disagree that there isn't anything else stand out by Long Trail (there Pale Ale is awesome and their Coffee Porter is phenomenal in my opinion), I completely agree on the awesomeness of Double Bag. That is my favorite beer to tailgate with. I get the buzz of a six pack and only have to pee like a man that's drank a couple of beers. Lovely.

    Also, have you had Triple Bag? It's bad ass.
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  38. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Not a big IPA fan so I like their spirit of adventure & discovery with their other offerings. Having said that the Chicory Stout has been my only repeat purchase save for singles of Palo, Burton, Midas, Indian & Raison which are nice but have yet to buy 4s or 6s.
  39. ScottUCF84

    ScottUCF84 Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2006 Florida

    Magic hat. I was pretty surprised this winter trying their Heart of Darkness stout. Other than that... don't care for them. I will drink their #9 every now and then, there's a special at a local bar that sells them for 2-3 bucks during Orlando Magic games, but it's mainly because I'd rather have it than BMC.

    Sam Adams, while getting me into craft, really only has one or two. I haven't tried their Utopias, though.
  40. bellce0

    bellce0 Initiate (197) Feb 20, 2010 Georgia

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