Favorite beer/beers you have had on tap.

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  1. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Sadly most of the good beers in my life have come from a bottle, but personally something about beer on tap is just magical to me and I really enjoy it a lot. I saw that in lucky BC Canada someone was getting a Cantillion tap takeover! I've never even had Cantillon from the bottle!
    So here goes:
    Duvel (IMO Duvel from the bottle doesnt compare and i dont really care if this has a lower abv, in fact all the better as i am not trying to get wasted).
    Blaches de Bruxes- White beer i think is meant to be consumed as fresh as possible. Bottle is pretty decent, but the tap was sublime and perfect for a summer day.
    Liefmans Gudenband- Delightfull.
    Black butte porter- When this stopped being a popular staple in most bars years ago I was beside myself. the bottle is NOT the same.
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  2. lookrider

    lookrider Defender (651) Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Two stand out for me that were stupendously deliciious at the time for numerous reasons in addition to just being great beers:
    Hercules Double IPA
    Delirium Tremens
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  3. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Off the top of my head....

    Blind Pig
    Zombie Dust
    Black Note Stout
    Oscar Blues lineup
    90 Minute
  4. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    The Apex DIPA from Bear Republic stands out in my mind. It's always great to go to a bar and try something you've never had or even heard of. That stuff was delicious.
    Santa's Little Helper RIS
    Hibernation Old Ale
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,566) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Some memorable ones:

    Beachwood Tovarish and System Of A Stout
    Bear Republic Tartare
    To Ol Goliat
  6. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    I also drink most of my beers from out of a bottle. I have had mixed experiences with Two Hearted. The first time I had it on tap it blew me away, the second time I had it on tap it was just alright. Hopslam blows me away every time I have it on tap!
  7. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Pliny The Younger.
    Knuckle Sandwhich
    Humulus lager
    Old raspy nitro tap

  8. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Imperial Biscotti Break OMG phenomenal
    BA Adoration
    BA Life and Limb
    Weyerbacher Imp.Raspberry Stout
  9. tut2528

    tut2528 Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2008 Illinois
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    1. Bourbon County Stout
    2. FW 15
    3. Hopslam
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  10. teal

    teal Initiate (78) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    Left Hand Milk Stout
    Duchesse de Bourgogne
    Old Chub
    Dirty Bastard
  11. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,309) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    IPA's on tap (as long as they're fresh - which they generally tend to be) are pretty awesome compared to their bottled counterparts. PtE fresh from the keg is nothing less than miraculous.
  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,365) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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  13. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (164) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    The single best beer I ever had was a Founder's Double Trouble on guest tap at Three Floyds a few years back.
  14. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    KBS 11'
  15. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
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    Had a Mephistopheles 2007 on tap last year and it was absolutely divine.
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  16. Chaney

    Chaney Poo-Bah (2,035) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    Dreadnaught comes to mind first. Also, Founders CBS is killer on tap.
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  17. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Founders BB Sumatra Mountain Brown
    Kuhnhenn BBBW
    Kuhnhenn BB4D
  18. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,280) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    This is an easy one, PTE. Its a better beer on tap than in bottle.
  19. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,834) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Pliny The Younger, Grand Teton Double Vision Doppelbock, Snake River Pandemonium Quad, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Snake River Pako's IPA, Odell Myrcenary DIPA, and more..
  20. kcp85

    kcp85 Initiate (148) Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

    Paulaner Hefeweizen. On tap in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
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  21. Beerisheaven

    Beerisheaven Devotee (463) Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I find CBS and KBS to be much better on tap than in bottle.
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  22. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Initiate (115) Jul 26, 2011 California
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    2010 Great Divide Expresso Oak Aged Yeti. It was spectacular.
  23. cappy201

    cappy201 Initiate (174) Mar 25, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Firestone Walker Union Jack on tap at my cousin's kid's Bat Mitzvah. Bottles are great; tap even better.
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  24. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Karbach Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter
    (512) Pecan Porter
    Saint Arnold Pumpkinator
  25. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    Samuel Adams Boston Lager on tap when it's fresh? That's tough to beat. So is Anchor Steam.
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  26. Spaghett

    Spaghett Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 California

    Old Rasputin, Bling Pig, Matilda. If Old Rasputin is served properly, then you have a nice delicious hoppy milkshake on yer hands.
  27. brewtus

    brewtus Zealot (556) Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Kbs or Columbus brewing company bodhi dipa
  28. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Poo-Bah (2,310) Feb 16, 2012 Florida
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    Hopslam awesome, but so much better on draft. Also, CCB Cafe Con Leche was redonkulous.
  29. timholio

    timholio Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2009 California

    My #1 is still Green Flash West Coast IPA. Luckily its everywhere, bottles and on tap!
  30. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (1,776) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    I had FW Parabola on tap today. Their theme for next month is barleywine, so I'm hoping they'll have FW
    ┬žucaba (Abacus) on tap next week.
  31. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (470) Aug 30, 2012 California

    Some memorable ones for me:

    curmudgeon's better half
    2 Yr old BA aged Double Bastard(Best bear I've ever had)
    Black Butte XIIV
    Mix Tape Vol 2 (Very interesting wouldn't want again)
  32. jnoble

    jnoble Initiate (143) Feb 23, 2012 Washington

    At Brouwer's Back In Black Stout Fest last year I was fortunate enough to try Fremont's Kentucky Dark Star.

    Mind is still blown.
  33. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey
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    Fresh Dales Pale Ale is absolutely fantastic on tap!
    Lef Hand Milk Stout
    Maine Spring Peeper Ale
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  34. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Initiate (171) Oct 29, 2008 Illinois
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    HayMarket Mathias DIPA is amazing. Revolution Anti-Hero is pretty tasty from tap as well.
  35. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    I foolishly believed Bell's Two Hearted to be over rated a tad until I had it on tap last Saturday. I have a new appreciation for this beer and it is a new favorite.
  36. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (218) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Alaskan Barleywine
    Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter with Nitro
  37. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (530) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Sculpin, beats the bottled version any day.
  38. Bobheed

    Bobheed Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Texas

    Pliny was really really good, but not too different from the bottle.

    Two that I would like to mention are high ABV brews that were just completely different on tap than out of the bottle. Avery's The Beast and Rogue's Old Crustacean. I don't know where the difference comes from with it being on tap, but damn! The Beast was much smoother and seemed sweeter than from the bottle, meanwhile Old Crustacean on tap was almost like drinking straight whiskey. It was potent to say the least.
  39. RelentlessLefty

    RelentlessLefty Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2012 Iowa

    2.Third Coast Old Ale
    3.Backwoods Bastard
    5.GI Fleur(i have a secret passion for this beer)
  40. Shakory

    Shakory Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wisconsin

    fresh zombie dust on tap is soooo goood
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