First beer to blow your mind.

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  1. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    What was the first beer you had that made you go "Oh...my...God. This is excellent." For me it was St. Bernardus Abt 12. I had a lot of Sam Smith and Weihestephaner at this time, and while those are definitley fantastic breweries, something about that Abt 12 just knocked my socks off. How 'bout you?
     
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  2. JohnnyTightLips

    JohnnyTightLips Initiate (0) May 30, 2009 Illinois

    Might of been Paulaner hefeweizen.
     
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  3. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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  4. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Cambridge Brewing Company Porter back in '93 was a revelation. I was already into trying new imports/micros at the time, but a friend heard of CBC so we checked it out. Haven't turned back since.
     
  5. BeerShman

    BeerShman Aspirant (213) Dec 14, 2010 California

    PtE
     
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  6. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Celebration
     
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  7. hinemk76

    hinemk76 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Brau Bros. Moo Joos
     
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  8. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Florida

    Three Philosophers. At the time I didn't even know what quadrupels were, I just thought they sounded more badass than dubbels and tripels. In a way, I was right.
     
  9. SpottedZombie

    SpottedZombie Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2012 Illinois

    Either Spotted cow (got me into craft beer, so I weight it heavily), or Nelson. Both of those beers I hold near to my heart.
     
  10. goosewhisperer

    goosewhisperer Initiate (0) May 28, 2011 Colorado

    NB Abbey.
     
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  11. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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  12. DevilsCups

    DevilsCups Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2010 New York

    I really hate to be cliche, but Pliny and KBS.

    I literally got dizzy from my first sip of Pliny, and when I took my first sip of KBS I said aloud to myself while alone "this is fucking world-class".
     
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  13. 4balance

    4balance Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2011

    Chimay Grand Reserve…thought I had died and gone to Heaven! Later I tried Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus ABT 12 and couldn't believe how amazing! So many great brews out there, damn, I love beer! :p
     
  14. blink7441

    blink7441 Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2012

    Black Ops 2011. I had Black Ops 2010 back in 2011, but it didn't blow me away like the 2011 did.
     
  15. montrealbcr89

    montrealbcr89 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

  16. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (579) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Beatification, most recently.
     
  17. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Woodstock Inn & Brewing Co. Pigs Ear Brown Ale. Was probably about 17-18 years old.
     
  18. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (370) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Left Hand Milk Stout - was also the first craft beer I ever drank but it was 10 times better than Bud Light
     
  19. aceboogie

    aceboogie Initiate (156) Apr 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Bells Hopslam.
     
  20. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Definitely old rasputin
     
  21. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Saison Dupont. Still does to this day.
     
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  22. Swim424

    Swim424 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Florida

    I think my first was probably hop stoopid by lagunitas. I had just gotten into really hoppy beers and when I tried that it blew my mind and I went from enjoying hoppy beers to loving them.
     
  23. IPx

    IPx Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2010 Illinois

    Hands down Bells Hopslam...not only did it blow my mind away, it blew my tongue away as well
     
  24. WesM63

    WesM63 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Ohio

    That's a tough one. First one that really made me go "Man that's good" and go out in search of good beer was Weihenstephaner.

    First one that actually "blew" my mind was Rochefort 10. I honestly didn't know beer could taste that good.

    I will say, i get that feeling quite often. Especially when I have the pleasure of drinking an amazing brew.
     
  25. Giovacchini

    Giovacchini Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 California

     
  26. Channel10Geuze

    Channel10Geuze Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Pretty things Our finest Regards. one of the most well balanced barleywines ive ever had.
     
  27. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    probably Black Butte porter or Il Vicino's Wet Mountain IPA. Both opened my eyes to craft beer.
     
  28. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (320) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Delirium Tremens.
     
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  29. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Natty Ice. I had no idea anything could taste so foul.
     
  30. Anaz

    Anaz Aspirant (214) Dec 22, 2009 California

    Old Rasputin, though honestly Black Tuesday floored me in a way that even that first sip of Old Rasputin didn't.
     
  31. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    Chimay Blue...I hated beer before, I hadn't tried craft though. After that Hunahpu's blew my mind wide open and is now my favorite beer:)
     
  32. muletrane

    muletrane Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Three Philosophers
     
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  33. projectstars

    projectstars Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 Washington

    The first easily obtainable "mind-blown" moment happened with fresh Hop Stoopid.

    Then after I had been involved in craft beer for about a year it happened again, with Rochefort 10.
     
  34. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (700) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Probably Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild. But most recently Sculpin floored me; set the bar for IPAs forever.
     
  35. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (1,923) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

  36. asustevo

    asustevo Initiate (183) Dec 9, 2011 North Carolina
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    Same exact experience for me with KBS except my words were "HOLY FUCK"
     
  37. DevonStewart

    DevonStewart Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2012

    Even though I am really new to the beer scene..I had a bottle of Schneider Aventinus tonight and it was incredible...it definitely will be on a re-buy list for a longgg time to come.
     
  38. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Heady Topper. Every time I get a chance to get some the bouquet of aromas coming out of it and then the taste both amaze me. Nothing I've had has really done that, although I have had some other amazing ones that were a tier lower like Dreadnaught and KBS. PtE is probably a close behind 4th.
     
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  39. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Pliny the Elder. Easy. It was even a 3 month old bottle and it was the first thing like it I had ever had.
     
  40. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,813) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Aass Bock, 1982. I might as well quote myself from another thread lest I sound like a broken record (you folks know what records are, right? ;) ):

     
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