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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ledzeppelin4, Apr 27, 2012.
i was lucky enough to have my first black tuesday a few months back... a 2009 bottle. mindsplosion
Rogue....voodoo maple bacon doughnut....thought it was just a novelty but holy schniekies its freakin awesome! U can clearly taste everything! All hail rogue!.....and stone...
Heady Topper, a few years back. I will always remember that first sip of the unrelentingly flavorful, hop floaty-sporting, mind blowing brew off-tap, in the cool atmosphere of the old restaurant. I would love to relive that moment.
For me it was Hitachino White Ale. The fact that they aged it in cedar sake casks blew my mind and got the ball rolling. I never knew anything like that was conceivable in beer. It's been a loving relationship ever since.
Lion Stout or Dirty Bastard. Had so many since that I can't keep them straight.
New Holland Mad Hatter. At the time, I couldn't think of a better beer in existence. It's still great, But it just doesn't compare to more recent IPA's.
Dreadnaught for me. It got me into craft beer. I got it for my brother-in-law because I heard he like FFF. I didn't even know who they were. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. This is not because it was my first IIPA, I didn't know beer could even be like that. Popped the cap off and a huge aroma was smacking me in the face. "Whoa", I said as I was trying to realize what has happened. I may be over-dramatic about it, but I could go on and on. Strangely, I have not done a formal review.
Parabola batch 001. A friend gave me a bottle right at the time I was beginning to taste my way through and into the craft beer scene. That barrel aged goodness opened my palate to a whole new world of craft beer. Mind blowing to say the least...
Breckenridge 471 dipa. I was so new to craft beer and ipas had just started to interest me. Still a great "go to" beer
i remember going to a bar call spitzers near bleecker st in new york (a few years ago), i tried the otis from sixpoint and that was incredible...i was hooked on sixpoint for a while after that. didn't even know about them prior to trying that beer. and i was just getting into craft beer around that time too
St Bernardus. I was practically brand new to good beer, mainly drinking wheats (Leinie's Honeyweiss, 3F Gumballhead, Boulevard Wheat) and none of them were available at the bars I was going to in my hometown (having recently moved back from college). I asked a beer lover where I should get a beer. He suggested a place. I asked him what what I should get there and he told me to just have the bartender pick a beer for me.
St B's blew my mind.
cantillon '07 lou pepe Fram
Founders Breakfast Stout last year. Have had my mind blown several times since then now having access to Bell's and Founders.
Berkshire Brewing Co. 'Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale'
First craft beer I ever had was FFF's Gumballhead. To this day, this beer is still very near and dear to my heart, as if you couldn't already tell from my avatar.
In the 80s--Old Peculier/McEwans Scotch Ale
90s--Celis White/Hop Ottin
oughties--Papago Hop Father/PtE
my how times have changed...