First beer to blow your mind.

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  1. drewschi54

    drewschi54 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 New Hampshire

    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...
  2. stonermouse

    stonermouse Devotee (487) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts
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    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.
  3. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    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.
  4. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Disciple (326) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    Lion Stout or Dirty Bastard. Had so many since that I can't keep them straight.
  5. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,283) Jun 4, 2012 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
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    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.
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  6. zrbeer1579

    zrbeer1579 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Illinois

    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.
  7. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Initiate (55) Aug 6, 2011 Washington
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    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...
  8. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Breckenridge 471 dipa. I was so new to craft beer and ipas had just started to interest me. Still a great "go to" beer
  9. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    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
  10. bismarksays

    bismarksays Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2008 Iowa

    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.
  11. marisatheyounger

    marisatheyounger Initiate (31) Feb 20, 2010 California

    cantillon '07 lou pepe Fram
  12. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    Founders Breakfast Stout last year. Have had my mind blown several times since then now having access to Bell's and Founders.
  13. slarrage

    slarrage Aspirant (213) Oct 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Berkshire Brewing Co. 'Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale'
  14. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    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.
  15. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,411) Dec 11, 2006 California
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  16. 3frog

    3frog Initiate (70) May 13, 2006 Arizona

    In the 80s--Old Peculier/McEwans Scotch Ale
    90s--Celis White/Hop Ottin
    oughties--Papago Hop Father/PtE
    my how times have changed...
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