First beer to blow your mind.

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  1. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Kentucky Breakfast Stout in 2007.
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  2. thechrislife

    thechrislife Initiate (30) Feb 23, 2009 Rhode Island
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    i don't remember if it was st. bernardus 12 or DFH palo santo maron. i know i had both of those beers for the first time right around the same time, just not sure which came first.
  3. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Michigan

    KBS, for sure.
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  4. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I'm optimistic that any day now I'll try the first beer to truly blow my mind.

    But Delirium Tremens may have been the first beer that really tasted like something completely different. It was my first Belgian no doubt
  5. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (178) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

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  6. stafford2

    stafford2 Aspirant (210) Nov 13, 2010 Maryland

    Stone IPA - About four years ago I was slowly making the transition from BMC - drinking SA white & lager, Blue Moon, SN Pale and Fat Tire. Experimenting with various other beers like Grimburgen and Southhampton white. On 4th of July, a friend brought over some Stone IPA. First one, totally overwhelmed by the hops. Second one, went down much easier. I then tried to return to the miller lite I was previously drinking during the cookout. Opened the can and took one sip and had to throw the can away. The next Friday, I bought my first sixer of Stone IPA on the way home from work. I took my first sip and it was like an epiphany - all these complex flavors, citrus, bitter, smoothness, etc. Since that day, I've never gone back. Literally blew my fucking mind.
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  7. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Honestly, Rock Art 4 or 5 years ago... Drinking Ridge Runner warm, and then a few years later a fantastic batch of their IIPA. Just fantastic :slight_smile:
  8. dranoelsy

    dranoelsy Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2011 California

    BT when Tyler King brought it to class last year :+)
  9. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,631) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    It was Schneider-Weisse fresh on tap at their brew haus in Munich. Since then, there's been several others, but Schneider was the first that I can remember, it played a big part in drawing me into great beers.
  10. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (272) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Old Rasputin on drinking dessert.
  11. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I thought all this craft beer stuff was "cool" but nothing too exciting. Then I had CBS and BOOM
  12. gengle

    gengle Initiate (129) Oct 10, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Chimay red 25 years ago.
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  13. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
  14. ImChrisBrown

    ImChrisBrown Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2011 California

    The Duchesse De Bourgogne enjoyed at The Neighborhood in San Diego. Freaking incredible.
  15. Pinepoint

    Pinepoint Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2012 Minnesota

    Hofbrauhaus HB..with the oompa band...years ago...
  16. OldhouseRecs

    OldhouseRecs Disciple (321) Aug 3, 2012 North Carolina
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    CBS stands for "craft beer stuff" if I'm not mistaken.

    As for me.. thanks to this fine gentleman that is pschul4, little summpin summpin and zombie dust opened my mind.
  17. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (371) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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  18. odiedog52

    odiedog52 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 California

    Unibroue Maudite.
  19. brywhite

    brywhite Meyvn (1,227) Aug 27, 2009 California

    Olympia, and I'll never forget it. I was 10 years old, mowing the lawn with my Dad. He gave me a sip which upon tasting, I immediately turned into a chug....WOW... having grown up with Soda Pop as a basic "refreshment" for kids the refreshing flavor of an ice cold beer was mind blowing.
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  20. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Hopslam. I had just started getting into craft beer and happened to grab a single as part of a mix 6er, and BAM. It was hands down the best beer I had ever had, in fact I didn't know beers COULD be that good. It remains one of my top handful of favorite beers to this day.
  21. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    2008 Dark Lord.
  22. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    This was an integral part of my early craft brew experience as well. Love that stuff.
  23. pburland23

    pburland23 Defender (658) Jun 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Chimay Blue in Paris when I was 20 years old.
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  24. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    NB Ranger. An amazing IPA for 7.99 a sixer is MIND BLOWING!
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  25. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    have to say Old Rasputin made me turn the corner.
  26. kempshark

    kempshark Initiate (54) Jul 22, 2009 Florida

    Exactly what I was going to say.....St Bernardus ABT 12 is still one of my top choices, although I am really into the stouts lately.....unfortunately can't get Founders over here (but tasted the Breakfast Stout at a BeerFest and loved it).......
  27. youngleo

    youngleo Initiate (0) May 31, 2007 Michigan

    For me it was Stone, Arrogant Bastard.
  28. philly224

    philly224 Aspirant (213) Jan 30, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Hopslam for me.
  29. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

  30. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Initiate (189) Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
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    espresso oak aged yeti
  31. UMNbeerhunter

    UMNbeerhunter Disciple (399) Oct 21, 2010 Minnesota

    I have been wowed many times but Hill Farmstead Galaxy Imperial Single Hop makes me thank God I was ever born every time I get a chance to drink it. What a crazy good beer. The perfect beer in my book.
  32. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    I remember having Chimay Blue and thinking how this beer was the best beer I ever tasted. That was a while ago however and I now have new favorites but man, I just think back to that time and remember that fantastic taste.
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  33. GoddamnBrewery

    GoddamnBrewery Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2012 Arizona

    Tough one here - lots of beers that are memorable...but one that really mind fucked me with its deliciousness?
    Probably Parabola - after my first gulp I sat stunned and am now forever searching for bourbon barrels that can compare.
  34. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    of late...............Probably Sculpin. Had two week old Sculpin at ballast Point at the end of SD beer week in 2010. Amazing stuff. So brilliant fresh
  35. Phillip_Collins1219

    Phillip_Collins1219 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 California

    Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. Been an IPA guy ever since.
  36. kbrinson

    kbrinson Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2010 Indiana

    Apocypse Cow by 3F's. An amazing Imperial. It's not cheap, but it's seasonal, therefore worth it. I think I'll have another one today.
  37. sauvy10

    sauvy10 Initiate (127) Apr 14, 2012 West Virginia

    I used to think dfh 90 min until I tried surly furious
  38. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    DFH 120. Early in my craft career. Still my favorite beer (on tap).
  39. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    Arrogant Bastard and then Sculpin (many years apart). Arrogant Bastard was my first "craft" beer. The first time I had Sculpin it must have been super fresh cause it was amazing and my head almost blew off
  40. glaze3

    glaze3 Initiate (17) Jul 29, 2010 Nevada

    Samuel Smith "Winter Welcome" sometime in the late '80's blew me away.
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