Five whales that you've recently caught.

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  1. JStampler

    JStampler Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Pennsylvania

    The reason I asked that is because the two words used interchangeably will alter the entire meaning of what I thought the thread was about. It was an honest question and I assumed a simple mistake. I wasn't trying to be a dick at all, but if you're going to fire shots, I'll fire back. It doesn't take an Oxford professor to know how to spell recently, it takes an elementary student.
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  2. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,169) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    No issues at all. I noticed the spelling error after I set up the post title. I'm just a "fire and forget" person on my postings and don't bother to proof my grammar or spelling. That's just me.
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  3. FFreak

    FFreak Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2013 Vermont

    Top 5 recent 'whales' - mostly courtesy of BoldRulerVT:

    Flora Plum
    Triple Sunshine
    BC Cherry Rye
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  4. flexmagli

    flexmagli Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2015 Florida

    Prop '14
    Pallet 1
    Fou' Foune
    '10 Rare
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  5. RajaSTL

    RajaSTL Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2015 Missouri

    SA Utopias
    TG Mornin' Delight
    SP Derivation 4
    Lawsons Sip of Sunshine
    GI Rare 15
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  6. Jlabs

    Jlabs Poo-Bah (1,535) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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    Hawaiian Speedway
    Black Gold
    Vanilla ANTEAD
    Double Shot
  7. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,092) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    Well, if we're including the last full calendar year then it would be:

    Rare 1.0
    Prop '14
    BCBS (14/15)
    BA Malevolence Caliente
    Darkness '15

    If we're counting on tap, I'd throw in Prop '15 and CBS.
  8. NizzleEGizzle

    NizzleEGizzle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2015 New York

    King Sue

    I guess Abrasive isn't a "whale," but it was one of my biggest wants of the year (and also one of the beers that met my expectations spectacularly).
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  9. TheVerbalHermanMunster

    TheVerbalHermanMunster Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Iowa

    Grey Monday
    Mocha Wednesday
    Chocolate Rain
    Hawaiian Speedway

    Guess I should move to California.
  10. ESCO138

    ESCO138 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2013 California

    DDG 2013
    PROP 2013
    Pliny The Younger
    CFH 2015
  11. birdman200

    birdman200 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2010 Massachusetts

    beers I've sought out via trades/bottle shares/generous friends traveling through the area in the past year:

    Pseudo Sue (fantastic)
    Dark Lord (had fresh, little too much for me)
    Jester King (375ml fruited sours blew my mind...had a couple)
    Cantillon st lamvinus draft for first time (zwanze day)
    De Garde (couple bottles via trade, only had Apricot Bu thus far and very happy with it)
    Firestone barrel works (all)
    Modern Times - core lineup cans
    Black Tuesday (beerfest)
    Hill Farmstead saisons and hops for first time
    2nd fiddle

    ...shit it's been a good year lol.
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  12. skiener910

    skiener910 Initiate (47) Mar 23, 2015 Minnesota

    King Sue

    Honorable mention for BCBCS, Tweak and SoS.

    All first timers for me in 2015.
  13. Hefewiseman

    Hefewiseman Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2011 Florida

    1. Ann- Still haven't popped it, but man this was tough to land.
    2. Mornin' Delight- Self explanatory.
    3. Chez Monus- Thought it would never happen, but I lucked out hard in a lottery.
    4. Alpine Bad Boy- A personal want of mine for about 3 years. Finally got my damn growler!
    5. Sam Adams Utopias- It had eluded me for years until a month ago when I saw it was for sale at TW. Expensive, but worth it.
  14. nmoore6

    nmoore6 Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2011 Massachusetts

    Will be trying KBS and Abyss next week on vacation. Not a bad year
  15. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Crusader (797) Dec 12, 2014 Chile

    None, if I caught any, they were not whalez enough :slight_frown:
  16. Gundlach

    Gundlach Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Colorado

    BA Ten Fidy in a Stovepipe
    Casey Laredo Plum Family Preserve
    Casey Montmorency Cherry Family Preserve
    Casey Hop Mess
    Abner (in mexico)
  17. rogacks

    rogacks Aspirant (201) Aug 31, 2014 Massachusetts

    Last Snow
    King Julius
  18. CausticCoffee

    CausticCoffee Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 Illinois

    BA Narwhal
    BA Darkness
    Tequila BA Vlad the Conquistador (I think that counts anyway)
    Bourbon County Stout x 6, Coffee x 2, Barleywine x 2
    Pipeworks BA Jones Dog

    I've made a bunch of sweet purchases, but I don't think most of them count as whales.
  19. steveAbomb

    steveAbomb Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2015 Massachusetts

    Focal banger
  20. SteveSexton203

    SteveSexton203 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut

    so based on people list anything in the top 250 on this site is considered a whale? Really?
    i think people are confusing beers that are made year round but can be hard to get as whales. When they are more like trophies than whales. Like Heady, Pliny Elder, any tree house that arent Good Morning and King Julius.
    Whales are super limited or brewery only and some dont have to be that really popular.
    With that said... Mine are.

    1. Fou Foune
    2. Good Morning
    3. Parabola
    4. Two roads Sours (kriek, Hexotic, Kracy Pucker)
    5. Funk Kingston by 512 in texas. Released every 2 years
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  21. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,226) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    This was the first year I finally caught some whales or semi-whales.

    Backwoods Bastard
    Peppermint Victory at Sea
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  22. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,645) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'd been wanting to try Hauenstein ever since a post by @The-Adjunct-Hippie touting this as "the best beer to pair with a burger." I was finally able to track it down, courtesy of a co-worker who frequently travels to the Twin Cities. It did not disappoint. (Dang it, now I wanna go fire up the grill. At midnight. In December.:grimacing:)
  23. JISurfer

    JISurfer Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2002 South Carolina

    DB Jesus,
    '14 MOAS on the shelves here just a couple weeks ago
    COAST Willet BA Backbeerd
    Coffee Cinnamon Abominable
    BA Abominable
  24. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    In the last 6 weeks or so, I've gotten either to try or obtain a bottle of the following:

    Rare 10 and 15 (did a side by side, 10 took a big steamy shit all over 15 and it wasn't even close)
    Fou Foune (exceptional)
    West Ashley (horribly overrated)
    DB Huna (had it previously at a share but got a bottle of it in a trade)
    Beatification (very, very sour and surprisingly one-note imo)
    Puga Royale (got a bottle with the DBH...huge want of mine)
  25. craigo19

    craigo19 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    BA Narwhal
    2015 BBP5TH
    2015 DBP5TH
    Wolverine Massacre
    Maumee Bay Barrel Aged Total Eclipse
  26. ISpendTooMuchOnBeer

    ISpendTooMuchOnBeer Initiate (91) Oct 29, 2015 Illinois

    Most most recently:

    BA Darkness
    BA Jones Dog
    BA malevolence chocolate Caliente
  27. Rlove3

    Rlove3 Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2015 North Carolina

    I started trading this year and have been blown away by the stuff I've scored
    Zombie Dust
    King Sue
    Double Daisey Cutter
    Also scored:snozberry, maceo, ba ten fidy myself this year.
    Here's to next year!
  28. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas

    Psuedo Sue
    BA Ten Fidy
    BA Sexual Chocolate
    LP Kriek
    Dark Lord
  29. deschutes_fan

    deschutes_fan Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2013 California

    Definitely put down a few good ones in the 2nd half of the year:

    Cable Car
    Prop '14
    NG Wild Peach
    Rodenbach Alexander
  30. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Double Chocolate Mexican Cake
    Bourbon County Vanilla 2010
    Vanilla Shake b1 & b2
    Cali Brandy Huna
    Mornin' Delight
  31. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (552) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Wesvleteren 12 (I can get it anytime I want, mind)
    Several Bourbon County beers
    Pliny the Elder
    St Bernardus Abt 60th anniversary edition
    Pretty Things 1832 XXXX Ale
    Butcher's Tears 1832 XXXX Ale
    Butcher's Tears Green Label with Amsterdam wild hops

    That's too many, isn't it?
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  32. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,762) May 7, 2015 Florida

    Last Snow
  33. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,345) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

    Bomb!, Heady, PtE were the three that stood out for me...
  34. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,686) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Only stumbled across one true Whale in all my hunting, the first year CBS was bottled. I've come across some great beers though, Double Sunshine, most of the HF hoppy beers, most of what comes from NE area at one time or another. Some great out of area stouts too. Some are harder to get than others, but most you can get if you find the right trading partner.
  35. eb1610

    eb1610 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    Central Waters Black Gold
    Casey The Cut: Cherry
    3F Framboos
    To The Choir
  36. colby600

    colby600 Crusader (702) Mar 24, 2015 Connecticut
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    TH King Julius
    CW Black Gold
    TH Good Morning
    MBC Dinner
    TG Sosus
  37. Hiwattowner

    Hiwattowner Crusader (747) Feb 23, 2008 Massachusetts

    I'd settle for Pretty Things 1955 Double Brown right about now.
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  38. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Meyvn (1,055) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
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    I've had the opportunity to try a number of great beers this year.. a number of whaley highlights

    Good Morning
    BA Biscotti Break
    BA Mexican Cake

    Definitely looking forward to 2016 and all the new beer it will bring! Cheers!
  39. dson08

    dson08 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2014 Arizona

    '15 50N (the day they were bottling at Cantillon, courtesy of a special friend)
    Snowed In/Morning Wood
    '12 Utopias
    Cable Car
    '12 Zwanze
  40. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,290) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
    Society Trader


    Oude Quetsche Tilquin

    Crooked Stave varieties

    The First Nail

    2010 Old Stock
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