Five whales that you've recently caught.

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  1. Karnivool1

    Karnivool1 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 Illinois

    BCBS '13
    KBS '14
    Backwoods Bastard '14
    BA Hyper Dog
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  2. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    2009 batch 4 Supplication
    Tree House Julius
    2009-2014 Bigfoot Vertical including 2013 & 2015 Barrel Aged
    Framboise For a Cure
    Trillium Mosaic Double Dry Hopped Sleeper Street

    Honorable Mention:
    Wicked Weed Freak of Nature
    Olde Hickory Omega Point
    Jackie O's BA Dark Apparition and BA Brick Kiln.
  3. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (210) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan

    Founders CBS
    Oddside Ales Hipster Brunch Stout
    Oddside Ales Hazel's Nuts
    Perrin No Rules
    Bell's Cinnamon Sunrise Stout

    Honorable Mentions:
    Dark Horse BBA Tres Blueberry Stout
    Founders Sweet Repute XXX
    Three Floyds Dark Lord
    Prairie Bomb!
  4. gholmes

    gholmes Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Chocolate Rain
    Black Tuesday
    Zombie Dust
  5. smi69

    smi69 Zealot (552) Apr 8, 2014 New York

    within 1 week
    Pliny the elder
    surly abrasive
    TH Julius
    Tree House is amazing!!

    SDDLSK Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2015 Minnesota

    For still being pretty new to the "game" this has been an amazing year. First off I indulged my self with a Sam Adams Utopias (thank you work for double time on Sundays). Then I had the fortune of a local bar getting Founders CBS during their KBS release party. Went in for the KBS obviously, asked the bartender about it and he replied "Well we have it but we have to get through this CBS stuff first". Neither the staff nor the regular patrons realized what they had so got to enjoy that for several days before it kicked.

    Also scored bottles this year of:
    All the Bourbon County variants except Prop
    Pliny the Elder

    And got to sample so many beers at Darkness Day during the bottle share. Abraxas, Huna, Black Gold, Zombie Dust, the generosity of the people camping out was amazing!
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  7. Beer_Line

    Beer_Line Initiate (0) May 29, 2015 California

    Don Q
    DDG b1 and b2
    Pappy DBJ
    Sitr coconut/pinapple
    and a case of FO

    and then I woke up
  8. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (552) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    What a cracking beer the DB was on cask. Drinking that with Dann and Martha in 50's gear was my highlight of 2014[​IMG]
  9. Junkforadam

    Junkforadam Initiate (145) Jan 12, 2015 Oklahoma

    BCBS '15
    Sip O Sunshine
    Heady Topper
    Twilight of the Idols
    Treehouse Alter Ego

    This year:
    BCBCS '13
    PAA Vanilla Noir
    Westy 12
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  10. brewmastercat

    brewmastercat Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 California

    Abraxas 15
    Fou 15
    BC 15 Rare
    Winefication 15
    DDG b2

    oh...and the recent release of modern times sours
  11. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (552) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    That's cask DB they have in their hands. Those lovely people. So sad Pretty Things is done. Great beer, great people.
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  12. PDXAmbassador

    PDXAmbassador Devotee (439) Sep 16, 2015 Florida

    From HF:
    And (like 40,000 other people) a Rare '15.
  13. abridgedatx

    abridgedatx Initiate (92) Feb 22, 2015 Texas

    It's been an awesome year (so far!), so very hard to limit to five. Here goes:

    Coolship Resurgam/Red/Cerise
    Black Tuesday/Melange No. 3
    Atrial Rubicite/Synthesis Analogous
  14. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Heady Topper
    Russian River Redemption
    The Bruery Black Tuesday
    The Bruery Chocolate Rain
  15. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee

    Prop 2013
    Port Damon
    Lucy Black
  16. scxcrunner

    scxcrunner Zealot (559) Aug 24, 2013 Massachusetts

    1. CBS
    2. Hunapu
    3. Prop
    4. Good Morning
    5. Vanilla Rye

    It's been a hell of a year!
  17. Bobbydigi

    Bobbydigi Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2009 Kansas

    Crianza Helena
    Derivation Blend 1 & 2
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Nectarine Premiere
  18. Bruno74200

    Bruno74200 Poo-Bah (3,064) Aug 23, 2015 France

    Prairie Bomb!

    Buxton/Omnipollo Yellow Belly

    Prairie/Evil Twin Bible Belt

    Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze

    Emelisse White Label Barleywine Heaven Hill BA
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  19. mrchrisray

    mrchrisray Initiate (0) May 14, 2013 Ohio

    Westy 12 (two different occasions)
    Boneyard Notorious
    BC Regal Rye
    Ale Apothecary Sahalie
  20. scbeerman

    scbeerman Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    Oh a couple others I completely forgot about:
    Foothills BA Sexual Chocolate
    CC Koko Buni
    Ale smith Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout
    Non-infected GF Silva Stout
    2010 Samichlaus
    Highland Cold Mountain (okay, it's more a porpoise than a true whale but I love it nonetheless)
    WW Angel of Darkness
  21. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Devotee (410) Nov 29, 2012 New York

    Black Tuesday reserve
    Regal rye
    Peche e Brett
    Eclipse Elijah Craig 12
  22. jcoleMA66

    jcoleMA66 Devotee (453) May 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel
    Tree House Double Shot
    Tree House Green
    Trillium Artaic
    Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling
  23. BrewNoob1

    BrewNoob1 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2015 Minnesota

    FW XIX Anniversary
    Barrel Aged Darkness
    Barrel Aged Old Rasputin
    BCBS (never had any bourbon county before)
    Black Tuesday
  24. Junkforadam

    Junkforadam Initiate (145) Jan 12, 2015 Oklahoma

    Meh, oh well, I guess i have never caught a whale. I can agree with what @SteveSexton203 is saying. I have had some damn good beers that I had some difficulty obtaining though!
  25. xShoWTeKx

    xShoWTeKx Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 South Carolina

    1. See The Stars
    2. See The Sunrise
    3. Bourbon Barrel Aged Coconut MC
    4. Farm To Face
    5. Chocolate Rain
  26. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2009 California

    for me it would probably be

    don quijote
    vanilla bean assassin
    zenne y frontera
    derivation 2
  27. BrewNoob1

    BrewNoob1 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2015 Minnesota

    This is true in a way, but isn't that what a whale is. Something hard to obtain that you desire. I have a personal whale list that I would like to try and it is different for every BA. Yes, for a some (or a lot) of BAs, the top 250 is the whale list because getting Heady or Pliny in Minnesota is impossible unless trading or traveling. And yes, there are also certain "whale lists" that people follow: blue, white, ghost whale lists, but everyone has a personal whale list and I think that is the meaning of the thread.
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  28. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona

    Parabola '15
    BCBS Rare '15
    De Garde Imperial Blu BU
    De Garde Imperial Cherry Bu
    Alesmith BA Speedway Stout '15
  29. Rothobinide

    Rothobinide Disciple (354) Jun 28, 2014 California


    Duck Duck Gooze
    Exponential Hoppiness
    Westy 12
  30. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,173) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
    Society Trader

    Yes my OP was with regards to each person's individual whales, not necessary the top 250 or ultra rare stuff or trying to be any sort of show off "look at me" type post. It can be a local beer that has been elusive, maybe only comes out in limited supply at your brewery and you keep missing it each year, or a standard lineup beer from a nano-brewery far away. Or it could be the usual rare stuff that people stand in line for, chase trucks, visit a European country like most people seem to be mentioning. It can be what it is specific to you.

    I saw someone earlier mentioned Pilsner Urquell in a can. That is one I'm still searching for and haven't seen anywhere.
    Also another one that I finally got to try that had a lot of buzz over last few years was Narangansett. It lived up to the hype and was quite solid (for an AAL, it was one of the best I've had).
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  31. SailIntoTheStout

    SailIntoTheStout Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2015 Michigan

    Thanks to a present from the girlfriend I got Pliny, Supplication from Russian River. Also, Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout and Goose BCBS and 120 Minute IPA.
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  32. HopBroker

    HopBroker Disciple (372) Jun 5, 2015 Washington

    Nogne O Dark Horizon
    Drie Fonteinen Armand'Spirit (40% alc distilled from Gueze)
    Zwanze (2008, 2013, 2015)
    Black Butte ^3 and Sour Quad
    Months ago: All Green Everything
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  33. phroztbyt3

    phroztbyt3 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2015 Colorado

    Firestone Parabola
    BA Rasputin (Wheat and Rye variants)
    BA Narwhal
    Surly Darkness
    Goose Island Night Stalker 2010
  34. leantom

    leantom Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Indiana

    Dark Lord
    All the BCBSs
    BA Narwhal
    Permanent Funeral
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  35. nolinenowait

    nolinenowait Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2013 Vermont

    BA Abraxas
    Good Morning
    Prop 14
    Bourbon Cake/ Cognac Cake
    Double Sunshine
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  36. ABW

    ABW Initiate (0) May 26, 2014 Texas

    2015 has been a great beer year for me.
    Black Tuesday
    Chocolate Rain
    Headdy Topper
    Bourbon County Rare
    Atrial Rubicite and sharrey barrel aged Atrial Rubicite
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  37. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,214) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier (Marzen)
    Achel Trappist
    Golden Nugget
    Lindemans Faro and Cuvee Rene
    Jai Alai
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  38. aporia

    aporia Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2015 California

    Not the most rare of Whales but:

    Firestone XIX
    Velvet Merkin
    Goose Island BCBS (first time)
    Pliny the Elder
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  39. emount91

    emount91 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2015 Connecticut

    today I got my hands on some of the Knee Deep lineup:
    Citra Extra Pale Ale
    Breaking Bud IPA
    Lupulin River IIPA
    Hoptologist DIPA

    They had Simtra TIPA but I had to pass this time since the bomber was $10.99, I'll grab it next time.

    (not sure if these are considered whales normally, but right now in CT they sure as hell are)
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  40. willkevi

    willkevi Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2014 California

    That 2009 supplication is amaze balls
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