Hell appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by keylimekai, May 28, 2012.

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  1. keylimekai

    keylimekai Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2008 Minnesota

    haven't seen much discussion...I for one am so glad it's here for this gorgeous weekend, and possibly better than ever.
  2. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,589) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    I like quality lagers more than most probably and it is great to have a well done Helles fresh and local.
  3. Coveralls

    Coveralls Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2008 Minnesota

    I enjoyed some Hell myself this weekend. Very nice stuff.
  4. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,729) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    its great,, 2 seasonal' s from surly are great this spring hell and bitter brewer both tasting great this year
  5. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,713) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I enjoyed Hell, but Bitter Brewer will get my credit card swipe all summer long.
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  6. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Best canned lager I've ever had! Also goes great with Hell-battered walleye!
  7. Baudette

    Baudette Initiate (138) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Finally, people "get it"!
  8. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (240) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
    ¬°Bad Trader! Beer Trader

    Hmmm. Rochester still doesn't have any. Road trip time.
  9. JediMatt

    JediMatt Initiate (82) Jun 18, 2010 Iowa

    Just came back from MN with 3 4-packs of Hell. Great stuff!
  10. pmccallum86

    pmccallum86 Zealot (525) Apr 7, 2009 Minnesota
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    Great beer, just too much money. Better alternatives out there for less.
  11. incutrav

    incutrav Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    When Hell sits next to Fury for the same price, Fury has won every single time. Im not big on pale lagers in general, but if i do drink them, I grab some Hamms. Probably not going to win in a double blind battle vs. hell, but my pallate approves if its cold!
  12. EddieB23

    EddieB23 Initiate (142) Nov 26, 2008 Minnesota

    If Hell is sitting at the same $ as Fury, I would ask your retailer if it is mispriced. It has always been less expensive in the past.
  13. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I would love to join in on the Hell appreciation...if I could get some down here in the Roch! Just going to have to make a trip to the Cities
  14. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Aspirant (234) Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Unfortunately this is my least favorite Surly beer. I'll still drink it, but I typically only have one pint/can a season. Can't justify the purchase based on priced compared to other options and my preference for Bitter Brewer. Still giving lagers a chance, though!
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  15. iadler

    iadler Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
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    While this style is so boring to me, the aroma of this beer is fascinating as it smells like fresh baked bread. Good beer for when it's 90 degrees outside. I thought Hell was the least expensive out of any Surly four pack. If memory serves me right, it costs me 7.99 last year.
  16. tewaris

    tewaris Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    On a related note, Heritage is the only place where I saw Bitter Brewer priced at least a buck below Furious.
  17. incutrav

    incutrav Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Hmm, I dont recall seeing Bitter or Hell priced less then Fury at any store i have been at recently. 9.99 for all. Only exception is Liquor Barrel that always has Fury at 7.99, but even they had Hell right next to it for 9.99. If Hell or Bitter is 7.99, im all over it, but ive never seen that price anywhere.
  18. EddieB23

    EddieB23 Initiate (142) Nov 26, 2008 Minnesota

    Bitter has always been $8.49 while Hell has been $8.99 at Heritage....
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  19. Lifeofbrian

    Lifeofbrian Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 Minnesota

    This beer in my opinion is Todd's best work! It is a hard and delicate beer to brew although it is not my favorite of their lineup I can appreciate a great beer when I see one. Kudos again to Todd on a job well done.
  20. umustdrink

    umustdrink Devotee (495) Oct 24, 2006 Minnesota

    holy f**k thanks for the tip!
  21. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (228) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    Had a Hell for the first time last night. It's been a very long time since I've had a "light" style beer like this...It was pretty refreshing after a long days work. I don't think it's something I could drink all day everyday, but I appreciate the crisp summertime easy drinker that this is.
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