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Highly acclaimed brews that underwhelmed you?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tectactoe, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. chrisfromboston

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    Three Floyds Dreadnaught.
     
  2. Thedrizzle

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    I got a six pack of fresh Sculpin recently, as it just finally came to Miami.
    Don't get me wrong, it is really tasty. But with the reviews it gets, I was expecting the best IPA (excluding DIPAs) I have ever tasted, and it simply isn't. There are a few I would rank higher.
    Also, it costs $14.99 for a sixer. Seriously?
     
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    GET OUT

    (disclaimer: :p )
     
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    Lagunitas sucks... Sucks. THERE I SAID IT.
     
  7. hornsup

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    I was expecting a ton out of hopslam looking at everyone trying to trade for it and I wasnt impressed it was good, not great. I can name at least 8-10 IPAs/DIPAs I'd drink over it anyday.

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    Ten FIDY
     
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    BA old Rasputin. Was that a pickle barrel it was aged in?
     
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    Completely agree. I was pretty bummed out about this one
     
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    For me it's Zombie Dust. Smelled great, but had a strong overtone of grassiness in the taste that baffled me.
     
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    Pliny

    Awesome IPA, but not deserving of the hype I have seen here.

    This is of course not to say I didn't I enjoy it. I very much did. It just didn't blow me away as I was somewhat expecting. Folks may think that's why it underwhelmed me in the first place (because I was expecting a lot of it). However, I was expecting a lot of Gandhi Bot, Ruination 10th Anniversary and of Heady and all of those delivered.
     
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    Any beer from The Bruery.
     
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    Just back from a trip to VT. The Heady Topper sampled at the brewery was excellent. Could not find any for purchase on the weekend. Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy and Lawson's Finest Liquids Chinooker'd were just as good. Tried Old Rasputin on tap in Montpelier. It was WAY better than in the bottle. Most underwhelming for me would be North Coast Old Rasputin. (bottle only) Too each his own!
     
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    I don't even put Heady Topper in my top 5 DIPA's. I've had it twice, and was not impressed. It is still a solid DIPA, but not nearly worth the hype.
     
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    Madruga Obscura. While not hyped per se, it has some great reviews. I just wish that I had read them beforehand. I expected a barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout. What I got was a sour ale. I don't like sour ales. Why the bottle's tasting notes don't include any heads up to its sour nature is beyond me. It mentions that it's, "Brimming of roasted malts and bitter hops", but no mention of the sour. Bad labeling job. And very disappointing if you're looking for a baltic porter.
     
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    Nugget Nectar. It's good and I'm sure I'll buy a 6 pack or two when I see it, but I don't get people hoarding it and counting down the days til it arrives. To me it's sort of bland and not really hoppy or bitter.

    Pliny. Had it and it was very good, but again I don't get the insane craziness that some people go to to get their hands on this beer. Plenty other DIPA's readily available by me that are just as good or better.

    Palate Wrecker. I enjoy stuff from Green Flash and this was very good, but I was expecting more. My palate wasn't wrecked enough.
     
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    On one hand I agree that mentioning "sour" on the label would be helpful.
    On another hand, JP sours everything they make so you could have assumed.
     
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    you should do stand up
     
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    LOVE the smell. i'd bathe in the stuff. wouldn't agree that it sucks, but the taste leaves me.....underwhelmed!
     
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    I'd go with Rochefort 8. Love 10 and 12, but 8 was way too roasty for me.

    Also- anything Magic Hat... Not impressed after the first 5 or 6 beers I've tried.
     
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    Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout, Hopslam, Stone RIS, Not too sure if Arcadia's Hop Rocket was highly acclaimed but that was a terrible beer.
     
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    Against my better judgement I am drinking a Ruthless Rye again, and by Boy, this beer blows.

    Yeah I know it's not overly well regarded, but I loathe it. Horrible combination of flavors. Citrate does not belong in this brew
     
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    Stone IPA; my palate is too new to craft beer to like something that hoppy.

    P.S. You know you want to read this: www.thecraftbeerworld.com
     
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    I really don't care for Darklord as much as I thought I would. That said I will still drink one anytime, just not up
    to all the hype I guess. I would like to try the other variations of it though.
     
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    uh oh. here we go...

    HOTD Matt (acutally horrible)
    Wisconsin Belgian Red (Very Bad)

    Now onto the solid-but nothing great about them brews...just plain underwhelmed by...

    Parabola
    Dead Guy and Double Dead Guy
    Fat Heads Head Hunter
    Columbus IPA and Bohdi DIPA
    Bells 2 hearted
    Bells Hopslam
    Founders KBS
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Stone IPA
    Rochefort 10
    Bruery Black Tuesday
    Selins Grove Phoenix Kriek
    Green Flash Silva Stout
    COAST Boy King
    Westvelteren 8
    East End Toaster
    Ithaca LeBleu
    Great Lakes Nosferatu

    sure there's a pretty long list- BUT everyone's tastes are different and for most of the breweries listed above I like some of their other brews much much better than their most popular beer in the beer geek community. (ex. I love Founders Imperial Stout, Backwoods Bastard, and Centennial IPA- I just dont see the big deal with their coffee stouts)
     
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    I really like the difference of opinion- I am seeing Stone IRS and Nugger Nectar come up a lot- they are pretty much my two favorite easy to find-shelf beers
     
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    ...Do you... like... any beer????
     
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    agree and have a Black Ops 2011 cellaring for a special occaision
     
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    had a 2009 dark lord that was the best stout ever in my life
     
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    TF DN is good stuff
     
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    Parabola - Big FW fan, but it's never really worked for me.
    Lost Abbey Angel Share (Brandy & Bourbon) - Simply too chalky for my tastes. Not pleasant.
    Olde Hickory Death By Hops - Drain pour.
    Devil Dancer - Not horrible, but I don't feel the love from this one the way my close beer geek friends do.
     
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    Sucaba???........ Come on Man!!
     
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    I've heard about the legendary '09. '11 and '12 were garbage. :(
     
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    Hopslam
    Backwoods bastard
    Pliny


    All good, just not great.
     
  37. CORKSCREWFISH

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    Damn! I wish you had some CBS to trade!
     
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    BACKWOODS BASTARD IS THE NECTAR OF THE GODS, YOU TAKE THAT BACK
     
  39. CORKSCREWFISH

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    Loosely translated: I HATE BEER!
     
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    Hopstoopid
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