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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. tectactoe

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    Just had my first Double Jack. It was certainly good (4.19), but wasn't mind blowing. Maybe my expectations were too high. But I don't believe it's worth the price tag.
     
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    Thank you sir. I enjoyed the beer but most of Alpines and Kern Rivers stuff blows this out of the water IMO.
     
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    RR - PTE
    Nugget Nectar
     
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    Sculpin.
    Had it on tap. Its good, dont get me wrong, but I dunno about it for 16 dollars per 6pack
     
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    I went to Cali last year and had to see what all the hupla was about Pliny the Elder. I had it and it was a great beer but it didn't blow me away. I'll take a heady topper of it any day.
     
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    Big Eddy Stout is one of the worst RIS I have ever had.

    That IIPA is really really damn good though
     
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    It wasn't very highly acclaimed, but it was very over-hyped. Sam Adams Infinium absolutely sucked.
     
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    Dark Lord = awful.

    BCBS = awful.
     
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    Even Wayne's in shock!
     
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    Agreed. Certainly good, but I paid $13.95 for my sixer and still thought it was overpriced.
     
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    I was completely underwhelmed by Surly Darkness. I've had different vintages, aged and fresh. I just don't get the hype...
     
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    Had this years Hop Slam no way should that have a score of 100 more like 80.
     
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    Recently it was Deschutes Black Butte. It wasn't a drain pour, but for all the hype it received and the high score on BA, I was disappointed with what was in my glass. I found it shallow in depth and sort of artificial in taste. I so expected a WOW and got an eh?
     
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    I definitely agree. In all fairness though there are only a couple of porters that I really like all that much.
     
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    Smuttynose IPA, "Finest Kind." Rather average to me, especially when I can have a fresh NEBCO Sea Hag
     
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    I agree when poured in a glass. However, this is one of those few beers that I enjoyed ice cold straight from the bottle. Light and refreshing. This is something I could drink in the summer.

    For me, the best porters for the money are Firestone Walker's Reserve Porter and Central water's Mudpuppy porter.
     
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    A summer porter. I never considered this before. Sort of like the idea of iced coffee? I'm going to put a bottle away and try this in July.
     
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    Founders Breakfast Stout. Totally disagrees with my mouth :eek:
    Also, DFH Immort Ale. While not "hyped", it is however the first time I was ever disappointed with Dogfish.
     
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    Easy one - BCBS. Hot, sweet gloppy mess of a beer.
     
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    So far, it was Hop Stoopid. I actually love it but I expected more.
     
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    I hereby revoke your ba card. (can I do that?, start a petition or something.)

    No really, Nugget Nectar? Impossible.
     
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    Bell's Two Hearted for me... Everybody raves on this beer, and I guess my tastebuds just don't get it. I'm more in line with the "bros" tastes on here apparently than on ratebeer. The bros gave it a 78 (average) rating and I couldn't agree more. I like a little abrasive alcohol burn in my beers, but Two Hearted to me just tastes abrasive because it is imbalanced. I've also heard this beer doesn't age well at all, so I could have had a bad batch?
     
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    Backwoods Bastard I find to be the least complex, least balanced, and least enjoyable I have thusfar had
     
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    You just named some of the greatest beers ever produced lol!
     
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    Hopslam 2013, 2012 was fantastic and still one of my top IPAs.
     
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    stone brewery in general
     
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    Wookie Jack....smells way better than it tastes. Not that its bad but I was expecting much more. I tried it twice from two different bottle batches. Missed it on tap.

    Enjoy
     
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    yeah that beer sucks a lot of ass
     
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    ...weird ...some ppl just dont dig catpiss i guess
    in my world 2012 was okay but kinda boring; it was certainly more "balanced" which is a polite way of saying "impotent"
    2013 was bonkers stinky and therefore much more exciting to drink.
     
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    more than anything it just tastes like nothing...totally forgettable
    does it age well perhaps?
    cause it sure bores well when fresh.
     
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    Smutty Finest Kind has "whelmed" me about as much as Bell's Two Hearted. Both decent at best, but I don't get all the love for them. For the same $, I can get many waaaaaaay better IPA's.
     
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    Founders Backwoods Bastard. The bourbon taste was entirely too overwhelming.
     
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    Anyone who says DFH, Westvleteren, or Hopslam.... GTFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    When you have aged the Abyss it becomes really awesome
    The last two years were kinda acidic and hot fresh but 11 is great now ....
    (and of course they dont compare to 2008 or 2010....)
     
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    Nugget Nectar was the big one. I at least expected something that made me want to run back and buy more before it ran out. Nope. One sixer was enough.

    I do not understand that the words "Sucks" and "Sucaba" are appearing in this thread. There must be some kind of mistake.
     
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    Nugget nectar
     
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    Zombie Dust. I liked it but I think something more widely available like Stone pale is just as good.
     
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