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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. caponeduke

    caponeduke Aspirant (239) Jul 28, 2011 North Carolina
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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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  2. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    RR - PTE
    Nugget Nectar
  3. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    Had it on tap. Its good, dont get me wrong, but I dunno about it for 16 dollars per 6pack
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  4. CaptKirkles

    CaptKirkles Aspirant (261) Apr 7, 2010 New York

    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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  5. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Crusader (771) Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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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
  6. antsmarchn

    antsmarchn Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2007 New Jersey

    It wasn't very highly acclaimed, but it was very over-hyped. Sam Adams Infinium absolutely sucked.
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  7. Chazari99

    Chazari99 Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Dark Lord = awful.

    BCBS = awful.
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    CORKSCREWFISH Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Even Wayne's in shock!
  9. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Aspirant (263) Jan 24, 2013 North Carolina

    Agreed. Certainly good, but I paid $13.95 for my sixer and still thought it was overpriced.
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  10. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Meyvn (1,125) Mar 1, 2006 Connecticut
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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...
  11. rails

    rails Initiate (145) Nov 8, 2012 California
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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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  12. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    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?
  13. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (255) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    I definitely agree. In all fairness though there are only a couple of porters that I really like all that much.
  14. DanE

    DanE Disciple (328) Feb 24, 2012 Connecticut

    Smuttynose IPA, "Finest Kind." Rather average to me, especially when I can have a fresh NEBCO Sea Hag
  15. ChicagoNick

    ChicagoNick Disciple (322) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois
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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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  16. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    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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  17. Newbiebeer

    Newbiebeer Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Connecticut

    Founders Breakfast Stout. Totally disagrees with my mouth :grimacing:
    Also, DFH Immort Ale. While not "hyped", it is however the first time I was ever disappointed with Dogfish.
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  18. bound4er

    bound4er Crusader (794) Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    Easy one - BCBS. Hot, sweet gloppy mess of a beer.
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  19. kcp85

    kcp85 Initiate (148) Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

    So far, it was Hop Stoopid. I actually love it but I expected more.
  20. Corkpuller

    Corkpuller Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I hereby revoke your ba card. (can I do that?, start a petition or something.)

    No really, Nugget Nectar? Impossible.
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  21. dguitarman2425

    dguitarman2425 Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2010 Georgia

    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?
  22. ChristopherBates

    ChristopherBates Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 California

    Backwoods Bastard I find to be the least complex, least balanced, and least enjoyable I have thusfar had
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  23. themind

    themind Defender (696) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

    You just named some of the greatest beers ever produced lol!
  24. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (289) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

  25. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

  26. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    Hopslam 2013, 2012 was fantastic and still one of my top IPAs.
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  27. brian4beer

    brian4beer Initiate (128) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana
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    stone brewery in general
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  28. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Devotee (484) Aug 21, 2012 New York
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  29. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (632) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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.

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  30. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    yeah that beer sucks a lot of ass
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  31. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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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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  32. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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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.
  33. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    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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  34. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    Founders Backwoods Bastard. The bourbon taste was entirely too overwhelming.
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  35. Neorebel

    Neorebel Crusader (727) Jun 29, 2005 New Jersey

    Anyone who says DFH, Westvleteren, or Hopslam.... GTFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  36. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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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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  37. Droogins

    Droogins Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    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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  38. brewtus

    brewtus Zealot (549) Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Nugget nectar
  39. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Meyvn (1,017) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Zombie Dust. I liked it but I think something more widely available like Stone pale is just as good.
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  40. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    much agreed, the next time I want my beer to taste exactly like pumpkin pie, I'll have this, oh wait . . . I'll never have this again.
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