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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tectactoe, Nov 9, 2012.
BCBS, Pliny, Westy12, Roch10, Pure Hoppiness... Just to name a few
Anything by Stone
Hop Rod Rye. My friends kept mentioning how good they thought it was... maybe my bottle was old? I like Founders Red's Rye PA, so I don't think it's just the rye alone.
Alpine is fantastic, unfortunately with no bottle dating, perhaps someone send you an over the hill bottle?
Pliny. I've had two tasting parties. Nobody likes the smell or taste. I like grapefruit juice with my breakfast ... not in my beer.
I got all the bottles from the brewery. I loved Duet, Nelson, and Exponential, but Pure didn't do it for me. I understand there have been some issues with it, so I could have had a bad batch.
Agreed. Insanely harsh fresh. Give me Ten Fidy any day of the week.
Surprised to see Stone being brought up so much.
By the way. This is shaping up to be another thread that Sam Calagione sees and goes nuts over. "You just named every beer in the top 100!"
HUGE smoke and meat bombs. Just didnt like em.
He doesn't need to see this thread to goes nuts, he just does that naturally and spontaneously...
I dont get that either. Stone RIS for 5.99 is a motherFN steal in the stout world.
Surly Syx, just found it repulsive.
I'll probably get some flack for this, but I gotta say Torpedo.
It's good, and I love the 16 oz cans, and I'll pick it up every now and then if I'm in the mood for something cheap and hoppy, but I think people geek out way too much about it. It always tastes a little oxidized to me.
Also, I have to echo sentiments about Founders. I'd like to try some of their other lineup but FBS, KBS, and Double Trouble were just missing something...like they just needed a little extra uumph to play with the big boys. Although, I have to qualify that Double Trouble was shipped to me over the summer from an online retailer, so most likely it wasn't in its peak condition. I'd like to try it fresh.
Where you are, maybe. Cheapest I saw it here was $8.50, ie more than Ten Fidy.
I'll join the chorus on Heady - it was good and I'll consider it again the day it's sitting on a shelf in a store I'm in, but I wouldn't drive ten miles to get it, let alone into the back of beyond.
The other one for me was Nugget Nectar, but I wasn't awed by Lag Impy Red, either - maybe reds aren't for me.
Dark Lord, Bourbon County Rare, Black Tuesday, Chocolate Rain, Founders CBS, almost every Dogfish Head beer. I also agree that fresh Expedition Stout is tough to drink, but when aged it is top notch.
But it was flat as hell, bland, and lacking a good flavor IMO.
The drive alone is what makes Heady that much better! Absolutely gorgeous.
Another vote for blabaer. Good beer, by no means great.
...so, how many four packs did you get? :-)
The 1990s called, they want their "Highly acclaimed brews" back.
I could not agree with you more -- Haters hate, if its not stone, its dfh or rouge.
Plus its all subjective. So stop analyzing and drink good beer.
A couple that pop into mind for me are:
3F Malvasia Rosso
Niether were bad, but just not as good as I expected given the reviews.
I don't care much for Stone IPA, but i like Ruination, and Sublimely Self Righteous is killer.
Ill give you DarkLord but really? BT and CR? What were you expecting from 19%?
It was a brand new And fresh can. I liked it, I just don't think it's the greatest iipa in the world.
If Heady isn't, then what is?
PtE. I've tried it a couple times now, and while it was very good, it wasn't the "angels singing" experience most people talk about. Once it was about a month old, the other was barely a week. And while they were at different times, the difference was noticeable. I personally am a bit put off by a beer that does drop off that noticeably that quickly. I got some HT over the summer, and had one a week, as my Friday evening kickoff. That held up perfectly; there was no noticeable difference between the first and last, a couple months apart.
Don't know, but I don't think it is heady.
True, I wasn't expecting them to be that amazing and sure enough they weren't.
heady topper, just dont see what all the fuss is about
Off the top of my head...
Black Butte Porter
Thomas Hardy Ale
Oaked Arrogant Bastard
And in a way... FBS and Parabola but not as drastic as the beers above.
Ha, a loose turn of phrase on my part, I admit. But here are a few examples of beers I prefer for each style equivalent to the Founders offering I mentioned:
Breakfast Stout (Imperial Coffee stout):
Santa Fe Brewing Imperial Java http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1683/36164
Avery Tweak http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30/56199
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/20445
KBS (Bourbon Aged Imperial Stout):
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1549/10672
Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30/80197
Firestone Walker Parabola http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2210/41815
Lost Abbey Angel's Share http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/18149/32413
Double Trouble (Double IPA):
Dry Dock's Double IPA http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/12314/59772
Avery Mahajara http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30/22352
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/35738
This is exactly how I felt about the first bottle of Hunahpu's I had. The next three bottles, however, were absolutely phenomenal. I'm not sure what the deal is, but it certainly seems that some bottles have a lot more chili and spice than others.
I can't wait to see BA 9000 on here, people are asking an arm and a leg for a trade on this.
The 2011 incarnation of Surly Darkness was just bad - one-dimensionally sweet with very little else going on. It's probably the only beer on the Top 100 - Popular list that I would turn down if given the option to try it again.
The other one on the Top 100 that I just wasn't a fan of was Peche Mortel - WAY too bitter, like black coffee. I know some people like that in a beer, but it's just not my thing. Founders Breakfast Stout is a much more balanced and delicious version of a coffee stout.
Two Hearted. Yeah, i said it.
I've heard that there is significant bottle and batch variation, but having only had it the one time, I didn't see what all the fuss was about.