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Is Eclipse worth it?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by atomic, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Horbar

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    No, unless you got lots of $$$. I could get 10 cans of Heady instead. Or, 6 BCBS, or two BC variants, or a lot of stuff. Make your $30 work for you, not you for it.
     
  2. jtmartino

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    BCBS and its variants >>>>>>>>>> Eclipse any day of the week. Eclipse pricing is silly.

    I wish we had more top-tier BA stouts around here to drive Fifty Fifty's pricing down. Once BCBS hits the left coast again, those jokers are in trouble.
     
  3. sil1

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    Is it good yes pretty good, is it worth 30 plus no, u can get something better at a fraction of the price.
     
  4. sil1

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    A single of bourbon county is better than a bomber of eclipse
     
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  5. Angst

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    If you can afford it, yes. I think they are excellent. Are they overpriced at $33 sure but i'd say it's worth trying at least once and if you can afford it, why not. This is the second year I've purchased them through futures (Cheaper). I have no regrets and will be purchasing them next year.
     
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    I am going to have to agree with this, unless it's a '10.
     
  7. RyanBeer13

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    PVW Eclipse is the shit
     
  8. abecall98

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    Not for $30. Good beer for $20 though.
     
  9. Devi0us

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    $30 a bottle? Fuck that, Give me 2 bottles of Parabola please...All day everyday and twice on Sundays...

    Cheers!
     
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  10. sukwonee

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    Just repeating what others have said above - EC 18 was solid. I wouldn't pay 30 bucks for it though.
     
  11. CORKSCREWFISH

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    BCBCS is worth $30! Luckily it's only 15-20!
    A better question might be:
    Which beers are worth $30 but cost substantially less.
     
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