Lagunitas Sucks IPA (on-tap) not as good as last year's?

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  1. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,014) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    I don't know if it's because I'm more well-acquainted with Zombie Dust and Palate Wrecker now, but Sucks just doesn't have as much of a citrus kick or floral quality as I remember it having last year. It's still not bad and I'm definitely still going to buy a sixer when I see it on the shelves just to compare, but it's just not where I remember it being before. Are my standards just too high now?
     
  2. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Yea sorry tastes lovely to me and just as good as I remember
     
  3. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    I cant really compare it to the year before, but I've had 2012 Sucks and It's definitely nowhere near as hoppy as Zombie Dust. Actually it's not that Hoppy (or bitter) at all, it's a pretty well balanced IPA.
     
  4. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,770) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I'm sorry. We won't be able to deal with your "Lagunitas Sucks isn't as good as last year's batch" thread until we finish up with the "Hopslam isn't as good" thread.
    Please try back on Monday.
     
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  5. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,770) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Sorry. I forgot we are also dealing with a "Flower Power is not as good" thread as well.
    Better if you try back the end of next week.
     
  6. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (358) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    What the fuck is wrong with us! Holy shit this is madness.
     
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  7. thepartybird

    thepartybird Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2011 Colorado

    Can we just sticky a "every seasonal beer is probably not going to taste as good as the first time you tried it because you spent eight months or more ruminating about how awesome it was the first year you had it" topic?

    Or would that be too long?
     
  8. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (481) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Geez, and I was just getting over the lack of nutmeg in Celebration this year.

    Do these threads really need to happen every year about every good IPA?
     
  9. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,770) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Apparently, yes they do.

    At least we have the format for the thread down:
    1) A is not as good as last year. It is not as _____
    2) Yes it is. In fact it is even ______ier.
    3) B is better than A anyway.
    4) C is better than A and B
     
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  10. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Ok eff it. In honor of this thread I just popped open a sucks. Cheers!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,014) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    LMAO @ all of SammyJaxxxx's posts. Yeah, it's probably the same as last year's and this is all just an example of how expectations can alter one's objectivity.
     
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  12. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    No, you're wrong, cuz I had some and that shit was on fire.
     
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  13. GoGators

    GoGators Crusader (724) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    So are you saying its not good or are you saying it sucks?????
     
  14. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    I can only speak to the bottles which I would say are just as good if not better then last winter when I tasted this liquid ecstasy!
     
  15. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (370) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    I was hoping this would not happen and it didn't. Tastes just as amazing as last year.
     
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Perhaps your tastes are just "too developed" because it tastes exactly the same as I remember it: delicious.
     
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