Last beer to blow you away?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mychalg9, Oct 29, 2012.

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  1. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    i'm not sure about blown away but these were the most recent ones that i was really into:

    tart of darkness
    shorts spruce pils
    BA4D
    this one goes to 11
    BB Pt5
     
  2. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,515) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA is pretty damn good. St. Feuillien Grand Cru was spectacular as well.
     
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  3. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Disciple (329) Oct 22, 2010 Illinois
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    Every time I have BCBS I'm blown away.
     
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  4. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Savant (999) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Had my first heady topper a couple nights ago. I am afraid its ruined me.
     
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  5. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Meyvn (1,144) Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I wouldn't exactly say blown away, but I was very impressed by Lagunitas Daytime being as low abv as it is.
     
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  6. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I had never really had a lot of British beers, but I had Clay Street and Dr. Bartlett's from Bull City Burger. They totally blew me away.

    Founders Harvest just blew any preconceived notions about wet hopped beers clear into kingdom come.
     
  7. eajb24

    eajb24 Initiate (141) May 26, 2005 Connecticut

    Hopzilla by Lawsons Finest
     
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  8. teal

    teal Initiate (0) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    Don't know that any have ever "blown me away" but 2 that I was surprised by and have enjoyed more than most - Old Chub by Oskar Blues and Buffalo Sweat by Tallgrass.
     
  9. egrace84

    egrace84 Savant (928) Mar 25, 2012 Illinois
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    Masala Mama this past weekend. I fell in love with this beer!
     
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  10. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,258) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Serendipity! And probably Leon when I open that up soon!
     
  11. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    New England Brewing Co. Ghandi-Bot (juicy & amazing, completely surprised)
     
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  12. udubdawg

    udubdawg Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2006 Kansas

    homebrewed IPA, right now.
    The brewer is a genius. Humble too. ;)

    sticking with what the rest of you are posting, uh, Noel de Calabaza was the most recent I suppose.

    cheers--
    --Michael
     
  13. Pittsky

    Pittsky Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Florida
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    funky buddha no crusts...it was like i got fucked in the face with a PBJ
     
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  14. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,022) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    In the last month:

    Dupont Foret
    St. Bernardus Tokyo
    Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (blew me away more than the first time I had it last year)

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    You could say I like Belgian style beer a bit :D
     
  15. bstyle

    bstyle Devotee (428) Apr 27, 2006 Indiana
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  16. teamizm

    teamizm Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2005 California

    HF Everett
     
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  17. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Heady Topper and (512) Pecan Porter cask w/blueberries and cocoa nibs. Heady Topper one of the few beers ever to live up to the hype in my head and the one off Pecan Porter was more delicious than it sounds....
     
  18. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,022) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Really looking forward to this one. I need to break it open soon
     
  19. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,415) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    Hop Rod Rye, for sure.
     
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  20. Gushue3

    Gushue3 Defender (651) Jun 10, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Kuhnhenn Road Rash Imperial Stout. As guy Fieri would say, "This stuff is off the hook!"
     
  21. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,039) Dec 1, 2010 New York
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    Thanks to some generous BAs, I'd say Mamouche and Upland Raspberry lambic.
     
  22. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    Someone else mentioned this, but Zombie Dust was another one. I'd heard it was good, but I'm not much for plain old pale ales yet I was able to get my hands on ONE 12 oz bottle so I figured, wtf why not? Holy shitballs, it was a piece of art, man!

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  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,113) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Fou Foune and Beatification after trying them for the first time over the Summer.
     
  24. kini

    kini Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2008 Hawaii

    2010 the abyss that sat in my fridge since December 2010. It was the best beer I've ever had by a huge margin. Better than when it was fresh. Aging turned it from an awesome beer to liquid sex.
     
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  25. Zach136

    Zach136 Meyvn (1,420) Jun 17, 2012 Georgia

    Most recently...

    Terrapin - So Fresh and So Green Green, wasn't expecting much with a 3.59 rAvg. But a taste pour at the brewery lead to me using up all but on of my tickets on it.

    Also, Schlenkerla's Weizen was my first intro to smoked beers and that was pretty exciting.
     
  26. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Arrogant Bastard. People at the bar must've thought I was crazy when I started laughing to myself, getting all giddy at how much I liked it. (I tried it a couple years before and thought it tasted like sawdust. Thought I should try it again with my more "refined" palate. Glad I did.)
     
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  27. Airyk12

    Airyk12 Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 Oregon

    2007 Fred from the Wood. Damn fine. Anyone who can make a beer that bottle conditions that well is worthy of praise, for sure.
     
  28. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Michigan Mud. S'more in a glass.......
     
  29. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,213) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I have to say Pliny the Elder. Just received a bottle in a trade and it for sure lives up to the hype.
     
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  30. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,387) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Founders Harvest - the best wet Hop I've ever had, and IMO much better than Wet or anything SN puts out.

    Sublimely Self Righteous - love it, not a big black IPA fan, but this one is different and incredible.
     
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  31. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Drank an Adam batch 84 (this particular batch is tits, by the way) this summer and it made me remember how many spectacular beers are easy to come by. Drank another last night and had the same "Holy Hell, that is great!" moment.
     
  32. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,509) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Last Beer: Moylans Hopsickle
    Before that: Zombie Dust
    Before that: Odell Myrcenary
     
  33. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,509) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I have only had one bottle of my Harvest so far and although it's awesome I liked the Broo Doo I had on tap a little better.
     
  34. bdub32689

    bdub32689 Initiate (0) May 19, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Portico Brewing - Rendition. I had at the MA Craft Brewers Guild fest. Its a belgian sour wit that really stimulates the palate
     
  35. TorsHammer

    TorsHammer Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Minnesota

    Founders Harvest Ale is delicious but based on the wet hopped beers that I've tasted this year...

    Wet > Harvest Ale > Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere (IMO)
     
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  36. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 California

    Just opened two bottles to celebrate the SF GIANTS CHAMPIONSHIP!
    The Wanderer
    Maple Tripple
    Both off the hook good
     
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  37. TorsHammer

    TorsHammer Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Minnesota

    Dark Horse BB Plead the 5th blew me away earlier this year. Surly Darkness (2012) blew me away on Saturday.

    New Glarus Enigma and The Brew Kettle White Rajah (extra from tat2dhllblly - thx!) were very pleasant surprises.
     
  38. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Poo-Bah (2,091) Mar 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Burnt Hickory's Charred Walls of the Damned barleywine with half aged in brandy and half aged in whisky barrels. WAY better than I expected and just plain unfair to the other beers at Hotoberfest earlier this month.
     
  39. Gosox8787

    Gosox8787 Meyvn (1,047) Jan 24, 2009 New Hampshire

    I was going to post Flora as well. I was really caught off guard by how good it was.
     
  40. doobliebop

    doobliebop Initiate (71) Dec 24, 2010 Colorado
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    Melange #3 and before that Persica
     
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