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Last beer to blow you away?

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

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  1. nickthetick

    nickthetick Feb 20, 2010 Maryland

    agree, 90 minute really got me into the crazy big craft beer and HS Loose Cannon showed me it didn't have to be at $9.99 a sixer. Left Hand Milk Stout however was a beer I got on a whim and made a challenge for other milk stouts to live up to
     
  2. skinsfan

    skinsfan May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    Pliny the Younger (a couple years ago)
    Lagunitas Sucks (went through 3 cases of that stuff last year)
    BCBS (had it for first time a week ago)
     
  3. cerp66

    cerp66 Sep 20, 2007 South Carolina

    Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA
    I've always loved big citrus, mouth puckering bitter IPA's (and I still do).
    But this dank, oniony, garlicky IPA has opened up a whole new world to me...and I'm lovin it !
     
  4. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    Bourbon County Coffee
    Parabola
    Mother of All Storms
    2007 Dark Lord
    Utopias (had been aged, not sure what year it was)
    King Henry
     
  5. Dlowenthal

    Dlowenthal Dec 9, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada Estate
     
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  6. match1112

    match1112 Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    Alpine Nelson, love that beer.
     
  7. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Jul 4, 2008

    Whale then, I'll just have to send you some more.:)
     
  8. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    Zoe
    BCBS
    Harvest Ale.. but expected it to as i had it last year
    Abraxxxas
    Tart of Darkness.. Tart is an understatement!
    9.21.12 Stone Enjoy By

    maybe a few others i'm forgetting.. i'm sure if/when i get to try Headdy it'll blow my mind or any HF beers

    Iron Hill Maple Shade Honey Tripper was pretty fantastic i thought had some on Saturday.. anybody local to southern NJ should do their best to give Honey Tripper a taste.. http://ironhillbrewery.com/blog/map...s-zeke-and-jenny-the-making-of-honey-tripper/
     
  9. Davepoolesque

    Davepoolesque Aug 25, 2012 Massachusetts
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    FireStone Double Jack. Idk, just plain flavorful.
     
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  10. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Feb 15, 2011 California

    Tart of Darkness. That stuff was sour heaven
     
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  11. Morey

    Morey Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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  12. HevvyMetalHippie

    HevvyMetalHippie Nov 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Oxbow is so awesome, I wish it was easier for me to get up there.
     
  13. HopsJunkiedotcom

    HopsJunkiedotcom Dec 24, 2010 Florida

    Bourbon Barrel Sentience by Crooked Stave. Bourbon, quad, sour, deliciousness. I had several, for good reason. Phenominal.
     
  14. Kaydogg

    Kaydogg Jan 5, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Apple Brandy Hunaphu
    not a huge fan of the regular but the AB one is incredible
     
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  15. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Pure hoppiness from Alpine
     
  16. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Mar 6, 2012 California

    Alpine's "Double Nelson." Absolutely unlike any other beer I've tried, including regular Nelson.
     
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  17. BierGartenok

    BierGartenok Apr 4, 2009 Oklahoma

    Duck Duck Gooze and Brandy Barrel Huni
     
  18. Aestro

    Aestro Nov 29, 2009 Oregon

    I finally busted open the Russian River T-25, and it was really damn good as expected.

    Also bought another bottle of Hopworks Ace of Spades - that is a really fantastic beer, especially for something that's at the grocery store for a while after its release.

    And just tried Elysian's Night Owl at a friend's recommendation. Normally not an Elysian fan, but that was a pumpkin ale done right.
     
  19. JLG193

    JLG193 Sep 14, 2010 Michigan

    At the Detroit Fall Beer Fest this past weekend.....DH Homobourbon Cherry, Greenbush BA Dystopia and Original Gravity BA Evil Overlord.....all great offerings.
     
  20. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Jan 9, 2008

    Had Upland Gilgamesh last night thanks to ehammond1. Wasn't expecting how good that beer is, in immediate need of more!
     
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  21. Sunhunters

    Sunhunters Oct 22, 2008 California

    CCB Good Gourd @ GABF
     
  22. ShameAndFailure

    ShameAndFailure Mar 26, 2009 Texas

    Rodenbach Grand Cru
    Lagunitas Sucks
     
  23. Aestro

    Aestro Nov 29, 2009 Oregon

    Oh wait, forgot one! Had the Oblique Coffee Blonde from Cascade last week. So weird to be drinking a light-colored beer and having it taste distinctly like coffee. It was a new sensation and delicious.
     
  24. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    Bells Wild One and HopCat Rapture both absolutely rocked my world.

    Shorts Kind Ale just surprised me with how good it was.
     
  25. mverity

    mverity Oct 6, 2012 Florida
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    Stone Old Guardian Barleywine. I hadn't had it in a few years, then tried it again about a week and a half ago. Mind blown.
     
  26. jimilayne

    jimilayne Aug 18, 2012 New York

    Founders Breakfast Stout. Absolutely could actually drink it for breakfast. Dangerous.
     
  27. muffiewolf

    muffiewolf Jun 21, 2006 Vermont

    Shed Montain Ale. Unbelivable.
     
  28. groggus

    groggus Oct 4, 2004 California

    Societe, The Butcher. Blew me away from the first sniff. Nocked my head back
     
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  29. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Double Daisy Cutter = wow. Wish I had more.
     
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  30. ndak

    ndak Feb 23, 2010 Pennsylvania

    traquair barrel aged house ale
    Blushing Monk
    Flanders Fred
     
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  31. likebutter

    likebutter Feb 7, 2012 Florida

    Evil Twin Biscotti Break - if it was $8 instead of $16 for a bomber i might not drink anything else
     
  32. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    blushing monk blew me away too, wish i could have gotten a bottle, but i was slow to find out about the backstage series at that time, didn't miss CBS.. got to try blushing monk on tap one time, but want more!
     
  33. FosterJM

    FosterJM Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Jacks Abbys Mom and Pop wet hop lager.
    I dont like lagers. I REALLY enjoyed this beer.

    Cheers!
     
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  34. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Jul 28, 2009 California

    Don Quijote.


    :D(dick waving):D
     
  35. theGlasstronaut

    theGlasstronaut Oct 2, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Manayunk Dreamin' Double IPA Nitro.

    It was my first beer on tap through nitro, so that's really the main reason but DAMN this was a smooth and tasty double ipa.
     
  36. smutty33

    smutty33 Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    I 4got about New England Galaxy hopped Pale ale.....4.8% a.b.v. (Flavor Explosion!)

    That stuff told "La Daytime" to put it's tail between the legs and go home.

    You'd lose your marbles if you tried this Galaxy I speak of.

    Cheers
     
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  37. chimaychick

    chimaychick Mar 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    Absolutely agree....this beer was awesome fresh!!
     
  38. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

    Had a draft while walking around Good Company. Definitely exceeded my expectations!
     
  39. chimaychick

    chimaychick Mar 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    Agreed!! And love that someone else uses the term Shitballs besides myself!!
     
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  40. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. It was bottled in 2009 (unfortunately, I had no other dates to compare to) so I don't know how much of a difference that made... but my god, that was some good beer.
     
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