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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. scootsmal

    scootsmal Aug 15, 2012 New York

    Jacks Abby Hoponius Union, great stuff. Wish its distribution was larger than just MA.
  2. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    That means a lot coming from a west coast ticker. Jacks Abby is on the map
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  3. FosterJM

    FosterJM Nov 16, 2009 California
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    You can thank my boston RS guys. They have sent a few bottles to me. All have been solid and trust me, I will tell you. I dislike most lagers.

  4. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
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    a home brew of M. it was seriously delicious!
  5. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    B sexual chocolate
  6. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Mother of All Storms.

  7. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Feb 4, 2012 California
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    CBS for sure.
  8. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Oct 3, 2007 New York

    De Struisse Outblack was pretty tasty...that was my most recent amazing brew anyway.
  9. powpow1

    powpow1 Oct 31, 2012 Pennsylvania

    As with every year Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere. It has yet to dissapoint!
  10. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Founders Devil Dancer, not rare, but pretty badass. Oh yes and also of course, BCBS.
  11. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    A 2007 Central Waters Y2K Barleywine I picked up at a bottle shop over the summer. Insanely good!
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  12. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Gotta be honest......FFF Zombie Dust blew my mind pale ale style!
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  13. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Nov 22, 2011 Florida
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    Tonight BBA Big Sound and Chocolate Good Gourd were effing tremendous.

    Hunaphu wasn't terrible either.
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  14. turfy

    turfy Mar 17, 2010 Texas
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    Cascade The Vine. Not a huge sour fan but this one made a convert of me.
  15. TeddyBG

    TeddyBG Jan 24, 2008 Massachusetts

    It had been a while since I tasted a beer and really thought WOW. Three weeks ago I had Ommegang's Scythe and Sickle (on tap) and thought this MAY be the most complex beer I have ever tasted. A masterpiece.
  16. dlello2

    dlello2 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Pogue's Run Porter by Flat 12 in Indiana. Dunno why, but that beer got to me... it's not the best porter I've ever had, but it's a damn good one.

    Bought a couple sixers as we can't get it in Chicago. Each time I have one I shake my head at how nice it is.
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  17. stealth

    stealth Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    cuvee des jacobins, albeit I have this quite often. every time I pour a glass it melts my face off, though.
  18. mitch3114

    mitch3114 Feb 20, 2012 New York

    for me it was monster from brooklyn ... that is a great barley wine ale - tried it couple months ago, picked up a 4 pack from 2010 at beverage center!
  19. mitch3114

    mitch3114 Feb 20, 2012 New York

    also last night magic hat heart of darkness... not a big MH guy but what a tasty stout!
  20. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    Man, I had a chance to buy this last weekend at Total Wine and I passed because I've tried #9 and Circus Boy and I was NOT impressed at all. In fact I gave away the Circus and I have a #9 sitting in my fridge for someone else to drink (whoever wants it). I wish I would've grabbed a bottle.
  21. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Founders Porter. I can't believe I just had this for the first time a week ago. When I'm in the mood I'll be choosing this over Breakfast Stout from now on.
  22. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Just had my first GD Yeti on the weekend. Wowzas. Then happened to find some Oaked Yeti in bottles. Bonus!
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  23. JBatman

    JBatman Aug 22, 2009 Indiana

    St. Arnold Pumpkinator
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  24. fickenmeimirish

    fickenmeimirish Feb 18, 2011 Illinois
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    Had Surly Five for the first time at Darkness Day, my god was it amazing! Had many mind blowing beers last weekend but that was by far the best for me.
  25. stealth

    stealth Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    another year of aging did five wonders. I'm sure glad Surly is going to make it an annual release.

    In other news, tart of darkness rocked my ass off last night.
  26. iflah45

    iflah45 Jul 8, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Beatification was the funkiest most sour beer I have ever had and I dug every sip of it...However, most recently Peche n' Brett absolutely blew me away. It is so perfectly done that it made me want to move to Oregon
  27. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Nov 6, 2010 New Hampshire
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  28. cocoapuph

    cocoapuph Mar 4, 2011 California
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    Apple brandy Hunahpu = WHOA
  29. cbutova

    cbutova Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
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    De Struise Earthmonk 2008. Holy god damn awesome vinegar greatness. I know that beer has a very love/hate reputation but I would buy cases if I could.
  30. mverity

    mverity Oct 6, 2012 Florida
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    So I have already posted in the thread once; that being said... Harviestoun's Old Engine Oil. I had it two nights ago, and WOW! The Ola Dubhs are fantastic as well from what I hear. I have the 12 year, and plan to crack it open this weekend and compare with the original. Super yummy, oily, goodness, aged in whiskey barrels. I can't wait.

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    This is easily one of my favorite brews. It's just so awesome with that delicious lactose added.
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  32. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Whose Your Daddy? did, then Harvest Ale did.
  33. sbrotschul

    sbrotschul Oct 8, 2011 New Jersey


    Heady Topper!
  34. BeerNDoggerel

    BeerNDoggerel Mar 13, 2011 Illinois

    I'm right there with you. I opened a Founder's Harvest last week and wasn't paying attention when I went to take the first sip--I was preoccupied, acting like it was just another beer. The aroma and flavor were so wonderful it made my head spin. It got my attention in a hurry!
  35. Biffster

    Biffster Mar 29, 2004 Michigan

    hmmm.....hard to say. I think if you define "blow you away" as an "aha" moment, then it might be Kuhnhenn DRIPA. It's been a few years since I discovered it. It is, in my opinion, brilliant. I've been so disappointed with most DIPAs. Most DIPAs lack balance, Ive found. Add enough malt to achieve the profile and alcohol to stand up to the massive hops, and you have a thick, often cloying beer. Eric and Bret Kuhnhenn found a way around that by drying the beer out somewhat with rice (hence the "I" in DRIPA). The result is a balanced and dangerously drinkable, yet substantial, DIPA.

    If you define it as "pleasantly surprised me", I would go with Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot Dubbel and Shiner Oktoberfest. I know both breweries well and have been inside both (one more than I care to admit) and both VERY pleasantly surprised me. Phat Abbot blew away previous draft experiences with a bottle conditioned version that was very impressive. Arbor/ Corner (long story) finally put together a truly solid Belgian Dubbel - not harsh, very effervescent, malty and estery and quite frankly, brilliant with food.

    Shiner (from the Spoetzl Brewery) has long been the girl I liked to see when no one knew I was seeing her, but I strongly urge you to find Shiner Oktoberfest and try it. This is not an American Oktoberfest (tm) (read: caramel and hop forward) from the brewery in Shiner Tx (pronounced Shah-nur) pop 2000. I can tell you from experience that this would stand up proudly under a giant blue and white tent in Munich.

    I just saw this thread, it piqued my interest. I haven't read it all and I have no idea if this is even where it was heading, but I was inspired to share....

  36. maximep

    maximep Oct 23, 2009 New York

    Cascade Vine
    Sang Noir
    2010 Zwanze. 2010 Zwanze is the best wild ale ive had.
  37. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer May 13, 2011 California
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    1998 Alexander Rodenbach. Fucking stupid good
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  38. mammal33

    mammal33 Apr 23, 2012 Georgia
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    JW Lees Harvest Ale 2002, few mths ago.....
  39. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Dec 15, 2006 New York

    I had a few bottles of Founders Harvest Ale on October 29th and they "blew me away"...
    or maybe it was the 90mph winds from Hurricane Sandy?
  40. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Oct 30, 2012 Delaware
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    Brooklyn Black Choc. Stout. Had it on tap few days ago, and was phenomenal. Didn't expect it to be as good as it was.
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