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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. B33R501

    B33R501 Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    agree with the op few and far between. im my case 3 years in now its been there, done that. however the bourbon county really stands out, only 4 left from my first case. this beer is simply (by far) the best ive ever had,
    the only thing that comes remotely close is the recent draught release of hop 15. so there's two beers. i dont think its possible to make a better beer than these 2. and i dont expect to find one.
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  2. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Last night - Ipswich Oatmeal Stout.

    Been drinking this beer for at least 10 years now and it still blows me away each time I drink it.
    denver10 likes this.
  3. JayDub667

    JayDub667 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012

    Sierra Nevada Hoptimum... Wow...
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  4. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 California

    Didn't think I would post in here again after dick waving the Don Q

    Last night Brewtality brew my mind.

    also agree with subpoena on both his. e-stalking.
  5. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

  6. CNR76

    CNR76 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 California

    Some odd ones I've tries lately.

    Anchorage Brewing - Love Buzz

    Black Market Brewing - Black Hole Sun
  7. stakem

    stakem Poo-Bah (4,976) Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged

    It is very rare for me to open a large format bottle by myself. It is even more rare that I finish drinking a beer that big and immediately open a second bottle of the same thing. Yeah, that happened here. Im anxious to try Leon and the Imperial Sweet stout that was also aged in Cognac barrels. Cognac Church on a hill raised the bar for me not only for barleywine but also for barrel aged beer.
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  8. maltyhops

    maltyhops Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Co Peeper Ale
  9. fortsambo

    fortsambo Initiate (132) Feb 14, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Some recent beers that impressed me are Aroma Coma, Big Bad Baptist, Oud Floris, Love Child #2, Ephraim, Otiose, Cascade Blueberry, Imperial Biscotti Break.... man, I've been drinking good.
  10. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Ruination 10th !!
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  11. DarthGuitarHero

    DarthGuitarHero Devotee (438) Jan 15, 2011 Minnesota

    Recently had the Eclipse 50/50 Elija Craig 12 Year that's been sitting around since May. Phenomenal! I prefer it to BCBS. Such a silkly mouthfeel, and more vanilla than chocolate. Big, but not hot, and soooo drinkable. Too bad it's so expensive.
  12. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I don't know that it really BLEW ME AWAY, but the last really good beer I had was "Heart of Darkness" by Magic Hat.
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  13. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Schmaltz Sweet Sixteen was unreal!
  14. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Ok, I had this one last year but it's worth mentioning for its sheer awesomeness...Rodenbach 2007 Vintage Oak Aged Ale (Barrel No. 230)

    Better than amazing, it's only 7% abv but ages so well. One of the best and most complex beers I've ever had. Pretty hard to find, but I have access to some, if anyone's looking for a trade ; )

    No, but seriously, shameless plug aside, I'm not kidding.
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  15. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Those Rodenbach Vintage beers are by far the best beers they make.
  16. dachp

    dachp Aspirant (210) Apr 17, 2010 Colorado

    Apis IV from Elevation Brewery, only 6 months old and they are putting out solid beers
    denver10 likes this.
  17. lemongelo

    lemongelo Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2008 North Carolina

    Vera Mae. E. Heady Topper. Consecration. Sang Noir. Duet.
  18. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Having my first Expedition Stout right now and it's tingling me just right. If everyone seems to nod that this thing is better with a year or so on it and I'm liking it this much fresh, woo boy...
  19. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I thought it was awesome when I had it fresh. I drank two sixers. But I put 3 away for age. It was bottled Dec 2010. I still have one left, I am hoping to save it til my 30th bday in 2015.
  20. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,098) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    I had an espresso sublimenely self righteous tonight that was muchhh better than I was expecting. If you're into black ales and can get this, give it a shot
  21. bullywee

    bullywee Aspirant (259) May 26, 2005 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    NODA (Charlotte) and CBC (Cambridge)
    I had several offerings from each brewery and they were all extremely good.
  22. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    2008 BCBS opened in September just WOW
  23. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Initiate (165) Nov 27, 2008 Oregon

    Oblique Coffee Blonde at Cascade.

    Wow, totally blown away by the creativity. Great coffee flavor, great mouth feel, and a surprising amount of hops (60 IBU) that I think would normally disqualify it from being a blonde.

    For a place that is known for it's sours, Cascade is starting to brew some pretty great non-sour stuff as well.
  24. shutyourface

    shutyourface Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 New York

    It's not worth the money, buy more BCS instead.
  25. shutyourface

    shutyourface Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 New York

    A corked and caged I believe 2003 La Folie and 3F Lente.
  26. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    First time having bcbs and backwoods bastard was this year, just awesome brews. Glad I got a few four packs too enjoy all winter!
  27. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I have to say Mad River's John Barleycorn 2010.
    On the lighter side I'm blown away @ how much I enjoyed Breckenridge's Agave Wheat. I'm real picky w/lighter abv beers and the stuff I've had from Breckenridge up to the Agave has been average to underwhelming.
  28. IHyphySF

    IHyphySF Aspirant (243) Nov 21, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Just tried Cigar city Jai Alai wow im used to west coast ipas but this was amazing.
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  29. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (405) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Armand'4 Zomer
  30. stmgl01

    stmgl01 Aspirant (202) Dec 11, 2007 Pennsylvania

    BCBS, Tired Hands Zombie, Hill Farmstead Abner
  31. PWNtransplant

    PWNtransplant Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch in calvados barrels with at least six months of age. Thoroughly impressed.
  32. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    WOW, I have a new one from Black Friday...we had several GREAT beers, but I think the
    Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout

    stole the show.
  33. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby- Kiwi Rising and Boulevard-Saison Brett were the last 2 beers that made me take a big step back and say "whoa".
  34. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Had my first Juliet last night. Wowzers I was not expecting that. So damn tart and delicious.
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  35. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (455) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Had my first Founders Backwoods Bastard last night, was totally blown away by it.
    airmike and fujindemon74 like this.
  36. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

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  37. pisano

    pisano Zealot (524) Sep 18, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead Vera Mae
  38. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (348) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    2012 Olde Hickory Event Horizon this past Sunday. Whoa nelly. Hella good. I thought that the '11 vintage was kind of meh but this year's is the real deal. I'm actively fantasizing about it right now...
    Onenote81 likes this.
  39. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Aspirant (234) Dec 2, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Russian River Supplication on draft at the brewpub. If I took notes, it would only read: "Holy shit thats good".
  40. Bonis

    Bonis Defender (630) Jul 28, 2010 Ohio

    Columbus Brewing Bodhi DIPA, best DIPA in the world
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