Most underrated beer from a well-known brewery?

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  1. WarEagleJeep

    WarEagleJeep Initiate (179) Jul 21, 2013 Alabama
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    Great Divide Colette is a great spring/summer beer but I always think of Yeti (and different variations of Yeti) when I think of Great Divide.
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  2. EricTKole

    EricTKole Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 Michigan
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    That's a steal for $10 nice score!!
  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,295) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Boulevard Pop Up. Shit was good.

    I like big Eye more, honestly. I dont get the insanity over Sculpin.
  4. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Aspirant (292) Nov 5, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    i was thinking about trying to trade for one of these but the color of the label scared me off.

    i would suggest Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout. gets lost amidst all their sours.
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  5. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (560) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    Titan IPA. Love this stuff and Great Divide gets most of its attention from it's Yeti series.
  6. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (772) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Either or both the Stout and porter from Sierra Nevada.
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  7. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Champion (866) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado
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    Trumer Pils

    Honestly, my #1 Pilsner hands down and readily available.
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  8. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    I've always been fond of Stone's Smoked Porter. I could live without every other Stone beer but that one. Plus, only 4-5$ for a bomber. Win!
  9. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    Weihenstephaner Original (Helles Lager).

    Maybe not over-rated, but not mentioned all the often. So I think it's under-appreciated.
  10. michman

    michman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    i really enjoy Bells Kalamazoo Stout.
  11. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    ok so in hindsight "underated" was poor diction on my part, as it is a main function of BA to literally rate beer and all the beers ive mentioned as well as others on this thread have high scores, a better term would be undermentioned or under hyped. it could be hop stoopid is very popular elsewhere, but here in new york ive never heard anyone mention or recommend it, even in the context of lagunitas.
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  12. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    yes, as many pointed out "underrated" was poor terminology on my part, since BA literally rates beers and the beers i mentioned and many others have high scores, i definitly meant under mentioned or under hyped like most of you assumed.
  13. Drew88

    Drew88 Aspirant (279) Sep 28, 2013 New Jersey

    I'm still pretty shocked how underrated Free Will Brewing Company's Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale is. I'm a huge coffee beer fan, I'm sure everyone isn't but if you are just taking COB for what it is, it's up there. Also I think Kujo from Flying Dog is a little underrated too. But maybe this winter just has me really up on the coffee beers.
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  14. beatenbyjacks

    beatenbyjacks Zealot (503) Apr 17, 2011 Colorado
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    I was going to say Odell 5 Barrel. IPA, 90 Shilling, and Easy Street kind of get all the publicity for their normal lineup-up along with Friek and Woodcut series for their bombers. Glad to see 5 Barrel win a Gold @ GABF this past year as this beer has been a favorite Pale Ale for quite some time.
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  15. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Crusader (709) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Agreed, I just had Centennial in cans for the first time, it has been awhile since I'd last had it and it was even better than I remember. So well rounded and drinkable.
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  16. APBT91

    APBT91 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 North Carolina

    I haven't had the chance to try it in cans yet, I know its around it just hasn't been at my normal places. Its perfect timing for spring/summer!
  17. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,537) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
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    Came here to say this^.
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  18. afterexile

    afterexile Initiate (135) Nov 29, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I don't believe Free Will Brewing co would be considered "a well known brewery" which the OP indicated . However I agree ,COB is a nice brew.
  19. afterexile

    afterexile Initiate (135) Nov 29, 2005 Pennsylvania

    In the "under mention" category , Anchor's Old Foghorn comes to mind.
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  20. Harnkus

    Harnkus Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    Depends what you mean by "underrated". Do you mean not rated by many reviewers? Not rated highly? Rated below a 90 (because as we all "very good" is something to fear)? Or just a general feeling that contradicts what is otherwise rated highly because you feel people don't talk about it enough?

    I think these beers deserve higher ratings:

    Festina Peche (82)
    Kona Big Wave (80) Two Brothers Sidekick gets an 89, and this is in the same vain but much better
    Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager (79) yeah whatever, the shit is great
    Yards Brawler Pugilist Style Ale (83)
    Great South Bay Blonde Ambition (84) Not sure what the secret ingredient is, but this is liquid bikini
    Brooklyn Scorcher (80) By far my favorite pale ale
    The Shed IPA (81) Great EIPA, and like many others in the English vain, overlooked
    Otter Creek Vermont Lager (81)
    Kona Fore Rock Pale Ale (82) really a standout pale...and yeah, I think it really does taste Hawaiin
    Kona Longboard Lager (77) straight facing American lager doesn't get better than this for mindless quaff
  21. Jimsal27

    Jimsal27 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2013 New York

    Troegs nugget nectar
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  22. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    really? even in new york i thought that nugget nectar is very hyped, i mean its delicious, im not saying its over rated but definitely not under
  23. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    just tried ballast point big eye IPA and i thought it was fine, not an IPA id run to buyb again but solid, is sculpin better?
  24. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    try lagunitas cappuccino stout, just found it buy my local craft beer store and its really tasty, very drinkable too.
  25. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    i find that while many peaople widely consider SN to be a good brewery, people make a much bigger deal about more expensive, rarer beers when SN has a great, affordable beer in nearly every catagory.
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  26. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    i just tried ballast point big eye and i enjoyed it but i wasnt close to blown away, is sculpin better?
    #66 SteveB24, Mar 11, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
  27. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    yes, you are absolutely right, i meant under mentioned or under hyped.
  28. Valleyview06

    Valleyview06 Disciple (307) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Old Rasputin on nitro
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  29. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Zealot (523) Mar 29, 2013 California
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    Assuming you mean you tried Big Eye? Sculpin is fantastic in my (and a lot of others') opinion. Definitely worth a try (or several).
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  30. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    yeah i meant big eye, thanks.
  31. guinness77

    guinness77 Zealot (597) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Bell's Double Cream is almost a wow for me.
    Lagunitas Dogtown isn't talked about nearly as much as it should be.
    Old Chub is probably one of the best scotch ales in this country.
    Schneider Edel-Weiss is almost never mentioned.
    Hop Ottin' by Anderson Valley is a sick IPA. Especially canned.
    Founders Double Trouble.

    I mean, I could go on. There are a lot of beers that don't get any hype at all.
    #71 guinness77, Mar 11, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
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  32. Bsetz

    Bsetz Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 Missouri
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    I've always loved Stone Cali-Belgique
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  33. JamesTIA

    JamesTIA Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 Ohio

    Too many to name. Here's the ones off the top of my head, and why.

    Dark Horse Special Reserve Black Ale - With all the hype over their numbered stout series, everyone seems to forget this amazing beer.
    New Belgium Snapshot Wheat Ale - Fat Tire overshadows everything this brewery does, and this beer's haze and tart finish is outstanding. Not kidding. I once heard someone refer to this beer as "Fat Tire Snapshot" because they thought that was the name of the brewery.
    The Bruery Hottenroth - With all of their crazy sour ales blasting your palate with acid, this amazing Berlinerweisse often gets left in the dust behind them.
    Lindemans Faro Lambic - Casual drinkers love their Framboise, lambic geeks love their Gueuze, but few people seem to talk about this very sweet lambic with awesome orange peel and black pepper notes to it.
    Southern Tier Harvest Ale - Overshadowed by Pumking.
    Three Floyds Pride and Joy - forgot it existed, didn't you? Want one now, don't you?

    Plenty more...the ones already mentioned that I would echo are Kalamazoo Stout (overshadowed by Expedition, Java, Cherry) and Big Eye (overshadowed by Sculpin)
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  34. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,071) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale

    Firestone Pale 31

    Just Outstanding IPA

    Jamaica Red

    Green Flash Double Stout

    Sea Monster (better than Victory at Sea IMHO)

    Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout - High ratings, under-discussed
    #74 RBassSFHOPit2ME, Mar 11, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
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  35. oldsailor

    oldsailor Devotee (486) Mar 18, 2008 Nevada
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    I feel like a broken record throwing out Anchor's offerings, but their Christmas ale has always been great, yet last year's offering only scored an 83...I completely disagree with that and have to say that it's also been a gateway beer for a lot of friends of mine that weren't in to beer until I served it up at a Christmas party.
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  36. TwoTrees

    TwoTrees Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2012 Washington

    I'm gonna throw out Sierra Nevada's Kellerweiss. I friggin' love that beer...
  37. JayCheG

    JayCheG Disciple (331) Jan 27, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Moon Man - New Glarus
    They're known for their fruit beers but they make a pretty good pale ale
  38. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Crusader (764) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    a couple of people have mentioned ballast point big eye as under hyped. i tried it tonight and i thought it was fine but not a beer that particularly deserves lots of hype. i also tried firestone Union jack IPA and THAT is an a beer worth hyping over.
  39. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,250) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
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    I thought they were discontinued.
  40. beerwolf72

    beerwolf72 Disciple (353) Aug 12, 2006 Ohio
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    I second three Floyd's pride & joy. It's the session Sucks.
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