Most underrated beer from a well-known brewery?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SteveB24, Mar 10, 2014.

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  1. teledeluxe

    teledeluxe Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Illinois
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    Bully! Porter
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  2. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    A fantastic beer that's been too long since I've had one.

    The beer I came to mention was Great Lakes Glockenspiel. Released as their summer seasonal a few years ago, I fell in love with it. Perfect beer to drink outside on a hot day. I keep wishing they will release it again.
  3. StLeasy

    StLeasy Aspirant (296) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    Founders Red's Rye, Dirty Bastard, and Pale Ale
    Green Flash Hop Head Red
    Bells Midwestern Pale Ale, Amber, and Old Ale
    Stone Levitation
    Boulevard's Saison-brett (More unknown than underrated IMO, but it blows Tank 7 out of the water, and I love Tank)
    Ballast Point Big Eye
    Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
    New Holland Hopivore (Wet Hopped pale-amberish ale)
    Alesmith Wee Heavy
  4. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Defender (681) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Dirty Bastard.
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  5. sphyrn

    sphyrn Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2013 Connecticut

    This question was perfectly designed for Sea Hag by NEBCO as the right answer. Better than 95% of the IPAs out there, and the 5% are things such as Gandhi Bot, Fuzzy Baby Ducks and Coriolis also by NEBCO.
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  6. RepartoCorse

    RepartoCorse Initiate (136) Nov 15, 2013 Ohio
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    How about two underrated beers from an under underrated Brewery:

    Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout
    Amarillo Brillo DIPA
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  7. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,272) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I agree with both of these.

    I also think Odell's Cutthroat Porter is criminally under-rated.
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  8. Mittens

    Mittens Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2014 Michigan

    The beer that sticks out in my mind is Founders Reds Rye. If any other brewery made this beer it would get way more buzz.
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  9. StLeasy

    StLeasy Aspirant (296) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    I don't think that's the case. Founders is one of the most popular breweries, after all. I think it's because Red's is (IMO) very well-balanced with its delicious and strong caramel malt. If the malt were more along the lines of Centennial, with that much amarillo, I bet it would do really well. I'm fine with that as long as they keep Red's around

    You've got great taste :wink:
  10. Chumley22

    Chumley22 Initiate (138) Sep 28, 2013 Minnesota

    That's because you were in South Dakota! Sorry! Yes, it is a great IPA, but I have to say, my IPA of the moment is Let it Ride from Indeed Brewing, Minneapolis!
  11. ParkbrauFan

    ParkbrauFan Disciple (352) Feb 8, 2014 Iowa

    I ll have to give it a try!
  12. HopBomb515

    HopBomb515 Meyvn (1,070) Jun 15, 2013 New Jersey
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    Ommegang Abbey Ale
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  13. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Champion (883) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    yeah, others hear have mentioned troegs nugget nectar and lagunitas sucks, and if those, along with ten fidy arent hyped i dont know wtf hyped means.
  14. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Champion (883) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    someone mentioned SN narwhal. i didnt love that beer but speaking of them i remember trying a bear of theirs in the early fall called flipsyde red IPA but ive never seen it sold there or anywhere else again and have never heard it mentioned and i LOVED that beer. Incredible balance and very tasty also drinkable. has anyone else tried it?
  15. RebeccaMB

    RebeccaMB Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2014 Ohio

    Bells- Expedition stout.
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  16. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Defender (623) May 29, 2011 Florida
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    Steelhead Extra Stout from Mad River Brewing. Amazing stout.
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  17. StLeasy

    StLeasy Aspirant (296) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    Flipside was new this past Fall, and you'll see it again around September. I really like it, too. Hope we see 12-packs!
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  18. Boca-X

    Boca-X Defender (699) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    Myrcenary is Odell's Double IPA... the other their regular offering. I agree and think Odell IPA is one of the best in the country...I also agree with you that Myrcenary is one of the best Double IPAs in the country...two different styles and two very good beers.
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  19. themind

    themind Defender (696) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

    Heady Topper, I actually think it's a 6/5
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  20. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,145) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Great Lakes Nosferatu
    ANchor Porter
  21. schteve

    schteve Aspirant (217) Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    People are always on here looking for a crowd pleaser keg for parties. One that anyone from BMC drinkers to craft fans would drink. This is my go-to for that purpose. I leave anything that is even moderately hoppy or bigger to cans/bottles.
  22. edwado

    edwado Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 New Jersey

    It is and for good reason.Overshadowed by 90 minute and 60 minute which are great but Indian Brown Ale is in my opinion as good a beer as the other two. Depends on your taste buds.
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  23. edwado

    edwado Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 New Jersey

    You are so right.Everything is just fantastic and ridiculously inexpensive for what you get.I never
    walk out of the store without something from them and something else from another brewery.
  24. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (204) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Bell's Oarsman
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  25. Jeremyleeb

    Jeremyleeb Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2014 California

    Ale smith IPA and idiot IPA from Coronado are good
  26. sicilian

    sicilian Aspirant (246) Sep 30, 2008 Florida

    CCB Tocobaga and NB Fat Tire are 2 of my current favorite Non "OMG!", standard gravity, mostly available(other than the Toco) beers that are rarely raved about online.. People just say they are good beers but I think they deserve more praise.
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  27. Can-In-Hand

    Can-In-Hand Initiate (190) Jul 9, 2013 New Jersey
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    I was just coming here to say Nosferatu! Also Defiant Christmas Ale is a winner that is super underrated and I don't think Rushing Duck is getting enough recognition. If people knew how good Rushing Duck War Elephant IIPA was they would be beating down the doors.
  28. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Southern Tier Live is easily the best Pale Ale I've ever had. When fresh, it has orange/tangerine flavors that rival most any great IPAs.
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  29. diehl07

    diehl07 Initiate (163) May 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Love both of these beers. Completely forgot about them till you mentioned them. I know what I drinking all weekend.
  30. diehl07

    diehl07 Initiate (163) May 29, 2012 Ohio
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    One of my seasonal favorites that come to mind is Great Divide Hibernation Ale. Drink it fresh or age it, either way I enjoy it.
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  31. afterexile

    afterexile Initiate (137) Nov 29, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Under rated for sure with a 86 rating. Doppel-Hirsch Doppelbock. I'm enjoying one now. Very similar to Korbinian
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  32. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,282) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    One of my faves, without a doubt!
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  33. jkd03c

    jkd03c Initiate (0) May 19, 2013 Florida

    Sixpoint Global Warmer and Founders Porter for sure.
  34. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Devotee (414) Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale and Rising Tide Daymark. Two of my favorite spring/summer beers that are overshadowed by each breweries IPAs (lunch and Calcutta cutter)
  35. philsunset

    philsunset Aspirant (201) Oct 3, 2013 Michigan

    Dark Horse Scotty Karate is underrated
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  36. amano_h

    amano_h Crusader (771) Mar 18, 2014 Oregon
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    Call me crazy, but I think Brooklyn Lager is one of their most underrated beers yet. I had it for the first time on tap at Barclay's with a pack of McClure's chips. Maybe it was the chips that did me in, but it's been my go-to whenever I'm at a bar with limited choices...
  37. stealth

    stealth Zealot (507) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    Shadow of a Doubt, by RR. I know it's not the most accessible beer, but its totally overshadowed by the sours and elders, and I'll be damned if it's not an incredibly awesome beer.
  38. WadeBridgman

    WadeBridgman Disciple (301) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I'd probably consider Alpha King by FFF not necessarily underrated but definitely undermentioned.
  39. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Devotee (471) Aug 18, 2012 New York
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    Troegs Perpetual IPA
    Ithaca Casca Zilla
    Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning
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  40. joyceleong___

    joyceleong___ Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2014 California
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    Not underrated, but I always forget what a solid brew stone's ipa is with all their other ipas floating around. Very well balanced and for 4.50$ at my local albertsons, it's hard to beat.
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