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

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  1. abcramer

    abcramer Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, a great beer usually taken for granted. Also, Lagunitas Maximus, a recent discovery of mine that I can't seem to get enough of. And Lagunitas Hop Stoopid is a favorite that I don't hear much about.
     
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  2. EConnOG

    EConnOG Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 South Carolina

    one claw, ipa no better year round lineup on the southeast. hop wise
     
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  3. BKBassist

    BKBassist Disciple (380) Jan 24, 2013 New York

    The Irish Red from this series was stupid good. Never thought that'd be a style I'd really enjoy. Granted it had more in common with hoppy ambers (looking at you Nugget Nectar and Bell's Deb's Red) but it was super tasty.
     
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  4. cyrushire

    cyrushire Defender (670) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Skip out on the Double Decker English Porter. It was the least enjoyable of the bunch.
     
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  5. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California

    Stone Levitation and Firestone Pivo Pils!

    Easily some of the most well made beers ive ever had. I feel like we forget that for that a beer to austounding, it doesn't necessarily have to be a massive IPA or barrel aged. Both of these beers consistently "wow" me when they grace my palate, provided they are fresh examples, that is.
     
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  6. TayCO802

    TayCO802 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Colorado

    You have some weird friends. 61 is frickin awesome
     
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  7. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    Sounds very good, if they have any left when I go back I will definitely pick some up. Cheers
     
  8. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    I dont think they had that one, but thanks for the heads up, cheers
     
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  9. Svyturys30

    Svyturys30 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 Illinois

    I think that FFF Permanent funeral is not mentioned as much as it should be rather than underrated for this site (because everyone clamors over themselves for their BA variants and DL (Rightfully so)). I hope it stays that way. Easily my favorite FFF beer up to date.
     
  10. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (324) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Stone Arrogant Bastard, it's crazy complex and balanced when the beer is really broken down and sits on the shelves way too much.
     
  11. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    i think pivo is amazing also,pilsners are often underrated in general i find.
     
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  12. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,325) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I'll second Maximus, I love it and for me it's way better than that overhyped Hop Stoopid.
     
  13. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    I really loved Alaskan Oatmeal Stout.
     
  14. jayrutgers

    jayrutgers Initiate (186) Oct 29, 2011 New Jersey

    I would say just about anything from Sam Adams falls under this category on here.
     
  15. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,216) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    Russian River Redemption is perfectly balanced, refreshing, flavorful and <6.0%. Way overlooked relative to other RR stuff.

    Firestone Walker Pale 31...I mean, why would you bother with a session IPA when you have this sitting on the shelf? Awesomely grassy hops -- a flavor profile not so common as the usual pine/citrus kick -- with a great biscuity malt balance.

    And, because I think they're similar beers, Deschutes Jubelale and Full Sail's Wassail. Great winter warmers that don't go crazy with the spices -- just the right amount. Could probably drink those two all winter long and be happy.
     
  16. boudeysbigbrew

    boudeysbigbrew Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2014 California

    Kasteel Donker is one fine brew that, although it get's a pretty solid 91, I have never seen mentioned. One of my favorite quads, and on a similar level as abt 12 for me.
     
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  17. Lochnessmonster

    Lochnessmonster Defender (617) Dec 4, 2013 Florida
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    Gonna go with V-12 from Victory. I've never seen it mentioned here, yet it's one of the few American Quads that can actually stand up with the big boys from Belgium.
     
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  18. yankeej13

    yankeej13 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2010 Florida

    Lagunitas Maximus Ipa...never gets a ton of hype but one badass beer.
     
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  19. rustyeaton

    rustyeaton Initiate (0) May 18, 2014 Arizona

    Lagunitas, Lil' Sumptin' Sumptin' Ale
     
  20. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (740) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland
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    SN Summerfest. Been drinking the hell out of that stuff recently.
     
  21. DJCHIBEATZ

    DJCHIBEATZ Initiate (72) Nov 21, 2012 Illinois

    Clown Shoes... Blaecorn Unidragon Russian Imperial Stout
     
  22. Golferallen54

    Golferallen54 Initiate (0) May 1, 2014 Colorado

    Hercules Double IPA is an awesome beer that almost never gets mentioned on BA
     
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  23. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Summit Horizon Red IPA simply rocks.
     
  24. edwado

    edwado Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 New Jersey

    I totally agree with this post.It is almost as if you took the words out of my mouth.It is as though you we have forgotten about these great beers. Prima Pils was a watershed moment in my life 3 years ago.Even the cicerones make it out to be an essential beer to drink-Anything Great Lakes makes is going to be good .Laguinitis same thing.The beer that does not get enough love for me is Investigative Shutdown Ale.
     
  25. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (3,068) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota

    Surly CynicAle is definitely overlooked by a lot of people. One could make a strong argument that it is their most well crafted year round beer.
     
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  26. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (202) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    Love Mermaid Red - glad to find out I'm not the only one
     
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  27. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Devotee (426) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Olde Hickory Imperial Stout. Not underrated just doesn't get as much popularity as Event Horizon.
     
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  28. sjjn

    sjjn Aspirant (253) Jun 4, 2004 New York

    I'll throw Brooklyn Brown Ale into the mix...
     
  29. nate-henry

    nate-henry Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2014 Michigan

    another vote for DFH sixty-one
     
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  30. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Aspirant (299) Nov 18, 2008 New York

  31. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

    Bear Republic Red Rocket
     
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  32. turbotype

    turbotype Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 California

    Underrated and not talked about are two different things I realized. I thought about some of the brews that I think are underrated. I go and look at the ratings, and find they are all 4+. Now, I don't usually see em' mentioned, but people do like them and are driniking them, just not talking about it very often. Interesting. :sunglasses:
     
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  33. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    I think posters should stop using underrated for these discussions and start saying more "beers that get lost in the shuffle." That's what I think of most of the beers mentioned here.
     
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  34. staticpain

    staticpain Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'm not up with all the beer talk, but sumpin' by Lags is amazing.
     
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  35. MighHighBrewer

    MighHighBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Colorado

    Birra from Prairie
     
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  36. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Disciple (363) Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    Avery Dugana.

    I think it should be up there in the top tier of IIPAs but nobody ever talks about it. I mean within Avery's own line-up, Maharaja gets way more love, and it's nice but not as good as Dugana, to me.
     
  37. ThePaintedGrey

    ThePaintedGrey Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Yards Brawler and Dogfish Head Burton Baton. I rarely see love for either beer and they're both extremely good (Burton Baton being, perhaps, my favorite beer to date).
     
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  38. Beric

    Beric Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'm going to throw Upland Harvest Ale out there. I'm shocked it only has an 86 when it's an aggressively citra dry-hopped beer which tends to mean the ratings get pushed through the roof.

    Now, as a quick caveat, I had this from the production brewery on tap weeks after they made it. It was sublime on tap- top 10 APA in my opinion. In the bottle, it's more like a top 30 APA. Unfortunately, at an 86, it is far away from the top 50 list.
     
  39. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,325) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    No way, you can't beat Furious for the best year round beer produced by Surly. That IPA is masterful, so hoppy but so malty....just bursting with flavors.
     
  40. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,280) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Nosferatu from Great Lakes. Nosferatu > Nugget Nectar....yeah...I said it....
     
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