Poorly Rated Beers That You Actually Liked

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mcrago, Mar 4, 2013.

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  1. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    My personal scale is that I tend not to try beers that score below 80 on BA if I can avoid it. Having said that, I do try beers from time to time that I like. One such beer was this one: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10629/21260. I was able to get it fresh in Grand Rapids and actually enjoyed it. So, the title says it all - what's yours?
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  2. dap325

    dap325 Initiate (151) Apr 2, 2009 New York

  3. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    120 minute. Beastly.
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  4. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Aspirant (292) Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    120 minute? poorly rated? um
  5. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Eh it's a 4.0 I think its way underrated.
  6. mrovelli

    mrovelli Disciple (335) Oct 12, 2004 Massachusetts

    Used to drink (and enjoy) Rolling Rock when is was brewed in Latrobe, PA (the version out of Newark by AB doesn't taste the same). Full of adjuncts of course, but I liked the slight diacetyl/skunkiness. Perhaps it was the ice-cold 7oz'ers after softball, those many moons ago.
  7. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (270) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

  8. vthippie

    vthippie Initiate (146) Dec 18, 2012 Vermont


    Tommykocker Maple Nut Brown Ale

    Not saying it's the greatest beer in the world and I haven't had it in years so I'm sure my opinion would be different but back about 10-15 years ago whenever i was in CO and everyone was drinking Fat Tire, Buffalo Gold and 90 Schilling I would take one of these any day of the week instead.
  9. Pecan

    Pecan Devotee (421) Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
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    In that case, I'm choosing Chocolate Rain. At only 4.47, I think it's underrated. Because that makes sense as a choice according to thread title, right?
  10. TravisR

    TravisR Initiate (116) Dec 31, 2012 New Jersey

    Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. There's just something about it that I dig, and look forward to every fall. Rated 68 by BA and 41 by the BROS.
  11. vthippie

    vthippie Initiate (146) Dec 18, 2012 Vermont

    I think someone needs to explain to you the difference between poorly rated and underrated.
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  12. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Blue Moon Grand Cru
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/306/54083I managed to get two bottles at $5 a bottle instead of the typical $10 most places wanted. Still over priced, but quite tasty.

    And since I'm on the topic of Wit beers, Shocktop is pretty good.
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  13. adamant1912

    adamant1912 Disciple (371) Jan 10, 2010 Michigan
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    I randomly bought a 6 pack of this last year while camping and thought it was pretty good.
  14. ItsLaTrappe

    ItsLaTrappe Initiate (0) May 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

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  15. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (717) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Imperial. Comes in at a solid 66 on BA, but in the summer I think it is delicious and refreshing.
  16. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (626) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Hated that beer. Could have had another 4 pack of FBS for $3 more. Live and learn.

  17. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,186) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
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  18. IHeartPumking

    IHeartPumking Initiate (39) Jun 23, 2012 New Jersey

    This. It was one of the first pumpkin ales I ever had and I like it. I almost feel obligated to like it since it was part of my initiation of getting into craft beer. Prior to that, I never really cared for beer and stuck with Guinness and Bass Ale if I really felt like having a beer. I've come a long way.
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  19. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,990) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    The Mission Amber score of 79 kind of surprises the hell out of me- one of the best domectically-brewed alts I've had.
  20. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

  21. tewaris

    tewaris Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    Triple Bock
    rDev +39.9%
  22. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Saranac Black Forest is an all time favorite, and imho one of the greatest of all times, to be redundant! Also Magic Hat #9
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  23. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (657) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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  24. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (704) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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  25. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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  26. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Enjoined? So you and this beer fused together into a single being? I guess that is one way of saying you "became one" with the beer. Sorry couldn't help myself :rolling_eyes:
  27. Falcone

    Falcone Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012 North Carolina
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    Its not really poorly rated but I thought Stone 14th was one of the best DIPA's I've ever had and it only has an 87.
    Also have a soft spot for Rolling Rock (canned is the way to go), Coors and Icehouse at least during the summer months.
  28. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    How anyone can find shipyard's nutmeg seltzer water appealing is beyond me. But hey, to each his own.

    For me, I really dig SN summerfest and Abita amber as session lagers. Both are around 80 on here I believe.
  29. HopCraverDave

    HopCraverDave Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Ohio

    Pretty annoying of the people in this thread who dropped a link to the beer instead of just naming it.

    I mean, really?
  30. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (602) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    Belhaven Best...though I think it's nostalgia than anything else.
  31. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Speaking of Belhaven, I had a Twisted Thistle IPA yesterday. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either
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  32. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Plus in the brewpub they serve it with the rim of the glass covered in sugary cinnamon goodness. Even the sampler glass!
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  33. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Dude, is it that hard of a task to click a link and then hit the back button afterward? -10 points for lameness
  34. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Wow, I've never looked up Summerfest before. I am surprised it's so low. I love that brew!
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  35. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

  36. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (602) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    I'll have to look for that.
  37. JISurfer

    JISurfer Poo-Bah (1,659) Dec 10, 2002 South Carolina
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    Miller Chill, Trader Jose Dark, and Voodoo Doughnut
  38. jcreegan

    jcreegan Disciple (301) Aug 12, 2010 Florida
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    Lucky u ipa from Breckinridge.
  39. dap325

    dap325 Initiate (151) Apr 2, 2009 New York

    Twisted Thistle was one of my first introductions into IPA's. Had it on tap many years ago at the now recently deceased Mahars in Albany and it immediately had me seeking out more (and now obviously better) IPA's. Cheers to Twisted Thistle.
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  40. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    I actually enjoyed Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. Several years back when I considered Leinenkugels a "superior" beer, I drank this a lot. I remember one time I went with my girlfriend to a Miller event downtown when she was a Miller Girl and they gave me a pitcher of it for free. I was in hog heaven
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