Probably One Of The Best Beers You Have Ever Had....

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  1. blues_fever

    blues_fever Initiate (170) Apr 2, 2015 California

    Hard to say and pick just one of the ones that I have had, but Pliny the Younger is definitely up there. Damn that is an amazing beer.
  2. BSanch8

    BSanch8 Initiate (94) Apr 16, 2015 California

    Pugachev's Royale and Cobra does it for me.
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  3. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (789) Feb 25, 2015 Montana

    the 2014 BCBS I just had
  4. gdegraff1

    gdegraff1 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Florida

    I too was shocked at how good this was, totally surprised. CBS lived above its expectations, and DBL BA Mexican Cake I had a Hunaphu's Day was incredible!
  5. deadsincebirth

    deadsincebirth Initiate (136) Jul 24, 2014 Illinois

    The Derivation blends from SP! Best BA stouts I've ever had. I sat on them for about 2 hours and was upset when they were gone. ADWTD is WOW as well.
  6. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,888) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Double Barrel Jesus. I just wish I could get another Bottle.
  7. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,972) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Isabelle Proximus. Wish I could have had more than a taster glass, as it was the most stunningly delicious beer I ever have tried.

    First batch Hunahpu's on tap took me so much by surprise with its amazing dark and bold flavors.

    Didn't try first batch of this, but second batch Alpine Great was the finest BA barley wine ever

    In terms of greatest and most pleasant surprise, my friend Derek's (now brewmaster at Kent Falls) White Manna, a wild ale, had it as a homebrew next to Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Crooked Stave, and it was just as fine.
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  8. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (506) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

    You spend enough time on here and other beer sites, then a hype is built up around various beers. It is a real thing, but so many have lived up to hype for me and could probably be one of the best beers I have ever had:

    CBS- thrilled I got to try this, it was everything I expected and more- had two pours
    Heady- always fantastic and deserving of #1 ranking
    Zombie Dust- when fresh it's smooth, drinkable and delicious
    BCBVR- the vanilla flavor was just incredible.
    2013 Prop- one of the most amazing beers i've ever had
    DBH- total beergasm
    Cali Huna- bigger beergasm
    PtE- epitome of a west coast dipa
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  9. aleckpa

    aleckpa Zealot (570) Dec 20, 2010 North Carolina

    Westbrook Mexican Cake and NoDa Hop Drop N Roll (in it's prime). Also, Fonta Flora made a one off called Mexi-Monk and it tasted very similar to Mexican Cake.
  10. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2011 California

    Why not let the guy enjoy his favorite beer he has ever had. The constant need to make it about the next better thing fails to allow the user to live in the moment. I realize it makes you feel better about yourself and allows you to lift yourself and your tastes above that of this young man. However it only makes you look like a small,small man. I mean be real. I've never heard anyone say they like cinnamon rolls. I've never heard anyone say how great Cinnamon toast crunch is. What is your goal to constantly prop up cinnamon. It doesn't solve the floods in Texas. I've never heard of cinnamon being used to fight anorexia. How can you sit there on your high horse and blatantly and unabashedly discount all other beers because they don't have cinnamon. Where do you get off sir. I demand a personal apology. At this point it's not even about you or me or cinnamon anymore. It's about that young child. A young child who has a dream, has a desire to be able to go about their day without the c word being dumped in their face all and every day. You sir are an embarrassment.
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  11. deadsincebirth

    deadsincebirth Initiate (136) Jul 24, 2014 Illinois

  12. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (410) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    All nighter? Or did you just start early?
  13. NHbeerguy

    NHbeerguy Devotee (463) Aug 26, 2013 New Hampshire

    The beer that completely blew me away was Treehouse Good Morning!! This beer is the best stout both BA and Non BA that I have had.
  14. Friendlyfire

    Friendlyfire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Virginia

    The first time I had Alchemy Hour/Chillwave changed me.
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  15. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (217) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    After I drank my first Surly Coffee Bender last year I slapped myself for not trying it sooner.
    Zombie Dust wasn't a game changer, but it certainly lived up to the hype the first time I had it.
  16. deadsincebirth

    deadsincebirth Initiate (136) Jul 24, 2014 Illinois

    I would drink Coffee Bender every day for my whole life!
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  17. sternamagrapha7x

    sternamagrapha7x Initiate (158) Dec 4, 2013 Michigan

    Columbus brewing co. - Bodhi dipa. best beer iv ever had in my life hands down better than pliney, heady, zd and hopslam.
  18. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Zealot (570) Sep 30, 2014 Illinois

    When I want my tastebuds trampled into oblivion with flavor and ABV, it's Schneider Weisse Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock, with honorary mentions to St. Benardus Abt 12 and Wulver.

    When I want something a bit less obtrusive, it's Ayinger Brau Weisse, with honorary mentions to Mahr's Ungespundet and Eliot Ness.
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  19. Donco

    Donco Devotee (470) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    BBB: Fantastic stuff!
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  20. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Defender (666) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    ISO: Cinnamon Heady Topper
  21. SveNss0N

    SveNss0N Disciple (355) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts

    Recently acquired and split a bottle of Side Project's La Fosse and was completely floored. Arguibly the best beer I've had in the past year.
  22. gholmes

    gholmes Initiate (153) Oct 25, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hair of the Dog - Adam from the Wood; Cantillion Saint Lamvinus at the brewery; BCBCS; Vanilla Rye; Heady Topper - really that good. Juicebag from Mikkeller, Imperial Extra Double Stout (2011) from A. Le Coq; Cuvee de Tomme
  23. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (431) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    lol i want to subscribe to your newsletter
  24. taxandbeerguy

    taxandbeerguy Poo-Bah (2,786) Jul 12, 2013 Canada

    The first time I had Rochefort 10, I threw my arms up in the air and wondered aloud (to the beer Gods), how did the brewers make a beer smell and taste like this. Completely blew my mind.
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  25. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Tequila Barrel Aged Mexican Cake has probably been my biggest WOW.
  26. BryanP

    BryanP Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 North Carolina

    Maine Dinner and Sip of Sunshine
    Can't decide, both were awesome!
  27. Himself

    Himself Initiate (177) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Co. Hop Program Beer 1
  28. fredmugs

    fredmugs Meyvn (1,484) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    1. The Heady Topper I watched get canned after several days of hiking the Long Trail.
    2. Barrel Aged Ten FIDY
    3. Fresh CBS on tap at Founders
    4. Pugachev Royale
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  29. EveningCordial

    EveningCordial Disciple (300) Apr 29, 2014 New Jersey

    Duck Duck
    MBC Dinner
  30. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon

    Sahati from Ale Apothecary, it wowed me, too bad I only had one, went to get another and the price jumped $5 so instead of $30 it was $35 sad to say I passed, kinda jerked my chain to say the least.
  31. QueefLatina

    QueefLatina Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2015 New Jersey

    Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic was my "wow" beer that blew my mind. Didn't think a beer could be that jammy, tart, and still perfectly carbonated. Also, I had to leave a share and someone said "we're opening Chez Monus next, do you wanna stay?" Easily the best AWA I've had in the past year, thankful I stayed when it was popped.
  32. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Poo-Bah (1,819) Jan 26, 2013 Canada

    I had Achel Extra Bruin, and was expecting a good quad, but was really surprised with how damn good it was. It is kind of funny because Achel does not have a lot of support or a strong reputation in Belgium.
  33. A_Rad

    A_Rad Aspirant (290) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin

    CBS, Barrel Aged Ten Fidy, and Central Waters 17 all wowed me
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  34. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Disciple (396) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    My first Heady Topper lived up to the hype. My first Bourbon County Barleywine exceeded it. Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street from Trillium just blew my expectations away. Others have been pleasant surprises, lots of great beers out there.
  35. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (873) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Pliny the Elder still blows me away every time I have it. The level of balance in an unbalanced style and the drinkability are off the chart.
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  36. cser

    cser Initiate (51) Feb 12, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Sunday Morning Stout
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  37. Mike_Aguirre

    Mike_Aguirre Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 Mexico

    I just tried a 1.5 year cellared The Brewmaster´s Edition by Gulden Draak, it blew my mind, awesome beer.
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  38. jstilwell

    jstilwell Disciple (310) Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts

    so underrated! I still have a couple with the old blue label. I keep saving for a special occasion.
  39. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Wow. Good Question OP. I think the first time I had BCBCS, it was like a religious experience. Also HF IPA's blew me away with their depth and how clean tasting they are, really phenominal stuff.
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  40. Benish

    Benish Meyvn (1,162) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin

    The non-barrel aged Vietnamese speedway stout blew my mind. Don't know what would happen to me if I dare to try the barrel-aged version.
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