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The most bitter beer you've ever experienced...so far

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MaddMatt639, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. MaddMatt639

    MaddMatt639 Dec 11, 2012 California

    Mine personally is Moylan's Hop Craic XXXX IPA!!!
  2. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Mar 8, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Breckinridge small batch 471
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  3. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    Moylan's Hopsickle
    skinsfan, Bitterbill and djrn2 like this.
  4. djrn2

    djrn2 Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Moylans Hopsickle. Hated it.
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  5. djrn2

    djrn2 Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Beat me too it:(
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  6. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Palate Wrecker.

    Loved it! No beer is too bitter for me!
    jglowe77, alelover, fmccormi and 2 others like this.
  7. Nectar

    Nectar Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Green Flash Palate Wrecker
  8. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Hoptimum....like drinking freaking opium.
  9. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    Miller. It's triple hopped.
  10. Kmccabe33

    Kmccabe33 Nov 4, 2011 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    Maharaja? Thats what comes to mind for me
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  11. MJC8719

    MJC8719 Feb 25, 2012 District of Columbia

    Shorts Liberator
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  12. lookrider

    lookrider Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Moylan's Hopsickle for me too. Bitter but not in the good way
    caskstrength and Bitterbill like this.
  13. DougC123

    DougC123 Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    Dogfish Head Festina Peche
  14. Tfpracing

    Tfpracing Nov 23, 2009 California

    Otter Creek Imperial Ipa was ridiculously bitter
  15. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    not just because of the silly name, but mikkeller 1000 ibu. yiikes
  16. JulianB

    JulianB Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    Definitely Palate Wrecker. Smells like weed and goes down bitter as hell, great stuff.
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  17. superspak

    superspak May 5, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Hoppin Frog Hop Dam
  18. masterofsparks

    masterofsparks Nov 15, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Arctic Panzer Wolf
  19. alexipa

    alexipa Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Wait what? That beer is borderline sweet... I have trouble even calling it an IPA.

    Mine would be ruination tenth anniversary. Still loved it.
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  20. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Definitely Palate Wrecker. Holy shit is that beer bitter when it's fresh.
  21. DonDrooge

    DonDrooge Mar 19, 2011 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Mikkeller 1000 IBU
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  22. thedarkestlord

    thedarkestlord Jan 13, 2013 Illinois

    This. But still a solid brew.
  23. raffels

    raffels Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

    or hash oil...
    fmccormi and headyhopzhead like this.
  24. Brandywine

    Brandywine Aug 20, 2012 Washington

    Pliny the Elder.
  25. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Hop'Solution Triple IPA.
  26. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Flat Earth Northwest Passage
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  27. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Nov 29, 2012 California

    probably Hop 15
  28. Treyliff

    Treyliff Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Hoptimum! I was still tasting that thing an hour after I finished it!
    headyhopzhead and Momar42 like this.
  29. Goblinmunkey7

    Goblinmunkey7 Dec 24, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    This. The first time I had it, I swear all I could taste was bitter for a few hours. Subsequent tastings have mellowed it a bit, but damn, it's still loaded with straight up aggressive bitterness. Love it!
  30. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I love that beer.

    Most bitter is probably Knee Deep Simtra.
  31. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Knee Deep Simtra 3X IPA.
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  32. sobeleg

    sobeleg Jun 29, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Arctic panzer wolf and/or devil dancer
  33. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    It's hard to call, but SN Hoptimum and Great Divide Hercules Double IPA are probably the most bitter DIPAs that come to mind. Hoptimum was literally like chewing on a raw hop cone, it was almost too hardcore..
  34. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    I had a 6 day old Palate Wrecker this year and it was almost hard to finish it it was so bitter. Let the others sit a month and it was much more drinkable.
  35. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Yeah, I was "most bitter" about that beer after DFH "dialed back the tartness" a few years ago now.

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  36. huysmans

    huysmans Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    Pliny or Palate Wrecker. I would say PW because it has much less flavor - just pure bitter. That being said, Pliny made my tongue feel like a pillow! 1000 IBU is up there, but I did not have it fresh. 471 and Hopsickle also rate.
  37. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Shorts Huma
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  38. DougC123

    DougC123 Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    I may put that on tap this summer, I toyed with it last year and sort of regret not doing it.
  39. jring626

    jring626 Mar 31, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination...thought I felt the enamel on my teeth melting off!
    WYVYRN527, kuhndog and SadMachine like this.
  40. jpizz

    jpizz Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    arrogant bastard ale was one of the first craft beers i bought and it damn near blew my head off. ironic as it is russian imperial stouts are my favorite. i think ill try another arrogant bastard this weekend
    sommersb and Cubatobaco like this.
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