The most bitter beer you've ever far

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  1. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I'm getting ready to try this for the first time tonight. What are the IBU's?
  2. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,369) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I found Palate Wrecker to be bitter, yes, but not overly so. It's got other mitigating factors that balance it out to a certain extent.

    Ruination, otoh, still packs a throbbing bitter whollop that really builds by the second bottle.
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  3. tm82

    tm82 Initiate (0) May 19, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Mikkeller 1000 IBU and a Steel City brew at BrewWharf which made Brewdog's Hardcore taste bland
  4. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,281) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Ruination. I love it, but there has been times I have had it where I cant get it down.
  5. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    One of the few beers that can cause bitter beer face after licking your lips long after its done.
  6. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    Something to the power of X!
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  7. sugeknight6289

    sugeknight6289 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Founders Devil Dancer
  8. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I had Ruination last week and can see how multiple bottles could build on you.
  9. BibsBrewing

    BibsBrewing Aspirant (208) Dec 18, 2012 Connecticut
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    I'll second devil dancer.
  10. liamt07

    liamt07 Poo-Bah (2,349) Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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  11. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Fresh Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner. Still never had a beer that has come close in terms of pure bitterness...

    More recently I'd say Hoppin Frog Triple Hop Dam. That beer was really made to be an intense over the top hop punch, but does so without sacrificing a nice taste.
  12. jeffdill

    jeffdill Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Washington

    Definitely Green Flash Palate Wrecker. That beer is terribly unbalanced...which in this case is not a bad thing at all.
  13. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Odd. I had palate wrecker and I didnt think it was that bitter. And I hate bitter. My palate must be messed up from all the DIPA's I've had recently. I had storm king a few months ago and I thought it was bitter as balls.
  14. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    Easy choice for me.......Palate Wrecker
  15. Dogzbone

    Dogzbone Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 New York

  16. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,805) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Hopsickle is crazy bitter (and delicious). Smuttynose Finest Kind is probably the most bitter single IPA ive had.
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  17. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,146) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA. Car litter, grapefruit, and lime peel.

    KVNBGRY Champion (876) Aug 1, 2012 Florida
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    Hoppin' Frog Hop Dam, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Dogfish Head 120
  19. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

    Narragansett Private Stock Imperial IPA
  20. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,541) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    For me personally, India Pelican Ale was extremely bitter-in a good way.

    Also this thread is making me crave some Hoptimum.
  21. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Outdated Stoudts Revel Red.
  22. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,439) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    Off the top of my head it's probably 10th Anniversary Ruination, but damn was it delicious!
  23. ffenski

    ffenski Initiate (27) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio

    Short's Huma Lupa Licious and SN Optimum are up there but for me, Palate Wrecker really lives up to its name.
  24. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Numbers vary, but its in the 140 range.
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  25. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Michigan

    I don't think they can even measure the IBU's on Shorts Liberator.
  26. headyhopzhead

    headyhopzhead Aspirant (276) Apr 9, 2008 Indiana

  27. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Palate Wrecker was like licking sandpaper.
  28. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,383) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    The Oracle from Bells. Or just the altbier from Zum Uerige. It is the balance, the IBU to FG ratio, the sulfates in the water, and so on.
  29. Spaghett

    Spaghett Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 California

    They must be out of their minds.
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  30. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Palette Wrecker. Still have yet to finish an entire pour of it. Two years running.
  31. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Hop Stupid. 2 sips and down the drain it went.
  32. bilboTbaggins

    bilboTbaggins Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    oh yeah. Agreed. Hops with an after taste of hops!
  33. tennispl

    tennispl Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2012 Washington

    Sound Humulo Nimbus
  34. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,342) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Green Flash Green Bullet, just truly brutal. I couldn't finish it. Had it after Sucks and Founders Centennial so that showed how truly bitter it was.
  35. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Fresh palate wrecker or the imperial they make. Ruination is interesting as well, I don't find it that bitter at first but when I get to the bottom of a bomber it is a juggernaut.
  36. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (416) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    Palate Wrecker. Definitely. I love tricking my wife into drinking it. The face she makes is priceless!!
  37. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Disciple (305) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    Hop Wallop, and not in a good way
  38. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    Thanks! It's next after this glass of Sucks!
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  39. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Georgia

    Lagunitas Sucks would be up there for me.
  40. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,467) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    nothing big for me yet: just Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA

    I've got a Moylan's Hopsickle in the fridge and am VERY much looking forward to it ...
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