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

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

  1. Premo88

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    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 ...
     
  2. StoutChaser7D

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    SN Hopsichord (Audition) but soooo tasty
     
  3. gir02021

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    lol, that made my night
     
  4. Beerthrash

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    Im shoked that no one has mentioned Mikkeller 1000 IBU Light that shit destroys ur palate.
     
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    You say that, but . . . I swear Mikkeller UltraMate 1000 IBUs was really gross stuff. Just all kinds of medicinal-type astringency, to the point that the mouthfeel was just chalky-dry. Unpleasant to drink.

    Palate Wrecker, though . . . is beautiful.
     
  6. fmccormi

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    Ha! Just barely beat me to it, apparently. I think UltraMate is the same thing.
     
  7. Stankonia

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    It's been mentioned a couple times..maybe it would be mentioned more if it wasn't so damn expensive :confused:
     
  8. lucas1801

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    Palate wrecker isn't bitter to me at all.
     
  9. WYVYRN527

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    This.
     
  10. flayedandskinned

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    149 IBUs...What's bitter to you? Or did you have a mouth full of peanut butter while you were drinking it?
     
  11. lucas1801

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    I have had it many times as well as almost all of the over the top DIPA's. I find the lower ABV high bitter beers lack the balance so come across too bitter to be a good beer. Palate Wrecker is a nice easy drinking beer for the style, I do love my hops and have for many years.
     
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    Same here for me. I couldn't finish a bomber of AB when I first got into craft. I'm curious what my opinion would be now a few years later...
     
  13. lucas1801

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    It still has some bitterness, but is so malty that it is balanced enough.
     
  14. BlowstotheBody

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    Green Flash west Coast IPA I guess. Found it more bitter than Palate Wrecker to be honest.
     
  15. BB1313

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    I agree. It's a really good beer, but I don't think it's appropriately named. I personally judge bitterness by what my palate is telling me, not the IBU.
     
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    Hoptimum. I love IIPAs and this one was tough for me to drink. Not sure if it was the batch or what. I tried it back in August so not sure if the batch I got was old or fresh. I had to force myself to drink the 3 remaining in the 4 pack after I was already pretty much loaded.
     
  17. Beerthrash

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    The regular ibu was mentioned, not the light version. I found the regular 1000 ibu to be rather malty but the light version is the one that is truly intense.
     
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    one more vote for Green Flash Palate Wrecker, it couldn't be more appropriately named
     
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    freeze some fresh Hop 15 draft, then enjoy the slushy mix as it defrosts. extremely bitter, strong and delicious. think ill try it with Ruination this weekend.
     
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    A few batches of Death by Hops for sure. Not all of them, but several of the earlier batches were just brutal.
     
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    Palate Wrecker for me...beer was offensive to me.
     
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    Maybe it was due to drinking it when I was first getting into craft, but Brewdog's Hardcore ipa (pre recipe change) still haunts me in my dreams.
     
  23. Kadonny

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    Are you confusing tart with bitter? Festina Peche is not bitter at all.

    My top 3 bitter beers are:

    1. Mikkeller 1000 IBUs
    2. Founders Devil Dancer (fresh, must be fresh)
    3. Moylans Hopsickle



    It was a few months old, but not overly so. I think they stopped brewing Hoptiimum in May. I love that beer.
     
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    The appropriately named Palate Wrecker.
     
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    Lenny's RIPA
    Clown Shoes Supa Hero
     
  26. Geuzedad

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    Palate Wreck for a "good bitter" and Hoptimum for a "not so good bitter". What can I say? my taste buds were conflicted....
     
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    120 minute is up there, but it's been awhile. Wife thought she was doing me a favor when she bought two last night. Not for me.
     
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    Palate Wrecker, Hoptimum. Double bastard is pretty hoppy too.
     
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