What beer never lets you down?

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  1. messican

    messican Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2015 California

    What is your "go to" beer. A beer that has never failed you?

    Mine so far is blind pig....
  2. raffels

    raffels Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

    SN Torpedo. Or Pale Ale..

    Edit: Shame on me. Forgot my beloved Loose Cannon :slight_smile:
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  3. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    It's not necessarily a "go to" because of the high ABV, but Bell's Expedition Stout.

    Seriously, every time I've had one it's been exactly what I've wanted from a RIS. Fresh, aged, whenever I'm in the mood for a thick, chewy, stout, it's there.
  4. JoelAK

    JoelAK Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2014 New York

    Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
  5. lic217

    lic217 Savant (923) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut

    Founder's imperial stout...
  6. Greels

    Greels Initiate (0) May 6, 2013 Colorado

    Ft. George Vortex. Hard to call a "go-to" since I don't live in Portland anymore, but that beer is solid no matter when, where, or how.
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  7. BeerBob

    BeerBob Initiate (0) May 30, 2002 Nebraska

    SN Torpedo... Me too!
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  8. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,440) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    Victory Storm King
    Victory Dirt Wolf

    seems to be a theme there.
  9. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Crusader (725) Mar 19, 2012 California

    [Start]SN Pale Ale[/END]
  10. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (286) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I can't imagine fresh Dirtwolf or Celebration ever letting me down.
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  11. turfy

    turfy Disciple (325) Mar 17, 2010 Texas

    Torpedo, Union Jack, Odell IPA... the holy trinity!
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  12. MLoxxer

    MLoxxer Initiate (0) May 20, 2015 Nebraska

    Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter
  13. MadLatvian

    MadLatvian Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2015 Michigan

    Founders Imperial Stout
    Founders Dirty Bastard
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  14. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (963) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Bell's Two Hearted
    Sierra Nevada Celebration
  15. messican

    messican Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2015 California

    Looks like i got a nice list to try new beers. Cheers!!!
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  16. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    Cans of Grapefruit Sculpin.
  17. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (4,284) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
    Society Trader

    Orval Trappist...as long as you're not talking about my wallet.
  18. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,517) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
    Society Trader

    Two Hearted and Ten Fidy!
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  19. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Aspirant (227) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Any IPA can let you down if it's not fresh.

    Old Raspy
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  20. maxifunk777

    maxifunk777 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 California

    Thirsty Dog Wulver
    Weyerbacher Quad
    Russian River Blind Pig
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  21. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (148) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

  22. hemiman

    hemiman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    Another vote for SN Torpedo.
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  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,989) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Exactly, and that's kind of why I am hesitant to name my favorite German lagers; I can see the possibility that they will not be at their best if I am not careful.

    I gotta go with Rodenbach Grand Cru, then, all things considered.
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  24. lambpasty

    lambpasty Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    Freshness issues aside:

    Weihenstephaner Hefe
    Abt 12
  25. SFNC

    SFNC Zealot (562) Apr 7, 2013 North Carolina

    Ain't no disputin', it's Old Rasputin
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  26. cambabeer

    cambabeer Meyvn (1,326) Dec 29, 2010 New York
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    If i'm in Gainesville, where I'm from, Swamp Head's Big Nose IPA. If I'm around other parts of florida, or the brewery is closed and I'm at the liquor store, Jai Alai. If I'm around the country, Torpedo is a safe bet. (all of this is assuming I'm in my usual IPA mood, but I'm not always)
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  27. timedwards3113

    timedwards3113 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Sixpoint Bengali
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  28. DrSchnitzengiggle

    DrSchnitzengiggle Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2015 Illinois

  29. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (885) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Racer 5, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Lagunitas IPA, Guinness, Pizza Port Swami's, Heretic Evil Cousin

    I'm assuming "never let you down" includes you being able to acquire it anytime.
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  30. Nmelione

    Nmelione Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 New Jersey

    Carton - 077xx
  31. cjohns73

    cjohns73 Defender (622) Dec 19, 2010 Delaware

    Stone IPA. Can find it sometimes on the "obligatory" craft tap. Surprises me every time how it is exactly what I want.
  32. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (407) Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    3F Oude Geuze and FFF Dreadnaught
  33. R3ason

    R3ason Aspirant (250) Aug 13, 2014 Colorado

    Fresh Squeezed and Ten FIDY
  34. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (543) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    Here to say this.
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  35. messican

    messican Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2015 California

    This list is going to get me hammered. But that isn't a bad thing. :astonished::slight_smile:
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  36. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia

    Old Rasputin (accessible $)
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  37. wolfpac255

    wolfpac255 Aspirant (251) Apr 13, 2015 Illinois

    Revolution Anti-Hero
  38. Himself

    Himself Initiate (0) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Co. Lunch
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  39. foundersfan1

    foundersfan1 Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2014 Missouri

    Founders Breakfast Stout and Ska Modus Hoperandi
  40. t420o

    t420o Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2009 Colorado

    FW Parabola

    Edit: oops, I guess for it to be my "go to" it'd have to be available longer and cheaper. Umm I'll go with Anchor California Lager
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