I'm sure this has been a thread before, but not since I've been active in the forums... What beers do you enjoy (or used to when they were around) that have variants that cannot touch the original. For me, I loved Ballast Point Even Keel for my summer hoppy session, then Mango Even Keel swooped in and replaced it on the shelves. It sold better but I have no idea why. Yuck. Most recently I took two days to crack my Deconstructed Bomb! four pack that I'd been coveting during a brief bottle aging period. $40 of let-down there IMO. Would have rather drank four standards over the same period in hindsight. Otherwise BA Bomb is not too bad but the others don't hold a candle.