What brewery are you still waiting to be impressed by?

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

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  1. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Given up on: Shipyard, White Birch, Magic Hat, Rogue, Abita, Breckenridge

    New and still rooting for: Smartmouth
  2. --Dom--

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

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  3. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Overall: The Bruery. I have never been impressed with what I have had from them (Orchard White, Saison De Lente and Autumn Maple). Given those three let downs plus their prices I don't even look at them anymore.
  4. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Unibroue. I love Canadian bacon, the Mounties and Neil Young, but I'd rather drink Moosehead than their faux Belgians. Sorry, Maple Leafs.
  5. rodlavers

    rodlavers Defender (617) Jun 20, 2012 Maryland


  6. ManVersusBeer

    ManVersusBeer Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2009 Massachusetts

    Exactly. Thanks for proving everything I said. I'm not saying you are not a fan of beer or that you have a terrible palate. Nor do i care what you like or drink. However, to be a fan of beer, hence a Beer Advocate, you need to understand and respect Two Hearted as a fantastic beer. Fine, don't like IPA's, but that is a terrible idea and you obviously can't appreciate beer, as an advocate, if you don't. (Disclaimer--it doesn't have to be Two Hearted, just an example. I don't typically enjoy Hefeweizens or every fruit/vegetable beer, but I understand the style and concept and accept and drink a good expression of one when I taste it.)
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  7. Miruguy

    Miruguy Aspirant (206) Nov 22, 2010 California
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    You couldn't have chosen a worse sample of beers to base your opinion on.
  8. Dogzbone

    Dogzbone Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 New York

    Stone. Aside from Ruination everything else I've tried from them has been mediocre.
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  9. Chaney

    Chaney Poo-Bah (2,035) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    Hill Farmstead

    Just wanting to get blood pressures up.

    Honestly, I've never tried a single one of their beers, but the wife and I are headed to New England for some vacay in a few months and I'm totally stoked to hit the brewery as well as some other staked out establishments that serves their stuff.
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  10. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Their mikkeller stuff sucks. If you dont like zombie dust, freash dreadnaught, or murda'd out... then sux2beyou
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  11. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    I agree with this. Have had Mad Hatter and Imperial Hatter as well as Dragons Milk
  12. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Have you had Dreadnaught or APW or Robert the Bruce?
  13. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Have you had Unearthly? Or any of the stouts?
  14. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    harvest dance and the bourbon quad.... I still have a harvest dance in the cellar... i should think of an occation to drink it..
  15. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Have you tried Andy Gator? Its the only one I can stomach.
  16. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,592) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    Not yet, but I'm really excited to try them. I'm in the process of trading for a Dark Lord as well.

    Someone above above mentioned that Three Floyds doesn't deserve to be on this list; that struck me as odd since this is a personalized list referring to breweries one specific given individual hasn't been impressed by yet but still holds in high regard after having experienced a limited sampling set. It seems like it's more of a compliment that I've included Three Floyds here.
  17. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Magic Hat, Rogue and New Holland
  18. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    I stopped reading here. Most breweries that are well know. Aren't known because of the regular release stuff. At least not around here. Second; rye is fucking awesome. Love me some rye brews. Whether its whiskey or beer. It's definitely an acquired thing. I wasn't the type of kid that had to have the crusts cut of my pb an jelly sandwiches as a kid so I'm down. Spice of life type of shiz...
  19. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Dreadnaught is close to the top of my all time favorite list
  20. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Im going with:

    Russian River
    The Alchemist
  21. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    A weekday sounds good to me.
  22. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Dark lord sux
  23. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,592) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    I've tried good beers from Stone. They were almost all collaboration brews, and I think that says a lot about Stone. In any case, I'd never say I still have high hopes when I open a Stone beer I haven't had before. That ship has sailed...
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  24. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    yeah good enough. I usually just like to share my "bigger beers" for the sake of spreading the love... Actually the first time i had harvest dance was in colorado this winter on a business trip. I actually got one of my coworkers into craft by sharing that beer (and several others) with him.
  25. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Boulevard, Pyramid, Bridgeport. All make sort of meh, passable beers, but nothing I ever crave.

    But TBH, New Belgium in recent years. I'm not one to seek out their "unique" beers, their year round offerings are nothing spectacular, they are all okay/good, but nothing amazing. Maybe if I do hunt down one of their limited beers I'd be impressed, but I'm not going on a pilgrimage to their brewery in CO any time soon.

    Can anyone persuade me, or shall I just stay in my near hatred of NB?
  26. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    Two Brothers.
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  27. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Disciple (384) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Stone. I've tried so many of their beers, really wanting to like them, and I just can't do it. Their beers always end up being 6s to me and no better.

    Magic Hat. A lot of their beers have such a cool gimmick to them that I just WANT to enjoy them. But with the exception of Heart of Darkness, they always go beyond disappointing, to downright unpleasant.
  28. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

  29. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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  30. cityofFestivals

    cityofFestivals Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Glad we got that cleared up then.
  31. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Wow, this make me feel bad for you.
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  32. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (425) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Sweet action is sweeeeet. You got a bad can
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  33. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (425) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Four pages and nobody mentioned The Great divide? Their IPAs just don't move me at all and Colette was just weird.
  34. n2185

    n2185 Poo-Bah (1,911) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
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    Goose Island--other than Sofie, I've been consistently unimpressed by their beers. Their sellout to ABI was just the final nail in the coffin.

    Avery--Pretty much the definition of average. I keep trying their beers and keep leaving unoffended but unimpressed.

    Pretty Things--I've only had 3 or 4 of their beers from trades. They have lovely artwork, but that's the best I can say about their beers thus far.
  35. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Poo-Bah (6,520) Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
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  36. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,254) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    How can you say that? They make some of the best pilsners in the country, maybe even the world. Then throw in Storm King, HopDevil, Hop Wallop, Old Ho, etc, etc. You are not impressed by any of their beers? Shame.

    Mine are:

    Alesmith (not impressed by anything I've had from them)
    Breckenridge (average to below average beers)
    21st Amendment (average)
  37. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    Lagunitas...but hear me out...it's largely only because I've only had the chance to try their very basic brews. I've never had Sucks or any of their other brews that are so frequently discussed here. I've only had their basic IPA and Censored (an amber). Neither of which are bad, but neither are mind blowing. Whenever I travel, I look for a more extensive Lagunitas line up, and for some reason, still haven't found anything.
  38. dougfur

    dougfur Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 New York

    I'll go in with the crowd on Rogue. There are many I haven't tried, but while some have been good, I've never had one of their beers that really bowled me over. I'll also throw in Magic Hat in VT, but for slightly different reasons. They are fully capable of making great beers, as they occaisionally demonstrate with seasonals, but they just choose not to most of the time.
  39. JediMatt

    JediMatt Initiate (81) Jun 18, 2010 Iowa

    You, sir are out of your mind. :stuck_out_tongue:

    I find their 80 Acre, Pale Ale, Amber Ale and their Pilsner to be highly drinkable.
  40. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Ok, this is just ridiculous.
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