What brewery are you still waiting to be impressed by?

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  1. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Green Flash for me. Not blown away by anything I have had by them. Le Freak has been my favorite though.
  2. neverenoughhops

    neverenoughhops Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2009 California
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    i agree that their stuff is decent enough, but unremarkable. you're better off visiting olde world spirits 100 yards away. they make some amazing rye whiskey!
  3. brian4beer

    brian4beer Initiate (128) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana
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    agree w stone as well
  4. BeerLawyer

    BeerLawyer Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2008 Minnesota
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    Agreed, plus Abita and Flying Dog.
  5. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,539) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    The Lost Abbey. I like Red Poppy a lot but everything else has been pretty meh.
  6. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    SIXPOINT and DFH. idk why i can't like anything from either of them except a few from DFH 60min, 90min, burton baton. thats about it. and they're all just ok.
  7. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (1,955) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Abita. Their Christmas Ale tastes like onions. Their Vanilla Doubledog didnt impress me. I want to try their Mardi Gras beer but I've given up.
  8. czfreeman

    czfreeman Initiate (0) May 22, 2007 California

    ..Still waiting to try the standard brews as well as the whales from all of your different breweries..I'm sure they will be much better than all the successful breweries being criticized here. Please send me some bottles
  9. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

  10. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (838) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Unibroue. I've had as couple of their beers and think they suck. I don't get them.
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  11. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    I agree, Unibroue's beer grosses me out. And the only thing I liked from Southern Tier was Pumking. Dark Horse is another that I just can't get into, their One Oatmeal Stout is putrid, tastes like soy sauce on beef. That being said I'd never write off ANY brewery though, if someone comes out with something that sparks my interest I'll give it a try.
  12. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (838) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I love all of Southern Tier's Blackwater series. I highly recommend Choklat and Oat if you haven't tried them.

    That's my take as well on breweries, but after a few I stop seeking them out. I'll probably try more Unibroue beers, and I'd re-try ones I've already had, but I've gotten to the point that I would only do so without buying them for myself.
  13. Eduk8traz

    Eduk8traz Initiate (173) Nov 13, 2010 Arizona

    New Belgium. They have some decent beers but I haven't had anything from them that I love.
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  14. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    I've had Oat, it was good, forgot that. I've had most of Unibroue's stuff, it all has a very similar taste to me, something about their stuff just has a certain taste that I can't stomach.
  15. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    This is awesome. Have you had it?
  16. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    I've had a few of their beers I really disliked. I think the problem is Tomme refers to raisins as his "secret weapon" which means they go in every f'ing beer (or so it seems). Sometimes they work great and other times it tastes like scorched earth.
  17. mverity

    mverity Defender (669) Oct 6, 2012 Florida
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    Cigar City Brewing :wink:
  18. Eduk8traz

    Eduk8traz Initiate (173) Nov 13, 2010 Arizona

    No not yet, I'll have to give it a shot.
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  19. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,539) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Which ones?
  20. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (838) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I've tried La Fin Du Monde, Maudite, and Trois Pistoles. I legitimately disliked all 3, especially compared to their Belgian counterparts.
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  21. FishAndBeer

    FishAndBeer Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Rogue forsure. Beers always sound awesome, never impress
    Atwater and point.
  22. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (515) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    Robert The Bruce really is 3 Floyd's best every day beer. I'm so glad people don't realize that in Indiana because it's the only available 6 pack these days.

    Still waiting to be impressed by Sun King. They're bringing home hardware from GABF every year yet nothing's wowed me. The locals sure seem to love them. Flat12 smoke 'em
  23. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota

    Miller. I keep trying their beers (left in my fridge by family / friends). I just can't find a good one. I keep trying though.
  24. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Shipyard, Gritty McDuffs, Otter Creek, Cisco, Redhook.
  25. crytion

    crytion Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Ohio

    Dark horse and goose island.
  26. KazzakusPrime

    KazzakusPrime Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013

    Elysian. I have loved their events, but for all of their adventurous brewing, I have yet to be wowed by anything. They're drinkable, sure. Middle of the road, yes. But impressive? I don't think so.
  27. frankiepop

    frankiepop Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I agree Boulevard is a great brewery. I just had the Saison Brett last night. An incredible variation on the style. It almost had a perfume aroma that was stunning. One can say 6th didn't wow me, but 6th is a good variation on the that has all the qualities of a Belgian, yet is very unique. Two high quality marks reached in a beer.
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  28. bismarksays

    bismarksays Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2008 Iowa

    I hope it is much better out of the bottle. Off tap at a local bar, it was very one note that did nothing to hide the alcohol. I was really hoping this would be the beer that made me stand up and take notice of a New Belgium beer.
  29. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    Allagash for me.
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  30. OUJayhawk1799

    OUJayhawk1799 Zealot (516) Jan 25, 2013 Oklahoma
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    I'll second this. I liked Terrible the best, but have been underwhelmed by them all.

    Honestly, Bell's is another one for me. I haven't had a chance to try too many of their beers yet (Hopslam is coming though), but so far none of what I have had has lived up to the hype. Granted, most of the hype was probably my own doing as anything I do get from them i had to travel to kansas city for.
  31. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Defender (646) Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Goose Island.
  32. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    Golden Road. Best offering I had was their Burning Bush IPA. Others are pretty meh.
  33. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I don't know why I come into these threads, I always end up getting angry reading the posts.
  34. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    wha? so why didnt you open the beer before starting this sweet thread?
  35. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (456) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Green Flash
  36. barroomhero1977

    barroomhero1977 Aspirant (211) Nov 2, 2010 Rhode Island
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    I have to say Jack's Abby. I really want to like this brewery. I love what they are trying to do. I love their price point. I love the styles they do. I just have not been happy enough to buy any of their beers more than once. I try every one for sure but they just haven't done it for me. I will keep trying and hoping but for now, this is the one.
  37. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Initiate (49) Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

  38. grandmachine

    grandmachine Initiate (89) Mar 11, 2010 California
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    Golden Road. Ptw is a ok IPA that I would drink if there's nothing else good on tap. There's this brown ale that I bought called "getup off that brown" or something like that. After forcing down the first 2 beers, I want to drain pour the last 2 cans. They've been sitting in the fridge for 2 weeks now.
  39. touchmeimsac

    touchmeimsac Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

  40. Heady978

    Heady978 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Dogfish Head, to me, is the most overrated brewery in the entire world. Bitches Brew was pretty good, IPAs are decent, but Rhizing Bines was a MASSIVE disappointment, and their "ancient ales" are simply undrinkable. I understand that they pioneered many brewing techniques and are arguably the most creative craft brewery, but when it comes down to me and a pint of DFH beer, I'm thinking about all the other beer I'd rather be drinking. I'm not impressed - STEP UP YOUR GAME DFH!
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