What brewery continues to disappoint you every time you try them and you are ready to give up on?

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  1. oriolesfan4

    oriolesfan4 Apr 16, 2008 Maryland
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    For me, almost everything I've tried from North Coast or Trappist Rochefort (sorry), to name a few, have consistently let me down. What breweries never seemed to live up to the hype for you?
     
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  2. Jugs_McGhee

    Jugs_McGhee Aug 15, 2010 Australia
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    Disappointment requires high expectations - or at least expectations consistently above the actual quality of the beer. Right? So Stone is out...

    Hmm. I guess...um...Green Flash?
     
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  3. jolly_lynch

    jolly_lynch Feb 27, 2014 Arizona

    Rogue, everything is just meh.
     
  4. mlhyatt

    mlhyatt Jul 27, 2013 Georgia

    Founders. Every beer except their imperial stout has disappointed me. FBS, porter, dirty bastard, double and curmudgean ale were all very disappointing. Have yet to try KBS but i'm not convinced that it can completely change my opinion on that brewery.
     
  5. BKBassist

    BKBassist Jan 24, 2013 New York

    Widmer and Magic Hat spring immediately to mind. I appreciate both as being a well distributed and run gateway to good beer, but each time they try to create something that seemingly sounds great, it has so much of a "house flavor" I can't get over it. Upheaval was this close to beating that. But it failed.

    Flying Dog is close to treading in this territory, but they win me over with the occasional great brew like BA Gonzo or the Imperial Single Hop Series.
     
  6. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

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  7. Theniz

    Theniz Nov 13, 2012 Indiana

    Sun King, everyone here goes apeshit over them, most of their offerings are mediocre at best
     
  8. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

  9. jolly_lynch

    jolly_lynch Feb 27, 2014 Arizona

    I have, and it was a damn good barleywine, but the price was a bit extravagant. Granted I bought a 2010 vintage 7 oz. for $5, but I thought it would be significantly more rewarding than it was. Certainly nothing to stick my nose up at, however, for it is a formidable BW.
     
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  10. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Apr 27, 2013 Illinois
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    solemn oath. I keep hearing great things about them but everything I've tried has beed mediocre to bad.
     
  11. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    Brewdog. Not terrible but they are never impressive and every beer feels like a wasted opportunity. I still try them when offered or there is nothing else new to try. I have had 53 Brewdog beers so far, I have been impressed 5 times so far (2 of those times were small batches which they discontinued because they didn’t see them as being marketable) & everything else just fell short.

    I have had 5 AleSmith beers so far, I have no absolutely no idea as to why everyone else is so impressed by them. They are not bad, they are just very middling and boring. Horny Devil was a waste. I should be getting a BA Speedway soon maybe that will change my opinion of them. So far I have had My Bloody Valentine, Old Numbskull, Horny Devil, YuleSMith, Decadence 2011 & Speedway. I decided to get the BA Speedway out of mild curiosity but won’t be buying or trading for anything else of theirs.
     
  12. hopley

    hopley Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Magic Hat - just don't like most of what I try from them. Still on the fence on Maine's Rising Tide but they might be entering that same territory. Think both have to do with their choice of hops.
     
  13. texasalec

    texasalec Jul 18, 2013 Texas

  14. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    They don't continue to disappoint me for long. Unless it's free I won't try anything from Rouge for example.
     
  15. zid

    zid Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Some of my favorites being mentioned here.
     
  16. SpaceEurope

    SpaceEurope Dec 26, 2012 New Jersey

  17. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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  18. Kadonny

    Kadonny Sep 5, 2007 Florida
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    Continues to disappoint means I had some hope for them, that leaves out Magic Hat and Rogue. I guess I'd have to say Lancaster Brewing locally, and probably Ithaca on a larger scale. The only beer from Ithaca that I like is Flower Power, the rest of their stuff I've had has been meh at best. Shame too, because I DO expect more from them.
     
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  19. DougC123

    DougC123 Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    Founders and Southern Tier for me. Founders doesn't hold up to the hype, just meh for me. ST would have to work hard to make up to meh status.
     
  20. HRamz3

    HRamz3 Feb 9, 2010 Pitcairn
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    Five bucks is extravagant?!
     
  21. SpaceEurope

    SpaceEurope Dec 26, 2012 New Jersey

    For a 7 oz? I'll pay $5 for a 12 oz of Jacobins but not for a 7 oz of anything, although I bought a single Lower de Boom last week for $3
     
  22. CRon_T

    CRon_T Mar 14, 2014 Florida

    Rogue would be mine as well. Like other people have said, its not that the beer is terrible, but it is one of those breweries that I just can't get myself to pay for
     
  23. marleyr

    marleyr Feb 25, 2014 South Carolina

    Southern Tier, Rogue, Unibroue
     
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  24. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Already given up on Rogue, Stone, and New Belgium. About ready to give up on Oskar Blues (outside of Ten FIDY of course).
     
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  25. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Man, I don't get people choosing Stone. Smoked Porter, Enjoy By, Espresso IRS....these are tasty brews!
     
  26. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Horny Goat. I probably should have never given them a try based on their name, but I've tried their entire lineup and was mildly annoyed at each and every beer, with the exception of their Watermelon Wheat. Also, Abita consistently disappoints me, although they have a few beers that I like (Grapefruit IPA, Jockamo IPA).

    I'd like to keep "high hopes" out of this equation, I only try all these beers for reviewing purposes, so with the mindset of trying each beer under a no expectations policy, they were still all disappointing.
     
  27. PghBeerAlien

    PghBeerAlien Feb 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Agreed on Southern Tier. Their offerings are relatively expensive in PA and I'm tired of wasting money on being disappointed.
     
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  28. marleyr

    marleyr Feb 25, 2014 South Carolina

    If you like Belgians, New Belgium Trippel and Abbey are very good. Especially for $7-9 a 6pk.
     
  29. keithmurray

    keithmurray Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut
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    I don't get the hate for Unibroue, Ommegang or Southern Tier.

    My vote goes to Smuttynose. Other than their Maibock, I haven't been impressed with any of their offerings
     
  30. rozzom

    rozzom Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    I don't understand these threads.

    And Rochefort? Come on
     
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  31. SpaceEurope

    SpaceEurope Dec 26, 2012 New Jersey

    Because it's more fun to dislike the breweries that appear to have huge success and rave reviews (though I, too, don't understand the Unibroue hate).
     
  32. king75

    king75 Jul 27, 2010 Michigan

    Flying Dog. I bought one variety 12 pack from them a few years back and none of the beers impressed. Both me and my friend who split the pack thought that many of the beers had this metallic like off flavoring. Maybe it was old beer, but with all the good breweries out there at more affordable prices in my area I am going to have to pass.
     
  33. audioserf

    audioserf Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    Long Trail, Saranac, and Blue Point may as well all be one generic, forgettable East Coast brewery if you ask me. Long Trail Libmo being the outlier from this grouping.
     
  34. JCam9981

    JCam9981 Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina

    Rogue. I've just stopped buying anything from them. Also (and I'm ready for the trolls) Hair of The Dog. Everything I've had from them has been a a confusing mess.
     
  35. russpowell

    russpowell May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I saw some of their stuff & thought "gimmicky".

    Every once in a while Abita spits out one I like, but the odds are usually against it...
     
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  36. HRamz3

    HRamz3 Feb 9, 2010 Pitcairn
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    For a 7oz barleywine, that is alreayd 3 years old? Sorry, but if you think that is too much, you might want to wade back into the BCM aisle. Have you ever been to a bar??
     
  37. JDice20

    JDice20 Aug 14, 2013 Louisiana

    I have come to the conclusion that most people just love bitching about something.
     
  38. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    Brooklyn & Clown Shoes. New Belgium too.
     
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  39. SpaceEurope

    SpaceEurope Dec 26, 2012 New Jersey

    I've been screwed by getting some high-priced bottles in the past that are nowhere near as good as what I've paid for them (Exception: Lost Abbey Red Poppy for 15.99). Bar prices are higher than usual for a variety of reasons, so I don't see why you're bringing that up.
     
  40. DougC123

    DougC123 Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    I'm not really in third grade, I don't dislike successful people, quite the opposite, they are who have made the country what it is and provided job opportunities for all of us. I really don't like ST's beer no matter how many I try.
     
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