What's your most underrated beer?

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  1. bahnfire

    bahnfire Aspirant (265) Jan 17, 2011 Vermont
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    I would say Almanac Farmer's Reserve #1. It is the lowest ranked of the 4, but easily my favorite. Don't get me wrong they are all very good, but I thin people only caught on once #2 came out, and #3 is the one that really blew up in terms of popularity.
  2. hitter114

    hitter114 Aspirant (212) Apr 30, 2011 Colorado
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    sweetgrass from grand teton, one of my favorite pale ales i think its an 84 on here
  3. MarcWP

    MarcWP Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 Arizona
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    Pale 31. Why do double IPA's have to consistently score higher than pale ales? I believe Pale 31 is better than Double Jack, and is not nearly as highly regarded.
  4. witster18

    witster18 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2006 Tennessee

    three come to mind...

    Saranac Black and Tan
    Granted, not the best beer ever, but for a black and tan in a bottle for 6.99 a 6 it's amazing. Matt Brewings best imo.

    Magnum PA
    The Terminal Brewery in CHattanooga tn has some good and some bad, but they nailed this west coast IPA.

    Carolina Blond
    Best lawnmower beer you've never heard of...
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  5. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Crusader (717) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Straight to Ale Monkeynaut IPA. Probably underrated due to very limited distribution in a part of the country that is not known for craft beer, but I absolutely love it. Great bitter and floral character, I seek it out every time I'm in Northern Alabama.
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  6. josephwa

    josephwa Devotee (465) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    KBBS - ratings only go up to 5.

    Need a 6 option for that beer!
  7. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (478) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Lol legendary; it's almost as over-hyped as PtE which is quite an accomplishment. Anyways give me an Abrasive any day.
  8. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (272) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Laurelwood Megafauna.

    I friend brought a bottle back for me from Bend. Holy crap, it was fantastic.

    I would love to be able to get my hands on that on a regular basis.
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  9. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Tipo Pils, +24.7% rDev and one of four perfect beers I've had, 5/5.
  10. scud

    scud Aspirant (200) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
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    Greenbush Brother Benjamin. I think it's very similar to hopslam when having it on tap at the pub or taking fresh bottles home. Really a great DIPA
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  11. swetsastonic

    swetsastonic Initiate (194) Mar 22, 2012 New Jersey

    I was just coming on here to start a thread saying that this is one of the most underrated beers out there.

    with a little bit of age on it, it's beautiful.
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  12. ChrisMyhre

    ChrisMyhre Devotee (464) Sep 15, 2013 Massachusetts
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    NEBCO - Gandhi Bot
    Lagunitas - Hop Stoopid
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  13. Paccamacca

    Paccamacca Defender (676) Sep 15, 2012 California
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    Love Buzz- highly rated but nowhere near highly enough...
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  14. Beeranator

    Beeranator Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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  15. Chaosfiend

    Chaosfiend Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2013 Florida
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    Widmer Brothers Alchemy Ale rated an 81. Had it on tap at Epcot's Food & Wine today and it was an awesome surprise.
    zestd and ChrisMyhre like this.
  16. swhite11

    swhite11 Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 Washington

    O'Fallon Pumpkin. I look forward to this beer every year.
  17. gcamparone

    gcamparone Meyvn (1,366) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    What? The #2 beer on this site is underrated? :astonished:
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  18. mrcraft

    mrcraft Meyvn (1,384) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    I had Eagle Rock Yearling the other day. A local sour. It was pretty tasty, and the ratings here are so-so.
  19. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    I have not had the Alchemy, but will miss the beer it replaced, Drifter Pale Ale. Drifter was something of a classic. I still don't understand why Widmer would replace their 2nd most popular beer with one that, based on the hop profile, seems less complex.
  20. sammyg832

    sammyg832 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Arizona

    Cismontane TJ Slough has a 79. It's one of my faves and shocking it is that low. Had a beer tasting with a lot of rare stuff and it was the fave of the evening
  21. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia
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    For me, it's probably Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock. It was not consistent from year to year, and I do think it tasted best during the first couple years of its run. Nevertheless, a very underrated beer that I still appreciate.
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  22. wcu80

    wcu80 Zealot (536) Feb 2, 2005 Georgia
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    CW Space Ghost. It has a 91 but doesn't ever get mentioned with other chili stouts. It should because it's better than most of them.
  23. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    I pretty much just looked at my deviation and came up with the Voodoo Maple Doughnut...I liked it...I've had several bottles and still like it.
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  24. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    BA Score: 97

    Yeah, that's the epitome of underrated.
  25. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    Could he have misread the thread as "overrated"?
  26. ddobrydney

    ddobrydney Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Vermont
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    Rock Art IPA when fresh. Tough location to compete but its a hell of a lot better than a 77.
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  27. Brew_Bro

    Brew_Bro Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2014 Florida

    CCB Invasion Pale Ale. It has an 88% but I feel it should be in the 95% area as far as pale ales go.
  28. thammz

    thammz Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Connecticut

    DogFishHead Theobroma, that is all
  29. Kendo

    Kendo Poo-Bah (2,031) Dec 23, 2005 New York

    There are 4 of my 1171 reviews that come in with a +20% (or higher) rDev, which suggests that everyone else is under-rating the following:

    Green Flash/St. Feuillien Friendship Brew
    Lake Placid Wolf Jaw Wit
    Goose Island Honker's Ale
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  30. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Have I responded to this thread? Did I say Bitburger Pils? If I didn't, I should have. Did I say Baltika #3 instead, that'd be a decent choice too.
  31. knightlypint

    knightlypint Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 New Jersey

    I have to go with Zywiec Porter, a Baltic Porter fom Poland.
  32. hardy008

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

    Grain Belt Premium.
  33. Viperman1316

    Viperman1316 Devotee (408) Nov 7, 2013 Indiana

    Bud Black Crown. For what it is, it’s actually pretty OK.
  34. WantonFaun

    WantonFaun Initiate (126) May 1, 2014 Yukon (Canada)

    Brouwerij De Molen's Hel & Verdoemenis. It is FAR better than the 92 points allotted to it on BA and competes easily with the best Imperial/Barrel-Aged Stouts out there, including BCBS.
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  35. sagesebas

    sagesebas Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 Oregon

    NEBCO Sea Hag has an 86, I had it and loved it, not the strongest but for me it would be an almost perfect go to ipa
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  36. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Poo-Bah (1,643) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    Anderson Valley Belk's ESB, truly underrated.
  37. jimmieall

    jimmieall Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2010 New Jersey

    Green Bullet Triple IPA by Green Flash was way above the 88 rating to me. Really enjoyed it and bought another 4 pack. I think the price made people pull back on the rating.
  38. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Almanac Sourdough...was awesome. 5/5
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  39. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    You mean that part in the title where "UNDERRATED" is written in all caps to drive home the point?

    I guess so. But...I mean...
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  40. Mantooth

    Mantooth Meyvn (1,177) Dec 6, 2011 North Carolina
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    I like Duclaw's Sweet Baby Jesus a lot more than most.
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