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What's your "Non-Whale" surprise beer this year?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by henryspam, Nov 30, 2012.

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  1. NoLeafClover44

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    Clown Shoes Porcine Unidragon was excellent. I think it could rank right up there with some of the big boys in the BA stout category.
     
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    Talon Double IPA, caught me by surprise and only $5.99 a bomber. Pretty sure there are only about 7 reviews so far.
     
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    sours.
     
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    Marooned on Hog Island oyster stout. Silky smooth and very tasty. A big surprise for me
     
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    Intensity (This one goes to 11) was awesome!
     
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  6. IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

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    Revolution straight jacket!
     
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  7. Titans77

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    Every year...
    Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter. It's like, nobody even knows or cares that this beer exists, and is amazing...
     
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  8. Thirstygoat

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    AleSmith Speedway Stout. This just popped up in downstate Ill and it may be the best non BA stout I've ever had.
    Drinkable at 12%. Everything I like about Expedition , FIS & Plead the 5th.... in one 750 ml for like $13
     
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  9. 4DAloveofSTOUT

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    Imperial Stout Trooper!
     
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    I agree. Had this one last night. It was a little on the heavy side for BBA, but I like that. Keeping a few to age, and see what happens.

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    Crooked Stave Brett D'or was pretty damn good tonight. Thanks Kevin!
     
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    WAYYYY more expensive, though. Only store of I've sure has stock in SF is $20 for a 375 ml. That's ridiculous.
     
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    Lagunitas sucks
     
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    Jester King Funk Metal
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    Deep Ellum Dream Crusher Rye DIPA
    Espresso Yeti
     
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    I've really been impressed with the Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat. Very tasty!
     
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    Russian River Supplication. Had PtY the same day, but this stood out more.
     
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    Some great new or "new to me" beers the last year or so:

    Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat (and the vanilla bean version too)
    Schlafly TIPA and AIPA
    Stone Enjoy By
    Boulevard Grainstorm and 80 Acre
    Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche (smoked dopplebock) - The oak makes a big difference
     
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    Beachwood hop ninja dipa - one of the best new ipas I've tried in awhile
     
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    Did anyone say Tasmanian IPA yet? If so I agree. Also, the meddler, black xantus, and Duvel Rustica.
     
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    Rogue - Voodoo Doughnut surprised me in a bad way.
    Short's - The Liberator and Publican Porter in a good way.
     
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    Alpine Exponential Hoppiness Loved It
     
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    Great call...this IPA absolutely surprised me. I expected an average IPA for the price and lack of real interest.
     
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    Heavy Seas Siren Noire. Great price as well
     
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    Great Divide Hibernation Ale. Love that stuff!
     
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