Your first drain-pour

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  1. Kaz_DemonKnight

    Kaz_DemonKnight Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2014 Illinois

    Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA, but I got it at a beer surplus warehouse in Lower East Side New York. My point is, I can't remember if it was aged. it didt taste skunked or bad though. It was good awful. Rank as all hell. Im not saying they make bad beers. Maybe they are great. But that one was awful.
  2. Living_Limbo

    Living_Limbo Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2014 Delaware

    Lmao! It's always enlightening to try a brew again after a disastrous first time.
  3. lyoung8

    lyoung8 Initiate (114) Dec 17, 2011 New York

    New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street?
  4. Nuks

    Nuks Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2014 Illinois

    Stone - Crime

    Not the beer's fault, forgot to read the label at the liquor store :slight_smile: Wasn't terrible, but I couldn't stomach a solo bomber of the stuff
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  5. Ale_Dog

    Ale_Dog Initiate (0) May 13, 2014 New York

    SA Porch Rocker. Was in a bad mood, just didn't want to deal with the sickly sweet mess. Ditched it and moved on, and definitely won't be going back.
  6. Patbrown2

    Patbrown2 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2013 Connecticut

    my first (and last) sour. I gave it away after a sip, or it would have been down the drain

    IRS4MEPLEASE Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2008 California

    The porter from Indian Wells Brewing. Anything from Wild Donkey brewing aka Donkey Punch Brewing. Yuk
  8. Dino_Sachs

    Dino_Sachs Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2014 Colorado

    Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
  9. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2012 Florida

    Rogue Voodoo Maple Bacon Ale.
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  10. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,347) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Leinenkugels Original. Totally not a fan.

    Though my first drain pour was probably a Firebrick. Yup. Then I had it to review much later and remembered why I poured it. Yup.
  11. troobie

    troobie Aspirant (284) Oct 7, 2006 California

    Damn, I have no doubt that that would easily enter my top 5 of worst macros ever.

    Kudos to you for trying it.
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  12. Sam-VW

    Sam-VW Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 England


    Mine was this...
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  13. Jack_Frost79

    Jack_Frost79 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Maryland

    I have never poured a beer down the drain (until last night). Heard so much about Pumking and my wife and I were really excited to try it. I had heard some people love it and some people hate it. Put my wife and I both into the Hate It column. This is, by no small margin, the worst beer I have ever had. Words cannot explain how bad this "beer" is. I am utterly in shock that anyone can stomach this beer. Poured out most of a 22. Major disappointment.
  14. ChainGangGuy

    ChainGangGuy Poo-Bah (7,103) Sep 27, 2004 Georgia

    It likely would've been my first and then subsequently all of the beers I've had from Northwoods.
  15. Dolfan907

    Dolfan907 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Tennessee

    Assassin 2013. It was completely oxidized someone. Very sad moment. RIP assassin, or the hope to ever try a TG stout again lmao.
  16. stonermouse

    stonermouse Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    Pumking. 'Tis the season for my annual Pumking purchase, head shake, and drainpour. It's become a tradition.
  17. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Disciple (350) May 17, 2013 Illinois

    I don't know if it was old or what (wasn't dated), but I took one sip of an Upslope IPA and wanted to puke. Instantly poured the rest out.
  18. KansasBeerLover

    KansasBeerLover Disciple (314) Feb 16, 2009 Kansas

    I just decided that this beer was worthy of being my first drain pour in ages. I have logged over 1,600 new beers in the last few years, and I don't recall not finishing one bottle of anything. But I never tried Twisted Pine
    Cucumber Cream Ale. I got through a half glass of the bomber and can't stomach any more. :grimacing:
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  19. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    That just SOUNDS awful. Looks like the ratings on here are low as well, and it says the beer is retired, so apparently you're not alone in disliking it.

    Untappd ratings seem more mixed. Hmm. I'd try it if I could but I wouldn't spend my own money on it.
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  20. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    I would have seen the word cucumber and immediately passed on it at the store. A free sample I might be willing to try just for shiggles.
  21. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    It's always interesting to hear when BAs say they drink the entire beer for every beer they open. Granted you did pour some of this particular beer, I can't even imagine drinking full amounts of my last 1,600 beers.
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  22. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,880) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Other than a couple of really bad homebrews, the only beer I ever dumped was a sour wheat ale...I didn't know it was a sour when I bought it, I just saw wheat ale on the bottle.
  23. spacecake9

    spacecake9 Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2014 Illinois

    That is another reason why I love bombers. It's painful to pour 5 bottle from a 6-pack down the drain. Just did it with Millstream Pumpkin and Saranac Pumpkin.
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  24. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (3,313) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    Brother Thelonius. Funny thing is I actually like it now quite a bit.
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  25. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    I got through about two-thirds of a bottle of Avery The Kaiser last week and had to pour the rest because it was just awful and I couldn't justify drinking the last third.

    OT: Yeah, I'm not sure any amount of money could convince me to try a Cucumber Cream Ale. Just sounds terrible in every way imaginable.
  26. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Zealot (570) Sep 30, 2014 Illinois

    Carson's Brown Cow. Everything everywhere for that beer talked up the maltiness and chocolate, with no mention of a hop-forward presence. The bartender who poured it for me also talked up the malt aspects. The first third of the glass was all pure floral-pine perfume - if there were any malt or chocolate present, they were getting stuffed into lockers while the hops walked off with their lunch money.
  27. KansasBeerLover

    KansasBeerLover Disciple (314) Feb 16, 2009 Kansas

    This is a new release of a seasonal. Fresh bottle. And I like cucumbers. But this beer was just too much cucumber. Some spices would have helped.
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  28. 302BeerGuy

    302BeerGuy Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 Delaware

    Cucumber Beer ??!! This goes back to the thread of fruit/veggies do not go in beer!!!
  29. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,323) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    The only thing I've ever drain poured is some awful homebrew of mine. Everything else I've got down. Though, I'll admit I've never had a cucumber cream ale
  30. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (401) Feb 19, 2013 South Carolina

    I've drain poured so many infected Fantomes it just isn't funny anymore
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  31. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    Why would you even try that unless you lost a bet
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  32. BeerMeBro720

    BeerMeBro720 Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Ohio

    I could send you a bottle of Elevator Ghost Scorpion Lager. If you can down an entire 12oz bottle the Bros should automatically upgrade you from Savant to Champion!
  33. Svendozen

    Svendozen Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 New Hampshire

    When I first got into craft beer, my buddy the "pro" recommended some run of the mill starter beers, and a bottle of Palo Santo Marron. I tried it and dumped it. I remember hating it so much I was mad at him. (this was probably the 5th "craft beer" I'd ever had) "try it in a year, just to see how your tastes mature". I tried it again in a year (I was very apprehensive) and I absolutely loved it.
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  34. RobinLee

    RobinLee Zealot (548) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin

    I've yet to do so, even finished a year-old Hamm's that was given to me (can't refuse free beer).

    I mean, I'm not proud of it, but you gotta do what you gotta do, because if you don't do it, that's why you gotta do it.
  35. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2011 California

    At what point did it stop being funny?
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  36. CraigTravor

    CraigTravor Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 California

    I did a drain pour on Straight to Ale Intimidator... it was absolutely awful.
  37. Harnkus

    Harnkus Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    Surprised the name alone didn't deter you.
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  38. Smileitsfreetobehappy

    Smileitsfreetobehappy Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2014 Alaska

    "Twisted Pine Cucumber Cream Ale"

    That would have been enough to deter me upon seeing the bottle. you should have just "happened to knock it off the shelf"
    You could of atleast saved the brewers feelings that way i mean..... obvioulsy the mo fo wasn't sane in the first place for making a beer like that. christ boyo.
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  39. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,350) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    Dear Lord, I will have nightmares about Cucumber Cream beer now....... Drain poured the impossibly accurately named Horse Piss. It not only raises the bar on awful, but was so bad that it seemed as if it were brewed as to intentionally spoof beer in general.
  40. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Zealot (572) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Cave Creek chili beer was my first drainpour. Many years ago. A 40 ouncer of Miller Hi Life tastes like nectar compared to that.
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