Mike Lantry, 1972
5 star: Natty Ice. Boom.
4 stars: being kicked in the groin
3 stars: being kicked in the groin twice
2 stars: Katy Perry song on repeat
1 star: Ohio
What about being kicked in the groin twice while there is a Katy Perry song on repeat? Can we have a 1.5 star rating in this scale just in the event there is a split vote?
What if all this happens in Ohio? Mind blown.
I find myself not minding Katy Perry that much. I'd probably attribute that to the rest of the garbage music being made today. She's not bad by default.
I'm just saying if I was being torchered and I was given a choice of what song to play on repeat, I'd pick Katy Perry over Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus, or 2 Chains. You could definitely do worse than her.
comes readily to mind as a frontrunner for doing worse.
"Beer Ice". Yes, a beer called Beer with the addition of Ice to the end.
Beer 30! Oh the flashbacks to freshman year.
The compare-player-to-unrelated-object post! So innovative!
I like the cliche duel here.
I think the "bitch about the content of the OP" is now the leader in the clubhouse.
America has become so douchey about its beers. I said it.
that being said, Indiana's defense = Ginny Light
I assume you mean Genny? You could also say Hamm's.
correct...my bad....never had Hamm's thankfully.
Be a beer enthusiast. Not a beer snob
Are overly hoppy to me. Stronger hops does not, in and of itself, equal better beer, and IMO American craft beers often undervalue the importance of malt as well. I like balance, so my tastes range towards Belgian-style ales. For my money Alagash Curieux (Woodson) and Telegraph Trappiste (Denard) are the best American craft beers I've come across.
Thank you. It's a developmental thing. Kids start out drinking shitty light beer. Then around 20 to 25 they taste a few IPAs, feel cool about discovering nitch breweries, and start to equate quality with hops and darkness. Then when you get older, you graduate to realizing that there is a range of quality, complexity, and enjoyment in all varieties of beer--lager, pilsner, IPA, stout, porter, brown ales, etc.
It's the same with wine. Every dude wine drinker gets hooked on big, full-bodied cabernets and shirazes at first. Starts to stick his chest out about whites and pinots. Then finally realizes that there are great sauvignon blancs, rieslings, and chardonnays, and that each varietal has lots to offer and suits a different occasion.
It's the same with beer. Everyone on this board is still is the sticking out of the chest phase of development.
The best beer I've every had was just a bucket of hops. It was a billion times better than that light Hopslam or RuinTen shit.
There's a bar in East Lansing that puts hops flowers on a burger.
any guy that sticks out his chest because he likes a certain kind of wine...well....
There's nothing wrong with wine but I'd really love to meet the dude that thinks he's a badass because of it.
Mature ten more years and/or come to California
And of course it applies to me as well. I remember the first time I had a Cotes de Provence and thought "wait...this pink crap I've been avoiding because it's pink is actually good?!"
With beer, there's just such a range of interesting stuf that can get overpowered by hops. Dunkel lagers have been the big discovery of my 30s--dark, nutty, complex, but centered on malt rather than hops. Still haven't found an American craft brewer that does it well, but I assume it's either out there or will be soon. Some of the Bavarian ones are stunning:
And still do largely, but as I've aged my taste buds have changed and I now really like hoppy beer for the most part. That said, just being hoppy doesn't make it better, and there are other kids of beers besides IPAs that people often don't value simply because "it's not what good beer should taste like". I, for one, am still a big fan of ambers.
Many IPAs are good, and of course tastes range.
But a lot of people, especially in their 20s, as Magnum PI pointed out, seem to think it's only real beer if the hops are on steroids. There's a lot more that goes into beer than just hops, and there are a lot of really good beers that aren't fixated on the hops.
I like Ambers too. Actually I like a whole bunch of stuff. I don't like most macrobrewed lagers, though occasionally they can hit the spot on a hot day, I don't particularly like English real ales at room temperature and I'm not crazy about some of the more extreme 'roid-hops beers. But I'm open to pretty much anything else.
Malt can go screw.
Heineken is great beer, Sam Adams (overall, not all flavors they have) is the best beer.
The best of the best:
Your opinion is not correct.
Neither is your opinion about my opinion.
My opinion says his opinion is correct. So, umm, yeah. Sorry.
Nope. His was absolutely objective. Sam Adams is good, but not the best. Sam Adams Octoberfest is good, but not the best of the best. At some point subjectivity becomes fact, and that point has been reached here.
I won't knock Sam Adams though. The Boston Lager is a good beer, as is Latitude 48. But, in a sea of fish, it is still only a guppy.
And a lot of places have it, which is nice.
Sorry, but no beer that is made to be appeal to the masses and is commercially available around the country will ever be best. Impossible.
Sam Adams is near the top of national macro brewed beers, but is not even in the same universe as the top craft brews.
...and no mention of Three Floyds?
3 Floyds is my favorite brewery in Indiana. We've covered it at length on the site in the past.
I'll be at the brewpub tonight if anyone's in the area and can figure out which guy I am I'll buy them a beer. Broo Doo is on tap, looking forward to my first glass of the year.
Craft beers are like music, politics, religion, etc. You like what you like and you can find others that agree with you. But those that disagree, can be very hard to understand.
No, craft beers are like music, politics, religion, etc. I'm obviously right, and everyone who disagrees with me is stupid.
Which will eventually turn into an 'cleansing' of all those who think Bells is better by those who think Founders is better. The inevitable cycle of human nature. Especially drunk human nature.
I used to be Miller Lite Guy and other cheap beers, but no longer. I will still drink Coors Light every now, but I love Sam Adams now.
Bro, how do you not have a picture of your face!?!?!?
People who think Fat Tire is good really need to get out more
Fat tire is ok.
Fat Tire's Pumpkick...is very good. IMO.