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Old 09-11-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
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Is it me or is this beer just not good? I try not to downgrade a craft brew, but a couple weeks ago I took the SWMBO to Applebees. It was a choice between all the BMC beers or Fat Tire. Of course I ordered up the latter and couldn't finish the glass. This was my first time drinking it. A friend brought over a New Belgium Somersault a few months back and I didn't like it either. Although the New Belgium Ranger IPA I absolutely love.

It must be my taste, maybe I'm wierd....

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:02 AM   #2
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Don't feel bad. Just because you brew and have a taste for well-crafted beers doesn't mean you have to like everything that every craft brewery puts out...

Me, I like fat tire. And their Ranger IPA is one of my favorites as well.

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:04 AM   #3
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Fat tire tastes like dirt to me.

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:05 AM   #4
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I'll tell you what, when I spent two years south of San Antonio, I loved when I could find a Fat Tire...mmmm hmmm...

Now that I'm out of that beer wasteland, it's pretty watery.

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:11 AM   #5
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I don't know, being in Indiana I drink a lot of three floyds pale ales, which I think are amazing. The fat tire, to me, just had an unbalanced hop configuration.Like I said, I couldn't finish the glass and I've been known to drink pure swill at times...

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:21 AM   #6
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I like fat tire and somersault and blue paddle.

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:28 AM   #7
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I used to like Fat Tire....(Sam Adams was my "gateway" beer).....your tastes do change...Also when I first had Fat Tire it wasn't available in Indiana so it was "cool" to be able to drink it. Now I think it is a average beer...Smithwicks is the same way to me...I used to love it...now its just ok..

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I was just at the New Belgium Brewery today and had some of their Lips of Faith series. Way better then the stuff they always put out. I sampled their sour beers, Click and Clutch. Wow, my first sour and it was mighty fine. I agree Fat tire isn't something I would go out and buy. But I do like what New Belgium is doing.

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:37 AM   #9
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brewed a clone once never had a fat tire before thought i messed it up because it wasn't very good got to try a fat tire the next day and it tasted the same as my brew was disappointed

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I think Fat Tire is an awesome beer. It is malt forward with just enough hop presence to bring it all into focus. Maybe their distributor doesn't take care of it the way they should on long hauls, maybe they were dirty beer lines or it could just not match your taste. I am amazed almost every time I have one.

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