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Old 08-04-2013, 02:01 AM   #1
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Default Heady Topper has ruined everything by being so amazing

I've been on a week long road trip out to Maine from Iowa. So I stopped by Waterbury, VT and picked up some Heady Topper. This beer is so good that every beer I have tasted since is meaningless. I've reached the holy grail at such a young age. So anyone who has downed this sweet nectar of the gods what is my next step to find a beer to live up to the level of Heady Topper? And yes, I've had Pliny.

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Old 08-04-2013, 02:19 AM   #2
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Try switching to malt forward beers or sours or something not dominated by hop profile. It's a good beer but there's so much more out there.

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Old 08-04-2013, 02:22 AM   #3
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Try switching to malt forward beers or sours or something not dominated by hop profile. It's a good beer but there's so much more out there.
I've never had a sour but its on my list. Any suggestions?
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I've never had a sour but its on my list. Any suggestions?
When you get to Maine see if you can try some Allagash beers. I know they have some sour beers but try any of their beers.

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Old 08-04-2013, 02:46 AM   #5
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If your young how would you know if you have experienced the holy grail? Someone else told you it was the best and it most likely affected your perception. I love beer, but it's just a beer. Leave that worship/ white whale crap to the wine drinkers. If you can't, keep searching for your own holy grail.

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Old 08-04-2013, 03:11 AM   #6
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When you get to Maine see if you can try some Allagash beers. I know they have some sour beers but try any of their beers.

Enjoy.
I'm not a huge fan of sours but I really enjoyed Resurgam. I prefer tartness over funk so I think that's why I liked it. Maine Beer Company also puts out some great stuff.

If you're ever back in VT Hill Farmstead is worth seeking out. I've only tried a handful of their beers but they're all ones I would gladly have again.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:27 AM   #7
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And yes, I've had Pliny.
Pliny the Younger?
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:35 AM   #8
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The are so many beers to taste out there, I guarantee you'll find something else. Especially since your tastes (at least mine have) change over time.

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If you find yourself in the area again, try to pop over to Warren, VT (about 15-20 min from Waterbury) and hit the Warren Store for some Lawson's Finest Liquids Double Sunshine IPA. It's a little maltier than Heady, but very tasty on its own.

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