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Old 09-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #11
Feb 2012
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There a beer here in Texas that's allied ShinerBock that I was super dark and cool lookin but was actually really light in flavor ... It's not the best by any measure , but it made want to try different styles and flavors ... If I could only remember what ipa really caught my taste buds .... The1st ipa I tried was broken halo and to my un-trained pallet it was terrible lol .. But now ipa's are all I want to drink

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #12
Oct 2008
Denver, CO
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Hard to remember that far back, but it was either Saranac pale ale or Oregon IPA. But these were among the beers that I started out drinking. Rarely drank BMC in my younger days, only when it was the only option at a party and/or when the main goal was getting toasted. Now I don't think I ever drink BMC, unless its an ice cold PBR on a hot day, and PBR is all that's available.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #13
Feb 2012
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Originally Posted by jprice View Post
La fin du monde by Unibroue did it for me, although I don't really enjoy it anymore being that my palette has changed quite a bit.
Heh, mine was Don de Dieu, but have since moved to enjoy La fin du monde more so.
Queue: King Tut ale, BIG barleywine, Desire mead, .
Fermenting:Denny Conn's vanilla porter
Bottled: <1.060: AHS Aniv Wit, lemon wheat, Blonde rye.
<1.090: How Rye I Am, Rye wheat ale, spiced tripel, tripel w/orange, baltic porter, skeeter pee lime and lemon w/cranberry, Milk stout.
<1.110: Reverend clone, IIPA. Chocolate RIS, Bourbon Barrel Quad, chocolate RIS w/oak & whiskey
>1.110 OG: Double W (inspired) stout, Choco milk Czar, Mephistopheles (inspired) stout..

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #14
Dec 2011
Astoria, Oregon
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It was homebrew of a friend that got me away from bigger commercial beers and really provided that "wow beer can be awesome" moment. Also, I had goodlife brewing company's descender IPA early this year and that finally got me interested in IPA in more hop character.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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I had a few different American Lite beers before a friend gave me a bench capper and I started Homebrewing. I've been trying different craft beers ever since. So for me Homebrewing turned me on to craft beer.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #16
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Chimay Blue and Warsteiner Dunkel.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #17
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I think Newcastle was the one that really turned me around on beer. Sierra Nevada completed the transformation for me.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:34 PM   #18
Mar 2012
St. Louis, Missouri
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Schlalfy oatmeal stout and Court Avenue casked porter. The latter led me to join my 1st mug club.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #19
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I was pretty much a Bud Light only drinker in college. I picked up a sixer of Stella on a whim and it opened my eyes a bit. It took me a while to appreciate and then enjoy hoppy beers. Sierra Nevada really completed the transformation. I remember trying Sierra in college and thinking it was disgustingly bitter, and now it's not bitter enough...

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #20
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Becks Oktoberfest was the first beer I became "obsessed" with and had to have copious amounts of. One year I think I spent a few hundred dollars buying 12 packs of it knowing it only was released once a year. The beer that got me into brewing though was DFH and the DFH Alehouse here in Falls Church. I got tired of not being able to get some of the harder to come by DFH releases so I figured I would try brewing clones.

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