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Old 01-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
Nov 2011
Visalia, CA
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I do. I had just started drinking "craft" beer. (Blue moon, Paulener, etc). My buddy tells me to find Broken Halo by Widmer. That its delicious. The first drink and I thought my jaw was going to fall off. I choked through that bottle. 3 days later and I finished that six pack it was the gateway drug to a lupulin addiction of Biblical proportions.

So what was your first?

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
Sep 2008
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Funny, I can't remember my first! Probably not a good sign!
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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I can't remember what I ate for dinner last night, much less a beer I had over 30 years ago.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
Apr 2012
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Dogfishhead 120 minute. No wonder for years I thought I didn't like IPAs.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Victory HopDevil. It was OK.. I thought it was a bit too bitter. Now I drink it and think nothing of it. Weird how you grow in your tastes of beer. I now get cravings for something hoppy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #6
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Nov 2009
Macon, Georgia
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Samuel Smith's India Ale; good enough when available. It took DfH 60-Minute to sell me to to the syle twenty years later.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #7
Apr 2011
Westminster, CO
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My first was a local beer about 12 years ago and I vividly remember hating it. Bitter beer face inducing. Now I can't get enough of the stuff...

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:16 PM   #8
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Yeah, it was terrible..I think It was a Stone Ruination...It was a few years ago. I probably wouldn't mind it as much now.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
Dec 2011
Culpeper, VA
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I have no idea what my first IPA was but I remember my first taste of a "hoppy" beer back in my college days when Miller Lite was our poison of choice and thinking that Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was very bitter. Now my favorite homebrews are 80-100 ibu big IPA's!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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DFH 60 Minute. Now that I like IPAs so much I don't remember if I liked it or now. My first home brew IPA was awseome, though.
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