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2012-11-03 09:32:19 AM
::Checks internet for release date::

Oh I see, this is a press release masquerading "article"
 
2012-11-03 11:02:47 AM
I like beer and all, but I don't see the appeal here. $190 for a beer? When's the last time I drank a beer? If I'm gonna spend $190 on something that won't last through the night, there's always cocaine.
 
2012-11-03 11:09:21 AM
The most I ever spent on beer was $120 for a six-pack of Westvleteren 12. Worth every penny. I don't see myself spending $190 on something that's more novelty than beer, though.
 
2012-11-03 11:25:45 AM
I mentioned this in another recent beer thread, but IMHO Utopias is actually well worth the price. Once. It's an amazing drink and I don't have enough good things to say about it. At my wedding I drank Utopias instead of champagne for the toasts. But like I said, it's worth it once. I wouldn't buy it again. Too rich for my blood.
 
2012-11-03 11:26:59 AM

malaktaus: The most I ever spent on beer was $120 for a six-pack of Westvleteren 12. Worth every penny. I don't see myself spending $190 on something that's more novelty than beer, though.


Most I ever spent was $96 on a case of Bells Hopslam
 
2012-11-03 11:47:35 AM
Utopias is unbelievably amazing. Like Avonmore said, it's worth it ... once. If the bottle is too rich for your blood, and you want to experience it, I know there are a few bars in NYC where you can get a 2 oz shot of it.

As far as it not lasting through the night, the bottle contains 24 oz, and is almost 30%.
 
2012-11-03 12:05:56 PM

malaktaus: The most I ever spent on beer was $120 for a six-pack of Westvleteren 12. Worth every penny. I don't see myself spending $190 on something that's more novelty than beer, though.


A more fair comparison, what is the most you have ever spent on scotch?
 
2012-11-03 12:23:35 PM
I know a serious wine collector who readily admits that it's just a way to feel cultured about the fact that you're getting wasted.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2012-11-03 12:27:13 PM

bustemup: Utopias is unbelievably amazing. Like Avonmore said, it's worth it ... once. If the bottle is too rich for your blood, and you want to experience it, I know there are a few bars in NYC where you can get a 2 oz shot of it.

As far as it not lasting through the night, the bottle contains 24 oz, and is almost 30%.


Oooooo... 60 proof and slighlty smaller than a 750ml bottle (24oz vs. 25.4oz). Yeah, that'll last. I'll stick with sippin' whiskey, athankyou.
 
2012-11-03 01:19:08 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: bustemup: Utopias is unbelievably amazing. Like Avonmore said, it's worth it ... once. If the bottle is too rich for your blood, and you want to experience it, I know there are a few bars in NYC where you can get a 2 oz shot of it.

As far as it not lasting through the night, the bottle contains 24 oz, and is almost 30%.

Oooooo... 60 proof and slighlty smaller than a 750ml bottle (24oz vs. 25.4oz). Yeah, that'll last. I'll stick with sippin' whiskey, athankyou.


I found a fifth of Basil Hayden last night for less than $30.
 
2012-11-03 01:22:02 PM

You're the jerk... jerk: malaktaus: The most I ever spent on beer was $120 for a six-pack of Westvleteren 12. Worth every penny. I don't see myself spending $190 on something that's more novelty than beer, though.

A more fair comparison, what is the most you have ever spent on scotch?


The total price was $180, actually, but I split it with a friend. Bottle of Blue Label to celebrate our return from Iraq.
 
2012-11-03 01:37:18 PM
Awful expensive for something thats just going to end up as piss
 
2012-11-03 01:42:04 PM

Endive Wombat: malaktaus: The most I ever spent on beer was $120 for a six-pack of Westvleteren 12. Worth every penny. I don't see myself spending $190 on something that's more novelty than beer, though.

Most I ever spent was $96 on a case of Bells Hopslam


Most I spent was around $220 for a case of The Abyss from Deschutes. It's by far my most favorite beer and I will gladly spend that amount of cash each year.
 
2012-11-03 02:00:13 PM
few people have a palette as discriminating and well trained to be worthy of consumption of such nectar of the gods. the bulk of it will be wasted on arrogant bastards with money, which can be said for so many things in life.
 
2012-11-03 02:21:47 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast:
Most I spent was around $220 for a case of The Abyss from Deschutes. It's by far my most favorite beer and I will gladly spend that amount of cash each year.


The Deschutes Woody Wagon came to my work on Halloween.

The IPA was great. The Jubilale was horkin' awful.

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2012-11-03 03:17:37 PM
If I'm dropping $190 on beuze, it sure as hell isn't going to be for farking beer!

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2012-11-03 03:31:49 PM

tuna fingers: TheGhostofFarkPast:
Most I spent was around $220 for a case of The Abyss from Deschutes. It's by far my most favorite beer and I will gladly spend that amount of cash each year.

The Deschutes Woody Wagon came to my work on Halloween.

The IPA was great. The Jubilale was horkin' awful.

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I agree the Jubilale is utter trash I had to toss half a six pack.

For Deschutes I try to stay in their Reserve Series, The Abyss and the Black Butte Series. Both of those define Deschutes to me at least and they are devine to drink.
 
2012-11-03 03:58:44 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I like beer and all, but I don't see the appeal here. $190 for a beer? When's the last time I drank a beer? If I'm gonna spend $190 on something that won't last through the night, there's always cocaine.


KrispyKritter: few people have a palette as discriminating and well trained to be worthy of consumption of such nectar of the gods. the bulk of it will be wasted on arrogant bastards with money, which can be said for so many things in life.


Yep.

bionicjoe: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: bustemup: Utopias is unbelievably amazing. Like Avonmore said, it's worth it ... once. If the bottle is too rich for your blood, and you want to experience it, I know there are a few bars in NYC where you can get a 2 oz shot of it.

As far as it not lasting through the night, the bottle contains 24 oz, and is almost 30%.

Oooooo... 60 proof and slighlty smaller than a 750ml bottle (24oz vs. 25.4oz). Yeah, that'll last. I'll stick with sippin' whiskey, athankyou.

I found a fifth of Basil Hayden last night for less than $30.


I bought a fifth of Good Tymes for less than $3. There was another whiskey called "B&B" which I took to stand for "Brown and Bag". That one seemed a biatcheap.
 
2012-11-03 04:31:05 PM
190 bucks for beer? Guess I'd have to use filtered water for the ice cubes.
 
2012-11-03 07:02:43 PM
This article fails repeatedly.

1. "a $190 bottle of beer..."

If you're paying more than $150, you're being gouged.

2. "Beer connoisseurs (aka "hop heads")...

These two things are not the same.

3. "And from a ranking standpoint, Utopias barely cracks the magazine's Top 100 list - it's in the 89th spot,"

This hardly qualifies as "barely cracks." Also, the volume of ratings carries weight in a Beer Advocate rating. As you can imagine, not everyone has $150 to spend on beer. Just my opinion, but it is infinitely better than Three Floyds Zombie Dust, which sits at #14.
 
2012-11-03 10:54:12 PM

malaktaus: You're the jerk... jerk: malaktaus: The most I ever spent on beer was $120 for a six-pack of Westvleteren 12. Worth every penny. I don't see myself spending $190 on something that's more novelty than beer, though.

A more fair comparison, what is the most you have ever spent on scotch?

The total price was $180, actually, but I split it with a friend. Bottle of Blue Label to celebrate our return from Iraq.


Having bought my share of duty free, I can say that might be the best purchase of hooch upon return to America ever

glad you made it back
 
2012-11-03 10:55:35 PM

malaktaus: $120 for a six-pack


mshades.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-03 11:30:08 PM
Picked up a couple of DFH 120 today for $10 each.
TheGhostofFarkPast: "...The Jubilale was horkin' awful." You shut your whoreish mouth
 
2012-11-03 11:53:56 PM
I'll buy way expensive beer on occasion to try (drinking a Stone 16th Anniversary IPA as I type), but that's a bit beyond reasonable price range.

(and there's a difference between able to afford something and willing to afford something)
 
2012-11-04 12:03:17 AM
I'll save you the $190 bucks and tell you it just tastes like an overly sweet barelywine and is complete waste of money.

/Didn't pay for it
//Felt like the guy who did got ripped off
 
2012-11-04 01:09:23 AM
This is another one of those things where the price point far outstrips the quality and it ends up being mainly for assholes to feel special about spending lots of money on.
 
2012-11-04 08:27:40 AM
I was given a bottle of this last Christmas. It tasted nothing like beer. I suffered through it.
 
2012-11-04 11:05:11 AM
I actually tried the 2012 Utopias vintage the other day with Jim Koch at the brewery.

If you're really into the whole beer thing, it's interesting to try a couple of separate vintages to see how the maple syrup that they use in it dries out over time. Also, there aren't that many non freeze distilled high alcohol beers in the world. It's probably also fair to admire the craftsmanship that went in to the blending of ten years worth of vintages to make it.

That said, if you're going into it expecting something that tastes like beer, you're gonna have a bad time. It's quite like a port. It's very pleasant, but it does sort of push the definition of beer.
 
2012-11-05 02:17:29 PM
Utopias?
*click*
Yup.
 
2012-11-05 02:25:21 PM

poorjon: This is another one of those things where the price point far outstrips the quality and it ends up being mainly for assholes to feel special about spending lots of money on.


Except that all the time it spends in the aging process is costing money. It's not simply a "charge $150 for $20 worth of ingredients and call it 'elite.'" Product not moving off the shelves is uncollected revenue.
 
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