El Pinguino wrote:Interesting, but hey...everyone is different. I've had 3 of their beer so far, and all have definitely been above average for their styles. Maybe I just got lucky and tried the right ones...but these comments are the first I've heard of people saying they weren't impressed.
I didn't love the Asystole as I found it too boozy. I know it's a double IPA, but there's so many good ones out there that are well balanced. I loved GLB's Karma Citra, Left Field's Prospect Citra and Bellwood's Monogamy Citra, but Rainhard's Armed and Citra didn't do it for me. Hearts Collide and Lazy Bones were both good, but not something I'd rush out to buy again. Kapow! was excellent and if I can swing by Friday, I'll definitely get some more.
It's been discussed here before, but I think some breweries gets rave reviews simply because they're craft breweries. I really wanted to love Refined Fool in Sarnia as that's my hometown and seeing an independent business succeed there makes me really happy. That being said, I've tried 7 of their beers over the course of a year and they've all tasted like bad homebrew. My brother-in-law is an occasional homebrewer and everything he's made has been far better than anything I've tried from Refined Fool. Yet you look at reviews on Trip Advisor or Facebook and it's all 5 star reviews for them. I guess it's just not my thing.