I whined a bit lately about getting my first taste of Pliny the Elder and being a bit disappointed because it didn’t live up to all the hype.
While Pliny has benefited from all the attention, I wouldn’t call it the most overrated beer in the world, because it’s a really solid Double IPA. It’s a very good beer that I’d drink and enjoy again and again.
But it got me to thinking, if Pliny isn’t the most overrated beer in the world, what is? Is it Utopias because it’s not beer-like enough? Fat Tire because it’s a really pedestrian beer (even though there’s a bike on the label – zing!) that folks seem to gush about? Is it Dale’s Pale Ale that receives so much attention because it’s a very good beer that benefits from the novelty of being in a can? Is it Westy 12 because it’s Rate Beer’s reigning “Best Beer in the World” champion?
The truth is, I’ve given it some thought and I really don’t know. So I thought I’d ask the B&WB Brain Trust (you guys and gals) to tell us what you think. You’re typically not shy with your opinions, so let us know below: What’s the most overrated beer in the world?