Glad you had a chance to meet up with Zac.
I used to really like the IPA when it first came out, but they have changed a lot of the recipe and I don't like it as much now. Too much crystal malt IMHO.
The Certified Evil has always had a little "twang" in it, even when it was Collaborative Evil. It used to be more of a Belgian Dark, now it is more of an imperial porter.
I was brewing with a friend this weekend and we were discussing Lucky Bucket and he said he had some issues with his bottle as well. He did not describe it as bile
, but he said it had an off-flavor and did not finish the bottle. He has heard the same rumors I have. I had a chance to order a Lucky Bucket Lager off draft this weekend, but wasn't brave enough base on our discussions. I really hope they get their issues fixed. It is kind of disheartening. I was really excited when they opened a few years ago and drank a lot of their beers. I like to support local business, but it is hard when the products quality is diminishing.