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What's your #1 rated beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raynmoon, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (620) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Verified

    Mine: Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout.
    Willbfun, ChanChan, Gatch and 2 others like this.
  2. ijaap

    ijaap Aficionado (230) Washington Jan 5, 2013

    So far? Cherry Adam FtW is atop my list.
  3. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    I don't care to check my actual ratings, which are little to none, but Bourbon County Rare is at the very top of my list.

    Just shared a 2010 regular Bourbon County with my roommate and I can safely report that this beer would come in at #2. It's absolutely incredible still, even after having consumed the better part of a case since I bought it fresh.
  4. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (525) New York Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    Two Hearted Ale and Bourbon County pretty much cover the entire range for me.
    I could live with just those 2.
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,060) New York Mar 12, 2009 Verified

    Top ranked is Double Bastard, reviewed when I was fairly new to site, but honestly deserves a super high ranking, just a great and somewhat taken for granted beer.

    Next is CCB Imperial Sweet Stout Cognac, it is to sweet stouts what Michael Jordan was to guards.

    Best beer I ever tasted, though, is Alpine Great. Mmmmm mmmmmm good.
    Zaphog, ironchefmiyagi13 and Bluecane like this.
  6. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010


    That beer is mind-blowing and I always make sure to ask for one when I trade. It's a beer that would be dangerous if it was readily available here in Texas (which it may be in October of this year! Ack!)
    Rainblows, mcrago, Azzy and 2 others like this.
  7. In the winter: BCBS
    In the summer: Heady Topper
    kneary13, nrs207, tony32408 and 5 others like this.
  8. RichD

    RichD Champion (925) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Verified

    Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout is definitely my number 1 rated beer. I had the opportunity to grab more than 1 and I didn't. To this day I'm livid at missing that opportunity.
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  9. Just got my 2013 installment of Troegg's Nugget Nectar. Wishing it wasn't a seasonal brew. Smells almost as good as it tastes.
    Rainblows, kal4478 and surlytwinsfan like this.
  10. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Verified

    Summer: Heady Topper and Anti-hero
    Fall: Southern Tier Pumking
    Winter: FBS and Ballast Point Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Porter
    Spring: Whatever is left in the fridge/basement

    sorry, this probably should have gone in a different post. #1 overall is HT.
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  11. mklisz

    mklisz Champion (850) New Hampshire Dec 31, 2010 Verified

    HF Abner. Prefer it to HT.
  12. Apple-Brandy Hunahpu. Pure sex in a glass.
  13. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Bourbon Barreled 4th Dimentia. Every time I open one I am sure it can't possibly be as great as I remember. It's excellent every single time though. :D
  14. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    Reviewed: it's a three way tie between Abrasive, Pliny the Elder, and Moon Man (4.48).

    Rated: two way tie between Huma-Lupa-Licious and Union Jack (4.5).

    I guess I like IPAs...
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  15. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poobah (1,000) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Verified

    King Henry (4.85) for me. A close second is Kern River Citra (4.83).
    quetzal013, tut2528, ChanChan and 2 others like this.
  16. parris

    parris Advocate (505) Massachusetts Jan 18, 2010 Verified

    My favorite all-arround/go-to is Jacks Abbey Hoponious

    Special occasions (i.e. Friday night) I'd go with others.
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  17. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (440) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    LaCumbre Elevated IPA (4.75)
    haruspexvic and rgfellow like this.
  18. scootsmal

    scootsmal Savant (270) New York Aug 15, 2012

    Lagunitas Sucks

    Close seconds: Racer X, Sculpin, Deviant Dales
  19. cardsfan

    cardsfan Savant (360) North Carolina Jan 8, 2013 Verified

    Right now I would have to say Olde Hickory's Event Horizon.
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  20. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (570) Michigan May 28, 2007 Verified

    Same here, although BBBW is real close
  21. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Verified

    Founders Breakfast Stout at 4.78, closely followed by Heady Topper at 4.65. The FBS I rated in August of 2011, might be time to re-review.
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  22. ferillo

    ferillo Fest Captain (380) Massachusetts Sep 12, 2009 Verified

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  23. It's a toss up between Pliny, Alpine Nelson and Kern Just Outstanding
    For stouts, FW Parabola all the way
  24. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    Zombie Dust and Founder's Imperial Stout are tops for me.
  25. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Advocate (695) Wisconsin Mar 22, 2009 Verified

    I have a hard time discerning between 3 BA Stouts that I had on tap at various events the past year. But those three were by far the top 3 beer drinking experiences ever:
    BA Pt5
  26. seakayak

    seakayak Savant (420) Massachusetts May 20, 2007


    For all my love of DIPAS, porters, and stouts, to me it's what beer should taste like.
  27. My highest REVIEWED rating? I have only one perfect score... Maine Beer Company "Mo".

    Abner is very close at 4.9

    I have a handful of perfect 5's when it comes "Had's"
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  28. acurtis

    acurtis Poobah (1,325) New Jersey Sep 27, 2010 Verified

    Black Raspberry Lambic
  29. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Advocate (665) Colorado Feb 25, 2012 Verified

    BCBS...although BCBCS and ZD aren't far behind.
    AmitC likes this.
  30. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Advocate (575) Maryland Oct 26, 2011 Verified

    If I had to drink one beer everyday it would be Big Bad Baptist
    szmnnl99, denver10, Nectar and 2 others like this.
  31. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

  32. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (400) Illinois May 1, 2012 Verified

    Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord
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  33. rdilauro

    rdilauro Savant (375) Connecticut Mar 8, 2010

    Spring: Sixpoint Resin
    Summer: Ballast Point Sculpin
    Fall: Shipyard Pugsley Smashed Pumpkin Ale
    Winter: Oskar Blues TenFidy
  34. RyFikes

    RyFikes Savant (300) New York Jan 3, 2013

    I can't properly rate beers because I have a terrible sense of smell.

    However, I drank a LUCKY BASTARD (or Lukcy Basartd) last night and it was phenomenal!
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  35. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,135) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Verified

    Kloster Andechs (Andechser) Doppelbock Dunkel.

    'Tis the only beer I've ever had where I swear it's the best beer on the planet after the first sip, the last sip, and again after another mug or two.
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  36. stealth

    stealth Advocate (680) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    Beatification and Jacobins are too close too call.
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  37. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Central Waters Fifteen : 4.81
    King Henry : 4.8
  38. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    Mine is Peche Mortel, granted that was quite some time ago, but the intial experience of that brew remains unforgetable. I had a similar experience about a month ago with my first Zombie Dust, but it wasn't the oh my goodness this is the best beer I've ever had, more like wow why haven't I been drinking this beer every day with my lunch. I've got a Bourbon Barrel Batch 9000 and a Westy in the fridge (thanks Mike!), and I expect them to be some of the best brews I've had. I'll check back then.
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  39. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord and PTE are tied for 1st with 4.85. I'm okay with this. ;)
    Pecan and eawolff99 like this.
  40. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Savant (410) Michigan Nov 18, 2012 Verified

    09' BA solar eclipse. Had this on tap at winter solstice and this blew my mind.