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What's your #1 rated beer?

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

  1. tuka

    tuka Aficionado (240) New York Apr 17, 2012

    DFH Burton Baton
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  2. kemoarps

    kemoarps Champion (805) Washington Apr 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    statistically speaking the beer that currently holds the highest rating amongst my rated is (drumroll please)...
    Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

    And I'd like to thank... Wait, what's that music swelling in the foreground... you're playing me out ALREADY!?!
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  3. I think from my continuing purchases of different beer, it has yet to be found.
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  4. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (475) California Nov 20, 2010

    I don't review, but I'd say my #1 would have to be Struise Double Black. Honorable mention to BCBVS and Goose Island Xocolatl/Mayan Gold.
  5. nrs207

    nrs207 Advocate (715) Pennsylvania Sep 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    Heady Topper is atop my list. Has been since my first sip about 15 months ago.
  6. FatHeads Headhunters IPA.
  7. Currently Cherry Adam from the Wood. Easily. That beer just blew me away. It obviously had a ton of Cherry and Bourbon flavors, but the base beer had so much complexity and the layers just kept evolving. I couldn't get enough of it. I want a full case of it already.

    (Spoiler Alert: King Henry is a new favorite, the video just hasn't been uploaded yet.)
  8. Rohkey

    Rohkey Savant (350) Michigan Jan 13, 2013

    La Fin Du Monde
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  9. st bernardus abt 12
  10. Steamer

    Steamer Aficionado (230) Missouri Dec 13, 2012

    It's a tie... Founder's IS and Trappistes Rochefort 10
  11. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Savant (465) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Citra followed closely by pliny the younger.
  12. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (565) Michigan Jul 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Bourbon County Coffee shares the top spot with Kuhnhenn BBBW for me.
  13. weonfire

    weonfire Savant (405) Illinois Sep 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bell's - Black Note Stout. 4.9
  14. BattleRoadBrewer

    BattleRoadBrewer Savant (400) Massachusetts Oct 8, 2005 Subscriber

    Pliny the Elder on draft. It was my #1 over Heady Topper and Pliny the Younger by a nose. That review is now gone, deleted in the multiple serving types purge. Pliny in bottles is junk compared to on draft. If it still seems good to you, that's how good the beer is despite the abuse of being bottled.
  15. zac16125

    zac16125 Poobah (1,025) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    50/50 Imperial Eclipse EC 20 and Westy 12 are tied for my number one in my ratings. I think those ratings actually reflect my current feelings of best beer Ive had. Pegs Rare and BB4D are very close, and also in my top 10 ratings wise. Hopslam is my favorite beer, but for me its hard for an IPA/DIPA to match up with the big complex styles in terms of 'best' beer.
  16. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (875) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I've been lucky enough to have Pliny the Elder on tap and in the bottle and found them comparable (both very good). It's really all about the freshness. People always assume that having it on tap is fresh but who knows how long that keg is sitting around before it's tapped. And you can get a week old bottle that is sublime so not really fair to label it "junk".
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  17. MinnesotaMoon

    MinnesotaMoon Zealot (90) Minnesota Jan 15, 2013

    Darkness 2008 was the beer that fueled The inner beer geek in me. Hands down the best I have ever had the pleasure to taste.
  18. Beejay

    Beejay Advocate (570) Virginia Dec 29, 2008

    Westy 12, followed by Black Tuesday.
  19. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Champion (790) District of Columbia Aug 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Ten Fidy
    By a slim margin over
    Enjoy By
  20. Eduk8traz

    Eduk8traz Savant (295) Arizona Nov 13, 2010

    I loved the tenth anniversary Ruination.
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  21. themind

    themind Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011

    Pliny The Elder and Heady Topper. Great brews!
  22. Huffaroma

    Huffaroma Savant (280) Montana Jan 2, 2012

    Most recent would be Dogfish head Midas Touch. Not the most hoppy and extreme but a very Good balance. Best beer of all time would be Widmer's Snow Plow no longer in circulation.
  23. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Advocate (575) North Carolina Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Maine brewing "Lunch" takes first place for me...Palate Wrecker and Stone "Enjoy by" being tied for second. But also I might include that I've yet to enjoy any HT or Zombie Dust, one or both of those could influence that ranking lol
  24. Atlas1977

    Atlas1977 Aficionado (125) Illinois Nov 27, 2010

    Black Albert or flossmor barrel aged hi-fi rye
  25. tacoME

    tacoME Aspirant (35) Maine Jan 29, 2013

    Had Mo on draft at a local restaurant. Spent half my dinner thinking about whether or not they would sell me the rest of the keg. Quite possibly one of the finest brews a functional alcoholic can imbibe.
  26. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (680) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    So far mine is Goose Island Bourbon County Cherry Rye.
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  27. shagens

    shagens Savant (285) Wisconsin Feb 11, 2013 Beer Trader

    I do not think I can pick one but I can narrow it down to 3
    Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Coffee
    Orkney Brewery Dark Island Reserve
    De Molen Hel and Verdomenis variant with the red wax cap
    Not far behind would be
    Nebraska Brewing Black Betty
    Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel Calvodos Edition
    Mikkeller Black and Black Buffalo
    North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin Aniversary BB age RIS
  28. CTJman

    CTJman Poobah (1,050) Connecticut Jan 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    I like the bc cherry rye and Heady of course
  29. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,260) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Beer Trader

    When reviewing mine I was surprised so no comment because it wasn't what I expected contrary to what I thought. Prost everyone! :)
  30. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Bourbon County Coffee
  31. duobob

    duobob Savant (305) Illinois Oct 10, 2012

    Zombie Dust!
  32. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    At this current point in time...

    Probably.... Fat Head's Head Hunter. It's simply the perfect IPA for me. It's not alcohol heavy, it smells of strong grapefruit and pineapple, and has the bitter hop bite with little to no malt backbone. Absolutely delicious, and perfect any time of the year.
  33. Tie between Bourbon Barrel Plead The 5th, and KBS for me
  34. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (300) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Cherry Rye.

    I will never have enough of this
  35. MMVolcom

    MMVolcom Aspirant (30) California Sep 23, 2012

    Port Hop 15... Stone 15th
  36. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader


  37. kneary13

    kneary13 Savant (330) Massachusetts Jan 30, 2010

    fall/winter: KBS (honorable mention to tenfidy and old raspy)
    spring/summer: Heady Topper (honorable mention to Hopslam and Lunch (sorry PtE))
  38. Rion

    Rion Savant (390) North Carolina Jan 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    Lagunitas Sucks
  39. I've long since given up on saying this is number 1. There's always something else.
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  40. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Advocate (580) New Jersey Aug 5, 2009 Beer Trader

    I've got two beers tied for highest score at 4.9, Duvel and Bourbon County Rare. Is Duvel one of my two favorite beers of all time? No, but I do make an effort to rate to style, and it's pretty much the definition of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale (similarly, if I ever get around to reviewing Sierra Nevada Pale Ale I'm sure it'll end up scoring quite high). Bourbon County Rare I opened within a month or two of its release and it was absolutely sublime. Definitely an all time great drinking experience for me. Honorable mentions go to KBS and Firestone 14 for scoring above a 4.8 (4.85 and 4.83 respectively).