What's your #1 rated beer?

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

  1. Westy 12 for sure. Honorable mentions to Kate the Great, Beer Geek Weasel Cognac edition, KBS, and Weihenstephaner Hefe.
  2. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    So far Heady Topper...haven't found a reason for that to change yet but I am searching methodically every day for a new champion ;)
  3. shep8821

    shep8821 Aficionado (160) Ohio Feb 8, 2013

    bell's black note or 3 floyds behemoth
  4. My tastes switch daily, but it always between these three: Piny on draft, Franziskaner weisse, Founders Imperial Stout.
  5. I have eight perfect 5s, though there are many memorable beers in the 4.8-4.9 range.

    Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord
    J&J Blauw
    Heady Topper
    Cantillon Loerik
    Pliny the Younger
    Westy 8
    Westy 12
    Goose Island King Henry
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  6. Rob315

    Rob315 Savant (355) Kentucky Mar 20, 2010

    JP Baudelaire IO, and Arctic Panzer Wolf but I havent added some of the recent beers I've had.
  7. cproioi

    cproioi Savant (335) Ohio Apr 6, 2006

    The one in front of me
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  8. bahnfire

    bahnfire Advocate (535) Vermont Jan 17, 2011 Verified

  9. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Savant (285) Illinois Nov 6, 2011

    really tough to top Three Floyds Dreadnaught in my book
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  10. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    My next one.
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  11. JL1

    JL1 Aficionado (125) North Dakota Jan 17, 2013

    I wasn't expecting a "Moon Man" to be landing on this list, although it is a good beer. My all time favorite is Green Man Ale's IPA. It's a great beer from home. Right now my favorites are Hopslam, Abrasive, and Sucks.
  12. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (655) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    Moon Man is one of those beers that's really good to me for no particular reason. Couldn't put my finger on it if I tried.
  13. logan0203

    logan0203 Aficionado (210) Pennsylvania Nov 16, 2009 Subscriber

    Heady Topper. If you've had it, it should be your #1 too.
  14. 2006 Gales Prize Old Ale.
  15. MastaShonuf

    MastaShonuf Savant (430) California Jan 21, 2013 Verified

    Anytime - Brother Thelonius, Pliny the Elder, Hoptologist
    Dark and Hard to get - Black Albert, Sexual Chocolate
    When my buddy ships it - Heddy Topper
    Sour - Ghouls Chip
    Cheap Stuff - Red Stripe
  16. themind

    themind Savant (485) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011

    I am not going to list a whale because most whales are not drinkable on a daily basis. My opinion is Pliny The Elder. This beer fits into any social setting. It's that good!
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  18. Holsie

    Holsie Initiate (0) South Carolina Jun 27, 2012

    Sculpin, Rochefort 10

    Funny how so many number ones are the BA number one now. HT has always been given a lot of love, and worthy praise, but as soon as it eclipsed PtE, it is by far the most cited beer on the chats and on the hauls. Don't get me wrong, it is a great brew but, hmmmmmmm. Poor Pliny.

    VDODSON Savant (320) North Dakota Feb 5, 2013

    Easy, Abrasive by Surly. Best beer I've had to date.
  20. joep

    joep Disciple (65) Pennsylvania Mar 2, 2012

    Nugget Nectar...hands down - feet down - palate down
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  21. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Savant (345) Florida Feb 20, 2013

    Coin flip. Hopslam is great, but extremely fresh CCB Jai Alai is probably my fav. That being said, I've only had about a half dozen of the top 100.
  22. Adam from the Wood. Honorable mention to Alpine T25/Double Nelson/Keene Idea, Parabola, and Seizoen Bretta.
  23. 57md

    57md Advocate (595) Pennsylvania Aug 22, 2011

    Founders Breakfast Stout
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  24. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (515) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    Abrasive. It has some sort of demonic hold on me - I see it in a store and am powerless not to buy some. At $17 a four pack it's killing me.

    Yeah I bought some more today.
  25. kaseydad

    kaseydad Champion (765) California Nov 23, 2008

    Without a doubt....Pliny the Younger. BUT....this was back in 2009 when I first tasted the golden nectar of the Gods. I walked straight into the brewery and there was maybe 8 people in there for lunch. I ordered a buttload of Consecration batch 1 and decided....let me try this Younger stuff. I was hooked. It was a little above room temperature, no head and just...perfect. Honestly, now.....it doesn't taste the same as the "first time". Man, I felt like I just wrote a Penthouse forum. It was that good.
  26. Very fortunate indeed. Some of the most generous guys I know shared a lot of those brews with me.
  27. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Savant (470) Minnesota Dec 12, 2012 Verified

    PtE until someone will trade me some Heady
  28. cadizkyguy

    cadizkyguy Savant (345) Kentucky Mar 17, 2008

    figure 8's bourbon barrel aged rye knot (baltic porter, base beer), best beer I've ever had..
  29. darky

    darky Savant (270) South Dakota Apr 16, 2010

    Abt 12
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
    Boulevard Double Wide or Myrcenary
    Duchesse de Bourgogne
  30. Trappistes Rochefort 10 has been my all time favorite since first tasting. It is a complex and strong, well-balanced Belgian ale.
  31. Thought the same release week on draft, but this bottle I just opened confirmed it.

    Perennial Artisan Ales Barrel Aged Abraxas
  32. BadgerBrewer16

    BadgerBrewer16 Aficionado (205) Wisconsin Jan 7, 2012 Subscriber

    I think mine is st choklat
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  33. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (445) Arizona Dec 20, 2012

    Tie for first, Bourbon Dark Lord and Grey Monday. A handful of other 5's as "Had", but these win in the battle of the 5's.
  34. OH Lindley Park.
  35. Highest rated: La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - 4.68

    Highest rated easily available year round in my area: Pilsner Urquell - 4.4 (6th overall)
  36. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (740) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

    I have 3 5's : KBS, BCBCS and Chimay Blue. I'm probably too easy on the Chimay but I love it a few years old.
  37. dfillius

    dfillius Savant (465) Michigan Jan 15, 2006 Subscriber

    Lagunitas Sucks is my only 5
  38. Currently Southern Tier's Iniquity is my favorite.
  39. Stouttyme

    Stouttyme Savant (315) Nebraska Nov 17, 2011 Verified

    Couldn't agree more.
  40. Rainier

    Rainier Savant (280) California Dec 20, 2012

    Mine's sucks, pliny the elder, and speedway stout tied up...