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Your Top Beers of 2012

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by starrdogg, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. jgagne

    jgagne Savant (375) Kentucky Feb 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Three Floyds/De Molen zes zes zes
    Stone Enjoy By
    Schlafly Tasmanian Ipa
    CCB Cogniac imperial sweet stout
    Founders Better Half
  2. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Savant (400) Florida Jan 26, 2012

    new for me{from trades]
    {off shelf}
  3. Sazz9

    Sazz9 Savant (455) Texas Jul 6, 2012

    Stone Lucky Bastard,
    Jester Kings Black Metal,
    St Arnolds Pumpkinator,
    DFH 90 Minute
    Avery Hog Heaven (my first Barleywine)
  4. AgentZero

    AgentZero Advocate (600) Illinois Jul 19, 2009

  5. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Champion (775) Illinois Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Shaun's going to kill you!
    onetuffwillie likes this.
  6. AgentZero

    AgentZero Advocate (600) Illinois Jul 19, 2009

    Daisy Cutter is my go to beer, he should be flattered that I consider one of his in even the same league.
  7. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Savant (425) Indiana Feb 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    BA 9000
    Enjoy By
    Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown
    Founders All Day IPA
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  8. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Champion (775) Illinois Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

  9. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (685) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    - Flora
    - Armand'4 Winter (didn't drink until 2012)
    - Ananke/Raspberry Ananke (released prior to 2012?)
    - Ruination 10 Anny
    - Golden Blend

    All new-to-me beers - Outer Darkness, Gingerbread Stout, Super IPA, Dr Fritz Briem 1809 and Pechish Woods are runners up.
  10. NB- LOF Chocolate Coffee Stout
    Bruery- Fruet
    Stone- More Brown than Black (was that this year?)
    Lagunitas- Daytime
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  11. mporter13

    mporter13 Aficionado (175) Oregon Jul 13, 2011

    I can't recall many brand new beers that I've tried this year, but I'll add to the praise of BB XXIV. Also, I'm loving SN Narwhal. So glad they finally got that stout out!
    Vonstein15 and joeseppy like this.
  12. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (650) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lente was released in March of 2011 - not even close to this year!
  13. Stone Enjoy By
    Societe The Pupil
    Alpine Double Nelson
    FW Wookey Jack
    RR Row 2/Hill 56

    Hooray for IPAs!
  14. Sierra Nevada Narwhal
    New Belgium LoF - Super IPA
    Sixpoint Apollo
    Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
    Sun King/Oskar Blues Chaka

    Note: I do have a bottle of Stone Enjoy By in my fridge at the moment, so - from what I'm seeing in this thread so far - there might be a slight change to this list by the end of the week.
  15. rodlavers

    rodlavers Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jun 20, 2012

    In chronological order:

    Bell's Hopslam
    Goose Island BCBS
    Founders KBS
    Fat Head's Head Hunter
    New Glarus Raspberry Tart
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  16. turfy

    turfy Advocate (520) Texas Mar 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    Freetail Raspberry Ananke
    Southern Star ProAm 2012
    RR Row 2/ Hill 56
    Jester King Mad Meg
    Saint Arnold Endeavor
  17. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (870) New Hampshire Sep 30, 2005 Beer Trader

    HF Juicy
    CCB Cognac Imperial Sweet Stout
    Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic
    King Henry
    3F Golden Blend

    *I'll think of five more that I missed in the next 15 minutes;)!
  18. 1, De Struise Rio Reserva- One of the best beer I've ever had, I puked rainbows after the first few sips
    2, Founders KBS- flawless
    3, Firestone Walker 14- milked it on tap for $7 a generous pour at nyc, left the bar at 2am, passed out on the 7 train, got home at 5am, totally worth it
    4, Southern Tier Pumking- used to hate pumpkin beer with a passion, pumking changed errything
    5, Stone Enjoy By- Reminds me of the beer I had down in San Diego
  19. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    LB Hop Dish
    Indeed Day Tripper
    Indeed Midnight Ryder
    Surly Brett Liquor
    NG Thumbprint Saison
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  20. These are not necessarily "new" beers but in 2012 it was the first time I tried them:

    Allagash Hugh Malone
    Cambridge Tripel Threat
    People's Pint Imperial Stout
    Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
    Moat Mountain Bone Shaker Brown Ale
  21. masterhoa

    masterhoa Aficionado (235) California Jun 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    PP Tide Change
    Enjoy By
    Smuttynose Baltic Porter
    BA Speedway
  22. BrownNut

    BrownNut Savant (345) Florida Jul 11, 2011

    1.SN Ruthless Rye
    2. SN Narwhal
    3. Gigantic - Axes of Evil
    4. CCB Cucumber Saison (I think a small batch was made in 2011, but no bottles till this year)
  23. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Ruination 10th Anniversary
    Imperial Biscotti Break
    Golden Blend
    Uncle Jacobs
    Hopstout likes this.
  24. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (650) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    After tonight I would like to add Hill Farmstead Juicy to my list please!
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  25. robwater

    robwater Savant (260) Colorado Jan 14, 2012

    FW Parabola
    Deschutes Black Butte XXIV
    Dry Dock Signature Series Bligh's Barleywine
    CCB Good Gourd
  26. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Poland Oct 24, 2012

    1.) Frangelic Mountain Brown *brushes shoulders off*
    2.) Crooked Stave BB Sentience
    3.) Olvalde Auroch's Horn - aged on rhubarb (batch 1)
    4.) Olvalde Brynhildr's Gift
    5.) Ruination 10th Anniversary
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  27. Roger85

    Roger85 Advocate (695) Illinois Aug 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Stone Enjoy By and 10th Anny Ruination- both were ridiculous.
    Bells This One Goes to 11
    SN Narwhal
  28. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Poland Oct 24, 2012

    I'm amazed how many of you don't know how to read.
  29. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (1,095) Ontario (Canada) Dec 25, 2006 Staff Member Subscriber Beer Trader

    Alpine Double Nelson (T25)
    Pizza Port Dusk Till Dawn
    FW PvW Velvet Merkin
    GI Clybourn D-Day
    HF Society & Solitude #5/Walden (toss-up)

    Honorable mentions:
    Revolution Bean Gene
    FFF Cognac Dark Lord de Muerte
  30. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer Advocate (715) California May 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    1) Churchill's finest hour
    2) Bootlegger's imperial black Phoenix
    3) Speedway Nutella
    4) Imperial biscotti break
    5) Southampton black raspberry
  31. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer Advocate (715) California May 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Just a FYI the kern winter is their 5th anniversary
  32. Love child #2
    Super IPA
    Wookey Jack
    Palate wrecker
    Enjoy by

    Who knows...I'm prob not even remembering my actual top 5.
  33. nrs207

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

    HF S&S #5
    Stone Enjoy By
    HF What Is Enlightenment?
    HF Civil Disobedience 4.5
    3F Golden Blend

    Possibly some replacements. Have a few new Bruery beers left to try.
  34. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    1.Surly Bandwagon
    2.Surly Brett Liquor
    3.Indeed's Day Tripper
    4.Ovalde Farm's The Auroch's Horn Aged on Rhubarb
    5.Lift Bridge Hop Dish

    Yeah I'm a bit of a homer but it is important to keep it local whenever possible, and lately my home state has been delivering the goods.

    Honorable mentions
    Indeed's Midnight Rider
    Lips of Faith Peach Porch Lounger (Not sure if this is a new beer this year but my first time trying it)
    Surly Syx (Awesome beer but not sure if it is eligible on account of it being a one off)
    Lips of Faith Tart Lychee (See Peach Porch Lounger)
  35. finado

    finado Aficionado (105) Minnesota Jul 6, 2009

    WOW!!! I must live in the wrong part of the country (MN) cause I think I've seen maybe one of the ones listed.
  36. In order based on my reviews:

    1. Port Churchill's Finest Hour 2012
    2. Drake's Hyperion Sour
    3. Beachwood System Of A Stout
    4. To Ol Goliat
    5. TIE - Ken Schmidt/Iron Fist/Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
    5. TIE - The Bruery White Chocolate
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  37. In no particular order,

    The Meddler (Odell)
    The Riwakan Dead (Toppling Goliath)
    Cucumber Saison (Cigar City)
    Midnight Ryder (Indeed)
    Serendipity (New Glarus)
  38. Honorable mention:
    This One Goes To 11 (Bells)
    Gotlandsdricka (Jester King)
  39. johnkale

    johnkale Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Dec 19, 2009

    From what I discovered in Madison (ok, just at Star Liquor really):

    Lakefront Wisconsinite
    Lagunitas Daytime
    CW La Petite Mort (still need to try some 1414)
    Dark Horse Kmita Kolsch
    Sixpoint Apollo
  40. BeerThirty

    BeerThirty Aficionado (170) California Mar 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    2010 BA Decadence
    Track 5
    Track 7
    Track 10
    Toronado 25th anniversary