Best Beer No One Seems To Know About

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  1. sdsurfer217

    sdsurfer217 Initiate (0) May 2, 2010 Ohio

    Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace... at least in my area, its not that well known. But everytime I share it with someone, they are blown away.
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  2. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    Yep, Sorachi Ace is an absolutely top notch saison. Should be getting a lot of attention.

    My mention would be Redband Stout from Great River Brewery in Iowa. Nothing fancy, just a damn fine coffee stout.
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  3. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Disciple (363) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Thunderhop ipa (my profile pic) by the church brew works in pittsburgh....if ever in the area stop in for fantastic food and a beer sampler......there pipe organ pale ale is also very solid!!
  4. FanofHefe

    FanofHefe Meyvn (1,144) Feb 13, 2010 Illinois

    Came here to say the same. I wish it was a year-round brew from Schlafy. Awesome brew.
  5. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (634) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    I mentioned it in another thread, I'll bring it up here: Bierra Del Borgo Duchessic. Collabo with Cantillon, Italian saison + Cantillon lambic = Duchessic. Fantastic beer. I could drink it every single day.
  6. terrapinfan88

    terrapinfan88 Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Virginia

    Hitachino white, and Rogue's Yellow snow. Hitachino is pricey but ohhh man!
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  7. onefalsemove711

    onefalsemove711 Initiate (184) Jul 20, 2011 California

    Boneyard kills it!
  8. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (3,001) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Uinta Cock eyed Cooper and Hop Notch are wonderful and I don't hear much hype.
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  9. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,319) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Had one when I was out in AZ for Spring Training and I concur.

    I am a sucker for Oatmeal Stouts and that just might be the best one I have had the privilege to try. I can't believe its available in Arizona but skips cruel.

    As for other beers, no one seems to talk up Odell's Red too much around here. Such an absolutely fantastic beer.

    Also, Avery's Ellie's Brown Ale is a mighty fine brown ale.
  10. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Disciple (363) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Second that to hop notch.....great ipa I found on a trip to atlantic city
  11. Blackstudded

    Blackstudded Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2012

    I was purchasing a couple American wilds and a Hanssens lambic around last Christmas, and the store clerk asked me to wait one second while he got something from the back. He returned to the counter with this beer. Delicious..... wish I could have/find another one.
  12. Trystero

    Trystero Aspirant (270) Jul 28, 2009 Ohio
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    The Brew Kettle Old 21. Now that it's in 4 packs it's going to be on retainer in my fridge.
  13. Kayakjim16

    Kayakjim16 Initiate (181) Aug 21, 2005 Colorado

    Stoudt's Double IPA. That one comes easily to mind.
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  14. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Zealot (541) Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    Just got one of these as an extra in a trade. Now I'm looking forward to popping it open.:slight_smile:
  15. beerismysavior

    beerismysavior Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2011 Virginia

    Tripel Karmeliet. Quite possibly the best beer I've ever had that gets so little attention. Easy enough for your grandma to love it, and yet so nuanced that a hardened expert palate would appreciate all the subtlety. Big Bad Baptist is also freakin' awesome. Blew me away.
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  16. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (634) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    One of the better DIPA's available in Ohio. Best value for sure, bomber for 4 dollars? Yessir.
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  17. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (5,519) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    I'm glad you mentioned Epic Brewing Company because I've had some of their Exponential Series that blew me away. I special ordered a case of their Imperial/Double IPA from a distributor the next state over (haven't seen it here in PA), paid alot of dough for it, but was worth every penny. I think Epic needs to be commended and totally agree with your post.
  18. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    The Ipswich Oatmeal Stout is amazing, and all over the shelves here. If you want to trade for some let me know.
  19. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    McKenzie's Saison Vautour du Bois. A good trader introduced me to this gem. One of the best, if not the best American-made Saison.
  20. danoeltico

    danoeltico Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
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    This is my favorite RIS, we don't see it any more around here, need to try and find some more...
  21. therealbeermn

    therealbeermn Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 New Jersey

    Green Flash West Coast IPA, as good as Pliney and can get it in NJ. Fegleys Hopsolutely, one of the best beers iv had, let alone triple IPA, but i will admit much better on Tap then in bottles, and also Fegleys Insidious BA iImperial Stout. Just a fantastic barrel ages stout.
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  22. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,441) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Fegley's, mmm, had both of the ones you mention. Fresh bottled Hopsolutely is one of the strongest flavored hop and big alcohol flavor extravaganzas I ever have tried, and with a bit of age it starts to be a stupid good Amer. Barleywine. Wish I could see it on tap! BA Insidious was really fine as well; thick, and full of bourbon goodness.
  23. Holland

    Holland Champion (805) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Swamp Head's Saison Du Swamp. Hopefully it will be more available in the coming years.
  24. aorloski

    aorloski Devotee (437) Oct 11, 2010 Massachusetts

    I bought a sixer of Ipswich Oatmeal Stout on a whim because it was cheap and had a nice 7%abv for a kick and god damn was i surprised how good it was, really happy i can get it whenever i want.

    I agree with the mentioned Harpoon IIPA, though that being said I've had it in bottles and was not a fan, probably because they sit on the shelves forever, but when i got a growler fill of it at the brewery i was seriously impressed.

    I will also agree with Weyerbacher Heresy, but I'm fine with it not being hyped so i can buy as many as i want without having to worry about it running out within .0001 seconds.
  25. WesM63

    WesM63 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Ohio

    Fantastic stuff!

    Maumee Bay Brewing IPA is decent if you run across it, or are passing through Toledo, Ohio. (I hear Amarillo Barillo is an excellent DIPA, but it's only on tap)
  26. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,173) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Weihenstephaner Hefeweisbier.

    1900+ reviews at 98 World Class rating and best Hefe in the world according to our BA nerds. Found everywhere for a reasonable price yet no talks much about it at all.
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  27. VegasBeerMan

    VegasBeerMan Initiate (11) Jul 28, 2007 Nevada

    Have to go with Fremont BA Abominable...absolutely love what they're doing at Fremont (from their Beer to their Sense of Community).
    Hear me now and believe me later...this particular beer is going to blow up in the ISO forum.
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  28. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,424) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    I was really, really impressed with the 4 Hands War Hammer IPA I had a couple of weeks ago out of St. Louis. I had it the same week I enjoyed an Abrasive and Heady-Topper, and thought it hung very nicely with the two.
  29. ActonBrewer

    ActonBrewer Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Massachusetts

  30. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 Illinois

    Central waters bourbon barrel stout! Just slightly under a kbs IMO.
  31. cdb636

    cdb636 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Illinois

    FFF Hessian Smog (Best ESB out there)
    2 Brothers Cane and Ebel
    Ale Asylum Bedlam (Just had it for the first time and it tops my list for Belgian Pales)
  32. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 California

    Serious answer this time - Squatter's Fifth Element - Fucking good
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  33. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Devotee (456) Sep 13, 2011 Florida
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    Tequesta Brewing Co. Hopscotch. It's insanely delicious. I've been to several events where Hopscotch beat out all others like Funky Buddha, Cigar City, Victory, Stone and Left Hand.
  34. thirstygator

    thirstygator Initiate (178) Mar 29, 2012 Florida
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    Big fan of local Swamphead's Blackwater (now Darkwater). A black ipa that is amazing fresh!
  35. lanamj

    lanamj Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 North Carolina

    Old Hickory Imperial Stout. Brewed with honey and it's amazing!!
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  36. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Devotee (462) Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Toppling Goliath's Golden Nugget IPA. Northeast Iowa's hidden gem.
  37. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Lancaster Rumspringa - not a style that gets much attention but this is a really well-made beer. Just a top notch Maibock
  38. Flashy

    Flashy Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    You are an hones man who does not let your judgement be clouded by nonsense. I see this beer everyday pass it up- I will no longer.
  39. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    New to Louisiana (out of MA), I'd like to ad Slumbrew (Somerville Brewing) to the list. Tasty sh*t, good price.
  40. cLin

    cLin Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2010 California

    Live Oak Old Tree Hugger Barleywine
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