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Best beer you've ever had.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BottleCaps80, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. HarrySTruman

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    I usually don't notice much of a difference between most beers on tap or in a fresh bottle, but something about two hearted on tap is SO much better than it is out of the bottle. I don't buy many bottles of two hearted any more, but pretty much any time I go to dinner I end up getting a two hearted. Luckily for me, almost every restaurant in my area carries it, even mediocre places like Max and Ermas and Red Robin.
     
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    Bell's Black Note. Few stouts have such complexity and balance.
     
  3. AlaskanYoung

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    I havent even had this beer yet. :(. My fav is ruination, hands down
     
  4. BottleCaps80

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    It's made in your fine city! You need to try it stat. Amazing beer. Now I am anxious to try everything else I can find from Anchorage Brewing.
     
  5. AlaskanYoung

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    Ive had all but two of their brews. Galaxy white is my #3 beer behind ruination and old rasp. If you can get ahold of a galaxy white by anchorage brewing i highly suggest it
     
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  6. BottleCaps80

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    Will definitely give Galaxy a try if i see it. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    i like the very first craft i ever has since journeying out of the commercial beers, it is Westmalle dubbel
     
  8. Rohkey

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    Westmalle Trappist Tripel. Although Paulaner Salvator is pretty delicious.
     
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  9. AlaskanYoung

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    Salvator is very delicious
     
  10. DCgolfpro

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    Epic Big Bad Baptist
     
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    RareR DOS
     
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  12. MaineMike

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    Best possible answer!
     
  13. ajthegreat

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    The best anchorage I've had is the tide and its takers, their Brett tripel. Best beer ever... 2007 kate.
     
  14. THANAT0PSIS

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    2012 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout completely and utterly blew me away. It is the only beer I've rated a perfect 5/5. 2012 Hopslam is up there, though, for sheer enjoyment, since I associate it with an abnormally warm winter and enjoying its hoppy beauty on my porch while the snow melted.
     
  15. thegoon55

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    Older darklords I love, but best beer ever has too be apple brandy hunahpus...for now
     
  16. itsthepleats

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    My "best beer" has everything to do with the memory it left me....which means the environment I was in, my mood, what I was eating etc all played a part. I have a handful of "religious experiences" with beer that will stick with me for awhile. Honestly, I think it's those experiences that drive me to find new stellar brews....not necessarily the beer per se, but the knock my socks off experience/memory is what I want!

    With that said...my best beer is probably Columbus IPA. I was early to a meet some friends for a movie and ended up sitting in the theater parking lot for a bit. I had just bought a sixer of CBC IPA so decided to crack one in the car. It was so damn tasty!...like I had to try to take smaller sips to make the bottle last. I remember literally laughing out loud at a swig or two because it just did it for me. Such grapefruity goodness! So...I have other higher rated beers but CBC IPA will always be my "best" beer:)
     
  17. TastyIsBeer

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    Overall, probably BCS Rare, but it has some stiff competition from Founder's Devil Dancer, Stone Ruination, and Stone Enjoy By...
     
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    Nitro tap Dieu du ciel Aphrodite. Absolutely loved it.
     
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    I'd say regular dark lord blew my mind more than any other beer... but Achel Bruin Extra has been my most notable beer in the last couple of years... Too drinkable for such a strong/complex drink. I could drink gallons of the stuff.
     
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    Hill Farmstead Abner is absolute beer perfection for me with Alpine's Hoppy Birthday close behind.
     
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    I'm a card-carrying hophead, so even the worst DIPA is better than just about any example of another beer style to me, but my all-time favorite is Southern Tier Unearthly. I like barleywines too though--Rogue Old Crustacean particularly.
     
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  22. caponeduke

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    Tough. My first Pliney on tap changed what beer could be for me and the first taste of KBS. Both fucked my world and while I have had better of both styles these will always be my moments.
     
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    Double sunshine and/or krbc citra.
     
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    A tie between Hoponius Union and Kiwi Rising. Delectable!
     
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    How can I forget, Gnomegang on tap over the summer. There was a special pouring of it in June. Magical.
     
  26. hwy395

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    I'm in San Jose, lets carpool and I'll drive
     
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    I want to try Hayden Panettiere....I mean Zombie Dust !!! ( Sorry your avatar messed me up ).
     
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    This is one of those answers that are subject to change daily, but in this particular moment my response is easy-
    It's Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing.
    2011 and 2012 is all I have to draw upon for this big beauty though.
     
  29. kirbmeist

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    Im a hophead but FBS is probably the best beer ive ever had. Can't wait till founders begins distro to FL
     
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    2003 Ommegang Three Philosophers that I had in 2010. That beer still haunts me as I try to find something better.
     
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    right now, it was that uber fresh (probably a few days old) Columbus Brewing Co. IPA I had at Bodega in Columbus. Holy fuck that was good.
     
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    Keep at it and enjoy the journey!
     
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    Goose Island's Naughty Goose from around 2008 was the stand out for me. Had it once and will likely never have it again.
    Favorite available beer - Pliny the Elder.
     
  35. draheim

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    I've had Love Buzz and enjoyed it, but I thought both Bitter Monk and The Tide And Its Takers were even better. If you see them, don't even think about it; grab them. They're basically a similar approach as Love Buzz is to a saison, to a Belgian IPA and a tripel. Galaxy White IPA was also pretty good.

    Best beer I've ever had? I don't think I've had it yet.
     
  36. Robtobfest

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    Lawsons double sunshine
    Hill Farmatead Susan
     
  37. SFACRKnight

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    Juicy. Hands down.
     
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    Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
     
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    st. b prior 8 but only the first one i had after that it was only awsome not exceptional then the sixth glass is a close second easily available but totally awsome
     
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    DUVEL. Perfect.
     
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