Best beer you've ever had.

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  1. BourbonDork

    BourbonDork Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2010 Virginia

    Hmmm....that's a tough one because there's many beers I truly love. I really like KBS and Heady Topper (I opposites). Believe it or not, I had my first DFH 90 min the other day and really enjoyed that. I'll re-affirm Heady since I'll be doing a flight of IPA tomorrow with a friend.....

    Heady Topper
    DFH 90 Min
    Lags Sucks
    Boulevard Double Wide
  2. aorloski

    aorloski Devotee (437) Oct 11, 2010 Massachusetts

    a 1994 Thomas Hardy's
  3. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    The first beer at the end of my work day. I think that's a valid answer.
  4. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    Is that you Steve? :wink:

    ...Recently had a fellow beer enthusiast say the same thing.
  5. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,028) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    The best beer I've ever had would be a tie among King Henry, '09 Lou Pepe Kriek and a couple others.
    But Adam would probably be my favorite beer because of the relationship I'm developing with it.
  6. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    Difficult to answer. Possibly Stone 13th Anniversary Ale. My first Pliney the Elder is another candidate. Maharaja Batch 9 was also incredible.
  7. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (167) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois
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    I hope my first brew, which is in the secondary now comes close to this result.
  8. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude, #5

    Best I've had, and it's not close.
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  9. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    KBS 11' on tap
    Heady Topper on tap
    HF Double Galaxy on tap.
    blew my mind all three times:grimacing:
  10. templar316

    templar316 Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Sam Adams Utopias. Old Stock 09 (this year). Gotta lovel the Duval!
  11. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Michigan
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    Fou' Foune no doubt,

    probably followed by Bells Bourbon Batch 9000, Dark Horse Bourbon Monster 29, Dark Horse Bourbon Plead the Fifth, RR Beatification, and 3F Sharbeekse Kriek. Heady Topper too. Second place is tough but

    Fou' Foune no doubt!
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  12. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Difficult to narrow down a best, but I found LaCumbre Elevated IPA to be a near flawless IPA, in my opinion.
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  13. HopsHopenstein

    HopsHopenstein Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2011 Connecticut
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    Would have to say King Henry is the best to date followed by a bunch of stuff tied for second and third.
  14. Inglewood

    Inglewood Zealot (590) Jan 28, 2013 Illinois
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    I have to say when Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest is around, I have to grab some.Also Augustiner Brau Edelstoff,New Belgium Snow Day,Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA, & Wurzburger Pils are really good.
  15. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 California

    2006 abyss
    The wanderer
    Maple tripple
    Silva stout
  16. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (74) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    BA Vanilla DL
  17. cpz28

    cpz28 Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2007 Illinois
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    I have a few:

    1) Bourbon County Rare...Yes, believe the hype (regular Bourbon County is second only to this)
    2) Hop Stoopid circa 2008... I had this on draft in Chicago in 08 at the Maproom and it was bigger in ABV and the had most incredible hop aroma/flavor of any beer I've ever had to this day in my life. It's still great now, but not the same.
    3) Barrel Aged Owde English from FFF...Just an incedible merger of beer and barrel
    4) Haymarket Indignant...This one is as close to a Borboun County killer as they come.
    5) 08 Darklord with 1-2 years on it...I really am not trying to open the DL can of worms, but to me personally, this was the last year DL was a beer that lived up to the hype and was the best vintage. To each their own though.
  18. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Fou foune
    Fresh CBS
    KBS 12 fresh
    St. Lam
  19. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    My only 5/5. 3F Armand Lente. Perfection.

  20. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Devotee (479) Oct 26, 2011 Maryland
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    Devil Dancer? I drank one and traded the rest for some Schlafly Pumpkin. For me, DD was the most disappointing beer I've ever had.
  21. char005

    char005 Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I will always remember the first time i had Hopslam. Got my draft and literally giggled when i smelled it.
  22. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

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  23. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Cannot not possibly narrow it down to one beer. Here is a short list of some all time favs(no order):

    Framboise for a Cure
    La Folie
    The Dissident
    Bourbon County Brand Stout
    Indian Brown Ale
  24. Shakory

    Shakory Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wisconsin

    hmm favorite overall is to hard to decide, i drink alot of IPA's and DIPA's so probably Pliny, i can drink that stuff all day, surly abrasive is a close runner up
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  25. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Bourbon Barrel Suge Knite from Boneyard kind of melted my face when I tried it, un-fuckin-real. According to the dude working the taproom at Boneyard that day, the batch I tried was the first runnings of Suge Knite aged in barrels....15% alcoholic chocolate milk. Chardonnay barrel aged Black 13 from Boneyard was also phenomenal......damn that was a great weekend in Bend.
  26. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Well.fucking.played my friend. I don't care what beer it is, but nothing beats this beer. Best response ever.
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  27. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    Rochefort 10. Simply an outstanding beer in all respects.
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  28. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Jesus, how big is your walk in?
  29. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    A few choices from Ommegang in this thread. Had a 2010 Gnomegang at Brouwers a few weeks, so freaking good.
  30. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    I found a few bottles of this lingering in gift packs over the last year - wow, so good. Tried the new release on draft - blech! Seems like a different beer and I haven't bought any bottles of the new version to age.
  31. themind

    themind Defender (696) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

    After moving into a new home and unloading all the trucks we stopped at a local bar. The first Guinness went down like I had just traveled the Sahara.
  32. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,455) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    All of their line (that I've had (maybe 4?)) have been exceptional.

    Can't contribute a "favorite" for your thread though, I'd need to go individually through the styles and maybe identify a favorite from each style, but that's a little too exhaustive for me to do right now!
  33. bunique686

    bunique686 Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
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    backwoods bastard
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  34. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (525) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    1993 Courage Russian Stout. Or was the 1977 vintage better? One of those two.
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  35. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,702) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I had 3 of them from the 70s and the 1976 reigned supreme. It could be because it was cellared better..I don't know.
  36. cliffy2134

    cliffy2134 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2011 Minnesota

    surly abrasive so was hopslam before i tried this years batch...its not the same tasting beer as it was in prior years.
  37. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I've had Pliny maybe 5 times but the last time the aroma on it just invaded my entire body. Even the next day at work I could still smell it in my mind.
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  38. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Ayinger Oktoberfest
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  39. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (525) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    I've not had many from the 1970's. Other than the ones I drank in the 1970's. They were much too young.
  40. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,702) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yeah, I had the recent release of the Courage. Not nearly as harsh as some suggested it would be and I was super interested in trying it fresh but, I *would* put it in the too young category. Time will tell if it's a brew in the same league as it's older kin.
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