Best Canned Beer

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  1. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,808) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Let me take a guess, glass aging would give all those wonderful hops a chance to fade thereby negating this beer's hopiliousness
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  2. Groomsy

    Groomsy Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Kentucky

    Oskar Blues Old Chub. Smoky, malty goodness. I haven't had Ten Fidy so can't attest to it.

    I haven't tried SNPA out of the can yet, though it's available here. That may be my first warm weather purchase.
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  3. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

  4. Frddymck

    Frddymck Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013

    Most definitely Heady Topper! Since I basically just have to walk across the street to get it, this beer has become my go to!
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  5. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    I'll beat it some more. Those two get my vote. I'll add SN Torpedo for it's year-round status and wide distribution.
  6. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Cigar City Jai Alai
    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    Oskar Blues Old Chub

    If all I could drink was cans, those would be my three lifesavers!
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  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,105) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    In an attempt not to repeat whats already been said, I'm going with upslope happy camper and ska's modus hoperandi.
  8. rmerling

    rmerling Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2012 Maryland

    Can I get some love for some Maui Brewing? Coconut Porter, Big Swell IPA, Mana Wheat and an occasional collaboration beer are usually pretty easy to find here in MD and we didn't have issue in CO finding them either.
  9. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Nice new word. Easy to read and comprehend but difficult to pronounce.
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  10. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Personally don't like Buffalo Sweat, but I'll mention 8-Bit again. Oasis is decent, too, but 8-Bit is a truly fantastic APA.
  11. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Disciple (371) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    Not only that but he knows a lot about beer, too!:stuck_out_tongue:
  12. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (840) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    Oh, I wanted it all, but my budget said pick two. So I grabbed those two. Next time I go, I plan on picking up others in the Tallgrass line. Halcyon was enough to keep me interested in their beers. The Schlafly's APA was pretty decent as well, but not it's not in cans, so I shouldn't really mention it here.
  13. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (175) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Surly Abrasive has to be right near the top of this list.
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  14. galvetraz

    galvetraz Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2009 Texas

    Nothing beats an ice cold Barrel Aged Olde English 800...and by barrel aged I mean the big beat up Rubbermaid trash can full of ice used to age it sitting by the front door of the gas station near my house.

    In all seriousness, it's hard to beat some Dales Pale Ale...finally had a Sixpoint Bengali the other day as it is relatively new to Texas, pretty tasty
  15. Mojo

    Mojo Champion (845) Jul 21, 2012 Alabama

    Good People Snake Handler IIPA
  16. atoulouk

    atoulouk Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
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    Heady Topper for hoppy
    Ten Fidy for malty

    end discussion
  17. Brandywine

    Brandywine Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 Washington

    Ten Fidy
    Monk's Blood
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  18. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (4,253) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout and Sly Fox Pikeland Pils top my list.
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  19. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,494) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Heady Topper and Abrasive are far and away the bet stuff available in a can.
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  20. Kinshasa

    Kinshasa Initiate (138) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey
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    I gotta say a fresh Deviant Dales IPA is the best canned beer I've had. You get 16oz too, so its a little bonus! It's one of my go to IPA's and readily available in my area. I'm sure I'm in the minority, but Ten Fidy is just ok to me.
  21. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (217) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    +1 Old Chub
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  22. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (583) May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    Tie for me between Surly Wet and Abrasive. Have not had Heady Topper yet to see where it stacks up.
  23. mnrider

    mnrider Crusader (709) May 26, 2009 Connecticut

    What!!! Why no one mention Red Dog or Tecate????
  24. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    funny how i stumble across this thread fifteen seconds after cracking open a heady...
  25. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    No disrespect to all the Ten Fidy and Heady whores, but, KNEEL BEFORE ABRASIVE!!!!!!!!
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  26. jhillwastaken

    jhillwastaken Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    I really like Ten Fidy and I'm sure Heady is hype worthy, but I haven't had the pleasure yet, so I'm gonna say Revolution Anti-Hero. It's basically become my go to session beer.
  27. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2012 New York

    I gotta go with Sixpoint Bengali Tiger. Im looking forward to having some on the train into NYC before hitting the bars in the 10 degree weather and snow haha
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  28. zrbeer1579

    zrbeer1579 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Illinois

    Here in Chicago, Daisy Cutter is probably the best canned beer. That or Anti- Hero from Revolution.
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  29. dman127

    dman127 Initiate (121) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
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    Another couple to add - but a little off the grid for most:
    Westbrook IPA and Westbrook White Thai
  30. MicroFanatic

    MicroFanatic Initiate (151) Mar 21, 2009 Washington

    Heady Topper
    Ten Fidy
    Need to try Jai Alai!
  31. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Champion (825) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    For those in Texas, Karbach is fantastic and they can.
  32. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Southern Star Pine Belt Ale. (Gawd I hate givin' Texas any respect)! :wink:
  33. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,494) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Let me throw out a plus on Double Daisy Cutter, this one is a monster of bitter goodness.
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  34. philly224

    philly224 Aspirant (216) Jan 30, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Easily Heady Topper for me.
  35. HoosierBrew

    HoosierBrew Initiate (165) Jan 12, 2013 Indiana
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    Modus Hoperandi by Ska is pretty good.
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  36. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poo-Bah (4,249) Jul 4, 2005 Ohio
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    Never had Heady Topper, so I'll have to go by what I've tried (that I can think of right now):

    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout
    21st Amendment Back In Black
    Surly Furious
    Great River Redband Stout
  37. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Fuckin' Heady Topper...CHEERS
  38. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    I am a big fan of Tallgrass 8-Bit.... If it is not just fresh but within 3 months it has a whole ton of flavor and for the ABV for a APA it can not be beat imo....!!!! GET SOME:wink:
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  39. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    My highest rated is Heady Topper.
  40. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

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