best canned craft beer?

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  1. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    This. Buried Hatchet is one of my favorite little-knowns. Also can't go wrong with Hops & Grain Alt either
  2. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    I would have to say Ten FIDY. GUBNA Imperial IPA is pretty solid as well.
  3. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,139) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Came here to say ten fidy, but I'll go a step more and say Deviant Dales. I would take DD over PtE...
    Let the flaming begin.

    And as a post script how about somw modus hoperandi love?
  4. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Canned craft is becoming common enough that this question is starting to become a bit obsolete.

    Give me Heady, Abrasive, Gandhi, Coffee Bender, Daisy Cutter, Ten Fidy and I am happy. There are probably another couple dozen I should have also mentioned.
  5. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,762) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    From Texas I'll sing the praises of Hop & Grains Alt... It's my favorite expression of the style, and available in a can--even better!
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,699) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    All of the canned beers from Snake River, Wyoming Pale Ale from Wind River. Keeping in the theme of "local" favourites.
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  7. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,211) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Have not tried Hops & Grain yet. I have heard lots of good things, hopefully they make an appearance in Houston.
  8. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,762) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    So far I've only seen 'em in Austin. I'd love it if they expanded. Glad to see that Real Ale is adding to the can line up too.
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  9. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,293) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I am a sucker for Oskar Blues's Dales Pale Ale but lately find myself drawn to Santa Fe's Imperial Java Stout.
  10. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    I am done with DD. if you like onion and spices in your ipa's DD is for you, no thanks.
  11. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Yep, this couldn't be more true. What a consistent let-down.
  12. Durb777

    Durb777 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Couldn't agree more. I love that stuff.
  13. Greenlabel

    Greenlabel Disciple (363) Apr 28, 2003 New Hampshire

    High on my favorites list, although not ahead of HT and Gandi Bot, would be The Corruption IPA from DC Brau. Unfortunately, hard to find this one outside of DC.
  14. mtlasley

    mtlasley Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2012 Illinois

    May not be the best but Modus Hoperandi is definitely in my top 3 canned beers.
  15. nicnut45

    nicnut45 Disciple (304) Jan 6, 2007 Illinois

    Six point's "The Crisp" is the best pilsner I've ever had. Ska's "Modus Hoperandi" is hard to beat. Truly an underated beer.
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  16. mtlasley

    mtlasley Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2012 Illinois

    Broke open my first six pack of Hoperandi tonight and I can't understand why there aren't more out there singing it's praises. Really great "hop forward" IPA.
  17. nicnut45

    nicnut45 Disciple (304) Jan 6, 2007 Illinois

    Most likely because its widely available. A beer isnt good on BA unless you have to chase trucks, stand in line all day at a brewery release, or drop kick a nun to get your hands on some.
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,699) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Oh hell yes, The Crisp is outstanding!
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  19. mtlasley

    mtlasley Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2012 Illinois

    Or it's super widely available. Another canned IPA that tastes similar to Modus, Torpedo, gets a ton of love around here.
  20. CHADMC3

    CHADMC3 Meyvn (1,113) Mar 5, 2005 Connecticut

    Gandhi Bot wins for me
  21. nicnut45

    nicnut45 Disciple (304) Jan 6, 2007 Illinois

    Torpedo is pretty good as well. To tell you the truth, I dont think I have had a canned IPA that hasnt been very good overall. I've been wanting to try Averys canned IPA. I see it all over the place but there is just so many beers to choose from!
  22. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 California

    that or Abrasive
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  23. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,699) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    2 outstanding Surly brews but if I had a choice of having 1 Surly brew in my market, it would be Surly Bitter Brewer; 4.0%abv baby!
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  24. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    I'm in the Apollo corner pretty hard right now.
  25. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Anything by Surly and Dale's, Sixpoint Resin, Brooklyn EIPA, and of course... Heady Topper!
  26. RBooth9

    RBooth9 Initiate (0) May 13, 2009 Colorado
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    Heady wins for me, but Gubna and Resin are fantastic, too. Here's one that hasn't been thrown out: Baxter Brewing's Stowaway IPA. That beer fresh (out of the can, of course) may be my favorite IPA (not DIPA).
  27. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    The Crisp is a wonderful summer brew, absolutely love it.

    I can't say it's the best canned brew though, because I have had Gandhi bot and Gandhi bot is something special.
  28. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (470) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    In this order, Heady Topper, G'Knight, Deviant Dale's, SN Torpedo, SN Pale, and Dale's Pale.
  29. americajesus

    americajesus Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 New Jersey

    Genessee Cream Ale
  30. sauvy10

    sauvy10 Initiate (128) Apr 14, 2012 West Virginia

    Gotta go with furious
  31. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    Ahh I can't believe I forgot that one. Such an awesome brew, so glad they decided to make it a regular beer, always got a few in my fridge.
  32. BoRaeCho

    BoRaeCho Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2010 California

    SN Torpedo
    Oskar Blues Deviant Dales
    Avery Joes Pils and Ellie Brown Ale
    Nuff said
  33. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Devotee (414) Feb 28, 2010 Delaware
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    On my second sixer of this. "Tart" beer in a can. More please.
  34. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    Some of my favorites are Ten Fidy & Coconut Porter
  35. movingglass

    movingglass Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2012 Illinois

  36. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (865) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
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    1. Heady Topper
    2. Abrasive
    3. Daisy Cutter
    4. Ten Fidy
    5. Ghandi Bot
  37. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Alabama

    I have to say Heady as well...Ive only had it a couple of times... if I had never tried it I would say Good People Snake Handler is the bet IIPA/IPA in a can..
  38. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (439) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    What?? I'm not a big fan of DD (I prefer Dale's), but onion and spices? Either you had one messed up can or you have some messed up taste buds.

    Anyway, I'd say G'knight is the best canned beer.
  39. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (335) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    Most have been listed, only brewery not mentioned which cans some pretty good beers would be Sun King.
  40. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Nope to both. That is exactly what every can (10 or so) of DD tastes like. No citrus and not even a lot of pine hoppiness going on in this beer. Keep it.
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