What are your top 10 beers rated on BA?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Shanex, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Shanex

    Shanex Crusader (745) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    OK, BAs, why not?

    For those who don't know, go to your profile -> your beers and its list and click sorted by highest rating and there goes those you have rated the highest. Then list them here please.

    My top 10 is:

    1. KBS (Founders)
    2. St Bernardus abt 12
    3. Kasteel Donker
    4. Sierra Nevada Stout
    5. Chimay Blue
    6. Prairie Coffee Okie
    7. Duvel
    8. FBS (Founders)
    9. Stone Xocoveza
    10. Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss

    Your turn. :wink:
    #1 Shanex, Jul 14, 2017
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  2. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,529) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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  3. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,179) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Don't judge me.

    1. Rochefort 10
    2. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    3. The Abyss
    4. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
    5. Cascade Sang Royale
    6. Pliney The Elder
    7. Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale
    8. Founders CBS
    9. Fantôme Saison
    10. Pannepot

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  4. ABabbidge

    ABabbidge Disciple (372) Jul 20, 2016 Kansas

    1. Celebrator Dobblebock
    2. Westemalle Tripel
    3. A little sumpin sumpin ale
    4. Old Rasputin
    5. Founders Porter
    6. Tank 7
    7. Sierra Nevada Celebration
    8. Sam Adams Cream Stout
    9. Stone 15th Anniversary Black IPA
    10. Boulevard Saison-Brett

    Was surprised to see Sam Adams in there.
    Since the last two are limited release, I'll add the next two:
    11. Weihenstephaner Vitus
    12. Rochefort 10
  5. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,242) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    ok, I'll play along!
    1. Abraxas (Perennial)
    2. Derivation #6 (Side Project)
    3. Hunahpu's Imperial Stout (Cigar City)
    4. Duvel
    5. Big Bad Baptist (Epic)
    6. Rodenbach Caractère Rouge
    7. Darkness (Surly)
    8. Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
    9. Bourbon County Stout (Goose Island)
    10. Trappist Westvleteren XII
    Much more stout heavy than I expected. Huh.
  6. ivegot3Dvision

    ivegot3Dvision Devotee (494) Feb 9, 2015 Oregon
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    1. Rochefort 10
    2. Gratitude
    3. KBS
    4. Nelson
    5. Rice and Beans
    6. Black Tuesday
    7. Allagash Coolship Red
    8. Tartare Rouge
    9. Bo & Luke
    10. Duck Duck Gooze

  7. unclekeith

    unclekeith Defender (688) Sep 4, 2012 Alaska
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    1. Westy 12
    2. DB Huna
    3. Beaucoup Violet
    4. ADWTD B3
    5. BCBS
    6. 4D
    7. Affigem Tripel
    8. Utopias
    9. Dinner
    10. Serendipity

    Fun exercise -thanks!
  8. TargaFlorio

    TargaFlorio Defender (628) Jul 3, 2012 Indiana

    Fun idea for a thread, but it makes me realize how many beers I need to revisit and re-rate. My ratings were so much higher when I started on this site. I've been updating some beer ratings along the way, but I have a lot more to do.

    Only 5 of my top 10 beer ratings on here would probably still hold true for me today, and they are:

    1. Cantillon Fou' Foune
    2. Founders CBS
    3. Bourbon County Coffee
    4. Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    5. Mexican Cake
  9. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Defender (665) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey

    Westmalle triple
    Trois pistole
    smuttynose robust porter
    Weyerbacher reserva
    La fin monde
    Weyerbacher merry monk
    Westmalle Dubbel
    Ayinger celebrator dobbelbock
    Weyerbacher Berry Monk
    Weyerbacher quad

    Apparently I'm a big fan of Weyerbacher brewery
  10. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (3,486) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    1. Odell IPA (4.95)
    2. Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock (4.92)
    3. Great Lakes Christmas Ale (4.92)
    4. Deschute The Abyss (4.88)
    5. Dogfish Head Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (4.88)
    6. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (4.87)
    7. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock (4.84)
    8. Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout (4.8)
    9. Founder's Breakfast Stout (4.75)
    10. Victory Brewing DirtWolf (4.75)
    And like @TargaFlorio, I would need to go back and re-review some of these.
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  11. Blackop555

    Blackop555 Meyvn (1,289) Dec 12, 2016 Michigan
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  12. FanofHefe

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

    1. Founders KBS
    2. DFH 90 Min IPA
    3. Bells Hopslam
    4. Bells Black Note Stout
    5. Bells Two Hearted
    6. St. Bernardus Abt 12
    7. Surly Furious
    8. Founders Breakfast Stout
    9. Rochefort 10
    10. Stone IRS

    11. Weihenstephaner Hefe - had to list because it's one of my favorites.
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  13. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,633) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    1. Pliny the Younger (my only 5 rating, it was equally about the beer and the circumstances I sampled it)

    2-13 (all rated 4.75, and in no particular order):

    Russian River Pliny the Elder
    Founder Breakfast Stout
    Alpine Nelson (pre-GF)
    Deschutes Abyss (original)
    Deschutes Black Butte XX (both with 2-years and 4-years cellaring)
    Firestone Walker Parabola
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown
    Kern River Citra (pre '11)
    Kern River 5th Anniv. (current Winter DIPA)
    Boneyard Notorious
    Boneyard Hop Venom

    Honorable mention (rating above 4.7):

    Barley Brown Fresh-Hop Pallet Jack
    Cigar City Cafe Americano
    Firestone Walker PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout
    Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
  14. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,842) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    1. Prairie Pirate Bomb
    2. Ten FIDY Bourbon Barrel Aged
    3. Empyrean Carpe Brewen Barrel Aged Baltic Porter
    4. Prairie Pe-Kan
    5. Ten FIDY
    6. Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
    7. Brau Brothers Red Velvet Moo Joos
    8. The Abyss
    9. Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier
    10. BCBS
    Apparently I am not the only one looking at their list and wondering how the hell I rated them in that order. There are more than a few I would not have figured were in my top ten. I had #2 and #7 in the past few days, and based on that I would not put them in my top 20. Plenty of others that should be top 10, such as Pirate Noir, Péché Mortel, and Rochefort 10. I guess my ratings vary wildly day-to-day and/or my tastes have changed.
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  15. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,186) Aug 16, 2009 New Jersey
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    i see a ton of foreign beers which is interesting but they just aren't my style. call me biased but I strongly prefer bitter ales and local beers hit the spot, maybe because they're better or maybe because a fresh growler tastes better than a bottle.

    1 Stone Enjoy By -dIPA 9.4
    2 RR Pliny the Elder -dIPA 8
    3 Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered -dIPA 9.4
    4 FW Union Jack -IPA 7.5
    5 Fat Head's Head Hunter -IPA 7.5
    6 Founders KBS -doubleStout 11.8
    7 Conclave Maori Haka (getting a growler tomorrow!) -IPA 6.8
    8 Conclave Even Bigger Space (getting a growler tomorrow!) -dIPA 8
    9 Sole Artisan Simcoe Nerd -dIPA 7.5
    10 Conclave Gravitational Waves -IPA 6.8

    if you consider Enjoy By the same as Enjoy By Unfiltered(11) Bell's Two Hearted -IPA 7
  16. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,327) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    1) Tweak
    2) FBS
    3) BCBS
    4) Al's of Hampden Azazel Mint Stout
    5) Oak Aged Pumking
    6) De Molen BA Moord & Brand
    7) Bruery - So Happens It's Tuesday
    8) Black Note
    9) BC Vanilla Rye
    10) BA Ten Fidy

    News flash - I like big stouts
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  17. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,126) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Sam adams utopias
    Avery tweak
    Hill farmstead juicy
    Ayinger bavarian pils
    Epic brewing double barrel big bad baptist
    Alchemist heady topper
    bruery bourbon barrel angels share
    Oskar blues ten fidy
    hill farmstead twilight of the idols
    Goose island sofie paradisi
    honorable mention to avery 5 monks.
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  18. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Meyvn (1,363) Aug 17, 2013 Germany
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    1. King Henry
    2. Black Eye
    3. Fyodor's Classic
    4. Space Trace
    5. Pugachev Royale
    6. BA Speedway
    7. Black Tuesday with Black House Coffee
    8. Mocha Wednesday
    9. Mother of all Storms
    10. Remy's Pappy
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  19. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,431) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    chimay white
    grapefruit sculpin
    samichlaus classic
    rochefort 8
    founders kbs
    houblon chouffe
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  20. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (11,886) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Prairie Vanilla Noir
    Prairie Barrel Aged Bomb!
    2002 J.W. Lees Harvest Ale
    Firestone Walker Sucaba
    Hair of the Dog Adam
    Kuhnhenn BBA Fourth Dementia
    Unibroue La Fin Du Monde (I should really buy this more often)
    The Bruery Chocolate Rain
    Jackie O's BBA Brick Kiln
    Evil Twin BBA Biscotti Break (both Maple and regular, same score)
    Jack's Abby Bride Maker (tied with the last few)
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  21. Benjolovesbeer

    Benjolovesbeer Zealot (506) Nov 9, 2016 Michigan

    I have about 80 beers I've given 5's therefore I have 80 top beers, however this is due to rating based on style and believe every style deserves a 5 with a few ties within certain styles. Anyway of that 80 here is the top 10 that I chose:

    1. Founders KBS
    2. Witch's Hat Trax
    3. Bells Hopslam
    4. Witch's Hat Rez Gets Smashed
    5. Blue Chimmay
    6. Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout
    7. Paulsner Oktoberfest
    8. Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
    9. Witch's Hat Punk Thrasher Kolsch
    10. Eggenberg Samichlaus Classic Bier
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  22. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (548) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey
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    I gave 3 beers a 5 - Founders CBS - Kane A Night To End All Dawns Cocoa and Rodenbach Alexander.
    4 - TH Very Hazy
    5 - TH Doppleganger
    6 - Kane Regular ANTEAD
    7 - Trillium Dialed In
    8 - Trillium Streets
    9 - Veil - Ladybroznightout
    10 - Kane Sunday Brunch and Trillium Heavy Mettle in a tie
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  23. Dravin

    Dravin Disciple (384) Apr 27, 2014 Indiana

    1. Rodenbach Grand Cru
    2. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    3. Duvel Belgian Golden Ale
    4. Founders Backwoods Bastard
    5. Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
    6. Maudite
    7. 30th Anniversary Ale (Bells)
    8. Orval Trappist Ale
    9. Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René
    10. Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale
    In the interests of full disclosure though, this isn't really an accurate representation of my highest rated beers since while I had a period where I was rating and reviewing on Beer Advocate I didn't stick with it and keep my ratings elsewhere. So this is the top 10 of the 54 beers I rated/reviewed here and not the top 10 of the ~450 odd different beers I've tried.
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  24. Cpmitchno1

    Cpmitchno1 Defender (657) Jan 7, 2015 Virginia
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    LIke many of you here, there are a few beers that if I re-rated would certainly be lower, but here it is:

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Pliny the Elder
    3. Sip of Sunshine
    4. Parabola
    5. The Pupil- Societe
    6. 2x4- Melvin
    7. Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
    8. Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
    9. Parabajava
    10. West 12

    I would say that Sip of Sunshine, Pliny and 2x4 would drop out of my top 10, at least, if I were to rerate them. All are great beers, but maybe not top 10 for my taste. Probably replacing them would be Double Citra from Hill Farmstead, Vietnamese Speedway Stout, and maybe Double Orange Starfish from Aslin (when it's at it's best- some inconsistency on this one).
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  25. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,284) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    1. TG mornin delight
    2. Ddh pseudosue
    3. Madhouse Carpe diem, it's a local BA maple breakfast stout.
    4. BA speedway
    5. Focal banger
    6. Cigar city caffe Americano
    7. High westified
    8. Bottle logic ground state
    9. Tied pseudo sue and zombie dust
    Honorable mentions to powder keg fruitful Union, king sue, and funky Buddha last snow.
  26. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Devotee (407) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    Top ten out of 815:
    1. Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half, 5.00
    2. BCBS, 4.99
    3. BB Dark Apparition, 4.90
    4. Founders Pumpkinmudgeon, 4.75
    4. Wulver, 4.75
    6. CBS, 4.72
    6. Cycle Sunday 2017, 4.72
    8. Central Waters Cassian Sunset, 4.6
    9. Dragon's Milk - Coconut Rum Barrel, 4.59
    10. Pigeon Hill, Your Mom on French Toast, 4.56
    10. BB Dark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee Bean, 4.56
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  27. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Defender (626) Nov 3, 2014 Alabama
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    Don't know if this accurately reflects my favorite beers, but they are the ones I have rated the highest

    1. Gulden Draak
    2. Rodenbach Alexander
    3. Bomb!
    4. El Gordo (Barrel Aged)
    5. Allagash FV 13
    6. St. Bernardus Abt. 12
    7. J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
    8. Orval Trappist Ale
    9. Founders Breakfast Stout
    10. J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
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  28. GregA135

    GregA135 Disciple (355) Mar 25, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    1.) Alchemist - Heady Topper
    2.) Tree House - Julius
    3.) Brew Gentlemen - Albatross
    4.) Trillium - Fort Point Pale Ale
    5.)Other Half - All Green Everything
    6.) Brasserie Dieu du Ciel - Peche Mortel
    7.) Brew Gentlemen - Deep Lunch
    8.) Trillium - PM Dawn
    9.) Goose Island - BCBS
    10.) Lawson's - S.O.S

    I can say that a few of these would be moved around after consuming many other beers throughout the years.
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  29. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (1,568) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Some of these ratings are from a long time ago when my palate was less eclectic. Most of the beers in the list below I haven't had in a long time so I bet my rating of them will be very different if was to try them now.

    1. Lindemans Kriek (Don't judge! I was a sucker for sweet, fruity drinks)
    2. Tripel Karmeliet
    3. Tired Hands Shambolic
    4. Del Borgo Genziana
    5. Westvleteren 12
    6. Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale
    7. Singlecut Weird & Gilly
    8. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (I need to try this again to see whether I still like it as much)
    9. Tired Hands Space Canoe (Hibiscus) - On Cask
    10. Rochefort 10
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  30. seakayak

    seakayak Disciple (354) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    -Be Hoppy
    -White Rajah
    -Double Jack
    -Lagunitas Sucks
    -Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA
    -AleSmith Speedway Stout
    -Trappistes Rochefort 10
    -Bourbon County Brand Stout
    -Heady Topper
    -Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"
  31. Klister

    Klister Aspirant (238) Oct 27, 2010 Maine

    Ten Fidy
    Edmund Fitzgerald
    Chillwave (Great Lakes)
    Smoke and Dagger (Jacks Abbey)
    Ayinger Oktober Fest
    Smuttynose Baltic Porter
    SN Celebration
    Vonn Trapp Dunkel
    Smuttynose Rhye IPA
    G'Knight Imperial (Oscar Blues)

    I have never had a NE IPA, that said Harpoon IPA is #12 on my list
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  32. doktorhops

    doktorhops Poo-Bah (1,548) Jan 12, 2011 Australia

    Ooo, good question! PS: Judge me.

    1. Duvel
    2. St. Bernardus Abt 12
    3. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
    4. Dupont Posca Rustica (Cervesia)
    5. Victory DirtWolf
    6. Trappistes Rochefort 10
    7. Saison Dupont
    8. Victory Hop Ranch
    9. Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
    10. La Chouffe

    Huh, pretty Quad-heavy... also, Hop Ranch - I wonder if I'll ever see that one again?

    I'm pretty satisfied with this Top 10.
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  33. Shanex

    Shanex Crusader (745) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    You guys are overly modest (''dont judge me'') while I certainly didn't try all listed so far, many if not all are world-class no doubt!

    We do like black beers here though, even I only listed Duvel and SN Kellerweiss in my top as yellow beers.
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  34. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Disciple (379) Nov 5, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I don't have all my ratings on BA but if I did would look like this:

    Westy 12
    DB Hunahpu
    Rodenbach Alexander (vintage 2000?)
    BC Rare
    Pliny the Younger
    Morning Wood
    BB Speedway - Vietnamese Coffee
    CCB Final Push
    3F Armand & Tommy
    DDH Sleeper Street
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