What are your TOP TEN beers of 2014?

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  1. BowWowWowYippyYoIPA

    BowWowWowYippyYoIPA Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2014 California

    No particular order:

    Wicked Weed - Freak of Nature
    Sante Adairius - Saison Bernice
    Telegraph - Obscura Peche
    Noble - Mosaic Showers
    Founders - KBS
    Firestone Walker - Krieky Bones
    Drie Fonteinen - Oude Gueze
    Firestone Walker - Stickee Monkee
    Alpine - Nelson
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
  2. RLVineh

    RLVineh Initiate (138) Jun 21, 2014 California

    1) Badboy by Alpine
    2) Nelson by Alpine
    3) PB Milk Stout by Belching Beaver
    4) Stone Enjoy by...4-20-14
    5) Nelson Showers by Noble Ale Works
    6) Spiced Unicorn Milk by Stone
    7) Lagunitas Sucks
    8) Exponential Hoppiness by Alpine
    9) Petrus Aged Red
    10) Hoppy Birthday by Alpine or Old Guardian 2008 Barrel aged release by Stone
  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,624) Mar 18, 2010 California

    A few more than 10:

    Stone Xocoveza
    TAPS Remy's Pappy
    Goose Island BCBS Proprietor's (2013)
    Tree House Double Shot
    Maine Dinner
    Goose Island BCBS Proprietor's (2014)
    Bruery Mocha Wednesday
    Noble Citra Showers
    Cellarmaker Imperial Coffee & Cigarettes
    Three Floyds Murda'd Out Stout
    Fat Heads Hop JuJu
    Prairie Bible Belt
  4. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    1.Lagunitas Born Yesterday
    2.NBC Gandhi Bot
    3.Pliny The Elder
    4.Goose ISland Vanilla Rye
    5.Hardywood Rum Barrel GBS
    6.Hardywood Bourbon Barrel GBS
    7.Founders KBS
    8.Firestone Walker Parabola
    9.MBC Dinner
    10.Surly brewing co. Darkness
  5. micromaniac129

    micromaniac129 Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

    The Abyss

    Pivo Hoppy Pils

    Odin's Tipple

    Chasing The Dragon

    Norwegian Wood

    Boat Beer

    Limbo IPA

    Pony Pilsner


    Honorable mentions

    Workhorse IPA


    Pineapple Hop Gun
  6. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Zealot (598) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut

    No particular order.
    Top 10 New beers I have tried this year.

    Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    TH Julius
    TH Haze
    Sip Of Sunshine
    Beer'd Eight Days A Week
    Grey Sail Captains Daughter
    Double Jack
    Jai Alai
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  7. DemoniChris

    DemoniChris Disciple (346) Jun 4, 2013 Nebraska

    Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)
    Old Backus Barleywine
    King Henry
    Wisconsin Belgian Red
    Zombie Dust
    Pirate Bomb
    Bramble Rye
    Mother Of All Storms
  8. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (4,190) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

    1. Second Fiddle
    2. Worm Town Hopulence DIPA
    3. Whitebirch Nyx
    4. Prairie Bomb
    5. Founder's Dark Penance
    6.Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout
    7.Whitebirch 5 Anniversary Imperial Belgian IPA
    8.Greenflash Imperial Rye IPA
    9.Greenhead IPA
    10.Goose Island Coffee Bourbon Coffee
  9. whitenads

    whitenads Zealot (585) Jan 26, 2013 Ohio

    1. Alesmith BA Speedway Stout
    2. Mikkeller BA Vanilla Shake
    3. Lawsons Triple Sunshine
    4. Kern Citra Double IPA
    5. Cantillon St. Lamvinus
    6. The Bruery Tart of Darkness w/Cherries & Vanilla
    7. Jackie O's A Token of Our Extreme
    8. Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Black Maple
    9. Logsdons Peche N Brett
    10. Hoppin Frog Infusion A
  10. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Defender (668) May 2, 2014 Kentucky

    I see all these beers posted, and I even recognize some of them. 2014 wasn't my first year of craft beer, but it was the one where my wife and I started hanging out with other beer people and participating in bottle shares. So this year blew my mind. On to trying to list just 10 (in no order):

    Cantillon Fou Foune
    New Glarus Cran-bic
    Central Waters Brewers Reserve Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Ghandi Bot
    Dark Horse BBPT5
    Pliny the Elder
    BCBS 2013
    Against the Grain London Balling
    North Coast Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve 2009

    I'm not even sure this list is correct, but it works until I think of something else.
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  11. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (952) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    I was very fortunate to try a lot of awesome stuff this year, thanks in part to awesome trades and travel.

    In no particular order:

    Tahoe Mountain Brewing Recolte Du Bois
    Alchemist Focal Banger
    Firestone Walker Agrestic
    Southern Star Black Crack
    Toppling Goliath PseudoSue
    2013 Goose Island Proprieters
    Leelanau Line 5 Michilimackinac Stout
    Cantillon Classic Gueuze
    Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous
    Alpine Duet

    Honorable mentions:
    Surly Abrasive
    Central Waters Sixteen
    Firestone 17

    Crossed a lot off the beer bucket list in 2014.

    Cheers to everyone in the hunt in 2015 and beyond!
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  12. esetter

    esetter Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2014 Tennessee

    In no order
    Bells Two Hearted
    Dragons milk
    Asheville Brewing Fire Escape
    Stone Xocoveza
    Twin Leaf (Asheville)Schizim belgian stout
    Hi-Wire bed of nails brown
    Saw - Works Rocky Hop
    Westbrook IPA
    Backwoods Bastard
    Fat Bottom knockout ipa
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  13. TurkeyFeathers

    TurkeyFeathers Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 New York

    Highlights of 2014 of beers I've never tried before:
    Prairie Bomb
    Christmas Bomb
    Imperial Biscotti Break
    Imperial Biscotti Break DeCicco version
    Ithaca Flower Power cask with topaz
    Mexican Cake
    2013 Utopias
    Bourbon County Stout
    That's 11 but oh well
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  14. DanGeo

    DanGeo Crusader (766) Apr 2, 2013 Michigan

    Hard to narrow it down to just 10, but 1 stood out above the rest for me this year:

    Kuhnhenn Solstice Stout.....

    .....then.....in no particular order.....

    Rue d' Floyd (FFF)
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Proprietor's '13
    Grey Monday
    Surly Abrasive
    Westbrook Bourbon Can Can
    Kuhnhenn Big Tony's
    Vanilla Rye
    NG Belgian Red/Raspberry Tart/Serendipity (tie)
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  15. JohnG190

    JohnG190 Zealot (502) Jan 26, 2013 New York

    Most were released in 2014, the remainder, I believe, are from 2013. But all were consumed for the first time in 2014!

    10. Maine Beer Dinner
    09. Treehouse Haze
    08. Pipeworks Square Grouper
    07. Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
    06. Toppling Goliath Sosus
    05. La Cumbre Project Dank
    04. Trillium Galaxy DH Fort Point
    03. Goose Island Vanilla Rye
    02. Firestone Walker PNC Stout
    01. Toppling Goliath King Sue
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  16. HotfishRuss

    HotfishRuss Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2014 New York

    Darklord ,GI bc vanilla ,GI bc coffee,Stone master of disguise ,Dfh rasion d'extra ,Dfh 1000 beer,clownshoes billionare ,clown shoes crunkle sam , clown shoes mexican sombrero ,sam Adams utopia
  17. janky

    janky Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2013 Washington

    My highlights of 2014, in no particular order:

    Hill Farmstead Ephraim
    Tired Hands Foliage
    Maine Dinner
    Alpine Great
    Double Barrel Hunahpu
    Trillium Mettle
    De Garde Imperial Apricot Bu
    Fremont Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb
    Upright Flora Rustica
    Engine House No. 9 Nefelibata

    Also, I dunno what was up with the BCBS series this year, but to me they tasted way off. Pretty disappointing this time around.
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  18. HectorB

    HectorB Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2013 New York

    Was blessed to try so many good beers in 2014. 10 favs in no particular order:

    GI Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
    Fremont Bourbon Barrel Abominable
    Live Oak Hefe
    (512) Double Pecan Porter
    Schell's North Country Brunette
    Bells Hopslam
    Victory DirtWolf
    Stone Fyodor's Classic
    Cantillon Iris
    Naparbier Aotearoa

    10 honorable mentions:

    FW Sucaba
    Founders Harvest
    Pizza Port Swami
    Avery Mephistopheles
    Modern Times Fortunate Islands
    Enjoy By
    Black Raven Pour les Oiseaux
    Karmeliet Tripel
    Prairie Something
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  19. WillemHC

    WillemHC Initiate (134) Jun 21, 2013 Utah

    Brother soigné
    BA narwhal
    14 parabola
    Are you afraid of the dank
    Highway to the danker zone
    Cask strawberry
    Older viscosity
    Heady topper
    Cantillon geuZe
    Rr sanctification
  20. slander

    slander Poo-Bah (2,165) Nov 5, 2001 New York
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  21. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Crusader (736) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia

    WW Freak of Nature
    Hanssens Oude Gueuze
    Kuhnhenn BBBW
  22. bman13

    bman13 Aspirant (259) Mar 19, 2014 Ohio

    In order:

    1. Epic: Big Bad Baptist
    2. Fat Heads: Hop Juju
    3. Founder's: Imperial Stout
    4. Sierra Nevada: Hoptimum
    5. Lagunitas: Brown Shugga OR
    5. Green Flash: West Coast DIPA
    6. Ale Smith: Speedway Stout
    7. Stone: Double Bastard
    8. Sierra Nevada: Narwhal
    9. Flying Dog: Amarillo single hop
    10. Bell's: Expedition Stout
  23. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Poo-Bah (1,944) Feb 27, 2007 Ohio
    Society Trader

    1. Hill Farmstead Everett
    2. Three Floyds Skull Ole
    3. Great Lakes Chillwave
    3. Hill Farmstead Edward
    3. Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo
    3. Hill Farmstead Double Citra
    3. Hill Farmstead What is Enlightenment?
    8. Fantôme Artist: Gaelle Boulanger
    9. Three Floyds Turnt
    10. Dogfishhead Theobroma

    Kinda Dominated by 3 breweries- but in all fairness I visited all three this year.
  24. Jwburns75

    Jwburns75 Initiate (182) Sep 21, 2014 New York

    2014 was my first year of trying to seriously track stuff down that wasn't local. Off the top of my head, no particular order:

    HF / Citra Pale Ale, Edward (Susan had kicked the day I went and after 3+ hours in line I went for full growlers instead of halves of the DIPAs)
    FFF / Dreadnaught, Arctic Panzer
    MBC / Weez, Another One
    Founders Breakfast, Harvest, Porter
    Bells Two Hearted
    NEBC / GB, Fat 10er #11 (I think it was 11)
    Victory Dirtwolf
    Lagunitas Sucks / Nighttime
    Barrier / Kapow

    I am sure I am forgetting others but it is what it is. Looking forward to trying some Tree House, Other Half, more Barrier Brewing, and HF god-willing, and figuring out a way to get me some Pliny in 2015!
  25. spacecake9

    spacecake9 Meyvn (1,050) Apr 26, 2014 Illinois

    I'm sorry but I can only reduce the list to 12. Each of these floored me and left me wanting more. In no particular order:

    Bells Expedition Stout
    Cigar City Jai Alai
    Deschutes Mirror Mirror
    Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout
    Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
    Lost Abbey Track #8
    Revolution Citra Hero
    Southern Tier Crème' Brulee
    The Bruery Sucre
    Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
    J.W. Lees Harvest Ale
    Brasserie De Rochefort Rochefort 10
  26. Gaddabble

    Gaddabble Devotee (466) Mar 8, 2014 Ohio

    1. Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout
    2. Goose Island BCBCS
    3. Deschutes The Abyss (2013)
    4. Revolution Deth's Tar
    5. Great Lakes Chillwave
    6. Thirsty Dog Barrel-Aged Siberian Night
    7. Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Bomb
    8. Hill Farmstead Abner
    9. Lagunitas Sucks
    10. Hill Farmstead Everett
  27. stosh66

    stosh66 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 Pennsylvania

    No order:
    Enjoy By 4-24-14
    Enjoy By 10-31-14
    Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
    Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere
    Hop Ranch
    Sublimely Self Righteous
  28. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,957) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
    Society Trader

    1. Fou foune
    2. Abner
    3. PseudoSue
    4. Rueuze
    5. BB Plead the 5th
    6. Mother's Milk MILF
    7. HF Sue
    8. HF Anna
    9. Greysail Captain's Daughter
    10. Hibernal Dichotomous

    Thanks for the post. Interesting information to dig up for my own reference as well.
  29. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (141) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    Sorry to bump this back to the top but I was hoping to get about 100 replies.
  30. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (98) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota

    Twas a great year

    Fou Foune
    Focal Banger
    CS Batch 60
    Duck Duck Gooze
    King Sue
    Millennium Geuze
    3F 2001 OG
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  31. Absolut

    Absolut Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2011 California

    Pliny younger
    Hoppy birthday
    Stickee monkee
    Row 2 hill 56
    Two hearted
    Dirt wolf
    Boneyard ipa
    Barrel aged narwhal
    Tart of darkness

    * subject to change as I think about it.
  32. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    What was the style of the Karben4 beer you tried?
  33. warrendietrich2001

    warrendietrich2001 Savant (922) Feb 13, 2013 Nevada
    Society Trader

    Pliny the Elder
    Grapefruit Sculpin
    Russian River Blind Pig
    Cigar City Jai Alai
    Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Stout
    Speedway Stout with Viatnemese Coffee
    Stone Enjoy By
    Founders Breakfast Stout (first time trying)
    21st Amendment Brew Free or Die
    Stickee Monkey
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  34. Ewhite2121

    Ewhite2121 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2013 Vermont

    1. Double Dose IPA - Otter Creek/Lawson's
    2. Abner - Hill Farmstead
    3. Sip of Sunshine - Lawson's Finest Liquids
    4. 2nd Fiddle - Fiddlehead
    5. Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing
    6. Fair Maiden - Foley Brothers Brewing
    7. Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island
    8. Master Mind - Fiddlehead
    9. Road Warrior - Green Flash
    10. Little Sumpin' Extra - Lagunitas

    I do like IPAs
  35. fredmugs

    fredmugs Meyvn (1,483) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    DIPA. Pretty sure Fantasy Factory is a single and Idiot Farm was a double. Both awesome.
  36. SoleBriety

    SoleBriety Zealot (563) Oct 10, 2013 California
    Society Trader

    In no particular order:

    Pliny the Younger -Russian River
    Bourbon County Stout -Goose Island
    Sculpin - Ballast Point
    Mosaic Showers - Noble Ale Wors
    Super IPA - New Belgium x Alpine
    Pliny the Elder - Russian River
    Pure Hoppiness - Alpine
    Simtra - Knee Deep
    Enjoy By - Stone
    Consecration - Russian River
  37. T-34-85

    T-34-85 Defender (627) Nov 7, 2013 New York

    In no particular order:
    - Focal Banger (The Alchemist)
    - Lava (Ölvisholt Brugghús)
    - Premium (Omnipollo)
    - Silverback DIPA (Custom Brewcrafters)
    - Dry Hopped on the High Seas with Citra (Cigar City)
    - Another One (Maine Beer Company)
    - Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
    - Aun Mas Jesus (Evil Twin)
    - Annie (Good Nature Brewing)
    - Hop Ranch (Victory)
  38. SierraJosh

    SierraJosh Aspirant (274) Aug 13, 2013 California

    No particular order, new to me for 2014:

    Heady Topper
    Convivial Suarez
    Atrial Rubicite
    BCBS 2013
    Blackberry Dark Origins
    Hop Juju
    Scream IIPA
    Hoppy Birthday
  39. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (5,780) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    1) Cigar City.............Hopped on the high seas-Citra
    2) Southern Tier........Pumking
    3) Long Trail.............Limbo IPA
    4) DuClaw................Dirty little freak
    5) Tallgrass..............Vanilla bean buffalo sweat
    6) Goose Island.........Endless IPA
    7) Roman N.V...........Adriaen Brower dark gold ale
    8) Sixpoint................Sensi harvest
    9) Jack Abbey...........Hoponius union
    10) Einstok Olgera......Icelandic arctic berry ale
  40. king75

    king75 Devotee (428) Jul 27, 2010 Michigan

    Lindley Park
    Witch's Hat- Bourbon Barrel Dragontrax Night Fury
    Witch's Hat-Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Covered Espresso Night Fury
    Witch's Hat-Bourbon Barrel Night Fury Vanilla
    Bell's- BA Expedition
    Odd Sides- Hipster Brunch
    Greenbush- Delusion
    Wicked Weed-Freak of Nature
    Short's BA woodmaster
    Short's BA Evil Urges
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