What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

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  1. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Initiate (152) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Permanent Funeral & BA Abraxas.

    EDIT: Oh, and Urban Chestnut Terroir
     
  2. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Meyvn (1,389) Oct 30, 2005 Arizona

    Sosus Double IPA was the best beer I had this year with Enjoy By a close second.
     
  3. Justinsosmart

    Justinsosmart Aspirant (249) May 14, 2013 California

    Board Meeting, I can't get enough of it
     
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  4. 4balance

    4balance Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2011

    Don't be afraid of the dark side (narwhal)...may the force serve you well.
     
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  5. cyrushire

    cyrushire Defender (691) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell or CCB BA Cherry Imperial Sweet Stout
     
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  6. fernz18

    fernz18 Initiate (133) Feb 6, 2009 California

    Chocolate Rain.

    ***ooh, yes. Bruery's Humulus Lager probably trumps CR not in taste, but revelation.
     
  7. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,419) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour.
     
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  8. WillieThreebiers

    WillieThreebiers Poo-Bah (6,316) Apr 26, 2012 Connecticut
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    While I'm not entirely sure what the word favorite means when it comes to beer...and that Pliny the Elder I had back in January was memorably better than the one I had last year...New England's Galaxy Pale Ale was a near transcendent moment.
     
  9. xShoWTeKx

    xShoWTeKx Disciple (316) Jan 21, 2013 South Carolina

    I have way too many since I just got into beer hardcore this year. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  10. tmos619

    tmos619 Initiate (19) May 21, 2013 California
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    Enjoy By 4/1, 4/20 and 5/17..got the trifecta
     
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  11. stealth

    stealth Zealot (551) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    The dark lord has been kind to me and has blessed me with many great beers this year thus far, but I have to go with my bourbon barrel porter homebrew that I finally tapped recently. Nothing like making it yourself, and having it turn out goddamn amazing, to really add to the overall beersperience.
     
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  12. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,855) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    by a long shot Morning Delight!
     
  13. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Zealot (512) Sep 2, 2007 Indiana

    BA Plead the 5th with an incredibly close second going to Prairie Hop.
     
  14. jdhowe

    jdhowe Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2013 Georgia

    Stone Espresso IRS if by value
    FW Parabola if by total enjoyment/oz.
    SN Hoptimum if quantity consumed is the important metric
     
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  15. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee

    it's a little obscure but I cannot for the life of me stop drinking Founders Double Trouble. absolutely amazing in my opinion.
     
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  16. Halcyondays

    Halcyondays Poo-Bah (4,188) Jun 27, 2007 California
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    Monkish's Lumen has been my fave so far, so delicious and interesting.
     
  17. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona

    Stones Enjoy By
     
  18. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    had stone enjoy by 5/17 a lot, i mean a lot a lot

    need more !! :grinning:
     
  19. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,825) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin
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    Westvleteren 8, served at In de Vrede.
     
  20. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Tired Hands - Mago Tago
     
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  21. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin

    1. Sheep Shagger
    2. Founders Imperial Stout
    3. Parabola
     
  22. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Initiate (127) Jun 22, 2011 Belgium

    Cantillon 50N4E
     
  23. beefmental

    beefmental Initiate (161) May 26, 2005 Iowa
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    Black Tuesday
     
  24. atomic

    atomic Aspirant (234) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois

    Tough call.

    FFF Behemoth
    Sour Pere Jacques
    Permanent Funeral

    all of these swept me off my feet.
     
  25. allies_dad

    allies_dad Initiate (100) Mar 19, 2013 Texas

    Stone Enjoy By 04.01.13
     
  26. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (469) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Cambridge brewing- pearls of wisdom
     
  27. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (853) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Nothing obscure about Double Trouble. It seems to get lost in the fray with so many other DIPAs but it's still an excellent beer, and IMO, better than many of the hyped-up 'flavor of the moment' DIPAs like Sucks and Enjoy By.
     
  28. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    The best new-to-me beers of 2013 have been Ruination and Enjoy By.
     
  29. CharlatanSin

    CharlatanSin Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Connecticut

    New to me: Heady Topper
    New: NEBCO Attempted Redrum
     
  30. Rob315

    Rob315 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Kentucky

    Head Hunter, KBS, Flower Power, JA Mom and Pops Wet Hop Lager
     
  31. Ericness

    Ericness Initiate (134) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I'll stick to new ones for me this year. Stone Enjoy by 04.01.2013 was awesome and Slumbrew Lobstah Killah might be my new local favorite. Sucks was good but didn't do anything special for me. To each their own...
     
  32. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (5,890) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    So far Two Roads Igor
     
  33. mike_v_sardina

    mike_v_sardina Initiate (66) Apr 12, 2012 Vermont

    I will throw down a vote for 'Magnificent Seven,' the Alpine and City Beer Store Seventh Anniversary collaboration IPA
     
  34. anticipation23

    anticipation23 Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Wisconsin

    Enjoy By 5.17.13, Illumination, Undercover Investigation Shut-Down, Cherry Rye BCBS. It's been a good year so far!
     
  35. nootch23

    nootch23 Aspirant (211) Mar 29, 2012 Massachusetts

    Had my first Black Tuesday last month and it was by far and away the best I've had so far in 2013.
     
  36. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Zealot (537) Jul 13, 2011 Florida

    Enjoy By 5.17.13 was pretty awesome. I'll call that one the best so far.
     
  37. Mersh

    Mersh Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut

    Can't really pick just one, so I wont :wink: Here are my top 5 and these will probably change by the end of the year.

    1. Heady Topper (First time)
    2. FFF Permanent Funeral
    3. Stone Enjoy By
    4. Founders Doom
    5. Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
     
  38. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Disciple (398) Aug 28, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Splinter Gold, hands down.
     
  39. l1fted

    l1fted Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2005 Virginia

    Mostly because it was my first time having it but KBS was mine but Enjoy by 5/17 was right there.
     
  40. seplo

    seplo Aspirant (292) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut

    I think its a tie between Zombie Dust and Dreadnought...CHEERS
     
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