What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Matthew1788, Apr 13, 2013.

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  1. dougfur

    dougfur Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 New York

    Just tried Gandhi Bot and Sea Hag for the first time. Both are outstanding! I'm kind of blown away by how outstanding given the (relative) lack of hype. These are right up there with the best.
     
  2. CaptFrothy

    CaptFrothy Zealot (520) Dec 9, 2006 Maryland
    Society

    This is so hard to choose, but I'll go with a wine barrel aged quad since it's memory is fresh:

    Alvinne Cuvee De Mortagne

     
  3. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (193) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    TG KBBS, hands down the best of 2013!
     
  4. mverity

    mverity Zealot (598) Oct 6, 2012 Florida

    Stone's collab Dayman...Enough said.
     
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  5. Paccamacca

    Paccamacca Defender (610) Sep 15, 2012 California

    Pliny the Younger '13....OMFG!
     
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  6. cincysig

    cincysig Initiate (192) Sep 15, 2010 Connecticut

    Brand new: Great Lakes Alchemy Hour / Jack's Abby The ABCS / Lawson's Peril Imperial IPA / Knee Deep Batch No 138 -- Annual release: Russian River Pliny the Younger / Stone Enjoy By series / FFF Permanent Funeral -- I'm sure I'm missing some. Cheers!
     
  7. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Aspirant (232) Nov 22, 2011 Florida

    Brandy Huna closely followed by Coconut Rare (Pegs)
     
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  8. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Central Waters 15 was really fucking good, wish I coulda made it to the party to grab a bottle (or 4).
     
  9. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (642) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Le petite morte
     
  10. JISurfer

    JISurfer Poo-Bah (1,993) Dec 10, 2002 South Carolina
    Society Trader

    Toss up between Simtra and Enjoy By
     
  11. woodchip

    woodchip Zealot (524) Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
    Trader

    KBS on tap...
     
  12. SpongeRuiner

    SpongeRuiner Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Michigan

    Short's Freedom of '78.

    UGH that scent!
     
  13. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Caldera Mogli without a doubt
     
  14. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (594) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota

    On tap:
    Czar Jack
    Better Half
    BA 9000

    In the bottle:
    BBPt5
    Peruvian Morning
    Alchemy Hour

    Can:
    Abrasive
     
  15. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete, round 2...
    Set back to back front squat PRs yesterday, got promoted at work, matched yesterday's PRs maxing out today, so I'mma drink...

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    and I'mma listen to...

     
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  16. sneaks2210

    sneaks2210 Devotee (470) Oct 20, 2006 New York

    Finally had the chance to try Pannepot and Heady Topper. Both were absolutetly fantastic!
     
  17. drocpsu

    drocpsu Initiate (184) Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    Heady or Lagunitas Sucks, probably. I think Heady had a bit of the 'whale' factor playing into it, but both are excellent brews.
     
  18. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

    Stone Enjoy BY and Double Trouble
    Both gave me a different buzz and the DT stands up to its name.
     
  19. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,204) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    2013 Parabola
     
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  20. rails

    rails Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 California

    Brandy Huna got to be a whale bro
     
  21. CoachC

    CoachC Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2012 Florida

    Stone Enjoy By 5/17/13
     
  22. Lledd

    Lledd Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    sucuba and wunderkind
     
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  23. twizzard

    twizzard Defender (655) May 11, 2013 New York
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    Gotta say Ten Fidy....Just had another after a lond day out with my wife for her 50th birthday.....Had a Heady followed by a Hoptimum...Then a Ten Fidy...Damn!!! Thats a whoe lotta beer!
     
  24. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Disciple (379) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I had my first Plead the Fifth this year and that's probably my favorite stout ever right now so that's probably in the lead. Had my first Hoptimum too though so maybe they can wrestle off.
     
  25. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    I tried lost abbey's angels share and love that. Don't know if it was a 2013 batch but poured in 2013. That or Parabola was great. I also had an amazing DIPA citra only beer on tap that I don't remember the name of.
     
  26. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,818) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Already posted on this thread but I had the following recently and was blown away by each:

    Hoponious Union
    Barrel Aged Speedway
    Fantasia
    Uncle Jacob's
     
  27. tectactoe

    tectactoe Poo-Bah (1,802) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan
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  28. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (5,230) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    So far, I'd say Enjoy By, but 2013 Hoptimum wasn't far behind, IMO.
     
  29. DyingBreed

    DyingBreed Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 Indiana

    Permanent Funeral by far.
     
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  30. LeeMarvin

    LeeMarvin Initiate (196) Jan 15, 2005 Massachusetts

    Founders Doom bottled release
     
  31. Mattatatat

    Mattatatat Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2013 California

    Just had an Ale Smith Yule Smith Summer Seasonal DIPA last night and it was outstanding, knocked my socks off. Great balance, perfect summer DIPA. If you can get your hands on one, grab her.
     
  32. Gingermanstv

    Gingermanstv Initiate (35) Sep 23, 2008 Connecticut

    What is Enlightenment and Enjoy By
     
  33. gashmoney

    gashmoney Aspirant (243) Apr 10, 2013 Michigan

    Hopstache was so tasty. Artic Dekoorc Eert was a nice one too.
     
  34. shawnp

    shawnp Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota

    Toppling Goliath Assassin - yellow wAx.
     
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  35. Greenia

    Greenia Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Illinois

    Sweetwater Some Strange

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  36. daleyke

    daleyke Initiate (89) Aug 15, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Trader

    I'll go with Voodoo Apple Brandy Big Black Voodoo Daddy. It was the only Barrel Room Collection version I tried but it was incredible. I can't imagine how good the Pappy versions were.
     
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  37. smbslt

    smbslt Savant (907) Dec 26, 2010 Illinois
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    Undercover Investigation Shut-Down - one of the few repeats for me this year.
     
  38. bvdubn

    bvdubn Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I couldn't pick a single beer to be the best. I have had so many great offerings in 2013 thanks to some great friends and the BA community.
     
  39. Hefewiseman

    Hefewiseman Disciple (365) Sep 6, 2011 Florida
    Trader

    Cali Brandy Hunahpu, easily. I wanna BE it!
     
  40. Cdax

    Cdax Initiate (128) Feb 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Free Will Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale.
     
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