What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

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  1. diamondc

    diamondc Zealot (587) May 30, 2006 Texas

    I barely had St Feuillien Grand Cru this year.. and that was an incredible drinking experience. Clown Shoes Muffin Top is coming in second, so far. Sucks a solid third. An honorable mention to Enjoy By for being tasty (yet maybe a couple dollars more than its worth).
     
  2. Skrip

    Skrip Defender (626) Oct 7, 2012 New Jersey
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  3. King23James

    King23James Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2009 Kentucky

    Sierra Nevada barrel-aged Bigfoot, this beer was amazing to me. It was like 3-4 different beers it seemed throughout the stages of it warming up. Definitely a caramelized, burnt sugar, oaky, resinous, vanilla bomb. Second for me was Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Hop, was pleasantly surprised with this one. And of course KBS.
     
  4. rboinski

    rboinski Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Pliny the younger, especially when you factor in the whole experience at RR. It's like a 2 week party with an unmatched beer and you get to talk with great people who came from all over to try it.
     
  5. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (132) Jan 14, 2013 New York
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    Until this weekend I hadn't been that excited about anything I've tried so far this year. But then I tried these two.

    Pizza Port Bacon & Eggs
    Brew By Numbers 01/02 (amarillo and orange saison)
     
  6. Rekrule

    Rekrule Defender (604) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    HF Everett and Jack's Abby BB Framinghammer have been the highlights of the year so far.
     
  7. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Initiate (130) Oct 29, 2008 Illinois
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    The underrated Two Brothers Side Kick is outstanding and easy to get. Three Floyds Rye da Tiger was amazing and anything Pipeworks.
     
  8. Roger85

    Roger85 Disciple (367) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    I don't think you can get it anywhere on line. If I had another bottle I'd trade you one but my shop only got 1 case of it and I only got 1 bottle.
     
  9. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (2,081) May 27, 2008 North Carolina
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    Either Sucks or Enjoy By 5/17/13.
     
  10. arniepnminne

    arniepnminne Aspirant (214) Jun 2, 2010 Minnesota
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    I forgot about 4 Hands War Hammer and Toppling Goliath Naughty Temple. I want more Naughty Temple!
     
  11. ModernMan

    ModernMan Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2013 California

    My cousin gave me a bottle of Cascade Apricot Ale as a gift when he came down from Portland. Haven't opened it yet but can't wait. Visited the brewery once and pretty much everything I had was amazing.
     
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  12. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,244) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Red Swingline, a sour IPA from Trinity in Colorado. It is an amazing, truly eye-opening beer.
     
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas
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    New this year: Founder's Doom.
     
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  14. Tombfyre

    Tombfyre Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2008 Ohio

    Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse. My wife actually told me to shut up I talked about this beer so much as I drank it.
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  15. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas

    My favorite so far has been Mother's MILF , this is one tasty stout , all the flavors from the different types of barrells its aged in come together for a great brew
     
  16. Smoky54

    Smoky54 Aspirant (277) Apr 16, 2012 Tennessee

    Sucks. We don't get some of the top rated beers in Tennessee, due to our benevolent legislators. But, if there is a better DIPA than Sucks, I don't know if I could stand it.
     
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  17. Hendry

    Hendry Champion (832) Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Lawson's Double Sunshine is the (mango) BOMB![​IMG]
     
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  18. Hendry

    Hendry Champion (832) Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Sucks is rock solid!
     
  19. Pouranother78

    Pouranother78 Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2013 Virginia

    Foothills BA Total Eclipse Stout
     
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  20. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    I can't say if one tops the list, but wow, that Stone Espresso I.R.S. is (for lack of a better phrase) f'in AWESOME!

    So good, even my wife was impressed with it (and she is never impressed by beer). She even thanked me for buying it!?
     
  21. alex_hart

    alex_hart Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    Absolutely love this years Hoptimum!

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    And I have found my new favorite brew!

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  22. mecmd

    mecmd Savant (934) Jan 7, 2012 Tennessee
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    Stone Enjoy By and Stone Expresso IRS
     
  23. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Disciple (366) Nov 2, 2012 California

    pliney the younger followed CLOSELY by chocolate rain.
     
  24. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (616) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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  25. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Probably Bigfoot. Nothin' been as good as the stubby Falstaff I had in the 70's, tho.
     
  26. basickness

    basickness Aspirant (222) Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Any one in pgh looking to do some local trades?
     
  27. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (556) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Sucks
     
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  28. Hendry

    Hendry Champion (832) Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Sucks is one of the best values in a $10 six pack if not the best for the quality and intoxicating aroma
     
  29. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (556) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Waitin for it to go year round, whenever the hell that is.
     
  30. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Crusader (717) Dec 28, 2012 Texas

    You sure are proud of that haul... I've seen that pic on 4 different threads now.
     
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  31. Hendry

    Hendry Champion (832) Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Vermont is RIFE with SUCKS,dude, stacked to the ceiling like!
     
  32. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,820) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    The best new beers for me so far this year have all been Texas based:

    Saint Arnold DR 13
    Hops & Grain Zoe
    Live Oak Liberator (this was made several years ago, but recently re released this year)
     
  33. kkibbey

    kkibbey Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2013 Ohio

    KBS!!! I had it on draft today, it was amazing
     
  34. DoomBlasterBerry

    DoomBlasterBerry Initiate (35) Oct 18, 2011 Wisconsin

    Abrasive by Surly. So freaking good.
     
  35. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Defender (653) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    so far my favorite beer so far this year has been stone brewing espresso imperial stout.
     
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  36. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,546) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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  37. 4balance

    4balance Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2011

    Sierra Nevada Hoptimum...so freakin' good.
     
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  38. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (236) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Usually I wouldn't trust the Sith, but I think you're on to something....
     
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  39. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Disciple (395) Aug 23, 2012 Texas
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    Parabola
     
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  40. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (236) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Older Viscosity was pretty damn good IMO
     
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