What's your #1 rated beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raynmoon, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Mine: Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout.
     
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  2. ijaap

    ijaap Jan 5, 2013 Washington
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    So far? Cherry Adam FtW is atop my list.
     
  3. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    I don't care to check my actual ratings, which are little to none, but Bourbon County Rare is at the very top of my list.

    Just shared a 2010 regular Bourbon County with my roommate and I can safely report that this beer would come in at #2. It's absolutely incredible still, even after having consumed the better part of a case since I bought it fresh.
     
  4. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Two Hearted Ale and Bourbon County pretty much cover the entire range for me.
    I could live with just those 2.
     
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Top ranked is Double Bastard, reviewed when I was fairly new to site, but honestly deserves a super high ranking, just a great and somewhat taken for granted beer.

    Next is CCB Imperial Sweet Stout Cognac, it is to sweet stouts what Michael Jordan was to guards.

    Best beer I ever tasted, though, is Alpine Great. Mmmmm mmmmmm good.
     
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  6. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    BCBCS.

    That beer is mind-blowing and I always make sure to ask for one when I trade. It's a beer that would be dangerous if it was readily available here in Texas (which it may be in October of this year! Ack!)
     
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  7. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    In the winter: BCBS
    In the summer: Heady Topper
     
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  8. RichD

    RichD Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout is definitely my number 1 rated beer. I had the opportunity to grab more than 1 and I didn't. To this day I'm livid at missing that opportunity.
     
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  9. Ghostofthewoods

    Ghostofthewoods Dec 8, 2012 New Jersey

    Just got my 2013 installment of Troegg's Nugget Nectar. Wishing it wasn't a seasonal brew. Smells almost as good as it tastes.
     
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  10. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    Summer: Heady Topper and Anti-hero
    Fall: Southern Tier Pumking
    Winter: FBS and Ballast Point Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Porter
    Spring: Whatever is left in the fridge/basement

    sorry, this probably should have gone in a different post. #1 overall is HT.
     
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  11. mklisz

    mklisz Dec 31, 2010 New Hampshire
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    HF Abner. Prefer it to HT.
     
  12. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

    Apple-Brandy Hunahpu. Pure sex in a glass.
     
  13. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Bourbon Barreled 4th Dimentia. Every time I open one I am sure it can't possibly be as great as I remember. It's excellent every single time though. :D
     
  14. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Reviewed: it's a three way tie between Abrasive, Pliny the Elder, and Moon Man (4.48).

    Rated: two way tie between Huma-Lupa-Licious and Union Jack (4.5).

    I guess I like IPAs...
     
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  15. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    King Henry (4.85) for me. A close second is Kern River Citra (4.83).
     
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  16. parris

    parris Jan 18, 2010 Massachusetts
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    My favorite all-arround/go-to is Jacks Abbey Hoponious

    Special occasions (i.e. Friday night) I'd go with others.
     
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  17. SenorHops

    SenorHops Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    LaCumbre Elevated IPA (4.75)
     
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  18. scootsmal

    scootsmal Aug 15, 2012 New York

    Lagunitas Sucks

    Close seconds: Racer X, Sculpin, Deviant Dales
     
  19. cardsfan

    cardsfan Jan 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    Right now I would have to say Olde Hickory's Event Horizon.
     
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  20. tommyz

    tommyz May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Same here, although BBBW is real close
     
  21. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Founders Breakfast Stout at 4.78, closely followed by Heady Topper at 4.65. The FBS I rated in August of 2011, might be time to re-review.
     
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  22. ferillo

    ferillo Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Abner
     
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  23. ToddThompson

    ToddThompson Dec 11, 2012 North Carolina

    It's a toss up between Pliny, Alpine Nelson and Kern Just Outstanding
    For stouts, FW Parabola all the way
     
  24. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Zombie Dust and Founder's Imperial Stout are tops for me.
     
  25. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I have a hard time discerning between 3 BA Stouts that I had on tap at various events the past year. But those three were by far the top 3 beer drinking experiences ever:
    KBS
    BCBS
    BA Pt5
     
  26. seakayak

    seakayak May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    Duvel.

    For all my love of DIPAS, porters, and stouts, to me it's what beer should taste like.
     
  27. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    My highest REVIEWED rating? I have only one perfect score... Maine Beer Company "Mo".

    Abner is very close at 4.9

    I have a handful of perfect 5's when it comes "Had's"
     
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  28. acurtis

    acurtis Sep 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Black Raspberry Lambic
     
  29. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Feb 25, 2012 Colorado
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    BCBS...although BCBCS and ZD aren't far behind.
     
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  30. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Oct 26, 2011 Maryland
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    If I had to drink one beer everyday it would be Big Bad Baptist
     
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  31. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

  32. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord
     
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  33. rdilauro

    rdilauro Mar 8, 2010 Connecticut
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    Spring: Sixpoint Resin
    Summer: Ballast Point Sculpin
    Fall: Shipyard Pugsley Smashed Pumpkin Ale
    Winter: Oskar Blues TenFidy
     
  34. RyFikes

    RyFikes Jan 3, 2013 New York

    I can't properly rate beers because I have a terrible sense of smell.

    However, I drank a LUCKY BASTARD (or Lukcy Basartd) last night and it was phenomenal!
     
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  35. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Kloster Andechs (Andechser) Doppelbock Dunkel.

    'Tis the only beer I've ever had where I swear it's the best beer on the planet after the first sip, the last sip, and again after another mug or two.
     
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  36. stealth

    stealth Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    Beatification and Jacobins are too close too call.
     
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  37. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Central Waters Fifteen : 4.81
    King Henry : 4.8
     
  38. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    Mine is Peche Mortel, granted that was quite some time ago, but the intial experience of that brew remains unforgetable. I had a similar experience about a month ago with my first Zombie Dust, but it wasn't the oh my goodness this is the best beer I've ever had, more like wow why haven't I been drinking this beer every day with my lunch. I've got a Bourbon Barrel Batch 9000 and a Westy in the fridge (thanks Mike!), and I expect them to be some of the best brews I've had. I'll check back then.
     
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  39. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord and PTE are tied for 1st with 4.85. I'm okay with this. ;)
     
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  40. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Nov 18, 2012 Michigan
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    09' BA solar eclipse. Had this on tap at winter solstice and this blew my mind.
     
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