What's your #1 rated beer?

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  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Mine: Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout.
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  2. ijaap

    ijaap Initiate (165) Jan 5, 2013 Washington
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    So far? Cherry Adam FtW is atop my list.
  3. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) 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 Disciple (374) 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 Poo-Bah (2,290) 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 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas


    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 Initiate (156) 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 Champion (809) 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 Initiate (0) 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 Devotee (485) 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 Champion (848) Dec 31, 2010 New Hampshire
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    HF Abner. Prefer it to HT.
  12. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Aspirant (227) Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

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

    Andygirl Initiate (0) 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. :grinning:
  14. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) 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 Poo-Bah (1,658) 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 Zealot (517) 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 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    LaCumbre Elevated IPA (4.75)
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  18. scootsmal

    scootsmal Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2012 New York

    Lagunitas Sucks

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

    cardsfan Disciple (365) 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 Devotee (420) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Same here, although BBBW is real close
  21. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) 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 Devotee (489) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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  23. ToddThompson

    ToddThompson Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

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

    Gotti311 Crusader (771) 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:
    BA Pt5
  26. seakayak

    seakayak Disciple (351) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts


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

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,096) 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 Poo-Bah (2,449) Sep 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Black Raspberry Lambic
  29. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Devotee (487) Feb 25, 2012 Colorado
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    BCBS...although BCBCS and ZD aren't far behind.
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  30. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Devotee (479) 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 Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

  32. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (204) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord
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  33. rdilauro

    rdilauro Crusader (753) Mar 8, 2010 Connecticut

    Spring: Sixpoint Resin
    Summer: Ballast Point Sculpin
    Fall: Shipyard Pugsley Smashed Pumpkin Ale
    Winter: Oskar Blues TenFidy
  34. RyFikes

    RyFikes Initiate (0) 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 Poo-Bah (2,244) 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 Zealot (507) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    Beatification and Jacobins are too close too call.
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  37. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

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

    Goosey Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

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

    GR_Beer_Nut Initiate (0) 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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