What's your #1 rated beer?

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    IMSPEAKNOENGLISH Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Illinois

    Goose Islands King Henry
  2. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Devotee (457) Jun 10, 2011 Florida
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    What he ^^^^ said.
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  3. mishtif

    mishtif Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Illinois

    Arctic Panzer Wolf, destoyer of the pallet
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  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,451) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Anything from Hill Farmstead!

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  5. Gassygunslinger

    Gassygunslinger Initiate (23) Dec 20, 2012 Maine

    Hard to say. I think one that I just keep coming back to (and loving even more) is Allagash Black. Two that are close to it are Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (not to be confused with that bland regular Guinness, or the mediocre Guinness Extra Stout), and Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout. None of these are quite the "perfect" beer for me. But they come so darn close. Guinness FES needs a little more "oomph", and and Cadillac Mountain needs just a bit more softness" and I'm not exactly sure what Allagash Black needs. Maybe a bit more bite? Anyways, those three are my number one rated.
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  6. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    BCBS Rare
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  7. dbc5

    dbc5 Devotee (478) Jun 18, 2009 Arizona
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    Mine was King Henry until last night when I cracked open and reviewed a CCB Cognac Aged Church on a Hill. Honestly not sure which of the two I prefer, but Church received a higher rating by virtue of a slightly better appearance score.
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  8. Kendo

    Kendo Poo-Bah (2,134) Dec 23, 2005 New York

    Out of my nearly 1000 full reviews, my 3 highest-rated are:

    Founders Imperial Stout
    Alesmith Yulesmith (Summer)
    Old Rasputin (nitro-tap)

    I've been reviewing beers here on BA for 7 years now, so some beers that I reviewed early would likely get different scores now, and on a different day, those 3 might not get my highest ratings. But there you have it.
  9. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (737) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Bourbon County Vanilla. Hands down my number one.
  10. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,399) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    So far for me it's too close to call between KBS and Stone Enjoy By, but there's still so many top rated beers for me to try (including Heady Topper which I should be trying in about a week and a half!). Still if I only had those 2 beers to drink the rest of my life I would be a very happy man! =)
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  11. lookrider

    lookrider Defender (649) Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I have to go with 3: Dreadnaught, Pliny the Elder and La Fin du Monde
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  12. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    Top Had: Jackie O's Ice Oil of Aphrodite (my only perfect 5, though if I reviewed it I'd imagine it'd be slightly lower)
    Top Review: PvW Dark Lord (4.83)
    Honorable Mention: Alpine Nelson (4.78)
  13. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,015) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    All those who think I'm prejudiced against top-fermented beer will be surprised; mine is a tie between Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout and Weihenstephaner Korbinian.
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  14. rholmes

    rholmes Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Florida

    Based on the very little amount of beers ive been able to try I
    I would have to say Pliny is at the top of my list.
  15. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (294) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    2011 bc coffee
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  16. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (281) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Oskar Blues Old Chub
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  17. Chris77McGrath

    Chris77McGrath Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

    Right now, Steelhead Double IPA......still searching though.
  18. AndrewSmith

    AndrewSmith Aspirant (283) Jan 27, 2013 California
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    I'm loving Hopslam at the moment
  19. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (968) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    Adam from the wood!

    that beer is amazing
  20. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,583) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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  21. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    2010 Fifty Fifty Eclipse Four Roses is my number one rated (4.88). '09 BCBS in a close second (4.86)
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  22. repivk

    repivk Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2012 Minnesota
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    Bells black note, kbs, or westy 12 for me. Surly wet and goose island Dominique would follow closely.
  23. YeahNelsonMandela

    YeahNelsonMandela Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 South Africa

    I haven't typed up any reviews on this site yet but it would be Lente. probably the perfect beer.
  24. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (1,897) May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Zombie Dust is my closest to a perfect 5.0. And contrary to what many on here think, it's not the artwork or the name that does it for me. :stuck_out_tongue:
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  25. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Sucks by .03 over Ten FIDY
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  26. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,026) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    Ommegang Adoration Ale
  27. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    DFH Palo Santo Marron.

    My highest hads are celebrator and BCBS.
  28. OldPenguinHunter

    OldPenguinHunter Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2010 California

    2006 Abbaye St. Bon-Chien, 100% Pinot barrel aged. This one's a sleeper out of the BFM line, arguably the only reason why I buy his beers: in hope that he might one day re-create this beer.
  29. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (850) Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
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    rum hunapuh
  30. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,512) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    cherry rye
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  31. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (395) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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    As of now, it's Pliny the Elder.

    Supplication a bit below, though I spy my lone KBS and perhaps BCBS Cherry-Rye potentially claiming the thrown once I partake of them.
  32. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    don't write official reviews, but hands down:
    I have an emotional relationship w/ this beer. It's love I tell you, love.
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  33. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    I don't even trust my own ratings but at the moment it's Rare which I gave a 4.9.
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  34. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    Heady Topper
  35. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Defender (663) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Krzyzek's Irish Stout. Very robust!
  36. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (474) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
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    In order--Pliny, Green Flash West Coast, Gandhi-Bot
  37. Chazari99

    Chazari99 Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Hopzilla by Lawson's.
  38. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Kiwi Rising and Hoponius tied at a perfect five!
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  39. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    If you could only drink one beer every day, what would it be?
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  40. browniewithnuts

    browniewithnuts Devotee (434) Oct 12, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Rochefort 10. Readily available and never disappointed.
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