Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

What's your #1 rated beer?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. slarrage

    slarrage Oct 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Heady Topper is #1 for me, but it's not the easiest thing to find in the Boston area

    #1.5 would be Lagunitas 'Sucks'
    **year round 6 packs please**
    highdesertdrinker likes this.
  2. logan0203

    logan0203 Nov 16, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Heady Topper

    Number Two is tough though...

    Maybe AleSmith IPA
  3. Mercury4040

    Mercury4040 Jul 16, 2012 California

    I'm a San Diego IPA guy so I'd have to go with Pure Hoppiness from Alpine.
  4. Mercury4040

    Mercury4040 Jul 16, 2012 California

    Yes! Lagunitas 'Sucks' is surprisingly good!!!
  5. Mercury4040

    Mercury4040 Jul 16, 2012 California

    If you like 'Enjoy By' you'll love Heady!
    SadMachine likes this.
  6. baconman91

    baconman91 Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    No way in Hell I could narrow my spectrum down to a #1.
    - depends on what time of yr it is..& my mood. Some fantastic beers I think of, I wldn't want All year 'round.. So, thats a Tough one. Sorry
    Docrock and highdesertdrinker like this.
  7. therealwildbill

    therealwildbill Dec 19, 2012 New York

    Cable car or duck duck gooze..couldn't pick
    kevanb likes this.
  8. philbe311

    philbe311 Jan 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Westy 12 - My only perfect "5" in 1,000+ reviews...
    DarthKostrizer likes this.
  9. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    2010 BCS is drinking amazingly well right now
  10. baconman91

    baconman91 Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    - I'll tell you what I do like year 'round though. Stickin a nice dried out Cascade Flower/Bud (grow them organic in the backyard..comes in handy 4 Brewin & whatnot) in my bottom lip like a dip of chew. DAMN, its awesome...chew on it a bit here there (I may be in the minority there), but..Maybe I know something you want to, or Not ;p
  11. FourBetter

    FourBetter Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    ...... and stop calling me Surely
    Docrock and TNasty1126 like this.
  12. thecheapies

    thecheapies Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

  13. baconman91

    baconman91 Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    - I ' m sorry..didn't mean to sound all Snobby on that. Just meant maybe a few folks are envious of that..maybe not.
  14. baconman91

    baconman91 Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    - I ' m sorry..didn't mean to sound all Snobby on that. Just meant maybe a few folks are envious of that..maybe not.
  15. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    Too many to choose, can't be done.
    baconman91 likes this.
  16. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    No I like it seasonal. It's so good fresh I bet if they made it all year it would sit on the shelfs and get old and stale.
    jgluck likes this.
  17. Parrotshake

    Parrotshake Nov 29, 2008 Australia

    On BA at least (from memory) Armand' 4 Oude Gueuze Zomer, closely followed by RR Consecration. There's a very good chance I won't have either of them again and that is pretty upsetting.
  18. Gatch

    Gatch Nov 29, 2006 Massachusetts

    Hill Farmstead Susan.
  19. Gatch

    Gatch Nov 29, 2006 Massachusetts

    Actually, I have four "5's." I rate heavily according to style. So, my #1...

    American Porter: Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter (nitro)
    American IPA: Hill Farmstead Susan
    American Double IPA: Bear Republic Racer X
    American Imperial Stout: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout (drank back in 2007...now it's insanely expensive)
  20. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Feb 9, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Regular Black Tuesday. 4.7. Have nothing above that but then again I have only rated 460 beers.
  21. fishtremble

    fishtremble Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Easy choice for me is Short's Cup of Joe and in a close second would be Terrapin Wake N' Bake. Could easily drink both of these daily and all year long. Hear that Short's? Year long, now start producing it that way. :)
  22. brian4beer

    brian4beer Jan 27, 2013 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    King Henry and Murda'd Out Stout are my favorites
  23. Thevanpelt

    Thevanpelt Sep 6, 2012 Sweden

    (I/D)IPA = Heady Topper or Pliny the Elder
    Stout = Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
    Saison = Civil Disobedience #2 or Sankt Hans
    Lambic/Sour = Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio or Beatification
    Others = Galaxy White IPA, Whiteout Wit Bier, White Thai, La Roja etc.

    This list may look completely different in a few week!?
  24. ajramirez1

    ajramirez1 Apr 9, 2011 Washington

    PtY, Westy 12, PtE, MOAS, Sculpin, Rogue Hazlenut Brown. PtY atop, but others no order floosies
  25. XpensiveBieros

    XpensiveBieros Feb 3, 2013 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Like most others, my taste changes pretty regularly (I am currently deep into Stouts), but if there is one beer that I clearly remember having for the first time and continuely impresses me...it is Heady Topper (sometimes the bandwagon isn't all that bad)!
  26. tbryan5

    tbryan5 Sep 22, 2012 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    Based on taste and not availability:
    1.Westy 12
    2.Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
  27. tbryan5

    tbryan5 Sep 22, 2012 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    3. Samichlaus Classic
    4. Utopias 2012
  28. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

  29. kdb150

    kdb150 Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Rochefort 10, by a mile.
  30. baconman91

    baconman91 Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    I got a question..for some of you folks who only have ONE or TWO "perfect 5" ratings in the "gazillions" of Hads, on their personal rating list. (not tryin' to be a Smarta** or jerk..just find it a little odd)

    -- if you've Never really had any beers that you consider That damn good to give a 5 rating (or just a damn near perfect brew)
    ...what exactly are you "comparing" yours beers with/to or waiting for?!
    That's just Silly...
    I have a Boatload of 5 Raters on My list. I guess maybe I'm just drinkin 'em at the Right time of Day..the Perfect Time. ;)

    - bottom line, it's all about Taste..not a Whole lot else.
    ya know how in the NFL, you could throw a Flag on Every play if you wanted..extreme example (maybe even odd comparison), but you get the drift.
  31. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Heady Topper and Abrasive are tied at the top. I don't have any 5's, both are scored at 4.83 for what it's worth which is why I don't do that many reviews anymore. But even without a score card they would still be my favorites.
  32. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    The only 5 I have is Pliny. Close behind are Double Bastard and Hopslam.
  33. mcrago

    mcrago Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    I have some and am willing to trade it for a FW Anniversary. Do you happen to have any?
  34. mcrago

    mcrago Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    BCBCS in the winter for me. Year-around brew was Zombie Dust until a few weeks ago. A friend sent me a fresh Pliny the Elder and a new king was crowned...
  35. n2185

    n2185 Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Winter: KBS
    Spring: KBS
    Summer: KBS
    Fall: KBS
    EyePeeAyBryan and hamsterhero515 like this.
  36. DaveHack

    DaveHack Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Heady Topper.
  37. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I have 3 w/a fiver
    Backwoods Bastard
    John Barleycorn 2010
  38. visualmartyr

    visualmartyr Oct 22, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    agree with two hearted 100%...actually i agree with both! two hearted has been my go to for years...and i finally found a spot that i can get it about 2-3 weeks from bottling...nothing worse than a gem like two hearted sitting on the shelf with a november bottling date(which is a lot more common than some think).
  39. hamsterhero515

    hamsterhero515 Jan 19, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    To date, KBS. Sucks is a not so distant second.
  40. coopsta12p

    coopsta12p May 31, 2009 Wisconsin

    I can never decide between Two Hearted Ale and La Fin Du Monde.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!