What's your #1 rated beer?

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  1. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Westy 12 for sure. Honorable mentions to Kate the Great, Beer Geek Weasel Cognac edition, KBS, and Weihenstephaner Hefe.
     
  2. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    So far Heady Topper...haven't found a reason for that to change yet but I am searching methodically every day for a new champion :wink:
     
  3. shep8821

    shep8821 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

    bell's black note or 3 floyds behemoth
     
  4. Beerswimmer

    Beerswimmer Initiate (160) Mar 4, 2013 Michigan

    My tastes switch daily, but it always between these three: Piny on draft, Franziskaner weisse, Founders Imperial Stout.
     
  5. Huhzubendah

    Huhzubendah Poo-Bah (4,760) Oct 29, 2007 District of Columbia
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    I have eight perfect 5s, though there are many memorable beers in the 4.8-4.9 range.

    Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord
    J&J Blauw
    Heady Topper
    Cantillon Loerik
    Pliny the Younger
    Westy 8
    Westy 12
    Goose Island King Henry
     
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  6. Rob315

    Rob315 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Kentucky

    JP Baudelaire IO, and Arctic Panzer Wolf but I havent added some of the recent beers I've had.
     
  7. cproioi

    cproioi Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2006 Ohio

    The one in front of me
     
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  8. bahnfire

    bahnfire Aspirant (265) Jan 17, 2011 Vermont
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    This.
     
  9. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Disciple (306) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    really tough to top Three Floyds Dreadnaught in my book
     
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  10. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    My next one.
     
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  11. JL1

    JL1 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 North Dakota

    I wasn't expecting a "Moon Man" to be landing on this list, although it is a good beer. My all time favorite is Green Man Ale's IPA. It's a great beer from home. Right now my favorites are Hopslam, Abrasive, and Sucks.
     
  12. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Moon Man is one of those beers that's really good to me for no particular reason. Couldn't put my finger on it if I tried.
     
  13. logan0203

    logan0203 Aspirant (289) Nov 16, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Heady Topper. If you've had it, it should be your #1 too.
     
  14. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    2006 Gales Prize Old Ale.
     
  15. MastaShonuf

    MastaShonuf Devotee (493) Jan 21, 2013 California
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    Anytime - Brother Thelonius, Pliny the Elder, Hoptologist
    Dark and Hard to get - Black Albert, Sexual Chocolate
    When my buddy ships it - Heddy Topper
    Sour - Ghouls Chip
    Cheap Stuff - Red Stripe
     
  16. themind

    themind Defender (696) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

    I am not going to list a whale because most whales are not drinkable on a daily basis. My opinion is Pliny The Elder. This beer fits into any social setting. It's that good!
     
  17. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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  18. Holsie

    Holsie Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 South Carolina

    Sculpin, Rochefort 10

    Funny how so many number ones are the BA number one now. HT has always been given a lot of love, and worthy praise, but as soon as it eclipsed PtE, it is by far the most cited beer on the chats and on the hauls. Don't get me wrong, it is a great brew but, hmmmmmmm. Poor Pliny.
     
  19. VDODSON

    VDODSON Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 North Dakota

    Easy, Abrasive by Surly. Best beer I've had to date.
     
  20. joep

    joep Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Nugget Nectar...hands down - feet down - palate down
     
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  21. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Coin flip. Hopslam is great, but extremely fresh CCB Jai Alai is probably my fav. That being said, I've only had about a half dozen of the top 100.
     
  22. OSUBeerStudent

    OSUBeerStudent Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Washington

    Adam from the Wood. Honorable mention to Alpine T25/Double Nelson/Keene Idea, Parabola, and Seizoen Bretta.
     
  23. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,272) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Founders Breakfast Stout
     
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  24. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Abrasive. It has some sort of demonic hold on me - I see it in a store and am powerless not to buy some. At $17 a four pack it's killing me.

    Yeah I bought some more today.
     
  25. kaseydad

    kaseydad Savant (934) Nov 23, 2008 California
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    Without a doubt....Pliny the Younger. BUT....this was back in 2009 when I first tasted the golden nectar of the Gods. I walked straight into the brewery and there was maybe 8 people in there for lunch. I ordered a buttload of Consecration batch 1 and decided....let me try this Younger stuff. I was hooked. It was a little above room temperature, no head and just...perfect. Honestly, now.....it doesn't taste the same as the "first time". Man, I felt like I just wrote a Penthouse forum. It was that good.
     
  26. Huhzubendah

    Huhzubendah Poo-Bah (4,760) Oct 29, 2007 District of Columbia
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    Very fortunate indeed. Some of the most generous guys I know shared a lot of those brews with me.
     
  27. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Aspirant (266) Dec 12, 2012 Minnesota
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    PtE until someone will trade me some Heady
     
  28. cadizkyguy

    cadizkyguy Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Kentucky

    figure 8's bourbon barrel aged rye knot (baltic porter, base beer), best beer I've ever had..
     
  29. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    Pannepot
    Abt 12
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
    Boulevard Double Wide or Myrcenary
    Duchesse de Bourgogne
     
  30. SuqMadique

    SuqMadique Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Trappistes Rochefort 10 has been my all time favorite since first tasting. It is a complex and strong, well-balanced Belgian ale.
     
  31. Nicolas_James

    Nicolas_James Initiate (149) Nov 8, 2012 Illinois
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    Thought the same release week on draft, but this bottle I just opened confirmed it.

    Perennial Artisan Ales Barrel Aged Abraxas
     
  32. BadgerBrewer16

    BadgerBrewer16 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I think mine is st choklat
     
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  33. Pecan

    Pecan Devotee (421) Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
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    Tie for first, Bourbon Dark Lord and Grey Monday. A handful of other 5's as "Had", but these win in the battle of the 5's.
     
  34. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    OH Lindley Park.
     
  35. decimator

    decimator Zealot (572) Jun 1, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    Highest rated: La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - 4.68

    Highest rated easily available year round in my area: Pilsner Urquell - 4.4 (6th overall)
     
  36. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (703) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    I have 3 5's : KBS, BCBCS and Chimay Blue. I'm probably too easy on the Chimay but I love it a few years old.
     
  37. dfillius

    dfillius Meyvn (1,079) Jan 15, 2006 Minnesota

    Lagunitas Sucks is my only 5
     
  38. fps_dean

    fps_dean Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 Massachusetts

    Currently Southern Tier's Iniquity is my favorite.
     
  39. Stouttyme

    Stouttyme Disciple (347) Nov 17, 2011 Nebraska
    Beer Trader

    Couldn't agree more.
     
  40. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

    Mine's sucks, pliny the elder, and speedway stout tied up...
     
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