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Your top 5 favorite beers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Thecalmdrinker, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    What are your 5 favorite beers of all time?

    Mine (so far) are:

    1. Lagunitas: A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
    2. Alaskan: Smoked Porter
    3. Deschutes: Black Butte Porter
    4. Samuel Smith: Organic Chocolate Stout
    5. Samuel Adams: Octoberfest

    Honorable mentions: Deschutes: Fresh Squeezed IPA, Ballast Point: Sculpin IPA, Sierra Nevada: Blindfold Black IPA
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    MUTINY Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Top 5 is a tough one, man.

    If you're curious as to what other BA's are drinking right now, I'd say take a gander at the WBAYDN thread.
  3. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    Thanks, I'll check out that thread. :slight_smile:
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    MUTINY Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    It's tons of fun, love to see you post some brews over there!
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  5. Gaddabble

    Gaddabble Devotee (448) Mar 8, 2014 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    1. BCBCS
    2. The Abyss
    3. Deth's Tar
    4. Deliverance
    5. Grapefruit Sculpin
  6. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Your preferences will change every 3 months or so... To state "ALL TIME" top 5 beers, is ridiculous.
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  7. geodonnokepyo

    geodonnokepyo Devotee (465) Oct 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Hard to decide, but these five are definitely at least in my top ten.
    Not in order:
    Duchese De Bourgogne
    Youngs Double Chocolate Stout
    Lindemans Framboise
    Rodenbach Grand Cru
    DFH Burton Baton
  8. geodonnokepyo

    geodonnokepyo Devotee (465) Oct 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I also agree with @Beertsipper. My list is as of now I guess.

    HOPTOMIC_BOMB Aspirant (222) Feb 18, 2014 California
    Beer Trader

    1.King Sue batch 2
    2. Prop 13
    3. DB Huna
    5.Grey Monday
  10. triple111

    triple111 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2015 New Jersey

    1. FW Union Jack IPA
    2. Ballast Point Calico
    3. 21st Back in Black IPA
    4. Forgotten Boardwalk Essex Citra IPA
    5. Flying Fish Exit 4 Trippel

    Would like to have more darker stuff on there but seeing as I'm a newb im waiting for fall to start trying those out

    Gonna revisit the ballast point IPAs tonight, see how they stack up
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  11. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    I'm not the type to change favorites a lot, with anything. I usually stick to my favorites for a long time.

    But fine, since something so simple like that seems to bother people, I will take it off. :stuck_out_tongue:

    EDIT: I just realized I can't edit it. Oh well...
  12. MUTINY

    MUTINY Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Dude, don't let one guy's attitude deep-six your thread.
  13. CobraCommander9000

    CobraCommander9000 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015 Texas
    Beer Trader

    1. Samuel Smith Oatrmeal Stout
    2. Prairie BOMB!
    3. Stone Xocoveza
    4. Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
    5. Prairie Limo Tint

    I Loooooove Stouts..
  14. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    Nice, I like all the onces you listed! :slight_smile:

    Yea, you're actually right. Sorry.
  15. MUTINY

    MUTINY Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    No worries, brother. Most of us on here are thoughtful & supportive, it's best to just ignore the rare negative nonsense. :-)
  16. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    List your top five faves 6 months from now. They will all have changed. Or even 3 months from now...
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  17. A_Rad

    A_Rad Disciple (351) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    5. Firestone Walker Pale 31
    4. Boulder Mojo IPA (Nitro)
    3. Russian River Supplication
    2. Russian River Pliny the Elder
    1. Central Waters 17

    It does shuffle around quite a bit as I try new beers. Pale 31 and Mojo have been in my top 5 for a while though.
  18. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Meyvn (1,100) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania

    It will probably change next week; however, right now it's:

    Heady Topper
    Sip of Sunshine
    Rochefort 10

  19. microbrewlover

    microbrewlover Defender (699) Oct 5, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Top five, well I have to just pick these off of the top of my head in no particular order:
    1.) "Two Hearted Ale" by Bell's
    2.) "Pale Ale" by Sierra Nevada
    3.) "Little Sumpin' Sumpin'" by Lagunitas
    4.) "General Washington's Tavern Porter" by Yards
    5.) "Imperial Pumpkin Ale" by Weyerbacher
    Of course there is no way I could stick to just five beers my entire life. I often wonder how some, or is it many, seem to stick largely to one brand.
  20. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (153) Sep 5, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    LordCrabapple agrees that one tends to keep one's favourites. He's tried many beers over the years, but knows what he likes. This, he thinks, comes with experience. He's had the same favourites for ten years and is rarely impressed by new beers.
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  21. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Devotee (450) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    off the top of my head:
    Hop Juju
    Zombie Dust
    Victory At Sea

    ask me again tomorrow for a different answer
  22. ZombieGoose

    ZombieGoose Initiate (137) Jun 27, 2015 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Mine changes week to week as well, but I'll give it a shot..

    in no real order..

    White Rajah
    Pliny the Elder
    Grapefruit Sculpin
    Zombie Dust

    I had that Xocoveza Stout once and absolutely loved it. Tough to put it on the list having only had it once. Are they going to make more? :slight_smile:
  23. JakerLou

    JakerLou Savant (953) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    I've rated a lot of beers 4.75 but if I had to pick just 5:

    - BCBCS
    - Double Barrel Jesus
    - Trillium Heavy Mettle
    - Tree House Double Shot
    - 4 Hands Madagascar

    Currently drinking a Sunday Morning Stout
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  24. Akerstache

    Akerstache Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 Germany

    Unibroue La Fin Du Monde with roundabouts one year age on it.
    Pax Bräu Licorice Oatmeal Stout
    Pax Bräu Wheat Bock
    Schneider Weisse Tap 5
    and something by Bell's, I think it was a stout but I don't really remember

    ask me again tomorrow for a different answer [2]
  25. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    I've always wanted to try the 'Double Barrel Jesus', but I can't find it here...
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  26. MUTINY

    MUTINY Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I'm not personally a trader, but definitely check out the trading threads here. Odds are you can find somebody who can get that to you.
  27. JakerLou

    JakerLou Savant (953) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    I've had it once. I'm hoping they brew it again. It's like drinking a bourbon soaked brownie.
  28. ESCO138

    ESCO138 Aspirant (232) Dec 10, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    1. Alpine: Nelson
    2. Goose Island: BCBCS
    3. Hill Farmstead: Double Citra
    4. Beachwood: Amalgamator
    5. Bottle Logic: Fundamental Observation

    Honorable mentions:
    Russian River Blind Pig / Lawsons Sip of Sunshine / Societe The Pupil / Lagunitas Lil Sumptin Sumptin

    Bonus question: Red Bull @ work
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  29. threedaggers

    threedaggers Crusader (766) Dec 2, 2013 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    It was bottled again very recently.
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  30. beersnobraven

    beersnobraven Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2014 Illinois

    1. Sierra Nevada Narwhal
    2. Lagunitas High West-ified
    3. Founder's Imperial Stout
    4. Founder's Dirty Bastard
    5. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  31. CapCollector16

    CapCollector16 Initiate (151) Jan 6, 2015 Ohio
    ¡Bad Trader! Beer Trader

    No particular order

    1) Bell's Hopslam
    2) Fat Head's Hop JuJu
    3) Great Lakes Chillwave
    4) Du Claw Sweet Baby Jesus
    5) Cigar City Jai Alai
  32. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Three months.... Post your new fave's. Too many companies, too many new beers. Or, stand by's.
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  33. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    That sounds interesting, but I have never traded beer before. lol

    That sounds like a great brew! :slight_smile:
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  34. Averwo

    Averwo Disciple (367) Jul 4, 2013 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Enjoy By
    Double Jack
    Psuedo Sue
    Molotov Lite
    Little Sumpin Sumpin Extra
  35. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Zealot (500) Sep 20, 2014 California
    Beer Trader

    Very difficult question. In no order here are mine:

    - Fyodor's Classic
    - Enjoy By 4.20.14
    - BOMB!
    - Space Cake (had super fresh)
    - Gulden Draak

    I'm forgetting so many but oh well.
  36. TheWolf

    TheWolf Disciple (305) May 26, 2015 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    This is a very interesting topic. The way I look at it - I don’t think in any way one’s top 5 of all time is supposed to be synonymous with one’s top 5 today. Hypothetically, everyone has a “Favorites” ranking that exists at all times and that changes perpetually. Your top 5 ranking/rating today is a snapshot of your preference at a single point in time. However, your ‘favorites of all time’ is an average of your rankings or ratings over the time period since you became an advocate. Therefore the rankings represent a weighting for the amount of time a beer was considered highly ranked by you.

    An argument to this theory could be that if you just became introduced to a particular beer, and you think it is the greatest ever, why not rank it #1. However, longevity matters and palates change. You can’t assume you would have liked it 10 years ago, you might not like it 5 years from now.

    My IPA heavy lists

    Top 5 of all time:

    1. Stone Ruination (1.0)

    2. Stone Enjoy By

    3. Sculpin (original)

    4. Victory Dirtwolf

    5. BR Racer 5

    Top 5 Today

    1. Bell’s 2 Hearted

    2. Stone Enjoy By

    3. Smuttynose Finest Kind

    4. FW Union Jack

    5. Victory Dirtwolf
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  37. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    I like the way you explain things. jeje
    Nice list, btw. :slight_smile:
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  38. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Meyvn (1,444) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    Difficult decision and in no particular order.

    Ten FIDY
    Prairie Funky Galaxy
    J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
    A Little Sumpin' Wild
    Stone Enjoy By IPA
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  39. sittinggc

    sittinggc Initiate (189) Mar 2, 2015 California
    Beer Trader

    In no particular order, my top beers so far would have to be:

    Stone's Xocoveza
    Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin
    Ballast Point's Victory at Sea (Toasted Coconut)
    Stone's Mikhail's Odd
    Russian River's Supplication

    I realize I my have some bias in my response.

    Honorable mentions: Bruery's Oude Tart with Cherries, Stone's Unapologetic IPA, Founder's KBS, Lost Abbey's Track #10, Russian River's Blind Pig!
  40. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (255) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Weihenstephaner Hefe
    Petrus Aged Red
    Abbot Ale

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Ommegang Rae Vos
    Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
    Alesmith But Brown Ale
    North Coast Old Rasputin

    Sorry, had to break it up and do an import and US list, no other way
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