Your top 5 favorite beers?

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  1. MA_hops

    MA_hops Aspirant (295) May 18, 2015 Vermont

    what's wrong with Samuel Smith??
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  2. Kappakoosh

    Kappakoosh Disciple (314) Dec 26, 2013 Texas

    Right now...1) SoS 2) OudeTart 3) Yellow Rose 4) Cuvee' de Jac Rouge 5) 11 Below - Color Blind
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  3. sbh50

    sbh50 Initiate (109) Feb 6, 2015 Ohio

    That's a good beer.
  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (490) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Rochefort 10
    St. Bernardus Abt 12
    Chimay GR
    Uncle Jacobs
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  5. h4ger

    h4ger Devotee (483) Feb 5, 2011 Connecticut

    Mine (so far) are:

    1. Lagunitas: A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
    2. North Coast: Old Rasputin
    3. DogfishHead: India Brown Ale
    4. Smuttynose: Durty
    5. Sierra Nevada: Tumbler
    And the runners up...Stone Ruination (1.0), Stone Enjoy By, Victory Dirt Wolf

    Hmmm looks like the dark side wins...for now...
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  6. Josh012012

    Josh012012 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2014 Minnesota

    right now

    Black Tuesday
    non-BA Darkness
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  7. StoutGuy31

    StoutGuy31 Initiate (59) Jul 19, 2014 Nebraska

    At this point, #1 is easy for me...FBS

    As far as the rest of them, it's hard to put them in order but for the other 4 I'd have to say:
    Boulevard Tank 7
    North Coast Brother Thelonious
    New Belgium Abbey
    Brau Brothers Moo Joos
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  8. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (873) Dec 3, 2014 California

    1. BCBCS
    2. Pliny the Elder
    3. BCBS
    4. Ayinger Celebrator
    5. Stickee Monkee
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  9. Das_Reh

    Das_Reh Disciple (334) Mar 25, 2013 Florida

    Tripel Karmeliet
    La Fin du Monde
    Florida Cracker
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    Hitachino Nest White Ale

    Yes, I love wheats and Belgians :slight_smile:
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  10. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Devotee (499) Sep 20, 2014 California

    Aw man, how was Mikhail's Odd?? Really ISO that one. Wonder if they released one in 2015? (Hence the 'odd'?)
  11. OKFine

    OKFine Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2014 Texas

    In no particular order...

    Aurelian Lure
    Yellow Rose
  12. wingnutter

    wingnutter Zealot (502) May 18, 2005 Florida

    Tough call. Mine might look like this in no particular order

    Cycle Crank IPA
    Trillium DDH Fort Point
    Jacobins Rouge
    Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock ('04 batch)
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  13. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,927) Aug 25, 2010 New York
    Society Trader

    Zombie Dust
    Arctic Devil
    Enjoy By
    Black Note Stout
    Grapefruit Sculpin
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  14. sittinggc

    sittinggc Aspirant (240) Mar 2, 2015 California

    That beer was amazing...I loved Espresso IRS but throwing it in bourbon barrels made it all the better. Gave it a nice sweetness to balance it out. That bad boy flew off the shelves when it was released, and for good reason. Hahaha. The only way I was able to get any bottles was through events at the Stone Company Store in Pasadena. In fact they had a case or two during LA Beer Week. You have to show up at least half an hour before the store opens to get one though. And though I would really love for then to rebrew it, it seems unlikely. Espresso IRS was their 2013 "odd" recipe. They don't have any plans to rebrew it to my knowledge and I doubt they have enough of it to barrel age and bottle/distribute.
  15. d3swim

    d3swim Initiate (65) May 1, 2015 California

    Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
    Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
    Founders CBS
    Stone Enjoy By
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  16. AugustusRex

    AugustusRex Disciple (336) Apr 12, 2013 Canada

    Rodenbach Grand Cru
    Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier
    Pilsner Urquell
    Landlord Pale Ale
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  17. KSHunt

    KSHunt Aspirant (219) Nov 30, 2014 Iowa

    These are always tough, but here we go!
    1. Assassin
    2. BCBCS
    3. Dinner
    4. King Sue
    5. Sump

    Hurts to leave off PseudoSue, Last Snow and Oak Theory.
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  18. PGD120

    PGD120 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 New Jersey

    I guess this is my favorite right now. Hasn't changed much recently but I'm sure it will.....
    1) fou foune
    2) kane overhead
    3) heady
    4) boulevard saison brett
    5) de ranke xx bitter or rochefort 10 it's a toss up
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  19. Dravin

    Dravin Initiate (191) Apr 27, 2014 Indiana

    In no particular order (put spread to catch several styles), and subject to change at a moments notice (there is a lot of beer I have yet to drink):
    • SN Kellerweis
    • Old Rasputin
    • Two Hearted
    • SN Summerfest
    • Freeride APA
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  20. George-Saison-Brett

    George-Saison-Brett Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2015 Texas

    This would be a lot easier if it were top six or seven

    Prairie "Okie"
    Dogfish Head "90min IPA"
    Brewery Ommegang "Hennepin"
    Spaten "Optimator"
    Boulevard "Bourbon Barrel Quad"
  21. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,568) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
    Society Trader

    Chimay White, Deschutes Mirror Pond, North Coast Old Stock Ale, Bale Breaker Field 41, Big Time Old Sol.
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  22. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Aspirant (292) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Stones 2.0 in 6 packs, Tropicalia, Double Trouble, Resin,Sculpin
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  23. halo3one

    halo3one Crusader (788) Jun 6, 2014 Georgia

    1 BVDL
    2 Assassin
    3 DBH
    4 Thursday (Ampersand Plus)
    5 JCN and KBBS (tie)
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  24. LemurNation

    LemurNation Initiate (88) Jan 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Troegs Nugget Nectar
    Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Victory Dirt Wolf
    Rodenbach Grand Cru
    Boston Lager

    This list is all time though I can say Sam Smith and Boston is the only ones that would have been there five years ago
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  25. MikeTheVine

    MikeTheVine Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Massachusetts

    This changes every week... but...

    1. Weihenstephaner Hefe
    2. Sixpoint Resin
    3. Boulevard Love Child No.5
    4. Lord Hobo Boom Sauce
    5. Stone Ruination 2.0
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  26. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (522) Dec 19, 2006 California

    Top 5 year-round:
    1. Sierra Nevada: Torpedo
    2. Pliny the Elder
    3. Enjoy By
    4. Old Rasputin
    5. Barley Forge: The Patsy

    Top 5 seasonal:
    1. Sierra Nevada: Celebration Ale
    2. Sierra Nevada: Bigfoot
    3. The Abyss
    4. BCBS
    5. Sierra Nevada: Narwhal
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  27. CFCforlife

    CFCforlife Initiate (92) Jun 13, 2015 Ohio

    Ommegang Abbey Ale
    Unibroue Trois Pistoles
    Founders KBS
    Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam Biere
    Greenbush Delusion
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  28. RStaff4

    RStaff4 Initiate (86) Oct 5, 2014 Illinois

    In no specific order:
    Bourbon County-Vanilla Rye
    The Abyss
    Grapefruit Sculpin
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  29. Tidesox28

    Tidesox28 Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2013 Maine

    I gotta go:

    1. Cigar City Hunnapu
    2. Maine Beer Company Dinner
    3. Bourbon County Brand Stout
    4. Foundation Epiphany
    5. Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
  30. Murphysxm

    Murphysxm Initiate (66) Sep 22, 2014 Indiana

    No particular order

    FFF Permanent Funeral
    Stone Enjoy Bye
    CC Jai Alai
    Stone Ruination 1.0
    Victory Hop Wallop, Dirtwolf is great, but not as good..

    and yes I lean the hop way
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  31. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (533) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    I agree with some posts here that this is ever changing but today my top 5 are
    1 - CBS 2 - Heady Topper 3 - KBS 4 - Fiddlehead 2nd Fiddle 5 - Great Divide Expresso Yeti
    I also support local brewerys whenever possible so my top 5 list from NJ is
    1 - Cartons 07777 2 - Crickethills BBAed RIS 3 - Cartons Boat Beer 4 - Kane Malus 5 - Crickethills Jersey Summer Ale
  32. AugustusRex

    AugustusRex Disciple (336) Apr 12, 2013 Canada

    Who asked you?
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  33. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (555) May 16, 2015 Washington

    Great thread topic. As many have said it is tough to answer, but I will try...

    1. Prairie Bomb
    2. Pliny the Elder
    3. Founders KBS
    4. Ten Fidy (just tried this one and it immediately went into my favorites list)
    5. Lagunitas Sucks
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  34. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (555) May 16, 2015 Washington

  35. Beerbom

    Beerbom Defender (680) Dec 20, 2014 California

    I agree with Mutiny, don't let any negative comments get to you about your thread. I mean, just because your list is ALL WRONG they shouldn't bust your balls….J/K. This is all in fun man and not every thread is going to interest everybody so F&*% the haters. As many others said, my list will probably change tomorrow. Cheers and relax everybody. This isn't work dammit….it's play

    1. Pliny the Elder - partially because it's responsible for me joining BA and becoming obsessed with craft beer and partially because it's so damn good
    2. MBCP
    3. TG PsuedoSue
    4. Russian River - Temptation
    5. Firestone Walker - Sucaba/Stickee Monkee (tie)

    honorable mentions: Boulevard Tank 7, 3F Zombie Dust, Heady Topper, Hunahphu's Imperial stout, Blind Pig, 120 minutes, Piperworks Citra, 21st amendment bitter american, Goose Island Vanilla Rye
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  36. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (555) May 16, 2015 Washington

    Dude, no one is forcing you to comment. If you don't like a thread rather than being a prick about it just ignore it. No one nominated you as the king of thread topics.
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  37. CorporalKarel

    CorporalKarel Initiate (50) Feb 8, 2014 Nebraska

    Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout
    Odell Myrcenary
    Stone Enjoy By IPA
    Founders KBS
    Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout

    Honorable Mentions
    Odell Barrel Thief
    North Coast Barrel- Aged Old Rasputin
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  38. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,175) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
    Society Trader

    Prairie BOMB!
    Permanent Funeral - FFF
    Merci - Side Project
    Saison-Brett - Boulevard
    Peche Mortel
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  39. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Devotee (455) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Yes, thank you... but you didn't answer my question. If I were you, I'd put down the needle. Roids and beer don't mix.
  40. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (555) May 16, 2015 Washington

    Neither do a$&holes and beer forums but that doesn't stop you apparently
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