Your top 5 favorite beers?

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  1. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois

    My Top 5 as of today.

    1. Crimson Snapper by Pipeworks
    2. Bourbon County Proprietors (2014) by Goose Island
    3. BA Jones Dog by Pipeworks
    4. Abrasive by Surly
    5. Madagascar by 4 Hands

    Zombie Dust used to be in there. Although it's still good, it just doesn't seem the same as it used to be.
  2. FRANKIE65

    FRANKIE65 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Dieu Du Ciel - Aphrodite
    Aecht Schlenkerla - Marzen
    Schneider Aventinus - Weizen Eisbock
    Central City - Red Racer
    Nickel Brook - Bolshevik Bastard
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  3. CharlesK

    CharlesK Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2015 Pennsylvania

    1. Sip of Sunshine
    2. Heady Topper
    3. Hill Farmstead Earl
    4. Hill Farmstead Double Citra
    5. Manayunk Crunch
  4. jokemon

    jokemon Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2007 Illinois

    1. De Glazen Toren Tripel
    2. Westmalle
    3. BCBS backyard
    4. Marshall Zhukov
    5. Mocha Wednesday
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  5. kipchelly

    kipchelly Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2015 Pennsylvania

    1. Kane Mexican Brunch
    2. Trillium DDH Fort Point
    3. Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
    4. Maine Beer Co. Another One
    5. Kane Hop Labs Citra

    This will change in a few months. It always does.
  6. JohnPaulJone5

    JohnPaulJone5 Initiate (117) Sep 26, 2015 Florida

    In no particular order.

    FB Last Snow
    Founder's breakfast stout
    Founder's KBS
    Golden monkey sour
  7. beernewbie285

    beernewbie285 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2015 Kansas

    Ruination stone
    Thank 7 boulevard
    Mercynary odells
    Velvet rooster tall grass
    Maximus ipa lagunitas
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  8. BrewNoob1

    BrewNoob1 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2015 Minnesota

    This is a tough list to complete
    1. Surly Darkness
    2. Founders KBS
    3. FFF Calumet Queen (Kolsch is one of my favorite styles)
    4. Pliny the Elder
    5. Ballast Point Victory at Sea
  9. RLVineh

    RLVineh Initiate (124) Jun 21, 2014 California

    This is a tough question cause it changes.

    1 Bad Boy Alpine
    2 Dinner Maine Beer Co
    3 Parabola Firestone Walker
    4 Port Barrels Black Tuesday The Bruery
    5 Victory at Sea Ballast Point
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  10. chuckpalka

    chuckpalka Initiate (176) Aug 29, 2006 Illinois

    Of course this is always subject to change but these five I can have anytime and not feel the effects of crazy ABV after a few.
    In no order and always easy to find.

    1. Lagunitas IPA
    2. Boulevard 80 Acre
    3. New Belgium Fat Tire
    4. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    5. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

    Local Chicago Favorites
    1. Motor Row New Phenix Lager
    2. Buckle Down Painted Turtle
    3. Marz The Machine
    4. Half Acre Daisy Cutter
    5. Revolution Oktoberfest
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  11. bdstuart

    bdstuart Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2017 Germany

    1. Westvleteren 12
    2. Westvleteren 8
    3. Rochefort 8
    4. St Bernardus 12
    5. De Garre (Belgian Triple only served in one pub in Bruges, Belgium)
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  12. boshzordof

    boshzordof Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2014 Ohio

    In no particular order:
    -Vallum(Cabernet sour by Avery)
    -2014 Founders Harvest
    -Crazy Talk(bret IPA by Other Half)
    -Cantillon Gueuze
  13. Jonc

    Jonc Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2007 Missouri

    1. St. Bernardus Abt 12
    2. Rochefort 10
    3. Chimay Blue
    4. Narrow Gauge OJ Run
    5. 515 OJ IPA

    Number 1-3 have not really changed for years.

    Number 4-5 are subject to change, but would be my choice right now.
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  14. Johnct

    Johnct Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2014 New York

    In a perfect world,

    1. Xyauyù 2005
    2. Pilsner Urquell Nepasterizovaný
    3. Very Green
    4. Avery 5 Monks
    5. Fou Foune
  15. scootercrabb

    scootercrabb Crusader (732) May 2, 2007 Illinois

    As of now will change:

    1. Lizard King
    2.Daisy Cutter
    3. Guinness Antwerpen stout
    4.Moon Man
    5. Old Chub
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  16. Treb0R

    Treb0R Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2012 Oregon

    Westvleteren 12
    Founders KBS
    Heady Topper
    Cascade Sang Noir
    Cantillon Fou' Foune

    I usually stick to IPA's, but I like variety more and would buy these beers weekly if I could.
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  17. JLK7299

    JLK7299 Meyvn (1,429) Apr 21, 2016 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    1. Pieces of 8
    2. Green
    3. Double Shot
    4. Bomb!
    5. Coriolis
  18. ryno0384

    ryno0384 Initiate (100) Apr 11, 2015 Illinois

    Top 5 as of today, could alter by the end of the weekend ha no order.....

    -Maine Dinner
    -BCBS Vanilla Rye
    -Bells Rum Barrel Aged Bear Hug (at there "roll out the barrel" event last year, 2016)
    -Trillium Headroom
    -Revolution VSOJ, regular straight jacket aged two years in old forester barrels (had last night at there release party, blew my mind of what an American barleywine could be)
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  19. Eddie_Kobane

    Eddie_Kobane Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2014 Illinois

    1. Gumballhead
    2. Green Line
    3. Glutiny
    4. Apex Predator
    5. Tank 7
  20. Whey2Hoppy

    Whey2Hoppy Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2016 New Jersey

    1. Barrel Aged Ten Fidy
    2. Victory V-12
    3. Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout
    4. DFH 120 Minute IPA
    5. Founders Backwoods Bastard
  21. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,269) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I have lots of favorite 5s. Today's is:
    Spaten Lager- Nostalgic favorite- Would be Lowenbrau if still available
    Foothills Jade
    Neumarkter Lammsbrau Dunkel
    Smuttynose Robust Porter

    Tripel Karmeleit
    Lagunitas IPA-Nostalgic favorite
    Shepherd Neame Bishop's Finger
    Cascade Blueberry

    I could do this for a while!
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  22. pro45

    pro45 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2016 New York

    MBC Dinner
    Founders Double Trouble
    MBC Lunch
    GI BCS
  23. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    No order.

    Founders KBS
    Prairie Bomb!
    Avery Tweak
    Pliny the Elder
    Goose Island BCBS

    Tough to narrow to 5. But I think if those were available on the shelf they would all end up in the cart every time.
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  24. PDXAmbassador

    PDXAmbassador Devotee (435) Sep 16, 2015 Florida

    How about 10, but by category?

    A&T (3 Fonteinen)

    2 Candles (Side Project)
    Masterpiece Eclipse Pappy (Fifty Fifty)
    SR-71 (Toppling Goliath)
    Marshmallow Handjee (3 Floyds)

    Oude Fermier b1 (SP)
    Tete de Cuvée (SP)

    Royal Oil (Bull & Bush)

    DDH Melcher Street (Trillium)
    Doppelganger (Treehouse)
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  25. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Good call on the Royal Oil. Top shelf incredible BW.
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  26. Acinonyx

    Acinonyx Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2017 Michigan

    Looking back over my reviews I have a few clustered at the top. In no particular order:
    Founders CBS
    Founders KBS
    Bells Black Note
    Shorts BB Evil Urges
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

    I have a lot of 4.5s that would get an honorable mention.
  27. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
    Society Trader

    Good to see 515 mentioned, OJ is excellent, also pairs great with wings. Have you had any of their other beers? Passe is probably my favorite from them.
  28. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
    Society Trader

    It's been a year and a half since I last posted here.
    Mornin delight
    Ddh citrus pseudosue
    Madhouse carpe diem, it's a bourbon barrel maple breakfast stout
    Barrel aged speedway
    Tied Java cask and focal banger
    Honorable mention
    High westified and powder keg fruitful Union.
  29. sbh50

    sbh50 Initiate (82) Feb 6, 2015 Ohio

    Very fun to come back to a thread almost 2 years later. My updated top 5:

    1. Never Never Again Again (Gose)
    2. Mornin' Delight 2015 (Imperial Stout)
    3. Bourbon Barrel Oro Negro (Imperial Stout)
    4. Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition w/ Nuts (Imperial Stout)
    5. Prop 14 (Imperial Stout)

    Too many honorable mentions to list.
  30. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Top we go...

    BBA Biscotti Break
    B&B Royal Oil
    SA Weird and Gilly
    FW Parabola

    Off the top of my head.
  31. TheWolf

    TheWolf Disciple (361) May 26, 2015 Delaware

    Hilarious. Someone responded to this 2015 thread and I find the evolution of my taste interesting. My response from from 2015 above. Today it would be:

    1. Alien church
    2. Edward
    3. Parabola
    4. 2016 unfiltered born yesterday
    5. Grassman.
  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,322) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
    Society Trader

    1. Prairie Pirate Bomb
    2. BA Fidy
    3. BCBS
    4. Prairie Coffee Noir
    5. KBS
    This is not necessarily how my scores read, since these were scored on different days and at different points in my craft experience. I looked at them and then considered which I preferred over the others. Real tough to limit to top 5, so the next ones are;
    • Prairie BA Bomb
    • Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier
    • Summit Dark Infusion
    • Prairie Pe-Kan
    • Abyss
    • BA Darkness
    • Central Waters Cassian Sunset
    A stout heavy list!
  33. Jkolls

    Jkolls Disciple (323) Dec 2, 2015 Ohio

    1. Fuzzy
    2. DFPF
    3. Juice Machine
    4. Coffee Abraxas
    5. Imperial Stone Bu
  34. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (242) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    I might've replied to this a couple years ago but, oh well. Don't feel like digging around for that, and things change :wink:

    So currently.....

    Rochefort 8
    Weihenstephaner Hefe
    The Abyss
    Firestone Walker Union Jack (whenever I can actually find it fresh)

    I guess, I always feel like I'm leaving a lot out that should be in there. I usually throw Duvel in but I had some Rochefort 8 for the first time in a couple years ago the other night and I was in beer heaven. The balance they achieved with that beer is astounding. So...Duvel got bumped out....this time:grinning:

    Another runner up would be Samichlaus. Nothing quite like it and I'm not often in the mood but when I am and it's got a bit of age on it that beer is untouchable.
  35. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,931) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    In no order and liable to change on any given day.

    Epic Big Bad Baptist
    Firestone Walker Parabola
    Funkwerks Saison
    Prairie Standard
    Marble Pilsner
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  36. JmurphylovessAmadams

    JmurphylovessAmadams Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2015 Illinois

    Miller lite
    Miller Genuine draft
    Miller high life
    Alesmith Speedway Stout
  37. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (331) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois

    I guess it depends on how you define "favorite". Is it the best beers I've had and the ones I would drink if I could get them regularly? Or is it the stuff I actually get on a regular basis? Two very different lists.


    1) French Vanilla Militia
    2) Vanilla Rye
    3) Morning Wood
    4) King Sue
    5) Pretty close between Prop 13, Parabola and Fundamental Observation (yes, I'm a vanilla whore)

    Obviously those are very difficult to get for the most part.

    Most regular rotation in my fridge...

    1) Zombie Dust
    2) Whatever Pipeworks IPA bomber is fresh
    3) Founders Imperial Stout (seasonal, but easy to restock)

    After that, it's a mix of pale ales where I go in spurts (Ninja vs Unicorn, Lizard King, Navaja most regularly, Todd the Axeman if I can get it less than a month old, plus whatever is at Mikerphone now that they are open).

    If we ever regularly get Toppling Goliath bombers in Illinois, those will move way up.
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  38. akolb

    akolb Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado

    Favorite (not necessarily best) beers of the moment (which, unsurprisingly, is made up of beers I've enjoyed recently):

    SN Bigfoot
    Ommegang Abbey
    Melvin 2X4 DIPA
    Odell IPA
    Pliny the Elder
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  39. yossle

    yossle Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2016 New York

    Tree House Haze
    Grimm Rainbow Dome
    Singlecut Weird and Gilly
    Other Half All Citra Everything
    Trillium Galaxy FPPA

    Honerable mentions: Grimm Telekinesis, Alcehmist Focal Banger, Westbrook Gose, Lagunitas Born Yesterday, plus some other TH and Singlecut IPAs
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  40. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,140) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Rochefort 10
    Konig pilsener
    fresh Jester King Atrial Rubicite
    Bitburger pilsener
    Rochefort 6

    (free form off the top of my noggin ... left out stouts, Sixpoint Jammer my favorite gose, all the other kickass Jester King beers and everything from Prairie Artisan, Jolly Pumpkin and Schlenkerla)
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