Your top 5 in 2015 so far.

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  1. ashleylake

    ashleylake Initiate (0) May 6, 2011 Florida

    they don't have to be in any random order.
    1. Heady Topper-even though I have had it many times it still a great beer that I can't get enough of.
    2.Mexican Cake- what a game changer!
    3.Sip of Sunshine-if anyone wants to send me any of this please do.
    4.Early Bird Special- this special Whisky barrel breakfast stout was aimed to please.
    5. Pliny the Elder-another tried and true unforgettable beer.
     
  2. CyriousBeer

    CyriousBeer Initiate (0) May 7, 2013 New York

    1. Maine Dinner
    2. Bissell Brothers Swish
    3. Firestone Walker XVIII
    4. Allagash Farm to Face
    5. Trillium Vicinity
     
  3. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,214) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    1. Focal Banger
    2. HF Abner
    3. Huna
    4. Mott the Lesser
    5. Atrial
     
  4. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    1. Lagunitas High Westified
    2. Tree House Julius
    3. Logsdon Saison Bretta
    4. Grimm Psychokenesis
    5. Firestone Walker XVIII

    Biggest Letdown:
    Lord Hobo Boom Sauce
     
  5. MA_hops

    MA_hops Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Vermont

    1. Good Morning by Tree House... Having the last of it right now :/ Beautifully balanced stout between the coffee and the maple both taste and aroma wise.
    2. Double Shot w/ Sumatra by Tree House...this is like dark, dark roasted coffee infused in a beer...pure delicacy.
    3. Julius by Tree House... Are you starting to see a trend? This is one of the juiciest beers I've ever had (if not the juiciest) and the hops explode in your mouth...wonderful.
    4. Peche Mortel by Dieu Du Ciel... Another wonderful coffee infused stout... I need more ASAP!!!
    5. Heady Topper by the Alchemist...there's so much going on in this beer both aroma, mouthfeel and taste wise. Great beer!
    Honorable mention: Second Fiddle by Fiddlehead (on draft) it reminds me of a slightly dryer version of Julius.
     
  6. GFD400

    GFD400 Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2012 New York

    1. Ballast Point - Calm Before the Storm
    2. Jack's Abbey - Excess IPL
    3. Boulevard - Dark Truth Stout
    4. Greenport Harbor - Hopnami DIPA
    5. Knee Deep - Imperial Tanilla Porter
     
  7. jdhops

    jdhops Initiate (177) Dec 30, 2011 Tennessee

    1. Tree House Julius
    2. Trillium Congress Street
    3. Stone Enjoy By 4.20.15
    4. Lagunitas Citra Sinensis
    5. Stone Ruination 2.0 Double Dry Hopped
     
  8. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,876) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Well, they don't have to be in random order but they will be, dammit!

    GI Sofie 2012s that I found on the Total Wine shelf (wow!)
    Saison Dupont 2015 Cuvee Dry Hopping
    Singlecut growlers- Mo Suggie and Billy Full Stack
    Traquair Jacobite
    Schlenkerla Fastenbier
     
  9. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,805) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
    Society

    Dark truth stout is incredibly under rated and definitely one of my favorites.
    1. Speedway stout
    2. Palo santo marron
    3. 120 minute
    4. TG lightspeed
    5. Zombie dust
     
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  10. MuFugga

    MuFugga Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2015 Wisconsin

    No particular order...

    Peche Mortel
    KBS
    Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
    Scream IIPA
    Aun Mas Cafe Jesus
     
  11. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    19th anniversary Thunderstruck
    Grapefruit sculpin
    Sumpin extra
    One claw by Westbrook
    Jai alai
     
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  12. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,028) Aug 16, 2009 North Carolina

    1. Stone Enjoy By (always fantastic)
    2. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
    3. Two Hearted Ale
    4. Stone Ruination 2.0
    5. A Little Sumpin Extra Ale

    Chillwave and 077XX are very close behind. it hasn't even been a year since i've really gotten into craft beer.

    i can't wait to keep going on and exploring what else is out there. kinda reminds me of Pokemon..

    I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide.



    Read more: Pokemon - Pokemon Theme Lyrics | MetroLyrics
     
  13. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    BCBS
    Grapefruit Sculpin
    Resin
    Jai Alai
    Ruination 2.0
     
  14. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,440) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware
    Society

    Currant Affair Allagash
    expedition stout 2013
    The calling Boulevard
    Palo Santo Maroon DFH
    Praetor Mispillion
     
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  15. rockernino

    rockernino Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2014 California

    1. Bourbon County Bramble
    2. R&D Wild Peach
    3. Bourbon County Prop '14
    4. Bourbon Barrel Aged 4th Dementia
    5. Bourbon Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break
     
  16. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    King Sue
    Parabola
    CBS
    Abrasive
    SOS
     
  17. M0nasty

    M0nasty Initiate (65) Mar 13, 2014 Rhode Island
    Trader

    no particular order

    SWISH- Bissell Bros
    Foundation- Epiphany
    DDH Melcher St- Trillium
    PITH- Beer'd
    XVIII Anniversary-Firestone Walker
     
  18. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    Westbrook 4th Anniversary
    Wicked Weed Pernicious
    Todd The Axeman
    Billy Full Stack
    Pipeworks Crimson Snapper
    Pipeworks Mojito Madness
    Pipework Mandarina
    Sixpoint 4beans
    Sixpoint Abigail
    SN Oktoberfest
    Carton Regular Coffee

    That's just off the top of my head and it is more than 5.
    Looks like 2015.has been a pretty good so far.
     
  19. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Disciple (368) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Cigar city- Jai alai
    Crazy mountain- lawyers, guns, and money
    Carton- dune fruit
    pFriem- blonde ipa
    Kane- overhead and head high
     
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  20. Teddy_Hopper

    Teddy_Hopper Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2015 South Carolina

    1. 2014 BA Abraxas
    2. Fundamental Observation
    3. 2012 Fou Foune
    4. Abner
    5. Julius
     
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  21. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,279) Feb 15, 2010 New York
    Trader

    Assuming you mean top 5 beers that were new to me this year:

    Brasserie De La Senne - Band of Brothers
    Brasserie De Cazeau - Saison
    Allagash - Session Brett
    Bell's - Consecrator
    Evil Twin & Beavertown - XXX Imperial Mild

    Honorable mention to Sierra Nevada and Victory for their takes on Kolsch. Sierra Nevada's Oktoberfest is in the running, but it's too soon to tell.

    It's still way too early... my son hasn't gone "back to school" yet.
     
  22. Sir_Whats-his-face

    Sir_Whats-his-face Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2015 Oregon

    Avery Tweak
    Crux Half Hitch
    DFH 120 Minute IPA
    Deschutes The Abyss
    FW Parabola
     
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  23. JTW10

    JTW10 Initiate (61) Nov 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

    for beers i had for the first time in 2015:

    1. boulevard the sixth glass
    2. jolly pumpkin la roja
    3. ballast point grapefruit sculpin
    4. dark horse double crooked tree
    5. stone ruination 2.0
     
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  24. Pourharddrinkslow

    Pourharddrinkslow Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2014 South Carolina

    Huna
    Tweak
    Lunch
    Red Angel
    Bourbon County Coffee
     
  25. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    Parabola
    SoS
    Todd the Axeman
    Pliny
    Bourbon County Coffee Stout

    but that may change..sitting on Firestone 18,Mirror Mirror,Helldorado,BA Abominable with Cinnamon & Coffee,Abyss '14,Grey Monday and a few others
     
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  26. spark3148857

    spark3148857 Crusader (754) Dec 4, 2010 Ohio

    Firestone Walker XVIII
    Fieldwork Torrential DIPA
    Cellarmaker Dank Side of the Moon DIPA
    Device Brits in Moscow RIS
    Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter
     
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  27. Bsetz

    Bsetz Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 Missouri

    1. Nightmare on Brett
    2. Tectum et Elix
    3. Pliny the Elder-my first time trying
    4. Love Child 5
    5. Two Hearted, always on the list
     
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  28. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Defender (678) Nov 3, 2014 Alabama

    1. zombie dust
    2. wookey jack
    3. gueuze tilquin
    4. ovila plum quad
    5. 90 minute IPA
     
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  29. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,279) Feb 15, 2010 New York
    Trader

    Ahhh sugar! I forgot Against the Grain - Poffo Pilsner. This might be coming to cans. I hope it'll be as good as it was when I had it on tap.
     
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  30. chrisjws

    chrisjws Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Russian River Consecration
    Lagunitas High Westified
    Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue
    The Bruery Sucre
    Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm
     
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  31. Tsar_Riga

    Tsar_Riga Poo-Bah (2,562) Sep 9, 2013 Indiana
    Society

    1. HillF - Everett Porter
    2. Alchemist - Heady Topper
    3. Sixpoint - 4Beans
    4. HillF - Society & Solitude #4
    5. Lawson's - Sip of Sunshine
     
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  32. beergorrilla

    beergorrilla Meyvn (1,365) Feb 21, 2012 Michigan
    Trader

    No order
    Julius
    Odd side ahh nuts
    Perrin no rules
    Trillium green street
    Trillium double dry hopped congress street
     
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  33. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,161) Mar 21, 2010 New York
    Trader

    No order and new to me this year:

    Other Half Mosaic
    Surly Todd the Axeman
    RR Supplication
    Other Half Greenbacks
    Singlecut Mo Shuggie Soulbender IPA
     
  34. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (1,888) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Carton 077XX
    Woodchuck Gumption
    JPs Casper
    Sierra Nevada kolsch
    Jammer

    Honorable mentions to...

    4beans
    Flying dog. Dead rise old bay
    Schlafly kolsch
    Speakeasy metropolis lager
    Mississippi mud black n tan
     
  35. sittinggc

    sittinggc Aspirant (226) Mar 2, 2015 California
    Trader

    1. Xocoveza Charred
    2. Mexican Cake
    3. Toasted Coconut Victory at Sea
    4. Pineapple Sculpin
    5. Zombie Dust or PseudoSue....can't decide
     
  36. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois

    1. Pipeworks Crimson Snapper
    2. Goose Island Proprietors 2014
    3. Pipeworks BA Jones Dog
    4. Surly Abrasive
    5. 4 Hands Madagascar
     
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  37. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois
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    Toppling Goliath Pompeii - IPA
    Russian River Pliny the Elder - DIPA
    Half Acre Senita - IPA
    Lagunitas NightTime - Black Ale
    Tie: Firestone Walker Woookey Jack - Black Ale
    Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior - IPA

    (Went by my ratings for 2015 beers)
     
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  38. berto714

    berto714 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2014 New York

    Mexican Cake
    Supplication
    CBS
    Grimm Tesseract
    Pappy's Even More Jesus
     
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  39. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Defender (678) Nov 3, 2014 Alabama

    I had saison cazeau too for the first time this year and I really loved it, one of the better saisons I've had honestly, I think it really gets the style right
     
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