Your top 5 in 2015 so far.

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  1. IpaBeerDrinkers

    IpaBeerDrinkers Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2014 California

    1. Alpine Nelson
    2. Pliny
    3. Tioga Sequoia Triple Dry Hopped-Nelson
    4. Alpine Duet
    5. Tioga Sequoia Cake
  2. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    Random order:

    Sip of Sunshine
    Wizard Burial Ground
    No Rules
  3. BryanReed

    BryanReed Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2015 Idaho

    Deschutes Black Butte XXVII
    Stone RuinTen
    FSW Sucaba
    DFH 90 Minute
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea

    This really made me realize how hard it was to name a top 5. But these were the brews that just made me say "wow".
  4. nrbirge

    nrbirge Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2013 California

    1. Alpha Acid - Double 650
    2. Knee Deep - Lupulin River
    3. Drake's - Hopocalypse
    4. Russian River - Blind Pig
    5. Dogfishhead - 90-minute IPA will forever hold a special place in my heart
  5. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (141) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    Great list! When did you drink this latest Black Butte? I just saw it for the first today in WI.
  6. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,427) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois

    Based on 'exceeding' my expectations:

    1. Surly - Todd the Axe Man. Replaced Zombie Dust as my go-to PA/IPA.
    2. Prarie Artisan - BOMB! Shocked me at how smooth it was for a high abv beer.
    3. Russian River - Pliny the Elder. I expected to taste 'meh' based on how many people said it was over-hyped. But I had it on draft at Russian River Brewery, and it was fantastic.
    4. Russian River - Supplication. Convinced me that I can like good sour beers.
    5. Firestone - Parabola. Draft and bottle, both were awesome.
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  7. Rilesmiles

    Rilesmiles Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2013 Wisconsin

    Vanilla Rye
    Todd the Axeman
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  8. jpuetz

    jpuetz Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 South Dakota

    Hop Drop 'N Roll
    Todd the Axe Man
    Jai Alai
    Heady Topper
    Zombie Dust
  9. zappoman

    zappoman Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 Illinois

    Lou Pepe Kriek
    Crimson Snapper
    Two Barrel Billy
    Savant Blanc

    These weren't the "best" beers I have probably had this year, but these 5 left a huge impression on me. CBS/Kriek were huge bucket list beers and they completely lived up to the hype.
  10. 3DMan

    3DMan Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2015 Michigan

    Also in no order (and new to me):
    Night Fury Vanilla Rye
    Blabe Roller
    Green Diamonds
    Kirsch Gose

    Yep, that's them.
    Special request for more Greenbush ice cream beers.
  11. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    Trillium Mosaic Fort Point
    Surly Todd the Axe Man
    Steady Habit mosaic ipa
    MARZ Jungle Boogie
    Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc
  12. Cpmitchno1

    Cpmitchno1 Crusader (791) Jan 7, 2015 Virginia

    These are all beers that are new to me in 2015:

    Lupulin River by Knee Deep
    2x4 by Melvin Brewing
    BCBCS by Goose Island
    Westy XII by Westvleteren
    Home by Ocelot

    Looking back, it's been a great year so far.
  13. Dr_Bahmbay13

    Dr_Bahmbay13 Devotee (459) Mar 10, 2013 Michigan

    1.Shorts Brewing Sticky Icky Icky
    I will return to add to add the rest. But this definitely the number one. Great mid west coast style /West coast / American IPA. I only had one six pack and I searched and searched for more. If it does that to Dr. ? It's GOOD!
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  14. hutch98

    hutch98 Initiate (51) Apr 17, 2014 Tennessee

    1. BCBS Vanilla Rye
    2. CBS
    3. 14 Sucaba
    4. Double Jack
    5. Scream
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  15. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (517) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    I already posted here but I feel I must add one - this beer was THAT good. Last night at the Shepherd n Knucklehead they had a Oskar Blues event. I tried their new IPA, excellent beer. After that I figured I'd try their Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Chub, mainly because I knew I might never have the chance again as it was the first time I even heard of it. I am damn glad I did. Holy crap that is an amazing beer. One of the best I've ever had. Please Oskar Blues - come out with this in cans, it will be a huge hit. I'd be first in line.
  16. Nominoe

    Nominoe Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2014 California

    Velvet Speedway on draft (so much better than VR and FO)


    Todd the Axeman

    Farmer's Reserve Pluot

    Mattina Rossa
  17. McMatt7

    McMatt7 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Victory Uncle Teddy's Bitter
    HF Edward
    Del Ducato Chrysopolis
    Other Half Mosaic
    HF Anna
  18. Modernrickk

    Modernrickk Defender (621) Oct 3, 2013 California

    Another IPA heavy list for 2015 from SoCal

    Pizza Port - KooK
    BeachwoodBBQ - Hopernicus
    El Segundo - Hammerland
    Noble - I Love It
    Saint Archer - Mosaic DIPA
  19. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    1. Magic Rock Grand Marnier Bearded Lady
    2. Drie Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise) – 2011 Batch
    3. Jester King Omniscience & Proselytism
    4. Magic Rock Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady Dessert Edition
    5. De Dochter van de Korenaar La Renaissance Barrel Aged: 1 1/2 year
  20. BryanReed

    BryanReed Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2015 Idaho

    I had it probably a week or so ago? Had it on tap at a local beer pub/restaurant. It was AWESOME. I might like it better than Abyss.
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  21. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (3,947) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey

    1. Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA
    2. Mo' Shuggie Soulbender IPA
    3. Heady Topper
    4. Victory At Sea Coffee Imperial Porter
    5. Grapefruit Sculpin
  22. richobrien

    richobrien Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 California

    1. Armand & Tommy
    2. Truth (Treehouse BA Stout)
    3. 2013 Assassin
    4. SR-71
    5. Imperial Purple Raz Bu
  23. Nick_Bousquet

    Nick_Bousquet Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2014 Virginia

    Canadian Breakfast Stout (had about 5 glasses this year and will probably have a few more this weekend, very lucky)
    Cantillon Gueze
    Maine Dinner
    Bourbon County Vanilla Rye

    There are so many more here that I could list, it was an exceptional year for beers for me.
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  24. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Crusader (721) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey

    Trillium/Other Half Green Street
    Trillium Vicinity
    TreeHouse Julius
    Surly Todd the Axeman
    Lawson's SOS
  25. Theortiz01

    Theortiz01 Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2013 Texas

    1. Chez Monus
    2. A & T
    3. The Anniversary
    4. Lente
    5. CCK
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  26. markextrae

    markextrae Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Netherlands

    1: cantillon carignan
    2: 3 fonteinen Zenne y Frontera
    3: BA abraxas
    4: Cantillon pinot d'aunis
    5: assassin 2014
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  27. Crazy4LegMoose

    Crazy4LegMoose Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2008 Massachusetts

    1: Burnt Hickory Big Shanty
    2: Lively Brewing Filthy Rich
    3: 3 Stars Desolation
    4: Foundation Wanderlust
    5: Burnt Hickory The Didjits
  28. 2_Beardz

    2_Beardz Initiate (159) Apr 4, 2014 Florida

    i posted in here a few weeks ago, so i have to give a 5+ since i had JWB's Miami Madness last weekend. it was amazing. I just don't know what I'd kick out of my current top 5. my recommendation is, if you have it, drink it.
  29. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    1. DB Huna
    2. Perrin No Rules
    3. Todd the Axeman
    4. Troegs Nimble Giant
    5. Jackie O's BA Brick Kiln
  30. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Defender (622) Nov 22, 2012 Illinois

    Based on the ratings I gave them, this is only beers first rated in 2015
    Marshal Zhukov 4.56
    PseudoSue 4.56
    BCBS Cherry Rye 4.54
    Event Horizon 4.49
    Behemoth Blond 4.49

    Honorable mention Victory at Sea , Bomb
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  31. AOTP

    AOTP Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2014 New York

    No particular order:

    Smog City Cuddlebug
    Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home
    Tree House 3rd Anniversary
    Maine Beer Dinner
    Alpine Kiwi Herman
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  32. chuckgietzen

    chuckgietzen Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2014 Michigan

    1. Tree House Good Morning
    2. Founders KBS
    3. Kuhnenn DRIPA
    4. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
    5. Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster
  33. OnePuttBlunder

    OnePuttBlunder Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2015 Arizona

    1 Sucaba
    2 Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 12yr
    3 Bruery Cuirve
    4 XVIII
    5 Evil Twin An Mas A Jesus
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  34. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    According to my ratings for 2015
    1. The Lost Abbey Bat Out of Hell 4.75
    2. Founders KBS 4.73
    3. New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red 4.64
    4. The Lost Abbey Framboise de Amoroso 4.62
    5. Port Brewing Santa's Little Helper Oak Barrel Aged 4.6
  35. onespartan

    onespartan Initiate (186) Nov 1, 2008 Michigan

    1. Founders CBS
    2. Tree House Alter Ego
    3. Perrin No Rules
    4. Tree House Julius
    5. Trillium Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point
  36. JamesMN

    JamesMN Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Minnesota

    1) Todd the Axeman
    2) Hopshifter
    3) BA Darkness
    4) Ruination 2.0
    5) CitruSinensis - Lagunitas

    In short,
    Hops, hops, barrel aging, hops, hops.
  37. Robomunky

    Robomunky Initiate (188) May 14, 2015 Washington

    Order subject to mood:

    4) Mikkeller Brunch Weasel
    3) Holy Mountain barrel fermented Celestial Lineage
    2) Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout
    5) Fiftyfifty Eclipse - java coffee edition
    1) Pelican Mother of All Storms

    Rearranged the numbers after thinking a little more.
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  38. Celtics17

    Celtics17 Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2013 California

    No order for 2015
    Saint Archer Mosaic IPA
    New Belgium Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé
    Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA (Surprised me)
    Green Flash Soul Style IPA
    Modern Times Black House With Coconut and Cacao Nibs
  39. TKozuch

    TKozuch Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Sip of Sunshine - Got surprised by a buddy with a can of this. Honestly, it's the tastiest brew I've ever had. I wish I could get more.
    Heady Topper - Had this one a few times before, and would drink it every day if I could.
    Mexican Cake - Finally got to try this a week or so ago. Not generally a huge fan of the style, but this was so tasty.
    Dirt Wolf - This is an oddball because I live close to Victory. The reason I put it here is because I slept on it for so long. Wrote it off because I'm not generally into Victory stuff. Damned if it isn't one of the finest DIPAs out there, and I can get it any time I want it.
    Manayunk Crunch - I generally am not into the peanut butter/chocolate stuff, but this was very tasty, and I'd drink it again.
    Horchata by Cigar City - an oddball one, but life-changingly delicious. It was like drinking a glass of rice pudding beer on nitro. Might not sound appealing, but it was so tasty. Dessert beer all the way.
  40. ClavisAurea

    ClavisAurea Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008 New York

    1. Bell's Third Coast Old Ale 4.71
    2. Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale 4.69
    3. Surly Pentagram 2015 4.68
    4. Off Color Brewing Apex Predator 4.66
    5. Russian River Pliney the Elder 4.60

    But the year isn't over yet.....
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