Your top 5 in 2015 so far.

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  1. fearfactory

    fearfactory Aspirant (296) Aug 12, 2012 Massachusetts

    So far, I gotta say for new to me beers:
    Thunderstruck IPA
    Hoppiness is a Warm Pun
    4 beans
  2. HartsyThaiFood

    HartsyThaiFood Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2013 Illinois

    Apparently I've been on a big porter kick the past few weeks and have really been impressed. Huh....
    1. Perrin No Rules - Porter
    2. Sixpoints 4Beans - Porter
    3. Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout - Stout
    4. Pipeworks Spotted Puffer - IIPA
    5. Surly/Amager Bryghus Todd the Axeman - IPA
    Notable close calls include Spiteful Vote of No Confidence (IPA), Goose Island Cthulu (Oatmeal Stout), Lagunitas High Westified (Imperial Stout), Revolution Cafe Deth (Imperial Stout), and Toppling Goliath Pompeii (IPA).
  3. BigMike

    BigMike Meyvn (1,294) May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

    How easy it is to deny the pain of someone else's suffering ~ Tired Hands
    Alien Church ~ Tired Hands
    Grapefruit Sculpin ~ Ballast Point
    Djed ~ Forest & Main
    Kirsch Gose ~ Victory
    Dank and Sticky ~ The Hop Concept

    Honorable Mentions,
    Ruination 2.0 ~ Stone
    Saison Brett ~ Boulevard
    Magic Garden ~ Forest & Main
    Long Strange Tripel ~ Boulevard
    There is light ~ Tired Hands
  4. halo3one

    halo3one Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Georgia

    St Lamvinus 2003
    Alexander Rodenback 1998
    Cycle Thurday
    Cantillon JCN
    Wide Awake It's Morning
    Honorable mention: 3F Blauw & Triple Sunshine
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  5. Tbub18

    Tbub18 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2014 New York

    Man this is hard! Not in any particular order :wink:
    CD 11
    Lou Pepe Kriek 2011
    Flora Plum
  6. tharper178

    tharper178 Disciple (395) May 16, 2008 Florida

    In no particular order: Sip of Sunshine, Last Snow, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, SR-71, Parabola
  7. SD-Alefan

    SD-Alefan Savant (965) Dec 12, 2013 South Dakota

    Top 5 new to me:

    Central Waters Barrel-Aged Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Porter
    '14 Surly Darkness
    Surly Todd the Axeman
    Prairie Bomb!
    3 Floyds Alpha King
  8. texascheesemonger

    texascheesemonger Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2014 Texas

    Top 5 new to me:

    Sherry Barrel Atrial
    Civil Disobedience 14
    Day & Night
    Xocoveza Mocha Stout

    Honorable Mention: Freetail Peach Bexarliner
  9. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (307) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota

    In no particular order

    Framboise du fermier
    Oude Fermier
    Derivation blend 2
    Todd the axeman
    purple raz bu
  10. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Devotee (428) Sep 7, 2012 Illinois

    5) Julius
    4) Second Fiddle
    3) Last Snow
    2) KBBS
    1) BVDL

    Honorable mention: Spotted Puffer, Mastermind, Imperial Blud, Other Half Mosaic
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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2015
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  11. intotherfd

    intotherfd Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2014 Nebraska

    Not in a particular order but here is my list...

    1. Scream IIPA- New Glarus Brewing
    2. King Sue- Toppling Goliath
    3. Consecration- Russian River
    4. Sump- Perennial Artisan Ales
    5. Saint Lamvinus (2013)- Cantillon
  12. dank203

    dank203 Zealot (515) May 21, 2012 New Jersey

    XV (√225 Saison)
    zonker stout
    port anniversary ale
    carton G.O.R.P
    Carton Regular Coffee

    mostly from memory but I have rated some others pretty high as well
  13. stealth

    stealth Zealot (561) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    1. RR Deviation
    2. BT '09 and '10
    3. Fruit Salad
    4. Younger
    5. Sang Royal '09
  14. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Meyvn (1,077) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
    Society Trader

    My top 5 new to me beers so far this year..

    Tilquin Oude Gueuze
    Melange No. 1
    Mocha Wednesday
    Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged
    Cantillon Iris
  15. jonblake

    jonblake Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2012 North Carolina

    1. Cantillon St. Gilloise (Champions)
    2. Forschungsbrauerei St. Jakob's Blonder Bock
    3. R&D Wild Peach
    4. Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze
    5. Rose de Gambrinus
  16. lokizan

    lokizan Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Illinois

    This is hard, but here's my list

    1. 14' Bourbon County Prop
    2. 18th St Bitch B Crazy
    3. TG Light Speed
    4. Bissell Bros Swish
    5. Lawson's SoS
    6. Parish Ghost in the Machine
  17. ZombieHead

    ZombieHead Aspirant (220) Feb 14, 2014 Illinois

    1. BCS VR
    2. BCS Prop
    3. Kuhnhenn Big Tony's
    4. Saugatuck BA Neapolitan
    5. Founder's CBS
  18. thomda11

    thomda11 Aspirant (232) Jun 5, 2014 California

    1. Saison Brett-Boulevard

    2. Matt's Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-smoked Saison- Stone

    3. Reason Be Damned in Red Wine Barrels-Stone

    4. City of The Dead-Modern Times

    5. Black House Coffee Stout-Modern Times
  19. KrajDoesBeer

    KrajDoesBeer Devotee (453) Aug 2, 2014 Illinois

    I have already put my in but instantly Headroom from Trillium climbs to #1... wow
  20. JISurfer

    JISurfer Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2002 South Carolina

    COAST Willet barrel aged Blackbeerd
    Westbrook Rum Barrel Aged Smokin' Guns
    Maui Brewing Black Pearl
    Fremont Triple Trifecta
    Modern Times BA Monsters Park w/ Cacao Nibs and Coconut
    Fremont BA Coffee and Cinnamon Abominable (yeah, I know it's more than 5, but I don't care)
  21. abridgedatx

    abridgedatx Disciple (371) Feb 22, 2015 Texas
    Society Trader

    No particular order:
    Maine Dinner
    Allagash FV13 and Farm to Face
    Russian River Temptation
    Jester King Coquetier
  22. beersnobraven

    beersnobraven Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2014 Illinois

    1. Lagunitas High West-ified
    2. Stone Fyodor's Classic
    3. 2014 Founders Imperial Stout
    4. Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
    5. Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    (You can tell I like me some coffee in my beer. :wink:)

    1. Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal (still good, but actually thinner than the normal version)
    2. Mikkeller Beer Geek Cocoa Shake (pretty thin and not even close to being the chocolatiest beer I've ever had, which is what most people were saying)
    3. Goose Island The Muddy (too thin and not enough licorice)
    4. I know I'll get a lot of shit for this, but Founders CBS. It was still delicious, but didn't blow my doors off like I was expecting. It tasted pretty much like someone poured a bit of maple syrup into a stout, which definitely isn't a bad thing, just not what I was expecting.
  23. wumpshire

    wumpshire Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2015 Oregon

    Top 5 Beers:
    1. Avery Hog Heaven
    2. Ballast Point Victory At Sea
    3. Lagunitas Nighttime
    4. Ale Smith Nut Brown
    5. Gigantic Solid
    ...and there is still hop harvest, and winter beers before 2016!
    What are yours?
  24. boisebeerguy85

    boisebeerguy85 Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2013 Idaho

    1. Jester king, atrial rubicite
    2. Fort George, 3 way ipa
    3. Grand teton, American sour
    4. Woodland empire, set em wild set em free- white peach
    5. Sockeye brewery, strawberry and cream
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  25. wumpshire

    wumpshire Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2015 Oregon

    1. Avery Hog Heaven
    2. Ballast Point Victory At Sea
    3. Lagunitas Nighttime
    4. Ale Smith Nut Brown
    5. Gigantic Solid
  26. wumpshire

    wumpshire Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2015 Oregon

  27. boisebeerguy85

    boisebeerguy85 Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2013 Idaho

    1. Jester king, atrial rubicite
    2. Fort George, 3 way ipa
    3. Grand teton, American sour
    4. Woodland empire, set em wild set em free- white peach
    5. Sockeye brewery, strawberryand cream
  28. cyrushire

    cyrushire Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Good Morning
    Morning Wood
    Harbinger Hazelnut Sweet Stout
    King Sue
    In no particular order. I know its six but whatever.
  29. Mshull

    Mshull Disciple (384) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio

    1. Oro negro
  30. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Initiate (46) Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Beers new to me (benefits of moving from Pittsburgh to Chicago!)

    Pipeworks Lizard King
    Surly Todd the AxeMan
    Half Acre Gone Away IPA (aka Senita)
    Half Acre Vallejo
    BP Grapefruit Sculplin
  31. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,030) Oct 24, 2009 California

    Ordered according to my ratings:
    note: I rate according to style
    1. Alesmith BBA Vietnamese Speedway
    2. Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation
    3. Modern Times Palace of Cracked Heads
    4. Trillium Fort Point Pale Ale
    5. Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
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  32. Gurrett

    Gurrett Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2011 New York

    In no particular order:

    BA Speedway Stout
    Lost Abbey Track #10
    Cellarmaker BA Vastness of Space
    Fiddlehead Second Fiddle
  33. TonyLuvsBeer

    TonyLuvsBeer Aspirant (232) Mar 28, 2015 Michigan

    BC Vanilla Rye at World Expo of Beer
    BCBS at same place
    Permanent Funeral from FFF
    Abraxas at Bells Funvitational
    Pliny the Elder at Bells Funvitational
  34. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Defender (686) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona

    Here go, mine has a regional flavor to it, specifically the Southeast, and I haven't had any new stouts or barleywines that have knocked my socks off this year, but that could change when I do some cellar pulls. My list so far:

    1. Wicked Weed Pernicious (wow, arrived to me fresh after it's first ever bottling, @mecmd was a saint for getting this to me.
    2. Creature Comforts Tropicalia - So light, fruity, and delicious. It's also sessionable IMO.
    3. Orpheus Brewing - Transmigration of Souls - Tropical and fruity but hides the alcohol wonderfully at 10%.
    4. Wicked Weed Freak of Nature - Not quite as balanced or as unique in flavor profile as it's little brother, but a real keeper nonetheless.
    5. Lagunitas Citrusenensis - Fresh, juicy, and dank. The addition of blood oranges was excellent with no artificiality whatsoever.
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  35. Jack_Deichert

    Jack_Deichert Initiate (0) May 20, 2014 Minnesota

    Nothing has been able to touch Mornin' Delight for me.

    1. MD ~ Toppling Goliath
    2. Prop ~ GI
    3. Sosus (surprisingly liked this more than King Sue) ~ Toppling Goliath
    4. VR ~ GI
    5. Double Black ~ Bent Paddle

    Honorable Mention to No Rules, Abraxas, CW 16, CBS, Todd, Cellarman
  36. SiddFinch

    SiddFinch Initiate (147) Dec 18, 2013 New Hampshire

    Top 5 new to me this year, in no particular order (aside from number 1)

    1. Drie Fonteinen Framboos (Holy sweet mother is that stuff good)
    2. Foley Brothers Fair Maiden
    3. Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek
    4. Jack's Abby Vanilla BA Framinghamer
    5. Stoneface IPA
  37. sjjn

    sjjn Aspirant (282) Jun 4, 2004 California

    Best Beers I've had for the first time in 2015 (no order)

    Buellton Silent Partner
    Cigar City BB Big Sound
    Hill Farmstead Mary
    Sierra Nevada Reigele Oktoberfest
    Monkish Rara Avis
    Transmitter BC1
    Sudwerks Funke Hop Farm
    Grey Sail Captain's Daughter
    Shady Oak Funkatronic
    Captain Lawrence Frozen Flowers
    Modern Times Fruitlands
  38. Phigg1102

    Phigg1102 Crusader (779) Sep 29, 2013 New York

    Firestone Parabola
    Prairie Pirate Bomb
    Other Half Mosaic
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout

    Hoping to find out if Focal Banger makes its way on here this weekend!
  39. Mohican88

    Mohican88 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Ohio

    Westbrook Mexican Cake
    Jackie O's Oro Negro
    Oskar Blues Death by Coconut
    Saranac Disruption
    Jack's Abby Bridemaker

    No particular order to these, just the most memorable so far this year!
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