Your top 5 in 2015 so far.

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  1. scbeerman

    scbeerman Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    1. Creature Comforts Cosmik Debris
    2. Maine Beer Co. A Tiny Beautiful Something
    3. COAST Willett's Rye BA Blackbeerd
    4. Westbrook Bearded Break-In
    5. Creature Comforts Tropicalia
    Honorable mention to CC Tart Cherry Athena and Automatic Pale Ale...they've been absolutely killing it this year. Also The Bruery Humulus Lager
  2. babaracas

    babaracas Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2008 Florida

    Socks significantly r0x0red:
    Dieu Du Ciel Aphrodite / Aphrodisiaque
    Mikkeller Citra IIPA​

    Socks somewhat askew:
    JP Saison X
    Kasteel Winter​

    Plenty of time left for a 5th
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  3. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    1. Citra Showers
    2. Upland Peach
    3. MBCP
    4. Roustabout
    5. Coronado 19th Anniversary (very surprised by this one)
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  4. SoCal_Matt

    SoCal_Matt Disciple (326) Jul 13, 2014 California

    1. City of the Dead - Modern Times
    2. Chocolate Rain - The Bruery
    3. Churchill's Finest Hour - Port Brewing
    4. BA Monster's Park w/Coffee - Modern Times
    5. Even More Jesus - Evil Twin

    This is bound to change by the end of the year.
  5. lysergicdream

    lysergicdream Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Colorado

    Fundamental Observation
    BA Abraxas
    A Deal With the Devil
    Mash and Grind
    Bark Lord
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  6. swanfungus

    swanfungus Devotee (490) Dec 23, 2014 California

    Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
    Russian River Pliny The Younger
    Three Floyds Dark Lord (2012)
    Cigar City Hunahpu (2015)
    The Bruery Coton (100% BA)
  7. DemoniChris

    DemoniChris Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Nebraska

    Permanent Funeral
    3F Oude Geuze Golden Blend (2011)
    King Sue
    Todd the Axe Man / Mosaic Showers
    #47 DemoniChris, Aug 27, 2015
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  8. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2014 California

    Good year for beer so far!

    1. Fyodors Classic
    2. Summer Yulesmith
    3. BOMB!
    4. Space Cake
    5. Parabola
  9. conoraugustine

    conoraugustine Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 North Carolina

    1. Creature Comforts - Athena
    2. Maine - MO
    3. Wicked Weed - Recurrant
    4. Wicked Weed - Black Angel
    5. Wicked Weed - Pernicious
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  10. KMachHops

    KMachHops Disciple (304) Jun 16, 2014 California

    Lawson's SoS
    Pipeworks Square Grouper
    Trillium Congress Street
    3F Zombie Dust
    Noble Tongue Tickles
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  11. makeyourself

    makeyourself Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2015 California

    Top 5 so far...key words are "so far"

    1) Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation - This one will be tough to beat out as my #1 this year. It truly lived up to the hype for me. Just everything I need and more in a BA vanilla stout.
    2) Modern Times Rum BA Monsters Park Coconut & Cocoa Nibs - Just wow. Just everything about it. You can truly taste every single element to this beer. The coconut is the most prevalent I ever had in a beer. To tell you the truth...surprised that there's not more hype on this beer.
    3) SARA West Ashley (Latest batch) - Holy apricots Batman! Incredible stuff. Really had everything I wanted in a sour and it only helps that I love apricots. Get it if you haven't already.
    4) Kiwi Herman - Alpine...Strawberries...Kiwi...Sour. Enough said. I'm sure if I had tried Chez Monus this year, it would top my list.
    5) Veritas 15 - I always love me some Veritas but I think Lost Abbey killed it this year! Out of the recent years, I think only V12 I say was better. V15 was crazy delicious fresh.

    I really need to trade for more East Coast beers haha. I definitely had my fair share from the east but none of the heavy hitters yet. I'm sure my top 5 will change by year's end as I ravage through my cellar.
  12. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (275) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    I cheated:

    Tree House: Julius, Green, Haze, Double Shot, Good Morning
    HIll Farmstead: Susan, Edward, Everett
    Lawson's: Sip of Sunshine
    Alchemist: Heady Topper
    Trillium: coming soon :wink:
  13. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (1,680) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    Trillium Congress Street
    Fiddlehead Mastermind
    Stoneface IPA
    Jack's Abby Framinghammer
    Jack's Abby Framingham Lager
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  14. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,378) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia

    Looking at my list, have to agree with new in year:
    • FW XVIII
    • Ocelot California Stars
    • Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout
    Add in recently top enjoyable options:
    • Sixpoint 4Beans
    • SN Oktoberfest collab
    New to me, but not new beers:
    • Founders CBS
    • Thirsty Dog Wulver
    • Deschutes the Abyss
  15. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Poo-Bah (1,778) Jul 10, 2011 Virginia

    Lots of good beer waiting in the cellar, but only 4 new ones for 2015 so far above 4.5:
    Westvleteren - 8
    Cellarmaker - Sharing Sandwiches
    Cantillon - Gueuze 100% Lambic
    Deschutes - Fresh Squeezed
  16. Friendlyfire

    Friendlyfire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Virginia

    1. Avery - Uncle Jacob's Stout
    2. Westbrook - Fisticuffs
    3. Alewerks - Lover's Greed
    4. Firestone - XVIII
    5. Weyerbacher - Sunday Morning Stout
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  17. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,106) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
    Society Trader

    I went with new releases, not just new to me.

    Jackie O's Oro Negro
    Surly Todd the Axe Man
    Bell's Saturn
    Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
    Sixpoint 4 Beans
  18. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2010 Indiana

    Perusing my reviews it looks like this:
    t1 - Mocha Wednesday (5/5)
    t1 - NG Thumbprint Berliner Weisse (5/5)
    t1 - SP Orviamo (5/5)
    t1 - Fou Foune (5/5)
    5 - SP One Candle (4.95/5)
    6 - SP Abricot du Fermier

    Now, If I had to rank the ties, I think my favorite of the year was the Orviamo. It was just a really complex and delicious beer. The Fou Foune was also everything that I had hoped for and more after a few years of anticipation.
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  19. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,762) May 7, 2015 Florida

    CCB Jai Alai
    Coppertail Unholy Trippel
    Funky Buddha Last Snow
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Sixpoint 4bean
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  20. TooGood

    TooGood Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2014 Minnesota

    Grapefruit Sculpin
    Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
    Alpine Hoppy Birthday
    Indeed Rum King
    Surly Todd the Axeman
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  21. Stignacious

    Stignacious Defender (678) Aug 24, 2011 New York

    Lagunitas CitruSiNensis
    Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
    Otter Creek Backseat Berner
    SingleCut Billy Half-stack and Bon-Bon
    Saranac Pacific Galaxy
    Other Half Nelson

    Honorable Mention: Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout - I couldn't' put all IPA's down in good faith
  22. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (517) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    This is a tough call but top 5
    Heady Topper
    Founders CBS
    Fiddlehead Second Fiddle
    Founders KBS
    Prohibition Pig Vanilla Bean Porter
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  23. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,420) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia

    Hill Farmstead Flora
    Trillium Artaic
    Backacre Sour Golden Ale
    Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy
    Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience #14

    Also Receiving Votes: Tired Hands Minnow, Trillium Apricot Stonington, Jack's Abby Sour Golden Lager W/Nectarines, Cigar City Cafe Americano Double Stout, OEC Gosatequin, Russian River Supplication, Tree House Double Shot (Sumatra Mandheling), Firestone Walker Bretta Rose, Carton Regular Coffee, Harper I (w/Apricots), Enlightenment Ales Thing Are Beautiful
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  24. JMH_

    JMH_ Poo-Bah (1,863) Feb 24, 2001 New Jersey
    Society Brewery Trader

    Thank you for all of the love and support for @Sixpoint 4Beans in this thread! We're really happy with how this one turned out and even more so elated to hear all of the positive feedback from consumers.
  25. Jge301985

    Jge301985 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2015 Florida

    NG Scream DIPA
    DH Double Crooked Tree
    Shorts brewing Spruce Pilsner
    White oak Blueberry IPA
    Pipeworks Mandarina
  26. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,948) Apr 16, 2015 New York
    Society Trader

    Not really in order, had these for the first time this year and they met any hype or preconceptions.

    All Green Everything - Other Half
    Epiphany - Foundation
    Focal Banger - Alchemist
    Project Dank - La Cumbre
    Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point - Trillium

    Honorable mention:
    Green - Tree House
    The Wind - Lost Nation
    White Rajah - The Brew Kettle
  27. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    1. CBS
    2. FO
    3. Birth of Tragedy
    4. DB Jesus
    5. BA Monster's Park w/ coffee and cocoa
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  28. Mpontiakos

    Mpontiakos Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2015 Virginia

    Tree House - Green
    Russian River - Pliny the Younger
    The Alchemist - Heady Topper
    Surely - Todd the Ax man
    Trillium - Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point
  29. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    Top 5 beers I've had for the first time this year:

    Focal Banger
    FW 18
    Pugachev Royale
    Good Morning
  30. nick0417

    nick0417 Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

    In no particular order:

    1). Central Waters BBA Barleywine
    2). Goose Island BCS Coffee
    3). Epic's Big Bad Baptist
    4). Orval
    5). Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace
  31. bmf5581

    bmf5581 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 North Carolina

    No order:
    Yellow Rose
    Framboos '14
    SdF b3
    AB Noir
  32. HeavyDandtheGirls

    HeavyDandtheGirls Initiate (171) Mar 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    My personal top 5 for 2015 isn't going to blow anyone away but for various reasons these are my top 5 for the year in no order:

    Jack's Abbey - Kiwi Rising
    Tree House - Julius
    Allagash - curieux
    Fiddlehead - IPA.
    Medusa - Laser Cat IIPA.

    Honorable mention:
    Stoneface IPA
    Sea Hag

    Not saying these are the best beers of 2015 but for whatever reason all the beers above bring back great memories of 2015 for me.
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  33. JFMBearcat

    JFMBearcat Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 Ohio


    New Belgium 1554 Black Lager
    Troeggs Sunshine Pilsner
    Great Divide Hibernation
    Not Your Father's Root Beer
    Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
  34. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (331) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    No order...
    Tree House Good Morning
    Tree House Julius
    Tree House Green
    Clown Shoes Crasher in the Rye
    Jacks Abby Double Dry Hopped Mass Rising

    oh hey, all local. thats a first for me
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  35. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (155) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont

    1 - Schilling Mare Nectaris
    2 - Otter Creek Backseat Berner
    3 - Westy 12
    4 - Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
    5 - Evil Twin Sour Bikini
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  36. Derek564

    Derek564 Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2015 Massachusetts

    Heady Topper
    Sip of Sunshine
    Ghandi Bot
    Trillium - Galaxy DHFPPA
    Trillium - Vicinity
    (i plan to get out more and venture out of just getting the hype beers)
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  37. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (3,317) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
    Society Trader

    According to my ratings these are my top beers from 2015 so far:

    1. Sixpoint 4Beans
    2. NG Thumbprint Enigma
    3. Upland Peach Lambic
    4. NG R&D Wild Bitter
    5. Boulevard Love Child #5
  38. LarkinW

    LarkinW Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2007 Nebraska

    Hard to pick 5 but here they are. Trying to choose beers that I had for the first time in 2015

    * Prairie Apple Brandy Noir
    * Surly Todd the Axe Man
    * Rare Barrel Home Sour Home
    * Country Boy Brewing Infinite Sadness
    * Barrel Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout
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  39. stephenjmoore

    stephenjmoore Poo-Bah (1,717) Feb 17, 2011 Maryland

    Based on my 2015 ratings:

    Vanilla Rye
    Double Shot
    Jack's Abby Bride Maker
    Tired Hands Pathway of Beauty
  40. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Devotee (483) Nov 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Funky Buddha Wide Awake It's Morning
    Fremont Abominable Bourbon Coffee Cinnamon
    Vanilla Rye
    A Deal With The Devil
    Vanilla Abraxas or Guillemot Nebula
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