Your top 5 in 2015 so far.

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  1. GreaserGreg

    GreaserGreg Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2015 New York

    In no particular order:

    OH Mosaic
    HF Legitimacy
    Cantillon Iris
    Westbrook Mexican Cake
    TH Sap
     
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  2. A_Rad

    A_Rad Initiate (0) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin

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

    5. Russian River Supplication
    4. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
    3. Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
    2. Russian River Pliny the Elder
    1. Central Waters 17

    If this were a list of beers that were released this year instead of beers you tried this year, Lagunitas CitruSinensis would be up there.
     
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  3. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Looks like:

    La Fin Du Monde
    Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
    Rochefort 8
    KBS
    Hill Farmstead Dorothy
     
  4. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (7,714) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Society

    in no particular order.. probably depends on what mood I am in for... :slight_smile:

    so far for 2015, personal favs...

    Fierce - Off Color Brewing
    Focal Banger - The Alchemist
    Panil Divina - Panil
    Eclipse Evan Williams 23 year - Fifty Fifty
    Sip of Sunshine - Lawson's Finest
     
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  5. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
    Clown Shoes Garden State Rhapsody
    BBA Narwhal
    Reissdorf Kolsch
    Anderson Valley Hugh Arker
     
  6. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Initiate (0) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts

    Tree House Green
    Trillium Congress St.
    Night Shift Whirlpool
    Fiddlehead Mastermind
    Maine Another One
     
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  7. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    if I have to make a list its the same every year.
     
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  8. cl3

    cl3 Disciple (328) Aug 16, 2013 Wisconsin
    Trader

    New Glarus - Wild Bitter
    Surly - Todd the Axe Man
    De Garde - Imperial Blackberry Bu Weisse
    Bell's - Wild One
    Fitger's - Minnesota Nice IPA (cask)/ Barrel #21 Duluth Sour [tie]
     
  9. rogerdandy

    rogerdandy Initiate (0) Mar 25, 2011 Canada (AB)

    Four Winds Nectarous.
     
  10. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    1. BA Over the Line - Pipeworks
    2. Derivation 1
    3. Derivation 2
    4. Rose du Ble
    5. HF Double Citra.

    Its been a good year so far.
     
  11. mike0802

    mike0802 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2014 New York

    1. Last Buffalo in the Park - Funky Buddha
    2. Good Morning - Tree House
    3. Oro Negro - Jackie O's
    4. CBS - Founders
    5. Trillium - Artaic
     
  12. Donco

    Donco Devotee (455) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    As of 8/27/15:
    1) Firestone Walker Anniversary XVIII
    2) Firestone Walker Parabola (2015 is just a bit below 2014)
    3) Lagunitas High Westified
    4) Stone Woot Stout 3.0
    5) Clown Shoes Breakfast Exorcism
     
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  13. SMH_NWI

    SMH_NWI Devotee (462) Jan 8, 2015 Texas
    Trader

    Best 5 for me this year in no order:

    Pliny the Elder - case was bottled one day earlier (visited NorCal in June, had 16 RR offerings and was impressed with most)
    2014 BCBCS (traded one of my VR bombers for 4 bottles of Coffee - worth it)
    2014 BCBS-VR
    2010 Dark Lord (cracked this open, post Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory)
    2015 CBS (at KBS release week in Grand Rapids at Founders, I didn't even touch the KBS (or anything else) on tap)
     
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  14. RLVineh

    RLVineh Initiate (123) Jun 21, 2014 California
    Trader

    1) Naughty Sauce - Noble Ale Works
    2) Velvet Speedway - Alesmith
    3) Xocoveza Charred - Stone
    4) Imperial Cherry Bu - De Garde
    5) Palace of Cracked Heads - Modern Times

    All Could be interchanged to 1-5, but all were nothing short of amazing
     
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  15. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Top 5 (in order).

    1. Surly - Todd The Axe Man IPA
    2. 515 Brewing - Passe APA
    3. Toppling Goliath/Mikkeller - Nelson Schmelsson DIPA
    4. Steel Toe - Sticker Fight IPA (Batch #1)
    5. Stone - 19th Anniversary Thunderstuck IPA
     
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  16. MattyB203

    MattyB203 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Connecticut

    1. Derivation Blend 1 (Side Project)
    2. Good Morning (Tree House)
    3. Double Citra (Hill Farmstead)
    4. Disastrous Molasses (Oskar Blues)
    5. Triple Sunshine (Lawson's)
     
  17. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (432) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    1. LCCB Enlightened Despot
    2. Founders KBS
    3. Olde Hickory Omega Point
    4. Lagunitas Hi-Westified
    5. Stone Enjoy By 4/20
     
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  18. Ericness

    Ericness Initiate (130) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    No particular order, full pours only, beers new to me this year:

    Trillium/Other Half Green Street
    Trillium DDH Fort Point Pale Ale
    Jack's Abby Excess IPL
    Hill Double Citra
    Fiddlehead Matermind IPA

    Honorable Mention: Night Shift - Triton

    Got to get some stouts on there soon. Kind of surprised this skewed to (D)IPAs for me so far.
     
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  19. ashleylake

    ashleylake Initiate (0) May 6, 2011 Florida

    Well sir you are in a great spot to trade!

     
  20. 2_Beardz

    2_Beardz Initiate (159) Apr 4, 2014 Florida
    Trader

    top 5 new for me this year:

    1. Last Buffalo in the Park
    2. FBD
    3. Nooner 10
    4. King Sue
    5. Sip of Sunshine
     
  21. Jlabs

    Jlabs Poo-Bah (1,535) Nov 11, 2013 New York
    Society Trader

    beers that I tried for the first time in 2015, in no particular order:
    FB Last Snow
    Saranac Pacific Galaxy
    Bruery Chocolate Rain
    Brothers Craft Brewing (aka 3 brothers) Resolute
    Perennial Sump
     
  22. Masters

    Masters Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    Tree House - King Julius
    Tree House - Truth
    Trillium - Artaic
    Toppling Goliath - King sue/Pseudo Sue
    Funky Buddah - Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
     
  23. joecool0909

    joecool0909 Initiate (70) Feb 24, 2015 Missouri

    1. Derivation 1
    2. CBS
    3. FW XVIII
    4. Fremont CCBbomb
    5. BoT

    Been a fantastic year, but after this weekend MD is bumping somebody I'm sure.
     
  24. emtrexx

    emtrexx Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2007 New Jersey

    In no order:
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Carton Regular Coffee
    • Founders KBS
    • Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
    • Great Lakes Chillwave
     
  25. Jwburns75

    Jwburns75 Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2014 New York

    The best beers I have tried for the first time in 2015:

    1. Singlecut Bon Bon TNT
    2. Bells Expedition Stout
    3. Kern River - Double Citra
    4. Tree House - Curiosity 14
    5. Maine - Dinner
     
  26. rjd722

    rjd722 Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2013 Maryland

    Random order:

    Another One - MBC
    Lunch - MBC
    The Kragle IPA - Free Will
    Cuivre - The Bruery
    Grapefruit Sculpin - Ballast Point
     
  27. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey

    Really stepped up my game this year, so it is tough.

    #1 is easily Maine Beer Co Dinner

    The rest are in no particular order:
    Todd the Axeman
    Green Diamonds (hard to pick just one from Other Half)
    Eureka with Citra (again, hard to pick one Tree House, but this one is perfect in the summer)
    DDHFPPA (broken record here, but love all Trillium IPA's)
     
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  28. Saluki-21

    Saluki-21 Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Missouri

    In no order..

    Goose Island Bourbon County Rare
    Side Project Black & Wild blend 2
    Founder's CBS
    Hill Farmstead Double Citra
    Alchemist Focal Banger


    Really have been lucky to have some world class beers I never thought I'd have the chance to try. Looking forward to what the rest of the year has in store!
     
  29. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,937) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
    Society Trader

    Five Favorites in 2015 that were new to me:

    Long Trail Limbo IPA
    Short's Dolly Dagger
    Bell's Jupiter or Neptune (really can't decide)
    Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. Piraat
    Stormcloud Goodnight, Porter

    Not necessarily the one's I've rated highest, but the ones that made a lasting impression.
     
  30. oldn00b

    oldn00b Champion (888) Feb 23, 2015 Virginia

    I'm going with my favorite (if not my most highly rated) new to me:

    Hi Res
    Blushing Monk
    Blvd Saison - Brett
    Grapefuit Sculpin
    Prairie BOMB!
     
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  31. pmangold

    pmangold Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2014 Florida

    Cylce Rickshaw DIPA
    Cantillon Fou Foune
    GI Prop '14
    Cycle Pallet 1
    Columbus Bodhi DIPA
     
  32. osc1123

    osc1123 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2015 Florida

    In no particular order

    Dragon Fruit Passion Fruit - J. Wakefield
    Koni Summantion - 3Sons
    Good Night Mekong - Cigar City
    '14 Dark Lord - 3Flyods
    Last Buffalo in the Park - Funky Buddha

    *Parabola, Mexican Cake, Apple Brandy Noir
     
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  33. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California

    Chocolate rain ( i don't want to add it every year to a list like this but it's always so fucking good)
    Eclipse Cognac Masterpiece
    Beatification (really loved this batch, can't wait for the release in a few weeks)
    Julius
    Lupulin River
     
  34. Gtwreck45

    Gtwreck45 Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2014 Missouri

    According to my ratings:
    KBS
    Boat Beer
    BOMB!
    Zombie Dust
    Yazoo Deux Rouges
     
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  35. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan

    Fair Maiden DIPA
    Prop '14
    No Rules
    Todd the Axeman
    2010 Cherry Oud Bruin Kuhnhenn
     
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  36. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (794) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
    Trader

    Big Bad Baptist
    Green Street
    KBS
    All Green Everything
    SMS
     
  37. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 California

    No ranking but pictured in order of trying this year. All first time for me. And as others have said. Lots of time for this to change this year.
    Alesmith 2010 BA Decadence
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    Lost Abbey Track #6
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    CCB Penultimate Push(at Huna Day '15!!)
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    Westbrook '14 Mexicake (at Westbrook in April '15 w/ family)
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    Bruery Mocha Wednesday
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    Honorable mention: SARA Four Legs Good maybe should have been in the top five.
     
  38. MrGondo

    MrGondo Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2015 Maryland

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

    1. Stillwater Mono Pilsner
    2. Boulevard Saison-Brett (2015)
    3. Union Double Duckpin
    4. Grapefruit Sculpin
    5. Boulevard Heavy Lifting
     
  39. EvanMaldonado

    EvanMaldonado Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Ohio

    1. Bourbon County Cofee 2014
    2. Alchemist Heady Topper
    3. Russian River Consecration (112213)
    4. MadTree BBA Coffee & Vanilla Axis Mundi
    5. Toppling Goliath pseudo Sue

    Not bad for this being the first year I've been into craft brew
     
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  40. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,350) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
    Society Trader

    Other Half Brewing Mosaic
    Other Half Brewing All Green Everything
    Fat Head's Hop Juju
    Heady
    Fremont First Nail

    ....and several more tied for somewhere between 2nd and 5th but Mosaic is clearly my favorite of the year so far.
     
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