Your top 5 in 2015 so far.

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  1. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (6,071) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    My top five first tries this year in no particular order.

    Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
    Courtyard How Can Anything Ever End?
    Habanero Sculpin
    DuClaw X-10 Cantaloupe Saison
  2. ABW

    ABW Initiate (0) May 26, 2014 Texas

    The five best beers i've had this year that i hadn't tried before in no particular order
    Sour in The Rye
    BCCBS vanilla Rye
    Jai alai
    Nocturn Chrysalis
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  3. Sosopogi

    Sosopogi Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2013 Florida

    My top 5 for the year in no particular order:

    1) Ann - Hill Farmstead
    2) Good Morning - Tree House
    3) Frambroise Du Fermier - Side Project
    4) JBM 35 - 3 Sons
    5) Derivation 1 - Side Project

    Honorable Mentions: Summation (3 Sons), BA Lumberjack B2 (3 Sons), Imperial Purple Raz Bu (De Garde), Last Buffalo in the Park (Funky Buddha), Art (Hill Farm), Derivation B2 (Side Project), HoD (Schramms), Cellarman (SARA), Assassin (TG), MA Hop Scene
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  4. iRun2Beer

    iRun2Beer Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2015 Minnesota

    Lift Bridge Barrel-Aged Silhouette
    The Alchemist Heady Topper
    Surly Todd the Axeman
    August Schell Starkeller Peach
    Surly Abrasive Ale
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  5. skiener910

    skiener910 Initiate (47) Mar 23, 2015 Minnesota

    1. Heady
    2. King Sue
    3. Abrasive
    4. Todd the Axe Man
    5. Pliny the Elder

    Honorable mentions include TG Light Speed, Pseudo Sue, A bottle of 2012 Backwoods Bastard I got at a cellar sale, Indeed's Derailed Imperial Double Dangerous Chocolate Whiskey Queen Milk Stout and Dangerous Man's Peanut Butter Porter. Reppin' Nordeast Minneapolis!

    Yep, I'm hop whore. King Sue, Todd and Pliny were all first timers for me this year.
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  6. iRun2Beer

    iRun2Beer Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2015 Minnesota

    Oh...hell yea, I don't know how I could forget about Dangerous Man's Peanut Butter Porter! Love that stuff

    As for King Sue, I only had the batch that came out in early May, and I have to say I was a bit underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong, still a delicious beer, but just not Top 5 quality for me personally. I hear the Mike-brewed batches are much much better so I'll be giving it another shot as soon as I can!
  7. Beersnob79

    Beersnob79 Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2015 New Hampshire

    1. Southern Tier- Mokah Stout
    2. Ballast Point- Habanero Ipa
    3. Firestone Walker- Double Jack Ipa
    4. North Coast Brewery- Old Rasputin
    5. Samuel Smith- Organic Chocolate Stout
    I realize these have been out for a while but they were NEW to me for 2015.
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  8. cducap

    cducap Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2011 Indiana

    Top new beers to me in 2015 (in no order):

    Spotted Puffer
    Tequila Barrel Mexican Cake
    Black Tuesday
    Event Horizon
  9. TrapJaw77

    TrapJaw77 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2015 Illinois

    no particular order:

    Cigar City Cow Boss
    Odell IPA
    Pseudo Sue
    18th St Hunter Chili
  10. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,263) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Trillium Fort Point
    All Green Everything
    Noble I Love It!
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  11. jcos

    jcos Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    Top 5 I've had for the first time in 2015, no order:

    Carton Regular Coffee
    Yazoo Sue
    DC Brau Solar Abyss
    Trillium Vicinity
    Cigar City Cubano Style Espresso Brown Ale

    I would like to mention one more though:
    Union Old Pro Gose
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  12. bigda83

    bigda83 Initiate (153) Feb 13, 2014 New York

    1. TH - Good Morning
    2. Surly - Todd the Axe Man
    3. Alchemist - Focal Banger
    4. TH - Curiosity Sixteen
    5. Lawson's - Sip of Sunshine (Within 10 days of canning)
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  13. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,294) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts

    Only counting beers I had for the first time in 2015:

    CBS (on draft)
    Trillium Melcher St
    Trillium Headroom
    HF Ann batch 2
    Bourbon County Rare (batch 1)

  14. J_K

    J_K Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2015 California

    In no particular order:

    Trillium- Fort Point Pale Ale
    Bottle Logic- Fundamental Observation
    Treehouse- Good Morning
    Alesmith- BAVSS
    Central Waters- Black Gold
  15. OleDixie

    OleDixie Devotee (454) Jan 24, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Cigar City Caffe Americano Rum BA
    Olde Hickory Omega Point
    Funky Buddha Last Snow
    SARA West Ashley
    Trillium Heavy Mettle.....and a few other hoppy beers from Trillium...and HF Double Citra...and Todd. (Hard to choose between all these amazing examples of hoppy beer.)
  16. gyoungit

    gyoungit Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2014 New Mexico

    Double shot-treehouse
    Apricot Cut-Casey
    Forces unseen-rare barrel
    Curiosity 14- treehouse

    Honorable mentions- pseudo sue, kbs, tweak, Casey- Biere de garde... Way too many other great beers. I'm pretty fortunate, it's been an awesome beer year so far.
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  17. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,311) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon


    The Bruery Blue BBLs
    De Garde Mosaic Petit Desay
    Block 15 Cherry Imagine
    De Garde Purple Raz Bu
    Fort George Overdub Session IPA
  18. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois

    No specific order:

    Matthias DIPA (from Haymarket in Chicago)

    Birth of Tragedy


    Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale

    Todd the Axeman
  19. kubeerfan1

    kubeerfan1 Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2015 Kansas

    No order here....

    Other Half Mosaic
    Other Half All Green Everything
    Westbrook Gose
    River North Brewing BA Avarice
    McCoy's Public House Ursa Major (small local brewery)
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  20. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn Defender (631) Jan 16, 2013 New York

    Beer I had for the first time in 2015 that blew my socks off:

    HF Abner
    HF Mosaic
    Other Half Mosaic
    Foley Brothers Pieces of 8
    Alpine Hoppy Birthday
    Singlecut Bon Bon 2x TNT
    Westbrook Mexican Cake
    Barrier Money with Pineapple & Mango
  21. MammothTarantula

    MammothTarantula Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado

    No order:

    Montmorency vs. Balaton
    Yellow Rose
    Apple Brandy Noir
    Veritas 015
  22. nut

    nut Initiate (197) Jan 29, 2014 Illinois

    Todd the Axeman

    Great year so far!
  23. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Disciple (354) Jul 31, 2010 California

    Noble: Mosaic Showers
    Lost Abbey: Veritas 15
    Noble: Bean Bump
    Sudwerks: Brewers Cut; Peach Optimo
    Rare Barrel: Home Sour Home

    HM: Silva Stout with Mostra Coffee
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  24. fehrminator

    fehrminator Devotee (410) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina

    Allagash Cuvee d' Industrial
    Trillium Vicinity
    de Garde imperial blackberry bu
    de Garde imperial blu bu
    A beer to be named later...
  25. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska

    Five? Psssh. This one goes to eleven:

    FB Last Snow
    Perennial BA Abraxas
    Bruery Befuddlement
    HF Flora B/B
    Trillium Artaic
    Witch's Hat Furious Ginger
    Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
    SP Blanc de Blancs
    SP Saison du Fermier (batch 3)
    Founders CBS
    LP Yellow Rose

    All beers that are new to me this year.
  26. dundeestalacerveza

    dundeestalacerveza Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2015 Michigan

    Mud hens game (with fireworks).
    Beating my son's ass in Mario Cart ( he is shamed and humbled, and I am VICTORIOUS!)
    Mancy's Steakhouse with my girlfriend(that was Gooooood meal, with awesome company).
    Traveling back to Colorado to Visit friends.. (I miss living in Co.)

    Excuse... whah?
    Ooooooooooh, you meant top 5 beers?

    White Rajah, Brew Kettle
    Coconut Porter, Tecumseh Brewing
    Anything by Witches hat brewing...
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.. I just luv luv luv it!!!
    Milkshake stout(with two scoop of vanilla ice cream from Independent dairy)
    Omfg!!!! Deeeelish.
  27. zaylon516

    zaylon516 Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2015 Connecticut

    Dinner by MBC
    Upper Case by Trillium
    Fundamental Observation
    Good Morning
    Crooked Stage Petite Sours (various)
  28. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (576) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    No beers to me

    Grimm Telekenisis
    Other Half Nelson
    Finback Auspicious Day
    Lagunitas Equinox
    HF Dorothy
  29. MN23

    MN23 Initiate (71) Feb 11, 2015 Minnesota

    Prop '14
    BCBBW '13
    HF Anna
    Tilquin Gueuze
    Uncle Jacobs
  30. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon

    I must be weird as hell!:

    AVBC-Highway 128 Blood Orange Gose
    Castle-Cream Ale
    SN-River Ryed
    Anchor- Brotherhood Steam Beer
    Deschutes-Black Butte XXV (have previous release every year on my birthday, and always a favorite.)

    Honorable mention to all my homebrews. Cheers!
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  31. erjaq

    erjaq Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 California

    Beachwood Hopernicus DIPA
    Beachwood Mocha Machine
    Ghost in the Machine
  32. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Tree House Green
    Night Shift Whirlpool
    Harpoon Take 5
    Bog Iron Middle Child
    Two Brothers Wobble
  33. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Bourbon Vanilla Bean Dark Lord
    Cognac Coffee Dark Lord
    Firestone Walker XVIII
    Real Ale Mysterium Tenebrae Aeterna
    Witch's Hat Bourbon DragonTrax
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  34. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,557) May 27, 2005 Missouri
    Society Trader

    My top 5 ratings for 2015 (and I'm a ticker so haven't revisited many from other years)
    1)Westy 12
    2)Side Project Merci (Blend #1)
    3)Crooked Stave Origins
    4)Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (adios...)
    5)AleSmith Speedway Stout-Vietnamese Coffee
  35. Joshkoskinen

    Joshkoskinen Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2014 Illinois

    1. CBS
    2. BVDL
    3. Good Morning
    4. Sump Sulawesi
    5. DDH Fort Point
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  36. Lodisgrisen

    Lodisgrisen Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014 Finland

    Peche Mortel
    Westmalle tripel
    Uncle Jacob's stout
    Backwoods Bastard
    Prairie Bomb!
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  37. SoleBriety

    SoleBriety Disciple (332) Oct 10, 2013 California

    In no particular order:

    Russian River Pliny the Elder
    Modern Times Mega Blackhouse
    Bell's Two Hearted
    Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
    Alesmith .394

    Honorable mentions: BP Scuplin, BP VatS, North Coast Old Raspy, Bell's Expedition Stout, Goose Island Sofie, Saint Archer Mosiac Double name a few.
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  38. BAMF

    BAMF Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2007 Massachusetts

    1. Trillium Congress St.
    2. Trillium Double Dry-Hopped Melcher ST.
    3. Hill Farmstead Double Citra
    4. Tree House Haze
    5. Singlecut Mo Shuggie Soulbender
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  39. BusterC

    BusterC Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2015 Ohio

    Grapefruit Sculpin Ballast Point
    Mexican Cake
    Axis Mundi Barrel Aged with Coffee and Vanilla Madtree
    Idiot Farm Karben 4
    Orange Melvin Quaff Brothers
  40. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (328) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois

    1. Saison De Ble
    2. BVDL
    3. Nelson Deut
    4. Side Project Raspberry Trail Porter

    ...saving 5 for dat bourbon county release :grimacing:
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