Your top 5 in 2015 so far.

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  1. MastaaaGrillaaa

    MastaaaGrillaaa Initiate (143) Feb 10, 2015 Ohio

    1) Trillium - Melcher Street
    2) Fat Heads - Hop Juju
    3) Lawson's - Sip Of Sunshine
    4) Three Floyds - Zombie Dust
    5) GLBC - BA Blackout Stout

    All made me shout - Holy fuck!!!
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  2. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (305) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Long Trail Imperial Stout
    Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm
    Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster
    Du Claw Serum
    Humboldt Nectar IPA
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  3. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    Fantome La Dalmatienne
    Le Trou Du Diable Dulcis Succubus
    Russian River Supplication
    HF George (ik wildcard)
    Foundation Epiphany

    Obviously this list is always changing.
    Honorable Mention:
    Prairie- Brett C, Bomb!
    NC- Barrel Aged Old Raspy
    HF- Vera Mae, Everett, S&S 5, 2xCitra/galaxy, Anna, Artic Soiree
    Bissel Brothers- Swish, The Substance
    MBCo- Weez
    Oxbow- Grizacca
    Allagash- Neddles
    Lawson's- Maple Barrel/Rum Barrel Fayston, Sos
    Trinity- Red Swingline
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  4. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,699) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
    Society Trader

    1. CBS
    2. Fou' Foune
    3. Nelson
    4. Hoppy Birthday
    5. Uncle Jacob's
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  5. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (485) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
    Revolution's Fist City
    Cigar City Jai Alai
    Off Color Dino S'mores
    Alchemist Heady Topper
  6. brblanch

    brblanch Initiate (90) Jun 19, 2013 Rhode Island

    New to me for 2015:
    1. Sunday Morning Stout
    2. Palo Santo Marron
    3. Second Fiddle
    4. Proclamation Derivative: Galaxy
    5. Hoppy Birthday
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  7. Donco

    Donco Devotee (455) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Ooops...I forgot I had CBS at the Founders KBS Release. That hast to be tied with #2 on my list!!
  8. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,956) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    5 Best New To Me Beers (in no order):

    Off Color's Apex Predator
    Madtree's Psychopathy
    Victory Hop Ranch
    Prairie Funk Gold Amarillo
    Prarie Apple Brandy Noir
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  9. Apellonious

    Apellonious Meyvn (1,481) Oct 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    Based on 2015 ratings:

    Barrel Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout
    Chillwave Double IPA
    Grapefruit Sculpin
    Waldo's Special Ale

    Uranus just missed the mark:grimacing:, but is worthy of a mention...
  10. MakeMineADoubleJack

    MakeMineADoubleJack Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2014 North Carolina

    1.) Founders CBS
    2.) Maine Dinner
    3.) Hill Farmstead Double Citra
    4.) Alchemist Focal Banger
    5.) Tree House Green/ Trillium Vicinity

    In 6th place, but not far off at all...Firestone XVIII
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  11. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    Edit- throw in TPS Report by Trinity. Most unique Brett strain I've consumed. The smell is wild-tangerine, smarties & passionfruit, but the taste is extrordinary. It's like Sprite and grape Pixie Stix dried out into cardamom lemonade. Awesome.
  12. maxifunk777

    maxifunk777 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 California

    Impossible to come up with a top 5 way to hard.

    A list of a few of my favs thus far.....

    Grey Monday, Chocolate Rain, Melange #3
    Big Bad Baptist
    Stickee Monkee, Parabola
    The Shroud in brandy barrels, Batch #100 in brandy barrels
    Sunday Morning Stout
    Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder
    Citra Showers
    I love you in my Stout
    Hop Slam
    Bourbon County Barleywine
  13. brianwsnyder

    brianwsnyder Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I don't have five but number one, for sure, has to be Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout.
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  14. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,670) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
    Society Trader

    1. Rochefort 10

    Then in no particular order:

    SN / Brauhaus Riegele Oktoberfest
    St. Bernardus Abt 12
    DFH Noble Rot
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  15. yllib

    yllib Aspirant (261) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts

    Foundation epiphany
    Proclamation harper with Apricots
    Trillium headroom
    Treehouse good morning
    Sara west ashley
  16. taxandbeerguy

    taxandbeerguy Poo-Bah (2,926) Jul 12, 2013 Canada (ON)

    Top 5 this year assumed to mean top 5 that are new to me this year. Otherwise Rochefort 10 and Weihenstephaner Hefe would permanently have a spot on this list.

    So here goes.

    Rodenbach Grand Cru - I finally understand the fuss about sour ales.
    St. Bernardus Tripel - The smiling monk always knows how to make a great beer.
    Stone Ruination - glad I was able to try this legendary DIPA before it's gone forever.
    3 way tie
    Tripel Karmeliet - absolute world class beer.
    North Coast Old Rasputin - arguably the best RIS I've ever had.
    Ayinger Weizenbock - just a fantastic wheat beer.
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  17. StoutChaser7D

    StoutChaser7D Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 California

    SN Hop Hunter
    SN Oktoberfest 2015 Version
    Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
    Knee Deep Hoparillo
    Berryessa Whippersnapper
  18. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,742) Jan 4, 2013 California
    Society Trader

    TG Assassin
    De Garde Broken Truck
    BA Abraxas
    BA Vietnamese Speedway
    HF Beyond Good and Evil
  19. BigRedDog

    BigRedDog Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 Indiana

    HotD Cherry Adam from the Wood
    Jester King Atrial Rubicite
    Anchorage A Deal with the Devil
    Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter.

    Still got a few to go that I'm looking forward to also...Prop, Westbrook 4th, Abraxas, last snow...the list goes on. Also a few honorable mentions...Buckley, this years Mexican Cake...
  20. SCW

    SCW Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2004 New York

    Hell yes. Thanks for the support, we're already working on getting some on your 2016 list as well

    @SixpointJMH @emilyrosepdx @CleanFiend
  21. turbotype

    turbotype Aspirant (288) Nov 5, 2013 California

    • Firestone Walker Barrelworks Bretta Rose
    • Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB!
    • Cigar City Jai Alai
    • Antwerpse Seef Bier
    • Lagunitas CitruSinensis
  22. SuperChugLosAngeles

    SuperChugLosAngeles Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2015 California

  23. Rothobinide

    Rothobinide Disciple (359) Jun 28, 2014 California

    In no particular order:

    Prairie Omniprairie @ Mikkeller Bar in SF
    Perennial Sump @ a bottle share
    Boneyard Notorious @ Apex in Portland
    Churchill's Finest Hour 2014 @ Churchill's in SD
    Black Tuesday 2014 @ my friend's bachelor party
  24. MadeInTheMitten

    MadeInTheMitten Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2015 Michigan

    My top newbies this year:

    No Rules- Perrin
    Last Snow- Funky Buddah
    Matilda 2012- GI
    Equinox- Lagunitas
    Saturn- Bells

    Tried a lot of new styles this year. Many more to come!
  25. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (564) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    WW Pernicious
    Just about every cask ale mild and bitter in London this summer
    Fresh Brewdog Punk in GB
    2014 Black Note
  26. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,114) Aug 25, 2010 New York
    Society Trader

    Ratings-wise, Bell's Black Note Stout and Dark Horse's BBA Plead the 5th take top honors easily. I've had a lot of good stuff this year, but I'm gonna cite two more Bell's beers, Third Coast Old Ale and The Oracle, for spots 3 and 4, respectively. Beyond that it's really hard to say.
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  27. Tonyjenlasc

    Tonyjenlasc Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New Jersey

    In order:

    #1) 077XX - Carton
    #2) Head High - Kane
    #3) Overhead - Kane
    #4) Pliny the Elder - Russian River
    #5) Mago Tago - Tired Hands
  28. Dan269605

    Dan269605 Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2013 Connecticut

    Another One
    Hop Showers
    4 Beans
    Ithaca White Gold
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  29. MyThoughtsExactly

    MyThoughtsExactly Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2015 Virginia

    It's been a good year.

    1) Trillium - Melcher Street (My favorite IPA and a beer I would drink everyday if I could)
    2) Fiddlehead - Mastermind (best canned beer of the year)
    3) Tree House - Double Shot 3rd Year Anniversary (The best non BA stout I've ever had)
    4) Tree House - Julius/Haze/Curiosity 19 (Take your pick, each is worthy of the spot)
    5) BCBS 2013 (Oldy but always a goody)

    Honorable mention: Alchemist - Focal Banger, Trillium - Congress Street, Fiddlehead - 2nd Fiddle, Hill Farmstead - Susan, Avery - Uncle Jacobs (2013)

    Best brewery: Tree House. I've yet to have a beer from them I wouldn't buy again.
  30. PJ_

    PJ_ Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2014 North Carolina

    The Coqui
    Last Snow
    Oro Negro
    Rum Barrel Oil of Aphrodite
  31. GDawgs34

    GDawgs34 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2014 Georgia

    1. 13 Prop
    2. Abraxas
    3. Rare barrel- Shadows of their eyes
    4. Bissel Brothers- The substance
    5. Julius
  32. Eziel

    Eziel Meyvn (1,012) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio

    Damn, looking back I put down some tasty virgin beers in 2015!

    BB Stouts:
    1) BB Black Maple
    2) Event Horizon
    3) BBPt5
    4) Eclipse High West Rye
    5) BB Axis Mundi

    Flavored Darks:
    1) VR
    2) Last Snow
    3) Caffe Americano
    4) CBS
    5) BB Mayan Mocha

    1) Second Fiddle
    2) SOS
    3) Citra Showers
    4) Solar Abyss
    5) Julius

    1) Medora
    2) Hermitage Boysenberry
    3) Westbrook Gose

    1) Sucaba
    2) Mother of at Storms
    3) BB Jackhammer

    Other randoms:
    1) DRIPA
    2) Belgian Red
    3) Fort 2009
    4) Westy12
    5) Maple Chickow
    6) Citra High
    7) JO Cellar Cuvee 10
    8) Apple Brandy Noir
    9) Garden State Rhapsody
    10) OH Citra
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  33. VetsPackage

    VetsPackage Aspirant (226) Jun 29, 2015 Massachusetts

    Treehouse Good Morning
    Trillium DDH Congress St
    Maine Dinner
    Treehouse Green
    Lawson's SoS
  34. KrajDoesBeer

    KrajDoesBeer Devotee (453) Aug 2, 2014 Illinois

    i have plenty of Peche! wanna send me some mass hops?
  35. KrajDoesBeer

    KrajDoesBeer Devotee (453) Aug 2, 2014 Illinois

    1. Tree House JJJulius
    2. Trillium Artiac
    3. Maine Dinner
    4. Tree House Green
    5. Trillium Headroom
  36. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Defender (611) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Top Five:

    Prairie Bomb
    FW 18
    Fifty Fifty BART
    Caldera Rauch Ur Bock
    Rip Current In the Curl

    Honorable Mention:

    Fifty Fifty Old Conundrum on Wood
    Pelican Mother of All Storms
    Cellarmaker Coffee & Cigaretts
  37. gmoneyproductions

    gmoneyproductions Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2015 Colorado

    in no particular order:

    firestone wooky jack
    stone ruinten
    russian river pliny the elder
    avery maharaja
    ballast point grapefruit sculpin
  38. MA_hops

    MA_hops Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Vermont

    Trillium Artaic should be coming back sometime next week…I think we can work something out!

    no Chicago love? :stuck_out_tongue:
  39. kthoag

    kthoag Initiate (0) May 21, 2012 New York

    Kane Morning Bell or Head High
    Carton Dune Fruit or Regular Coffee
    Other Half Galaxy
    SingleCut Kim Red Raspberry or Mo Shuggie Soulbender

    Cant even cut it to 5. Would squeeze Westbrook Gose in there too but the SingleCut is better, gun to my head.
  40. dailyminefield

    dailyminefield Devotee (461) Jun 13, 2012 North Carolina

    Omega Point
    Double Death Spiral
    Super Juicy Hop JuJu
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