Your top 5 in 2015 so far.

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  1. PerHops

    PerHops Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 California

    1.) to the choir
    2.)fieldwork ipa
    3.) hop killah
    4.) high westified
    5.) fruit punch 1
  2. terp101

    terp101 Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2011 Florida

    I would say:
    1 - Julius
    2 - Sure Bet
    3 - No Rules
    4 - &+
    5 - Navaja
  3. Can-In-Hand

    Can-In-Hand Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 New Jersey

    Why.......Cuz I spit hot fire
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  4. Willtravelforbeer

    Willtravelforbeer Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2013 Michigan

    Vanilla rye
    No rules
    Incorrigible reserve
  5. mctizzz

    mctizzz Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2010 California

    The best beers I had for the first time this year:

    de Garde The Boysen

    Cellarmaker Imperial Coffee and Cigarettes/Blammo
    Sante Fruit Punch #2/Brandy Palmpiset
    Great Lakes BA Blackout
    Lost Abbey V15
  6. amalburg

    amalburg Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2014 Michigan

    I had a good year but I dont specifically remember.

    HF Society and solitude #12
    Sip of sunshine
    Rock art brewery bb imperial stout aged on cinnemon and vanilla (one off. My wife's favorite beer ever)
    Flying monkeys Acadian groove -this really surprised me
    HF Aaron

    And there's still plenty of year to go!!!
  7. amalburg

    amalburg Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2014 Michigan

  8. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,414) Feb 1, 2012 Florida

    Nooner 10
    Triple sunshine
    Society and solitude 5
    All green everything
  9. Pahn

    Pahn Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 New York

    Not in strict order:

    1. Central Waters - Call Me Old Fashion
    2. Steady Habit - Coalesce [or Method]
    3. Kent Falls - Awkward Hug
    4. Other Half - Small Green Everything
    5. The Bruery - Cuivre
  10. TastyIsBeer

    TastyIsBeer Devotee (409) Dec 13, 2006 Illinois

    1. Sump Coffee Stout (Perennial Artisan Ales)
    2. Black Gold (Central Waters)
    3. Madagascar (4 Hands)
    4. Waldo’s Special Ale (Lagunitas)
    5. Thomas Hardy’s Ale — amazing taste from somebody’s cellar, good luck finding it
    6. Halia (Goose Island) — actually available
    1 & 3 especially I'll remember for years to come -- Sump is easily the best non-BA coffee beer I've ever had, and Madagascar was the first vanilla beer to do it spectacularly right.
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  11. ThatguyJoefromBoston

    ThatguyJoefromBoston Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    1) Hill Farmstead Susan
    2) Trillium Artaic
    3) Alchemist Focal Banger
    4) Tree House Alter Ego
    5) Funky Buddha Last Snow

    HM: Night Shift Morph 08/19/15, Trillium Green Street Obvious Pale Ale, Tree House Julius, Lawson's Triple Sunshine
  12. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,864) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Tough to choose just 5!

    So many hoppy beers, let's go with..Focal Banger
    BA BQE from Finback
    Bourbon Abominable with Coffee and Cinnamon (Fremont)
    Kane Mexican Brunch
    Something sour...maybe Cuvee de Castleton (Captain Lawrence), poured at Belgium comes to Cooperstown

    I could make this list two or three more times and it would be different. Notable absences are Hill Farmstead and Grimm beers that I super loved.
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  13. lemmy187

    lemmy187 Savant (935) Feb 7, 2015 Missouri

    Zombie Dust
    Mikkeler Citra IIPA
  14. TheElectricOne

    TheElectricOne Defender (641) Jan 31, 2015 Rhode Island

    1. Proclamation's Derivative w/ Galaxy
    2. OH All Green Everything
    3. Treehouse Triple Shot
    4. Trillium DDH Fort Point
    5. Trillium Vicinity
  15. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,160) Mar 21, 2010 New York

    I knew I would forget one, need to add Cellarmaker Original Dankness to this list!
  16. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Zealot (580) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    3 Floyds Wigsplitter (May be my beer of 2015.. my friends and I have downed multiple bottles).

    Upland Persimmon Lambic (consumed during an acid trip so may be skewed but it was like drinking a fine juice).

    3 Floyds Drunk Monk (Just for style, loved it).

    3 Floyds/Mikkeller Black Flame (Had it in bottles in March when released and again this month on tap at FFF and it's so much better now).

    3 Floyds/Half Acre Anicca IPA (Easily the best IPA I've ever had. So juicy and grapefruity).
  17. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Poo-Bah (2,276) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
    Society Trader

    Beers new to me in 2015:

    1. Embalmer '13 (Brothers Reserve)- Featuring X-431 Hops- Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
    2. Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
    3. Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
    4. Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
    5. Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company
  18. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (401) Feb 19, 2013 South Carolina

    BA Oil of Aphrodite
    Aurelian Lure b1
    Brother Soigne
    Alpine Hoppy Birthday
    Golden Angel

    In no order
  19. cp45

    cp45 Meyvn (1,021) Nov 20, 2012 New Jersey

    In no order...

    TH Julius
    TH Good Morning
    HF Single Hop Mosaic
    FB Last Snow
    FB Morning Wood
  20. BeerZombies1

    BeerZombies1 Disciple (369) Jan 20, 2014 Nevada

    Yellow rose
    Focal Banger
    Velvet speedway
    Cognac BA Darklord
  21. brewgiehowser

    brewgiehowser Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2014 California

    hmmm, there's a lot to choose from. some of my favorites have included-

    • The Bruery "Breakfast of Champions"
    • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales "West Ashley"
    • Perennial Artisan Ales "Abraxas"
    • Cellarmaker "Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vastness of Space"
    • Cascade "Noyaux"
  22. clake

    clake Zealot (505) Jun 14, 2008 Vermont

    Top 5 rated new to me in 15:
    Sip of Sunshine
    Kane Sunday Brunch
    Focal Banger
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
  23. Raj

    Raj Disciple (313) Jun 25, 2014 Illinois

    New to me this year. I'm probably forgetting a few but here goes

    Morning Delight
    Trillium Fort Point
    Cantillon Kriek (a new one for me)
    Tilquin Gueuze

    Honorable mentions to:
    BC Vanilla Rye
    Atrial rubicite
    PW Spotted Puffer
    Metropolitan dynamo lager
    HA Vallejo
    HF Anna
  24. WVUbrew

    WVUbrew Disciple (360) Oct 12, 2013 North Carolina

    The only two new and unforgettable beers I've had so far this year are
    1. Summation (best beer I've ever had. Period. Better than KBBS)
    2. Art b3
  25. jj74365

    jj74365 Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 Massachusetts

    Tree House - Green
    Tree House - Julius
    Tree House - Good Morning
    HF - Abner
    HF - Susan
  26. WI-Beer-Man

    WI-Beer-Man Initiate (0) May 29, 2014 Wisconsin

    Top 5 first timers in 2015...:
    1.) Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout
    2.) Founders CBS (tap)
    3.) Hill Farmstead Abner
    4.) Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia
    5.) Funk Factory Fox and the Grapes

    Honorable Mentions:
    Cantillon Saint Lamvinus
    Cigar City Life is Like
    Allagash Coolship Red
    New Glarus R&D Vintage 2014
    Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #4
    Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #5
    Central Waters Black Gold 2014
    Bourbon County Backyard Rye
    Central Waters 17
    Tree House Julius
    Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
    Anchorage A Deal With the Devil
    Hill Farmstead Aaron
    Surly Todd the Axeman

    Disappointed these were not in the top 20 I had this year:
    Double Barrel Hunahpu
    Cantillon Fou Foune '14
    New Glarus R&D Bramble Berry Bourbon Barrel (rumor has it Dan Carey said to wait 4-6 months)
    #306 WI-Beer-Man, Aug 30, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
  27. MartinBrewsese

    MartinBrewsese Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2015 Ohio

    Head Shrinker
    Grapefruit sculpin in cans
    Brett C
    Black Ops
    Hop Slam - Sike
    Last is a Tie between Hop Tanker and Lupilin River
  28. Donco

    Donco Devotee (455) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Garden State Rhapsody was amazing...glad I still have one left!
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  29. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,680) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    No order :

    Ju Ju
    Shape Of Hops
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  30. winningwes91

    winningwes91 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 North Carolina

    1. Vanilla Rye
    2. Prop' 14
    3. CBS
    4. Julius
    5. Focal Banger

    It's been a good year for say the least.
  31. keehankevin

    keehankevin Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 Wisconsin

    New to me....
    No particular order also....

    Mexican Cake
    Fred's Blend
    BA speedway
    FW sloambic
    Bruery TOD w/ cherries & vanilla
    NG wild peach
    NG vintage 2014
  32. Lostbeer35

    Lostbeer35 Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2015 Maryland

    1. Schells - Dawn of Aurora Berliner Weisse
    2. Banff Ave. Brewing Co. - Earthquake Double IPA
    3. Fulton Brewing - Sweet Child of Vine IPA
    4. The Brewers Art - Birdhouse Pale Ale
    5. DC Brau - Public Pale Ale
  33. Lobina

    Lobina Zealot (508) Sep 9, 2009 Arizona

    New to me in 2015

    In no order
    Victory at Sea coffee vanilla
    Elevated IPA
    Project Dank
    Ruination 2.0
    Little Sumpin extra ale

    Honorable mention but worthy for sure
    Sublimely Self Rightless
    Old Chub Nitro
  34. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (8,021) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Weyerbacher - Sunday AM Stout
    Three Floyds - Cimmerian Saber Tooth Berzerker
    Barrier Brewing - Daddy Warbucks
    Jack's Abby - Double Dry Hopped Mass Rising
    Alesmith - Vietnamese Coffee Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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  35. ItsYourBoyBlue

    ItsYourBoyBlue Zealot (573) Feb 23, 2014 Washington

    As of right now, just based on my ratings my top 5 for 2015, in order.

    1. Firestone Walker - PNC
    2. The Bruery - Black Tuesday
    3. Goose Island - Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
    4. Firestone Walker - Bczar Beans
    5. Smog City - Infinite Wishes
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  36. HopBomb515

    HopBomb515 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2013 New Jersey

    It's been a good year but if I must pick 5 I'm going with these:

    1. Kane Mexican Brunch -- This one was actually unreal
    2. Tired Hands Alien Church
    3. Other Half All Green Everything
    4. Pizza Boy BBA Sunny Side Up
    5. Tired Hands Only Void aged on coffee and cherries

    I know this sounds homerish but I've had beers from all over and these are the ones that killed it.
  37. Zh78888

    Zh78888 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2014 North Carolina

    1 - green man maceo
    2a - tree house good morning
    2b - fonta flora tropical monk
    4 - trillium ddh melcher street
    5 - olde hickory omega point
  38. VictorsValiant

    VictorsValiant Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2014 Oregon

    1. de Garde - Imperial Raz Bu
    2. FFF - Skull ole
    3. Breakside - Braggadocio
    4. Cascade - Sang Royal
    5. Oakshire - Hellshire V
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  39. pjbear05

    pjbear05 Initiate (120) May 28, 2008 Florida

    1. Salt Water Brewing Sea Cow Milk Stout
    2. Bangin Banjo Odin's Revenge (Belgian Ale)
    3. Bangin Banjo Moodoo Voodoo (milk stout)
    4. Lauder Ale Port everglades Porter
    5. DFH My Antonia
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