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Your Top Beers of 2012

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by starrdogg, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. jgagne

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    Three Floyds/De Molen zes zes zes
    Stone Enjoy By
    Schlafly Tasmanian Ipa
    CCB Cogniac imperial sweet stout
    Founders Better Half
     
  2. powpig2002

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    new for me{from trades]
    ODELL POND HOPPER
    FOUNDERS HARVEST
    {off shelf}
    BELLS HOPSLAM
     
  3. Sazz9

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    Stone Lucky Bastard,
    Jester Kings Black Metal,
    St Arnolds Pumpkinator,
    DFH 90 Minute
    Avery Hog Heaven (my first Barleywine)
     
  4. Sean9689

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    Shaun's going to kill you!
     
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  5. AgentZero

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    Daisy Cutter is my go to beer, he should be flattered that I consider one of his in even the same league.
     
  6. strangebrew321

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    BA 9000
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    Fruet
    Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown
    Founders All Day IPA
     
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  7. Sean9689

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    Hahaha...
     
  8. LambicKing

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    - Flora
    - Armand'4 Winter (didn't drink until 2012)
    - Ananke/Raspberry Ananke (released prior to 2012?)
    - Ruination 10 Anny
    - Golden Blend

    All new-to-me beers - Outer Darkness, Gingerbread Stout, Super IPA, Dr Fritz Briem 1809 and Pechish Woods are runners up.
     
  9. tjensen3618

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    NB- LOF Chocolate Coffee Stout
    Bruery- Fruet
    Stone- More Brown than Black (was that this year?)
    Lagunitas- Daytime
     
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  10. mporter13

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    I can't recall many brand new beers that I've tried this year, but I'll add to the praise of BB XXIV. Also, I'm loving SN Narwhal. So glad they finally got that stout out!
     
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  11. starrdogg

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    Lente was released in March of 2011 - not even close to this year!
     
  12. LegalBrew87

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    Stone Enjoy By
    Societe The Pupil
    Alpine Double Nelson
    FW Wookey Jack
    RR Row 2/Hill 56

    Hooray for IPAs!
     
  13. BarryMFBurton

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    Sierra Nevada Narwhal
    New Belgium LoF - Super IPA
    Sixpoint Apollo
    Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
    Sun King/Oskar Blues Chaka

    Note: I do have a bottle of Stone Enjoy By in my fridge at the moment, so - from what I'm seeing in this thread so far - there might be a slight change to this list by the end of the week.
     
  14. rodlavers

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    In chronological order:

    Bell's Hopslam
    Goose Island BCBS
    Founders KBS
    Fat Head's Head Hunter
    New Glarus Raspberry Tart
     
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  15. turfy

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    Freetail Raspberry Ananke
    Southern Star ProAm 2012
    RR Row 2/ Hill 56
    Jester King Mad Meg
    Saint Arnold Endeavor
     
  16. Rochefort10nh

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    HF Juicy
    CCB Cognac Imperial Sweet Stout
    Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic
    King Henry
    3F Golden Blend

    *I'll think of five more that I missed in the next 15 minutes;)!
     
  17. henryspam

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    1, De Struise Rio Reserva- One of the best beer I've ever had, I puked rainbows after the first few sips
    2, Founders KBS- flawless
    3, Firestone Walker 14- milked it on tap for $7 a generous pour at nyc, left the bar at 2am, passed out on the 7 train, got home at 5am, totally worth it
    4, Southern Tier Pumking- used to hate pumpkin beer with a passion, pumking changed errything
    5, Stone Enjoy By- Reminds me of the beer I had down in San Diego
     
  18. gatornation

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    LB Hop Dish
    Indeed Day Tripper
    Indeed Midnight Ryder
    Surly Brett Liquor
    NG Thumbprint Saison
     
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    These are not necessarily "new" beers but in 2012 it was the first time I tried them:

    Allagash Hugh Malone
    Cambridge Tripel Threat
    People's Pint Imperial Stout
    Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
    Moat Mountain Bone Shaker Brown Ale
     
  20. masterhoa

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    PP Tide Change
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    Smuttynose Baltic Porter
    FW16
    BA Speedway
     
  21. BrownNut

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    1.SN Ruthless Rye
    2. SN Narwhal
    3. Gigantic - Axes of Evil
    4. CCB Cucumber Saison (I think a small batch was made in 2011, but no bottles till this year)
     
  22. sukwonee

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    Ruination 10th Anniversary
    Collage
    Imperial Biscotti Break
    Golden Blend
    Uncle Jacobs
     
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  23. starrdogg

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    After tonight I would like to add Hill Farmstead Juicy to my list please!
     
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  24. robwater

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    FW Parabola
    Deschutes Black Butte XXIV
    Dry Dock Signature Series Bligh's Barleywine
    BCBS
    CCB Good Gourd
     
  25. PoopChute69

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    1.) Frangelic Mountain Brown *brushes shoulders off*
    2.) Crooked Stave BB Sentience
    3.) Olvalde Auroch's Horn - aged on rhubarb (batch 1)
    4.) Olvalde Brynhildr's Gift
    5.) Ruination 10th Anniversary
     
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  26. Roger85

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    Stone Enjoy By and 10th Anny Ruination- both were ridiculous.
    Bells This One Goes to 11
    SN Narwhal
     
  27. PoopChute69

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    I'm amazed how many of you don't know how to read.
     
  28. MasterSki

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    Alpine Double Nelson (T25)
    Pizza Port Dusk Till Dawn
    FW PvW Velvet Merkin
    GI Clybourn D-Day
    HF Society & Solitude #5/Walden (toss-up)

    Honorable mentions:
    Revolution Bean Gene
    FFF Cognac Dark Lord de Muerte
     
  29. DarthKostrizer

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    1) Churchill's finest hour
    2) Bootlegger's imperial black Phoenix
    3) Speedway Nutella
    4) Imperial biscotti break
    5) Southampton black raspberry
     
  30. DarthKostrizer

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    Just a FYI the kern winter is their 5th anniversary
     
  31. TheSaboteur

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    Love child #2
    Narwhal
    Super IPA
    Wookey Jack
    Shenanigans
    Resin
    Palate wrecker
    Enjoy by

    Who knows...I'm prob not even remembering my actual top 5.
     
  32. nrs207

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    HF S&S #5
    Stone Enjoy By
    HF What Is Enlightenment?
    HF Civil Disobedience 4.5
    3F Golden Blend

    Possibly some replacements. Have a few new Bruery beers left to try.
     
  33. Revenant

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    1.Surly Bandwagon
    2.Surly Brett Liquor
    3.Indeed's Day Tripper
    4.Ovalde Farm's The Auroch's Horn Aged on Rhubarb
    5.Lift Bridge Hop Dish

    Yeah I'm a bit of a homer but it is important to keep it local whenever possible, and lately my home state has been delivering the goods.

    Honorable mentions
    Indeed's Midnight Rider
    Lips of Faith Peach Porch Lounger (Not sure if this is a new beer this year but my first time trying it)
    Surly Syx (Awesome beer but not sure if it is eligible on account of it being a one off)
    Lips of Faith Tart Lychee (See Peach Porch Lounger)
     
  34. finado

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    WOW!!! I must live in the wrong part of the country (MN) cause I think I've seen maybe one of the ones listed.
     
  35. UCLABrewN84

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    In order based on my reviews:

    1. Port Churchill's Finest Hour 2012
    2. Drake's Hyperion Sour
    3. Beachwood System Of A Stout
    4. To Ol Goliat
    5. TIE - Ken Schmidt/Iron Fist/Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
    5. TIE - The Bruery White Chocolate
     
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  36. DaveAnderson

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    In no particular order,

    The Meddler (Odell)
    The Riwakan Dead (Toppling Goliath)
    Cucumber Saison (Cigar City)
    Midnight Ryder (Indeed)
    Serendipity (New Glarus)
     
  37. DaveAnderson

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    Honorable mention:
    This One Goes To 11 (Bells)
    Gotlandsdricka (Jester King)
     
  38. johnkale

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    From what I discovered in Madison (ok, just at Star Liquor really):

    Lakefront Wisconsinite
    Lagunitas Daytime
    CW La Petite Mort (still need to try some 1414)
    Dark Horse Kmita Kolsch
    Sixpoint Apollo
     
  39. BeerThirty

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    2010 BA Decadence
    Track 5
    Track 7
    Track 10
    Toronado 25th anniversary
     
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