Your Top Beers of 2012

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  1. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Millennium Gueuze
    Adam from the Wood Batch 1 (2002)
  2. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Mine is somewhat similar to those here already

    CROOKED STAVE L'brett D'or

    HF CIVIL D #4
    Stone 10th Ruination
  3. BeerOnTheWall

    BeerOnTheWall Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2009 California

    Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination
    Cascade Noyaux (bottled for the first time recently)
    The Bruery Smoking Wood
    Russian River Row 2/Hill 56
    Dust Bowl Whiskey Barrel Aged Scotch Ale (gotta give love to my local brewery...this beer was outstanding!)
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  4. Mcooly

    Mcooly Aspirant (238) Feb 19, 2011 New Jersey
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    This is just off the top of my head... Sure I am missing some.

    Heady Topper
    Pliny the Younger
    Founders KBS
    Hill Farmstead Edward
    Headhunter IPA
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  5. Tiernan

    Tiernan Zealot (500) Aug 9, 2012 Texas

    Stone Vertical Epic 12.12.12 was a really fantastic beer to get my hands on from the taps this year, but my favorite beers coming from Austin, TX this year were:

    Jester King's Gotlandsdricka
    Live Oak's Barrel Aged Oaktoberfest with China Black Tea
    Austin Beerworks' Battleaxe

    WITTBEER Initiate (81) Jan 12, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Avery Emerita 4
    New Glarus Seredipity
    Central Waters Exodus
  7. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Defender (601) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Ruination 10 Anniversary
    Enjoy By
    Saint Arnold Bishop's Barrel #1
    Saint Arnold Pumpkinator
    Saint Arnold Endeavour
    Southern Star Pro AM
  8. dynajack1

    dynajack1 Initiate (160) Jul 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Stone enjoy by
    Jacks Abbey Kiwi Rising
    Stone 10th anniversary ruination
    Maine MO
  9. Twodox

    Twodox Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Virginia

    Heady Topper
    On the Wings of Armageddon
    Bourbon County Stout
    Bitches Brew
    Stone 16th Anniversary
    Ithaca Flower Power
    Lawson's Double Sunshine.......A great year for BEER!
  10. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    In no particular order:

    Sierra Nevada Narwhal
    Saint Arnold Pumpkinator
    Sierra Nevada Estate
    Stone 16th Anniversary
    Stone Lucky Basartd
    Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary
    Samuel Adams Fat Jack
    Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast
    Clown Shoes Porcine Unidragon
    Sierra Nevada Red-oric
    Sierra Nevada Sticke Pilsner

    I'll have to think of more.
  11. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Alabama

    I started trading at the end on 2011, so 2012 was a phenomenal year me me...
    Dark Lord
    Bourbon County Brand Stout
    Bourbon County Vanilla
    Apple Brandy Huna
    Uncle Jacobs Stout..
  12. goalie33

    goalie33 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2009 New York

    Alchemist Heady Topper
    Hill Farmstead Galaxy
    BCBS Coffee
    Liefmann's Cuvee Brut
    Surly Smoke
    Terapin WNB
  13. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 Colorado

    Avery Eremita 4
    Crooke Stave Nightmare on Brett and Brett D'or
    Stone Mint Chocolate and Ruination 10th
    Arvada Beer's Imperial Stout aged in Wine Barrels
  14. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,167) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Society & Solitude #5
    Box Set Track #5 - Shout At The Devil
    De La Seven (Sole Composition Series)
    Co Hop V - Rouge De Mékinac - À La Fût
    Civil Disobedience #5

    Great year!!
  15. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (401) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Late entry:

    Fat heads head hunter IPA.
  16. Profchaos20

    Profchaos20 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I think I'd have to go with:

    Ruination 10th Anniversary
    Duvel Tripel Hop 2012
  17. argock

    argock Poo-Bah (2,708) Dec 30, 2006 Virginia

    Eschaton -- Wild Heaven
    Enjoy By -- Stone
    Tasmanian IPA -- Schlafly
    Palate Wrecker -- Green Flash
    Zombie Dust -- 3 Floyds
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  18. Grintbrad

    Grintbrad Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2007 Pennsylvania

    New to the forums here (hello!), but figured I would start someplace and build some cred:

    HF Society and Solitude #5
    Mikeller / Grassroots - Wheat is the New Hops
    Alchemist Heady Topper (always a top on my list)
    La Trappe Oak Aged Quad, batch #3
    Nebraska Brewing Melange a Trois (reserve series / Chardonay barrel)

    First visit in 2012 to Hill Farmstead, after having their Citra IPA single hop series on tap a few years ago. They could be on my list for all 5 beers, but that would be a boring world. Honorable mention to some other breweries that were more or less new in 2012 to me:

    Pretty Things - Fluffy White Rabbits; Field Mouses's Farewell, all great stuff
    Half Acres - Daisy Cutter
    Mystic brewing - Asterik Saison (bourbon barrel aged saison)
    Carton Double Boat Beer (SS12)
    Kane Head High IPA
    Maine Brewing (MO is my fav)
    Stillwater Artisinal (I mostly love everything Strumke does)
    DuClaw (Soul Jacker, a blend of their RIS and Barleywine, awesome)
    DC Brau
    Lawson's Finest
    Founder's Backwoods Bastards
    Schlafly 2008 Russian Imperial barrel aged
    Fantome Saison
    Russian River Pliny (great; I just like Heady Topper better)
    Vermont Pub and Brewery - Tulach Leis
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  19. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Bells This One Goes to 11
    DuClaw Divine Retribution 2012
    Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout
    The Bruery Fruet

    That's all I got at the moment
  20. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I will do my top 5 of new Beers I had personally this year. Some are new, some are not.
    1) The Alchemist Heady Topper
    2) 3F Zombie Dust
    3) Stone Enjoy By 9.21.12
    4) DFH 75 Minute IPA
    5) DFH Noble Rot
  21. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I think NEBCO's Fuzzy Baby Ducks was the most awesome thing I drank last year and I wish I got more than just a growler worth.

    edit: Sierra Nevada Narwhal was also amazing.
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  22. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    that beer (FBD) was fan-fucking-tsatic
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  23. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Marshal Zhukov
  24. TheBronze

    TheBronze Disciple (389) Apr 16, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Columbus Brewing Company Bodhi DIPA - bottle it please!!
  25. timc13

    timc13 Aspirant (251) Jan 7, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    schlaflys tasmania ipa
    black butte xxiv
    cafe royale
  26. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Tell you what, Evil Twin "Femme Fatale Brett" was a gigantic let down. So was DuClaw "Sweet Baby Jesus"
  27. WesM63

    WesM63 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Ohio

    According to my reviews:
    Stone Enjoy By
    Founders KBS
    Russian River Temptation
    New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red
    Southern Tier Creme Brulee

    Honorable mention's (providing they're fresh):
    Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA
    Troegs Perpetual IPA
  28. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Devotee (484) Aug 21, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Heady Topper
    Head Hunter
    Speedway Stout
  29. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    My Top 5 of 2012
    Cantillon Fou Foune
    Cascade Sang Noir
    Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
    Firestone Walker Anniversary 16
    Batch 31 Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee
  30. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    For me it would have to be Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. It's good warm or cold, bottle or glass. Always interesting, smells great, tastes great. Pleases me without fail.
  31. Thevanpelt

    Thevanpelt Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Sweden

    This is what I got my hands on 2012 (I live in Sweden)
    HF - Civil Disobedience #2
    Westbrook - Brett & No Mices
    Anchorage - Galaxy
    Cigar City - Does Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood
    Mikkeller - Nelson Sauvignon
    and a whole bunch of other great beers!
  32. Goobastic

    Goobastic Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2011 New York

    KBS, Boris the Spider, 7 year aged Brooklyn Monster Ale, Stouttrooper and Mikkelar Beer Geek Brunch.
  33. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I thought I was the only one blown away by Palate Wrecker!
  34. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    my favorites of 2012:

    bewery vivant farmhand
    alpine nelson
    alll day ipa
    bolt cutter
    victory helios
    ayinger oktoberfest
    wookey jack
    bell's lager
    brown shugga
    flying fish exit 16
    great lakes oktoberfest
    black ops
  35. jorgemir

    jorgemir Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2010 California

    Kern River Dirty Hippie
    Sierra Nevada Estate Homwgrown
    Stone Ruination 10th
    Bootleggers Imperial Phoenix
  36. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Saint Arnold BB1
    Karbach BB Hellfighter Imperial Porter
  37. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Really great beers I had for the first time this year that aren't exciting to list:
    Heady Topper
    Cantillon 100% Kriek
    Lou Pepe Framboise
    Hoponius Union

    My favorite more interesting beers of 2012:
    Night Shift Ever Weisse
    Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black
    NEBCO Galaxy Pale Ale
  38. cbutova

    cbutova Poo-Bah (3,309) Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti
    Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy
    Pelican Mother of All Storms
    Hill Farmstead Damon
    De Struise Dirty Horse 100% 1983 Unblended

    Those were my top 5 beers that I hadn't had until 2012 and reviewed during 2012. That batch of GD BA Yeti is the best beer I have ever had. Only like 5 A+ (4.5 and above) reviews all last year, I guess that is the way it should be. Another amazing year of beer in the books.
  39. craftbrew502

    craftbrew502 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Kentucky

    Founders KBS
    Bells Hopslam
    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
    Schlafly TIPA

    Favorite all time
    Founders CBS.....:slight_frown: I miss u
  40. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Aspirant (265) Dec 12, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I am not married to Surly in anyway, but this years WET and ABRASIVE were and are excellent.
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