Your Top Rated Beers of 2017

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  1. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,937) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Top 5:
    Marshmallow Handjee - 4.96
    DDH Ghost in the Machine - 4.69
    Tired Hands Almost Exactly - 4.68
    Maman - 4.65
    Modern Times One Million Tomorrows & Colombian Coffee Shop Vibes - 4.65

    Honorable Mentions:
    The Answer Barrel Aged King Molokai - 4.64
    BL Backwards Compatibility - 4.64
     
  2. MikeWard

    MikeWard Poo-Bah (3,004) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Top 5 1st time beers for 2017.

    Founders KBS 4.60
    Stone Enjoy By - 4.47
    DFH Fort - 4.40
    Sole Artisan Over 9000 4.37
    Bell's Expedition - 4.35
     
  3. Mindsculptor

    Mindsculptor Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2013 Texas

    All are 5s for me.

    COOP Ale Works Brandy Barrel DNR
    Bottle Logic Dark Star November
    Bottle Logic Red Eye November
    Bottle Logic Jam The Radar
    Lakewood Brewing Coconut Temptress
    Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marshall Zhukov
    Avery Dui Cochi
    Avery Pumpkyn
     
  4. Duncian

    Duncian Disciple (380) Jun 27, 2014 Pennsylvania
    Trader

    Alphabetically:
    Atrial Rubicite (blend 7)
    BA Sump
    Ghost in the Machine
    Iris
    (2004)
    Nectarine Premiere (b3)
    Rose de Gambrinus (1997)
    Rye BA Vietnamese Speedway
    The Rusty Nail
    (2017)
    Vigneronne (2015)
    Xyauyu Etichetta Oro (2009)

    This was hard to narrow down from my initial top 25
     
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  5. sb17

    sb17 Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2017 Pennsylvania

    I'm a BA rookie :-) - so I'm not going by my ratings...

    The Alchemist - Crusher
    Great Lakes - Nosferatu
    Tired Hands - Hope Filled PiƱata
    3 Floyds - Zombie Dust
    Ballast Point - Pineapple Sculpin
    Half Acre - Double Galactic Daisy Cutter
    Half Acre - Gone Away IPA
    Sketchbook Brewing Company - Orange Door Double Dry
     
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  6. TargaFlorio

    TargaFlorio Crusader (761) Jul 3, 2012 Indiana

    Top 5 New-To-Me Beers

    1. Other Half Brewing - DDH Dream in Green IPA
    2. Deviate Brewing - Anti Clarity RIS
    3. Lagunitas - Born Yesterday Pale Ale
    4. Toppling Goliath - Sosus DIPA
    4. Other Half - DDH Space Diamonds DIPA
    4. Deviate Brewing/Black Acre Brewing Collab - Hop Lunacy Quad IPA

    Three way tie for fourth place according to my ratings. Just missing out were Lagunitas Willettized and AleSmith Speedway Stout.
     
  7. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Meyvn (1,111) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    My 5-rated new (for me) beers of 2017:
    • Rushing Duck - Imperial Beanhead Coffee Porter
    • The Alchemist - Pappy's Porter
    • Allagash - James & Julie
    • Hardywood Park - Trickery
    • The Bruery - Mash & Coconut
    • Fiddlehead - Second Fiddle
    • Funky Buddha - Last Buffalo in the Park
    • Alewerks - Bourbon Barrel Porter
    • Foley Brothers - Loco Moco
    • Locavore - Black Pearl Imperial Porter
    • Hill Farmstead - Damon
    • Hardywood Park - Foolery
    • Cycle - Trademark Dispute: Hazelnut
    • Evil Twin - Imperial Biscotti Break (Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged)
    Lowest rated beers of 2017:
    • Draai Laag - Apples & Pears (2.88)
    • Adroit Theory - Two Headed Calf (Ghost 394) (3.04)
    • Breakside - Bellwether: Gin Barrel-Aged Sour Double Wit (2.94)
    • Coors Light (first time rating) (1.96)
    • Smuttynose - Really Old Brown Dog (Julio's BBA w/ Cinnamon & Vanilla (3.10)
    • Grimm - Neon Lights (3.16)
     
  8. Kb024

    Kb024 Initiate (156) Jun 11, 2015 California
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    If I did ratings my highest ones would all be Alpine beers. In 2017 I drank quite a few of the best beers I've ever tasted at the Alpine tasting room. Keene Idea was one of the most impressive and deserves a very high rating along with Exponential and Bad Boy. I would rate Pliny the Elder almost as high as Alpines best beers. A couple other top-rated beers that i remember drinking in 2017, Hopslam and 120 min, would not make the cut on my list. I would still give them a very good rating but they're just not my style.
     
  9. A_Rad

    A_Rad Initiate (0) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin

    I rated 5 beers as a 5/5 in 2017:

    Utopias
    Central Waters 19
    3 Sheeps Cuvee #3
    The Veil Henry From Monkish
    Funk Factory Framzwartje
     
  10. threeviews

    threeviews Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Florida

    Just relying on memory, these are my Top 10 list for the most memorable from 2017 (never had before):

    Top Five (from my trip to Belgium):
    1 - Cornet - Brouwerij Palm NV / Brouwerij De Hoorn
    2 - Goliath - Brasserie Des Legends
    3 - Triple Wild 2017 - Brouwerij De Halve Maan
    4 - Barista Chocolate Quad - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouk (Bierkasteel / Castle Brewery)
    5 - Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont

    Honorable Mentions:
    Straffe Hendrik Heritage ( 2015 Armagnac Barrel-Aged) - Brouwerij De Halve Maan
    Cuvee Van De Keizer Whiskey Infused - Brouwerij Het Anker
    Rochefort 10 - Brasserie Rochefort
    Quadruple - Brouwerij De Halve Maan
    Brigand - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouk (Bierkasteel / Castle Brewery)

    Top Five from The States:
    1 - Finally Legal - Weyerbacher
    2 - Two Juicy - Two Roads
    3 - Even More Coco Jesus - Evil Twin
    4 - High West Victory At Sea - Ballast Point
    5 - Triple Maiden - Foley Brothers

    Honorable Mentions:
    Prospect - Foley Brothers
    I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared - Funky Buddha
    Barrel-Aged 3Beans - Sixpoint
    Bee Keeper - Burlington Beer Co.
    Molotov Surprise - Evil Twin
     
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