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Some of us in the BYC Have been making top 5 lists. Here's my IPA list. Im from chicago which is getting pretty big into the craft beer movement. Not like cali yet but its getting there. Anyone in here feel free to come in and visit. Always fun to talk brews.
1. Laguniatas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale. New beer on top. Just in the last 2 weeks have i discovered this beer. I drank it side by side with the famous double jack and lagunitas won out. Proud to say this company has landed in Chicago. Great great brewery.
2. Double Jack by Firestone Walker (CA) formerly my favorite beer. Its drop in rank should not be taken to heart. Much love still for this brew. Still the best year round brew IMO.
3. Double Fist by Revolution (IL) Another Illinois brew. Very similar to Double Jack, with maybe a bolder taste. Although I am usually a fan of boldness I just couldn't bring myself to jump this beer over DJ.
4. Stone "Enjoy By" (CA) A beer brewed NOT to last. Described as "Devastatingly fresh", it is hard to argue with. It brings a crispness and quality of flavor that can't be argued with. A very clean tasting IPA.
The beers above are all very closest rated, that is because of their similarity. I love a IPA that is strongly hopped, with a crisp and citrus character. These beers all have that and are in a class of their own.
One beer I suspect will join this class is Three Flouds Dreadnaught Imperial. Have yet to taste it. Great company, but its hard to find. Even just an hour away, in Indiana.
5. Modus Hoperandi by Ska (CO) Newly added to the list, this beer wins the BEST VALUE AWARD. Simply put, it is exactly what I think of when I describe an IPA to someone who has not tasted an IPA. Only found this a few weeks ago, but it will be a regular in my fridge.
Lets use this thread as an OT discussion thread for beer drinkers...
For Instance as many of you already know my favorite beer is: Squa
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No I haven't had the Goose Island yet. I have a guy sending me a bottle of the Bourbon County Coffee Stout. Really excited about that.
I post on a different board and we have a huge beer thread. We do a lot of trades with each other for beers we can't get in our area.
If you live in Chicago you should be able to get Hopslam. This years batch just started rolling out. Better get your hands on some soon.
I figured I would share my Top 5 on this thread as well.
1. Squatter's Hops Rising
2. Paulaner Oktoberfest
3. Hoptimum by Sierra Nevada
4. Euphoria Winter Seasonal by Ska (IMO one of the best breweries out there)
3 Honorable Mentions: Peroni, Modus Hoperandi (also by Ska), and St Bernardus Abt 12
Not even sure I have a top 5. So many good beers over the years.
ya. its hard to put together a list. we just decided that once you earn a HOPS badge you should give a top 5. which is basically just 5 favorites
So where do you live? You have a pretty good selection available?
If I had to choose a top 5:
1. Bells Hopslam
2. Odells IPA
3. Chimay Blue
4. Snake River Pakos IPA
5. Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
Honorable Mentions: Bells Two Hearted Ale and Altitude Not Another IPA
I'll be trying Pliny the Elder soon, though, and that will most likely be in my top 5.
All good choices. I haven't had Terrapin but I hear all their stuff is amazing.
Anyone can not accurately have a top 5 that has not tried Alchemist Heady Topper though.
BeerAdvocate's Top 250 Beers, as rated by our users.
I live in Omaha. and i just happen to live 2 blocks from a store called Beertopia
Very nice. That is probably dangerously close. If I lived that close to a beer store I wold be broke.
I spent $150 just yesterday stocking up. Getting some stuff for trades and what not.
ya. you get 1 point towards your membership for every $10 you spend i think. i have well over 250 points if that tells you anything ... you can use the points to get free beer/among other prizes. if you reach 5000 points they send you to belgium for a brewery tour. can't imagine ever reaching that amount tho
I think I'm going to do the same this next payday with a trip to Ft. Collins.
Looks like you need to post up in Omaha for along time. Maybe you should buy all my beer ya know to help you get to the quota
The coffee is extremely expensive. Never had that one.
You will like it. Their specialty beers are pretty well thought of.
These trades sound fun. After I get a sense for what people like on here ill send out a proposal or two.
Moylan's Nor-Cal IPA with some fish tacos for dinner
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Sup doods! Quality belgian here. Just wanted to stop in and thank Aussie for swinging into the byc beer thread today. Hope to see you guys some more at our place sharing some quality brews. Check out the Wasatch Ghostrider White IPA if you haven't yet as well.
Glad you guys stopped in. This thread stays dormant for weeks at a time it seems.
This is what I am sipping on right now.
Nice! I noticed that some of the other boners posted their top 5 so being new here I thought id share mine as well in no particular order and very dynamic.
1.HC Berger- Chocolate Stout
2. Ska Brewing- Modus Hoperandi
3. Wasatch/Utah COOP-Ghostrider White IPA
4. Rogue-Dead Guy Ale
5. Sierra Nevada-Torpedo
As mentioned previously this is a very dynamic list with the IPA'S being my favorite. I am always curious and interested in trying new brews so look for me here regularly. Thanks blue doods for the thread and I will be spending some time here going through your history. Feel free to stop by our thread on the husker board anytime and toss some uvs at bleed for starting it up over there.
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I am pretty heavy in the beer trading now so I should have stuff from all over now.
I will try and remember to post in here a lot more now since we have more people coming around.
Thanks Aussie. Count me in. Granted my selections here are limited but I can provided some local treats.
Where are you located?
Gotcha, well I know that you guys can get Bourbon County so that is something a lot can't get. I am very jealous.
I would buy every Bourbon County Coffee Stout I could get my hands on.
Can you get bear republic?
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