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    Who are you, where you from and what's your Top 5?

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    Do I get...

    one of those glasses for answering 1st?

    I am...

    here is my top 5

    5. Stone Smoked Porter
    4. Stone IPA
    3. Lagunitas Kill Ugly Radio
    2. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
    and numero 1....Auburn Alehouse Old Prospector Barley Wine (I guess thats not really a beer but so frickin good?)

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    I'm from California, currently living in Nevada.
    I find it interesting that this topic got moved from General to the Recycle Bin and now has it's own forum...
    I like it though...

    1. New Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale.
    2.Sud Werks Davis Ca. All of their beers.
    3.Buffalo Bills, Pumkin Ale.
    4.Sierra Nevada, Pale Ale.
    5.Pyramid Ales.
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    Far from California.
    I like variety but this has been a sort of regular for a while now:
    To enter the site you have to say you are over 18 (click "Kyllä")
    Then you can put another piece of wood in the fire (click "Heitä klapi").

    2) I might grab a Guinness once in a while

    etc.) , or something from smaller breweries around here, like Mallaskosken Kuohu or Laitilan Kukko.
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    Other side of the island, Upstate NY.

    1. Avery Majarajah Imperial IPA
    2. Anchor Liberty Ale
    3. Middle Ages Brewing Wailing Wench IPA (love the lable)
    4. Duvel
    5. Anything else from Belgium, too tough to pick just one!
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    Beer Forum...GENIUS!


    Favorites change quite often but these are the ones I always seem to gravitate to in no particular order:

    Lagunitas IPA
    Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    Bells Two Hearted Ale
    Highland Ale
    Avery IPA

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    Ok, I'll play...
    I'm a 24 y/o male origionally from Arkansas now transplanted in California, and I like beer.

    #1 Brown
    Rouge Hazlenut Brown
    #1 Stout
    St. Peter's Cream Stout
    #1 Wheat
    Pyramid Imperial Heffewizen
    #1 Fruity Beer
    O' Fallon Wheach
    #1 Seasonal Beer (Ale?)
    O' Fallon Pumpkin Ale

    I guess thats' 5, I can't rank them against one another though....
    Some advice:
    - If you are ever in St. Louis and you don't want Schlaffly or Budwiser take a drive west and go to O'Fallon for some really good beer.
    - If you ever see a bottle of St. Peter's that looks pretty good and fresh, give it a try you'll probably like it.
    - If you ever see a bottle of Pyramid Imperial hefewizen Buy it! You can either drink it or give me a call and I'll cover shipping and pay you double what you paid... Its that good.
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    I'm from West Colorado and I like beer.

    Stone IPA
    Dogfish IPA (60' or 90')
    Sierra Nevada IPA
    Red Truck IPA (Palisade)
    Homebrewed Porter or IPA

    Yeah...I like IPA's
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    22 years old from Las Vegas, Nevada. Not home to any good microbrews. My top 5:

    Left Hand Brewing Company Sawtooth Ale.
    New Belgium Fat Tire (so cliche)
    Flying Dog Pale Ale
    New Belgium Mothership Wit
    Stella Artois

    You can probably also tell I went to college in Colorado, so 4 of my top 5 are all from Colorado.
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    I'm 29 from Nebraska.

    5) Dark Side Vanilla Porter (Empyrean Brewing Company)

    4) Third Stone Brown (Empyrean Brewing Company)

    3) Dale's Pale Ale (Oskar Blues)

    2) LunaSea ESB (Empyrean Brewing Company)

    1) 312 Urban Wheat (Goose Island)

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    36 from Ellensburg, WA. We have a decent local brewer, but there is much better out there.

    1. Stone Double Bastard
    2. Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    3. Big Sky Moose Drool
    4. Pike Kilt Lifter
    5. PBR
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    Ryan San Francisco, CA

    1. Speakeasy Double Daddy
    2. Laguintas Hairy Eye Ball
    3. Ruination
    4. Lagunitas Maximus
    5. Red Stripe

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    Kate, Denver, 22

    1. Troegs Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)
    2. New Belgium La Folie (Flemish Red Ale)
    3. Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne (Flemish Red Ale)
    4. Victory Storm King Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
    5. Middle Ages Brewing Swallow Wit (Witbier)
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    Houston but likely moving to Denver in 6 weeks.

    Top 5...tough call, but in no particular order:

    Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale (tastes like pumpkin pie)
    Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    Odell Cuthroat Porter
    Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout
    Left Hand Milk Stout

    However, I find myself drinking Fat Tire and Shiner Bock the most...mostly due to availability/price.

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    top 5

    Originally from New Orleans, LA., now living in Morgantown, WV. 37 y.o. male.

    Wow, narrowing down to my top 5 was harder than I thought.

    *Honorable mention to Church Brewery in Pittsburgh. Several great beers.

    5. St. Arnolds Brown (Houston, TX)
    4. New Belgium 1554 (Ft Collins, CO)
    3. Abita Turbo Dog (Abita Springs, LA)
    2. Kwak (Belgium)
    1. Maredsous 8 Dubbel (Belgium)

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    Chris, San Jose/Mountain View
    1. Seabright Blur IPA
    2. Speakeasy Double Daddy IPA
    3. Red Stripe
    4. Zywiec, PL
    5. Tied House CPA (California Pale Ale)
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    TOP 5 Favorite Brews:
    1. Tilburgs Dutch Brown Ale
    2. Pumpkinhead Ale (Shipyard's seasonal brew)
    3. Old Speckled Hen
    4. Youngs Double Chocolate Stout
    5. Newcastle (the old stand by when nothing else above is available)

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    I'm from Denver and the beer I drink the most is the microbrew that's on sale at the local liquor store. That "brand" is a tad inconsistant. My top 5:
    1) Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout (long time favorite)

    2) O'Dell's IPA (shooting up the charts like a rocket)

    3) New Belgium Trippel Ale (another HIGH Alcohol content beer)

    4) Paulaner Hefe (reminds me of good times in Munich beer gardens)

    5) Guiness Stout- my Irish blood occasionally rises up and demands Guiness.

    It's not in my top five but I'll give props to Dale's Pale Ale by Oskar Blues which has done away with the "is it better to go camping with good beers in bottles or bad beers in cans" quandry. Plus, they advertise a mountain bike brand right on the side of the can!

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    I've had better than my current top 5 but my top 5 is what's currently available to me locally

    no particular order either, when I see any of them I buy them

    Abita Jockamo IPA (not super hoppy and bitter like many other IPAs)
    Pabst Blue Ribbon (only "cheap" bear I drink besides the occasional High Life)
    Hoffbrau Hefeweizen
    Red Hook Copper Hook
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    Curently from Seattle, WA

    1 - Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale (England)
    2 - Boddington's Pub Ale aka, the Cream of Manchester (England)
    3 - Blue Point Oatmeal Stout (Long Island)
    4 - Any Oktoberfest!
    5 - Newcastle...

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    Hinesburg, VT

    Newcastle Brown Ale
    Magic Hat Circus Boy
    Trout River Rainbow Red
    Rogue Mocha Porter (NEVER EVER had a bad Rogue Beer)
    Shed Mountain Ale
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois

    Lagunitas IPA
    Arrogant Bastard
    Lagunitas Maximus
    Bison Brewing Organic IPA
    Kennebunkport IPA
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    27 from St Louis MO, Love my beer, and love my bike

    5. ABT 12
    4. Schlafly (STL's other brewery) Pale ale
    3. Schlafly APA
    2. Acme IPA
    1. Boddington's pub ale

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    Ryan San Francisco, CA

    2. Laguintas Hairy Eye Ball

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    Top 5?!

    That's tough. It depends on when you ask me. As of Friday, 2/15 at 12:45p:

    5. Hammerhead IPA (McMenamin's, OR)
    4. Bison Chocolate Stout (Berkeley, CA)
    3. Terminator Stout (McMenamin's, OR)
    2. Stone Ruination IPA (San Diego, CA)
    1. Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball (Marin, CA)

    Other notables:

    -anything made by Lagunitas is usually pretty damn good
    -Mt. Tam Pale Ale (MBC)
    -Boont Amber
    -Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    -Deschutes Obsidian Stout
    -whatever's on nitro tap at any of the McMenamin's brewpubs

    Hot Forum Francis.

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