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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:
    1) http://www.karhu.fi/
    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) http://middleagesbrewing.com/content/view/60/
    4. Duvel
    5. Anything else from Belgium, too tough to pick just one!
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    Beer Forum...GENIUS!

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    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) http://www.oskarblues.com/brew/

    2) LunaSea ESB (Empyrean Brewing Company) http://www.telesis-inc.com/empyrean/beers.html

    1) 312 Urban Wheat (Goose Island) http://www.gooseisland.com/beers/beers.asp

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

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    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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    mmm...beer.

    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)
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/113/571/

    2) O'Dell's IPA (shooting up the charts like a rocket)
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/267/35626

    3) New Belgium Trippel Ale (another HIGH Alcohol content beer)
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/1054

    4) Paulaner Hefe (reminds me of good times in Munich beer gardens)
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    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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    Baton Rouge, LA here

    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
    Dixie
    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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    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
    hmmm?
    Norcal...

    Lagunitas IPA
    Arrogant Bastard
    Lagunitas Maximus
    Bison Brewing Organic IPA
    Kennebunkport IPA
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    Adam,

    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
    Yessssss!


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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Santo
    That's tough. It depends on when you ask me. As of Friday, 2/15 at 12:45p:
    Know the feeling... my favorites change frequently.
    NorCal and sometimes a brewer of my own concoctions which range from rancid to really good.

    5. Lagunitas IPA
    4. Rogue Old Dead Guy
    3. Mt. St. Helena Palisades Pale
    2. Seabright Resolution Red
    1. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
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    Brilliant! Washington, D.C. here and current favorites:

    1. Ayinger Ur-Weiss
    2. Franziskaner Dunkel Hefeweizen
    3. Rogue Dead Guy
    4. Old Dominion Hop Topper Ale
    5. Hmmm, the snobs might not approve but Sam Adams Winter Lager if on tap

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    I am from California. To choose just 5 beers is tough, but I will give it a go.

    #1 - Great Basin Brewery, Sparks NV - Ichthyosaur IPA - AKA "Icky"
    website = http://www.greatbasinbrewingco.com/ontap.html

    #2 - Lagunitas Brewery, Petaluma, CA - Brown Shugga -
    website = http://www.lagunitas.com/beers/index.html

    #3 - Anchor Steam, San Fransisco, CA - Old Foghorn Ale
    website = http://www.anchorbrewing.com/beers/oldfoghorn.htm

    #4 - Sierra Nevada, Chico, CA - Pale Ale
    website = http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/paleale.html

    #5 - Dogfish Head, Milton, DE - 120 Minute IPA
    website = http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Occa...A/15/index.htm

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    From: Southern Ontario

    My top five rotates also,

    For the time being:

    1) Guiness (will always be on my list)
    2) Creemore Springs
    3) Mill Street Coffee Porter
    4) Amersterdam Natural Blonde
    5) Steam Whistle

    There are tons of micro's around, too many to mention. Never too many to sample though.

    I'm goin' home for a beer.

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    Louisville, Kentucky

    Singletrack Copper Ale - Boulder Beer. Tried it for the mountainbike theme - love the beer.
    Tire Bite Golden Ale - Flying Dog Brewery. Again - has a mountainbike theme - great beer.
    Quilmes - Quilmes (Argentina) - great with Cuban food.
    Guinness Draught - on tap at the pub or in cans at home - also great in a black and tan with Bass Ale.
    Kentucky Ale - made in Lexington KY.
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    Norcal. Hard to pick only 5 here too. How about breweries?

    1. Speakeasy. Double Daddy, Big Daddy IPA
    2. Stone. Ruination, Old Guardian, Double Bastard
    3. Lagunitas. Any from the Zappa series, Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
    4. El Toro, Morgan Hill. Any of the Yo! Ales, Duece Imperial IPA, regular IPA, any of their barleywines
    5. Bear Republic. Racer 5, want to try Grandma's Homegrown Ale

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    I live in Ontario, Canada and I was legally allowed to drink when I turned 19!!

    Top 5
    1 - Moosehead
    2 - Rickards Pale Ale
    3 - Alexander Keiths
    4 - Molson Canadian
    5 - Fosters
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    Darn beer snobs. I like Heiniken, Bud lite and Pabst.

    We should have the Beer of the Week. Everybody try it and comment on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Darn beer snobs. I like Heiniken, Bud lite and Pabst.

    We should have the Beer of the Week. Everybody try it and comment on it.

    fc

    So long as its not any of those!

    Good idea though.

    Im from Fort Worth, Texas.

    1.Shiner Bock
    2. Shiner 98
    3. Dead Guys Ale
    4. St. Arnold Lawnmower (Don't know how that one worked its way in there either, haha)
    5. Sierra Nevada Big Foot.

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    1-Black Butte Porter
    2-Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    3-Sierra Nevada Porter
    4-Bass Ale
    5-Newcastle

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    Grew up in Chico, CA

    Now live in Austin, Texas

    1. Eye of the Hawk
    2. Sierra Nevada
    3. Full Sail IPA
    4. Victory Hop Devil
    5. Black Butte

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    Wow, page two and I've only heard of about 5 of the beers mentioned.

    In no particular order.....

    Schneider und Sohn Eidel Weisse Organic
    Schneider und Sohn Aventinus
    Temple Brewing Co. Saison
    Unibroue Don De Dieu
    Mountain Goat Organic IPA

    Damn. Can we make it top 10?
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    The esco zoo... San Diego
    One thing I Love as much as riding is drinking DAMN GOOD BEER!!!

    5. Karl Strauss Stargazer IPA
    4.Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    3.Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard
    2.Karl Strauss Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen

    ..... and the best 1 of them all: Which ever ones are left in my fridge!!!!

    note: beers and number affiliation subject to change.

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    diet sams choice, diet dr pepper, original dr pepper with imperial cane sugar and a lime, gatorade enduro diluted, iced tea.

    beer numbs the body,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    diet sams choice, diet dr pepper, original dr pepper with imperial cane sugar and a lime, gatorade enduro diluted, iced tea.

    beer numbs the body,
    lame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    diet sams choice, diet dr pepper, original dr pepper with imperial cane sugar and a lime, gatorade enduro diluted, iced tea.

    beer numbs the body,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    beer numbs the body,
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    Pete, your not allowed to play word association game anymore...
    lol---yeah THAT IS pretty mind numbing.

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    Olivier, North of France

    François, there are too many kinds of beer to go down on five !
    It is a specialist's beverage, it is a specialized beverage !

    May I propose categories :
    - 5 favorite beers while watching sporting event
    - 5 favorite beers on a dry & warm summer evening, after a long afternoon hiking.
    - 5 favorite beers while replying to MTBR thread.
    - etc...

    IMHO :
    best beer after ride : any cool one . I fancy Heineken in those moments, too.
    best beer for a rugby game in Twickenham : Guinness
    best "chatting with my friends" beers :
    Triple Karmeliet (Bel)
    Trois Monts (Fra)
    Westmalle (Bel)
    Kasteel Bruen (Bel)
    Rochefort 10 (Bel)
    Chimay Bleue (Bel)
    Caracole (Bel)
    Mac Chouffe (Bel).

    I lack knowledge in German & Eastern countries productions, and overseas' also.

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    I am from the inland northwest in no particular order:

    New Belgium 1554
    Deschutes Bachelor ESB
    Deschutes Hop Trip (limited production)
    McEwan's Scotch Ale
    Xingu Black Beer (imported from Brazil)
    Arron
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    1996 Trek 930 commuter

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    Ex pat from Australia

    Check it out the best Beer in the World http://www.tooheysnewworldrecord.com.au/tvc/

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    Seattle....

    Best beers:
    Lagunitas Kronik copper (the one with the censored label)
    Stone Arrogant Bastard
    Rogue St. Rogue red

    Best dark beer served at room temperature:
    rogue chocolate stout THE BEST BEER MADE TODAY!
    alaskan smoked porter
    stone smoked porter
    rogue mocha porter
    anchor porter

    I like porters... but they must be severd warm! Don't knock it till you try it.

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    Originally from Utah, transplanted at an early age to the St Louis area. Transplanted in late 2005 to Arizona (don’t plan on moving again) At the present moment my top five would be,

    New Belgium – 1554
    Michelob – Amber Bock
    New Belgium – Fat Tire
    Arrogant Bastard
    Guinness Stout

    Way back when, when I was just a young pup, fresh from school and a young soldier in the US Army, my choices would have been…

    Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Olympia
    Budweiser
    Busch
    Falstaff
    Stagg
    Red, White and Blue
    Miller

    Heck! Anything cheap back in the day would have been acceptable. Even better if it was free.
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    I made a trip to Ireland a few years back and discovered right away that the beer there is not the same as the export versions we get here in the US. If nothing else, Guinness apparently doesn't really travel all that well. It's much creamier and tastier over there. I'd never heard of Smithwick's (pronounced "Smiddick's" by the Irish) before that trip, but visited their brewery and was very pleased. Smithwick's has recently become available in the US and is quite good, though again it seemed better over there. So, for diplomacy's sake, and since there are so many more than five favorites I'd want to list stateside, when in Ireland my top five Irish brews are:

    1) Guinness Stout
    2) Smithwick's Red Ale
    3) Beamish Stout
    4) Murphy's Stout
    5) Carlsburg Lager (as brewed in Ireland by Beamish & Crawford)
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    beer choices are pretty limited here but i'll list what i can get:
    left hand milk stout
    sweetwater 420
    most anything from sam adams
    abita turbo dog (cool name also)
    mcguires stout (locally brewed but a horrible venue)

    theres a new beer bar that opened this weekend so i'll have more to choose from.
    I'm never gonna be a Rock Star

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