Monday, March 12, 2007

Summer of Beer's Top Beers

I guess this isn't really an official beer blog until I rank my top however-many beers. I realize that these are bound to change- and probably drastically- as I consume many more great brews in the near future.


Pale/Amber Ales
BJ's Piranha Pale Ale
Russian River Lap Dance Pale Ale
Troegs Nugget Nectar
Three Floyds Gumballhead

Russian River Blind Pig IPA
Russian River IPA
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Alpine Duet
Alpine O'Brien's IPA
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Racer 5
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Stone IPA
Firestone Union Jack IPA
Green Flash West Coast IPA

Double/Triple IPA's
Russian River Pliny the Younger
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Alpine Pure Hoppiness
Stone Ruination IPA
Green Flash Imperial IPA
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot

Browns, Porters, and Stouts
Dogfish Head Indian Brown
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Rogue Mocha Porter
Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean
Sam Adams Holiday Porter
Founder's Breakfast Stout
Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Deschutes The Abyss
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Southern Tier Choklat

American Belgian-Style
Russian River Damnation
Russian River Perdition
Allagash Tripel Reserve
Alesmith Horny Devil
Lost Abbey Red Barn
Lost Abbey Carnevale
The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel
The Bruery Saison Rue
The Bruery Saison de Lente
Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08

Brewer's Art Resurrection
Ballast Point Brother Levonian Saison
Allagash Interlude

St. Bernardus Tripel
Affligem Blond
Saison Dupont
De Struise Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale
Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Imperiale

Russian River Sanctification
Russian River Temptation
Russian River Toronado 20th Anniversary
Russian River Consecration
The Bruery Cuvee Jeune
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek (+ everything else Cantillon)

Moonlight Reality Czech Pils
Sly Fox Pikeland Pils

Port Brewing Older Viscosity
Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme
Lost Abbey Bourbon Barrel Angel's Share
Lost Abbey Red Poppy
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red
Schneider Aventinus
Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weisse
Stone Double Bastard

Top 5 or 7 Overall
Russian River Pliny the Younger
2. Moonlight Reality Czeck Pilsner
3. Russian River Blind Pig IPA
4. Alpine O'Brien's IPA
5. Alpine Pure Hoppiness
5. Russian River Pliny the Elder
(6. Stone Ruination)
(7. Russian River Sanctification)