Your top 10 beers

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  1. Cychedelia

    Cychedelia Active Member

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    Blonde Fatale
    Yeungling
    Boulevard Wheat
    Sapporo
    Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
    Coor Lite
    Dinky Wheat
    Miller High Life
    Rolling Rock
    Busch Lite
     
  2. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you hit up Lake Time in Clear Lake, and leave my wife a nice tip if you're at TG tomorrow. If you're at TG tonight, you may see me there.

    TG is the closest craft beer to Lanesboro in terms of breweries. None of the Lanesboro bars have great craft beer selection but Riverside on the Root has great Bloody Marys, if that's your thing. They aren't cheap though. On The Crunchy Side in Harmony has quality beer on tap, but only 5 or 6 taps. You'd have to go to Decorah, Rochester, or La Crosse to get find good craft beer selection at a bar. In Rochester, The Taphouse and Whistle Binkie's have the best beer selection. In La Crosse, The Bodega is the place to be, but pretty much everyone has New Glarus on tap. In Decorah, T Bock's, Good Times, and Rubiayat all have solid craft beer offerings (beyond TG).
     
  3. ILikeCy

    ILikeCy Well-Known Member

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    Here is the rest of my top 10. Can you tell I'm a big fan of Odell?
    • Odell Runoff Red IPA
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Odell Celestrina
    • Odell Cutthroat Porter
    • Odell Levity Amber Ale
     
  4. Chitownclone2

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    TG Psuedo Sue
    TG Golden Nugget
    3 Floyds Zombie Dust
    3 Floyds Alpha King
    3 Floyds Gumballhead
    3 Floyds Dreadnaught
    Meantime English IPA
    Boulevard Tank 7
    Rogue Dead Guy
    Half Acre Space
     
  5. isukendall

    isukendall Well-Known Member

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    We need to meet up at High Hops sometime... that place is uber cool.
     
  6. isukendall

    isukendall Well-Known Member

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    I really wish I had Untappd for the last couple years, it would make this easier. As a homebrewer, I can honestly say that the best beers I've ever had have been at homebrew club meetings, where everyone brings their latest creation. Some of my own as well. But for commercial beers:

    ODell - whichever seasonal is currently available, Red/St. Lupulin/Isolation
    Odell IPA
    Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
    Young's Double Chocolate Stout
    New Belgium Biere de Mars
    New Belgium Mighty Arrow
    Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
    Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
    Newcastle - introduced me to "other" flavored beers
    Banquet
     
  7. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    #47 huntt26, Feb 3, 2015
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    So, I've been trying a lot of stuff since September, time for a significant update:

    No particular order
    1) Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat
    2) New Glarus Moon Man
    3) TG Pseudo Sue
    4) TG Golden Nugget
    5) Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
    6) Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout
    7) TG Lightspeed
    8) Stone Enjoy by IPA
    9) Green Flash IPA
    10) Boulevard Wheat/Dorothy's Lager (nothing super special, but love to have these after mowing the lawn)

    My apologies to Blue Moon. You were on tap at my wedding, but it's time to part ways from being considered one of my favorite beers (like I said, I'm new to this)
     
  8. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    This isnt bad.. But like $13 a 4 pack...
     
  9. ILiftWithRoyce

    ILiftWithRoyce Well-Known Member

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    I wanna play!

    1: Founders Dark Penance
    2: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
    3: Confluence Thomas Beck Black IPA
    4: Founders Porter
    5: Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
    6: Stone Sublimely Self Righteous
    7: Founders Breakfast Stout
    8: Confluence Mayday Maibock
    9: Founders Imperial Stout
    10: Boulevard Zon
    Honorable mention (there could be like 20 of these): Deschutes Twilight Ale, 515 OJ IPA,
     
  10. KCy

    KCy Active Member

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    1. Miller Lite. Simple and too the point. Doesn't fill me up or give me bowel problems
    2. Stella - good flavor yet still tastes like beer.
    3. Deshuettes (sp) Fresh Squeezed from the tap only.
     
  11. Styx

    Styx Member

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    In no particular order and narrowing it down to beer that is brewed annually or continuously:

    Odell Myrcenary Double IPA
    Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA
    Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
    Oskar Blues G'Knight
    Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
    Russian River Pliny the Elder
    Southern Tier Choklat
    Ommegang Three Philosophers
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Loveland Aleworks Sorachi Ace IPA (Only when served with a slice of cucumber. Sounds weird, but makes a world of difference.)
     
  12. BKLYNCyclone

    BKLYNCyclone Well-Known Member

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    #52 BKLYNCyclone, Feb 3, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
    1. Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Gold) - Birrificio Le Baladin
    2. Surly Five
    3. JW Lee's Harvest Ale
    4. Russian River - Pliny the Elder
    5. Russian River - Consecration
    6. Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly
    7. Boulder Beer Nitro Mojo IPA
    8. Firestone Walker Double Jack Double IPA
    9. Squatters Double IPA
    10. Russian River - Sanctification
    11. Bell's Two Hearted
    12.Founders Dark Penance
    13. Surly Darkness
    14. Evil Twin Yang
    15. Founders KBS

    I give up... This is impossible.
     
  13. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    #6 is going away
     
  14. ILiftWithRoyce

    ILiftWithRoyce Well-Known Member

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    for real?
     
  15. AustinHawk

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  16. MilehighClone

    MilehighClone Well-Known Member

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    I thought Natty Light was the only beer for Iowa Stater's?
     
  17. SantaRosaCy

    SantaRosaCy Member

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    I have to admit I don't get the love for Pliny the Elder. I had some this weekend and couldn't finish it; I think it tastes like kerosene. I do like a number of their beers; and live very close to the brewery, and to their credit the marketing job they have done with Pliny is unbelievable. People drive from all over when it is released, and wait in line.
     
  18. Styx

    Styx Member

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    First, I think you are confused. Pliny the Elder is a year round release. Yes, it is highly desired, especially in markets where Russian River does not distribute. However, people do not wait in line for its release. That is Pliny the Younger. It should be released somewhat soon and it is always a big event for the brewery and select bars that are lucky enough to score a keg.

    Secondly, taste is taste and opinion is opinion. I really like the hop profile of Pliny the Elder. On the other hand, I don't understand the love for Bell's Two Hearted Ale. I prefer my pales to have more of a citrusy, juicy flavor. The Centennial hop is too musty of a taste for me to really enjoy.

    Finally, I have never seen Russian River do any marketing for Pliny. Granted, I don't live anywhere near the brewery. However, it's reputation seems to be more word of mouth and positive review/ratings online. The hype on the beer comes completely from outside the brewery.
     
  19. bufante

    bufante Active Member

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    Not in order:
    TG-Pseudo Sue
    TG-Lightspeed
    TG/Tree House-David
    Lawson's-Sip of Sunshine
    Bissell Brothers-Swish
    Alchemist-Heady Topper
    3 Floyds-Zombie Dust
    3 Floyds-Dreadnaught
    Alchemist-Focal Banger
    TG-King Sue

    I love untapped-was easy to find all of these.
     
  20. VagaClone

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    I am a huge fan of IPA's and Brown Ales but whenever I come across a beer that just works for me it does not matter who or what it is. Here is my Top Ten in order:


    1. New Belgium - Fat Tire (Amber)
    2. Odell Brewing - 5 Barrel Pale Ale
    3. Magic Hat - #9 (Pale Ale)
    4. Magic Hat - Hi#9 (IPA version of #9)
    5. Tommyknocker - Maple Nut Brown Ale
    6. Old Boys Brewhouse - Hopdropper IPA
    7. Hideout Brewing - Executioner Scotch Ale
    8. New Belgium - Shift
    9. Elk Brewing - Rooster Coffee Porter
    10. Against The Grain - Rico Sauvin (Imperial IPA)

    Honorable mention:
    • New Holland - Oak Aged Mad Hatter (IPA)
    • Left Hand - Nitro Milk Stout
    • Shorts - Dripalicious (Brown Ale)
    • Right Brain - Naughty Girl Stout
    • Rogue - Voodoo Doughnut - Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale (Brown Ale)
    • Crazy Mountain - Amber Ale
    • Bristol Brewing - Mass Transit (Amber)
     

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