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Old 10-16-2007, 02:34 PM   #11
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I don't have a lot of hands down favorites but some current standouts would be:

Pale Ale: Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
IPA: RR Pliny the Elder, Stone IPA
American Amber: Troegs hopback (when you get a good fresh one)
Porter: Fullers London Porter on draught
Stout: Mikkeller, Bells Expedition, Bells Double Cream, Great Lakes Blackout
Wheat: FFF Gumballhead


Pitting my beers against commercial examples is a bit unfair since I tailor my recipes to yield exactly what I want.....to date, none of the commercial brewers have bothered to ask me what I want

 
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:35 PM   #12
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Robust Porter: Smuttynose Robust Porter
Brown Porter: Fuller's London Porter
Hefeweizen: Weihenstephaner
APA: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Dry Stout: Beamish
ESB: Fuller's ESB
Standard American Lager: Miller High Life
German Pilsner: Eggenberg Hopfenkoenig
Oktoberfest: Paulaner Oktoberfest
Schwarzbier: Köstritzer
Doppelbock: Paulaner Salvator
American Brown Ale: Legend Brewing Co. Brown Ale

and just to be silly:
Flanders Red: any brand of balsamic vinegar will do
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:57 PM   #13
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These are the ones that I am pretty set on:
APA: Sierra Nevada
IPA: Sweetwater
IIPA: Pliny the Elder
Hefeweizen: Ayinger (on tap)
American Wheat: Abita
English brown: none (everything I have had recently has been crap)

Wow, I thought I would have definitive answers for more styles. I need to start buying more beer.

 
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:26 AM   #14
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My must have list.

IPA: New Glarus Hop Hearty
Cream Ale: New Glarus Spotted Cow
Pilsner: Pilsner Urquell (when you can get a fresh import)
Nut Brown: New Glarus Fat Squirrel
American Dark Lager: Shiner Bock (can only drink it when I visit friends in texas)
Hefe: Weihenstephaner
Octoberfest: Lakefront brewery Art Kumbaleks Focktoberfest
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:38 AM   #15
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Porter: SS Taddy/ Rogue Mocha Porter/Harpoon smoked porter
Stout: Guiness extra stout/ Young's Oatmeal
Octoberfest: Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen
IPA: Brooklynn Brewery East IPA/DFH 60min
Pale: Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Brown: DFH IBA
Scottish: Broughton Black Douglas
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:46 AM   #16
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IPA: Goose Island Harvest Ale. Just incredible.
Hefe: Weiheinstephan
Wit: Wieckse Wit
Brown: Newcastle
Stout: Sam Smith's Oatmeal
Belgian: Chimay Red

But over all, best of all styles: MINE.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:49 AM   #17
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Adding to mine:
Porter: Baltika Porter
Helles: Spatan (all I have had and I really liked it)

 
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #18
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6 years later!!! WOOT!!!

Pale Ale: Zombie Dust
IPA: Alpine Nelson
Imperial IPA: Fresh Pliny or Heady
American Amber: Maine Beer's ZOE
Porter: Black Butte
Stout: Deschutes Obsidian
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout: KBS
Brown: Port's Board Meeting
Kolsch: Reissdorf
American Wild: Anything by Cascade Brewing
Lambic: Anything by Cantillon
Pumpkin Ale: Anything by Elysian
Quad: Westvleteren 12
Tripel: Achel Extra Blond
Saison: Fantome
Wee Heavy: Backwoods Bastard
Marzen: Ayinger
Munich Helles: Augustiner
Rauchbier: Anything by Aecht Schlenkerla
German Pils: Anything by Victory
Kristalweizen: Weihenstephaner
Weizenbock: Schneider-Brooklyner

 
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #19
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Pale Ale- Dales
IPA- Pliny, though I love Ruination
Stout- Sam Smiff's Oatmeal, a perfect beer
Porter- Stone Smoked is my personal favorite
Brown- Maduro
Cali Lager- Linden Street People's Common is my current favorite
Belgian Triple- Current is Golden Monkey

I'm sure there are plenty others. Firestone Wild Turkey Stout makes me fap.

 
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:53 AM   #20
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Off of what I've actually had

Pale Ale - Carton Boat Beer
IPA - Ballast Point Sculpin
IIPA - Stone Enjoy By (but Hop Wallop is a close second)
Amber/Red - Nugget Nectar
Porter - Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
Stout - Rogue Chocolate Stout
Imperial Stout - Founders KBS
Barleywine - Rogue Old Crustacean
Rye - Founders Red Rye PA
Strong Ale - Double Bastard
Belgian Pale - Ommegang Rare Vos
Belgian Strong Dark - Rochefort 8
Belgian Strong Pale - Duvel
Quad - St. Bernardus Abt 12
Tripel - Allegash Curieux
Dubbel - Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
Saison - Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Weizenbock - Victory Moonglow
Wee Heavy - Old Chub
American Amber/Red Lager - Brooklyn Lager
American Imperial Pilsner - Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning
Czech Pilsner - Lagunitas PILS
Dopplebock - Troegenator
Eisbock - Ramstein Winter Wheat
German Pils - Victory Prima Pils
Maibock - Dead Guy
Oktoberfest - Victory Festbier.

 
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