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kaisersozei
07-03-2012, 09:47 AM
For the past 10 years, the American Homebrewers Association has surveyed its membership to determine the most popular commercial beers available in the US. IMO, the survey is slightly skewed, as those people voting are homebrewers and most homebrewers these days seem to favor highly hopped varieties of beer. :sh You'll note that at least 7 of the top 10 are IPAs/Imperial IPAs.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=2012-best-beers-in-america

The brewery rankings (very California-centric) and portfolios (most brands represented in the voting) are interesting.

Enjoy a cold one!

mosesbotbol
07-03-2012, 09:50 AM
Wow, and I have actually had most of them is as equally impressive. I don't think of myself as a beer maven either. It is a highly hopped list.

BeerAdvocate
07-03-2012, 10:05 AM
While I may disagree with the order they are in. I cant disagree with the beers on that list. All are great!

* Im surprised that Boulevard is not represented at all! Tank 7 anyone????

irratebass
07-03-2012, 11:07 AM
Thanks, sent this home so I can have it for reference

icehog3
07-03-2012, 11:43 AM
You'll note that at least 7 of the top 10 are IPAs/Imperial IPAs.



Good to know, Gerard, I can skip even opening the list. ;)

BlindedByScience
07-03-2012, 11:47 AM
...dunno, they put Fat Tire AHEAD of Deschutes "Black Butte Porter" and Deschutes "The Abyss" didn't even make the list. Hmm.....

Yes, The Abyss is darn hard to find, but any "best beer" list that omits it completely is...questionable, IMHO.....

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/63/34420

Blindjimme
07-03-2012, 11:57 AM
It's #28 Tom.

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-03-2012, 11:59 AM
That list is way off for me..

BlindedByScience
07-03-2012, 12:53 PM
It's #28 Tom.

...whoops; you are absolutely correct....:sl

Still think it ought to be way, way higher than #28 but that is "one man's opinion".....:tu

Skywalker
07-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Nice to see my town well represented!!!:noon

Bill86
07-04-2012, 04:35 PM
Good to know, Gerard, I can skip even opening the list. ;)

Good choice :tu

Yeah it is IPA heavy, also not sure how they pegged the Arrogant Bastard higher than the Double Bastard. I think the list is going by popularity and not taste.

Should rename it to "The Most Popular Beers In America 2012".

OLS
07-05-2012, 07:36 AM
I have had a few of those, and somehow missed a lot more of em. If I was a voracious beer drinker with
good connections, I guess I could have had more. I DO like the Old Rasputin and the Yeti and all Bastards

Bruins Fan
07-05-2012, 08:42 AM
I have tried a lot of them and find the list to be very Subjective.

MajorCaptSilly
07-05-2012, 08:48 AM
Flying Dog only made the Best Portfolio list. Their beers are some of my favorites. Old Scratch is fantastic.

MCS

mmblz
07-05-2012, 12:47 PM
I bet it's skewed by distribution / availability.
Otherwise I can't fathom the high ranking of so many SN beers.
Don't get me wrong, they're good, but not THAT good...

Blak Smyth
07-05-2012, 01:26 PM
Good to know, Gerard, I can skip even opening the list. ;)

Agreed, I am not a fan of IPA's either. I don't get IPAs but more power to people who do, more for you.

forgop
07-05-2012, 01:28 PM
They must compile their rankings the same way CA does-allowing the brewers to vote with their dollars.

OLS
07-05-2012, 01:48 PM
I'll say one thing about the list, it certainly got me online and thinking hard about ordering some beer for
my trip to the Smokies. I tried to dabble on that list a bit but it seemed no one had everything I wanted
and it looked like I was going to have to choose two sites to get it all in. In the end, though, I decided that
YETI was the only thing I couldn't get on one site, so I would just forego the Yeti and get what I knew I had
to get. That was easy once I realized that my only dealbreaker rack was the Brooklyn Chocolate Stout. I was
not going to compromise on that. And since its SURELY very Yeti-esque, I blew off the Yeti today...

I guess I need to post it in Beerhauls.

Skywalker
07-06-2012, 08:47 PM
I bet it's skewed by distribution / availability.
Otherwise I can't fathom the high ranking of so many SN beers.
Don't get me wrong, they're good, but not THAT good...

:sw

shark
07-07-2012, 12:51 PM
I dunno, I tend to agree with this survey, probably the first time I ever did! Bell's, Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing, Sierra Nevada IMO are world class brewers.

Resipsa
07-07-2012, 03:14 PM
Wow. So SN Pale Ale is better than KTG which didn't make the list unless I'm missing it?

This is the West Coast centric Budweiser of beer lists, LOL.

And not for nothing, but Heady Topper is better than either Pliny, :su:su