The Top 100

Here’s the BeerQuest’s Top 100 Brews. They were the Top100 US Beers on
BeerAdvocate in August 2010. The goal? Drink ’em all.
Last update: September 5, 2011 (just over a year into the journey).

Rank Beer Type Brewery Tasted
1 Pliny The Younger American Double / Imperial IPA / 11.00% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Had it!
2 Canadian Breakfast Stout American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.40% ABV Founders Brewing Company Had it!
3 Vanilla Bean Aged Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout / 13.00% ABV Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub Need it
4 The Abyss American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV Deschutes Brewery Had it!
5 Pliny The Elder American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Had it!
6 Portsmouth Kate The Great Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV Portsmouth Brewery Had it!
7 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.00% ABV Goose Island Had it!
8 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.20% ABV Founders Brewing Company Had it!
9 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.50% ABV Cigar City Brewing Had it!
10 Supplication American Wild Ale / 7.00% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Had it!
11 Oak Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 13.00% ABV Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub Need it
12 Dark Lord Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub Had it!
13 Citra DIPA American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV Kern River Brewing Company Had it!
14 AleSmith Speedway Stout – Barrel Aged American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV AleSmith Brewing Company Had it!
15 Black Tuesday American Double / Imperial Stout / 19.50% ABV The Bruery Had it!
16 The Perfect Storm English Barleywine / 13.50% ABV Pelican Pub & Brewery Had it!
17 Bell’s HopSlam Ale American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Had it!
18 Founders Breakfast Stout American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.30% ABV Founders Brewing Company Had it!
19 AleSmith Speedway Stout American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV AleSmith Brewing Company Had it!
20 Sculpin India Pale Ale American IPA / 7.00% ABV Ballast Point Brewing Company Had it!
21 Masala Mama India Pale Ale American IPA / 5.90% ABV Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Had it!
22 Darkness Russian Imperial Stout / 10.30% ABV Surly Brewing Company Had it!
23 Parabola American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.00% ABV Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Had it!
24 Duck Duck Gooze American Wild Ale / 7.00% ABV The Lost Abbey Need it
25 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV Stone Brewing Co. Had it!
26 Bell’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition/Double Cream Blend (aka Black Note) American Double / Imperial Stout Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Need it
27 Dreadnaught IPA American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub Had it!
28 Cable Car American Wild Ale / 7.00% ABV The Lost Abbey Had it!
29 Czar Jack Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 9.30% ABV Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Had it!
30 The Angel’s Share Grand Cru American Strong Ale / 12.00% ABV The Lost Abbey Had it!
31 Temptation American Wild Ale / 7.25% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Had it!
32 Consecration American Wild Ale / 10.00% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Had it!
33 Splinter Gold American Wild Ale / 12.00% ABV Tröegs Brewing Company Need it
34 Live Oak HefeWeizen Hefeweizen / 4.10% ABV Live Oak Brewing Company Had it!
35 Heady Topper American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV The Alchemist Pub & Brewery Had it!
36 Firestone 13 – Anniversary Ale American Strong Ale / 12.00% ABV Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Had it!
37 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Laird’s Apple Brandy Barrel American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV Cigar City Brewing Have it!
38 Tröegs Nugget Nectar American Amber / Red Ale / 7.50% ABV Tröegs Brewing Company Had it!
39 Bourbon County Brand Stout American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.00% ABV Goose Island Had it!
40 Furious American IPA / 6.20% ABV Surly Brewing Company Had it!
41 Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock Eisbock / 13.50% ABV Kuhnhenn Brewing Company Had it!
42 Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 9.00% ABV Great Lakes Brewing Company Had it!
43 Founders Black Biscuit Old Ale / 10.50% ABV Founders Brewing Company Need it
44 Melange No. 3 American Strong Ale / 17.00% ABV The Bruery Had it!
45 Brute American Wild Ale / 6.50% ABV Ithaca Beer Company Had it!
46 Registration Ale American IPA / 7.50% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Never?
47 AleSmith IPA American IPA / 7.25% ABV AleSmith Brewing Company Had it!
48 Wisconsin Belgian Red Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 5.10% ABV New Glarus Brewing Company Had it!
49 Samuel Adams Utopias American Strong Ale / 27.00% ABV Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Need it
50 Abrasive Ale American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV Surly Brewing Company Had it!
51 Sanctification American Wild Ale / 6.47% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Had it!
52 Raspberry Tart Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV New Glarus Brewing Company Had it!
53 Exponential Hoppiness American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.50% ABV Alpine Beer Company Had it!
54 Bourbon Barrel Barleywine American Barleywine / 11.50% ABV Central Waters Brewing Company Had it!
55 Ivan The Terrible Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV Big Sky Brewing Company Had it!
56 Abacus American Barleywine / 12.00% ABV Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Had it!
57 YuleSmith (Summer) American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.80% ABV AleSmith Brewing Company Had it!
58 Beatification American Wild Ale / 5.50% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Need it
59 Coffee Stout American Stout / 8.20% ABV Central Waters Brewing Company Had it!
60 Arctic Devil Barley Wine English Barleywine / 13.20% ABV Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Had it!
61 Boy King Double IPA American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV COAST Brewing Company Had it!
62 Hop Rod Rye American IPA / 8.00% ABV Bear Republic Brewing Co. Had it!
63 Double Bastard Ale American Strong Ale / 10.50% ABV Stone Brewing Co. Had it!
64 Blind Pig IPA American IPA / 6.10% ABV Russian River Brewing Company Had it!
65 Saison – Brett Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 8.50% ABV Boulevard Brewing Co. Had it!
66 The Oracle American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.40% ABV Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Had it!
67 Matt American Strong Ale / 11.50% ABV Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Had it!
68 Mango Mama American IPA / 6.00% ABV Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Had it!
69 Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunahpu’s American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV Cigar City Brewing Need it
70 Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter American Porter / 5.80% ABV Great Lakes Brewing Company Had it!
71 Ten FIDY Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery Had it!
72 Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV Great Divide Brewing Company Had it!
73 Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock Doppelbock / 8.00% ABV Thomas Hooker Ales & Lagers Had it!
74 Pure Hoppiness American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV Alpine Beer Company Had it!
75 The Angel’s Share – Bourbon Barrel-Aged American Strong Ale / 12.00% ABV The Lost Abbey Had it!
76 Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter American Porter / 10.00% ABV Ballast Point Brewing Company Had it!
77 Racer X American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV Bear Republic Brewing Co. Had it!
78 Old Rasputin XII Russian Imperial Stout / 11.20% ABV North Coast Brewing Co. Had it!
79 Imperial Stout Trooper Russian Imperial Stout / 8.50% ABV New England Brewing Co. Had it!
80 Nelson American IPA / 7.10% ABV Alpine Beer Company Had it!
81 Berserker Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 10.40% ABV Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Had it!
82 Flaming Fury American Wild Ale / 8.00% ABV Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. Had it!
83 Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout Foothills Brewing Company Had it!
84 Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 9.00% ABV North Coast Brewing Co. Had it!
85 Stone Ruination IPA American Double / Imperial IPA / 7.70% ABV Stone Brewing Co. Had it!
86 Two Hearted Ale American IPA / 7.10% ABV Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Had it!
87 Choklat (Imperial Stout) American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV Southern Tier Brewing Company Had it!
88 Old Ruffian Barley Wine American Barleywine / 10.20% ABV Great Divide Brewing Company Had it!
89 Dancing Man Wheat Hefeweizen / 7.20% ABV New Glarus Brewing Company Had it!
90 Duet IPA American IPA / 6.75% ABV Alpine Beer Company Had it!
91 Reality Czeck Czech Pilsener / 4.80% ABV Moonlight Brewing Company Had it!
92 Stone IPA (DDH) American IPA / 6.90% ABV Stone Brewing Co. Need it
93 Imperial Eclipse Stout – Pappy Van Winkle American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV FiftyFifty Brewing Co. Need it
94 Victory At Sea (Barrel Aged) Imperial Porter American Porter / 12.20% ABV Ballast Point Brewing Company Need it
95 Chocolate Stout American Stout / 6.00% ABV Rogue Brewery / Brewer’s on the Bay Had it!
96 Yeti Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV Great Divide Brewing Company Had it!
97 Night Stalker American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.70% ABV Goose Island Had it!
98 Southampton Grand Cru Belgian Strong Pale Ale / 9.50% ABV Southampton Publick House Had it!
99 Sexual Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout / 9.75% ABV Foothills Brewing Company Had it!
100 Gratitude American Barleywine / 11.50% ABV East End Brewing Company Had it!
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One response to “The Top 100

  1. Brendan Woodcock

    DDG, Splinter Gold, Eclipse Pappy Van Winkle… these are hard ones, but I gotta keep on truckin’!

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