94-90 Points

OUTSTANDING BEERS — Rated 94-90 points, these beers are wonderful examples of their style, and are well worth your time.

94 Points

Bottletree Imperial Red Ale, reviewed 6/18/12
Boulevard Double-Wide IPA, reviewed 11/2/12
Clown Shoes Muffin Top Belgian-Style Tripel IPA, reviewed 6/21/13
Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer Imperial Stout, reviewed 6/20/12
Colorado Guanabara Imperial Stout, reviewed 3/28/14
Deschutes Black Butte Porter, reviewed 3/30/13
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale,
reviewed 2/4/11
Dogfish Head Positive Contact, reviewed 9/2/12
Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout, reviewed 3/25/13
Foothills Jade IPA, reviewed 9/19/12
Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout, reviewed 8/17/12
Founders Doom Imperial IPA, reviewed 4/28/13
Founders Red’s Rye PA, reviewed 1/14/11
Goose Island 2013 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Imperial Stout, reviewed 2/12/14
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, reviewed 5/18/12
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, reviewed 4/20/12
Green Flash Barleywine, reviewed 7/24/13
Green Flash Double Stout Black Ale, reviewed 2/6/13
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, reviewed 11/26/12
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale, reviewed 3/18/12
Lagunitas Olde Gnarlywine, reviewed 4/14/12
Mikkeller/Three Floyds Boogoop Wheat Wine, reviewed 5/20/12
New Belgium Red Hoptober, reviewed 10/15/12
New Glarus Berliner Weiss, reviewed 8/1/13
New Glarus Thumbprint IIPA (Imperial IPA), reviewed 4/20/13
Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale, reviewed 6/25/12
Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA, reviewed 5/13/13
Sixpoint Resin Imperial IPA, reviewed 8/27/12
Stone 2013 Old Guardian Barleywine, reviewed 4/26/13
Surly Overrated West Coast IPA, reviewed 6/12/13
The Bruery Smoking Wood Imperial Porter, reviewed 4/24/13
The Bruery White Oak Wheat Wine, reviewed 12/23/13
Uinta Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale (2012), reviewed 10/31/13
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde,
reviewed 12/18/10
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial IPA, reviewed 1/27/14

93 Points

21st Amendment Hop Crisis Imperial IPA, reviewed 9/2/13
AleSmith Old Numbskull Barleywine, reviewed 3/7/14
Bell’s Wheat Love Wheatwine, reviewed 11/6/13
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout,
reviewed 9/14/12
Brooklyn Monster Ale Barleywine (2012), reviewed 1/30/13
Chimay Blue Cap Quadrupel Trappist Ale, reviewed 7/4/13
Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada Life & Limb,
reviewed 1/1/12
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top Imperial Stout, reviewed 12/19/13
Foothills Bourbon Barrel Aged People’s Porter, reviewed 5/12/12
Founders Double Trouble, reviewed 2/2/12
Goose Island 2013 Bourbon County Brand Imperial Stout (14.9% version), reviewed 2/10/14
Goose Island Sofie Farmhouse Ale, reviewed 11/25/13
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale, reviewed 11/9/13
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald,
reviewed 9/21/11
Lagunitas Daytime IPA, reviewed 11/20/12
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, reviewed 1/24/13
Left Hand Oktoberfest, reviewed 11/16/12
Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast, reviewed 8/16/12
Mikkeller Mexas Ranger Spiced Beer, reviewed 6/29/13
New Belgium Snow Day Black Ale, reviewed 12/2/12
NoDa Hop, Drop ‘n Roll IPA, reviewed 11/2/13
No-Li Jet Star Imperial IPA, reviewed 7/28/13
Olde Hickory 2013 Imperial Stout, reviewed 6/24/13
Olde Hickory Saison Gee, reviewed 7/29/12
Sierra Nevada Oatmeal Stout (Beer Camp #45), reviewed 10/8/12
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye, reviewed 2/6/12
Sixpoint 3Beans Baltic Porter, reviewed 8/2/13
Southern Tier 2XRye Imperial IPA, reviewed 12/13/13
Southern Tier IPA, reviewed 12/24/11
Stone Lucky Bastard Ale, reviewed 11/28/12
Stone Ruination IPA, reviewed 7/9/12
Stone Ruination IPA (New 2013 Recipe), reviewed 11/22/13
Surly Coffee Bender Brown Ale, reviewed 3/27/13
The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA, reviewed 3/8/12
Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout, reviewed 7/6/13
Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale, reviewed 8/26/13
Uinta Sea Legs Baltic Porter, reviewed 2/2/13
Victory Old Horizontal Barleywine Style Ale, reviewed 3/31/14
Victory Yakima Glory Ale, reviewed 2/22/13
Wicked Weed Dark Age Rum Stout, reviewed 10/16/13

92 Points

21st Amendment Brew Free! or Die IPA, reviewed 5/31/12
Appalachian Mountain Baba Budan Coffee IPA, reviewed 10/9/13
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, reviewed 7/1/12
Bell’s Expedition Stout, reviewed 12/18/12
Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale, reviewed 2/15/13
Boulevard Dark Truth Imperial Stout, reviewed 12/14/12
Brooklyn Black Ops Russian Imperial Stout (2012), reviewed 6/3/13
Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Pie Porter, reviewed 12/7/12
Clown Shoes Luchador en Fuego Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Imperial Stout, reviewed 8/11/13
Dogfish Head Robert Johnson’s Hellhound On My Ale,
reviewed 12/11/11
Duck-Rabbit Märzen, reviewed 10/14/11
Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room Imperial Stout, reviewed 12/24/13
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Imperial Stout, reviewed 10/7/13
Foothills Bourbon Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout (2013), reviewed 9/20/13
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA, reviewed 7/31/12
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown Ale, reviewed 7/7/12
Fulton War & Peace Russian Imperial Stout, reviewed 9/22/13
Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout, reviewed 8/24/13
Green Flash Rayon Vert Belgian-Style Pale Ale, reviewed 7/26/12
Hi-Wire Bed Of Nails Brown Ale, reviewed 9/16/13
Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale, reviewed 12/25/11
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, reviewed 1/7/12
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale, reviewed 9/3/12
Lakefront Black Friday Imperial India-Style Black Ale (2013), reviewed 2/3/14
Mother Earth Dark Cloud, reviewed 11/11/11
New Belgium Lips of Faith Brett Beer, reviewed 11/12/12
New Belgium Ranger IPA, reviewed 4/12/13
North Coast Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale, reviewed 9/8/12
North Coast Old Rasputin, reviewed 3/25/11
North Coast Old Stock Ale 2012, reviewed 12/16/12
Olde Hickory Oktoberfest Lager, reviewed 10/14/13
Olde Hickory Redeemer Imperial IPA, reviewed 3/22/13
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, reviewed 11/10/11
Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale, reviewed 12/19/12
Pisgah Hellbender Barleywine, reviewed 12/27/13
Pisgah Vortex I Imperial IPA, reviewed 9/18/13
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA (2013, with Mosaic Hops), reviewed 7/8/13
Smuttynose Robust Porter, reviewed 11/23/11
Southern Tier Choklat Imperial Stout, reviewed 2/23/13
Southern Tier Grand Arbor Farmhouse Ale, reviewed 3/22/14
SweetWater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, reviewed 8/25/13
The Bruery Autumn Maple Belgian-Style Brown Ale, reviewed 11/28/13
Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild! Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter, reviewed 8/3/13
Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, reviewed 5/10/12
Unibroue Don De Dieu, reviewed 9/16/11
Westbrook Cap’n Skoon’s Ballistic Stout, reviewed 1/26/13

91 Points

10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter, reviewed 12/8/13
21st Amendment Monk’s Blood,
reviewed 4/28/11
AleSmith Decadence 2013 Anniversary German Doppelbock Lager, reviewed 2/26/14
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, reviewed 6/17/12
Bell’s Consecrator Doppelbock, reviewed 5/8/13
Bell’s Java Stout, reviewed 12/11/12
Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout, reviewed 12/4/12
Big Boss Aces & Ates Coffee Stout, reviewed 10/2/13
Boulevard Single-Wide IPA, reviewed 11/1/12
Boulevard The Sixth Glass Quadrupel, reviewed 11/24/12
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, reviewed 4/19/13
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale, reviewed 3/5/14
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Peruvian Morning Brand Stout, reviewed 4/18/13
Central Waters Illumination Imperial IPA, reviewed 6/14/13
Chimay Red Cap Dubbel Trappist Ale, reviewed 7/2/13
Clown Shoes Pimp Double Brown Ale, reviewed 12/13/12
Dark Horse Artic Dekoorc Eert (Citra Crooked Tree) IPA, reviewed 5/23/13
Epic Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale, reviewed 7/19/13
Epic Hopulent Imperial IPA, reviewed 2/20/13
Flying Fish Belgian Style Dubbel,
reviewed 11/25/11
Founders Harvest Ale, reviewed 11/8/12
Front Street Kama Citra Pale Ale, reviewed 11/9/12
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout, reviewed 4/12/12
Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Imperial IPA, reviewed 3/15/13
Great Lakes Burning River,
reviewed 2/11/11
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA, reviewed 7/13/12
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA, reviewed 5/29/13
Hinterland Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock, reviewed 9/6/13
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale, reviewed 6/12/12
Left Hand Fade To Black, Volume 3, reviewed 11/4/11
Mother Earth Windowpane Series Fig & Raisin Dubbel, reviewed 5/31/13
New Belgium Abbey Belgian-Style Dubbel, reviewed 3/24/14
New Belgium Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale, reviewed 12/24/12
New Glarus Raspberry Tart Fruit Ale, reviewed 5/3/13
New Glarus Thumbprint Apple Ale, reviewed 2/19/14
NoDa Jam Session Pale Ale, reviewed 2/7/14
Sierra Nevada DevESTATEtion Black IPA, reviewed 12/16/13
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, reviewed 3/10/12
Smuttynose Zinneke Belgian Stout, reviewed 3/9/13
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, reviewed 6/7/12
Stone IPA, reviewed 10/3/11
Stone Smoked Porter, reviewed 7/24/12
SweetWater Dank Tank Red Hot Mama Imperial Red Ale, reviewed 11/27/13
SweetWater IPA, reviewed 2/17/12
SweetWater Motor Boat ESB, reviewed 11/3/12
Terrapin Side Project Volume 20 — Dr. Krunkles White Farmhouse IPA, reviewed 11/16/13
Wicked Weed Coolcumber Golden Ale, reviewed 9/15/13

90 Points

Allagash Dubbel Ale, reviewed 1/29/12
Avery The Czar Imperial Stout, reviewed 1/10/14
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA, reviewed 5/20/13
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA,
reviewed 1/22/12
Bell’s Amber Ale,
reviewed 11/27/11
Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale, reviewed 12/12/13
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, reviewed 11/7/12
Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale, reviewed 11/15/12
Devils Backbone Vienna Style Lager, reviewed 8/24/12
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, reviewed 9/10/12
Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter, reviewed 3/2/12
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale, reviewed 4/22/12
Epic Brainless Raspberries Belgian-Style Ale, reviewed 9/7/13
Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA, reviewed 12/29/11
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale, reviewed 5/11/12
Founders Porter, reviewed 6/4/12
Founders Rübæus Raspberry Ale, reviewed 7/9/13
Great Lakes Blackout Stout, reviewed 1/12/13
Green Flash Palate Wrecker Imperial IPA, reviewed 1/31/13
Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged), reviewed 12/22/12
Left Hand Milk Stout, reviewed 12/22/11
Mother Earth Windowpane Series Raspberry Wheat Ale, reviewed 5/4/13
New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA, reviewed 4/13/13
Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen, reviewed 10/13/13
Sierra Nevada IPA (Beer Camp #93), reviewed 8/19/13
Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout, reviewed 12/12/12
SKA Modus Hoperandi IPA, reviewed 10/13/12
Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner, reviewed 9/4/13
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale, reviewed 1/14/13
Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Saison, reviewed 3/1/14
SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange Black IPA, reviewed 7/30/13
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout, reviewed 1/27/12
The Bruery Oude Tart Flanders Red Ale, reviewed 12/6/13
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA, reviewed 4/24/12
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, reviewed 12/28/11