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The Best Californian Beers
Rank  Name Score Rate Count Style
1Russian River Pliny the Younger 4.35710Imperial/Double IPA
2AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged 4.32720Imperial Stout
3AleSmith Speedway Stout 4.32468Imperial Stout
4Russian River Pliny the Elder 4.272530Imperial/Double IPA
5Lost Abbey Yellow Bus  4.26108Sour/Wild Ale
6Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus 4.24472Sour/Wild Ale
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak 4.24176Imperial Stout
8Lost Abbey Veritas 004 4.22184Sour/Wild Ale
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak 4.2236Imperial Stout
10Firestone Walker Parabola 4.2942Imperial Stout
11Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel 4.19355Imperial Stout
12Stone Imperial Russian Stout 4.192919Imperial Stout
13AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee 4.19225Imperial Stout
14Russian River Deviation (Bottleworks IX) 4.17247Sour/Wild Ale
15Lost Abbey Cable Car 4.17370Sour/Wild Ale
16North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy Barrel 4.15347Barley Wine
17Russian River Supplication 4.151357Sour/Wild Ale
18Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon Barrel 4.15850Barley Wine
19Lost Abbey Veritas 006 4.14114Sour/Wild Ale
20Russian River Beatification (Batch 001) 4.13222Sour/Wild Ale
21Russian River Consecration 4.131141Sour Red/Brown
22North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout  4.121010Imperial Stout
23AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel Aged 4.12469Scotch Ale
24AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged 4.12604Barley Wine
25Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +) 4.11608Sour/Wild Ale
26Russian River Toronado 20th Anniversary  4.1237Sour Red/Brown
27North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 4.13770Imperial Stout
28FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel 4.1205Imperial Stout
29Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze  4.1446Sour/Wild Ale
30Port Brewing Older Viscosity 4.091015American Strong Ale
31Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2010 4.0967Sour/Wild Ale
32AleSmith IPA 4.091932India Pale Ale (IPA)
33Lost Abbey Deliverance 4.09660American Strong Ale
34Pizza Port Frank Double IPA 4.09197Imperial/Double IPA
35Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand Cru 4.08214Barley Wine
36Stone Enjoy By IPA 4.081368Imperial/Double IPA
37Oggis Hop Whompus 4.0766American Strong Ale
38Firestone Walker Sucaba 4.07768Barley Wine
39Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness 4.07427Imperial/Double IPA
40Russian River Temptation 4.071077Sour/Wild Ale
41AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale Ale 4.071251Imperial/Double IPA
42FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Barrel 4.0798Imperial Stout
43Lost Abbey Veritas 007 4.07152Sour/Wild Ale
44Odonata Rorie’s Ale Batch 001 4.0772Abt/Quadrupel
45AleSmith Decadence 2007 - Barrel Aged  4.06197Imperial/Strong Porter
46Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme 4.061008Sour Red/Brown
47Kern River Citra Double IPA 4.06185Imperial/Double IPA
48Lost Abbey Veritas 003 4.05195Belgian Strong Ale
49Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 4.05219American Strong Ale
50Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa 4.05525Sour/Wild Ale
51The Bruery Black Tuesday Imperial Stout 4.05589Imperial Stout
52AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 4.051293Scotch Ale
53Firestone Walker 13 4.05349American Strong Ale
54AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut 4.0523Imperial Stout
55Ballast Point Victory at Sea  4.051049Imperial/Strong Porter
56Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA 4.041441Imperial/Double IPA
57Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell) 4.0459American Strong Ale
58North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel 4.04404Barley Wine
59Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell) 4.0498Imperial Stout
60Lost Abbey Serpents Stout 4.041006Imperial Stout
61AleSmith Decadence 2005 - Barrel Aged  4.04218Old Ale
62Stone Ruination IPA 4.043503Imperial/Double IPA
63Firestone Walker 12 4.04288American Strong Ale
64AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee 4.04102Imperial Stout
65Russian River Toronado 25th Anniversary 4.04161Sour Red/Brown
66Valley Brew Decadence 12 Cuvee Speciale 4.0473Abt/Quadrupel
67Valley Brew Uberhoppy Imperial IPA 4.04326Imperial/Double IPA
68AleSmith Decadence 2006 4.03359American Strong Ale
69Sante Adairius Saison Bernice 4.03112Saison
70Firestone Walker 15 (XV) 4.03378American Strong Ale
71Firestone Walker 16 (XVI Sixteenth Anniversary Ale) 4.03342American Strong Ale
72Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2013 - 2014 4.0385Sour/Wild Ale
73Pizza Port Le Woody Brune 4.03125Sour Red/Brown
74Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 4.031982India Pale Ale (IPA)
75AleSmith Old Numbskull 4.031311Barley Wine
76Alpine Beer Company Keene Idea 4.0240Imperial/Double IPA
77AleSmith YuleSmith (Winter) Imperial Red Ale 4.021256American Strong Ale
78Lost Abbey Cable Car Kriek (2011) 4.0243Sour/Wild Ale
79FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel 4.02286Imperial Stout
80Firestone Walker 14 4.02384American Strong Ale
81Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Espresso 4.01573Imperial Stout
82AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend with Vietnamese Coffee 4.0131Imperial Stout
83Green Flash Silva Stout 4.01260Imperial Stout
84Stone 6th Anniversary Porter 4.01218Imperial/Strong Porter
85Lost Abbey Sinners Ale 2008 4.01254Sour Red/Brown
86Double Bastard Ale 4.012377American Strong Ale
87Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 03: Pugachev’s Cobra - Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 4.01162Imperial Stout
88Port Brewing Hop 15 41362Imperial/Double IPA
89Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 4536India Pale Ale (IPA)
90Lost Abbey Veritas 010 491Sour/Wild Ale
91Oceanside Ale Works Daliesque 440Lambic Style - Unblended
92Russian River Compunction 4126Sour/Wild Ale
93Sante Adairius West Ashley 495Sour/Wild Ale
94AleSmith Speedway Stout - Chipotle & Morita Peppers 440Imperial Stout
95Stone RuinTen IPA 3.99978Imperial/Double IPA
96The Bruery Chocolate Rain 3.99324Imperial Stout
97Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 3.99198American Strong Ale
98The Bruery Sucré 3.99468Old Ale
99Russian River Blind Pig IPA 3.991270India Pale Ale (IPA)
100Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2011 - 2012 3.99171Sour/Wild Ale


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