the best beers of america

The following are the highest rated beers brewed in America as they appear in the ranks at RateBeer.com. Beer scores are weighted means so that more ratings for a beer increase the score's tendency to the beer's actual mean.

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1Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch   4.4072Imperial Stout
2Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged   4.40208Imperial Stout
3Russian River Pliny the Younger   4.35710Imperial/Double IPA
4Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight   4.35112Imperial Stout
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged   4.32727Imperial Stout
6Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Vanilla Bean)   4.32348Imperial Stout
7Bells Black Note Stout   4.31770Imperial Stout
8AleSmith Speedway Stout   4.302478Imperial Stout
9Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)   4.29615Imperial Stout
10Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)   4.291851Imperial Stout
11Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout   4.291684Imperial Stout
12Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout   4.29824Imperial Stout
13Bells Expedition Stout   4.282758Imperial Stout
14Russian River Pliny the Elder   4.282534Imperial/Double IPA
15Cigar City Final Push Imperial Stout   4.27145Imperial Stout
16Goose Island Bourbon County Stout   4.252535Imperial Stout
17AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak   4.24177Imperial Stout
18Alchemist Heady Topper   4.241173Imperial/Double IPA
19Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA   4.232045Imperial/Double IPA
20Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee   4.22827Imperial Stout
21Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged   4.22135Imperial Stout
22Bells Hopslam   4.212624Imperial/Double IPA
23Surly Darkness   4.21949Imperial Stout
24Deschutes The Abyss   4.201436Imperial Stout
25AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak   4.20236Imperial Stout
26Hill Farmstead Ann   4.2067Saison
27Firestone Walker Parabola   4.20944Imperial Stout
28Perennial Barrel Aged Abraxas   4.20175Imperial Stout
29Hair of the Dog Matt    4.20439American Strong Ale
30Hill Farmstead / Blaugies Le Sarrasin   4.1968Saison
31Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel   4.19355Imperial Stout
32Stone Imperial Russian Stout   4.192924Imperial Stout
33Hill Farmstead Abner   4.18309Imperial/Double IPA
34AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee   4.18228Imperial Stout
35Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock   4.18887Fruit Beer/Radler
36Lost Abbey Cable Car   4.17372Sour/Wild Ale
37Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged    4.162203Imperial Stout
38Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Bomb!    4.16193Imperial Stout
39Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout   4.16382Imperial Stout
40Founders Breakfast Stout   4.153006Imperial Stout
41North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy Barrel   4.15349Barley Wine
42Russian River Supplication   4.151359Sour/Wild Ale
43Hill Farmstead Ephraim   4.15178Imperial/Double IPA
44Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon Barrel   4.15854Barley Wine
45Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5   4.14147Imperial/Double IPA
46Toppling Goliath Assassin   4.14147Imperial Stout
47Hill Farmstead Everett   4.14400Porter
48Toppling Goliath King Sue   4.1472Imperial/Double IPA
49Three Floyds Zombie Dust   4.131123American Pale Ale
50Russian River Consecration   4.131143Sour Red/Brown

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