Do You Chase the Top 50?

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phaleslu
beers 9017 º places 513 º 10:01 Thu 5/24/2012

I never really chased the Top 50 here in any serious way, but checked it several months ago and realized I was up to 43, which put me into the "Most Top 50 Beers Sampled" list. Since then, I figured I might as well figure out how to get the rest, and have some fun with it.

Sure enough, the Top 50 is a constantly evolving list and I知 back down to 40 (thanks to the Framboos, Whiskey Hunahpu痴, and Wild Turkey Hel & Verdoemenis- I think). However, it looks like I have (or my tasting group has) 6 of my unrated 10 on deck for various tastings, so I could be back up on that list again soon. I have to admit, it痴 been figuring out how to try these and I致e had some great stuff along the way.

So what about the rest of you? Do you chase the Top 50 specifically, or just try to get as much great beer as possible and any Top 50 status is just a happy coincidence?

 
phaleslu
beers 9017 º places 513 º 10:03 Thu 5/24/2012

As another question, which of your unrated Top 50 will be the biggest challenges? For me, it痴 probably going to take some well-timed traveling to ever get a hold of Pliny the Younger, Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout, Zhukov痴 Final Push, or Pilot Series Passionfruit and Dragonfruit Berliner Weisse.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1578 º places 61 º 10:04 Thu 5/24/2012

Haven稚 really checked it in a long time. I知 surprised to see I still have 35/50 and 5 more are on it that I haven in my back log that I will most likely never post on here. I used to enjoy seeking out the top 50, but so much .rar factors into the score that I choose to scroll past.

 
GT2
beers 9411 º places 672 º 10:05 Thu 5/24/2012

Nooooooo...

 
Savvy1982
beers 1705 º places 70 º 10:10 Thu 5/24/2012

I知 chasing my own Top 50: The Top 50 IPAs on Ratebeer. All the fun, but less whale hunting.

Looks like I知 going to be ISO a growler of Fat Heads Headhunter IPA pretty soon.

 
oteyj
beers 2139 º places 14 º 10:10 Thu 5/24/2012

Originally posted by GT2
Nooooooo...


Hahaha

 
CanIHave4Beers
beers 3897 º places 74 º 10:14 Thu 5/24/2012

Originally posted by Savvy1982
I知 chasing my own Top 50: The Top 50 IPAs on Ratebeer. All the fun, but less whale hunting.

Looks like I知 going to be ISO a growler of Fat Heads Headhunter IPA pretty soon.


I want the top 10 IPAs way bad, I知 less ambitious than you sir.

 
Savvy1982
beers 1705 º places 70 º 10:17 Thu 5/24/2012

Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers
Originally posted by Savvy1982
I知 chasing my own Top 50: The Top 50 IPAs on Ratebeer. All the fun, but less whale hunting.

Looks like I知 going to be ISO a growler of Fat Heads Headhunter IPA pretty soon.


I want the top 10 IPAs way bad, I知 less ambitious than you sir.


Of the Top 15 IPAs I知 only missing #12, the abovementioned Head Hunter IPA, and #15 which is Founders Harvest Ale.

 
drowland
beers 7768 º places 242 º 10:18 Thu 5/24/2012

Not exactly, but if they come my way, that痴 cool. Right now I知 on the list with 44. I知 missing Framboos, Passion/Dragon Berliner, Vanilla Bourbon Dark Lord, Old Chimney King Henry Reserve, Heady Topper, and Armand Zomer.

Framboos, Good King Henry, and Zomer are attainable, I知 sure, but I don稚 have the firepower or cash to trade for them.

Heady Topper would be easy to trade for, I知 sure, but I just don稚 feel like dealing with it.

Passion/Dragon I知 hoping to get at the Cajun Sourfest.

Vanilla Bourbon Dark Lord may make a showing at the Great Taste. If not, I値l have to wait until I maybe go to a Dark Lord Day sometime.

So no, I guess, I知 not really chasing them.

 
daknole
beers 10799 º places 460 º 10:21 Thu 5/24/2012

Nope.

 
CanIHave4Beers
beers 3897 º places 74 º 10:22 Thu 5/24/2012

Originally posted by Savvy1982
Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers
Originally posted by Savvy1982
I知 chasing my own Top 50: The Top 50 IPAs on Ratebeer. All the fun, but less whale hunting.

Looks like I知 going to be ISO a growler of Fat Heads Headhunter IPA pretty soon.


I want the top 10 IPAs way bad, I知 less ambitious than you sir.


Of the Top 15 IPAs I知 only missing #12, the abovementioned Head Hunter IPA, and #15 which is Founders Harvest Ale.


Does harvest get bottled these days? I know it has been but I致e never seen that on with mine own two eyes.