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Do You Chase the Top 50?


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phaleslu 6790:426
Nice- just got back from lunch and am happy to see this got some discussion going. Lot of good points. I agree that the endeavor is a little silly and probably wonít be completely fulfilling when and if I actually achieve it, but itís also a lot of fun. And while the Top 50 here doesnít precisely line up with my favorites, I havenít disliked any and have also found a lot of my own favorites along the way at tastings and whatnot. Also, Iíd have a lot less if it werenít for the incredible generosity of other RB members and my tasting group- from the top 50, my own top 50, and in general.

As for top 50 lists for individual styles, I donít check those as often but have a pretty good rate for a lot of them. The only hole in my styles is Sake- I havenít had one, ever.
5/24/2012 11:42:15 AM

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pepsican 1451:53
Ever chug some ale and chase some tail?
5/24/2012 11:44:28 AM

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hopscotch 9487:243
I chase good beer and Iíve always used the ratebeer Top 50-100 as a resource. Itís as good as any.
5/24/2012 11:44:51 AM

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BBB63 6152:139
Originally posted by after4ever
Not anymore. Burned out on trading. Barely even go to special release parties anymore.

These days, just trying new stuff thatís fresh or available on the shelves is satisfying enough. Mix in an old favorite here and there and life is sweet.

Oddly, this doesnít work out to be quite as big a cost savings as ya might hope.


Originally posted by tytoanderso
I was a ruthless and notorious Top 50 chaser for years. Relentless. Iíd stop at nothing to tick them all.

Then I did. All 50. I thought Iíd feel a massive sense of accomplishment. I didnít.

So happy to have that phase out of my system.

To each their own.


^^ These pretty much sum it up for me. ^^
5/24/2012 11:50:56 AM

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adnielsen 9449:422
I fairly actively attempt to track down top 50 wheat beers. The rankings give a pretty good suggestion to me if I will like them, but I find it comical that New Glarus Laughing Fox is the top rated Kristallweizen in the world, ahead of Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier no less.
5/24/2012 11:51:06 AM

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miketd 125
Originally posted by pepsiedcan
ISO: Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA


I can hook you up. Need a growler or bottles? Bottles will be out in a couple weeks(or sooner).
5/24/2012 11:53:25 AM

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pepsican 1451:53
I could do either but a growler would be preferred. Not sure what I can give in return.
5/24/2012 11:54:39 AM

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BBB63 6152:139
Originally posted by daknole
Nope.


1 daknole Arizona USA 50

They just find you I guess

Surprised I am still in the top 50 of top 50 beers rated with 41.
Guess a certain FLA brewer has not been making a bunch of one-offs lately.

5/24/2012 11:56:01 AM

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Savvy1982 1705:70
Originally posted by miketd
Originally posted by pepsiedcan
ISO: Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA


I can hook you up. Need a growler or bottles? Bottles will be out in a couple weeks(or sooner).


Any chance you could help me out as well?
5/24/2012 11:56:15 AM

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miketd 125
^ Iím not too worried about it. Send me your info.
5/24/2012 11:56:28 AM

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