Special Report

America's 40 Most Delicious Beers

Source: Surly Brewing

40. Todd The Axe Man
> Brewery: Surly Brewing Co. (Minnesota)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.46 out of 5

Originally made in collaboration with Denmark’s Amager Brewery; described by Surly as “not quite a West Coast [i.e., heavily hopped] IPA;” intensely flavorful and full of fruity hops flavors.

Source: Fat Head's Brewery

39. Hop JuJu Imperial IPA
> Brewery: Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon (Ohio/Pennsylvania)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.46 out of 5

Rich and heady, with intense resiny hops flavor.

Source: Peter Anderson / Flickr

38. Hopslam Ale
> Brewery: Bell’s Brewery (Michigan)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.46 out of 5

Very aromatic and reasonably potent (10% alcohol by volume); heavily hopped but softened slightly with a touch of honey.

Source: Prairie Artisan Ales

37. Bomb!
> Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales (Oklahoma)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.50 out of 5

A high-alcohol (13%), complexly flavored stout, aged with the addition of chocolate, coffee, vanilla beans, and ancho chiles.

Source: Funky Buddha Brewery

36. Wide Awake It’s Morning
> Brewery: Funky Buddha Brewery (Florida)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.53 out of 5

Breakfast in a bottle, flavored with coffee and maple-cured bacon — a malty, lightly smoky, heavier version of the brewery’s popular Maple Bacon Coffee Porter.