Special Report

America's 40 Most Delicious Beers

Source: Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

20. King Sue
> Brewery: Toppling Goliath Brewing Company (Iowa)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.62 out of 5

Quintessential IPA, bitter, citrusy, herbaceous, and floral.

Source: Goose Island Beer Co.

19. Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
> Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co. (Illinois)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.67 out of 5

Malty and dark, with hints of bourbon and an aromatic infusion of Intelligentsia coffee beans.

Source: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

18. Parabola Russian Imperial Stout
> Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. (California)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.61 out of 5

From a Central Coast wine country brewery founded by a scion of the Firestone Tire (and winery) family and later bought by the major Belgian brewery Duvel Moortgat; dark, malty, and velvety smooth; aged for a year in bourbon barrels.

Source: Courtesy of Hill Farmstead Brewery

17. Abner
> Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery (Vermont)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.63 out of 5

A double-hopped IPA, floral and fruity, with a crisp finish but not much hoppy bitterness.

Source: Courtesy of Funky Buddha Brewery

16. Morning Wood
> Brewery: Funky Buddha Brewery (Florida)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.65 out of 5

An assertive (12% alcohol by volume) porter, bourbon-barrel-aged and flavored with coffee, bacon, and maple syrup.