Special Report

America’s 40 Most Delicious Beers

Source: Courtesy of Kros Strain Brewing

40. Helles Creek
> Brewery: Kros Strain Brewing (Nebraska)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 3.82 out of 5

A very attractive German-style lager, bright and clear; lightly hopped, with a touch of sweetness.

Source: Courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.

39. All Day IPA
> Brewery: Founders Brewing Company (Michigan)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 3.87 out of 5

Clean, crisp, bright, and well-balanced between hop and malt flavors; the can describes this as a session ale, meaning that its comparatively modest kick (4.70% ABV) makes it easily drinkable in some quantity — all day, as it were.

Source: Courtesy of Sam Adams

38. Samuel Adams Rebel IPA
> Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Massachusetts)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 3.85 out of 5

Plenty of hops in the nose, and good hop and malt character in the mouth; medium-bodied, low-key, and very drinkable.

Source: Courtesy of Bell’s Brewery, Inc.

37. Hopslam Ale
> Brewery: Bell’s Brewery (Michigan)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 4.45 out of 5

Heavily hopped (six different varietals are used), but softened with a touch of honey; intensely fragrant and reasonably potent (10% ABV).

Source: Courtesy of Full Sail Brewing, Inc.

36. Full Sail Pilsner
> Brewery: Full Sail Brewing Company (Oregon)
> Beer Advocate avg. rating: 3.89 out of 5

A bright golden summertime pilsner, grassy, citrusy, crisp, and nicely bitter, with a rich aroma and a clean, dry finish.