Special Report

America’s 40 Most Delicious Beers

Source: Courtesy of Western Post

35. Elevated IPA
> Style: IPA
> Brewery: La Cumbre Brewing Co.
> Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

IPAs are defined by forthright hops character, but this one takes the concept almost to the limit, with hops, hops, and more hops. Resin, grapefruit, green grass, and more combine in the aroma and on the palate.

Source: Courtesy of Wanderlust Craft Beer & Wine

34. Double Vision
> Style: Doppelbock
> Brewery: Grand Teton Brewing
> Location: Victor, Idaho

A malty, tobacco-box juggernaut with dried fruit character but not too much sweetness.

Source: Courtesy of Cellador Ales

33. Mas
> Style: Saison/farmhouse ale
> Brewery: Cellador Ales
> Location: North Hills, California

This very pretty farmhouse ale, with hints of vanilla, is flavored with nectarines and peaches grown by celebrated Central California organic farmer and author David “Mas” Masumoto.

32. Old Rasputin
> Style: Russian imperial stout
> Brewery: North Coast Brewing Co.
> Location: Fort Bragg, California

Russian stout is produced in a style said to have been developed to please the tsars of the 18th century, dark and high in alcohol (though this one is a comparatively modest 9% ABV). Old Rasputin is full-bodied, malty, and chocolatey, with a hint of bitterness.

Source: Courtesy of Good People Brewing

31. El Gordo
> Style: Russian imperial stout
> Brewery: Good People Brewing Co.
> Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Toasty and powerful (at 13.9% ABV), El Gordo is malty, with flavors of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and oak.

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