Special Report

America’s 40 Most Delicious Beers

10. Two-Hearted Ale
> Style: IPA
> Brewery: Bell’s Brewery
> Location: Comstock, Michigan

This classic IPA, named for the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is well-rounded, fresh, and smooth, with plenty of malt supporting forthright hop aromas and a piney hops flavor.

Source: Courtesy of Russian River Brewing Company

9. Pliny the Younger
> Style: Triple IPA
> Brewery: Russian River Brewing Co.
> Location: Santa Rosa, California

Pliny the Elder (see No. 4) is a double IPA. This piney, floral offering, with a touch of smoothing sweetness, is a triple — made with three times the usual ration of hops.

Source: Photo by Christian C. via Yelp

8. King JJJuliusss
> Style: Double IPA
> Brewery: Tree House Brewing Co.
> Location: Charlton, Massachusetts

Not to be confused with the brewery’s Julius. King Julius, or JJJulius IPAs, this is an immensely rich, hops-forward brew offering a whole bouquet of fruit aromas and a pronounced bitterness in the mouth.

Source: Courtesy of Cigar City Brewing

7. Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
> Style: Imperial stout
> Brewery: Cigar City Brewing
> Location: Tampa, Florida

A rich, thick, black stout, double barrel-aged in rum and apple brandy casks, with cacao nibs, ancho and pasilla chiles, cinnamon, and Madagascar vanilla beans — adding up to a heady (11% ABV) dessert in a glass.

Source: Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

6. Mornin’ Delight
> Style: Imperial stout
> Brewery: Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
> Location: Decorah, Iowa

Imperial stout, rich and well-balanced, brewed with coffee and maple syrup; medium-rich and sweet but not cloying.