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The Year's Best Beer By Category in 2016

2016's highest rated beers by popular styles. (Issue 28)

As an addendum to our Beers of the Year, we have compiled a list of some of the most populated styles of 2016, as well as some other interesting categories. Cheers and Happy New Year!


Top 10 American IPAs of 2016


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Best IPA of 2016 - Santilli
Night Shift Brewing
Score: 97
 


2. Moirai IPA
FATE Brewing Company
Score: 96
 


3. Rare Trait
Cerebral Brewing
Score: 96
 


4. Duet
Alpine Beer Company
Score: 96
 


5. Suicide Squeeze
Fort George Brewery
Score: 95

6. Alter Ego
Tree House Brewing Co.
Score: 95

7. Stowaway
Baxter Brewing Co.
Score: 95

8. One Hop This Time
Night Shift Brewing
Score: 94

9. Gear Up IPA
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Score: 94

10. The Optimist
Fort George Brewery
Score: 94


Top 10 Double IPAs of 2016


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1. King JJJuliusss
Tree House Brewing Co.
Score: 99
 


2. Mach 10
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Score: 96
 


3. Hopslam
Bell's Brewery
Score: 96
 


4. Decadent Imperial IPA
Ska Brewing Co.
Score: 95
 


5. SFY
Threes Brewing
Score: 95
 


6. Apex
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Score: 95
 


7. Ozark Double IPA 
Ozark Brewing Company
Score: 94
 


8. Nectar & Knife
Triple Crossing Brewing Co.
Score: 94
 


9. 8 Hop IPA
Rogue Ales & Spirits
Score: 94
 


10. 30th Anniversary Double IPA
Summit Brewing Company
Score: 94


Top 10 Specialty IPAs of 2016


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1. Big Guns
Fort George Brewery
Score: 96
 


2. Brewery Lane Series: Imperial White IPA
Breckenridge Brewery
Score: 95
 


3. Grapefruit Sculpin
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Score: 95
 


4. 3rd Anniversary Ale
Roughtail Brewing Company
Score: 95
 


5. Pace Car Racer
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Score: 95
 


6. Mosaicism
Grist Brewig Company
Score: 95
 


7. Watermelon Dorado
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Score: 94
 


8. Rollcage Red
Motorworks Brewing
Score: 93
 


9. Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA
Upland Brewing Co.
Score: 93
 


10. Park
Fort Point Beer Company
Score: 93

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