The Best American Beers

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List Criteria: Vote for the best American ales, stouts, and lagers

List of the best American beers includes some of the best microbrews and widely distributed beers from the US. While Europeans boast tradition and history through their brewing styles and conventions, America boasts pride through audacity, strength, and sheer mass of numbers. Beer is as American as baseball, as football...one could even say that beer is as American as America. Here we have compiled, for your viewing and voting pleasure, the top American brews list. 

American beers are as diverse as their people, with favorites like Anchor Brewery's Anchor Steam beer having as low as 4.8 abv, to brews with obscenely high alcohol content such as Bruery's Chocolate Rain, which boasts a whopping 19.5 abv. Most craft beers in America rank high in alcohol content, seeming to say something of the attitude of Americans in general.

What are your favorite American beers? Many have not been included in this list since the massive amounts of diverse beers would literally drown the page, though users are free to add their favorite beers from America to the list of greatest American beers. So what makes a good American beer? How does American brewing compare to European beers? Favorite types of beer vary greatly, but which American type appeals to the major populace? Submit and vote to turn your opinion into fact!
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    Ballast Point Sulpin IPA 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Beers

    Ballast Point Sulpin IPA 7

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    Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 
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    Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

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    5% alcohol

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    The Alchemist Heady Topper 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Beers

    The Alchemist Heady Topper 8

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    Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Beers

    Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale 6.7

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    Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IP... 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Beers

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 7.2

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    Russian River Supplication 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Beers

    Russian River Supplication 7.75

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    New Belgium 1554 Enlightened B... 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Beers

    New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Black Ale 5.6

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    Founders Harvest Ale 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Beers

    Founders Harvest Ale 7.6

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    North Coast Brewing Le Merle 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Beers

    North Coast Brewing Le Merle

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    Surly CynicAle 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Beers

    Surly CynicAle 6.6

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    Troegs Perpetual IPA 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Beers

    Troegs Perpetual IPA 7.5

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    Mendocino Brewery White Hawk S... 
	is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Beers

    Mendocino Brewery White Hawk Select India Pale Ale (original IPA) 7% alcohol

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    Pranqster Belgian Style Golden... 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Beers

    Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale

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    Manny's Pale Ale 
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    Kern River Citra DIPA 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Beers

    Kern River Citra DIPA 8

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    Acme California Pale Ale 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Beers

    Acme California Pale Ale

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    Green Flash Rayon Vert 
	is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Beers

    Green Flash Rayon Vert 7

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    Blue Point RastafaRye Ale 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Beers

    Blue Point RastafaRye Ale 7.5

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    Nebraska Reserve Series Melang... 
	is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best American Beers

    Nebraska Reserve Series Melange a Trois 10

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    Brooklyn Green Market Wheat 
	is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best American Beers

    Brooklyn Green Market Wheat 5.5

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    Bruery Chocolate Rain 
	is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best American Beers

    Bruery Chocolate Rain 19.5

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    Hill Farmstead Abner 
	is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best American Beers

    Hill Farmstead Abner 8.2

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    Breckenridge Lucky U IPA 
	is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best American Beers

    Breckenridge Lucky U IPA 6.2

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