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Best Craft Beer of 2012 Poll

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| January 5, 2013 | Comments (144)

thefullpint.com - Best Craft Beer of 20122012 was a huge year for not only the craft beer industry, but for the craft beer drinker.  With so many hits released all last year, we need to ask you: What was the Best Craft Beer of 2012?  We’ve comprised a list of over 50 nominees to choose from, but like in previous years, you are free to WRITE IN YOUR VOTE IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW.

To be eligible in this poll, the beer must have been introduced to the public in 2012, and in most cases, made its bottled/canned debut in 2012.  A quick check on ratebeer.com can give you a good gauge on when a beer was born, piloted then introduced. Voting Ends February 2, 2013 at 5PM PDT!

THE RULES

  • You may vote once, by selecting one of the beers on the list.
  • Should the beer you want to vote for not be on the list, you may write it in IF..
  • The beer made its debut in 2012.
  • New Belgium Brewing - Snapshot Wheat
  • “Rallying the troops” is encouraged. Tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Please don’t cheat. If you are having troubles, please contact us.
  • Cheering on a beer doesn’t equal a vote. A complaint doesn’t equal a vote.
  • If a particular beer gets written in multiple times, we may add it to the list with tally.

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The Winner Is Pipeworks Citra Ninja as of 5PM PDT.  Congrats Speech and analysis forthcoming.

What is The Best Craft Beer of 2012?

  • Pipeworks Citra Ninja (15%, 4,688 Votes)
  • Saranac White IPA (14%, 4,588 Votes)
  • Stone Enjoy By IPA (9%, 2,833 Votes)
  • Firestone Wookey Jack (8%, 2,573 Votes)
  • Boulevard Love Child No. 2 (6%, 1,804 Votes)
  • Lagunitas Daytime (6%, 1,782 Votes)
  • Saint Arnold Endeavour (5%, 1,743 Votes)
  • New Glarus Serendipity Happy Accident Ale (4%, 1,215 Votes)
  • Elevation Apis IV (3%, 897 Votes)
  • Firestone XVI (3%, 808 Votes)
  • Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary (3%, 799 Votes)
  • Lakewood The Temptress (2%, 589 Votes)
  • Oskar Blues Deviant Dales IPA (2%, 485 Votes)
  • Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA (1%, 312 Votes)
  • Bootlegger's Imperial Phoenix (1%, 298 Votes)
  • Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary (1%, 291 Votes)
  • Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout (1%, 290 Votes)
  • Cigar City Cucumber Saison (1%, 269 Votes)
  • Founders Bolt Cutter (1%, 251 Votes)
  • Bear Republic Racer X (1%, 229 Votes)
  • Upland Sour Reserve (1%, 218 Votes)
  • New Belgium Lips of Faith - Tart Lychee (1%, 218 Votes)
  • Green Flash Rayon Vert (1%, 216 Votes)
  • Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout (1%, 211 Votes)
  • SweetWater 15th Anniversary Ale (1%, 209 Votes)
  • Russian River Row 2 Hill 56 (1%, 201 Votes)
  • Bell's Black Note Stout (1%, 199 Votes)
  • AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2010 (1%, 194 Votes)
  • Hill Farmstead Mimosa (1%, 179 Votes)
  • Alpine Double Nelson (1%, 174 Votes)
  • Full Sail LTD 06 (1%, 170 Votes)
  • Hoppin' Frog Hopped Up Goose Juice (1%, 168 Votes)
  • Surly SYX (1%, 163 Votes)
  • Dogfish Head Positive Contact (0%, 157 Votes)
  • Steel Toe Before the Dawn (0%, 149 Votes)
  • Russian River Toronado 25 (0%, 146 Votes)
  • Upland Gilgamesh (0%, 132 Votes)
  • Squatter’s Radio From Hell Red As Hell Ale (0%, 125 Votes)
  • The Bruery Sans Pagaie (0%, 124 Votes)
  • Golden Road Point The Way IPA (0%, 121 Votes)
  • Drake's Hopocalypse Black Label (0%, 120 Votes)
  • Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead (0%, 120 Votes)
  • Odell Woodcut No. 6 (0%, 120 Votes)
  • Crooked Stave WWWG (0%, 116 Votes)
  • Deschutes/Hair of the Dog Conflux No. 1 - Collage (0%, 115 Votes)
  • 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand and Tommy (sic) (0%, 112 Votes)
  • Smuttynose Strawberry Short Weiss (0%, 110 Votes)
  • Logsdon Seizoen Bretta (0%, 107 Votes)
  • Surly Bandwagon IPA (0%, 106 Votes)
  • Funkwerks Solstice (0%, 104 Votes)
  • Kern River Dirty Hippie (0%, 96 Votes)
  • Drake's Aroma Prieta (0%, 96 Votes)
  • DuClaw HERO Chocolate Chipotle Imperial Stout (0%, 93 Votes)
  • Uinta Birthday Suit (0%, 84 Votes)

Total Voters: 31,717

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144 Responses to “Best Craft Beer of 2012 Poll”

  1. D-Stylz #

    Firestone Walker XVI

    February 26, 2013 at 4:38 am
  2. Andrew Nixon #

    Racer X (Bear Republic)

    February 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm
  3. Firestone Double Dba

    February 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm
  4. CaseyAnn #

    Surly Cacao Bender

    February 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm
  5. Jo Ann Collins #

    Firestone Walker Wookey Jack

    February 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  6. HB #

    saranac white ipa

    February 3, 2013 at 3:41 am
  7. jar #

    On the Wings of Armageddon by DC Brau with Wookie Jack as a close 2nd

    February 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm
  8. Aaron #

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja!

    February 2, 2013 at 4:53 am
  9. rodney b #

    Amazing beer Pipeworks Citra Ninja smooth tasting goodness

    February 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm
  10. Jaay #

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja

    February 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm
  11. Krista Grimes #

    Saint Arnold Endeavour

    February 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm
  12. Jared #

    Bourbon Barrel Batch 9000

    February 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm
  13. Andy #

    Citra ninja

    February 1, 2013 at 10:29 am
  14. Cloud9ne #

    Pipeworks citra ninja

    February 1, 2013 at 10:20 am
  15. Joe Roe #

    Firestone Walker Wookey Jack, 100 cases could not break my back,
    Wookey Jack Wookey Jack. Ive cast my vote and theres no looking back,
    keep it coming Wookey Jack,
    Firestone Walker Wookey Jack

    February 1, 2013 at 9:51 am
  16. Justin #

    Lakewood the temptress

    February 1, 2013 at 8:39 am
  17. Pipeworks Citra Ninja

    January 27, 2013 at 1:02 pm
  18. Fitz #

    St Arnold endeavor

    January 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm
  19. steph #

    Rogue Ales – Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am
  20. Deep Ellum – Wealth & Taste deserves a spot!
    http://www.deepellumbrewing.com/beer/

    January 24, 2013 at 10:49 am
  21. Ken #

    West Sixth IPA, Lexington KY

    January 21, 2013 at 8:30 am
  22. Jonathan Gantz #

    ELEVATION FIRST CAST IPA!!! if your ever in the Salida / Poncha Springs, CO area, or skiing at Monarch Mountain, stop by the Elevation tasting room. These guys are awesome and first cast IPA should be on this list. -Cheers!

    January 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm
  23. drinkytoes #

    Sun King Brewing Co. – Velvet Fog gets my vote!

    January 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm
  24. Paccamacca #

    If Saranac white IPA is so good, why does it only get a pathetic 77 on Ratebeer?! Because of hype cheating…
    Wookey Jack should obviously be the winner…

    January 18, 2013 at 8:47 pm
  25. Jason w #

    I vote for Schlafly Tasmanian IPA

    January 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm
  26. Mikkellers Black Hole!

    January 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm
  27. double_dry_hopped #

    2012 Churchills Finest Hour. No contest.

    January 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm
  28. Jessica #

    WTF?? WHERE IS SOCIETE???

    The Harlot!!!!!! Best most complex tasty beer to come out of San Diego in a long time.

    Jessica

    January 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm
  29. Rik Marley #

    Flying Goose Brew Pub: Biere de Abstrakt

    January 18, 2013 at 8:09 am
  30. Nathan #

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja!!!

    January 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm
  31. Stephanie #

    Lucky Town Ballistic Blonde!

    January 17, 2013 at 11:25 am
  32. NOLA Brewing Mechahopzilla.

    January 17, 2013 at 11:06 am
  33. Joe lynn #

    Saranac White IPA!

    January 17, 2013 at 9:48 am
  34. chris #

    St. Arnold’s Endeavor

    January 17, 2013 at 9:31 am
  35. Frank Guerrero #

    Societe Brewing – The Pupil!

    January 17, 2013 at 9:17 am
  36. Jonelle #

    Stone 16th Anniversary

    January 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm
  37. Yazoo Fortuitous

    January 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm
  38. Sam #

    Lakewood the temptress

    January 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm
  39. KenK #

    Sixpoint Resin

    January 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm
  40. Jerry #

    Sixpoint Resin

    January 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  41. Joe #

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja for sure

    January 16, 2013 at 10:11 am
  42. Matt #

    Deep Ellum IPA out of Dallas – unbelievable IPA, well balanced and an immediate force to be reckoned with

    January 16, 2013 at 10:03 am
  43. Sarah harron #

    My vote is 100% for Lakewood brewing the temptress!!!! Soooo good

    January 16, 2013 at 6:17 am
  44. Joe L #

    I vote for Saranac White IPA. That stuff is amazing.

    January 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  45. Jared #

    My vote goes to Elevation Apis IV!

    January 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm
  46. thesanedude #

    Schmaltz Sweet 16!

    January 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm
  47. Ron #

    wow – i’ve a bunch of beers to chk out – but damnation 23 is rather awesome aswell as Pliny -

    January 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm
  48. Imat #

    Vote for the refreshing Citra Ninja from Chicago’s new brewery, Pipeworks!

    January 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm
  49. Imat #

    Vote for the refreshing new brewery, Pipeworks!
    Citra Ninja is genius at play

    January 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm
  50. Black Diamond RAMPAGE DIPA

    January 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm
  51. Mermaid #

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja!

    January 14, 2013 at 9:43 am
  52. barscoach #

    Pipeworks citra ninja

    January 14, 2013 at 7:08 am
  53. Victory Ranch 2X IPA

    January 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm
  54. Cindy #

    I see I’m not the only one to notice that there is no link to actually vote on this page. Please add one, or else explain how one casts a vote!

    January 13, 2013 at 10:51 am
  55. Sam #

    Against The Grain/ De Molen “Bo & Luke”

    January 13, 2013 at 10:25 am
  56. J. Rice #

    Claremont Craft Ales Jacaranda IPA…I’m craving one right now.

    January 13, 2013 at 12:17 am
  57. Jack Christina #

    Fireston Walker Double DBA – best barrel aged beer of this or any year.

    January 12, 2013 at 9:02 am
  58. Crispin G #

    Saint Arnold’s Bishops Barrel #1 was my favorite in 2012.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:40 am
  59. Dan #

    Mike,
    The cream rises to the top in most cases, and I believe this might be one of them. If we only chose ten, we’d have a zillion write ins to track. This was easier, and gives more peoples opinions to be quickly heard.

    January 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm
  60. Mike #

    Your poll has way too many choices on it for it to be meaningful.

    January 11, 2013 at 11:59 am
  61. Nick #

    Definitely Elevation’s Apis IV! Yum.

    January 11, 2013 at 10:58 am
  62. Domie #

    New Glarus, Serendipity!

    January 11, 2013 at 10:55 am
  63. Glen #

    New Glarus Serendipity

    January 11, 2013 at 9:26 am
  64. Kay #

    New Glarus Serendipity – yum!

    January 11, 2013 at 9:05 am
  65. Larry #

    Roble’d – Claremont Craft Ales

    January 11, 2013 at 9:02 am
  66. Ed #

    Swamp Head Brewery Catherine’s Inspiration

    January 11, 2013 at 8:46 am
  67. Gerald #

    Cucumber Saison – Cigar City Brewing

    January 11, 2013 at 8:22 am
  68. lcstech #

    New Glarus Serendipity

    January 11, 2013 at 8:21 am
  69. Amy G. #

    Cigar City Cucumber Saison

    January 11, 2013 at 8:21 am
  70. Dave #

    New Glarius

    January 11, 2013 at 8:20 am
  71. Brendon #

    Jacaranda IPA – Claremont Craft Ales

    January 10, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  72. ab462 #

    Boulevard Love Child #2

    January 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  73. Andrew Olsen #

    Boulevard Love Child No. 2

    January 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  74. Bob Phillips #

    Vote for Lakewood Tempetress had it a Saucer on the Lake and Jack Mac Swill and Grill. Need more of it!

    January 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm
  75. P #

    Hooked on Jacaranda IPA-Claremont Craft Ale!!

    January 10, 2013 at 10:31 am
  76. Claire #

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja

    January 10, 2013 at 10:28 am
  77. TreeOfLife #

    Claremont Craft Ales Roble’d

    January 10, 2013 at 10:27 am
  78. Drew #

    Little Hump Spring Ale

    January 10, 2013 at 9:14 am
  79. Jerbone #

    Saint Arnold Endeavour

    We may not have a shuttle but we have the best damn beer!

    January 10, 2013 at 9:04 am
  80. jmditch #

    Oskar Blues Deviant Dales IPA

    January 10, 2013 at 9:03 am
  81. Nate #

    Nitro Hop Woopin’ – O’so Brewing Company (Plover, Wi)

    January 10, 2013 at 8:53 am
  82. Double Dude IPA, Claremont Craft Ales

    January 10, 2013 at 8:38 am
  83. craftbeertim #

    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA!

    January 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm
  84. Lakewood Brewing Company’s Temptress! DELICIOUS!!!

    January 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm
  85. Marc #

    Deep Ellum IPA

    January 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm
  86. Kurtis #

    Boulevard Love Child #2 was one of the best beers I’ve ever had

    January 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm
  87. Miranda #

    my vote goes to Revolver Brewing Blood & Honey

    January 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm
  88. My write-in vote goes to Tin Roof Beer’s delicious Parade Ground Coffee Porter. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a local brew, and my only disappointment is that it’s a seasonal brew, not year-’round.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm
  89. Deep Ellum Brewery – Pollenator

    January 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm
  90. John #

    Stone EnjoyBy

    January 9, 2013 at 5:15 am
  91. Jim #

    Troegs Pepetual IPA or Troegs 12-12-12 Impending Descent

    January 9, 2013 at 4:43 am
  92. Amanda #

    Pipeworks citrus ninja

    January 9, 2013 at 4:38 am
  93. Crooked Stave Persica

    January 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm
  94. Tonybagz #

    Societe – Pupil

    January 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm
  95. Adam #

    I kept on buying more and more of Daytime IPA, didn’t hurt that the wife loved it as well!

    January 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm
  96. Joe #

    While I’ve had quite a few on the list and most are amazing, I feel Citra Ninja stood out the most among them.

    January 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm
  97. Kyle #

    Elevation Beer Co Apis IV

    January 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm
  98. Summer c #

    Elevation Apis IV, of course…. Not one better!

    January 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm
  99. Chris Schaffner #

    Sixpoint Resin!

    January 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm
  100. gbugarin #

    Lips of Faith Super IPA wasn’t on the list so I voted for Runiation 10th.

    January 8, 2013 at 11:59 am
  101. Jim L #

    Logsdon Peche n’ Brett.

    January 8, 2013 at 11:15 am
  102. NoSignsOfPain #

    t’was a difficult decision… but Row 2 gets my vote
    BUT ARMAND AND TOMMY IS SO GOOD.

    January 8, 2013 at 10:59 am
  103. Alex #

    Should be Crooked Stave WWBG, not WWWG. And that, indeed, was my favorite.

    January 8, 2013 at 10:50 am
  104. Write in vote for Parish Grand Reserve Barleywine!

    January 8, 2013 at 10:46 am
  105. DJButters #

    Lots of good beer on the list but Drie Fonteinen Oude Golden Geueze gets the nod

    January 8, 2013 at 10:23 am
  106. Rachel #

    Citra ninja!!!

    January 8, 2013 at 4:23 am
  107. Jennifer Medlin #

    I vote for Lagunitas Daytime.

    January 8, 2013 at 3:03 am
  108. Matt #

    Founder’s Curmudgeon’s Better Half

    January 8, 2013 at 2:39 am
  109. Christine #

    Anchor Zymaster Series – California Lager

    January 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm
  110. Tyler #

    Sixpoint Resin is amazingly good!

    January 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm
  111. Lester #

    Lagunitas Daytime

    January 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm
  112. I hereby vote for Lagunitas Daytime as the finest craft beer introduced in 2012. May she come back to us in the summer of ’13!

    January 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm
  113. Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 1

    January 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm
  114. Hard choices…. loved the Simtra but could not have more than one due to the abv… however, I could drink Daytime early and often, less than 5%, great hops aroma and flavor, crisp carbonation and it went down smoothly, so I voted for it.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm
  115. Jessica #

    Saint Arnold Endeavour

    January 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  116. StarsUponThars #

    Russian River Brux!

    January 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm
  117. mmmmbeer #

    None of the above….Boneyard Hop Venom IPA

    January 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm
  118. josh #

    Dogfish head positive contact

    January 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm
  119. Phil Savage #

    Crooked Stave Persica

    January 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm
  120. mark #

    endevour is awesome stuff

    January 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm
  121. Paige #

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja!

    January 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm
  122. Christopher Woods #

    Saint Arnold Endeavor.

    January 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm
  123. 713 #

    uh so how do i vote?

    January 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm
  124. Stephen #

    Saint Arnold Endeavor

    January 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm
  125. ryan #

    Saint Arnold Endeavour is the best Craft Beer!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm
  126. Peticolas Great Scot!

    January 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm
  127. Kyle #

    Saint Arnold Endeavor!

    January 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm
  128. Jehebert80 #

    Saint Arnold’s Bishops Barrell Select #1 – AWESOME-SAUCE!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm
  129. Amy #

    St. Arnold Endeavor

    January 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm
  130. Jay #

    St. Arnold’s Endeavor

    January 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm
  131. Jay #

    St. Arnold’s Endeavour

    January 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm
  132. Saint Arnold Endeavour!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:51 am
  133. Jqnfortiz #

    St Arnold’s endeavour is my pick!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:22 am
  134. Alannah #

    It should be Elevation Apis IV (no “L” in Apis), I believe. That was my vote!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:55 am
  135. Don #

    Wookey Jack, although I haven’t had many on this year’s list.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:54 am
  136. BeerJosh #

    Eagle Rock Brewery Deuce

    January 7, 2013 at 12:51 am
  137. Wes #

    Amazing beer.

    January 6, 2013 at 5:09 am
  138. Funk'n Wild #

    Crooked Stave Persica

    January 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  139. filmFJP #

    How do you vote?

    January 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

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