The perfect beer: Some would say such a thing does not exist. Some would say perfection is something one strives for but can never attain. Sound like that someone could use a beer. This month, October found a perfect beer, or, at least, a beer received a perfect score of 100. Without further ado, it’s time to meet said beer and October’s other top-rated beers for the month of July.
“Old Man—brewed in honor of one of the owner’s father—is true to style and a delightful alternative to the hazy IPAs.” —Jared Paventi
“This beer is maybe the most refreshing IPA I've ever had. There is none of the heaviness or sticky mouthfeel you get even with session IPAs.” —Pete Keeley
“Naming a beer after a hop challenges a brewer to make full use of it, and Surly certainly does that with Xtra-Citra.” —Tucker Anders
“Tiny Bomb is highly quaffable while remaining interesting, packing waves of flavor into a low-ABV beer explosion.” —Tucker Anders
“This unique take on the IPA style makes for a memorable flavor ride that is more of a one-and-done brew, meaning Necron 99 is a great candidate for a one beer kind of night.” —Tucker Anders
“It’s a big, fresh pillow of succulence. Press your forehead to the floor and thank the sky sovereigns that this beer exists.” —Jerard Fagerberg
Illustration by Remo Remoquillo