Highest rated beer in Massachusetts

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October 28, 2022
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Highest rated beer in Massachusetts

If you drink beer—any beer—you've likely heard of the craft beer revolution, and you likely fall into one of two camps: IPA warrior or lager loyalist. The great thing about a beer-related revolution is that there is no wrong side. Whatever your preference, cheers to you.

The burgeoning brewery business is indeed a revolution by many counts. According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States grew 390% from 2010 to 2020—all while beer consumption, on average, was declining.

Like all revolutions, this, too, began as a desire for change—as an overthrow of the old and the monopolistic. In 2010, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors (formerly MillerCoors), two of the largest beer companies in the world, comprised roughly 77% of total beer sales in the U.S. In 2020, that share was 60%, with smaller brewers claiming a larger share toward the end of the decade.

With a taste of the innovations and variety coming out of craft breweries, consumers are demanding a higher quality product, and are willing to pay more for it. Over the last decade, beer prices have increased by 33%.

If you've ever been curious about which beers are most popular in your home state, we have the answer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated beer in Massachusetts using ratings from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 beers per brewery were included.

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BeerAdvocate

#13. Six Seam

- Rating: 4.48 (60 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: Idle Hands Craft Ales
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#12. Breakfast Exorcism

- Rating: 4.41 (475 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Clown Shoes
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BeerAdvocate

#11. Samuel Adams Utopias

- Rating: 4.47 (2,805 ratings)
- Type: American Strong Ale
- ABV: 28.00%
- Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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BeerAdvocate

#10. Scaled Way Up

- Rating: 4.55 (544 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#9. Fort Point Pale Ale - Galaxy Dry Hopped

- Rating: 4.55 (1,778 ratings)
- Type: American Pale Ale
- ABV: 6.60%
- Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#8. Fort Point Pale Ale - Double Dry Hopped

- Rating: 4.58 (1,770 ratings)
- Type: American Pale Ale
- ABV: 6.60%
- Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#7. Double Dry Hopped Congress Street

- Rating: 4.59 (1,640 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 7.20%
- Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#6. Headroom

- Rating: 4.6 (792 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#5. Juice Machine

- Rating: 4.66 (1,290 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#4. Very GGGreennn

- Rating: 4.68 (423 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.30%
- Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
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#3. Very Hazy

- Rating: 4.68 (1,294 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.60%
- Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#2. King JJJuliusss

- Rating: 4.7 (885 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.40%
- Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#1. King Julius

- Rating: 4.7 (1,554 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company
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