Highest rated beer in North Carolina

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October 28, 2022
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Highest rated beer in North Carolina

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 North Carolina using ratings from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 beers per brewery were included.

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#30. Querido Y Perdido

- Rating: 4.26 (73 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Casita Brewing Company
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#29. Griddle

- Rating: 4.24 (134 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Burial Beer Co.
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#28. The Amen Break

- Rating: 4.36 (23 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: New Anthem Beer Project
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#27. The Vapors

- Rating: 4.37 (22 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: New Anthem Beer Project
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#26. Up All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

- Rating: 4.25 (105 ratings)
- Type: Imperial Porter
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Triple C Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#25. Stranger Clouds

- Rating: 4.36 (26 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.60%
- Brewery: Heist Brewery
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#24. The Miller's Toll

- Rating: 4.28 (71 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 9.10%
- Brewery: Raleigh Brewing Company
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#23. Seasoned Skillet

- Rating: 4.32 (40 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.00%
- Brewery: Burial Beer Co.
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#22. Sexual Chocolate - Barrel-Aged - Coffee Infused

- Rating: 4.33 (36 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 9.60%
- Brewery: Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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#21. Jade IPA

- Rating: 4.24 (1,109 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.40%
- Brewery: Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#20. Kitten Biscuit

- Rating: 4.32 (49 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 9.00%
- Brewery: Wilmington Brewing Company
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#19. Neon God

- Rating: 4.34 (48 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.30%
- Brewery: New Anthem Beer Project
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#18. Hop, Drop 'n Roll

- Rating: 4.27 (2,084 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.20%
- Brewery: NoDa Brewing Company
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#17. Collaboration Without Representation

- Rating: 4.32 (88 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.80%
- Brewery: Deep River Brewing Co.
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#16. Lindley Park

- Rating: 4.28 (1,083 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Olde Hickory Brewery
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#15. Olde Rabbit's Foot

- Rating: 4.3 (490 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.13%
- Brewery: Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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#14. Dark Age

- Rating: 4.3 (571 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.90%
- Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing
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#13. Drunken Vigils Breakfast Stout

- Rating: 4.39 (51 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.80%
- Brewery: Southern Pines Brewing Company
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#12. Appalachian Walker

- Rating: 4.4 (64 ratings)
- Type: English Barleywine
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Olde Hickory Brewery
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#11. Golden Angel

- Rating: 4.36 (251 ratings)
- Type: Wild Ale
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#10. Framboos Morte

- Rating: 4.39 (140 ratings)
- Type: Wild Ale
- ABV: 7.70%
- Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing
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#9. Sexual Chocolate - Barrel-Aged

- Rating: 4.36 (1,284 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 9.60%
- Brewery: Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#8. The Event Horizon

- Rating: 4.36 (1,844 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.25%
- Brewery: Olde Hickory Brewery
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#7. Blurred Up

- Rating: 4.45 (53 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.40%
- Brewery: Heist Brewery
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#6. Maceo

- Rating: 4.4 (129 ratings)
- Type: Wild Ale
- ABV: 8.60%
- Brewery: Green Man Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#5. Über Quench'l

- Rating: 4.45 (62 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: Heist Brewery
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#4. Angel Of Darkness

- Rating: 4.4 (178 ratings)
- Type: Wild Ale
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing
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#3. Blurred Is The Word

- Rating: 4.42 (110 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.80%
- Brewery: Heist Brewery
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#2. Red Angel

- Rating: 4.45 (310 ratings)
- Type: Wild Ale
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing
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#1. CitraQuench'l

- Rating: 4.5 (363 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 7.10%
- Brewery: Heist Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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