Highest rated beer in South Dakota

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October 28, 2022
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Highest rated beer in South Dakota

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 South Dakota using ratings from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 beers per brewery were included.

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#14. Canyon Cream Ale

- Rating: 3.17 (109 ratings)
- Type: Cream Ale
- ABV: 5.00%
- Brewery: Crow Peak Brewing
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#13. 11th Hour IPA

- Rating: 3.51 (240 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.50%
- Brewery: Crow Peak Brewing
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BeerAdvocate

#12. Curio

- Rating: 3.56 (26 ratings)
- Type: Berliner Weisse
- ABV: 4.00%
- Brewery: Fernson Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#11. Red Water

- Rating: 3.59 (21 ratings)
- Type: Irish Red Ale
- ABV: 6.50%
- Brewery: Crow Peak Brewing
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BeerAdvocate

#10. Cow Tippah Chocolate Milk Stout

- Rating: 3.5 (10 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 6.30%
- Brewery: Remedy Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#9. Hefe-Metal

- Rating: 3.57 (12 ratings)
- Type: Hefeweizen
- ABV: 5.40%
- Brewery: Remedy Brewing Company
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#8. Lion's Paw Lager

- Rating: 3.71 (46 ratings)
- Type: Vienna Lager
- ABV: 4.60%
- Brewery: Fernson Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#7. Shy Giant

- Rating: 3.71 (43 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Fernson Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#6. Pile O' Dirt Porter

- Rating: 3.75 (188 ratings)
- Type: Robust Porter
- ABV: 6.00%
- Brewery: Crow Peak Brewing
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BeerAdvocate

#5. Queen Bee Imperial Honey Cream Ale

- Rating: 3.75 (21 ratings)
- Type: Cream Ale
- ABV: 6.90%
- Brewery: Remedy Brewing Company
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#4. Milk Stout

- Rating: 3.82 (14 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 5.20%
- Brewery: WoodGrain Brewing Co
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#3. IPA

- Rating: 3.83 (12 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.60%
- Brewery: WoodGrain Brewing Co
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BeerAdvocate

#2. Wagonplane Porter

- Rating: 3.89 (17 ratings)
- Type: American Porter
- ABV: 5.50%
- Brewery: Fernson Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#1. SoDank IPA

- Rating: 4.07 (13 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.80%
- Brewery: Lost Cabin Beer Co.
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