Starting a little late, but I have tomorrow off. Went on to Ebay, bought a bottle of Westvleteren 12 and a regulation glass. Should be an interesting post in a couple of weeks.
1) Sierra Nevada Early Spring Beer - Nice light beer (ABV 5.9%). I think the Gator has it right that the Sierra Nevada brand should be your normal drinking beer. Have yet to see the Torpedo though.
2) Southern Tier Brewing - Oak Aged Unearthly IPA. 11% ABV - Obviously big but very smooth. I like Southern Tier I might take a ride up there.
3) Stone Brewing - Ruination IPA - One of the good things about working in NYC is getting beers that you can't get in CT. 7.7% ABV - a bit more of a bite than the Southern Tier offering above. This has prompted a comparison with a Dogfish 90. Dogfish wins, much smoother!
4) Left Hand Brewing - Saw tooth Ale Another mild ale, thank god!