This will probably generate a little flamage, but that's cool. It's a perfect 70 degrees and sunny (pretty unusual for my area), and right now I'm enjoying my first Wisdom Seeker, a tasty DIPA that rivals anything else I've ever had in the style. It just might have gone to my head. I've noticed a few trends when I read threads in the Beer Talk forum, and I want to know if I'm totally off base here. So here goes. East Coast BAs favor maltier beers and German styles. West Coast BAs favor hoppier beers and sours. Midwest/Great Lakes BAs favor beers brewed in the Midwest and Great Lakes. Younger BAs tend to favor big, flavorful, high-ABV beers. Older BAs tend to favor milder session beers. Homerism is generally pretty rampant, across the board—but it does seem to be more prevalent in certain regions. Hipsters are, oh so predictably, hipsters. The purpose of this thread is not to generate controversy, or animosity, or anything like that. I am not a troll. Of course there are exceptions to everything stated above, but I think I've provided a fair generalization of a few trends I've observed in the BA forums over the past couple of years. Just for fun, sometimes I read a post and try to guess what region it came from before checking the poster's profile. I tend to be right probably about 75% of the time. Comments? Discuss. Cheers! This should be fun.