I think IPS is a pretty established term for somebody who is craving bigger, bolder, more complex, higher ABV, barrel-aged, double, imperial, etc kind of beers while not finding lighter, more sessionable, and classic styles as satisfying. I went through this to an extent this winter. Where I used to love a straightforward brown or porter, I only wanted imperial and BA stouts. Where pale ales and IPAs used to be my go to style, they all seemed boring compared to DIPAs/IIPAs. I've never been big on whale hunting or ticking, I only seemed to be interested in and satisfied by the most extreme examples of every style. But suddenly, I'm going through the opposite. I struggle to get through the Imperial stouts in an hour, the same beers I used to buy all winter. Even my favorite DIPAs/IIPAs seem over the top and sticky. The warm alcoholic tingle I used to enjoy is now feeling like boozy fire in my throat. Even my tolerance has been getting wimpy. I drank one 5% Odell Cutthroat Porter after work and felt enough of a buzz to not want another. My consumption rate hasn't changed, really. One, maybe two 12oz beers a few times a week after work, and maybe a few more on the weekend, depending on what's going on. I'm sure that a large part of it is the season changing. Longer days, the weather is trying to get warmer, and lighter beers are just more appealing. But it seems like my palate is regressing! Has anyone else lost their taste for huge robust complex beers?