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Your Top 3 Beer Styles

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fx20736, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. surge1311

    surge1311 Savant (395) Rhode Island Oct 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    English BW
    Imp Stout
  2. DIPAs and imperial stouts are easily one and two, respectively. After that its mood based.. Right now, in cold weather, it's Baltic porters. During the summer it was Hell or high watermelon. Mmm golf...
  3. airforbes1

    airforbes1 Savant (260) California Oct 27, 2010

    It changes pretty frequently, but right now I'll say, in no particular order, my favorites are ESB, porter, and dubbel.
  4. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,135) Colorado May 19, 2005 Verified

    Old Ale
    Dark English Mild
    with Quad following very close behind
  5. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (400) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

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  6. jklinck

    jklinck Savant (265) Washington Jul 23, 2007

    German pilsner
  7. hoosier222002

    hoosier222002 Advocate (720) Illinois May 23, 2008 Beer Trader

    Easy number 1 for me is IPA. Stouts would come in second. The third might vary depending on season or mood but I would go with Porters most of the time.
  8. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Savant (425) Indiana Feb 18, 2009 Beer Trader

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  9. Imperial Stout
    Old Ale
  10. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Aficionado (200) North Carolina Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    1. On tap
    2. in a can
    3. in a bottle

    but seriously style wise: Experimental, milk stouts, and just about anything that promises to taste good.
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  11. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poobah (1,030) California Jan 15, 2009 Beer Trader

    Sours/wild ales/gueuze/lambic
    Flemish Oude Bruin
  12. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Aficionado (175) California Jan 3, 2012

    #3: IPA
    #2: DIPA
    #1: TIPA
    [When they figure out how to make a Quad IPA, I'll adjust this list accordingly...]
  13. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (445) Indiana Jun 5, 2012



    Imperial Stout
  14. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (450) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I appreciate and enjoy all beer styles except for light lager, lager and pilsner.
  15. Helles lager
    Stouts of all kind

    Saisons are a close runner up.
  16. frankb34

    frankb34 Savant (265) Massachusetts Sep 10, 2009

    Ipa's, stouts and porters..
  17. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Advocate (730) Pennsylvania Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Flanders Red
    American Wild Ales
    English Barleywine
  18. You get another go. Stouts and Porters are the same style.
    Mild, bitter, stout/porter
  19. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

  20. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (410) Illinois May 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    1. Lambic/sour
    2. Imperial Stout
    3. English Barleywine
  21. Steamer

    Steamer Aficionado (230) Missouri Dec 13, 2012

    If I had to pick 3 they would be porters (most varieties), stouts (same..most varieties), and belgian quad ales.... a close 4th would be farmhouse ales.
  22. I would have to say:

    1. American amber ale
    2. IPA
    3. ESB
  23. The_Birdman

    The_Birdman Initiate (20) Dec 14, 2012

    English Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale

    India Pale Ale
  24. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    1) Stouts/Porters (too similar to count as 2)
    2) Saisons
    3) Brown Ales
  25. atone315

    atone315 Champion (930) Wisconsin Oct 8, 2008 Beer Trader

    1 Barleywine
    2 Stout
    3 Old Ale
  26. As far as those I would drink on a regular basis:


    Maybe a different list if the choice is among styles with the biggest flavor.
  27. Belgian Strong Dark Ale
    Baltic Porter
  28. tone77

    tone77 Champion (750) Pennsylvania May 20, 2009 Beer Trader

  29. SportsandJorts

    SportsandJorts Advocate (675) Virginia Nov 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Old ales
    Imperial Stouts
  30. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Zealot (80) Missouri Jan 20, 2013

    1. Porters and Stouts, esp. Oatmeal and Cream Stouts
    2. Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy
    3. Anything in the Bock family

    Honorable Mention for Bohemian Pilsners
  31. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    American wild ale (read brett fermentations)
    American pale ale

    I really expected to see IRS up there. Wow. Learn something new every day I guess.
  32. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (570) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Belgian Quads
  33. stouts
  34. 510a

    510a Savant (460) Washington Jan 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    All forms IPA/DIPA,BIPA, English,West Coast, you name it

    RIS , especially barrel aged varietals

    Anything with Rye in it
  35. amp138

    amp138 Savant (305) Rhode Island Dec 21, 2011

    IPA - it's my go to style, if I'm buying a six pack of something it's more than likely this

    Stout - another go to style, big stouts always make me smile, and barrel aged stuff is even better

    Saisons - love the distinct flavor of a saison and have been lucky to have great ones by Fantome and Hill Farmstead
  36. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    1. Belgian Strong Dark Ales
    2. Imperial Stouts
    3. Hefeweizens

    (1, 2, and 3 subject to change without notice.)
  37. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (330) Illinois Nov 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    This changes with the seasons for me, but I would have to say:

  38. Lambic (gueuze specifically)
    American sour/wild style
    Flanders red

    Though sometimes barley wine or stout edges in to the #3 spot... usually in the winter when I'm craving those styles :)
  39. mitch3114

    mitch3114 Savant (365) New York Feb 20, 2012

    Imperial Stouts
    Barley wines
    Belgian Strong Dark Ales
  40. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Advocate (580) West Virginia Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Russian imperial stout