Beer styles you disliked, but like now.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by missdawn, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Definately IPA. I seriously could not stand it 10 years ago. Now I'm quite fond of it .
  2. TastyAdventure

    TastyAdventure Disciple (393) Nov 13, 2012 Kentucky

    DFH 60 min blew me away. i too am now open to IPAs
  3. BlowstotheBody

    BlowstotheBody Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Florida

    I've got to say IPA as well. I had no love for the hops to begin with. Just too bitter and abrasive for my taste. Titan IPA and DFH 60/90 really got the ball rolling for me.
  4. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia
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    I drain poured my first old rasputin...shame on me, what an enjoyable beer and style.
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,566) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Anything with a noticeable amount of hops.
  6. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (420) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    It was stouts for me..Im still getting into them,but when I had DarkHorse BB Plead the 5th, I was hooked
  7. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Used to dislike most adjunct lagers. Now I actually hate the taste of most of them.
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  8. WotanMitUns

    WotanMitUns Initiate (145) Dec 20, 2012 Alaska

    Porters and stouts, didn't care for the roasty coffee-esque flavors at first. Now I love them.
  9. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    IPA. It was actually a double IPA that got me hooked. Oakshire The Perfect Storm. It's the first beer where the citrusy/floral flavors became noticeable for me.
  10. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Smoked beers,still in the learning process,and as Herrburgess states " You need to drink 5 or 6 at a time'
  11. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (395) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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    IPAs. 5 years ago or so I did not care for them one bit. DFH 90 minute, among others very much changed my mind.

    Sours may fall into that category as well, but I think everyone probably takes some time getting used to them.
  12. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    IPA's and sours for me. The first ipa that I enjoyed a lot was probably victory hop devil. It has enough malt to get malt lovers into the beer with a ton of hops too. For sours, the one that really got me into (some) of them was Oro de Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin.
  13. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    I was never a big fan of Scotch Ale/Wee-Heavy when I first got into craft. Too heavy and malty for my taste. Now I cannot get enough of them. Scotty Karate and Dirty Bastard are two of my go-to beers no matter what time of year.
  14. BigB415

    BigB415 Initiate (190) Aug 24, 2010 California
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    When I first started out I only liked the lighter beers and thought stouts and barley wines tasted horrible. Now stouts are my favorite style and I will try anything stout related and any barley wine and I don't like the lighter stuff like lagers anymore.
  15. Beejay

    Beejay Poo-Bah (2,036) Dec 29, 2008 Virginia

    Pilsner. And Sam Adams noble pils turned me around.. I'm still not a big fan or Prima Pils, but I like SA Noble pils so much that I actually brewed my first pilsner this summer..
  16. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    I still hate them. What was your turning point?
  17. UshertheravenIPA

    UshertheravenIPA Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey

    Belgian Quads. The first few I couldn't take because of the alcohol being so upfront. Now they are right at the top of my list.
  18. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (326) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    I used to not care too much for stouts or porters. But now I have found that I enjoy them if they have flavors added to them like vanilla, coffee, mocha, or maybe smoked. Plus I didn't drink many IPA's in the past. But now I really enjoy the massive hop blast you get with them.
  19. Chaney

    Chaney Poo-Bah (2,035) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    Honestly, I stayed away from them for years and just decided to try one one day. My tastes have just changed/evolved. Nothing profound, it was just that simple. The same thing happens to me with food. Lots of foods such as guacamole, steak, sweet potatoes, and many others that used to hate growing up are now ones that I go to often.
  20. Bejam813bucs

    Bejam813bucs Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2011 Florida

    For me it's quads. Now thats what I seem to be pulled to at the stores.
  21. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    IPAs. Used to hate anything too hoppy, but Two Hearted slapped me in the face and told me to stop being a pussy. I love a pretty wide variety of them now.

    Still can't get into Barleywines.
  22. dubinsky

    dubinsky Disciple (390) Sep 16, 2009 California
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    I avoided barley wines due to their overly high abv and sweetness, but now I really enjoy them. Also i avoided lagers and pilsners because I thought they all tasted like AAL. I find myself really enjoying all of these as long they are really well made and flavorful.
  23. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California


    Consecration...but now my fav is Supplication.
  24. goodbeerallday

    goodbeerallday Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Australia

  25. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    I used to dislike belgian beer when i first got into craft, but now i love it.
  26. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (640) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Liar,you forgot about Rye and BA beers.......:stuck_out_tongue:

    OP:For me,Barrel Aged and Rye beers.(How could I 4get drainpouring GI BCBS 2008.):flushed:

    I am slowly,starting to dig some saisons though.
    Not really a barleywine guy,but SN Bigfoot is quite tasty when its fresh.

  27. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    Years ago when I first got into craft brew, as soon as I hit 21, I would avoid Belgians, more specifically Saisons and Belgian Pale Ales. At the time I didn't understand the complexity and my palate was too naive to like Belgian yeast. All this coupled with the higher price tag meant I avoided these jewels. Now that I'm done with school, not as broke, got tired of too many IPAs & Stouts, and after years of trying many many styles I have grown to favorite Belgian brews over other styles. As soon and I tried my first Quad and Belgian Strong Dark ale I was hooked and never looked back.
  28. allouez86

    allouez86 Aspirant (215) Jan 24, 2009 Wisconsin

    My first sour was a horrible experience, wish I could remember what it was but now sours and lambics are what I hunt for the most.
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  29. thepartybird

    thepartybird Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2011 Colorado

    IPAs. Two Hearted and Jai Alai were the turning points as they have a lot of fruity hop flavor without the overwhelming neutral bitterness I got from a lot of other examples like the Sam Adams IPA.

    It was strange to see a beer like Latitude that has a less hoppy reputation (and probably considerably lower IBUs, but I'm too lazy to check) that was also much more bitter tasting than Jai Alai.

    But maybe I'm crazy.
  30. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (567) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    IPA's - before I woke up...what an epiphany!
    One of these days I'm going to lay them down for a while, just don't know when that will be.
  31. missdawn

    missdawn Initiate (151) Feb 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Stouts for me as well... Founders Breakfast Stout was probably the one to gently coax me into trying more.
  32. missdawn

    missdawn Initiate (151) Feb 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I need to expand my smoked beer palate. Perhaps pairing a good one (maybe one you mentioned) with food will help.
  33. missdawn

    missdawn Initiate (151) Feb 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I'm curious too. The first one I ever had was Franziskaner... wish it wasn't because it really just turned me off.
  34. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,838) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    In the beginning, when the Earth was young...I hated anything sour. Now, I can't get enough of them. Intentionally sour beers, that is.:wink:
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  35. BenderRodriguez

    BenderRodriguez Initiate (145) Aug 13, 2009 Pennsylvania

    IPAs. Then, a friend bought me a mixed six-pack that had a DFH 90 in it. I figured I'd hate it, but I loved it. IPAs are my favorites now -- the hoppier, the better.
  36. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,838) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    You too? That's the one I was really referring to in another post on this thread. 2004 C&C La Folie, for free even, and I drank, what, 2 sips and then drain poured it.:slight_frown:
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  37. brewsader

    brewsader Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    all of them. i used to dislike beer but the craft movement really interested me so i developed a taste for lighter/sweeter beers like witbiers and expanded my tastes from there.
  38. dgfool

    dgfool Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Ohio

    I disliked ipa's till i had pliney and two hearted now it's the most common in my fridge
  39. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (218) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Scottish - Scotch Ales
  40. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Zealot (507) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    Pils, Helles, and K├Âlsch; many years ago, when I initially got into beer, I believed if it was golden it wasn't good. I have since grown to appreciate them and enjoy them.
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