Do you get sick of certain styles after awhile

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  1. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,958) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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    About four years ago I was drinking IPA's like crazy. After several months of mostly hoppy beers, I started getting sick of them. Soon I didn't even want to smell a hop. After about a year hiatus, slowly but surely I'm drinking them again. I've learned my lesson not to over do one style. Variety is the spice of life.
  2. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,526) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Not if their great IPA's, now that Sucks is around and 2H Ale I don't get hop burnout. And I trade for stuff I can't get. I figured out that I was burnt out not on the hops but in drinking average stuff like Mojo and the like.
  3. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Yeah, I've been burnt out on IPAs for a while now. Started to delve into stouts and porters more and couldn't be happier. To me, there is more variety in stouts and such.
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  4. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    i wouldn't say i get sick of one style but i like to keep it fresh, for instance maybe one week i'll just drink some ipa's, a week after that i'll probably grab some heavy imperial stouts. the dark heavy beer is great around this time, warms you right up :wink:
  5. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    I may not be able to taste a certain style as well without rotating styles once in a while, but get sick of a style? No.
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  6. tewaris

    tewaris Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    I get sick of every style if I drink too much :wink:
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  7. Cozzatoad

    Cozzatoad Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2011 Italy

    IPAs. Really enjoy them, but i have to put 3/4 beers from different styles in between if i don't want to feel tired about them. So it's usually no more then one IPA per week for me. Doesn't happen with other styles
  8. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Depends on the weather. Summers I like IPA and DIPAs. Winter its all about stouts. I get what your saying though.
  9. captwalt

    captwalt Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2011 Maryland

    That is an interesting query indeed. I feel it would be far more acurate, in my case, to say that I get interested in different styles and lower my consumption of others. But I don't ever get sick of a style. I do drink seasonally because thats whats available. I may not buy a wheat beer in the winter but not because i am sick of them but because I am drinking other styles that suit my fancy at the time.
  10. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (285) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    I get sick of IPA's after a while if they are really hoppy and then I will switch to less hoppy more sessionable IPA's for a while.
  11. jammalamma

    jammalamma Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New Hampshire

    If I get sick of a style of beer its never for more than a couple days. I think we can all agree its a different story with liquor... there's one or two liquors I don't think I'll ever touch again-
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  12. Chris77McGrath

    Chris77McGrath Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

    Love IPA's starting to venture into other styles.
  13. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Nevada

    Bourbon barrel stouts!
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  14. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (609) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    Happens with anything if you gorge. I couldn't eat cashews for a few years.
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  15. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    I very rarely drink the same beer one after another so as not to fatigue my palate. Last night I had a Freshchester pale ale, a Naragannsett porter, a can of 3Bean, and a can of Resin. When I do burn out on something, I'll usually grab a sixer of Genny Cream or PBR just to dull down the taste buds for a day or two. Works everytime!
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  16. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    I've found I'm on a six month rotation. Hophead for six months, then I suddenly find hops offensively bitter and I just want stouts, porters, and Belgiany malt bombs. Then all of that becomes unappealing, and I crave palate busting furiously hoppy beers. Spring and Summer are my hop months, Fall and Winter are my dark months. I'm already starting to crave hops. Maybe that. means we'll have an early Spring. Screw the groundhog, I'll trust my beer instincts.
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  17. Kaz646

    Kaz646 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2010 California

    I've recently been on a hiatus from sours for 3-4 months. As much as I love them, sometimes I feel it's a good choice to take a break from them. For one, I feel I appreciate them more after a break, but also they can take a toll on my stomach. That being said, I think this will be a sour kind of weekend.
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  18. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,531) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Yup, happened to me with stouts and porters a few months ago. I freaked out. Slowly but surely I'm enjoying them again, though.
  19. michman

    michman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    My tastes change like the seasons for sure...but as always i come crawling back eventually
  20. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (225) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    I've mostly lost interest in brown ales, perhaps because I see less fluctuation in flavor from one to the next. Then again, maybe I just need new suggestions...
  21. Franch

    Franch Devotee (451) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
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    other than the really blow-your-mind IPA/DIPAs, i haven't really enjoyed the style since last may, after a solid year of drinking only IPAs. :slight_frown:
  22. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Yes. Drink something else for a while.
  23. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Seasonal for me. Heavier stouts during the cold months, hoppier beers during the spring, fruit forward beers like Belgians during the summer.
  24. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (175) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    I like to try and drink different styles with the seasons, that way burnout is much less. I'm starting to get on a Pilsner kick right about now, but I'm always up for an IPA year round regardless.
  25. sm0key

    sm0key Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2009 Michigan

    I'm sick of bourbon barrel everything. It really getting run into the ground for me.
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  26. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (277) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    variety is the spice of life.. i try not to keep to many ipa's in fridge etc as they fall off quicer than other styles.. right now i've been on an ipa binge.. but that was after a stout/porter etc binge.. once i finish all the sucks/NN/hopslam i have i'll probably go back to porter/stout/barleywine/sours for a spell until i get the IPA itch again come spring/early summer
  27. 7ate9

    7ate9 Aspirant (212) Apr 26, 2007 Virginia

    I cycle through preferences.
    At the moment I only want balanced, drinkable session beers.
    Pretty much all of 2012 I didn't want anything with a big hop presence and only drank dark.
    The thought of drinking a RIS right now sounds unpleasant
  28. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    I went 4-5 months of drinking nothing but high ABV Stouts, Strong Ales, Barleywines, and Imperial whatever' got to the point where I would stare at my cellar and walk away empty handed because nothing sounded good anymore (and I love everything in there). I typically drink different styles according to the season (not every beer but mostly), I just decided I am going to start drinking styles according to what I'm eating that way I change it up more often. I'm finding a renewed appreciation for pale ales and sessionable beers of late.
  29. slarrage

    slarrage Aspirant (213) Oct 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    I rotate brands and styles so often that it rarely happens.

    Lately I've been picking up six packs, bombers and 1/2 liters instead of 12 packs and cases.

    When I burn out on a style it's usually because I bought too much of it.
  30. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
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    No. I could drink Heady, Phily, Sucks, Sculpin, Gandhi-bot, and Jai-Alai until the day I die.
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  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,576) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I mix up styles almost daily, which keeps me interested. This past fall I was getting tired of IPA's, but stout season came just in time. After tiring of stouts I starting quaffing Belgian Pale Ales with them. Now I'm on an Imperial Red kick, but still mixing in stouts and IPA's. I just can't stopping drinking beer, it's impossible.
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  32. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Got sick of IPAs for the first time in my beer life a few months ago. They all started tasting like cough medicine and pine sol. Started hitting the malt heavy beers until recently, now I'm burned out on bocks, stouts, and barleywines. They are starting to all taste like syrup. Now I'm back to the hops again and I can't get enough!
  33. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    I hear ya, to me they are special, "treat" beers that you can't have too often. Drinking them all the time is like eating a gallon of ice cream every day.
  34. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Too much of one type of beer is usually not good for me, especially the uber-hyped kind.
  35. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    I second this. Except stouts. Never get sick of stouts.
  36. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    yeah i can get finicky when it comes to styles. even over the course of an evening i'll lose interest in a style (regardless if it's a favorite), if i have more than a couple. i'm always jumping from style to style, IPA to BSPA to quad to stout. i like the change of pace.
  37. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    I still mostly like stouts and porters but lately they've tasted all the same. I'm branching out into IPAs and finding a good variety. That said, I still greatly prefer stouts/porters, but the break is refreshing.
  38. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    I purposely rotate styles and brands. I usually attempt to drink a couple different styles in a sitting (if 12 oz). There is so much variety out there that there is no reason to ever go stagnant on a particular style.
  39. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Nope here. IPAs/DIPAs are essential always.
    I range out and try out other styles too, but
    nothing beats IPA/DIPA for me, so far.
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  40. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,440) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I spent the first 12 years of my beer drinking life drinking American Adjunct Lagers. I am so fucking tired of them there aren't words to adequately express it.

    Been on a hoppy pale American ales kick for a while now. If I am lucky enough to live another 314 years it is possible I will tire of them.
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