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On average, how many different "styles" do you drink in an evening?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MVotter, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. MVotter

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    Unless I'm specifically attending or hosting a beer tasting, I have to say two different styles per evening; usually one "hop-dominated" style and one "malt-dominated" style.
     
  2. gtermi

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    I say 2-3. Just depends on what I am in the mood for.
     
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    usually 2. Pale Ale or IPA and Imperial Stout.
     
  4. lucas1801

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    2-3 normally, but they are all fair game on abnormal evenings.
     
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    It ranges depending if it's a night where I'm sessioning or "ticking". I average about three different styles which equals three beers usually.
     
  6. kawilliams81

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    I usually drink a couple beers a night, and they are usually a different style. So about 2 per night.
     
  7. Mgm54

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    usually two. start with something interesting, then go to some stouts or some PA/IPA's
     
  8. biglobo8971

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    if it's good and available, would taste em all. I try not to let the moment dictate the beer I consume. On a normal occurrence, I try at least 3 sometimes 4 just to get an idea on what I want to "really" drink.
     
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    Usually start with a Mirror Pond or Sierra Nevada Pale, and move on from there. Depends on the night. My dog passed away today, so I'm hitting the big beers. He would want it that way.
     
  10. biglobo8971

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    my condolences for your loss. It would be hard to replace my dog when the time comes. So cheers to you, you will find another companion that will give you just as much or more joy that this one did. Cheersya.
     
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    At a beer bar I'll usually look for the best examples of 3-4 different styles in a sitting. At home I usually only have 2-3 RIS and IPA's.

    Sorry for your loss, beautiful pup.
     
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    Again, sorry for your loss. Dogs are just fantastic. Spent the evening with 3 giant golden retrievers and came home to my chiweenie. I'd be devastated as would my wife.

    On topic: usually a few. I like to start with something mellow like a PA or an amber or even a good lager, alternate between bigger beers, usually stouts and ipas, then end with a mellow beer. Maybe I'm OCD, but I HAVE to alternate between styles. I'll almost never drink two of the same style in a row.
     
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    None. I drink beer, not styles.
     
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    In any case there's often as much variety within a "style" than between two supposedly different ones..
    Mind you, to some people there's more or less a style for each beer.
     
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    My range of styles for an evening of drinking is only limited when our tasting group picks a theme. Otherwise there is no rules for it, one beer seems to put me in the mood for another, same or different in style.
     
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    2 or 3 styles in a sitting.
     
  17. Derranged

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    All depends, whatever happens. Last night I had Fuller's 1845, Fegley's Rude Elf's Reserve, Simple Times Pilsner, SA Whitewater IPA and Allagash.

    And I am hungover as fuck right now. :confused:
     
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    Around 3 on average. A hop bomb, a big stout aand a barleywine.
     
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    I usually only do 1 style per night, considering I usually only have 1 beer per night.
    Maybe on the weekend I'll hit 2 or 3 styles at a craft bar.
     
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    At least one.
     
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    1 beer a night on drinking nights so 1 style.

    When I have friends over, we'll usually hit 2-3 different styles- usually stouts and APA/IPAs.
     
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    At least two. Like the OP, one hoppy, one malty. Usually IPA and Imperial Stout.
     
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    Usually one as I usually only drink one bottle after dinner. On rare occasions, I have lost count of both styles and quantity consumed...wandering through Madison, WI with friends comes to mind...so many taps, so little time...
     
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    Pale Ale and Delirium Nocturnum on a typical night. Bud Platinum on a broke ass night.:(
     
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    Sorry to hear this.
     
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    2-4. I usually start with an IPA then move up the hop level, or porters into stouts, ending with belgian strong dark ales or imperial IPAs.
     
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    Sorry to hear that...beautiful dog.

    On a typical weeknight, I generally have one beer, so only one style. On weekend nights, when the wife and I are sittin around watching TV, etc, or we're out with friends, I'll have anywhere from 3-5, and that's often 3-4 styles, as I like a decent amount of variety.
     
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    I rarely drink the same style twice in a row
     
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    I hate to take the easiest answer but really I have to say it just depends on what beer I want, within my means. I guess to elaborate a bit further, I have no problem drinking one single style over multiple beers. I also have no problem drinking several beers of a different style each. If the palate calls for a double IPA, only to then request a lager, followed by a sour, I listen to the palate. It would really be impossible to give an average on this topic, but I would say that I generally lean toward variety rather than repeats.
     
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    Depends on what I have in the fridge. I prefer IPAs over all other styles so if I'm overstocked with them, I'll stick to the one style. If not, I'll usually have 2-3 styles, usually an amber or pale ale along with the IPAs. When out at a bar or restaurant, I don't pay much attention to the style of the beer, as I like to have beers that I haven't had before, as long as I like the style itself.
     
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    Usually 2 styles, because I only drink two beers a day. Occasionally 3 or even 4.
     
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    Usually one. I typically drink 2-3 beers a night but usually I'll pick two or three of the same style. Although once a week or so I will have an IPA then a stout.
     
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    when I get home from work I have two English Pale Ales, except in the Summer when that becomes a Pilsener. After dinner is for Porters/ Stouts, Strong Ales, Old Ales, Dubbels, Tripels, Quads,etc. in the Summer after dinner beers would be Hefes, Kolschs, Vienna Lagers, etc.

    Rarely, ever more than 2 styles in a day.
     
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    I typically only drink on the weekends and when I do I usually have three styles Czech Pils, a nice stout and then a hop bomb.
     
  36. gatornation

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    i usually start with a saison ,wit, or hefe then an ipa
     
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    1 style, 3-4 pints per night, per every 3 weeks. I don't feel you can truly experience every nuance of a beer until you finish a pony keg of it.
     
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    It's very interesting to me that some people's habits are so strictly formed-the same number of beers and styles every night. There's no rhyme or reason to what I drink, either in number or in style. Depends what I feel like at the moment I open the fridge door (constrained of course by what I felt like the moment I was at the store).
     
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    If there is new stuff in the fridge then as many styles as are present.

    If not, I try to stay in the same style if not the same beer.
     
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