What are your top 5 beer styles?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by OfficerVZdiver, Mar 28, 2022.

  1. Rainintheface

    Rainintheface Maven (1,315) Apr 30, 2007 Florida

    West Coast IPA
    Black IPA
  2. tone77

    tone77 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,091) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    American Imperial IPA
    German Hefeweizen
    Belgian Triple
    Belgian Witbier
    Milk/Sweet Stout
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  3. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Pooh-Bah (2,325) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    I completely forgot my love for black IPAs temporarily... I will combine stout/porter to one choice and throw black IPA in for me.
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  4. elliot23

    elliot23 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2009 Maryland

    Saison (barrel aged)
    Imperial Stout (barrel aged)
    Pale Ale
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  5. Samldc

    Samldc Devotee (361) Jul 16, 2014 New York

  6. Chilmer

    Chilmer Maven (1,363) May 22, 2018 Iowa

    Pale Ale - American
    Saison / Wild Ale
    Imperial Stouts (Barrel Aged)
    English Bitters
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    BMBCLT Grand Pooh-Bah (3,341) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    1. Imperial Stout (this includes RIS)
    2. Imperial Porter
    3. English Barleywine
    4. Old Ale
    5. Flanders Red Ale
  8. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Pooh-Bah (1,630) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    west coast pale ale of any ABV
    Czech pale lager
    Barrel aged stout
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  9. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Grand Pooh-Bah (3,248) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I’m surprised at the lack of lambic too
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  10. Mortal_Wombat

    Mortal_Wombat Zealot (684) Jul 7, 2020 Texas
    Society Trader

    1. Märzen/Oktoberfest
    2. Helles
    3. NEIPA
    4. Doppelbock
    5. Pilsner

    Oktoberfests are by far my most reviewed style and I always look forward to that time of year.
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  11. GABronco

    GABronco Aspirant (245) Mar 6, 2022

    Today I’d say:
    Amber Ale
    Pale Ale

    Next week I might give a different answer…
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  12. darklager

    darklager Crusader (470) Jan 27, 2003 Ohio

    1. West Coast IPA
    2. American Barleywine
    3. Belgian Quad
    4. Belgian Tripel
    5. English Barleywine
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  13. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,069) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Your username is "darklager" and not a single Dark Lager beer style cracks your top 5 list?:confused:

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  14. beer_beer

    beer_beer Pooh-Bah (1,915) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    What styles existed 2003? :beers:

    Think about the long way we've come in many ways on the beer front!
  15. BigIronH

    BigIronH Grand Pooh-Bah (3,526) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Well, to be as transparent as possible I’m just going to carry my BA review style data over. I log most of the beers I drink here so this will be a good indicator of what I buy and drink the most of.

    1) IPA- New England
    2) IPA- American
    3) Sour- Fruited Kettle Sour
    4) Stout- American Imperial
    5) Stout- Sweet/Milk

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  16. darklager

    darklager Crusader (470) Jan 27, 2003 Ohio

    I love that my username is darklager when until last fall I hadn't one in years. They are still good but my tastes have definitely moved on in the past 20 years!
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  17. Rug

    Rug Pooh-Bah (2,778) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    I like this approach to it. Using my official BA data my list looks more like:

    IPA - New England | 98 | 9.37% | 4.15
    Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour | 76 | 7.27% | 3.93
    Wild Ale | 71 | 6.79% | 4.09
    IPA - Imperial | 64 | 6.12% | 4.17
    Stout - American Imperial | 64 | 6.12% | 4.15
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  18. BigIronH

    BigIronH Grand Pooh-Bah (3,526) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    We’ve got similar tastes, my friend! Cheers.
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  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,069) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

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  20. GratefulBeerGuy

    GratefulBeerGuy Pooh-Bah (2,672) May 20, 2006 New Hampshire
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    All-Time based on my ratings:
    1. Farmhouse Ale-Saison (Authentic Belgian Abbey brewed)
    2. Belgian IPA
    3. Quadruple
    4. Belgian Strong Ale
    5. Russian Imperial Stout
    * Honorable mention, really tied for #5. IPA-New England
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  21. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Grand Pooh-Bah (4,697) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    New England IPA
    Coffee Stout
    BA Stout
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  22. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,159) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Except for the NEIPAs it looks like when you go into a bottle shop you suffer from severe disconnect somewhere between your eyes and your brain! :wink:
  23. LatersFine

    LatersFine Initiate (81) Feb 2, 2020 Pennsylvania

    Simple tastes, and this is the order of tasting if all of these styles are available:

    IPA - American / West Coast
  24. BasWassenaar

    BasWassenaar Aspirant (270) May 2, 2017 Netherlands

    In random order:
    (BA) Barlewine
    (BA) Imperial Stout
    West Coast IPA
    Tripel (Belgian Style)
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  25. JayORear

    JayORear Grand Pooh-Bah (3,012) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Because they know they’ll be shamed and called haze bros? Only half kidding.
  26. Rug

    Rug Pooh-Bah (2,778) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    At least they've got me with Wild Ales too lol. But yeah, my reviews don't reflect my ideal bottle shop selection. Part of the curse of living close to Tree House I suppose :wink:
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  27. zac16125

    zac16125 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,296) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Juicy/Hazy Pale Ale
    Juicy/Hazy Strong Pale Ale
    Juicy/Hazy India Pale Ale
    Juicy/Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale
    Pastry Stout
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  28. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,069) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

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  29. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,456) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    1. Saison/Farmhouse (basic, not soured, aged, fruited, overpriced)
    2. Munich Dunkel
    3. Helles/Kolsch/Vienna Lager
    4. Dopplebock (dark versions)
    5. Rauchbier (German smoked beers, not cherrywood porters or peaty stuff)

    For the most part, these are my "gotta haves" if I find them on tap. The issue is that there are too many brewers getting these wrong. So I would add the caveat that these are my top 5 if brewed correctly, if not, there better be a solid WCIPA or I'm leaving.
  30. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Pooh-Bah (1,757) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota
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    In no particular order:

    1. Russian Imperial Stout
    2. BDSA/Quad
    3. Saison/Farmhouse Ale
    4. Dark Czech Lager
    5. American Pale Ale

    Honorable mention: Dortmunder
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  31. Rebels903

    Rebels903 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2022 Georgia


    Honorable Mention: Saison/ Farmhouse
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