What is your favorite beer style?

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  1. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (4,244) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Favorites: rauchbiers and lately wheatwines
    Least favorites: Irish reds and APAs
  2. jacewg

    jacewg Defender (609) Jan 7, 2012 District of Columbia

    Favorites: IIPAs and Stouts

    Least: Brown Ales and Pumpkin Beers
  3. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    favorite: IPA, helles, saison

    least favorite: brown ale, porter
  4. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    favorites: stouts/porters, wilds/sours, rauchbiers, hoppy IPAs/DIPAs

    least: red ales, sweet/malty IIPAs, black IPAs, holiday spiced beers, pale lagers
  5. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Fav: Barleywines, Stouts, Old Ales

    Least: AAL, Malt Liquor, Blonde Ales.

  6. mdaschaf

    mdaschaf Poo-Bah (2,671) Mar 28, 2010 Washington
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    What a stretch for your least favorites!
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  7. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,243) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Favorite: Anything malt-heavy, be it as mild as a helles or as strong as an English Barleywine.

    Least Favorite: While I love some IPA's, the new trend of swampy dank IPA's is definitely not for me. Give me some old school 90 Minute, Stone, Green Flash, Hop Devil, etc. any day.
  8. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I do love me some IPA. Stout is probably in second. I appreciate most others, except Hefe/Wit, never met one I liked.
  9. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,316) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    I have been on a lager kick for several years. Why was I not surprised to see the OP saying he did not like lagers?

    I am not into strong Phenolics in beers, so German Wheats and anything with Peat are not to my liking.
  10. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Fav: IPAs and fizzy, yellow, non-adjunct lagers

    Least Fav: bbl aged & rarez
  11. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Fine: Rauchbiers, Malt bombs DIPA's, Pilsners, Vienna Lagers.


  12. fox227

    fox227 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 California

    I'll pretty much drink any style that's well done, so no dislikes coming from me. Although, favs are IPA, DIPA, Stout, Porter, Imperial Stout, Dark Belgians.
  13. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 Illinois

    Favorites - IPA, IIPA, APA, Oatmeal/Milk Stouts, RIS
    Least - Barleywines, most hefes, wits and fruit beers

    Ill drink a good one of my least favorite styles tho like old guardian and franziskanner.
  14. doobliebop

    doobliebop Initiate (71) Dec 24, 2010 Colorado
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    Favorite: geuze
    Least: Bier de Garde. This is honestly the only style of beer I do not appreciate. I like things similar to it... farmhouse, funk, but I can't get into this one. I now refuse to judge Belgian and French categories at BJCP comps because of it.
  15. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (481) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Trappist, RIS and Oktoberfest

    Least favorite's
    Weizen, Saison, Black IPA's and noncitrusy IPA's.
  16. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (464) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Favorite: RIS

    Least: BMC and N/A . . . I guess that's a little redundant isn't it hahaha
  17. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Poo-Bah (2,121) Mar 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Favorites: imperial stouts, imperial IPAs and I've been on a wheatwine kick recently (but can't find very many).
    Avoid: pale lagers, pilsners, marzens, wits.
  18. Skoallrebel

    Skoallrebel Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012

    favorite: kellerbier
    least favorite: ipa (too bitter)
  19. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Favorites: IPA, Baltic Porters, Pumpkin Ale, Pils or Helles Lager, Saison.

    Least Favorites: Sweet Stouts, Scotch Ales, American Wheat, Fruit, Winter Warmers.
  20. mjurney

    mjurney Savant (915) Oct 13, 2007 Texas

    Favorite: German Pilsner, Oatmeal Stout, English Brown Ale, Kolsch and Authentic German Hefeweizen
    Least favorite: Fruit beer, Chili beer and winter warmer.
  21. GeckoPunk

    GeckoPunk Initiate (163) Jul 29, 2012 Connecticut

    This is a very tough question to answer because it is all too often that within the different genres of beer, different breweries can either make or break one's concept of a good/bad "style" of beer.

    Although my favorite flavor is IPA/IIPA, I can honestly say some of the worst beers have been classified in the same category. Considering that these genres have "common attributes", it does not necessarily mean that all beers of that group taste all too similar.

    Personally, I have been turned off to Rauchbiers, probably because the first one I ever had was from a no-name brewery. I'm certain that if I were to go to Germany for a "real" rauchbier, then my opinion may be heavily swayed in the other direction.

    Over time, my tastes have dramatically changed. I used to find IPAs to be too bitter and harsh, but have come to appreciate the numerous types of floral and citrus hops used to make IPAs so delicious. Likewise, I also was never very fond of Stouts/Porters, Bocks, Dub/Trip/Quads, Dunkleweizens as I was never accustomed to dark and heavily malted beers. Since then, I really enjoy drinking these types of beers, although not many in one sitting.
  22. Gangoux

    Gangoux Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Louisiana

    Mine is Imperial Russian Stout. The flavor and aroma is just absolutely amazing to me. I am also quite fond of traditional German wheat beer. What is your favorite?
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  23. ipahead

    ipahead Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Virginia

    I love the IPAs and have recently began to like Stouts as well. I would like to try some good sours but I have yet to venture into that market.
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  24. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (627) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Scottish IPA, Imperial Mild, EIP, Old Burton Extra.
  25. PhillyStyle

    PhillyStyle Meyvn (1,214) Apr 8, 2008 Georgia

    Currently my favorite styles are english pale ales and ESB/bitters.
  26. DevilsCups

    DevilsCups Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2010 New York

    Big dark Imperial Stouts, English Barleywines/old ales and fruity double IPA's. Very particular with my IPA's though. I like to lean towards the tropical fruit forward, mango-y citrus style. It's almost a completely different style.
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  27. Relik

    Relik Aspirant (202) Apr 20, 2011 Nova Scotia (Canada)

    Favorite Style. Hard to Pin down, might change a few times a week, or i might sit on a style for a month.
    I normally will sit on a beer style until something new or and old favorite comes my way. Cop-out i know but why shave 1 or 2 or 3 styles as a favorite when Brewers are pushing the envelope these days.
  28. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    Saison baby!
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  29. marquis

    marquis Crusader (744) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Milds and bitters.They are the only ones I don't tire of ; in the days of no choice I'd drink several pints of them every night and many lunchtimes and thought life was good.
  30. awinkro

    awinkro Aspirant (203) Oct 15, 2008 Texas
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    A time and a place for them all, but I drink session beers more than anything else. I don't understand how some of you can polish off DIPAs, RIS, Barleywines, etc. day in and day out.
  31. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,374) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    On average? Quads. Relatively few breweries attempt them if they can't pull them off. Ideally? Dry stouts. Many try; few succeed.
  32. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,286) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Lately it's been Berliner Weisse. Wish there were more available in that style. I change favorites pretty often.
  33. CoverMePorkins

    CoverMePorkins Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 Delaware
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    Right now it is Belgian Quads and German wheat beers due to location and availability. When I move back to the US and have greater access to the US craft beer that probably will change.
  34. danoble1

    danoble1 Aspirant (290) Apr 13, 2012 Indiana
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    Stouts, Porters :slight_smile:
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  35. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (381) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Tough to say, given our current embarrassment of riches, but I guess if forced to choose it would all come down to the humble and lovable pale ale, in its English and American iterations... which is still an awfully broad selection for this kind of question.

    Please don't make me choose. I'll just have whatever you're having.
  36. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    IPAs for sure, but I LOVE Saisons and Biere De Gardes as well. I tend to shy away from a lot of German beer; they just don't offer that much complexity to me.
  37. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Great question; almost impossible to answer. Sort of like which is your favorite kid.

    I have 30 or so styles that I enjoy and all are always represented in my fridge. Lets see what's in the fridge today!:grinning:

    IPA: Green Flash WC, SN Celebration
    DIPA: Maximus
    APA: Zombie Dust, Mission St
    EPA: London Pride
    ESB: Fullers
    Porter: Founders, Fullers
    Vienna: Elliot Ness
    Rye: Founders Reds, GI Mild W
    Flanders: Duchesse
    Belgian PA: Rayon Vert
    Belgian SPA: Duvel
    Belgian SDA: Del Nocturnum
    Saison: Sophie
    Quad: Abt 12, 3 Phils
    Dubbel: Pere Jaques
    Scottish Ale: FFF RTB
    Scotch Ale: SA Wee Heavy
    Doppelbocks: Celebrator, SA Double Bock
    EisBock: Capital Eisphyre
    Marzen: SA Ofest...lots
    Hefe: Paulaner
    Dunkelweizen: Hacker P
    Weizenbock: Aventinus
    RIS: Old Raspy, Expedition
    Amer Stout: Bells SD Cream
    Amer Double Stout: FBS, BCBS
    Milk Stout: Left Hand Nitro
    Oatmeal Stout: NG Road Slush
    Dortmunder: GL DG
    Brown Ale: GI Nut Brown, NG Fat Squirrel
    Old Ale: Founders Curmudgeon

    Hmmm. That was fun. And enlightening. With so many great beers in reach....favorite? I have a different style each day. "Variety is the spice" sorta thing.
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  38. BeerSingh

    BeerSingh Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2009 India

    I love to pay for IPA
  39. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Stouts and Porters.
  40. jcreegan

    jcreegan Disciple (304) Aug 12, 2010 Florida
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    Stouts & Porters are the most desired styles for me, however my go to will always be a brown ale.
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