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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mtlasley, Jun 1, 2012.
Stouts and Porters.
Stouts & Porters are the most desired styles for me, however my go to will always be a brown ale.
I'm a malt head... love double bocks and marzens. I also like your run of the mill amber lagers and ales for outdoorsy/golf type consumption.
IPAs and DIPAs have really grown on me recently, but i'd still pick up a celebrator over pretty much anything else.
Whatever you're buying is cool with me.
English Barleywine and Russian Imperial Stouts... but I drink all styles and enjoy each for what they are.
My favorite is whatever my next beer is!
Stouts and ipa's!
I could probably narrow it down to:
but after that I would find it difficult to choose. Thankfully I'm not wanting for a continuous flow of quality versions of each one.
I suppose if I were forced to narrow it down I would have to say Russian Imperial Stouts.
IPA/DIPA, love a good Porter too.
Can I have your fridge please? I would nut if I opened my fridge and saw all of that, haha.
When the wife wanted a new fridge....I was more than happy to say "sure, dear". I knew that I would get the old one for the basement...all mine!
Whatever Firestone Walker blends each year for Anniversary
Munich Helles and Munich Dunkel. Based on their record of brewing well-made lagers, I would love to see Great Lakes Brewing brew and bottle both of those styles.
Imperial Stouts and American Strong Ales.
Love DIPAs, Tripels, Belgian Golden Ales, Barleywines as well. That's prob my top styles, though the only style that I haven't really found a beer I enjoy yet is sours.
Weizenbocks, hands down. I am always thrilled to find a brewery that has one, since it isn't represented very well, and I always wonder why this style isn't widely adored. Aventinus is probably my all time single favorite beer. Not far behind in styles though are any kind of Belgian - tripel, strong dark ale, IPA, wit, etc.
My favorites depend on the situation:
All day, any day: Czech Pilsner
Almost any time: Dubbel
On occasion: Imperial Stout
Special occasion: Oude Kriek
Guess I would have to say stouts
I always used to be into big stouts, but I think my tastes have gone in other directions.
Right now, I'd probably go with doppelbock or in the rare instance that one is available, Kellerbier/Ungespundet.
American IPAS and Imperial IPAs. As you can see from my handle and avatar, I am all about the hops.
But unfortunately it's like a game of Jenga. If a brewer doesn't do get the ingredients in balance (and "balance" in a DIPA can mean different things) the flavors come crashing down in a horrendous mess like no other style can do. And that is why I dislike a poor DIPA more than I dislike poor examples of other styles.
But damn I love a good DIPA.
I could narrow it down to two:
German wheat beers and American IPA
American IPA/DIPA is what I'm really enjoying right now but I also still loved a good ESB. And, various Bocks.
Dopplebocks. Spaten Optimator fa life
I really love a well-done Belgian pale ale
IPA all the way! Though, I don't limit myself to just that. I love lots of different styles. I'm a little bit a fiend for stouts as well. I guess IPAs just make my taste buds the most happy lol.
Mine changes constantly. Most recently it's been Old Ales, before that was Oktoberfests, before that was Belgian strong ales.
If I HAD to pick one style that I always love, it would probably be Oktoberfests.
BIG STOUT! Barrel aged high gravity brews. Fruity IPAs
always a tough one to answer. ask me again next week and you might get two different responses. i guess it depends on my mood, or what type of kick i'm on... BA stouts and DIPAs are 2 that are usually at or around the top of my list.
English Barleywines and -bal Barleywines would be my preferred style more often than not. DIPA would probably fall in there just behind.
Real talk, if I am honest with myself my favorite style is IPA. Even if I had unlimited access to Barleywines I would break it up with IPAs anyways.
Imperial Stouts have really slipped on me, unless we are talking Bell's BA Cherry, I still love the style but I really do not desire to drink them often.
I have 2, IPA/DIPA an RIS....CHEERS
DIPA'S IPA'S and Porters
Either DIPA or Imperial Stout, very hard for me to choose as there are examples of both that I just love and I tend to drink an unholy amount of brews from both styles.
Barleywine, but Imperial/Double IPA and Imperial stout (Russian or American) are close seconds.
I've narrowed it down to three:
1. Oatmeal Stout
2. Amber Ale
IPA for sure