What is your favorite beer style?

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  1. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    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.
     
  2. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    Hoppy IPA/DIPA
     
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  3. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (197) Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Whatever you're buying is cool with me.
     
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  4. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    English Barleywine and Russian Imperial Stouts... but I drink all styles and enjoy each for what they are.
     
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  5. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Initiate (105) Apr 24, 2005 Michigan

    My favorite is whatever my next beer is!
     
  6. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Devotee (429) Jan 19, 2011 Florida
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    Stouts and ipa's!
     
  7. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,666) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I could probably narrow it down to:
    Rauchbier
    American IPA
    Munich Helles
    Flanders Red

    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.
     
  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I suppose if I were forced to narrow it down I would have to say Russian Imperial Stouts.
     
  9. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    IPA/DIPA, love a good Porter too.
     
  10. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Can I have your fridge please? I would nut if I opened my fridge and saw all of that, haha.
     
  11. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    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!;)
     
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  12. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Whatever Firestone Walker blends each year for Anniversary ;)
     
  13. dungledauf

    dungledauf Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2005 Pennsylvania

    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.
     
  14. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (459) Aug 30, 2012 California

    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.
     
  15. colty42

    colty42 Initiate (136) Nov 14, 2011 District of Columbia

    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.
     
  16. JimsArcade

    JimsArcade Initiate (167) Jan 20, 2004 Pennsylvania

    My favorites depend on the situation:

    All day, any day: Czech Pilsner
    Almost any time: Dubbel
    On occasion: Imperial Stout
    Special occasion: Oude Kriek
     
  17. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (1,925) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Guess I would have to say stouts
     
  18. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    -Bal Barleywine
     
  19. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,129) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    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.
     
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  20. happy4hoppybeer

    happy4hoppybeer Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2009 Pennsylvania

    American IPAS and Imperial IPAs. As you can see from my handle and avatar, I am all about the hops.
     
  21. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,031) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    DIPA.
    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.
     
  22. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I could narrow it down to two:

    Munich Helles
    American IPA/DIPA
     
  23. innominat

    innominat Defender (602) Jun 20, 2012 Ireland
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    German wheat beers and American IPA
     
  24. Aleforme

    Aleforme Disciple (300) Nov 26, 2008 Washington
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    American IPA/DIPA is what I'm really enjoying right now but I also still loved a good ESB. And, various Bocks.
     
  25. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Aspirant (291) Aug 23, 2012 Texas
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    Dopplebocks. Spaten Optimator fa life
     
  26. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I really love a well-done Belgian pale ale
     
  27. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Aspirant (207) Nov 19, 2012 Texas

    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.
     
  28. alexipa

    alexipa Disciple (326) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    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.
     
  29. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    English Barleywines
    Imperial Stouts
    Old Ales
    Wheatwines

    Cheers!
     
  30. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    BIG STOUT! Barrel aged high gravity brews. Fruity IPAs
     
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  31. BostonHops

    BostonHops Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    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.
     
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  32. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    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.
     
  33. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    I have 2, IPA/DIPA an RIS....CHEERS
     
  34. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    DIPA'S IPA'S and Porters
     
  35. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    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.
     
  36. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (603) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Barleywine, but Imperial/Double IPA and Imperial stout (Russian or American) are close seconds.
     
  37. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    I've narrowed it down to three:
    1. Oatmeal Stout
    2. Amber Ale
    3. Oktoberfest-Marzen
     
  38. scootsmal

    scootsmal Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2012 New York

    IPA for sure
     
  39. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 California

  40. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (735) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    anything barrel-aged.
     
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