Your Top 10 Beer Styles Stats

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  1. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,514) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    1245 beers reviewed at the time. My stats from August of 2018:

    1 - American IPA | 187 | 15.02%
    2 - American Double/Imperial Stout | 159 | 12.77%
    3 - American Double/Imperial IPA | 132 | 10.6%
    4 - American Pale Ale | 47 | 3.78%
    5 - American Stout | 47 | 3.78%
    6 - Russian Imperial Stout | 45 | 3.61%
    7 - American Wild Ale | 45 | 3.61%
    8 - Milk/Sweet Stout | 43 | 3.45%
    9 - Saison/Farmhouse | 39 | 3.13%
    10- American Porter | 32 | 2.57%

    Current stats with a total of 2095 reviews:

    American IPA | 252 | 12.03%
    American Imperial Stout | 234 | 11.17%
    New England IPA | 171 | 8.16%
    American Imperial IPA | 154 | 7.35%
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 82 | 3.91%
    American Stout | 64 | 3.05%
    Russian Imperial Stout | 63 | 3.01%
    Belgian Saison | 63 | 3.01%
    English Sweet / Milk Stout | 62 | 2.96%
    American Wild Ale | 62 | 2.96%

    I will say, it's very 'easy' for me to add IPAs and NE IPAs to my stats with their abundance and their (typical) availability in an individual can. I still prefer stouts and barleywines (fell just outside of this list), but their packaging and pricing are prohibitive for nightly consumption. Likewise, the number of imperial stout/barleywine releases pales in comparison with the number of IPA releases. In fact, some of my favorite breweries in town have never even made a barleywine.
     
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  2. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (3,479) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
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  3. Junior

    Junior Champion (853) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    Here are my current stats for 435 reviewed beers. I was really only surprised by the fact that I’ve tried 71 styles. Seems like a high number without even trying.

    American IPA | 67 | 15.4% | 3.98
    American Imperial IPA | 50 | 11.49% | 4.1
    American Imperial Stout | 48 | 11.03% | 4.21
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 35 | 8.05% | 4.06
    New England IPA | 28 | 6.44% | 4.34
    American Brown Ale | 11 | 2.53% | 4.1
    English Sweet / Milk Stout | 11 | 2.53% | 3.84
    Russian Imperial Stout | 11 | 2.53% | 4.15
    Belgian Saison | 9 | 2.07% | 3.99
    American Lager | 8 | 1.84% | 3.81
     
  4. craigbelly

    craigbelly Poo-Bah (1,751) Dec 31, 2015 Iowa
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    Only thing that jumps out to me in the breakdown is how it just drops off after the top 4. I'd like to think I review everything I drink. Marzen was a surprise on this list for me.

    American IPA
    | 369 | 19.15% | 3.97
    American Imperial IPA | 151 | 7.84% | 4.12
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 127 | 6.59% | 3.97
    New England IPA | 127 | 6.59% | 4.12
    Fruit and Field Beer | 59 | 3.06% | 3.64
    German Märzen / Oktoberfest | 49 | 2.54% | 3.85
    American Imperial Stout | 49 | 2.54% | 4.34
    American Adjunct Lager | 39 | 2.02% | 2.77
    American Lager | 39 | 2.02% | 3.58
    English Sweet / Milk Stout | 36 | 1.87% | 4.02
     
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  5. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,553) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    I'm going to restart this thread because I have nothing else to do...

    Here's where I'm at currently:
    American IPA | 116 | 10.22% | 3.9
    German Märzen / Oktoberfest | 71 | 6.26% | 3.53
    American Imperial IPA | 57 | 5.02% | 4.06
    Russian Imperial Stout | 48 | 4.23% | 4.12
    American Imperial Stout | 48 | 4.23% | 4.19
    American Adjunct Lager | 40 | 3.52% | 3.09
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 30 | 2.64% | 3.93
    Belgian Quadrupel (Quad) | 23 | 2.03% | 4.1
    Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 22 | 1.94% | 4.1
    Belgian Dubbel | 22 | 1.94% | 3.95

    I have been on a constant mission to stop reviewing everyone's new cookie cutter IPA and actively search out historical and/or out of the way styles. The proof of that is reflected more in the number of reviews outside of my top ten. I'm not sure what post-coronavirus craft looks like, but I hope the variety is still there. Feel free to share, it's not like we all couldn't use the distraction. Cheers
     
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  6. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    American IPA | 133 | 10.18% | 3.89
    American Imperial IPA | 76 | 5.82% | 4.06
    Fruit and Field Beer | 71 | 5.44% | 3.78
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 65 | 4.98% | 3.81
    English Sweet / Milk Stout | 45 | 3.45% | 3.96
    New England IPA | 44 | 3.37% | 4.01
    American Stout | 38 | 2.91% | 3.88
    Belgian Tripel | 36 | 2.76% | 3.97
    American Imperial Stout | 35 | 2.68% | 4.24
    American Brown Ale | 33 | 2.53% | 4

    I'm kind of surprised I don't have more Belgian ales in there, and I sure as hell don't remember having that many milk stouts.
     
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  7. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,665) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Ill drop mine in too. Out of 2186 beers total, Im looking like I prefer dark malty beers pretty heavily based on these stats. Ive also been feeling IPAd out for the past 6 or 7 weeks.


    American Imperial Stout | 172 | 7.87% | 4.25
    American IPA | 125 | 5.72% | 3.91
    American Imperial IPA | 103 | 4.71% | 4.03
    American Porter | 102 | 4.67% | 3.95
    Russian Imperial Stout | 99 | 4.53% | 4.26
    English Sweet / Milk Stout | 67 | 3.06% | 4.02
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 63 | 2.88% | 3.84
    American Barleywine | 62 | 2.84% | 4.26
    American Stout | 56 | 2.56% | 3.94
    English Oatmeal Stout | 48 | 2.2% | 4
     
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  8. laketang

    laketang Poo-Bah (1,568) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona
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  9. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (6,112) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Decided to waste some time combining styles into broader categories to come up with something a little different:

    IPA/DIPA/NE = 26%
    Strong Stout/Porters = 10%
    Reg Stouts/Porter/Dark = 10%
    Wilds/Brett/Sours = 8%
    Saison/Golden/Wheat = 8%
    Pale Ales/ESB = 7%
    Strong Amber-Dark = 7%
    Various golden Lagers = 6%
    Various Browns = 6%
    Spice/Fruit = 4%
    Various Ambers = 4%
    Strong Golden/Tripel = 4%

    So of course, some decisions needed to be made about what style went into what category. I did this on a whim and didn't analyze any style more than a minute. If I did this again tomorrow, I might put some styles in different categories or even have different categories, but for the most part, it'd likely not do much more than shift a things a percent, maybe two.
     
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  10. Zanico

    Zanico Devotee (477) Nov 24, 2009 Ohio

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  11. TreyIsWilson

    TreyIsWilson Poo-Bah (3,627) May 8, 2013 Michigan
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  12. beersampler6

    beersampler6 Poo-Bah (2,073) Apr 4, 2018 Michigan
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  13. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Meyvn (1,135) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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  14. Brugesman

    Brugesman Initiate (76) Apr 22, 2020 Oregon
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    Please allow me a newbie question. Are these lists of beers members have reviewed? Thanks.
     
  15. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,728) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Welcome to the BA site, Brugesman.

    If you mean a list of your own beers, yes it exists once you have rated or reviewed some beers. In the personal stats at the top right of the screen, click on your username and you'll get to the stats for yourself. Click on the number after beers and it will take you to your list. However, I'm pretty sure that when you rate or review a beer that you will have to wait for the system to recycle before that new beer shows up. I think it's around two hours.
     
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  16. Brugesman

    Brugesman Initiate (76) Apr 22, 2020 Oregon
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    Thank you, PG.
     
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  17. thehyperduck

    thehyperduck Poo-Bah (5,560) Feb 26, 2006 Canada (ON)
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    American IPA | 178 | 8.04% | 3.85
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 111 | 5.02% | 3.79
    Fruit and Field Beer | 106 | 4.79% | 3.48
    Belgian Saison | 73 | 3.3% | 3.95
    American Adjunct Lager | 70 | 3.16% | 2.82
    European Pale Lager | 58 | 2.62% | 3.19
    American Lager | 58 | 2.62% | 3.45
    English Pale Ale | 55 | 2.49% | 3.64
    German Pilsner | 47 | 2.12% | 3.53
    American Imperial IPA | 46 | 2.08% | 4.04

    It's a more balanced distribution than I would've expected - 4 styles of lager, 4 styles of pale ale, 1 Belgian and 1 'kitchen sink' category (fruit beer). I'm kinda surprised NEIPA isn't in the top ten, but it looks like DIPA (and hefeweizen at #11) edged it out.
     
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  18. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (8,514) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    American IPA | 524 | 17.37% | 3.96
    American Imperial IPA | 330 | 10.94% | 4.15
    New England IPA | 318 | 10.54% | 4.19
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 230 | 7.62% | 3.93
    American Wild Ale | 182 | 6.03% | 4.14
    American Imperial Stout | 125 | 4.14% | 4.21
    Berliner Weisse | 116 | 3.84% | 4.07
    Belgian Saison | 116 | 3.84% | 3.99
    German Pilsner | 63 | 2.09% | 3.71
    Belgian Fruit Lambic | 54 | 1.79% | 4.31

    I guess I like hoppy and sour, Leipzig Gose is just one behind fruit lambic. 116 saisons surprised me a bit, didn’t think it was that many.
     
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  19. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (3,313) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    American IPA | 281 | 11.35% | 4.47
    American Imperial IPA | 278 | 11.23% | 4.61
    American Imperial Stout | 264 | 10.66% | 4.71
    New England IPA | 247 | 9.98% | 4.69
    American Wild Ale | 148 | 5.98% | 4.66
    Belgian Saison | 125 | 5.05% | 4.61
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 108 | 4.36% | 4.54
    Berliner Weisse | 48 | 1.94% | 4.61
    Leipzig Gose | 46 | 1.86% | 4.67
    English Sweet / Milk Stout | 45 | 1.82% | 4.53

    I've rated a lot of beers and a wide variety as well. My first lager comes in a few styles later. A lot of my stats are close in numbers though as it goes down, and there have been some beers that I've had and didn't rate so some numbers might be a little off... Some further results follow:

    American Porter | 43 | 1.74% | 4.41
    Russian Imperial Stout | 41 | 1.66% | 4.58
    German Pilsner | 39 | 1.58% | 4.44
    Fruit and Field Beer | 36 | 1.45% | 4.24
    American Stout | 36 | 1.45% | 4.44

    American Strong Ale | 30 | 1.21% | 4.56
    American Lager | 30 | 1.21% | 4.47
    German Märzen / Oktoberfest | 27 | 1.09% | 4.44
    English Oatmeal Stout | 26 | 1.05% | 4.41
    American Brown Ale | 21 | 0.85% | 4.51

    then a bunch of Belgians and other styles. I've had over 100 styles of beer on here.
     
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  20. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (3,690) Jan 18, 2003 Wisconsin
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    American IPA | 145 | 8.81% | 3.87
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 130 | 7.9% | 3.87
    American Amber / Red Ale | 79 | 4.8% | 3.77
    German Pilsner | 64 | 3.89% | 3.69
    European Pale Lager | 58 | 3.53% | 3.25
    American Adjunct Lager | 57 | 3.47% | 2.94
    German Märzen / Oktoberfest | 53 | 3.22% | 3.73
    American Porter | 53 | 3.22% | 3.78
    German Hefeweizen | 41 | 2.49% | 3.72
    Fruit and Field Beer | 40 | 2.43% | 3.65
    Bohemian Pilsener | 37 | 2.25% | 3.65

    I threw in 11.... Shocked to see how many Hefeweizens there are is it is a style I rarely drink any more.
     
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  21. HopBelT

    HopBelT Poo-Bah (2,369) Mar 18, 2014 Belgium
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    American Imperial Stout | 299 | 10.52% | 4.24
    Russian Imperial Stout | 145 | 5.1% | 4.2
    American IPA | 125 | 4.4% | 3.95
    Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 123 | 4.33% | 4.07
    Belgian Tripel | 114 | 4.01% | 3.93
    Belgian Fruit Lambic | 100 | 3.52% | 4.29
    Belgian Quadrupel (Quad) | 88 | 3.1% | 4.24
    Belgian Strong Pale Ale | 84 | 2.96% | 3.94
    Belgian Pale Ale | 82 | 2.89% | 3.75
    American Wild Ale | 81 | 2.85% | 4.05

    Imperial stouts are clearly my favourites. And since I'm Belgian, a lot of Belgian styles are represented also...
     
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  22. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,103) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    American Imperial Stout | 31 | 13.3% | 3.95
    American IPA | 26 | 11.16% | 3.92
    American Imperial IPA | 23 | 9.87% | 3.67
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 20 | 8.58% | 3.79
    Belgian Saison | 20 | 8.58% | 3.79
    Russian Imperial Stout | 9 | 3.86% | 3.75
    American Wild Ale | 7 | 3% | 4.21
    English Oatmeal Stout | 5 | 2.15% | 4.21
    American Strong Ale | 5 | 2.15% | 3.81
    English Sweet / Milk Stout | 5 | 2.15% | 3.3

    I stopped really reviewing beers pretty early. I originally used it as a way to understand the flavors. Now that I homebrew I have a better grasp of flavors from the creator perspective. I was surprised to see sissons so high, I haven't had one in ages.
     
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  23. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (543) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    Wish I lived in Belgium and could drink that many different tripels. Visited once and was blown away. Lovely country.
     
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  24. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (4,400) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota
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    American IPA | 313 | 12.16% | 3.81
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 150 | 5.83% | 3.75
    American Imperial IPA | 116 | 4.5% | 3.88
    American Imperial Stout | 115 | 4.47% | 3.95
    American Amber / Red Ale | 72 | 2.8% | 3.71
    Russian Imperial Stout | 69 | 2.68% | 3.92
    German Märzen / Oktoberfest | 57 | 2.21% | 3.69
    Belgian Saison | 54 | 2.1% | 3.74
    American Wild Ale | 52 | 2.02% | 3.76
    American Porter | 51 | 1.98% | 3.71

    I do not even consider myself an IPA drinker. It sort of proves the domination of IPA on store shelves as I seldom review beer I have on draught.
     
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  25. vinicole

    vinicole Poo-Bah (3,646) Feb 17, 2006 England
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  26. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,780) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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  27. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Poo-Bah (1,848) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    IPA's are not my favorite style, I really don't know how they wound up being at the top. I'm surprised so many wild ales are in the mix as well, I don't dislike them but I definitely don't seek them out. I guess this happens when one goes to a lot of bottle shares and festivals, and orders a lot of flights
    American IPA | 197 | 6.34% | 3.89
    American Imperial IPA | 149 | 4.8% | 4.02
    Belgian Tripel | 131 | 4.22% | 3.96
    Belgian Saison | 125 | 4.02% | 4.1
    American Imperial Stout | 106 | 3.41% | 4.07
    Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 87 | 2.8% | 3.97
    American Barleywine | 85 | 2.74% | 3.94
    American Wild Ale | 71 | 2.29% | 4.07
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 70 | 2.25% | 3.77
    Russian Imperial Stout | 67 | 2.16% | 4.23
     
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  28. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,780) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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    Looks like we have similar beer drinking habits.
     
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  29. IKR

    IKR Savant (916) May 25, 2010 California
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    Pretty close to my personal tastes but there are a few styles that would be here (or listed higher) if there were more good representatives readily available to me, e.g Scotch ale/Wee Heavy, Belgian Fruited Lambics/Gueuzes
    American Imperial Stout | 96 | 21.82% | 4.22
    American Wild Ale | 69 | 15.68% | 4.19
    American Strong Ale | 31 | 7.05% | 4.25
    American IPA | 23 | 5.23% | 4
    Russian Imperial Stout | 19 | 4.32% | 4.16
    English Old Ale | 16 | 3.64% | 4.35
    American Imperial IPA | 14 | 3.18% | 4.05
    Belgian Gueuze | 13 | 2.95% | 4.06
    Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 12 | 2.73% | 4.1
    American Imperial Porter | 12 | 2.73% | 4.31
     
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    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,963) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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