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Your Top 3 Beer Styles

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fx20736, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. surge1311

    surge1311 Initiate (185) Oct 10, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    English BW
    Imp Stout
  2. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    DIPAs and imperial stouts are easily one and two, respectively. After that its mood based.. Right now, in cold weather, it's Baltic porters. During the summer it was Hell or high watermelon. Mmm golf...
  3. airforbes1

    airforbes1 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 California

    It changes pretty frequently, but right now I'll say, in no particular order, my favorites are ESB, porter, and dubbel.
  4. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,461) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Old Ale
    Dark English Mild
    with Quad following very close behind
  5. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

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  6. jklinck

    jklinck Initiate (192) Jul 23, 2007 Washington

    German pilsner
  7. hoosier222002

    hoosier222002 Defender (627) May 23, 2008 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Easy number 1 for me is IPA. Stouts would come in second. The third might vary depending on season or mood but I would go with Porters most of the time.
  8. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Disciple (313) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
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  9. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Imperial Stout
    Old Ale
  10. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    1. On tap
    2. in a can
    3. in a bottle

    but seriously style wise: Experimental, milk stouts, and just about anything that promises to taste good.
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  11. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,471) Jan 15, 2009 California
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Sours/wild ales/gueuze/lambic
    Flemish Oude Bruin
  12. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 California

    #3: IPA
    #2: DIPA
    #1: TIPA
    [When they figure out how to make a Quad IPA, I'll adjust this list accordingly...]
  13. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Indiana



    Imperial Stout
  14. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I appreciate and enjoy all beer styles except for light lager, lager and pilsner.
  15. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,078) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Helles lager
    Stouts of all kind

    Saisons are a close runner up.
  16. frankb34

    frankb34 Initiate (167) Sep 10, 2009 Massachusetts

    Ipa's, stouts and porters..
  17. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Meyvn (1,415) Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Flanders Red
    American Wild Ales
    English Barleywine
  18. marquis

    marquis Crusader (739) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    You get another go. Stouts and Porters are the same style.
    Mild, bitter, stout/porter
  19. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

  20. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (203) May 1, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    1. Lambic/sour
    2. Imperial Stout
    3. English Barleywine
  21. Steamer

    Steamer Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012 Missouri

    If I had to pick 3 they would be porters (most varieties), stouts (same..most varieties), and belgian quad ales.... a close 4th would be farmhouse ales.
  22. jmccullough108

    jmccullough108 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Missouri

    I would have to say:

    1. American amber ale
    2. IPA
    3. ESB
  23. The_Birdman

    The_Birdman Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012

    English Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale

    India Pale Ale
  24. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    1) Stouts/Porters (too similar to count as 2)
    2) Saisons
    3) Brown Ales
  25. atone315

    atone315 Savant (933) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    1 Barleywine
    2 Stout
    3 Old Ale
  26. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    As far as those I would drink on a regular basis:


    Maybe a different list if the choice is among styles with the biggest flavor.
  27. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,121) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Belgian Strong Dark Ale
    Baltic Porter
  28. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (4,626) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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  29. SportsandJorts

    SportsandJorts Meyvn (1,324) Nov 17, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Old ales
    Imperial Stouts
  30. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Missouri

    1. Porters and Stouts, esp. Oatmeal and Cream Stouts
    2. Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy
    3. Anything in the Bock family

    Honorable Mention for Bohemian Pilsners
  31. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,048) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    American wild ale (read brett fermentations)
    American pale ale

    I really expected to see IRS up there. Wow. Learn something new every day I guess.
  32. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Belgian Quads
  33. BierBliss

    BierBliss Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2010 New Hampshire

  34. 510a

    510a Disciple (394) Jan 12, 2013 Washington
    Beer Trader

    All forms IPA/DIPA,BIPA, English,West Coast, you name it

    RIS , especially barrel aged varietals

    Anything with Rye in it
  35. amp138

    amp138 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2011 Rhode Island

    IPA - it's my go to style, if I'm buying a six pack of something it's more than likely this

    Stout - another go to style, big stouts always make me smile, and barrel aged stuff is even better

    Saisons - love the distinct flavor of a saison and have been lucky to have great ones by Fantome and Hill Farmstead
  36. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    1. Belgian Strong Dark Ales
    2. Imperial Stouts
    3. Hefeweizens

    (1, 2, and 3 subject to change without notice.)
  37. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (210) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    This changes with the seasons for me, but I would have to say:

  38. skycracksopen

    skycracksopen Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Colorado

    Lambic (gueuze specifically)
    American sour/wild style
    Flanders red

    Though sometimes barley wine or stout edges in to the #3 spot... usually in the winter when I'm craving those styles :slight_smile:
  39. mitch3114

    mitch3114 Devotee (430) Feb 20, 2012 New York

    Imperial Stouts
    Barley wines
    Belgian Strong Dark Ales
  40. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Meyvn (1,393) Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Russian imperial stout
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