Your Top 3 Beer Styles

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  1. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Stout (usually imperial/coffee/oatmeal varieties)
    Wheat Ale/Hefeweizen
  2. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Defender (609) May 29, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    1. Wee Heavy
    2. American IIPA
    3. English Porter
  3. dirtyfab

    dirtyfab Initiate (154) Oct 21, 2004 New York

    Scottish Ale
    Czech Pils
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  4. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    This, with slight amendment. DIPA, RIS, English BW.
  5. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Stouts/Imperial Stouts
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  6. dc4three

    dc4three Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 New Jersey

    brown ales
    pale ales

    keepin it simple.
  7. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Disciple (305) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    Belgian Dark Strong
  8. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Imperial stouts, Sours and IPA/IIPA
  9. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    English Barleywine
    Tie: IIPA / Belgian Strong(Pale or Dark)Ale
  10. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Aspirant (261) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

  11. fvernon

    fvernon Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2010 Wisconsin

    I really like your thinking - pretty much sums up what I would have said.

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  12. ucfalum08

    ucfalum08 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Florida

    2x IPA
    Brown Ale or Strong Ale
  13. RJM

    RJM Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Djibouti

    Belgian Strong Dark
    Smoked Imperial Coffee Chocolate Oatmeal Molasses (and any other darkening thing you can think of OTHER than barrel aging) Stout / Strong Ale
    Faro / Geuze / Other non-fruit Lambic blends
  14. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Imperial Stout
    Old Ale's
  15. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    dark ales (distant 3rd)
  16. Shakory

    Shakory Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wisconsin

  17. bostonlogga

    bostonlogga Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Washington

    Right now imperial stouts, coffee stouts, dipa (sub barleywine). Summer time saisons, sours, dipa (sub czech pils)
  18. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (716) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Well my palette can certainly change but right now I would say:
    Old Ales
  19. od_sf

    od_sf Aspirant (265) Nov 2, 2010 California

    1. Orval (nothing else like it - a style by itself)
    2. Gueuze
    3. Saison
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  20. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Same for me. I'd probably say oatmeal stout if forced to chose a stout.
  21. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    American IPA, BA Impy Stouts and Gueuze
  22. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Include DIPA with the IPAs
  23. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (507) Sep 13, 2009 California

    Belgian Strong Dark Ales
    Double IPAs
    Imperial Stouts
  24. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Milk/Sweet Stouts
    American Double Imperial Stouts
    American/English Porters

    not too close behind is English Barleywines. Only had one, but loved it. Hopefully I'll be able to try more of them!
  25. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,815) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Munich Helles
    American IPA
    Rauchbier any order, pure bliss all around.
  26. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (409) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    1: Imperial Stouts. The thicker the better.
    2: IPA's
    3: Most things not BMC
  27. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    BA Stouts, Sours, An Obscure Style You've Probably Never Heard Of.

    *puts on fake tortoise shell horn rims*

    Deal With It.
  28. Atomicskis5

    Atomicskis5 Disciple (321) Aug 4, 2011 Connecticut
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  29. TheCondor

    TheCondor Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2011 Missouri

    American Porters / Stouts or Imperial Stouts / Saison - Farmhouse Ale
  30. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (846) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Imperial stout, quad, saison
  31. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Low alcohol beer, American adjunct lager, and American Malt liquor...
  32. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    In all seriousness, though, I prefer all imperial stouts, Scotch ale/wee-heavy, and Lambic.
  33. Adlar2789

    Adlar2789 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 Connecticut

  34. moonman14

    moonman14 Aspirant (239) Sep 27, 2012 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    Imperial Stouts
    American Wild Ales
  35. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    1. Stouts (All)/Porters
    2. Scotch Ales
    3. Barleywines
  36. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Imperial IPA / Imperial Stout / Wild Ale
  37. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    1. Flanders Red Ales
    2. Imperial Stouts
    3. Hefeweizens

    Runners up:
    - Imperial IPAs
    - Old Ales
    - Flanders Oud Bruins
    - American IPAs
    - Quadrupels
    - Tripels
    - American Wild Ales

    Dying to try more Eisbocks, Weizenbocks, Gueuzes, Fruit Lambics, and Bitters.

    It's funny. The last time I answered this kind of thread, Old Ales were in the Top 3. I think Saisons were in the Top 3, too; at least five or six years ago, they were. Also, after last summer's experiment of trying every hefe I could, I appreciate the style all the more. They bumped out DIPAs because there is no hefeweizen I won't finish. The lesser-quality Imperial IPAs give me a really hard time.
  38. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    1) Any stouts (reg. or imp.)
    2) ESB
    3) American Black Ale
  39. LostHighway

    LostHighway Disciple (358) Jan 29, 2007 Maine

    1) American Pale Ales
    2) Saisons
    3) Hefeweizen

    runners up:
    Flanders Reds and Oud Bruins
    Belgian Pale Ales

    styles I'd like to see more American breweries producing
    Biere de Garde
  40. jonb5

    jonb5 Savant (950) May 11, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    1.Belgian Quad/SDA
    3.Belgian Strong Pale Ale

    Honorable mention Keller/Zwickel
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