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    Your favourite beer styles?

    Okay, so there are a lot of types of beer out there, and I'm sure there are a lot of folks here who, like me, loves a very wide variety of beer styles. I'd say I like almost all of them - done right, it's hard to fault a good beer of any style. But of course almost all of us also have our favourites or go-to beer styles.

    Mine:

    Summer: Saisons, lambics/sours
    Winter: Imperial stouts, Belgian quads

    How about you?

    Some options: Pilsners, pale ales, cream ales, brown ales, red ales, IPAs, Imperial IPAs, Saisons, Lambics, Dark IPAs, Barleywines, Stouts, Imperial Stouts, Dubbels, Tripels, Quads, Lagers, Heffeweizen, Sour / wild ales, Bocks, ESBs, altbier, scotch ale... OK that's all I can come up with off the top of my head

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    Re: Your favourite beer styles?

    For me, my top 3 are:

    Stouts- Sweet/Specialty/Milk/etc.
    Imported Hefe
    Belgian style ales

    No particular order.

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    Flemish Red is my hands down #1
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    I tend to prefer Porters, Stouts, and IPA's in that order. But it's always fun to try new styles as well
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    It really changes a lot for me over time. I tend towards beers on the maltier side, like doppelbock or sweet stouts. Right now I'm on an English bitter kick.

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    All styles... except lagers, hard to find a good lager

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    Red ales, stouts and IPA's.
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    Summer -IPA's (West coast style, preferably)

    Winter - Same

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    I like beer. Ale or lager, makes no difference. I like beer. Enough said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    I like beer. Ale or lager, makes no difference. I like beer. Enough said.
    This. For a while there I wasn't into smoked beers much but I'm starting to come around on those now.

    If it's a good example of the style, I'll drink it.

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    Summer - Hefes or a big IPA, although some of the Belgian's have been making the rotation lately.
    Winter - Imperial Stouts and Spiced Ales

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    Ales, IPAs, DIPAs

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    Hmm. It really depends on my mood...
    But I love Flemish Reds, Scotch Ales, Doppelbocks, Impy Stouts, aged Barleywines, Old Ales, Abbey Ales, Tripels, Dubbels, Maibocks, Bavarian Weissbiers, Berliner Weisses, Saisons, Belgian Strong Golden, Belgian Strong Dark, IPA's, DIPA's, etc...

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    Big and roasty or rich sweet stouts and porters and well balanced citrus IPA's.

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    Dark lagers, Blackened Voodoo is my favorite.
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    My favorites are Heffeweizens and most all wheat ales.
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    Pilsner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    I like beer. Ale or lager, makes no difference. I like beer. Enough said.
    Seconded. Granted though, IPAs and Stouts tend to be most common in my fridge, I'm always up to try something new/different.

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    Dubbels, Tripels, Quads!
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    Barleywines, IPA's, Belgians, and Dopplebocks. I like stouts, but not often. Usually during the colder months.

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    F this thread now I want beer >=/

    I normally drink Sierra or Stone IPA.

    What do you guys think of the 24oz beers you find at safeway they look like good IPA's but have never tried them since I dont recognize any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21sf View Post
    F this thread now I want beer >=/

    I normally drink Sierra or Stone IPA.

    What do you guys think of the 24oz beers you find at safeway they look like good IPA's but have never tried them since I dont recognize any.
    What breweries brew the IPA's you're wondering about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Stokes View Post
    What breweries brew the IPA's you're wondering about?
    Not sure I'll take a closer look but they all seem to have crzy names and graffiti on the labels.

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    IPA's all day - every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21sf View Post
    Not sure I'll take a closer look but they all seem to have crzy names and graffiti on the labels.

    If you ever wonder about a beer just look it up on Beer Advocate, Rate Beer, or Untapped. Some supermarkets actually have great beers. I've seen Sierra Nevada, Firestone Walker, Chimay, Unibroue, and countless other fantastic breweries them. If your area has good local breweries, they're more than likely to be stocked in supermarkets. Just make sure you check the dates. Most beers with higher alcohol contents can be stored in excess of 2 years, but those with hop focus (IPA's) are optimally meant to be consumed within 3-4 months of their brew date.

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    Is it this by chance?



    If so, it's an awesome tripel. Boulevard has started distributing all over the place, which is good, because they're a solid brewery and have became one of my go to's.

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    No that's not it, I'll check later today. Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21sf View Post
    F this thread now I want beer >=/

    I normally drink Sierra or Stone IPA.

    What do you guys think of the 24oz beers you find at safeway they look like good IPA's but have never tried them since I dont recognize any.
    Only way to find out is Drink and Share ;-)

    Stone IPA, especially "Enjoy By" is a MUST!

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    This is what I saw today, dont recognize any.

    This is what I bought. Made in concord. Local.

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    ^That Racer 5 is an absolute steal @ $4.99 a bomber! Matilda by Goose Island is good, and I honestly love anything by Lagunitas. I can't comment on those other beers because they're not distributed around my area. But like I said, search for it on Beer Advocate or Rate Beer, it will at least give you an idea of what to expect. Beer Advocate saved A LOT of money when I first got into craft beers.

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    Ill try the racer tonight, its actually like 4.29! lol

    The Rampage Impy was awesome! Super smooth, not too hoppy and super grapefruity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21sf View Post
    Ill try the racer tonight, its actually like 4.29! lol

    The Rampage Impy was awesome! Super smooth, not too hoppy and super grapefruity.

    If you like citrus check out Maharaja by Avery. Where are you located anyways? Looks like CA or Oregon from the selection but I'm not sure.

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    Well I don't necessarily like citrus, just that sour grapefruit balanced it out, 9.0 and hoppy but didn't give me cotton mouth like lagunitas lol.

    I started on hef and bluemoon so I'm sick of orange and coriander.
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    you live in arguably the best state for craft brewing in the country. drink some pliny by russian river for all of us poor bastards that cant get it. i guarantee that if you like ipa's you'll love it.

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    Hmm. I have heard of it many times, might have to swing by bevmo.

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    IPAs, IPLs and pretty much anything else with a lot of hops.

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    Porters and Stouts all day for me, I can appreciate hoppy beers but I'm not really into them by any means.

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    Without a doubt, my favorite style is the traditional English Bitter. Alas, there is nothing, that I know of, in the USA that is even similar.
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