Clibit
Being a pretty old codger in my mid 50s, I drink a lot of pale ale/bitters. These are usually made with English malts and yeast, sometimes US05 yeast, but the hops could come from any part of the world.

I also like dry stouts a lot. And I like very happy amber/red ales. I enjoy all beer styles, but they are probably my top three.

Mind you, the hoppy India lager I had recently has made me want to try more, and make some. It was superb, and this style could well become a regular for me.
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chub1
I have fairly broad taste. Bitters, Milds, APA's IPA's Stouts and Porters. Not so overly keen on Lagers however. I do like hoppy beers and more hoppy the better[crazy]
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Clibit
Never been a lager drinker, but I've had a few craft lagers recently and enjoyed some if them. Especially those hopped more like an IPA. For aroma. I think they could be the future of pale hoppy beers!
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Notlaw
I've always been a fan of a lovely malty ale, reds, ambers and browns have always been my choice in a pub. It's only the last year or two when I've started to appreciate hoppier beers. And that appreciation is something I've been trying to push further in the last 6 months. I could never get away with those huge American hop bombs and some of them are still a bit much for me, but I'm working on it.

I do enjoy a nice stout too, dry, milk, oatmeal, all fantastic.! Its weird though, I'd rarely order one in a pub, but when I do, I always love it.
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Cornyandy
Ones made from hops and malt. 

Seriously apart from some of the weird and wonderful there are few styles I don't like.  Funnily enough I can't get on with Old Speckled Hen at all and I am not too fond of Hobgoblin.
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Notlaw
Cornyandy wrote:
Ones made from hops and malt. 

Seriously apart from some of the weird and wonderful there are few styles I don't like.  Funnily enough I can't get on with Old Speckled Hen at all and I am not too fond of Hobgoblin.


I've never liked OSH. I used to love Hobgoblin, but I got a minikeg of it recently as it was reduced to £7.50 and it was really quite bland. I think the 5.2% bottled stuff is better than the 4.5% stuff from the minikeg and cans. Not sure what the draught is, but I've only ever seen it from a keg rather than a cask, so I'd guess it's the 4.5% one like in the minikeg.
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Cornyandy
I don't know whether you agree Notlaw but I think OSH has a weird vanilla kick to it.
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Clibit
18 months later: I have realised I find golden ales the easiest beers to drink. Could drink one any time, any place, anywhere. Light and refreshing, I guess it's my Martini beer, my lager perhaps.

What's your Martini beer?
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Steve
I do love a good IPA but my go to is a Bitter.
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Chug
Very similar to you Phil, but my favourite style is to my own taste, 5% or less, medium bittered, with a malt hit but not too sweet and light n hoppy, but I like a change now and then and a good stout, or hoppier lager like my next brew is gonna be goes down well. [thumb]
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Hops_and_Dreams
I used to think it was really hoppy American IPAs, but I've got a bit bored with them, probably made too many. I still like them, just not all of the time.

I think I'm with you on Golden Ales, still hoppy, but not massively so. Works well with most hops too.
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Alcoholx
as i tell the kids..  i dont do favourites, and i generally like all beers but i have to chop and change all the time to keep it interesting
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Robert

Alcoholx wrote:
as i tell the kids..  i dont do favourites, and i generally like all beers but i have to chop and change all the time to keep it interesting

This!

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