Glad I found this thread. As a rule of thumb I stay away from hops. Can't stand the taste it gives in beers like IPA. I like the regular pale ale's, ale's and beers like Sam Adams Octoberfest, Cold Snap, and Summer Ale. I want to try them all eventually. Not into the Beers that have fruit in them (although SA Summer Ale has a bit of lemon in it). Also whats the deal with this chocolate beer??????? Anyway I have an expectation of what Beer is supposed to be since I'm from Germany, and all this esoteric stuff doesnt do it for me. We're lucky enough to have a Growlers To Go store in our neighborhood, and also I found two local breweries but havent tried them yet. Soon.........very soon. Guinness Blonde wasnt bad but the real stuff is a bit too malty for me. They roast the barley and it's a bit strong, but once in a while I'll have some.
Overall I like a full body beer with limited to no hop flavor and no fruity or chocolaty crap.
My go to right now in this hot weather, is Unibroues Blonde de Chambly. I see it as a better version of Blue Moon. Which btw, I do like.
I also tried Curious Travelers Lemon Shandy, after seeing their commercials air all the time. Definitely a summer brew. It was good, but IMO the lemon flavor was sort of artificial tasting. It was a little too sweet for my liking.
Damn! I never noticed this thread! Speaking of craft beer, I brew all of my own beer!
Nothing in the primary nor secondary now
Kegs: CTZ Hopbomb (IPA), Citraweizen (Blood orange hefeweizen)
Bottled: Citraweizen, ChileHawk Chocolate Stout (Stout with roasted chilies)
This weekend I think I might brew my recipe that I have been working on for 3 years!!! CitraBlood IPA! Blood Orange session IPA.
I can post some pictures of the setup if anyone is interested.