Some of it tastes good, some of it tastes like ass, and this was all way easier when it was just Michelob and Budweiser and you didn’t want any of it, right?
One of the bigger obstacles a lot of people have when it first comes to beer are hops. If you grew up around a lot of citrus,…
Just drink Dosaritas for that “spoiled Mountain Dew” taste profile that laaasts and lasts.
But seriously, hoppy beer gets old after you get blasted with it from every bar. If you live in Colorado, you get some of the most ferocious hop addicts on the planet. Boring. Mix it up! Hops aren’t everything! But for what it’s worth: There’re still a few mega-IPAs that I keep drinking like Ska’s Modus Hoperandi or Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s, etc. but for the most part I’ll go for the double and triple IPAs since they’re much smoother and usually more balanced to my pallet. Renegade’s Elevation is a favorite, but Avery’s Maharaja and Odell’s Myrcenary come to mind as consistently tasty.
Everyone is different (especially if you live or frequent super beer states like Colorado, California, and Oregon) and casual beer drinkers or complete beer snobs alike all vary in what they like. I consider myself a connoisseur of fine craft beer. But I probably buy more PBR and Modelo cans than anything else because I like to fucking party. But if you want to really get out there, try a bunch of sours or smoked beers. That’s the expensive, stinky cheese section of beer. YUM!
p.s. Your friends that just started homebrewing aren’t great at it. Give them like 10 batches before they actually know what the hell they’re doing. Brewing is hard. That’s why there’s so many different kinds of beer! Everyone sucks at it!