I think I ruined my taste buds. It seems now unless I'm drinking an IPA or some really wicked porter- I'm not that impressed. Right now i have two brown ales bottled, Caribou Slobber and a Surly Bender clone. Like the Surly better but it just seems bland to me. No off flavors, just bland. When I pop open a Bell's Two hearted, its like wow. Last year the one beer i made that the wife really liked was a Double chocolate stout that I added bourbon to and aged in oak. I'm making a Irish red ale this weekend, and I assume I won't be impressed.
I honestly think its from drinking so many IPA's the past year. So are there any other styles I should experiment with? Not worrying about session beers, we don't drink very much during the week (live healthy). I have enough session beers to give to guests. Concentrate on Porters, Stouts and IPA's?? Anyone else been ruined(spoiled) by IPA's?
Primary - Irish Red Ale
Dry-hopped primary -3 Floyds Zombie Dust Clone
Secondary - Bourbon Barrel Porter
Bottled- Surly Bender Clone
Bottled - Caribou Slobber
Bottled - Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone
Bottled - Double Chocolate Stout
Probably a SMASH with the 7.5 oz of Citra hops I have left from the above brew