Split your batches and do experiments. My favorites are split batches identical with two different yeasts. Or you could sour one, or you could dry hop it differently, add fruit. That way, if you don't care for the final product, you only have half a batch to pawn off on your friends. Also, you can learn the differences in different yeasts, hops, etc.
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Monticello Barleywine, Red Nosed Tripel
Cali Common, Imperial Common, Sunshine Belgian Rye, Sticke Note Alt
Cherry Blackberry melomel
Belma Pale Ale, Cluster Fug IIPA, American IIPA v1.0, rauchbier, roggenbier