Coming soon it will be time for me to start experimenting with recipes. Given the overwhelming array of malts and hops available, it is a daunting endeavor. In a perfect world my analytical/methodical side would take over and I would spend the better part of the next decade brewing SMaSHes in an effort to learn the flavor profiles of the different ingredients. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that my impatient side will win. I'm sure I've tasted most of these before in commercial brews but had no idea what it was specifically.
Can we start a list of commercial brews that do a good job of highlighting certain flavors that are attributable to a specific ingredient(s) ie. this flavor which is prominent in this beer is a great example of the qualities that XYZ malt or hops will add to a beer. Just reading a description sometimes doesn't do it, and having a beer that I have tried or can try would help.