Originally Posted by bobblehead2205
Actually around here we have a lot of microbrews and lots of styles. Are there any particular in regards to what you know about my pallet that you might suggest to try first?
I'd start off with some American Pale Ales and try to compare them to American India Pale Ales (IPAs). This will give you an idea of your hop threshold. Stouts and Nut Browns can be compared to determine the level of roastiness you like.
As I mentioned, I'm not familiar with specifics out there, but if you say:
"I liked the pale ale, but the IPA was a bit too much"
You'll know that you're ok with hops, but not heavy hops.
Try to read the bottles and identify the tastes mentioned on them. For instance if a Nut Brown says it has caramel and nut flavors, try to pick them out and compare to a stout that might have chocolate undertones.
You'll quickly learn what styles suit you and what flavors you want to brew with and it will be the most fun you've ever had learning!