I've done around 20 brews now and am wondering what I might try next.
I think this is a matter of taste in beer first and trying to brew it second.
I don't like porters and stouts I've tried and I do like IPAs -- and I really like the darker more bitter end of IPAs.
I did a "red IPA" and "cantankerous ale" off the austin home brew site that are 2 of my favorites so far. Probably because they have that great mix of strong / dark body, quite bitter, with the strong hop element as well.
When I tried a "dark IPA" in a bar I really didn't like it at all.
I think I'm right in a grey zone where I want stuff bitter but not too dark, and any strong hop element is a bonus.
I feel like my request is almost absurdly specific but then then I know there are people here with extremely specific knowledge so I thought I'd throw it out there.
If you were me and were going to try some more beers, either brewing or purchased, is there anything you'd recommend?
Ultimately I'm looking to brew it. If you have a brand that I should check out, please let me know, or if you have a recipe or kit, I'd go right for brewing to check it out.
I'm open to pretty much anything, except I don't think I have the temp control for Pilsners or lagers.