Originally Posted by chalmer9
Then start with pale ales. Obviously your palate can't handle IPA's right now, so work your way up.
IMO jumping right to a super high IBU beer is why a lot of people don't like hoppy beers. I remember my first IPA (Lakefront IPA), it was way too bitter and I struggled to finish it. I ended up going back to the less hoppy beers and worked my way up the spectrum and gained a better appreciation for the more bitter/hoppy beer.