In general, I like a cold, frosty beverage. Last number of years a cold beer at the end of the day hits the spot. In general I usually go for the mass produced generic light but I also try to mix things up a bit now and then with the micro brews/specialty beers. A coworker's relative works at a local brewing company and they are always bringing samples in -- for whatever reason I just cannot bring myself to enjoy them. I hear everyone rave about IPA's but I cannot make it past the first couple sips on most. Is it an acquired taste or am I just not sophisticated enough to enjoy such beers?
I can handle a variety of wines but dont get into the sniffing the bouquet stuff. . .
I like a good whiskey and have even dabbled in some home brew of various alcohols but I just dont have the palate for the fancier beers. Have I diluted my ability to taste greatness down for so long that I cannot appreciate the complexity of a small batch brew?
Is there anyone else out there that has the same problem?
A little off the main subject, but sometimes I do not even know where to start when picking a new beer out -- pictures of dragons, angry looking dogs, or majestic scenery on the carton/bottle are all helpful selling points when it comes to catching the buyer's attention but dont give me a clue as to what I will be tasting. Thank goodness for places that allow me to mix and match. . .