Keep in mind that even within a single beer type, there may be a wide range of variants and substyles to choose from. You may make your own special beer by experimenting with different ingredients,
brewing methods, and even yeast strains when you do it at home. With time and practice, you could even be able to perfect your own unique beverages.
The hop bitterness in a Pale Ale is modest, and the beer often has a flowery, citrusy, or fruity hop taste profile. Pale ales often have a golden or amber hue.
These beers are named for the hops used in their production, and there are many different varieties of IPA, such as the American IPA, the English IPA, the New England IPA (hazy and juicy), and others.
Stouts are full-bodied beers that are often dark in color and have characteristics like roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and even hints of dark fruits. Stouts like the Irish, oatmeal, and imperial varieties are good examples.
Wheat beers, such as Hefeweizen and Witbier, are hazy in appearance and have a light, refreshing flavor that is sometimes peppery and always fruity.
Porters, which are similar to stouts but not as heavy, have malt characteristics like chocolate, caramel, and coffee and sometimes a mild hop bitterness.