@uberculture It seems that I just got a rather long reading list through this one thread. It's a lot to take in.
Also until I get this batch complete, I really don't know what I am dealing with. So it will be interesting to see how all the smells n such translated into the finished beer.
As to pallet, right now, I know I tend to like IPAs which tend to have a carmel sweetness vibe. I know most people want their IPAs to slap them in the face... not so much for me. I like the intensity, but not too intense. I know I like my Guinness, so stouts. I will shamefully admit while I love the Souther Tier 2X Milk Stout, I really like their Choklat Orang. I know it's candy, but it so delicious. I am not a coffee drinker, so I don't do stouts which get too burnt in their roasts. Hints of coffee are okay, but when it becomes a pint of expresso with alcohol mixed in, I don't like it. I like some lighter stuff too. Fat Tire is pretty tasty. Kinda bready which I think I am finding I like.
Hadn't considered that. My day job is editing video, graphics animation, compositing n so forth. I pick apart movies the same way. I can't believe that they left xyz like that. It frustrates the wife, but it's what I do. To her dismay, my son now does it as well.
So... I suppose I am about to go and ruin beer for the family too. Heh.