My hubby is a beer snob – and we live in an area where many “craft brews” are available.
I have learned that I enjoy Porters, some Stouts, basically I like a strong beer, with minimal bitterness. So some hops are okay if they are very floral, with not too much bitter. I really enjoy a good “roasted” flavor, hence porters, and especially some porters or stouts with coffee.
As for specific beers – here are some that I will always order if they are on tap (all are from California):
Ballast Point - Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter (OMG SO good!)
Speak Easy – Butchertown (“strong ale” – really nice hoppy, black, rich and smooth!)
Speak Easy – Payback Porter
North Coast - Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (rich and not bitter)
Stone Brewing – 12-12-12 Vertical Epic (Winter porter with spices)
Drakes – Drakonik Stout
I also enjoy whit beers on a nice summer day! Can’t go wrong with Hoegaarden.
I love Blue Moon, any Mexican beer with lime (XX), and right now I am really enjoying a mini keg of Newcastle. I have, however, raised a complete beer snob. My 22-year-old son drinks pricey beer that comes in four packs. That's okay w/ me, if he can afford it - beats Natural Light!