One of my favorite things is the green beer stage. After the liquor becomes wort but before it becomes bright it is green. Because I am a bad brewer, I never know how it will turn out in the end but when it is green - before the infections can set in, before the carbonation can fail - it tastes like you hope it will. Sure, there is too much yeast and the hops are over the top but it tastes like you hope it will. This particular brew is already at 5.5%. It'll maybe sort of an IPA if it clears perfectly in the secondary or maybe, you know, a strong ale if it doesn't. I don't really care. I brew ale. It tastes like the ale I make.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."