My favorite ale so far is probably Jubalale from Deschutes(which is one of my absolute favorite brewers)
I don't have a favorite IPA or Lager, I just don't enjoy those styles much, I can and have enjoyed them but the beer has to be of a rather high quality and that usually means spending more than I'm willing.
My favorite porter is probably Black Butte, although Edmund Fitzgerald definitely comes in as a close second. I also really enjoy Schlafly Porter, Boulevard's Bully Porter, and more.
Favorite stout is really hard to choose, there's so many I love for different reasons. Obsidian Stout for it's simply raw stout feel and flavors, it lacks in sweetness and focuses on a lot of flavor. Oatmeal Stout from Schlafly for being a sweeter but still well balanced stout. Satin Solitude for being a strong but balanced stout. I can't really pick a favorite among these three, it all depends on what I'm in the mood for at the time.
Favorite Belgian would be Trippel from New Belgium, I love the coriander flavor.
Favor other? Definitely Scotch Ales, Porters and Stouts are my favorites overall but then Scotch Ales come in at number three. I find them to share much of the same complexity and variety that Scotch itself possesses. So far my favorites for this are Belhaven, Scotty Karate, Dirty Bastard.
I would have to say my absolute favorite beers so far have come from Stone Brewing though, their collaboration beers, which I've only had two of so far, are incredible, first one being the W00tStout, hands down the best beer I've had yet.
Beer you've had that you thought was over rated?
Probably Founder's Porter, I was shocked that I didn't enjoy it because I love porters and heard it's one of the best but I just didn't like it that much for some reason.
Best beer you've had that you were surprised by?
Probably Hoppin' Helles from Leinenkugel, their beers tend to be on the sweeter side, more like soda or kool-aid than beer. This one was more like a real good hoppy beer though. I'm not usually a fan of hoppy beers either, I find most of them, like IPAs just don't have good balance, either too bitter or not bitter enough or just too much focus on that single bitter flavor.
Your go-to every day beer?
I don't really have an every day beer, when I drink beer I like to drink something different each time I pick up a bottle. I go from a stout to a porter to an ale to another porter then to a different porter and back to an ale, etc. I rarely drink the same beer twice in a row.