I'm still a bit of a novice when it comes to homebrewing, but as is my normal way in life, I jump into new hobbies head first and ask questions later. I made two versions of a lime ale that were amazing. The first was about 5.1% ABV and had a very "fresh" lime flavor to it, but lacked a good body to support it. Luckily, I was the only person I know who was disappointed in it, but it was a good beer. The second version added a little more caramel malts to add more body. I also started experimenting with sparge times and I ended up increasing my mash efficiency from around 65% to 75%. The second beer finished at 7.2% ABV, was popping with fresh lime and a nice, malty body that sits on your palette for a while and leaves you with a smile.
The beer I'm most proud of is a recipe that started off as a McMenamins' Nebraska Bitter clone (No McMenamin's beers where I live!), but it ended up being a slightly darker, less bitter pale ale that was amazingly great. About 4 months later I visited a McMenamins pub in Lincoln City, Oregon, and my wife and I were floored to taste MY beer on tap!! I had inadvertently cloned their Hammerhead Ale!!! My friends and I love the stuff! While I certainly wouldn't argue that McMenamins makes the best beer in the Northwest, they do happen upon a few gems every now and then that are absolutely fantastic.
Ahh ... beer!