Hoppy bitter, strongish but not too sweet.
I'd strongly recommend Rowing Jack from the Ale Browar brewery. It's a double hopped IPA (probably closer to American IPA than British) with a very mild initial sweetness, rather citrus sweetness, a bit of herb and loads of hops. Distinctly bitter and the bitterness lasts quite a long time. It's the first Polish craft beer I ever had and is still a top ten for me. It's best on tap but I doubt you'll find it on tap in your neck of the woods. For bottles, try these people:
I'd also suggest this one, it's a rice IPA with hops from Australia, New Zealand and the USA (one of my three favourite beers):
This is a stunningly good American IPA which makes my top five of draft beer but from the bottle demands careful pouring:
This is probably my favour beer (although I drink the tap version, not the bottled one):
This APA is probably the best new beer I've tried in 2014 but I think it might be draft only (I've certainly never seen it in bottles):
This IPA is well worth trying but I personally prefer the Summer Ale from the same brewry:
And you can't overlook Ciechan Wyborne, it's the beer which kick-started the whole craft beer movement and showed that good beer which used to be only regional could make it on the national stage:
One last one, I think that this Pils is probably the best value beer in Poland at the moment:
Nothing on the Polish market beats Budweiser Budwar on price and quality IMO.
You very badly need to get yourself down to the local beer specialist. Admittedly, in Ceske Budejovice and served from a tankowy system, Budweiser is a very nice beer; but it gets blown away by the new wave of craft beers (and even more than a few of the old school regional beers).
That is some assertion Harry that any Polish beer can beat English bottled ale, mass produced though it be. You are obviously fully versed as a beer lover with the chemistry of same, so I too would love a few names.
Not just the bottled ale, there are lots of Polish beers that will beat English draft ale. You seem to forget that in Warsaw there are places with English ale on tap, both Legends and the British Bulldog have ales such as Spitfire, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot's Ale and so on all the time. I can't remember the last time I had a pint of it, certainly not for the last 15 months and quite possibly not since 2012. Why would I want to? There are far better Polish beers on offer. Just go to Kufle i Kapsle and try what they have in their 12 taps and 2 hand pumps, or go to Cuda na Kiju or Chmielarnia: they both have 18 taps. Or try Piw Paw: 57 taps and sometimes one of them has an English ale (not often, apparently the stuff doesn't sell well).