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Offline Steve Ruch

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BJCP questions
« on: November 23, 2017, 04:07:28 PM »
Which category would session IPA fit in?
When I look on the BJCP guidelines I don't see any cider or mead categories, am I just not looking in the right spot?
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 04:12:58 PM »
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 04:56:20 PM »
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 07:47:25 PM »
Session IPA is like an overhopped APA, which is great if you want to win competitions.  A few judges might ding an overhopped APA, but most probably won't.
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 02:17:29 PM »
Session IPA is like an overhopped APA, which is great if you want to win competitions.  A few judges might ding an overhopped APA, but most probably won't.

I agree.  I entered a session ipa as both a specialty ipa and a pale ale.  It got killed as a specialty ipa and took 2nd as a pale ale.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 01:25:43 AM »
Session IPA is like an overhopped APA, which is great if you want to win competitions.  A few judges might ding an overhopped APA, but most probably won't.

I would.
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 02:09:12 AM »
Session IPA is like an overhopped APA, which is great if you want to win competitions.  A few judges might ding an overhopped APA, but most probably won't.

I would.
Me, too.  I can appreciate an APA on the higher end of the hop scale, but not to the extent of a session IPA.
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 03:25:57 AM »
Sounds like another candidate for a Brulosophy xbmt -- session IPA vs. APA -- can the average idiot taste any difference.
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 08:45:13 PM »
I would say that a session IPA entered in the Pale Ale category should get hit on lack of maltiness, balance and mouthfeel, IF the judges know what they are doing.
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 03:52:56 AM »
I would say that a session IPA entered in the Pale Ale category should get hit on lack of maltiness, balance and mouthfeel, IF the judges know what they are doing.

Exactly.  to quote the style guidelines:

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More balanced and drinkable, and less intensely hop-focused and bitter than session-strength American IPAs (aka Session IPAs).
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Re: BJCP questions
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 09:02:48 PM »
I was thinking about making a session IPA for an upcoming comp, but couldn't quite determine the best way to enter it. After some searching online earlier today, I found the same consensus was to enter it into the specialty IPA category.

Now to formulate one :)