I was surprised to not see anything turn up in my search in the forum regarding American IPA subcategories. Of course, there aren't any subcategories. But that is why I am here in the forum now. As everyone here knows there are many different incarnations of the American IPA these days... we buy them, we brew them, we drink them, we enter them in homebrew competitions. So, curious as to why there hasn't been a move to create some subcategories for this? The guy/gal who brews a "red ipa" may have an awesome beer but it gets marked down because its "too red"... or the same for someone with a "black ipa"... or whatever. Is there any kind of movement towards getting these variations on the style to have their own subcategory? I know that there will be some purists out there that would say that shouldn't happen, for whatever reason they feel... but shouldn't these variations be recognized better? Hey, its typically the American homebrewer who is constantly pushing the envelope to see what he/she can create... we come up with some pretty interesting brews, we are bound to have a need for additional categories or subcategories as time goes by.