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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2022, 11:05:45 am »
To me, Cold IPA tastes like underbittered WCIPA
I add plenty of bittering to mine.  Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2022, 12:02:28 pm »
To me, Cold IPA tastes like underbittered WCIPA
I add plenty of bittering to mine.  Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

Which would make it even more like WCIPA.  I've only tried a couple so I can't say if YDIW or not.  Sounds like I my like yours better than the commercial examples I've had. They weren't bad, but I kept wondering why this is new and different, or merited a different name or style. That's what I consider to be the gimmick. My take away from judging is that a beer is not defined by ingredients or process.  It's what it tastes like.  And the ones I've had are not really different than WCIPA.
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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2022, 12:15:10 pm »
By 2024, we will all have completely forgotten about this dumb fad style.

I remember when a lot of us said that about NEIPAs Dave:)
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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2022, 01:21:21 pm »
I make a cold IPA I suppose. I call it an IPL. It's really good. It's not a new thing...
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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2022, 02:16:27 pm »
I think of it as a Pilsner with lots of “new world” hops.
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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2022, 09:06:08 am »
I think of it as a Pilsner with lots of “new world” hops.
Wow, I was an innovator years before this style was "invented" then. I have "New World Pilsner" in my brewing records going back to January 2015...
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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2022, 07:31:36 am »
All my IPAs are cold. Who wants to drink warm beer?
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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2022, 05:42:12 am »
The new All About Beer podcast just did an episode on Cold IPA. Yeah, the name is pure marketing, but the base style description does sound different enough to warrant a name of some sort.  Tl/Dr version: grist bill like a NAIL, significant dry hopping, lager yeast at ale temp.

No one (that I've found) around me makes one; so I've no idea if it's any good, but I'm less inclined now to dismiss it peremptorily as "just rebranded IPL".  Time will tell whether it's a NEIPA or a Brut IPA.

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2FsbC1hYm91dC1iZWVy/episode/NmE5ZmFmY2QtNGRiNy00M2VjLWFjYTItYzQ1Nzg2NGVmMDA5?ep=14
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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2022, 05:43:39 am »
All my IPAs are cold. Who wants to drink warm beer?

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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2022, 06:00:44 am »
… lager yeast at ale temp.



I like the thought but this is where I have to part ways with the idea because I get a slight sulfur taste from most lager yeast. For me, this would be inappropriate for an IPA just the same as it would for a California Common. 

I’ve not tried the Mexican Lager strains. Maybe they’d be less sulfur-ish. Maybe a hybrid yeast like a California Common strain would be more my thing.

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Re: Cold IPA beer style?
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2022, 03:00:31 pm »
I ran across a beer yesterday that was billed as a "top-fermented lager". The label on the back said it is actually a kolsch, fermented with ale yeast at lager-like temperatures.
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