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Offline dak0415

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What's my style?
« on: April 20, 2011, 07:30:17 PM »
I could use some BJCP style help.  We brewed a "Double Dog" clone.
5 galons
OG 1.103
FG  1.022
10.6%ABV
88 IBU
12.5 SRM
Dry hopped with
2 oz Columbus
2 oz Cascade.
It's actually quite well balanced, but what style?
American Barleywine?
Imperial IPA?
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 08:43:39 PM »
I vote BARLEYWINE.
You'll surely get other opinions.
If you age it for a year or two (as you probably should) it will be an OLD ALE (and probably a very good one).
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 09:08:23 PM »
... It's actually quite well balanced, but what style?
American Barleywine?
Imperial IPA?


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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 09:10:04 PM »
A BW but which yeast did you use?
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 09:22:37 PM »
I'd say american barleywine. IIPAs should (I think) be a bit dryer and higher IBUs.

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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 05:47:38 AM »
A BW but which yeast did you use?
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 08:45:19 AM »
A BW but which yeast did you use?
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Then that would make it an English Barleywine.
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 09:14:49 AM »
A BW but which yeast did you use?
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Then that would make it an English Barleywine.

Except that 88 IBU of American hops might cancel that out!
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 10:08:38 AM »
A BW but which yeast did you use?
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Then that would make it an English Barleywine.

Except that 88 IBU of American hops might cancel that out!

Except that some English brewers have taken to using American hops! ;)
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 10:09:15 AM »
A BW but which yeast did you use?
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Then that would make it an English Barleywine.
Except that 88 IBU of American hops might cancel that out!

Well it's got 76% Britsh Pale 2-row 21% German wheat and 3% good old American crystal 120, along with a major attitude, that makes it as American as I am!  And that's a total of 7 oz American hops.  I've used US-05 before and I didn't want to dry it out that much.
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 10:12:44 AM »
Sheesh!  I thought you guys were going to help me, not confuse me even more.  I think I'll just call it an Imperial IPA and damn the nay-sayers!
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 10:15:52 AM »
A BW but which yeast did you use?
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Then that would make it an English Barleywine.

Except that 88 IBU of American hops might cancel that out!

Well it's got 76% Britsh Pale 2-row 21% German wheat and 3% good old American crystal 120, along with a major attitude, that makes it as American as I am!  And that's a total of 7 oz American hops.  I've used US-05 before and I didn't want to dry it out that much.


OK...then. I've got it. Call it a Brew Kettle (kitchen sink)  Barleywine.  ;)
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 10:28:36 AM »
Not everything you make will fit a style.  That's why we have specialty beers.

That said, it sounds most like an American Barleywine to me, but you'd have to actually taste it and compare it to the guidelines to be sure.  Doesn't matter what you intended to be; it matters what it is.
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 10:35:01 AM »
There you go with that Zen thing again.
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Re: What's my style?
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 11:28:06 AM »
Is there a need to classify it?  If you're entering it in a competition try both and look at the feedback.  Otherwise call it good beer.  
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