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Re: How to classify a Black IPA for AHA competition?
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2011, 02:17:46 PM »
I'm gonna brew a pale stout!

In England in the 18th century, there were such beasties. These days, we'd call them barleywines or old ales.

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Re: How to classify a Black IPA for AHA competition?
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2011, 02:22:04 PM »
Rather than constrain the category because of confusion between it's historical and style traits, a new style should be created that accommodated both aspects of the beer together.  I would call it an 10D American (Dark) Black Ale.

I'd personally like to see a sub-category for Specialty IPA, which covers Black, Rye and Belgian-American style AIPA/DIPA, as well as possibly "Imperial Amber" and "Imperial Brown" ales.

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Re: How to classify a Black IPA for AHA competition?
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2011, 02:24:16 PM »
I'd personally like to see a sub-category for Specialty IPA, which covers Black, Rye and Belgian-American style AIPA/DIPA, as well as possibly "Imperial Amber" and "Imperial Brown" ales.

That's a good idea, Thomas.
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Re: How to classify a Black IPA for AHA competition?
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2011, 02:25:06 PM »
I think I'm going to invent a new style.  It is called Purple IPA.  It tastes just like a real IPA except that it is purple from the addition of red and blue food coloring.  It will be all the rage amongst fans of purple beers!

There's already "Imperial Red Ale", so why not? If it takes off, perhaps in a few years the BJCP will have an entirely new category for colored IPA!