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Old 04-24-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Where do Brown/Black IPAs fall???

I was just curious about this.

For example, both Improv by Cigar City and Hop Karma by Terrapin are listed as Oatmeal Rye India and Brown IPA respectively. I would like to say this would fall more under IPA than Dark ales or am I completely wrong?

Either way both of the aforementioned brews are pretty good. If you have not had a chance to try em you should give them a shot.

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Technically they dont fall into any true BJCP cat. that I am aware of....It would most likely be judged as an IPA and be dinged for appearance (no big deal only 3 points) or it could be entered into a Misc. cat....

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Well in the case of New Glarus Black Top, or Lakefront IBA they fall right down my gullet and into the belly. Wish I had a good recipe to clone Lakefront.

blacklabel is right though, they can't qualify for truly being in style because of color. That's kind of the beauty of the craft/micro breweries and especially homebrewing is we don't have to follow traditional rules.

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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blacklabel is right though, they can't qualify for truly being in style because of color. That's kind of the beauty of the craft/micro breweries and especially homebrewing is we don't have to follow traditional rules.
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I was actually meaning more along the lines of what sub thread in this forum lol...dark ale or pale ale...sorry for the confusion

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ohh no worries....I'd put it under IPA....

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Wish I had a good recipe to clone Lakefront.
You sir are in luck then as NB has this recipe for both AG and extract:
Lakefront Brewery IBA Pro Series

I have mine in the secondary right now, should be dry hopping it in a week or so.
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I'd like to see more of these from the microbrews. Trout River Brewery in Vermont came out with one called Northern Brown, real good.

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Well in the case of New Glarus Black Top, or Lakefront IBA they fall right down my gullet and into the belly. Wish I had a good recipe to clone Lakefront.

blacklabel is right though, they can't qualify for truly being in style because of color. That's kind of the beauty of the craft/micro breweries and especially homebrewing is we don't have to follow traditional rules.
This is in fact what I love most about home brewing and microbreweries. Some are terrible, some are magnificent, the search is always fun.
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terrapin has a brwon IPA called HOP KARMA! I am bottling what I hope is a good clone of it this weekend.

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