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BMXFRANK
06-11-2009, 09:23 AM
So I just tapped my Imperial PalE Ale. Someone asked me what makes it different than an IPA? I know what I think and its my interpatation, but since there is no actual "style" of Imperial Pale, how would you go about explaining it to them?

Basically I see that IPA ends at about 7.5%abv. this beer is 8 but not hoppy enough to be an Imperial IPA which is a style. Its more malty and balanced, just bigger. Agree, disagree, suggestions?

beertje46
06-11-2009, 09:30 AM
That tap is Pale Ale, this tap is Pale Ale on Crack, any questions?

(Grab them by the shoulders and shake them violenty, repeat as necessary)

BMXFRANK
06-11-2009, 12:45 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA, thats good.

beerking1
06-11-2009, 01:04 PM
Sounds to me like you have a GABF (2009) Style #46: American-Style Strong Pale Ale (http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/beer_styles3.html), although a little stronger than listed.
You could also look at the American Barleywine style.
http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/catdex.php is a good source for style descriptions, in addition to the GABF list.

beertje46
06-11-2009, 01:16 PM
Sounds to me like you have a GABF (2009) Style #46: American-Style Strong Pale Ale (http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/beer_styles3.html), although a little stronger than listed.
You could also look at the American Barleywine style.
http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/catdex.php is a good source for style descriptions, in addition to the GABF list.
The GABF link is 404 page not found. Excellent suggestion though.

Bear
06-11-2009, 02:35 PM
Take off the trailing ")" from the GABF link and it works.

beertje46
06-11-2009, 03:31 PM
Take off the trailing ")" from the GABF link and it works.
One could do that; plus remove two of the three trailing dots, add an org and a / and you are ready OR links can (should) be posted like this and tested with the preview button prior to punching submit:

GABF 2009 Style #46 (http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.org/beer_styles3.html)

or

BJCP Style #19 Barleywine (http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style19.php)


(forum style nazi done, class dismissed)

GlacierBrewing
06-11-2009, 04:03 PM
One could do that; plus remove two of the three trailing dots, add an org and a / and you are ready OR links can (should) be posted like this and tested with the preview button prior to punching submit:

GABF 2009 Style #46 (http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.org/beer_styles3.html)

or

BJCP Style #19 Barleywine (http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style19.php)


(forum style nazi done, class dismissed)
STEP BACK FROM KEYBOARD DAVID!

beertje46
06-11-2009, 04:07 PM
STEP BACK FROM KEYBOARD DAVID!
Hey, I was bored.