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You may also find this informative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Pale_Ale It seems IPAs are currently fashionable—these things go in cycles, don't they?—and almost any copper-coloured ale is likely to have an IPA label slapped on it. I was amused and mildly disgusted to see that Baron's, a maker of kits, has something they call East India Pale Ale. ...


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According to this article, Fuller's IPA and Bengal Lancer are not the same beer. The author, Zak Avery, claims to have spoken to the head brewer and concluded that the IPA is hopped exclusively with Golding. Fuller's IPA is a beer that dates from Reg Drury's tenure as head brewer. It was a fairly traditional take on IPA*, being produced at 4.8%abv ...


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I assume that by Fuller's IPA you mean Bengal Lancer? I brewed the following recipe last summer for a just-over-five-UK-gallons batch, based on "Sara Carter Bombay IPA" which is supposed to be a Thornbridge Jaipur clone. See http://www.brew.x10.mx/Recipes.html for the original. I didn't think it tasted much like Jaipur, but was struck by the resemblance to ...


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For a double IPA, I suggest a moderate-to-high bitterness and a massive hop flavor, with ABV in the 7.5-10% range. Denny is right-- You can really play with those hop additions and find your own groove. Remember, the later the addition, the more flavor in the final product. Given your specific hop requirements, here's what I would do for a 60 minute boil. ...


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If you'd like to simplify your batch and increase the hop flavor and aroma, I'd make the following recommendations: Use just Simcoe for your bittering. It's likely you won't notice much of a difference in using or two types of hops since all of the aroma and hop flavor will boil off, leaving you with just bitterness. For your flavor hops, move them ...


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Boil time is not dependent on hop additions. There is no set time to wait. You can add whatever you like whenever you like to get the results you want.


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It was a lucky guess. There is nothing in that grist bill specific to an IPA. AAMOF, it's NOT an IPA! The OG is too low, for one thing. The recipe even calls itself a pale ale, not an IPA. As to what makes an IPA an IPA, the best ROT is the BU:GU ratio. An IPA will usually be in the 1.060-1.075 OG range and have at least a 1:1 BU:GU ratio.


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The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) makes an attempt to describe styles such as this. One such style is IPA (grouped into 3 subcategories: English IPA, American IPA, and Imperial IPA). Have a look: http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style14.php You're right that the hop character defines the IPA style. However, a traditional IPA has some restrictions on ...



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