What would be a proper BJCP category to enter a Pale Ale with Rye and Wheat? The wheat contribution is nearly 30% but the Rye is less than 10%. It is crystal clear with a nice light rye bite.

It tastes like a great Pale Ale to me, but I would imagine it would be disqualified due to the rye content.

Alternate fermentable is an option too.

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If it tastes like an APA, then it is an APA. The judges don't get to see your recipe. Always enter based on taste, not based on recipe.

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    That is what I was thinking. Thanks for the feedback
    – RAReed
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 16:41

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