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Old 01-08-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Beer SNOBBERY(where do I get my card?)/DIPA

I.....am a card carrying beer snob. Only I don't have a card. Anyone know where to get one?

My latest Pet Peeve.


DIPA..........

PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, but this style refers to an IMPERIAL IPA.....

Double is not double the hops or malt (necessarilly), but rather the double "I" (Imperial India...).

In speech it saves a little tongue work, I will give you that. Imperial IPA is a mouthfull, double IPA rolls off a little easier.

But written?????(as most everything on this site is) Why put DIPA instead of IIPA? It actually takes more space and you have to hit 1 more letter(insignificant I know, but if it saves a negative fraction of a second to put DIPA...then really WTF?)

DIPA is something I put on my 2 year old's ass, while IIPA is a thing of beauty.

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:50 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what happened to your card, thought I sent that. I'll update your membership information with your thoughts on Double IPAs and get it right out. As always, thanks for being one of our top contributors!

Of note, I see that your membership is about to expire. Please be sure to get your annual dues to me ASAP. Have a blessed day!

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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The only Imperial beer in my book is Russian Imperial Stout. I really don't care for the whole Imperial fad... what's next, an Imperial Mild? There is a category for those beers already - it's called "Specialty Beers".

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please don't be a snob. Nobody likes a snob. Snobs are ass holes. Let us be beer geeks.

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:58 PM   #5
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I only consider RIS and IIPA's Imperials. I would never type DIPA though. That's just dumb

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I think you're wrong in that the word "double" refers to the letter "I" and not to the beer's strength (of which the word "Imperial" serves the same purpose, and thus the two are interchangeable).

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I think you're wrong in that the word "double" refers to the letter "I" and not to the beer's strength (of which the word "Imperial" serves the same purpose, and thus the two are interchangeable).
That was my understanding but I was too afraid of being cast out as a noob by all the snobs to answer.
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That was my understanding but I was too afraid of being cast out as a noob by all the snobs to answer.
I'm a noob among snobs myself, but I'm pretty sure "double" is synonymous with "Imperial."

This is what the BJCP has to say about it all:

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History: A recent American innovation reflecting the trend of American craft brewers “pushing the envelope” to satisfy the need of hop aficionados for increasingly intense products. The adjective “Imperial” is arbitrary and simply implies a stronger version of an IPA; “double,” “extra,” “extreme,” or any other variety of adjectives would be equally valid.
http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style14.php#1c
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I'm a noob among snobs myself, but I'm pretty sure "double" is synonymous with "Imperial."

This is what the BJCP has to say about it all:



http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style14.php#1c
I woudn't go so far as to openly admit to being a noob. I'm a beer geek. 10th level to be exact.
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I woudn't go so far as to openly admit to being a noob. I'm a beer geek. 10th level to be exact.
Yeah, I guess noob is a relative term.

Someone here said it best, and I'm paraphrasing: "To my friends I'm a beer geek, but to other beer geeks I'm a noob."
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