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Old 11-01-2008, 05:29 AM   #1
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So, I was going to make a pretty hoppy ale á la IPA-ish, but I realized that my 2lb Caramunich addition BLASTED my beer's colour from 9° to 20°, a dark brown. Can this still be an IPA, technically, if the colour is so severely dark? If not, what style would it fall into for all of that dark caramel-y malt?? West coast trippel? Brown ale?

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Old 11-01-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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American Brown? Whats the IBU?

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Old 11-01-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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Does it matter?

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Does it matter?
Not at all


The IBU is 64-ish. I might go higher because of all of the caramel. I read of someone infusing some hop tea because they undershot their IBU's. Supposedly you can't taste over 60 IBUs but I sure seem to find a noticeable difference between 60 and, say, 90.
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