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RedBeard1 08-28-2012 10:04 PM

what style?
 
Made a beer from the leftover bits of previous batches. what style would you put it in? here is the recipe:

http://hopville.com/recipe/1604999

can't find a style match on hopville. was going to secondary the whole thing on some roasted green chiles, but i liked the hydrometer samples so well that i only did half on chiles. just curious as to what you might call it. I'm calling the chile half "Hot Dog Chile Beer" to follow a theme of putting my beagle on the labels. but how about the other half?

Yooper 08-28-2012 10:22 PM

It's probably closest to an American amber, but not really because of the high IBUs and the German finishing hops.

It should be really really really bitter, so you could call it an American bitter if you want to give it a name. :D

AgentHubcap 08-28-2012 11:03 PM

Ipa?

Yooper 08-29-2012 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AgentHubcap (Post 4369199)
Ipa?

Not even close!

Jtbrown54 08-29-2012 03:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper

Not even close!

How is almost 76ibu's 'not even close' to an ipa?

I'm asking to learn not be a weiner ;)

Mongrel 08-29-2012 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jtbrown54 (Post 4369944)
How is almost 76ibu's 'not even close' to an ipa?

I'm asking to learn not be a weiner ;)

If it was just the IBU's I'd call it an India Session Ale, but the 1 lb of chile peppers throws that right out.

Yooper 08-29-2012 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jtbrown54 (Post 4369944)
How is almost 76ibu's 'not even close' to an ipa?

I'm asking to learn not be a weiner ;)

It'll be really bitter since it's got 76 IBUs, but the OG is only 1.053. There is one ounce of centennials for flavor hops, but the only other late hop addition is tettnang- a German noble hop. There will be very little hops flavor, no hops aroma, and the beer will be strongly bitter.

It won't have the ABV or the hopping to be an IPA. Yes, it'll be bitter, but that's not what makes an IPA. An IPA has hops aroma and flavor (usually even dryhopped) and the malt backbone to support the hops, starting at 1.056 at a minimum. I hope that helps!

AgentHubcap 08-29-2012 02:35 PM

I didn't say it would be a good ipa. I've had ipas before that had no hip aroma and little hip flavor.
Maybe more of an old school British ipa?

Jtbrown54 08-29-2012 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper

It'll be really bitter since it's got 76 IBUs, but the OG is only 1.053. There is one ounce of centennials for flavor hops, but the only other late hop addition is tettnang- a German noble hop. There will be very little hops flavor, no hops aroma, and the beer will be strongly bitter.

It won't have the ABV or the hopping to be an IPA. Yes, it'll be bitter, but that's not what makes an IPA. An IPA has hops aroma and flavor (usually even dryhopped) and the malt backbone to support the hops, starting at 1.056 at a minimum. I hope that helps!

Yes! Thanks

brewguyver 08-30-2012 03:14 AM

You might be able to get away with a vegetable beer (21a) or a specialty beer (23a) as long as you get some smell and flavor from the chilies. It seems like those categories are wide open.

Let me know how it turns out - i'm planning on making a Belgian specialty beer with scorpion peppers (go big or go home?) and one of the ideas was to pad it with green chillies.


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