Originally Posted by J187
I take for granted he's talking about clear BCS... I doubt his IPA called for dark.
Aye, but I had two thoughts about it. The first is that Belgian IPA isn't a rigidly defined style by the BJCP and the OP may want a dark IPA for whatever reason (or may use a combination of clear, dark or in-between to reach the desired color).
Also, if the OP attempts to make his own and doesn't have any experience making candi (or candy, for that matter) and tries to do so without the proper equipment (candy thermometer) the result may end up darker than intended.