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Old 07-07-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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So I put together a rye IPA but the final product lacks a hoppy flavor. After I reviewed my recipe, I just goofed up and didn't include enough hops. I really need to purchase the Beersmith software. Anyway, the taste is a nice malty flavor and I'll continue to drink it, but I can't call it an IPA, what should I label it as?

 
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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maybe a rye pale ale?
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:26 PM   #3
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not even a pale ale, its all malt no hops

I'm thinking maybe an amber ale

 
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:20 PM   #4
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Why does it matter? Call it beer.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:24 PM   #5
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Why does it matter? Call it beer.


In the end it really does not matter, but there is a part of me that gets what he is talking about.

Calling a non hoppy beer IPA is like calling Britney Spears rock music, it just does not fit

 
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:26 PM   #6
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Seriously, it doesn't need a classification. Just drink it.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #7
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Call it "Amber Rye" because she's smooooth!!!

 
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:51 PM   #8
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A pale ale with low hop flavor/aroma is called a Bitter. IPA-strength would be an ESB - Extra Special Bitter.

 
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:21 PM   #9
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Rye-P-A

 
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:58 PM   #10

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So I put together a rye IPA but the final product lacks a hoppy flavor. After I reviewed my recipe, I just goofed up and didn't include enough hops. I really need to purchase the Beersmith software. Anyway, the taste is a nice malty flavor and I'll continue to drink it, but I can't call it an IPA, what should I label it as?
You don't need to purchase anything for brewing calculations. here's a nice spreadsheet that I'm continuously updating the more I brew. It's free, instantly "updatable" and you can see what formulas are being used to make the calculations (open source--so you learn at the same time). It's in OpenOffice format (a MS Office alternative that's also both free and open source). Cheers!

 
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