Budget Summer India Pale Ale - Page 4 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Budget Summer India Pale Ale

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2011, 12:00 AM   #31
slowbie
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 641
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brew_4iT View Post
Are you serious dude? Even flavor and aroma can be quantifiable. Think about it... If you can calculate time by the amount of bittering for early additions, and the amount of aroma and flavor loss you have more than enough values for an expression to numerically value aroma/taste this hasn't been done yet???
If only it were that simple. Even the IBU calculations are very imperfect and don't singlehandedly give an accurate representation of how bitter. Even with the same IBU number, things like OG, FG, hop variety, and carbonation will affect perceived bitterness. You can try to quantify anything (and people do try on nearly everything), but how successful you are will be variable.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brew_4iT View Post
when I first grab a sip of an IPA the first initial response is a thickly hopped beer. whether right or wrong I just do...
When you first take a sip of an IPA, you should be tasting a very hoppy beer. From all the BJCP guidelines:

Quote:
Overall Impression: A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.
However, an IPA shouldn't be thick. Sure, the hops add SOMETHING, but anything added by the hops completely negligible compared to sugars in solution.

Again, I don't understand why you're so hung up on this having to be an IPA. If you want to make an IPA, then make a hoppy beer. If you don't want to make a hoppy beer, don't make an IPA. It's that simple.

But if you're really so convinced that you're right, just brew it and enter it in a competition as an IPA and see how you do.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 01:59 AM   #32
Brew_4iT
 
Brew_4iT's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Manchester, NH
Posts: 457
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


[quote=slowbie;3106732]If only it were that simple. Even the IBU calculations are very imperfect and don't singlehandedly give an accurate representation of how bitter. Even with the same IBU number, things like OG, FG, hop variety, and carbonation will affect perceived bitterness. You can try to quantify anything (and people do try on nearly everything), but how successful you are will be variable.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Brew_4iT View Post
I'm not arguing these points I whole heartedly agree. Nothing is absolute, but numbers helps with precision. I like the fact that in brewing you can never replicate an exact beer twice, especially when aging is involved...

And no I'm not talking about the initial body of a beer, I was loosley expressing earlier in the thread when I first grab a sip of an IPA the first initial response is a thickly hopped beer. whether right or wrong I just do...

I'm not claiming that I know all the answers, I still have a lot to learn I admit that.
(dead horse icon)
__________________
"Good people drink good beer" -- Hunter S. Thompson

“The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George...Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security.”
― Ron Paul

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 02:17 AM   #33
Reno_eNVy
 
Reno_eNVy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Reno, Nevada
Posts: 6,277
Liked 229 Times on 195 Posts




There ya go
__________________
Primary: air and sadness =(

Kegged: air and sadness =(

Bottled: English Barleywine (brewed 9/26/09 -- bottled 5/5/10)


LET'S GO LA!
LA CAMPEONES!
PLAY FOR GLORY, THE GLORY LA!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 02:21 AM   #34
onthekeg
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Posts: 1,786
Liked 83 Times on 65 Posts


Call it a cascadian dark IPA when you are done too!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honey Bee Imperial India Pale Ale permo Homebrew Ale Recipes 5 12-31-2010 05:29 PM
Double ‘S’ India Pale Ale Rhoobarb Homebrew Ale Recipes 2 05-20-2009 07:31 PM
Heathen Imperial India Pale Ale PseudoChef Homebrew Ale Recipes 1 05-29-2008 03:15 PM
India Rye Pale Ale MikeFlynn74 Homebrew Ale Recipes 1 04-13-2008 05:12 PM
Invading India Pale Ale Arneba28 Homebrew Ale Recipes 2 03-06-2008 08:22 AM


Forum Jump