I got a bunch of hops for Christmas, among them 4oz of Challenger (6.7% AA) and 4oz UK Fuggles (4.3%AA).
Challenger/Fuggles make trying an English IPA seem logical. But then I got to thinking...with 8oz to play with, maybe I should try an IIPA...
Before I waste 8oz of wonderful hops though, figured I'd ask the community: has anyone ever tried an Imperial English IPA? It seems English IPA and Imperial IPA are mutually exclusive according to BJCP. But that doesn't mean it won't work
That said, I'm not super familiar with English IPAs in general, so I'm not sure if it's a neat experiment, or a waste of hops. I was thinking to balance the hops, I'd do something with lots of Marris Otter, backed by some Munich, a bit of Honey malt, some wheat, and just a hint of Special B.
I mostly just want to get some input to see if anyone else has tried or tasted something similar. I won't knowingly
set down a stupid/wasteful path.
So what do think? Stupid/crazy/wasteful? Or intriguing/worth trying?
Any thoughts, anecdotes, or advice would be greatly appreciated!