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Old 01-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #11
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I am a certified BJCP judge.

Don't listen to these people. Enter it in category 23 and call it an India Brown Ale in the "base style" description.


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Old 01-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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I am a certified BJCP judge.

Don't listen to these people. Enter it in category 23 and call it an India Brown Ale in the "base style" description.
I'm not a BJCP judge, so I'm just looking for some clarification. I understand listing it as 23 Specialty, but I didn't know you could put Indian Brown Ale as a sub category. I would have thought it would be 14A, B or C.


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Old 01-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #13
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I am a certified BJCP judge.

Don't listen to these people. Enter it in category 23 and call it an India Brown Ale in the "base style" description.
Whattaya mean, "these people?"
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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Whattaya mean, "these people?"
I mean these people suggesting to enter it as a Black IPA, or IPA, or whatever other bizarre things they think would be appropriate. It's a bad idea. You will not get the feedback you expect, because the judges will not be drinking the beer they expect. Calling it an India Brown Ale pretty much nails it, IMO. Perhaps it will be a bit less malty than an actual brown ale (I would not be surprised to see judge's comments as such) but calling it something else, or entering it in a category other than 23 is just begging for terrible feedback on your scoresheets.



There aren't any sub-categories for category 23. It's just 23A. However when you enter any specialty beer, or wood-aged, or fruit/vegetable beer, or spice beer, etc. there is an extra field in the entry form that you MUST fill out to supply the "base style" or "style description" or similar verbiage, so that the judges know what they are judging and can provide appropriate feedback and scoring. In THAT field you should call it an India Brown Ale.


Don't enter it in category 14. 14 is for those three specific styles (English IPA, American IPA, and Imperial IPA) and your beer is not going to look, smell, or taste very much like any of those. The specialty malts you added pretty much guarantee that. Don't enter it in category 10C, either, because it's way too hoppy and bitter to be an American Brown.
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