Originally Posted by shortrc
The FG with out the extra sugar is coming it at 1.022. With the sugar its 1.020. Will the ABV be too high for an IIPA adding the sugar?
According to BJCP style guidelines, ABV should be 7.5-10% and FG should be 1.010-1.020. Looks like you will be "to style."
That being said, if you like it, who cares about BJCP. The system is for judging beers in competition.
It is kind of nice to read the different points from the style guideline, though. One thing it mentions is to keep it relatively thin and dry without much malt character. IIPAs should "showcase hops" so I tend to agree with a previous poster who mentioned more finishing hops. Again, it's beer whether it is "to style" or not. If you like it you should make it your way. Good luck and. Happy brewing.