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anyone know diff between sierra and full sail ipa?

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jigidyjim

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I'm thinking for my 4th brew I'm going to try an IPA. I don't have a lot of tasting experience with IPA, mainly because I've never liked Sierra Nevada much, so I've stayed away from pale ales (though I guess Sierra is an American Pale Ale, I'm not sure?).

Anyway, the one IPA I know that I do really like is full sail. So when I'm looking for an ingredient kit I'd like to try to find one that leans more towards that, and less towards Sierra... though I really have no idea what the difference is so I'm not sure what to look for!

Any help?
 

weetodd

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These are two similar but different styles of beer. An APA and IPA are about the same from the malt standpoint, but your IPAs are going to have a much stronger hop presence. Because of this, most IPAs are a little "bigger" (higher in alcohol) too. I think if you purchase a kit that is an IPA style you'll have something more like the full sail you reference. If the kit specifies a "west coast style" IPA you'll be even closer. Hope this helps.
 
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