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Brown IPA?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by evilcatfish, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Providence

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    Wouldn't adding a bunch of hops to a brown ale defeat the purpose of a brown ale? I guess what I am saying is, isn't a brown ale supposed to be a malt-bomb? I know it's what I reach for when I am not in a hoppy mood.
     
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  2. SenorHops

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    My homebrew Brown recipe is called "Tighty Whitey's Brown Streak Ale". Hahaha!
     
  3. misterid

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    the idea of associating food/beverages with feces never made sense to me. maybe it's just me.


    anyways, 3F's had a Chubby Brown on tap a while back that was fantastic. not sure how i feel about associating food/beverage with dicks..but.. there you have it
     
  4. JackHorzempa

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    Well, somebody started a thread in the Homebrewing section asking on how to make a Romulan Ale. Would that count as a Blue IPA!?!;)

    Cheers!
     
  5. smutty33

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    Agreed,
    Dry-Hoppin Heaven right there !

    Cheers
     
  6. Chinon01

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    We Americans will not rest until every beer is an IPA.
     
  7. spartanfan

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    Short's Brewing Good Humans mmmmm dry hopped goodness
     
  8. leftoverburrito

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    10 Barrel's Oregon brown ale. Super hoppy and the best beer they make. Dub being a close second.
     
  9. DaveAnderson

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    Surly has that covered: Imperial Brown Eye.
     
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    Must we really add IPA to everything? Can't something just be a hoppy stout, or a hoppy brown. I know, I know. I'm being nit picky. DFH Indian Brown is the one that comes to mind, although from what I have heard of Durty, that is one to check out.

    I personally prefer my brown ales to be maltier and to showcase the depth of sweetness possible. It makes moving from a brown ale to an IPA more of an interesting transition. I do enjoy a good well thought out hoppy beer, but have grown tired of hops overpowering sweetness in some beers. I felt that way about Founders Imperial Stout when I tried it VERY fresh - I know it will settle into a couple years of age nicely though. Totally off topic - sorry for that!
     
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  11. Errto

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    I would disagree with "bomb", but yes most "traditional" brown ales are malt-forward.

    There's nothing wrong with making a hoppy brown ale, and I like several of them myself, but I definitely dislike the trend of calling everything hoppy an "IPA".
     
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  12. SFACRKnight

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    Ever think that maybe there is no association and you're just a fecalphiliac? o_O
     
  13. gwdavis

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    As has been mentioned earlier, Terrapin Hop Karma is a really tasty synthesis of these two styles. It's the only one that I will consistently buy and drink in terms of a Brown IPA. However, I have not had many others.
     
  14. misterid

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    (scanning my brain for a poop joke)

    i got nothing
     
  15. SFACRKnight

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    Back on topic though... A hoppy brown and a brown IPA are not necessarily the same thing guys. A brown IPA would lead me to expect an IPA that has had specialty grains added for color, but still embodies the characteristics of an IPA. A hoppy brown would be a brown that has had it's hop additions increased. Yeah?
     
  16. FosterJM

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    Amen brotha. Poop never gets old. I dont care who ya are.
    Dhali Lama thinks it too!

    Cheers!
     
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  17. gwdavis

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    That's fair
     
  18. berserk4886

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    Anyone try FFF Mentol? They had that on tap at the brewpub and I want to say that was supposed to be a hoppy brown ale.
     
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