There has been a fair bit of discussion on this topic in a Pilsner thread so I figured I would start this thread to divert that discussion to this thread. At the moment below are the IPA sub-styles that exist on BA: American Brut IPA American Imperial IPA American IPA Belgian IPA English India Pale Ale (IPA) New England IPA In past BA thread discussions there have been a lot of discussion of American IPA sub-styles: · West Coast American IPA · East Coast American IPA · Midwest American IPA · Vermont American IPA · Others? Needless to say there are strength variants like Session IPA, DIPA, TIPA which could be applied to all sub-styles. Do you think that the IPA sub-styles should be expanded on BA or is the present list acceptable for you? I am thinking that maybe it would be a good idea to list the varying strength categories since from a ranking perspective is it fair to compare a Session iPA like Founders All Day IPA to a higher strength beer like Russian River Pliny the Elder (a DIPA)? As to the various regional differences I listed above (i.e., West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, Vermont,…) perhaps a consolidated sub-style of American IPA is sufficient? I personally have varying views on these regional IPAs, with some example beers listed below, but maybe they are sufficiently similar? · West Coast American IPA: Firestone Walker Union Jack · East Coast American IPA: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA · Midwest American IPA: Bell’s Two Hearted (pretty similar to a West Coast IPA for my personal palate) · Vermont IPA: Alchemist Focal Banger I personally think it is fair to have a separate category for a Juicy/Hazy IPA (BA prefers the nomenclature of NEIPA) with the understanding that these beers need to have qualities beyond just being hazy such as a low-moderate bitterness accompanied with a soft mouthfeel. So, fellow BAs bring out your whips and express your thoughts. It would appear that this ‘horse’ is not dead, yet? Cheers!