Inspired by Jack's Abby Brewing RIPL Effect, this was my attempt to brew something akin with a rye edge coming out from behind the bold hop profile. Jack's Abby used triticale, but I used a rye malt in my brew, and also used the hops I had on hand.
This recipe for Wheat IPA is a web-only recipe from Jamil Zainasheff's "Style Profile" on specialty IPAs.
American Brown ale was once referred to as Texas Brown ale, since the Dixie Cup was the first competition to recognize the style. In honor of that, David Cato brewed his Texas Imperial Brown Ale, which is more or less a brown I.P.A. It’s a richly flavored beer and very hoppy, appropriately enough with Amarillo hops. This beer, by David Cato took 2nd place in the Imperial Beer category.
Foam Ranger Jimmy Paige took first place that year with an Imperial IPA which he claims was more “like an American Barleywine at the time it was judged.” Age when judged at 2000 Dixie Cup was approximately 7 months old. Jimmy claims he named the beer Imperial Stormtrooper because “that was the only thing I could think of with the word ‘Imperial’ in it.”