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.”
This beer, by Bev Blackwood, was “dry carroted” and the mouthfeel defined as “crunchy.” In truth, the carrot stick included in the contest bottle picked up a lot of the hop character of the I.P.A. and proved to be quite tasty, as was the beer!
“It is a hoppier beer, (but) is very drinkable and heavier for the season.”
— head brewer, Nikki Koontz