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
India Pale Ale, n. A style of beer inaccessible to stovetop homebrewers — unless you use the Texas Two-Step method.
All the hoppiness of an Indian Pale Ale (IPA), with rye malt rounding out the flavor profile - RyePA.
-Bader Beer & Wine Supply & Bader Winery, Vancouver, Washington, www.baderbrewing.com
Based on the Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny The Elder, this recipe has two hop additions (Northern Brewer and Cascade), a higher starting gravity and a 153 °F (67 °C) versus 151 °F (66 °C) mash temperature.
One of the winners of Boston Brewing Company's LongShot contest.
Bend Brewing Company's 2007 GABF winning imperial IPA.
The secret to a good Imperial IPA is dry-hopping. It can make or
break this style. It is very important to have a huge aroma that leads
you into the beer, complementing the inherent bitterness.
— Tonya Cornett, Brewmaster
A well-hopped, malty, amber India pale ale in the British style.
This West Coast style double IPA is a topseller. It weighs in at 8.1% ABV, and, with over a 1/2 lb. of hops, the IBU's register in at a whopping 141 IBU's. This beer is very smooth with a nice hop punch and a great citrusy aroma. Let this beer age and you will want more!