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    Sierra Nevada beers are close to the least expensive crafts out there in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    A comment on beer advocate that says it all:

    This beer is indeed a Big Little Thing. It's insanely light, balanced, and drinkable for a 9% Imperial IPA.

    I'll keep an eye open for that one!
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    What exactly is an imperial ipa? Just high octane ipa like a DIPA or TIPA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    What exactly is an imperial ipa? Just high octane ipa like a DIPA or TIPA?
    Generally 8% and above from what I've observed, generally Imperial and Double are used interchangeably. It's more common in Stouts above 10% where it can be Russian & Imperial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Generally 8% and above from what I've observed, generally Imperial and Double are used interchangeably. It's more common in Stouts above 10% where it can be Russian & Imperial.
    The Brewers Association defines an American India Pale Ale as having an ABV of 6.3%-7.5%, while an Imperial or Double IPA should fall somewhere in the 7.6%-10.6% range.
    If reason stands, a Triple IPA, then, should be any IPA with an ABV roughly over 10.5%, right?
    If only it were that simple.
    Sierra Nevada recently released Hoptimum, an “all-new triple IPA” that comes in at a head-scratching 9.6% ABV, securely within DIPA range. Similarly, for their fourth anniversary, Boston’s Trillium Brewing Co. released The Streets, a celebrated TIPA tipping the ABV scales at…10%. One true example of the style can be found in Founders Brewing Company’s 12% whopper, Devil Dancer.
    This all goes to say, like lots of things in beer, this all really just comes down to marketing. When it comes to hoppy beers, best to go by the ABV rather than the “style.”
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    I agree with you Firth, I look for Triples to be above 10.5% but generally I read the ABV and ignore the marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    No thanks. When do they start making beer that tastes like beer again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Yeah, no.
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    Last night, among many others, I had a Royal Docks Deathly Mallows Toasted Marshmallow Milk Stout. Definitely not "beer that tastes like beer," but fantastic all the same.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    No thanks. When do they start making beer that tastes like beer again?
    I agree. I'm not even going to taste that chocolate mess. I posted about it because I am appalled by it. I'm not surprised, though. Corporate types are always testing the lower limit of taste. The most famous coffee purveyor in the country seems to be in the milk business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
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