That’s it! Give up, people, because beer style no longer matters. In the wake of white IPAs, black IPAs, Belgian IPAs and session IPAs, we might as well accept it: All beers are now IPAs!
When you think about it, it works wonderfully. No more fussing with ales vs. lagers; now we just have warm-fermented and cold-fermented IPAs. Thirsty for a pilsner? Have this cold-fermented session IPA instead. Trappist ale? Nope, that’s a non-secular, high malt IPA. Kölsch Try cold-conditioned, low hop IPA.
Even Bud Light is now an IPA, except it’s a cold-fermented, low-flavour profile, ultra-session IPA.
12 Replies to “EVERY Beer is Now an IPA”
Don’t forget Rye IPA, Smoked IPA, Mild IPA and Alcohol Free IPA
Progress stopper aka road blocker. Misnomers do get silly but this post is the silliest
As is the intent, Mr. Beardface. As is the intent.
Waiting for Bud I.P.A.
There was (is?) one, the American Ale.
Please just don’t turn the black rye kölsches into IPAs. Please! I beg you!
I’ve had exactly the same thought, Stephen. It just makes me glad I don’t live in IPA country.
In Brazil even water is an IPA if it’s from a small brewery. On the good side of things, if you ever come back, Baden Baden made a beer with Brazilian hops, the only thing is that they don’t know what kind of hops they are, they are sending it to some labs to check it out. Regards Daniel
Saw a stout IPA last week. At first I was upset, but then realized that at least it wasn’t a Pumpkin IPA (it’s a matter of time).