Are you not looking for 20C - Imperial Stout?
Yea, that's the second one with 50-90 IBU. Remember that the IBU range is proportional to the OG range although there's a bit of wiggle room in there. The OG range of 20C being 1.075 to 1.115. Across the OG spread, thats a Bu/Gu ratio of .66 to .78. And keeping in mind that .25 is malty, .5 is the old IPA standard and 1.0 is what we're seeing nowadays in IPA and I2PA.
So let's say I'm judging and I actually get the mythical 50 point RIS at 25 P and hopped nice and malty at about 30 IBU with other perceived bitterness provided by the roast malt. Under the guidelines I have to ding it for either too high a gravity, or say it is way under hopped. THAT's what honks me off. It's the alpha acid creep that we seem to be seeing in almost all styles.
I can just give the brewer the (theoretically) justified 50 points and write a small note with the 10 points in the Overall impression section "I love this no longer accepted style of malty beer. It is perfect."
yea, most likely the latter.
At big brew I talked to two judges who just got back from a UK tour. They were looking for the great British styles. What they mostly found were failed attempts at American IPAs. Kinda hard to get fresh Cascade, Citra and the other varieties in the UK.
Whew, spleen vented, blood pressure down, I'm feeling a bit better now.
Almost forgot: GOML!!
Edited by Stout_fan, 10 May 2019 - 07:36 AM.