Just yesterday I mentioned the seemingly endless enthusiasm for Belgianizing beer styles (Belgian-style IPAs, stouts, cider, etc.), which is a trend rivaled in style-bending popularity by only the IPAization of beer styles (black IPA, wheat IPA, red IPA, etc).
With news from AC Golden Brewing, one more beer populates the latter trend: The IPL, or India pale lager. Through March 18, the brewery’s new hoppy lager will be on tap at Old Chicago locations throughout Colorado. This hefty 6.8%-ABV lager’s designed with Munich and pale malts, and hopped with Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Chinook, clocking in at a powerful 75 IBUs.
But the real question is: What’s a better term to describe the “IPAization” of beer than “IPAization?” Hey, maybe that is the best term. You’re creative, you’re vocal—you tell me.
Write your best suggestions in the comments. Here are a few to get you started:
Of course, if this all seems trivial (fair enough!), head over to DRAFT’s new Our Cellar blog, where you’ll find plenty of beer porn to take your mind off of inane questions such as these.