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Beer Style: American IPA (14B)
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 2 US gallons

American IPA


This is the first beer that I ever made using my new brewing equipment (standard 5 gallon batch). I used to brew using the Mr. Beer kit and it only made about 2 gallons. This is a very aromatic, hoppy beer. I loved it! Very similar to Sierra Nevada Torpedo.


  • 8 lbs. Liquid Pale Malt Extract
  • 1 lb. Crystal Malt (10L)
  • 2 oz. Nugget hops (whole) (60 mins)
  • 2 oz. Cascade hops (whole) (1/2 oz. for last 15, 10, 5, and 0 mins)
  • 1 tsp. Irish Moss (30 mins into boil)
  • 3 tsp. Gypsum (30 mins into boil)
  • 2 cups corn sugar added to wart
  • White Labs Yeast London Ale Yeast (WLP013)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 1 week
Secondary Ferment: 1 week

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.060
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol by Vol: 6.28%
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 2.00 US Gallons

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Mashed Crystal malt in a single mashing step at 165 degrees F for about 30 mins. Heated to nearly boiling, then added the liquid pale malt extract and 2 cups corn sugar. Brought all of this to a boil, added 2 oz. Nugget hops for the entire boil. Added gypsum and Irish moss 30 mins into boil, then added 1/2 oz Cascade at 15, 10, 5, and 0 mins left in the boil. The initial gravity was higher than normal because of the addition of extra corn sugar. Let sit in primary for 7 days, racked to secondary for 7 days, primed using 3/4 cup corn sugar, bottled, and it was delicious after only 2 weeks in the bottle. All of this was gone in about a month, so I don't know if it would age well. It was just too damn good! :)