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Sunny Citrus IPA

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Sunny Citrus IPA

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Beer Style: American IPA  (14B)
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5 US gallons

American IPA


This is a light orange colored beer with a very fruity, strong hop taste and a wonderful white head. Not too bitter, but very hoppy. This IPA has a strong smell of ripe grapefruit and is unlike any beer I've tasted. Delicious, refreshing, fruity, bright, sweet, bitter and happy, this is a fun beer to drink any time of the year.


  • 4.5 lbs Pale Malt 2-row
  • 1 lb Crystal Malt 40L
  • 1 lb Carapils Malt
  • 1 lb Wheat Malt
  • 3 lbs Coopers Light DME
  • 2 oz. Columbus
  • 2 oz. Cascade
  • 0.5 oz. Golding
  • CA Ale Yeast
  • 3/4 cup bottling sugar

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Steep all milled grain for 60 mins, keeping it at 160 - 165 degrees
Sparge in 180 degree water
Bring the wort to a boil and add your Goldings.
with 20 mins left, add 1 oz. Cascade
with 2 mins left, add remainder Cascade
strain into fermenter and pitch yeast at room temp.
Once primary fermentation is complete, add 2 oz. Columbus by dry hopping
Bottle after 10 - 14 days


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 Reviewed by Mark on Sun Sep 22 2019

Very good and will be making again.

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 Reviewed by Keith on Tue Aug 6 2019

I must be doing something wrong. Made this twice. Both times got a sweet low alcohol (3%abv) non-citrus beer. Drunk it though.

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 Reviewed by Keith on Wed Jun 12 2019

Thinking of brewing this. Can anyone confirm the mash and sparge temperatures are correct as they appear 10 degrees higher than normal practice?

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 Reviewed by Mark on Thu Dec 14 2017

If you didn't get enough citrus you probably did something wrong, this recipe is one of my favorites. And all my friends. Thumbs up.

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 Reviewed by Mark on Thu Nov 30 2017

Great beer, must put on your list.

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 Reviewed by Mark on Thu May 11 2017

Great beer, all my friends love it. This beer should be put on your Brew list.

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 Reviewed by Chane on Sat Nov 12 2016

This came out great, nice white head and smooth taste only negative is it could be more citrusy.

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 Reviewed by Josh on Thu Sep 11 2014

I have made this recipe about 5 times now and even converted the last two batches to all grain. It is a favorite of mine and always gets good reviews for aroma and taste when sharing with friends.