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Beer Style: Specialty Beer (23A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Specialty Beer
Beer Color

Description:

10/23/12 - Out of fermentor uncarbonated. Extremely hoppy and bitter, less aroma than expected. Less body than anticipated. Will

Ingredients:

  • 12 lbs - Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.8 oz - Crystal Dark - 77L (Crisp) (75.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.8 oz - Melanoidin (Weyermann) (30.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 3.0 oz - Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Mash Hop (Hops)
  • 3.5 oz - Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 90 min (Hops)
  • 12.0 oz - Corn Sugar (Dextrose) [Boil for 90 min] (0.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 0.8 oz - Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 45 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 30 min (Hops)
  • 2.5 oz - Simcoe [13.0%] - Steep 0 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Centennial [10.0%] - Steep 0 min (Hops)
  • 2 pkgs - English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) (Yeast)
  • 1 pkgs - California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) (Yeast)
  • 1.0 oz - Centennial [10.0%] - Dry Hop 14 days (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 14 days (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Simcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 14 days (Hops)
  • 0.2 oz - Centennial [10.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days (Hops)
  • 0.2 oz - Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days (Hops)
  • 0.2 oz - Simcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 5 days (Hops)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 90 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.075 (18.2° P)
Final Gravity: 1.020 SG (5.1° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 7.3%
Color SRM: 9.5  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 247.3
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by Dibbs on Fri Apr 11 2014

This was an attempt to merge Pinglehead Imperial Red Ale grain with Pliny the Elder hop schedule and is an incredibly hoppy beer for only the bravest hop heads. You can smell the hops from across the bar and there is enough of malt to support the hops.