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Beer Style: American IPA  (14B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

American IPA


When is an India Pale Ale not so pale? When it is a Black IPA of course.
This beer is really solid, and there’s nothing we automatically thought of that we would want to change. It’s very drinkable, and you’ll want to serve it somewhat warmer than fridge temperature so all of the character can come out. We’ve tried a lot of commercial Black IPAs in recent history, and this one definitely ranks up there. Very happy with how it turned out.


  • 10 lbs Pale 2-row (85.11%)
  • 1 lb Crystal 40 (8.51%)
  • 8 oz Midnight Wheat (4.26%)
  • 4 oz Chocolate Malt (2.13%)
  • 2 oz Columbus (14.60 AA) at 15min
  • 1 oz Nugget Hops (12.20 AA) at 15min
  • 1 oz Columbus Hops (14.60 AA) at flameout
  • 1 oz Nugget Hops (12.20 AA) at flameout
  • 1 oz Columbus Hops (14.60 AA) for dryhop last 7 days of primary
  • 1 oz Nugget Hops (12.20 AA) for dryhop last 7 days of primary
  • Yeast: Safale US-05

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: Until fermentation slows
Secondary Ferment: 3 weeks at 68 degrees F

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.060
Final Gravity: 1.009
Alcohol by Vol: 6.68%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mash: 60 minute mash at 153 degrees F
Bottling: We carbonated to 2.8 volumes of CO2. It was ready to go after 2.5-3 weeks in the bottle at room temperature.
Now, you probably noticed we used Midnight Wheat in this beer, which is a seasonal malt from Briess (9/13/11 EDIT: This malt is now available year round! Go get some!) . If you are able to get your hands on some of this stuff; do it! It’s an awesome malt. Your local homebrew shop might be able to order some in from their supplier from last year’s malting, and at the time of writing this articles there was still Midnight Wheat available at several popular online shops. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of obtaining it, you can substitute in a darker Carafa for a similar flavor, or even a few ounces of Chocolate Wheat with Carafa.