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

American IPA


I just finished my third IPA. All three have been wonderful, and I've never used oak chips. For my money, the hop selection is key. May I recommend the following.

Absolutely delicious!


  • 8 lb. Alexander's Sun Country Pale (Klages) Extract
  • 1 lb. 64l Crystal malt
  • 2 tsp. gypsum
  • 3/4 oz. Norther Brewer Hops (about 9.8 alpha)
  • 1 oz. Cascade hops (4.6 alpha)
  • 1.5 oz. Cascade hops (4.6 alpha) (dry hopping)
  • Wyeast American Ale Yeast

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Crack grains and steep in two quarts 150-155 degree water for 45 minutes. Collect runoff and sparge with additional 1.5 gallons water at 170 degrees. Add malt extract & gypsum and bring to boil. Add Northern Brew hops. After 30 minutes, add Cascades. After another 15 minutes, turn off the heat, let cool and then strain into enough cold water to make 5 gallons. Pitch yeast once the wort's at 75 degrees. Ferment for one week. Rack to secondary, adding 1.5 oz. Cascade at this time. Bottle after another week. Serve very cold.




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 Reviewed by james on Mon Dec 28 2015

I tried this recipe and loved it... great starting point had to improvise due to selection at beer store but turned out amazing left it in secondary for 45 days and dry hopped Amarillo. I was told it was like but better than red chair.