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Taking Liberty Ale

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Taking Liberty Ale

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

American IPA


In the 1990 Special Zymurgy Issue on Hops, Quentin B. Smith recommends Chinook at 24 BU, Cascade at 12 BU, Cascade at 9 dry hopped (total 45BU). OG=1.062. Later, he wins first place in the Pale Ale catagory in the 1991 AHA Nationals with a recipe that uses 14 pounds Klages, 4 oz 40L crystal, 4 oz 90L crystal (and of course different hops :-). This had a OG=1.062 and TG=1.010. He mashed all grains for 90 minutes at 150F. Mashed off at 170F, sparged with 170F water.


  • 14 pounds, Klages, 2-row Malt
  • 4 ounces, 40L Crystal Malt
  • 4 ounces, 90L Crystal Malt
  • 1/2 ounce, Chinook (12%), 60 minutes
  • 1 ounce, Cascade (5.5%), 30 minutes
  • 2 ounces, Cascade (5.5%), dry hopped
  • 1 teaspoon, Irish moss, 15 minutes
  • Wyeast 1056 American ale
  • 3/4 cup, corn sugar to prime

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.062
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 6.81%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mash all grains for 90 minutes at 150F, adjust PH as needed. Mashed off at 170F, sparged with 170F water. This has a total BU of 43.7. If you don't reach around 1.060, adjust the dry hopping accordingly.




review rating
 Reviewed by Christian on Wed Jul 15 2015

This is one of my first brews and a very good one to start with, an excellect taste and colour, satisfying and made a Saturday afternoon 75th Birthday party a real talking point. I have made another batch of this as it is a very drinkable ale with a very hoppy flavour. Can't speak highly enough of this... Cheers ;_0