Pilar Ale (Wet Hopped Arrogant Bastard Clone)
After I brewed this, I was actually really surprised at how close it was in a side by side comparison with Arrogant Bastard. The color and mouthfeel are identical. The hop flavor/aroma is more pronounced in my version, which is to be expected with the massive wet hop addition, late in the boil. I've tried dry hopping, but I try to turn this beer around rather quickly because of the wet hops and I get great aroma without them. Not an exact clone, but definitely an Arrogant Bastard inspired beer. I brew this every fall, with freshly harvested Chinook Hops.
13 lbs. Maris Otter
2 lbs. Vienna Malt
1.5 lbs Crystal/Carmel- 120L
Mash: (single infusion: 1.25 water/grain)
60 minutes @ 152 degrees F
10 minutes @ 168 degrees F
1 oz Columbus @ 90 minutes
1 oz of Chinook @ 15 minutes + Whirlfloc
12 oz Wet Chinook @ 5 minutes (can be subbed for 2 - 2.5 oz of pellet hops)
260 billion cells of WY1272
Carbonate this beer quickly and drink fresh. It is really fantastic.
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