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Old 06-06-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Oct 2007
Posts: 316

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: S-05   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.075   
Final Gravity: 1.014   
IBU: 67.6   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90   
Color: 12.3   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10   
Tasting Notes: See below   

Nice citrus aroma. A pleasant, up front flavor, of grapefruit and tangerine. Balanced malt flavor, with a slight bitterness. Nice, clean and crisp finish.

I have had a few people tell me that Summit hops don't work well in an IPA. I would have to disagree with that. They add a really nice flavor profile that you really don't expect in an IPA. It keeps your interest as you try to figure out what that extra hop flavor is. A very good compliment to amarillo and simcoe that seems to balance/round out the grapefruit/citrus flavors.

This placed 3rd in India Pale Ale(Cat.14) at the Homebrew at the Web competition with a score of 42.3.

Some overall impressions from the judges:

Judge 1--- "Well crafted beer. Unusual hop choice adds complex interest and appreciation. No off flavors or aromas. Very refreshing."

Judge 2--- "Very good beer. Great use of hops to really be the showcase and being able to punch the mouth without causing very fast fatigue."

Judge 3--- "Very quaffable IPA. Hop character is superb while avoiding being too bitter. Would benefit from more malt sweetness and body though."

9.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Vienna Malt (9.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
0.15 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 120L (120.0 SRM)

0.50 oz Simcoe [11.9%] (60 min)
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (25 min)
0.50 oz Summit [18.5%] (25 min)
0.50 oz Summit [18.5%] (15 min)
0.50 oz Summit [18.5%] (5 min)
0.50 oz Summit [18.5%] (1 min)
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.9%] (1 min)
0.50 oz Simcoe [11.9%] (1 min)

1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (Dry Hop 7 days)
1.00 oz Summit [18.5%] (Dry Hop 7 days)
***(1.00 oz Simcoe [11.9%] (Dry Hop 7 days) – If you like )***

Mash at 150 for 90min.

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Old 06-27-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
Jun 2009
Grand Haven, MI
Posts: 10

Nice recipe. I can't wait to get into all grain. Partial grain ipa tomorrow. One step at a time

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Old 04-09-2010, 02:09 AM   #3
Sep 2008
Boone, NC
Posts: 16

Thanks a lot for what looks like an interesting recipe.
I've altered it to create a black IPA, and I'm excited to brew it hopefully sometime soon.
I dropped the crystal, added melanoidin and chocolate malts. Also changed up the hop schedule/quantities, but left the lineup the same. I'll be mashing at 152 for a little bit more body.
I'll check back in with recipe and eventually the results.

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
Jul 2011
Eville, Va
Posts: 100

Good looking brew. I just ordered some bulk Magnum/Summit/Fuggles so I BeerSmithed it to swap out some hops and try to keep the IBU's same.

I'll post my results.

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:31 AM   #5
Oct 2011
Posts: 10

Looks great! I will be brewing this tomorrow, thanks for the recipe.

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
Dec 2011
Albany, NY
Posts: 134
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Yeast used on this?

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