So I know there are dozens of IIPA recipes/threads, but I had an idea this morning that might be a little gimmicky...but dammit I want to do it.
I was daydreaming about possible brewery names while getting ready for work this morning, and suddenly had what I thought was a cool idea:
Fibonacci Brewery - "Beer by the Numbers", with possible brews like:
'Golden Ratio' Light Lager
'Downward Spiral' IIPA
And to make it unique, here is my recipe for the 'Downward Spiral' IIPA:
-20.0 lbs Briess Pale Malt
-2.0 lbs Weyermann Vienna
-1.0 lbs Briess 2 Row Cara 10
-1.0 lbs Weyermann Carafoam
-4.0 oz Honey Malt
-1.0 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (at 20 minute mark in boil)
-1.0 oz Columbus Hops (89 Minutes)
-1.0 oz Nugget Hops (55 Minutes)
-1.0 oz Centennial Hops (34 Minutes)
-1.0 oz Cascade Hops (21 Minutes)
-1.0 oz Centennial Hops (13 Minutes)
-1.0 oz Cascade Hops (8 Minutes)
-1.0 oz Centennial Hops (5 Minutes)
-0.5 oz Cascade Hops (3 Minutes)
-0.5 oz Centennial Hops (2 Minutes)
-1.0 oz Simcoe Hops (1 Minutes)
-1.0 oz Amarillo Hops (1 Minutes)
-2.0 oz Centennial Hops (Dry Hop 7 days)
-2.0 oz Cascade Hops (Dry Hop 7 days)
-0.5 Whirlfloc Tabs (10 Minutes)
Mash at 152* for 60 mins, 90 minute boil, is supposed to make 5g from recipe. Pitching S-05.
I didn't use any sort of beer calculator, just kind of winged it based on similar IIPA grain bills/hop schedules, of course with the twist of the Fibonacci series for the timing of hop additions. So I don't have any idea what the OG/FG/ABV/IBU/SRM would be.
This is a rough draft, and obviously will require a good bit of tweaking. The only thing that really CAN'T change (without losing the gimmick) is the timing of the hop additions.