1 Alaska Black IPA (Cascadian Dark Ale)
Original Gravity (OG): 1.068 (°P): 16.6
Final Gravity (FG): 1.017 (°P): 4.3
Alcohol (ABV): 6.68 %
Colour (SRM): 20.0 (EBC): 39.4
Bitterness (IBU): 85.5 (Average)
84.99% Pale Ale Malt
5.01% Crystal 40
5% Wheat Malt, Dark
2.5% Brown Malt
0.5 oz Magnum (12.5% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil)
0.25 oz Centennial (9.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
1 oz Cascade (7.8% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil)
1 oz Centennial (9.7% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil)
0.75 oz Cascade (7.8% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Aroma)
0.5 oz Amarillo (8.6% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop)
0. 5oz Citra (11.1% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop)
0.375oz U.S. Golding (4.7% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop)
0.1 oz Simcoe (12.2% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop)
0.1 oz/Gal Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 90 Minutes (Mash)
Single step Infusion at 152°F for 90 Minutes. Boil for 90 Minutes
Fermented at 68°F with Wyeast 1968 - London ESB Ale
Notes: 10/02/2013 I will be brewing this beer tomorrow. Since I have had only had a couple of tastes of this beer, I don't really know what it is that I expect. I hope that my wife likes it as well,or even better than the Alaskan Black IPA that I have tried to model this on
I'm not a hoppy beer kind of guy usually, but I had one (what name I do not remember) wait, sort of; it came from Trader Joe's and had an IBU rating of 60+. I did not find that beer too bitter for me to like. My wife really likes the hoppy beers and the darker style beers; I like Porters and Stouts myself. Being fairly new to brewing, my experience with hops is very limited. I like Cascade. I really like Amarillo as a dry hop addition. I don't know if I know/remember what Centennial tastes like, but I do know the Cascade -Centennial combination is used often in different styles of beer, so I am semi confident this combination will work together. I will also take a chance by using 1/2 oz of Magnum whole hops I have left over from another batch as the main bittering hop this time.
When I made the American Amber II, I flipped the hops and used Amarillo as the bittering hop, and the Magnum as the flavor hop., so I dry hopped for 1 week ( 4 gallons) with 1 oz of Amarillo. I had never dry hopped any of my beers before, so this was a happy accident so to speak of... I did over sparge to the minimum OG by accident, but I got a really nice Amber Session beer out of it.
Maybe I will do it the old fashioned way, sort of. Since I will be brewing a partial batch (3.5 gallons) I will use my SS pot as my mash tun, and boil in the 10 gallon pot so I don't have to babysit the brew kettle.
10/23/2013 11:20:21 AM :
18 grams of Simcoe
16 grams Amarillo
14 grams US Goldings NOT EK Goldings
< 1 gram Cascade
This dry hop addition is a first for me in many ways. I am not concerned with the Citra blowing out the other three hops, (I hope)
With the Citra being 1:3, it should be nice.
My wife wanted a Black IPA resembling the Alaskan Brewing Co., Black IPA, so here is my best guess. Prior to adding the dry hops, the beer tasted really nice.
I was sure with the IBU's at 85+ this would be a bitter beer face beer. Actually, it's not near bitter face beer, it's rather smooth. A little bit soft up front, without being sweet.
I will test the flavor in three days, Hopefully 10/26/2013
10/29/2013-bottled BIPA. Very hoppy, but that was the idea. At this point, the hop blend tastes rather smooth, I will crack one in two weeks.
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All I can say is OMGawd! The wife just went nuts on this one, me too actually. I am not a hop monster by any means (the wife is) and I found this ale well balanced, and very drinkable. I developed this recipe myself, and I hope somebody gives it a try.