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bakersbrew

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Does anyone love this beer as much as I do? Its just a great beer all around. I was thinking about brewing something like it. Does anyone have anything similar?

I should mention...my SWMBO is from Alaska, so there is a reason why I love this beer. I on the other hand am from Texas. A Shiner man. But alas...no Shiner IPA.
 
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It's a good IPA, but it falls into the category of "just another hop-forward Pacific northwest IPA" in my book. To brew something similar, I'd start with 2-row, add some Crystal 60, and use any combination of Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, and maybe Chinook. Focus the hopping on the late additions and dry hops to get the signature flavor.

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Original Gravity: 1.057, ABV: 6.2%, Bitterness: 55 IBU, Color: 9 SRM
 

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I never find myself buying it, but if its at a bar or restaurant I'll down a pint. I think Yuri has the right idea. Some 2-row or, if your an extract brewer, some XL-DME and some crystal malt. Throw in some "C" hops and US-05 or WLP001 and you should be able to make something similar. After a couple tries it shouldn't be too hard to clone.
 

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Look for an Alt Style beer recipe, you may find that it's smoother and more flavorful.

But let it age 4-8 weeks before trying it, the Alt I tried tasted like Bud Lite after I initially carbed it. 4 weeks later... Ohhhh Man great beer! the best pint was of course the last!
 

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Look for an Alt Style beer recipe, you may find that it's smoother and more flavorful.
Alt? Wha? :confused:

Oh, you must be referring to Alaskan amber, which is an alt style beer.

Where talking Alaskan IPA here. Big dif my friend. :)
 

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I found it to taste really good last winter, but I had one after a really hot day just relaxing watching the sunset and I didn't care much for it. I need to wait for it to cool down to get back into IPAs
 
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