Little Late – India Pale Ale (IPA)


Much like the Owner’s Obsession, I’ve been trying to brew an IPA that I like for a long time. Over the last few years of brewing and drinking a wider variety of craft beer, I’ve realized that I like a lot of other styles, but the IPA is still my favorite. In the end, I found that Mitch Steele’s recipe in Zymurgy Magazine (Nov/Dec 2013 issue) for his Hop Burst IPA was the best. I made a small tweak and substituted Victory instead of the crystal malt, and it’s just like I like it.

From the first time a recipe is brewed, the brewer knows what it should taste like. Tweaks are made to the recipe and it’s rebrewed until it satisfies the brewer. Ideally, we try to nail it early enough to ride the first wave of the style and lead the pack. Good things might come to those who wait, but sometimes we’re just a little late.

Brew Date: February 28, 2015
Kegged On: June 20, 2015
O.G.: 1.053
F.G.: 1.007
ABV: 6%

Recipe Details

Batch SizeBoil TimeIBUSRMEst. OGEst. FGABV
5 gal60 min40.4223036.4762541.0491.0115.027256


US 2-Row Malt10 lbs86.96
US Victory Malt1 lbs8.7
US Munich 10L Malt8 oz4.35


NameAmountTimeUseFormAlpha %
US Magnum0.2 oz60 minFirst WortPellet15.2
US Amarillo1.5 oz15 minBoilPellet5
US Centennial1.5 oz15 minBoilPellet8.5
US Amarillo0.8 oz0 minBoilPellet5
US Centennial0.8 oz0 minBoilPellet8.5
US Simcoe0.8 oz0 minBoilPellet13
US Citra0.8 oz0 minBoilPellet13.9
UK Golding0.9 oz0 minBoilPellet7.2
UK Golding1 oz0 minDry HopPellet7.2
US Amarillo0.8 oz0 minDry HopPellet5
US Centennial0.8 oz0 minDry HopPellet8.5
US Simcoe0.8 oz0 minDry HopPellet13
US Citra0.8 oz0 minDry HopPellet13.9
US Sterling0.8 oz0 minBoilPellet7


Irish Moss0.07 oz60 minMashOther


White Labs WLP001-California Ale77%32°F – 32°F


Rest at152.6°F60 min


Aging0 days32°F

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