For those in the “pursuit of hoppiness,” you won’t want to miss this one! With a nice variety of hops, this beer from Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John J. Palmer, is perfect for those who can’t get enough of hops.
Hoppiness is an IPA | India Pale Ale
- 9.75 lbs (4.42 kg) | Light LME
- 0.5 lb (227 g) | Munich LME
- 1.0 Lb (0.45 kg) | Crystal 15°L
- 0.25 lb (113 g) | Crystal 40°L
- 1.0 oz (28 g) | Horizon, 13% AA (60 min)
- 1.0 oz (28 g) | Centennial, 9% AA (10 min)
- 1.0 oz (28 g) | Simcoe, 12% AA (5 min)
- 1.0 oz (28 g) | Amarillo, 9% AA (0 min)
- 2.5 | Packets/Tubes White Labs WLP001 California ale yeast, Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast, or Fermentis Safale US-05 or appropriate starter.
- Original Gravity: 1.065 (15.9 °P)
- Final Gravity: 1.012 (3.1 °P)
- ABV: 8.1%
- IBU: 64
- SRM: 7
- Boil Time: 60 mins
- Efficiency: n/a
- Pre-boil Volume: 7 Gallons (26.5L)
- Pre-boil Gravity: 1.055 (13.6 °P)
Fermenting and Conditioning
Ferment at 67°F (19°C). After several weeks check the gravity to ensure fermentation has completed. Carbonate the beer to approximately 2 to 2.5 volumes of CO2.
*The recipe is intended to yield 6 gallons at the end of the boil. 5.5 gallons are assumed to be racked to the fermenter (accounting for 1/2 gallon loss). Final volume should be 5 gallons for bottling (accounting for 1/2 gallon loss).
All Grain Option
For all-grain, replace light extract with 12.75 lbs (5.78 kg) American Two-Row Malt. Replace the Munich extract with 0.75 lbs (340 g) Munich Malt (9°L). Mash at 149°F (65°C). With the low mash temperature, you may need to lengthen the rest time to 90 minutes to get full conversion.