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Imported BiMart Sam Smith IPA Clone
« on: December 23, 2016, 03:13:50 AM »
I picked up a 750 of Samuel Smith IPA at The Dalles, Oregon, BiMart today. I've picked that exact same bottle up, from the unrefridgerated ailse shelf, to look at it a couple times over the past couple months. Today it was not faced, covered in dust, and looking sad, so I rescued it. After chilling it for an hour or two I  poured it.

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Clone Recipe
1.065 OG target mash temp to hit 1.025
75% American 2 row pale malt
25% American crystal 10

25 IBUs from Challenger at 60 min
10 IBUs from Target/EKG blend at 15 min

Thames II at 68f for 5 days, transfer to secondary.

Bottle at 2 volumes.


Enjoy

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Re: Imported BiMart Sam Smith IPA Clone
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 03:16:42 AM »
Can you imagine what that beer would be like fresh from the tap?

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Re: Imported BiMart Sam Smith IPA Clone
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 03:22:40 AM »
Kinda... it takes imagination. By the way, I typed IPA but it's Tadcaster India Ale

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Re: Imported BiMart Sam Smith IPA Clone
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 05:40:44 AM »
Jim-

Is this going over my head?  Are you trying to replicate the "aged" version in the dusty bottle, or a fresh version?

Why not go with British pale caramel malts?
I like the hops and yeast, but 25 IBUs seems low.

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Re: Imported BiMart Sam Smith IPA Clone
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 02:41:21 PM »
It's humor... there was not much left of this beer. No hop aroma, just stale UK type esters. Flavor too pretty much. I was not trying to make fun of the beer, but how back in the day we would sample old worn out examples and think that's how it's supposed to be.

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Re: Imported BiMart Sam Smith IPA Clone
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 01:07:46 AM »
I had this beer over the Holidays...if you're ever on the East Coast, I'd suggest trying it again. In-your-face EKG, with a nice maltiness to back it up. These beers have to suffer making the trek to the left coast.

I still prefer their regular IPA though, it's more malty/balanced.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.

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Re: Imported BiMart Sam Smith IPA Clone
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 03:21:46 AM »
I would think that some sort of UK pale ale malt and crystal malt would be in order. And the Samuel Smith yeast.