Pike Ale

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Gregory Ulans of Fredericksburg, VA won a gold medal in Category #14: India Pale Ale (IPA) during the 2013 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Philadelphia, PA. Ulans’s India Pale Ale (IPA) was chosen as the best among 584 final round entries in the category.

To see other winning homebrew recipes from the 2013 National Homebrew Competition, visit our archive of National Homebrew Competition winners.

Pike Ale | American IPA

Ingredients

  • For 10 Gallons (37.85 L)
    • 26.0 lb (11.79 kg) pale two-row malt
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) crystal malt
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) dextrose
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) dextrin malt
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) whole Cascade, 8.9% a.a. (mash hop)
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) whole Cascade, 8.9% a.a. (FWH 120 min)
    • 4.0 oz (113 g) Magnum pellets, 14.6% a.a. (60 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Simcoe pellets, 13% a.a. (45 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Cascade pellets, 8.9% a.a. (30 min)
    • 4.0 oz (113 g) Centennial pellets, 9.9% a.a. (0 min)
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) Simcoe pellets, 13% a.a., 0 min
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) Simcoe pellets, 13% a.a. (dry)
    • 4.0 oz (113 g) Columbus pellets, 15.2% a.a. (dry)
    • 4 vials White Labs WLP001 California ale yeast
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) rice hulls (mash)
    • Whirlfloc
    • Gypsum, chalk (mash)
    • phosphoric acid (sparge)
    • Wyeast nutrient blend

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.068
    • Final Gravity: 1.011
    • ABV: 7.48%

    Directions

    1. Mash at 151.5° F (67° C) for 60 minutes.
    2. Primary fermentation for 26 days at 64° F (18° C).
    3. Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.5 vol).