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The Tropical Session White IPA

The following beer recipe from Drew Beechum is featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

This refreshing wheat beer has an IPA-level hopping that is sure to please palates of all kinds. Wheat beer sweetness paired with tropical fruit hops makes Beechum’s spin on a white session IPA a winner!

The Tropical Session White IPA | India Pale Ale

Ingredients

  • For 5.5 U.S. gallons (20.8 L)
    • 5.5 lb (2.27 kg) domestic pale malt
    • 4.0 lb (1.81 kg) white wheat malt
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Warrior hops, 16% a.a. (60 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Amarillo hops, 8.5% a.a. (knockout/whirlpool)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Citra hops, 11% a.a. (knockout/whirlpool)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Galaxy hops, 11% a.a. (knockout/whirlpool)
    • White Labs WLP090 San Diego ale yeast

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.046
    • ABV: 4.5%
    • IBU: 55
    • SRM: 5.3
    • Boil Time: 90 minutes
    • Efficiency: 75%

    Directions

    Mash at 154° F (68° C) for 60 minutes.

    Extract Version

    Substitute 4.2 lb (1.9 kg) pale malt extract syrup for the pale malt and 3 lb (1.36 kg) wheat malt extract syrup for the wheat malt.