This Imperial IPA is based off of the ever-popular Pliny the Elder, brewed by Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing Company. Though this recipe makes a beer that is a tad bit "bigger" than Pliny the Elder, it is absolutely a direct descendant of it. Featured in Brewing Classic Styles, Cilurzo generously offered the recipe to authors Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer. Hop heads will not want to pass this one by, with one pound of hops going into a 6 gallon batch!Read More

Hop Hammer

Victory and Chaos from John Palmer’s How to Brew is an example of an English India pale ale, the perfect style for those hop-heads out there who still enjoy prominent malt notes! The entire process for brewing this recipe is covered in the extract with specialty grain brewing tutorial in the Beginner section.

Extract-only and all-grain options are offered below.

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Victory and Chaos IPA

This recipe was taken from the Nov./Dec. 2001 issue of Zymurgy magazine and originally created by Greg Kitsock.

"Undried" hops refer to wet, freshly-picked hops. Because fresh hops contain moisture, they typically weigh 4-5 times more than dried hops. If you don't have fresh hops, divide the amounts in listed below by 4-5 for dried hop amounts.

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Russian River HopTime Harvest Ale Clone

Can't choose between a hoppy beer or a yeasty one? Well, you can have the best of both worlds with this Belgian IPA! Who says you can't have it all?

This Belgian IPA comes from the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

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Belgian IPA