Alesmith IPA Ale

Love those citrus hops

Alesmith IPA is another example of a citrusy, refreshing, hoppy West-coast style IPA. Golden in color with a nice bracing hoppiness.

The Beer

This is an interesting grain bill with the addition of Honey Malt adding just a bit of residual sweetness and the Munich malt for a malty richness.
The hop bill is standard, West-coast hopping. In the recipe below, my research found that all recipes for this beer seemed to have very low hopping levels, so I raised the levels a bit throughout. I was unable to find, definitively, the IBU level of this beer so I shot for the low 70s.



All Grain Recipe - Alesmith IPA ::: 1.075/1.017 (5.5 Gal)

Grain Bill (75% Efficiency assumed)

14 lb.- 2-Row Pale malt
2 oz. - 15L Crystal malt (15 L)
2 oz. - CaraPils malt
2 oz. - Munich malt
2 oz. - Wheat malt
1 oz. - Honey malt

Hop Schedule (72 IBU)

1/2 oz - Columbus hops (First Wort Hop)
1/2 oz - Simcoe hops (First Wort Hop)
3/4 oz - Columbus hops (60 min)
3/4 oz - Amarillo hops (30 min)
1/2 oz - Simcoe hops (15 min)
1/2 oz - Columbus hops (10 min)
1/2 oz - Cascade hops (5 min)
1/2 oz. - Columbus hops (dry)
1/2 oz. - Amarillo hops (dry)
1/2 oz. - Cascade hops (dry)
1/4 oz. - Simcoe hops (dry)
1/4 oz. - Chinook hops (dry)

Yeast

White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 153° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°

Notes

Try this one and see ... might be a bit hoppy

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