Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA

Yikes !

An enormous example of big American Imperial IPA. At around 8% alcohol and 100 IBU this is not the beer for your corn-loving buddies.
Somewhere in all the bigness, you will find some peach or mango type citrus notes.

The Beer

Lots of two row, some melanoidin for color, and American citrus-type hops. Straight to the point.



All Grain Recipe - Three Floyds Dreadnaught ::: 1.095/1.030 (5.5 Gal)

Grain Bill (75% Efficiency assumed)

18 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
1.25 lbs. - Melanoidin Malt

Hop Schedule (100 IBU)

1 oz. - Simcoe (60 min.)
3/4 oz. - Warrior (60 min.)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (60 min.)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (45 min.)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (30 min.)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (flameout)
1 oz. - Cascade (20 min.)
2 oz. - Cascade (Dry Hop)

Yeast

White Labs English Ale (WLP002) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 152° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°

Notes

You REALLY need to do a big starter or even make a smaller beer and use the whole yeast cake for this one. The yeast is going to have a rough time attenuating.
In addition, provide plenty of oxygen in the wort when pitching.

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