Date: September 2004

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Because our batch sizes are typically small compared to commercial brews, one problem many all-grain homebrewers have is maintaining their mash temperature. Ideally, mash temperature should remain relatively constant throughout each rest. Maintaining a specific temperature helps to control the fermentability of a beer, which in turn affects such qualities as body, finish and residual

Attack of the Hop Clones

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Homebrew India Pale Ale and Imperial India Pale Ale Clone Recipes

Clone recipes to recreate your favorite commercial hoppy brews, including: Dogfish Head’s 90-minute IPA, AleSmith IPA, Three Floyd’s Dreadnaught, Hop Rod Rye, Racer 5 IPA, Russian River’s Pliny the Elder, Rogue Imperial IPA, Lagunitas IPA, Acme IPA, Elissa IPA, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Stone Brewing’s Ruination IPA.

Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale clone

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Bell’s flagship IPA is brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Celebration clone

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First brewed in 1981, Sierra Nevada explains that Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA, and it’s still one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. The intense, hop-heavy beer features Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade hops.

Saint Arnold Brewing Co.’s Elissa IPA


“A traditional India Pale Ale, the Elissa IPA is very hoppy with a properly balanced malty body. Elissa has huge hop additions in the kettle that give it a wonderful bitterness and is then dry-hopped in the fermenter to create the pleasant floral, hoppy nose. Our reverse osmosis water makes the bitter very soft with no harsh notes to it. The maltiness is derived from British Maris Otter malt. Its rich flavor stands up to the hops that would otherwise dominate this beer. The Elissa is an authentic version of an India Pale Ale (IPA) style.”

North Coast Brewing Co.’s Acme IPA clone

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North Coast Brewing Co.’s Acme IPA clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.062  FG = 1.011 IBU = 56  SRM = 7  ABV = 6.6% Ingredients 11.33 lbs. (5.1 kg) Great Western 2-row pale malt 1 lb. (0.45 kg) Vienna malt 0.33 lbs. (0.15 kg) Munich malt 0.33 lbs. (0.15 kg) Carapils® malt 3.3 AAU

Lagunitas Brewing Company: Lagunitas IPA clone

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The flagship IPA that Lagunitas built their brewing name on is a well-rounded West Coast IPA with lots of hop complexity and a solid malty balance.

Rogue Ales: Imperial Pale Ale (I2PA) clone

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Part of Rogue Ale’s XS series of beers, their I2PA features an intense hopping regiment and is aged for 9 months before leaving the brewery.

Russian River Brewing Co.’s Pliny the Elder clone


Originally brewed to be part of a first-ever “Double IPA festival” back in 2000, Pliny has become the standard by which many modern double IPAs are measured. As with any hop-heavy beer, Pliny is best enjoyed fresh, while the massive hop aroma is at its peak.

Bear Republic Brewing Company: Racer 5 IPA clone

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This full-bodied West Coast IPA is one of America’s most medal-winning IPAs.

Bear Republic Brewing Company: Hop Rod Rye clone

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This high-gravity IPA is brewed with 18% rye malt and has a floral hop aroma and caramel notes.

Three Floyds Brewing Company: Dreadnaught clone

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This unforgettable imperial IPA features an intense citrus hop aroma and a huge malt body.

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