Special Issue: IPA Style Guide

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My Classic IPA

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My Classic IPA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.072 FG = 1.016 IBU = 70 SRM = 9 ABV = 7.6% Ingredients 14.5 lbs. (6.6 kg) Maris Otter pale ale malt

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Haldane’s Select IPA

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Haldane’s Select IPA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.062 FG = 1.011 IBU = 51 SRM = 12 ABV = 6.9% Ingredients 8.25 lbs. (3.7 kg) British pale ale malt (3

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Burton’s Best IPA

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Burton’s Best IPA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.066 FG = 1.012 IBU = 60 SRM = 8 ABV = 7.3% Ingredients 11 lbs. (5 kg) British 2-row pale ale malt

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Burton-on-Housatonic IPA

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Burton-on-Housatonic IPA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.070 FG = 1.014 IBU = 60 SRM = 9 ABV = 8% Ingredients 14 lbs. 2 oz. (6.4 kg) Maris Otter 2-row pale

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Bollocks IPA

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Bollocks IPA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.061 FG = 1.011 IBU = 51 SRM = 11 ABV = 6.6% Ingredients 10.5 lbs. (4.8 kg) British pale ale malt 8 oz.

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Portland U-Brew and Pub Fresh Hop IPA

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Fresh hopped (wet-hop) IPA with just a enough malt back bone to stand up to the big hop character provided by the Citra® hops.

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Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA clone

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While Samuel Adams calls this a Baltic IPA, they utilize a lager yeast in Dark Depths. Which means is lands somewhere between a Black IPA and a Baltic Porter. A blend of US, Australian, and English hops provide a rounded hop experience.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA clone

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According to Boston Beer Company’s website, “The distinct character of this IPA comes from its combination of hops. German, English, and American hops grown along the 48th latitude each add their own distinct flavors and aromas, creating layers of hoppiness, complexity, and personality.”

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Ruthless Rye IPA clone

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While production of Ruthless Rye was discontinued in 2015, fans can still brew this beer. Chinook, Citra®, and US Magnum hops are the shining star in this Rye IPA with a little rye kick that rounds out the hop profile.

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HammerSmith Ales English IPA

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Recipe from Christopher Bowen’s brewing log. This is a recipe that won a gold medal and best of show at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the ProAM catagory, a silver medal at the AHA regional and a gold medal at the Kona Beer Festival in 2008. It is based off of a 19th century recipe from Samuel Allsopp and Sons LTD, circa 1860s. English brewers used tons of American hops in many beers during the 19th and 20th centuries. This was dry-hopped with Chinook, but other than that I used all East Kent Goldings. Chinook is a distantly related cultivar of the Petham Golding.

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Black Rye IPA

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Reader submitted recipe — from Gary Fortin out of Biddeford, Maine.

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids Super Session #2 clone

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Sean Lawson designed Super Session to be a hoppy, flavorful beer with low alcohol for those times when you are having more than one.

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Boulevard Brewing Company: Pop Up Session IPA clone

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This easy-drinking hoppy ale features a balanced bitterness and aroma with a slight caramel malt character.

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The Alchemist: Heady Topper clone

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The Alchemist specializes in fresh, unfiltered IPAs, and Heady Topper is the brewery’s crown jewel. Featuring a proprietary blend of six hops, this beer boasts a complex and unique bouquet of hop flavor without any astringent bitterness.

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids: Double Sunshine clone

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Double Sunshine is a sought-after Vermont Double IPA. It’s packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas thanks to the abundance of US-grown Citra hops.

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Hill Farmstead Brewery: Abner clone

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Part of Hill Farmstead’s “Ancesteral Series,” Abner was named for Brewmaster Shaun Hill’s great-grandfather, who once owned the land where the brewery now stands. Described as “aromatic and flowery, bursting with notes of citrus and pine,” Abner is just one of the reasons why so many beer lovers make the pilgrimage to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom to visit the brewery each year.

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The Alchemist, Ninkasi Brewing Company, and Stone Brewing Company: More Brown Than Black IPA clone

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This collaboration black IPA shows off a big fruity, spicy, herbal hop profile.

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Hopworks Urban Brewery: Secession Cascadian Dark Ale clone

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Originally brewed in the summer of 2009 for the North American Organic Brewers Festival, this dark IPA won a silver medal at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2011.

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Oakshire Brewing Company: O’Dark:30 clone

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This black IPA from the Pacific Northwest boasts a rich malty backbone and a big burst of Northwest American hops.

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Modern Times Beer: Southern Lands IPA clone

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This 100% Brett Trois-fermented IPA features an intense tropical pineapple character.

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Mayflower Brewing Company: Mayflower IPA clone

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Mayflower describes this beer as balancing a, “powerful hop profile with full malt flavor to create a smooth brew with well-rounded bitterness.”

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Fort George Brewery: Suicide Squeeze IPA clone

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This beer was brewed as a collaboration with Seattle’s Suicide Squeeze records. It is packed with Mosaic® and Citra® hops.

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Bale Breaker Brewing Company: Top Cutter IPA clone

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Bale Breaker’s flagship IPA is a well-balanced West Coast IPA that boasts a complex floral, citrus aroma.

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Tröegs Independent Brewing: Nugget Nectar Ale clone

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Released each fall after the hop harvest, Nugget Nectar is an imperial amber ale featuring an explosion of pine, resin, and mango hop flavors and aromas.

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Ithaca Beer Company: IPAbbey clone

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Ithaca Beer Company: IPAbbey (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.072   FG = 1.008 IBU = 76   SRM = 9   ABV = 8.3% Ingredients 8 lbs. (3.6 kg) Pilsner malt 4 lbs.

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company: Blue Dot Double IPA clone

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Named for plant Earth and brewed in honor of Earth Day, this double IPA is brewed at the brewery with organic malts and a combo of intese hops. It features lots of herbal, floral, citrus, grapefruit, raw honey, and fresh mint hop aromas.

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Samuel Smith Brewery: India Ale clone

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Samuel Smith Brewery: India Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.050   FG = 1.012 IBU = 50   SRM = 9  ABV = 5% This classic beer is brewed with well water

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Harpoon Brewery: Harpoon IPA

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This Harpoon classic started out as a summer seasonal in 1993 and ended up becoming one of the brewery’s biggest sellers. It is a crisp, clean, fairly traditional English IPA that will always be in style.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Russian River Brewing Co.’s Pliny the Elder clone

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Alesmith Brewing Company: Alesmith IPA clone

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This well-balanced West Coast IPA is a San Diego classic that is filled with aromas of grapfruit and tangerine, fresh pine, and tropical fruit.

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: 90-Minute IPA clone

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90 Minute IPA was the first beer that Dogfish Head brewed using their continuous hopping technique of adding hops throughout the boil. Esquire magazine has called it “perhaps the best IPA in America.”

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Left Hand Brewery’s Twin Sisters (Double IPA) clone

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A big, chewy, resiny, hop extravaganza. Not a brew for the feint of heart.