This recipe is formulated using data from analyzing the past 11 years of American IPA winners in the National Homebrew Competition (NHC).

Specifics:

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Time: 83 min
Original Gravity: 1.067
Final Gravity: 1.015
SRM: 6.5
ABV: 6.9%
Final Bottling Vol: 5.00 gal
Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 70.0 %

Grains:

Mash at 152 F for 65 Minutes

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7 lbs 12.4 oz Organic 2-Row (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 50.0 %
6 lbs 13.5 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 2 44.0 %
10.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (1.3 SRM) Grain 3 4.0 %
5.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (45.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.0 %

Boil Ingredients:

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
36.95 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 73.7 IBUs
33.48 g Warrior [15.00 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 36.5 IBUs
31.18 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 15.4 IBUs

Whirlpool/Steep Hops:

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
36.95 g Centennial [10.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min Hop 8 15.3 IBUs
27.71 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min Hop 9 15.0 IBUs
23.09 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min Hop 10 8.2 IBUs

Yeast:

Ferment 65 F for 15 Days

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 11

Dry Hops:

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
40.00 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] – Dry Hop Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
32.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
30.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Dry Hop Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
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