American India Pale Ale (1401)

Last modified on February 9th, 2014

A recently brewed an American India Pale Ale over the Christmas break.

Beer Information

Roughly 8G of wort on the stove

Roughly 8G of wort on the stove

I’m a big fan of American IPAs, and it’s usually what I drink when I’m lounging around home and I feel the need for a beer. Here are the target stats for this brew:

  • BJCP Style: India Pale Ale – American IPA
  • OG: 1.064
  • FG: 1.010
  • IBU: 65
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Color: 8
  • Batch Size: 5G
  • Boil Duration: 60 mins
  • Mash Temperature: 151F
  • Brew Date: December 24th, 2013

Grain Bill

  • 13lb 10oz – Canadian Pale Ale Malt
  • 10oz – Caramel 40L
  • 6oz – Caramel 15L
  • 6oz – Wheat Malt

Hop Bill/Schedule

  • 1oz Simcoe – First wort hopped
  • 0.3oz Centennial – @ 30 mins
  • 0.8oz Citra – @ 15mins
  • 1oz Chinook – @ 10mins
  • 1oz Amarillo – @ 10mins
  • 1oz Amarillo – Dry-hop
  • 1oz Columbus – Dry-hop

Water Treatment

I recently checked out my town’s (Chilliwack’s) water report and have been experimenting with brew-salt additions. Based on my water and a target profile of a hop-forward beer, these were the additions I made.

  • 7g Gypsum
  • 1g Salt


  • Yeast: Wyeast 1056
  • Temperature: 68F
  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Dry-hopping: 2oz, as listed above


I haven’t tasted this one yet, as it’s still in the fermenter at home (6 weeks basically). I’ll dry-hop it when I get back, cold-crash it, and then keg it. I’ll have my first pint in a few weeks and update this post.

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