So you want to brew the one that started it all? This is the English IPA recipe you have been looking for. Unlike it's new American rival, the original English or British IPA will be less citrusy, piney and more earthy, spicy in its hop flavor. At 50 IBUs this is still a hoppy beer, but it just has a different type of hop flavor that you don't perceive quite as much on your pallet. You will also taste the biscuity and toasty flavors that come from a proper British malt like Pale Maris Otter. The color (or colour if you are on the proper side of the pond) is a beautiful copper. Where do you think that British stiff upper lip came from....it was the hops in the original IPA!
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English IPAs are defined by their use of a lot of hops, and are brewed like a strong pale ale. Typically, you can expect a very hopy flavor and high alcohol content with a medium body with notes of bready and biscuit flavors. They range in color from a golden amber to deep amber. Usually have a strong, bitter flavor profile.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.062 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 6.4 %
- Bitterness: 50 IBUs
- Est. Color: 11.7 SRM
- Pale Maris Otter
- Torrefied Wheat
- Caramel 80L
- UK Challenger Hop Pellets
- East Kent Golding Hop Pellets