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Recipe: mlavin / Single Hop Amarillo IPA (revision #2)

  • Started Brewing: Dec 26, 2011
  • Original Gravity: 1.050
  • Finished Brewing: Jan 29, 2012
  • Final Gravity: 1.014
  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.7%
  • Would Make Again?: Yes  

Final Review

For such a dead simple recipe this beer turned out really great. It's not really as hoppy as I normally like in an IPA. It's more like a pale ale. I think the extra week in the primary helped a lot with the clarity.

Taste Notes

It's a crisp and fresh beer. Very drinkable with sweet/citrus hop notes. It has a light hop aroma.

Notes From Dec. 26, 2011 (Brewing)

Gravity Reading: 1.050

Quick brew day. One mistake I made, which I've made before, was trying to save time by adding the cold water to the fermentor first instead of topping off after the cool wort was transferred. I ended up adding too much water so my batch size is closer to 6-6.5 gallons and my reading gravity came up shorter than estimated.

Notes From Jan. 15, 2012 (Bottling/Kegging)

Gravity Reading: 1.014

Bottled today without making too much of a mess. It has a nice hop aroma particularly because there was no dry hopping. The hop flavor is nice but light for what I think of for an IPA. I'm excited to see how the flavors develop while it carbonates.