American IPA Extract Template

American-Style India Pale Ale - Extract

This recipe is a base template for the American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA) style. While you are welcome to brew this recipe as is it's intended to be used as a starting point for creating your own recipe.

  • Batch Size: 5 gal (18.9 L)
  • Boil Size: 3 gal (11.4 L)
  • Boil Time: 60 mins
  • Alcohol by Volume: 6.2%
  • OG: 1.064
  • FG: 1.016
  • IBU: 67
  • Color:   7 SRM
  • Grains/Fermentables
  • 4.5 lbs (2.04 kg) Light Dry Malt Extract (4 °L)
  • 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) Amber Liquid Malt Extract (10 °L)
  • After Boil
  • 4 oz (113.4 g) Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0 °L)
  • Hops
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Centennial 10.5% AA (Boil - 60 mins)
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Centennial 10.5% AA (Boil - 15 mins)
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Cascade 7% AA (Boil - 0 mins)
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Cascade 7% AA (Dry Hop)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 1 tsp (4.93 mL) Irish Moss (Boil - 15 mins)
  • Yeast
  • American Ale Yeast (Wyeast 1056) (Liquid)

Add mix dry extract with 3 gallons of water and bring to a boil. Add hops and irish moss at times indicated. Cool and transfer to primary fermentor. Top off with cold water to the 5 gallon mark. Shake to mix and aerate then pitch the yeast.

Start dry hopping in the secondary fermentor.

Corn sugar is for bottle priming.

Hold in primary fermentor for 7 days at 66 °F (19 °C).

Transfer to secondary fermentor for 14 days.

Allow to carbonate and age for 14 days.