Thursday, November 19, 2009

Warrior IPA

A while back, I brewed a batch of single hop IPA's, the first two with Simcoe hops, and then a batch using only the terribly bitter warrior hop. I had tasted the Warrior IPA from Lefthand Brewing back when we lived in Strongmont, and thought it was good. The beer finished out, and I drank most of it, but I didn't really love it. The Simcoe IPA had a much nicer flavor over all, and was much more floral and piney in the nose. To it's credit, I failed to dry hop the warrior batch (what in the hell was I thinking??) Anyway, about a month ago I grabbed a bomber of the Warrior proper from the boys in Longmont. To my surprise, it was very similar to the beer I had brewed, with much better hop aroma. Thinking about this, I deceded to post the recipe here. It's not really a clone, but the flavor was close. I would recommend dry hopping with something like cascade to brighten up the top end.

Single Hop IPA I (Warrior)
American IPA

Type: All Grain
Date: 4/23/2009
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Bear Run Brewery
Asst Brewer: Jah Ras Tafar I

Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: My Rig
Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00
Taste Notes: Solid hop bitter, should have dry hopped. Good beer.


Amount Item Type % or IBU
11.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Colorado (2.9 SRM) Grain 75.86 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 6.90 %
1.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 6.90 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.45 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.45 %
0.50 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 25.5 IBU
2.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (45 min) Hops 23.4 IBU
1.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (10 min) Hops 18.5 IBU
1.00 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
0.50 lb Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 3.45 %
1 Pkgs American Ale (Safale Yeast #S-05) [Starter 50 ml] Yeast-Ale
1 tsp 5.2 stabilizer in Mash & sparge H20

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.063 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.86 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.96 %
Bitterness: 67.4 IBU Calories: 253 cal/pint
Est Color: 9.7 SRM Color: Color

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 14.00 lb
Sparge Water: 0.00 gal
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Mash PH: 5.2 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 17.50 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F
20 min Sparge Add 18.00 qt of water at 187.8 F 170.0 F

Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar
Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F

1 comment:

Tree said...

Jah Ras Tafar I is a very good asst. I assume you were also rocking to the Post Man while brewing too....