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American IPA

Looking for some suggestions for an american style IPA recipe. Primarily, I have some amarillo and simcoe hops that I am interested in using. Never used either, so looking to see why they always sell out so fast:) I have lots of other hops as well on hand to go with if needed (willamette, perle, northernbrewer, glacier, centennial, cascade, nugget, magnum, citra, etc.)

Whitelabs 01 yeast starter is going.

Any suggestions on how best to showcase amarillo and/or simcoe? What can I expect for flavor, aroma, etc.

Thanks for any ideas.

Amarillo are like Cascade. Citrusy. Simcoe are like nothing else, piney. I’m not a big fan of Simcoe, but if/when I use it I add it late to the boil or as a dry hop. It can be used as a bittering hop, but you’d kinda be wasting the flavor of the hop if you did.

Here is a fine example.
14-B India Pale Ale, American IPA

Min OG: 1.056 Max OG: 1.075
Min IBU: 40 Max IBU: 72
Min Clr: 6 Max Clr: 15 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 12.00 Wort Size (Gal): 12.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 26.50
Anticipated OG: 1.060 Plato: 14.67
Anticipated SRM: 6.1
Anticipated IBU: 61.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 14.12 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.051 SG 12.56 Plato

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM

81.1 21.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
11.3 3.00 lbs. Munich Malt Germany 1.037 8
3.8 1.00 lbs. Crystal 20L America 1.035 20
3.8 1.00 lbs. Crystal 10L America 1.035 10

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time

1.35 oz. Summit Whole 16.50 33.3 60 min.
1.00 oz. Amarillo Whole 9.30 6.9 15 min.
1.00 oz. Simcoe Pellet 12.30 9.1 15 min.
2.00 oz. Amarillo Whole 8.40 5.0 5 min.
2.00 oz. Simcoe Pellet 12.30 7.3 5 min.
1.00 oz. Amarillo Whole 8.40 0.0 Dry Hop
1.00 oz. Simcoe Pellet 12.30 0.0 Dry Hop


WYeast 1056 Amercan Ale/Chico

I’ve done something similar to onthekeg, but with Chinook or Columbus at 60 minutes. Simcoe and Amarillo blend really well, IMHO. Try an FWH addition for even more flavor.

Personally, I like a little bit of wheat in my IPA’s.

Thanks, that is what I was looking for. I will find something to bitter with up front and then follow something similar with the amarillo/simcoe blend.

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