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Drake’s EXXpedition Ale Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Drakes Expedition India Red Ale Clone
Drakes Expedition India Red Ale Clone
Drakes Expedition India Red Ale Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: India Red Ale
Target ABV: 8%
Target IBUs: 70
Recipe Type:
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Posted August 16, 2013 by


All Grain India Red Ale Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an India Red Ale, similar to Drake’s EXXpedition Ale. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Flavors of citrusy hops, grapefruit, pine, caramel, and light roasted malt. High hop bitterness in the finish.



16 lbs Pale 2-row

12 oz. Crystal 77

2 oz. Carafa III

2 oz. Roasted Barley

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. German Magnum 13%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Citra 11%a, 30 minutes

1 oz Cascade 6%a, 5 minutes

1 oz. Citra 11%a, 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast

Dry-Hops: 1 oz. Citra, 1 oz. Cascade


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 6 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.

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