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Imperial India Red Ale HomeBrew Recipe

Imperial India Red Ale
Imperial India Red Ale
Imperial India Red Ale


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Imperial India Red Ale
Target ABV: 9.4%
Target IBUs: 107
Recipe Type:
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Posted February 16, 2014 by


All Grain Imperial India Red Ale Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an Imperial India Red Ale. Medium-bodied with a big base of caramel malts and intense citrus/piney hop flavors. Very high in hop bitterness.



14 lbs Maris Otter

2 lbs Munich

1 lb Cara-Red

12 oz. Crystal 60

12 oz. Crystal 80

Hops (Pellets)

2 oz. Columbus 15%a, 60 minutes

1 oz Simcoe 13%a, at 20 minutes

1 oz Citra 11%a, at 15 minutes

1 oz Chinook 13%a, at 10 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast

Dry-Hop: 1 oz Simcoe, 1 oz Citra


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 8 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 10 days.


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