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Maine Beer Dinner Double IPA Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Maine Beer Dinner Double IPA Clone
Maine Beer Dinner Double IPA Clone
Maine Beer Dinner Double IPA Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Double IPA
Target ABV: 8.2%
Target IBUs: 92
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted March 15, 2014 by


All Grain Double IPA Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an IPA, similar to Maine Beer Dinner. Flavorful DIPA with big notes of tropical fruit, mango, citrus, and piney hops. Dry finish with high hop bitterness.



15 lbs Pale 2-row

12 oz. Caramel 40

8 oz. CaraPils

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. Citra 11%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Falconers Flight 11%a, 20 minutes

1 oz. Simcoe, 13%a, 20 minutes

1 oz. Citra 11%a, 15 minutes

1 oz. Falconers Flight 11%a, 10 minutes

1 oz Mosaic 12%, 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast

Other: 12 oz dextrose sugar

Dry Hops: 1 oz Mosaic, 1 oz Simcoe


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above. Add dextrose for last 30 minutes of the boil.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

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


  1. Avatar of Luke Moscrop

    Hi there,

    This beer looks amazing and is exactly what I would like to brew. :)

    I’ll be attempting my first all grain brew in a few weeks and have been looking at this website for over a year.

    The guy in my homebew shop said that I need to use some Irish moss towards the end of the boil and then when the beer has fermented i then need to fine it again using isinglass to prevent blocking up the corny keg dip tube.

    I’m a big fan of American IPA’s yet some of the best I’ve tasted are quite cloudy.

    Does anyone on here fine there’s beers twice or am I wasting my time?



  2. Avatar of Joseph Lewis Jarboe

    Just a heads up. I loaded this recipe into Beersmith and with the ingredients stated the beer will be much bigger than projected. I cut back the grain amounts evenly to get me to a target of 8.4% ABV assuming my efficiency may not be dead on — turns out I hit a brew efficiency of 73 % and the resulting ABV is now measured at 9.3% … I’m not complaining but be careful and check your grain bill using some brew software – otherwise you may end up with a much bigger beer than planned. Dry hopping now – so should be able to give it a try in 10 days or so …


  3. Avatar of EL

    Seems odd to age/secondary an DIPA for 6 weeks. Is that a typo?


  4. Avatar of Joshua

    Any suggestions for an extract recipe? Thx!


    • Avatar of EL


      For extract,
      Steep 12oz Caramel 40
      Steep 8oz CaraPils
      Replace the 15 pounds pale malt with 11.25 pounds of pale liquid extract.


  5. Avatar of Jim

    Spot on. First thing I noticed was during fermentation, it smelled like an MBC beer. After it tasted very close to dinner. 5 gallons went fast as all my friends couldn’t get enough. I have 15 gallons of this recipe going right now. It will be a staple. As a side note I tried the Lunch recipe and it didn’t even come close. I’ve had the real dinner, but since it is limited release, I can’t do a side-by-side. But this definitely has MBC characteristics


    Tom K

    Great IPA. Next on my list to brew!


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