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Pumpkin IPA HomeBrew Recipe

pumpkin ipa
pumpkin ipa
pumpkin ipa


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Pumpkin IPA
Target ABV: 6.9%
Target IBUs: 72
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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138 total ratings


Posted August 22, 2013 by


All Grain Pumpkin IPA Recipe

Profile: Looking for a fun beer to brew this Fall, try a Pumpkin IPA. A mash-up of earthy and sweet pumpkin flavors with light caramel malts and piney/woody Simcoe hops. Pours a nice seasonal pale orange color. Dry-hopped with Simcoe hops and a cinnamon stick.



8 lbs Pale 2-row

5 lbs Maris Otter

12 oz. Crystal 60

8 oz. White Wheat Malt

3 oz. Crystal 100

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. Nugget 14%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 30 minutes

1 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast

Other: One medium sized pumpkin

Dry-Hops/Spice: 1 oz Simcoe + 1 whole cinnamon stick


Cut top off pumpkin and quarter it. Clean out seeds and surrounding stringy strands. Dice into about a dozen pieces. Roast the pumpkin chunks at 325F for about 40-60 minutes. While warm scrape the roasted pumpkin off the skin. Smash the roasted pumpkin into a puree.

Mash all grains with the smashed pumpkin for 75 minutes at 152 degrees. (Optional: Stir the smashed pumpkin mixture right into the strike water – then a mix the pumpkin water with the crushed grains for the mash. This ensures a nice even mix for maximum pumpkin flavor).

Sparge at 170 degrees.

60 minute boil with hop regimen above.

Primary ferment at 67 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 5-6 weeks. Add dry hops and cinnamon stick for the last 7 days.

One User Review

  1. Avatar of sublxed

    I brewed this last year for halloween. It was really good. I used a brew in a bag method and almost could not get the bag out due to the pumpkin causing the bag to vacuum seal itself. This year I plan to mash the pumpkin first in a bag and then the grains. I will be using a press (one bucket inside of another with a spigot) to press out all the pumpkin juice. Was also thinking of adding some pumpkin juice in the secondary.


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