Imperial Red Ale Recipe
Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an Imperial Red Ale, similar to Revolution Red Skull. Citrus, tropical fruit, and caramel malt aromas. Medium-bodied with balanced flavors of sweet caramel, citrus, and piney hops. Dry finish with high hop bitterness.
14 lbs Pale 2-row
1 lb Munich
12 oz. CaraRed Malt
12 oz. Crystal 70
1 oz. Columbus 15%a, 60 minutes
1 oz. Citra 11%a, 30 minutes
1 oz. Cascade 6%a, 20 minutes
1 oz. Cascade 6%a, 10 minutes
Dry-Hops: 2 oz. Citra (whole leaf)
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 6-7 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.