Sierra Nevada Hoptimum HomeBrew Clone Recipe
All Grain HomeBrew for an Imperial IPA
Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a Imperial IPA, similar to Sierra Nevada’s Hoptimum. Full-bodied with floral and citrus hop aromas and some biscuity malt in the nose. Moderately high bitterness level. Blend of European and American hops.
16 lbs 2-Row Pale Malt
5 lbs. Golden Promise Malt
1.25 lb. Munich
1 lb. White Wheat Malt
3 oz. Magnum 14%a, 60 minutes
1/2 oz Chinook 13%a, 30 minutes
1/2 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 20 minutes
1/2 oz. Citra 11%a, 20 minutes
1/2 oz. Citra 11%a, flameout
Yeast: Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Dry-Hop: 1/2 oz. Citra, 1/2 oz Simcoe, 1/2 oz. Chinook
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 dry hop for 7-10 days.