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Smuttynose Big A IPA Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Smuttynose Big A Imperial IPA Clone
Smuttynose Big A Imperial IPA Clone
Smuttynose Big A Imperial IPA Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Imperial IPA
Target ABV: 9.7%
Target IBUs: 120
Recipe Type:
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Posted August 29, 2013 by


All Grain Imperial IPA Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an Imperial IPA similar to Smuttynose Big A IPA. Packed with intense citrusy, piney, and dank earthy hop flavors. Very high hop bitterness in the finish.



13 lbs Pale 2-row

7 lbs Maris Otter


2 oz. Bravo 16%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. CTZ 15%a, 30 minutes

1 oz. CZ 15%a, 20 minutes

1 oz. Cascade 6%a, 10 minutes

1 oz. Cascade 6%a, at 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Ale or Wyeast 1056 American Ale

Dry-Hops: 1 oz. CTZ, 1/2 oz. Glacier, 1/2 oz Nugget


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil.

Ferment at 65F.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 8 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 10 days.

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