Beer from IPAnema

Brewing a test batch for a friends wedding today. Beer from IPAnema is an IPA but I’ve added a little Belgian biscuit to give it a little sweeter bread and candy flavor. It is a celebration after all, and ideally, this beer will be tall and tan and young and bitter. Think Astrud Gilberto.

The recipe?
Grain bill

  • 7 lbs Light Malt Extract
  • 1 lbs domestic 2-row
  • 1 lbs domestic Munich
  • 0.5 lbs Belgian Biscuit


  • 0.6 oz Simcoe (12.2 % alpha) @ 60 minutes
  • 0.5 oz Simcoe (12.2 % alpha) @ 30 minutes
  • 0.5 oz Simcoe (12.2 % alpha) @ 10 minutes
  • 0.5 oz Simcoe (12.2 % alpha) @ 5 minutes
  • 1.0 oz Simcoe (12.2 % alpha) @ 2 minutes
  • 1.0 oz Simcoe (12.2% alpha) dry hop

6 Responses to “Beer from IPAnema”

  • That looks like it’ll be a great beer. I brewed an IPA at the end of April that just became ready to drink. My recipe is very similar to yours, and I love it. The recipe was:
    8 lbs. Organic Light Malt Extract
    6 oz. Victory Malt
    5 oz. Light Munich Malt
    4 oz. Light Caramel Malt
    Simcoe Hops (12.0% alpha):
    2 oz. at 60 min.
    .5 oz at 5 min.
    .5 oz dry hop
    It is very bitter and hoppy with a big floral, grapefruit and tropical-like aroma. I will have to bring some to Portland for you to try.

  • wow – 2 ounces at 60. I thought I was going overboard with 1 ounce. 🙂

    Then again – this isn’t for me, it’s for someone else. But yes, do bring me some. Sounds terrific.

  • yeah bring me some too!!!!

  • I kegged IPAnema on Sunday and most of the hop aroma had mellowed. I hopped the keg with maybe a little more than an ounce of Simcoes so I hope to get some of that back. The beer itself is good though possibly dangerous at 6% 🙂

  • Hello Andy,

    I just fell into your site through the home brewers links on MNB. Your site is well done. You also have a lot of great info, posts and experience.

    I just brewed a big amber ale using Simcoe hops exclusively. It’s called, and posted under the name, Simcoe 100. OG is 1.084 with IBU’s at around 100. I’ll be racking to secondary soon.

    I was wondering if you could recommend a level of dry hopping with Simcoe. I’ve got a 4.25 gallon batch, and the crystal malt should lend to good body and sweetness. I’m looking for big hops in the nose to go with the big gravity. Will 1 oz. be enough?

    I’ll definitely come back to read more.

  • Dry Hopping is an inexact science (when I do it) so I use 1-2 oz in a five gallon batch. Its not something you’re going to overdo, but there’s no reason to buy a whole additional packet of Simcoe just so you can get the perfect amount in.

    Good luck, sounds like a really big, and really good beer.

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