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IPA Name in the Road

IPA Name in the Road

English IPA • Partial Mash • 5 gal

An American-Style, balls-to-the-wall, super-hoppy IPA.

February 12, 2002 at 06:58am

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Ingredients (Partial Mash5 gal)

  • 9 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 1 lbs Crystal Malt 10°L

    Crystal Malt 10°L

    Sweet, mild caramel flavor and a golden color. Use in light lagers and light ales. Characteristics & Applications: • In contract to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • Caramel 10L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts golden color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to light amber beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .5 lbs Belgian Cara-Pils

    Belgian Cara-Pils

    Significantly increases foam/head retention and body of the beer.

  • .5 lbs American Victory

    American Victory

    Provides a deep golden to brown color. Use in nut brown ales, IPAs and Scottish ales.

  • .25 lbs Munich Malt

    Munich Malt

    Sweet, toasted flavor and aroma. For Oktoberfests and malty styles

  • .25 lbs Roasted Barley

    Roasted Barley

    Sweet, grainy, coffee flavor and a red to deep brown color. For porters and stouts.

  • 3 lbs Liquid Light Extract

    Liquid Light Extract

    A brewer can create any beer style with this extract when used as a base in conjunction with colored malts and selected hops. Contains no colored malts or hops.

  • 1 oz Centennial - 8.5 AA% pellets; boiled 90 min


    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • 1 oz Perle - 6.5 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min


    Used mainly for its minty bittering and good green hop aromas in all non-pilsener lagersand wheats. Aroma is pleasant and slightly spicy

  • 1 oz Cascade - 3.0 AA% whole; boiled 4 min


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 1 oz Cascade - 3.0 AA% whole; boiled 1 min


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 1 tsp Gypsum - (omitted from calculations)


  • 1 tsp Phosphoric Acid - (omitted from calculations)

    Phosphoric Acid

  • 1 tsp Irish Moss - (omitted from calculations)

    Irish Moss

  • Wyeast 1098 British Ale™

    Wyeast 1098 British Ale™

    From Whitbread. Ferments dry and crisp, slightly tart, fruity and well-balanced. Ferments well down to 65F.


Named for the male-bonding ritual performed after drinking the stuff all night long.... This beer was formulated to push IPA to the wall of the BJCP standard - which allows an OG of 1075 and an alcohol of 7.8%. It was hopped with eight additions... - Al Boyce

Style (BJCP)

Category: 14 - India Pale Ale (IPA)

Subcategory: A - English IPA

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.071 1.050 - 1.075
Terminal Gravity: 1.017 1.010 - 1.018
Color: 16.0 SRM 8 - 14
Alcohol: 7.1% ABV 5% - 7.5%
Bitterness: 63.4 IBU 40 - 60


Al Boyce

Brewing notes

2002-02-12 7:01am

I brewed this on Sunday, and it's bubbling away like Jacques Cousteau at 3000 feet and it smells like hop soup! Num!

Al Boyce

Racked to Secondary

2002-02-19 7:10am

I racked this to secondary on Sunday. Gravity was 1020 after a week. It tasted big and hoppy! I added 1 oz pellet Cascade to dry-hop.

Al Boyce

Bottled 3/10/2002

2002-04-11 11:07am

This was very clear and super hoppy - TONS of Cascade grapefruit aroma/flavor when it was bottled.

Al Boyce

Tasting Notes

2002-04-11 11:09am

This beer has a GREAT white, foamy head and a clear, amber color. Wierdly, the hops have mellowed out a LOT. Might be a result of using home grown Cascades. I would classify it as an AMERICAN pale ale now - not an IPA. Next time, use pellet or store-bought whole Cascades.

Al Boyce

Competition Results - 5/5/2002

2002-05-07 10:51am

Name In The Road (NITRo) took a Silver Medal on 5/5/2002 in the Upper Mississippi Mash-Out in Minneapolis in the Pale Ale category!

Al Boyce


2002-08-23 4:31pm

Time to brew it AGAIN, with even MORE hops next time!

Al Boyce

NITRO II - 9/9/2002

2002-09-16 2:33pm

Brewed this one again, skipped the hop-tea step this time and pitched Columbus (13% - store was out of Centennial) for bittering. Also bumped the gravity to 1070.

Al Boyce

Racked 9/15/2002

2002-09-16 2:34pm

Racked to secondary. Looks dark golden, clear. Tastes malty and hoppy. Added Cascades to secondary.

Al Boyce

NITRO II - Bottled 10/16/02

2002-10-17 12:16pm

Added 2/3 c. corn sugar for priming to entire batch. Bottled 9 bottles for competition, kegged the rest for the Cam Waters house concert on Nov. 9, 2002. FG 1013. Hoppy aroma and citrusy hop flavor, bitterness consistent with an IPA. Good malt flavor in spite of low FG. VERY clear, amber colored.

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