Ruby Red IPA

Source: Lou Flum
Recipe added: 02/06/97

Beautiful medium red color, like a wine. Prominent nose hop/ malty odor. At 2 weeks after bottling, hop bite is noticable but is followed by quite a malty flavor. Seems well balanced but will see after more conditioning. Great mouth feel, almost reminds me of a trappist ale in quality. Next time may use 7 - 7 1/2 lbs. of malt or cut out the brown sugar. I think with the probable high alcohol content I expect this to age nicely into an old ale.


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity:
Finishing Gravity:
Time in Boil: 1 hour
Primary Fermentation: 7 days
Secondary Fermentation: 7 days



Crack crystal malt (medium color) and add to about 2 gal. of cold water. Strain just before boil. Add extract and brown sugar, boil hops. Add 1/2 oz. hops at 50 minutes. Add 1 oz. at 59 minutes. Sparge into primary, add water up to 5 gals. Add yeast at 75 degrees. Primary 1 week, secondary 1 week. Bottle with 3/4 cup of sugar.
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