More Beer’s “Columbus IPA”

Style Information

Name: Hopzilla
Recipe Type: extract
Category: American IPA
Type: Ale
OG: 1.058 - 1.062
Bitternes: 63 - 66

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Light Malt Extract 9 Turn burner off before adding. Boil for 60 min
Crystal 15L 1.5 Steeping Grain, use a grain bag. Remove at 170F.
Corn Sugar .25 Priming sugar. Used at bottling. Boil with 2 cups of water for 5 min.


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Chinook 2 11.9% 23.8 60 Bittering hops
Simcoe 1 14.4% 14.4 30 Flavoring hops
Columbus 2 13% 26 5 Flavoring hops
Columbus 2 13% 26 1 Aroma hops


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Whirlfloc Fining Boil 1 tablet 5 min


Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05 11.5 grams


Amount: 5
Water Description: Filtered
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5


Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
13 days 70 Carboy


Estimated OG: 1.062
Estimated ABV: 6.00%
Actual OG: 1.060
Actual FG: 1.012
Actual ABV: 6.28%

Tasting notes

Ok, so "Hopzilla" might be overstating it. We just thought it was a cool name. If you do want near perfect example of a west-coast IPA, then brew this one. Medium bitterness, (I'm guessing about 60 IBUs), light amount of malt backbone, very clean, refreshing finish. Color is nice, beer is clearing up with age. Try this beer. Cheers! Update:Hops have mellowed, beer has an uncharacteristic reddish hue, but very clear. Too bad this one is about gone, I guess we'll have to brew again. Cheers!

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