Imperial IPA Recipe - Cyclops

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Cyclops

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All Grain
5 Gallon(s)
7 Gallon(s)
70 min
72%
• 1st place IPA at the 2013 Kansas City Bier Meisters Competition
• 1st place Imperial IPA at the 2013 Upper Mississippi Mashout

This was my first really big IPA. I went in on whole hop group buy and I wanted to use them while they were still fresh.

I did a longer boil and the whole hops absorbed some of the wort so I didn't have a full 5 gallons. It came in right around 4.75. Based on the grain bill it says it should be right around 7.6% ABV, but with the longer boil I came in right at 9.3%. It's definitely a sipper. Pound back a few and you'll have to cover one eye just to see straight...The color is also a little lighter than most IPA's. You could always add some darker grains to increase the malt complexity and the color.

I found that this beer really shines when its served in a snifter at 55-66 degrees.

Cyclops are giants with a single eye in the middle of their forehead and a foul disposition. They were strong, stubborn, and "abrupt of emotion". Collectively they eventually became synonyms for brute strength and power.

Fermentables

% lb fermentable ppg   L   usage  
85% 13 Rahr 2-Row 34
Mash
7% 1 Briess Carapils 34
Mash
2% 0.375 Briess Caramel 40L 34
40°
Mash
7% 1 Corn Sugar (Dextrose) - US 42
Late
15.375 lb

Hops

oz variety type usage time AA   IBU  
2 Cascade Leaf Mash 60 minutes 5.8 0.0
2 Magnum Pellet Boil 70 minutes 12.0 89.1
2 Cascade Leaf Boil 60 minutes 5.8 37.9
1 Goldings Leaf Boil 30 minutes 5.0 12.5
2 Centennial Leaf Flame Out 0 minutes 10.5 0.0
3 Columbus Pellet Dry Hop 10 days 15.0 0.0
1 Centennial Pellet Dry Hop 10 days 10.5 0.0
1 Simcoe Pellet Dry Hop 10 days 13.0 0.0
14 oz IBUs calculated using the Brewgr formula

Yeast

name attenuation  
Wyeast American Ale 1056 75%
 

Other Stuff

amount unit name usage
1 each Whirfloc Tablet Boil
 

Mash Steps

No Mash Steps in this Recipe

Special Instructions

  1. Mash (with 2 oz. Cascade) at 152F for 60 Minutes
  2. Batch sparge with 2 steps at 168.0F
  3. Primary Fermentation 14 days
  4. Secondary Fermentation 10 days (Dry Hop)
  5. Force Carb 2 weeks at 12 psi
  6. Drink it.

Comments

ctorx
ctorxCongrats on the win! Looks tasty.
2/6/2013 10:27 PM
Half-Hearter-Brewer
Half-Hearter-BrewerYou put 2oz of cascade in your mash?
3/17/2013 6:39 PM
SupernaturalBrews
SupernaturalBrewsYep, 2 ounces of whole hops.
3/17/2013 7:32 PM
BackyardHomeBrewers
BackyardHomeBrewersNice hop bill. Go big or don't go at all...
4/8/2013 6:15 PM

Recipe Facts

Cyclops
Imperial IPA
5.00 Gallons Liters
7.00 Gallons Liters  @  70  min
1.079
1.020
9.0° SRM
72%
139.5 IBU (brewgr)
1.77
7.6% ABV
271 per 12oz
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