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Strong American Ale - American Strong Ale


A strong, full-flavored American ale that challenges and rewards the palate with full malty and hoppy flavors and substantial bitterness. The flavors are bold but complementary, and are stronger and richer than average-strength pale and amber American ale

Flavor Profile: Medium to high dextrinous malt with a full range of caramel, toffee, dark fruit flavors. Low to medium toasty, bready, or Maillard-rich malty flavors are optional, and can add complexity. Medium-high to high hop bitterness. The malt gives a medium to high

Ingredients: Well-modified pale malt as a base; some character malts would be appropriate, medium to dark crystal malts are typical. Citrusy or piney American hops are common, although any American or New World varieties can be used in quantity, provided they do not c

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Top 10 American Strong Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Sika Red
11.5 gal 8.9% 86.05 1.091 1.023
All Grain 5257
Combine Imperial Red Ale
25 L 7.43% 57.96 1.075 1.018
All Grain 4258
The tard in bastard
2 gal 10.8% 223.96 1.103 1.020
All Grain 2864
imperiaL IPA
20 L 7.73% 50.91 1.075 1.016
BIAB 2501
brrr
5 gal 7.88% 38.68 1.077 1.017
All Grain 2308
Snowman Constructor Hoppy Winter Imperial
11 gal 8.56% 67.36 1.081 1.016
All Grain 2152
Snowclone
5 gal 7.95% 26.4 1.087 1.026
All Grain 2111
Big Bastard
17 gal 7.53% 68.03 1.070 1.013
All Grain 2095
Stor stark
20 L 7.48% 67.76 1.071 1.014
All Grain 2063
Founding Fathers Colonial Ale
5.2 gal 6.88% 53.79 1.072 1.020
All Grain 2023

Newest American Strong Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Banda Bing Black IPA
30 gal 8.56% 94.24 1.080 1.015
All Grain 10
Auxiliary Firepower
10 L 8.24% 66.62 1.084 1.021
All Grain 86
Unspoken Rizz
3 gal 9.6% 102.97 1.091 1.018
extract 16
Queen Lisa's Winter Ale
29 gal 6.5% 93.3 1.062 1.012
BIAB 20
Spruce
5 gal 7.23% 74.7 1.073 1.018
All Grain 53
Columbus Brown
23 L 8% 77.82 1.072 1.014
All Grain 43
BFD
94.5 gal 8.58% 33.15 1.080 1.019
All Grain 42
Strong American Amber Ale
5 gal 7.3% 55.5 1.074 1.019
extract 56
Chinook Strong Ale
5 gal 8.99% 76.12 1.085 1.016
extract 64
Xmas Ale
16 gal 7.62% 54.74 1.077 1.019
All Grain 44

Fermentables Used In American Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 215 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 3% - 100%
Belgian - Special B 108 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 7% 1% - 61%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 87 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 52% 6% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 71 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 19% 0% - 66%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 58 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 1% - 22%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 51 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 9% 1% - 25%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 49 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 1% - 18%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 47 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 0% - 24%
Flaked Oats 44 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 0% - 24%
American - Victory 43 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 7% 2% - 20%

Hops Used In American Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 153 7 23% 1% - 100%
Chinook 145 13 25% 2% - 100%
Centennial 83 10 24% 2% - 100%
Citra 79 11 21% 2% - 100%
Simcoe 77 12.7 18% 1% - 100%
Magnum 63 15 31% 2% - 100%
Amarillo 59 8.6 19% 3% - 100%
Columbus 53 15 19% 2% - 100%
Willamette 46 4.5 32% 4% - 100%
Mosaic 38 12.5 18% 2% - 92%

Steeping Grains Used In American Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Belgian - Special B 10 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 28% 17% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 8 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 28% 13% - 40%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 7 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 45% 16% - 100%
Honey Malt 6 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 83% 50% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 6 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 39% 11% - 100%
American - Chocolate 6 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 13% 2% - 32%
American - Victory 5 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 52% 20% - 80%
US - Pale 2-Row 4 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 61% 45% - 100%
Munich Dark 20L 4 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 39% 27% - 75%
Belgian - CaraMunich 4 Belgian Grain crystal malt 50°L
33 30% 25% - 36%

Yeasts Used In American Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 154 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 49 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 46 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 34 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 24 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 17 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Mangrove Jack - New World Strong Ale M42 10 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 79.5% 61°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - US West Coast Yeast M44 9 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 78% 59°F 74°F
Wyeast - American Ale II 1272 8 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 74% 60°F 72°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Hornindal Kveik OYL-091 7 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales 0.12 High/Low 79% 70°F 95°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 42 Water Agt Mash 70% 1% - 100%
Gypsum 38 Water Agt Mash 46% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 31 Herb Mash 82% 6% - 100%
Epsom Salt 16 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 16 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 59%
Baking Soda 10 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 31%
Lactic acid 9 Water Agt Mash 56% 28% - 100%
Chalk 6 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 22%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 6 Water Agt Mash 22% 3% - 36%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 6 Fining Mash 57% 8% - 100%

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