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Pale Commonwealth Beer - English IPA


A hoppy, moderately-strong, very well-attenuated pale British ale with a dry finish and a hoppy aroma and flavor. Classic British ingredients provide the best flavor profile.

Flavor Profile: Hop flavor is medium to high, with a moderate to assertive hop bitterness. The hop flavor should be similar to the aroma (floral, spicy-peppery, citrus-orange, and/or slightly grassy). Malt flavor should be medium-low to medium, and be somewhat bready, op

Ingredients: Pale ale malt. English hops are traditional, particularly as finishing hops. Attenuative British ale yeast. Refined sugar may be used in some versions. Some versions may show a sulfate character from Burton-type water, but this is not essential to the sty

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 English IPA Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
It's Citrap!
25 L 8.69% 24.71 1.086 1.019
Partial Mash 3191
Burton IPA
5.5 gal 7.02% 63.21 1.067 1.014
All Grain 2875
Vernal Equinox
5.5 gal 5.31% 85.47 1.059 1.018
BIAB 2548
Portland Punk IPL (India Pale Lager)
7 gal 6.07% 61.01 1.058 1.012
extract 2312
12C1. English IPA
5.5 gal 6.55% 60.69 1.065 1.015
All Grain 2251
BrewUnited English IPA
5.5 gal 6.58% 54.52 1.062 1.012
All Grain 2201
Bass Pale Ale !
17 L 5.07% 39.04 1.051 1.013
BIAB 2157
Estate IPA
7 gal 6.05% 48.51 1.061 1.017
All Grain 1803
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
5.5 gal 6.82% 64.04 1.065 1.013
All Grain 1242
Cascade Ale
160 L 4.16% 25.7 1.041 1.010
All Grain 1124

Newest English IPA Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
English IPA
10 L 5.27% 46.53 1.054 1.014
BIAB 81
English IPA
5 gal 5.86% 52.15 1.058 1.013
All Grain 33
Cloud 9 IPA
25 L 6.36% 51.87 1.063 1.015
All Grain 312
English IPA
12 L 6.54% 59.07 1.065 1.015
BIAB 49
Pilot Batch #2 - English Pale Ale
43 gal 5.03% 49.02 1.054 1.016
All Grain 76
0294 English IPA
315 L 6.17% 38.4 1.062 1.015
All Grain 56
Mr. J - Burton on Trent
5 gal 5.82% 47.92 1.061 1.017
BIAB 61
22/19 Gladish
23 L 5.59% 58.82 1.052 1.009
All Grain 50
Another IPA
32 L 4.96% 54.39 1.049 1.011
BIAB 52
british ipa
19 L 6.18% 56.62 1.065 1.017
All Grain 70

Fermentables Used In English IPA Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 172 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 82% 5% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 39 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 2% - 22%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 35 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 6% 2% - 17%
US - Pale 2-Row 33 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 73% 18% - 94%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 26 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 9%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 25 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 65% 2% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 23 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 1% - 11%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 22 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 67% 1% - 98%
German - Carapils 21 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 5% 2% - 10%
Flaked Oats 20 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 33%

Hops Used In English IPA Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 142 5 24% 2% - 75%
Fuggles 94 4.5 23% 5% - 100%
Challenger 50 8.5 23% 2% - 59%
Cascade 43 7 23% 1% - 100%
Centennial 39 10 20% 1% - 83%
Citra 36 11 22% 1% - 80%
Chinook 34 13 20% 4% - 43%
Target 32 11.5 22% 5% - 52%
Amarillo 30 8.6 20% 1% - 100%
Magnum 30 15 21% 6% - 48%

Steeping Grains Used In English IPA Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 5 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 53% 17% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 3 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 75% 25% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 3 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 24% 17% - 36%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 2 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 49% 31% - 67%
Munich - Light 10L 2 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 32% 25% - 38%
Belgian - Special B 2 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 34% 33% - 35%
United Kingdom - Crystal 50L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 50°L
34 35% 15% - 56%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 24% 15% - 33%

Yeasts Used In English IPA Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 101 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 43 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 30 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 20 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Lallemand - LALBREW┬« NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 10 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
Lallemand - Verdant IPA 9 Lallemand Ales High High 80% 64°F 73°F
Mangrove Jack - Liberty Bell Ale M36 9 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 76% 62°F 74°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 9 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 9 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Wyeast - British Ale 1098 8 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-High 74% 64°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In English IPA Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 75 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 35 Fining Boil 62% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 33 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 50%
Lactic acid 32 Water Agt Mash 62% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 28 Spice Boil 53% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 27 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 50%
Baking Soda 15 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 19%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 15 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 11 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 26%
Phosphoric acid 11 Water Agt Sparge 55% 0% - 100%

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