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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 3489
Burton IPA
5.5 gal 7.02% 63.21 1.067 1.014
All Grain 3339
Vernal Equinox
5.5 gal 5.31% 85.47 1.059 1.018
BIAB 2808
12C1. English IPA
5.5 gal 6.55% 60.69 1.065 1.015
All Grain 2790
Portland Punk IPL (India Pale Lager)
7 gal 6.07% 61.01 1.058 1.012
extract 2645
Bass Pale Ale !
17 L 5.07% 39.04 1.051 1.013
BIAB 2566
BrewUnited English IPA
5.5 gal 6.58% 54.52 1.062 1.012
All Grain 2455
Estate IPA
7 gal 6.05% 48.51 1.061 1.017
All Grain 2083
Cascade Ale
160 L 4.16% 25.7 1.041 1.010
All Grain 1321
India Pale Ale
55 L 5.05% 57.35 1.050 1.012
All Grain 1187

Newest English IPA Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Good Moaning
50 L 3.62% 17.56 1.037 1.009
All Grain 14
Kentish Gold IPA
23 L 5.81% 50.15 1.063 1.019
All Grain 29
Jester IPA
23 L 5.97% 66.9 1.061 1.015
All Grain 21
Royal Pavilion IPA
11 L 5.31% 52.94 1.053 1.012
All Grain 32
R&B English IPA 2024
12 gal 5.34% 44.69 1.050 1.009
All Grain 72
Common IPA 47
21.5 L 6.39% 59.44 1.059 1.010
All Grain 15
R&B English IPA 2004
12 gal 6.75% 63.79 1.063 1.012
All Grain 50
Rye Bourbon
7 gal 6.41% 0 1.065 1.016
All Grain 53
GBIPA
650 L 5.01% 37.57 1.049 1.011
All Grain 79
Half Nelson
21 L 6.87% 46.58 1.065 1.012
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 180 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 81% 5% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 40 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 2% - 22%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 36 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%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 27 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 65% 2% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 25 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 1% - 11%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 25 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 9%
Flaked Oats 22 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 33%
Torrified Wheat 22 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 5% 2% - 10%
German - Carapils 22 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 5% 1% - 10%

Hops Used In English IPA Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 157 5 24% 2% - 75%
Fuggles 107 4.5 24% 5% - 100%
Challenger 55 8.5 23% 2% - 59%
Cascade 46 7 23% 1% - 100%
Centennial 41 10 19% 1% - 83%
Citra 37 11 22% 1% - 80%
Chinook 37 13 20% 4% - 43%
Target 36 11.5 22% 5% - 52%
Magnum 36 15 21% 5% - 48%
Amarillo 29 8.6 21% 1% - 100%

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%
Special B 2 Grain crystal 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-04 109 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 31 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 22 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Lallemand - LALBREW┬« NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 13 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 12 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Lallemand - Verdant IPA 11 Lallemand Ales High High 80% 64°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 10 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Liberty Bell Ale M36 10 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 76% 62°F 74°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 9 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In English IPA Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 94 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 42 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 38%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 41 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 38 Fining Boil 61% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 38 Water Agt Mash 64% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 34 Water Agt Boil 49% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 16 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 19%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 15 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 14 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Phosphoric acid 13 Water Agt Mash 54% 0% - 100%

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