Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe | Craft Beer & Brewing

Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

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Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.

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