Fort George Fresh IPA Recipe | Craft Beer & Brewing

Fort George Fresh IPA Recipe

Expect hints of citrus, resin, and fruit to flood forward, followed by a piney, earthy complexity in this recipe designed by Jack Harris of Fort George Brewery.

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For the Fresh Hops issue of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® (Issue 8, Aug/Sept 2015), Jack Harris of Fort George Brewery (Astoria, Oregon) provided this recipe for their wet-hops India pale ale. Says the website, “Fresh IPA is like beer in 3D—without those silly glasses. Expect hints of citrus, resin, and fruit to flood forward, followed by a piney, earthy complexity.”

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.067
FG: 1.015
IBUs: 90
ABV: 6.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) organic pale malt (2-row)
1 lb (454 g) flaked maize
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.5 oz (14 g) Simcoe pellets [13% AA] at 90 minutes
2 oz (57 g) Simcoe pellets [13% AA] at 30 minutes
1 lb (454 g) fresh Simcoe wet hops at -knockout
2 oz (57 g) Simcoe pellets dry hop 7 days

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 90 minutes, following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill, then ferment at 66°F (19°C), dry hop as indicated, and bottle or keg.

YEAST

Wyeast 1968 London ESB, White Labs WLP002 English Ale, or Fermentis S-04

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