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Recipe: Bergsteiger India Pale Lager

IPL is about making sure the “L” part—lager—is getting its due. With this recipe, the idea is make something that’s clearly a lager but also features hops in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the palate or the grist.

Josh Weikert Mar 7, 2023 - 3 min read

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When sitting down to work up a recipe for an IPL, make a lager first, then fit an amplified hops character to it. Otherwise, you run the risk of simply making a boring, ester-free IPA. Go for the L to score the W!

For more on this style and the thinking behind this recipe, see Make Your Best India Pale Lager.


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