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Recipe: Breakside Smashbang

From Ben Edmunds, brewmaster at Breakside in Portland, Oregon, comes this West Coast IPA powered by American and New Zealand hops.

Ben Edmunds Aug 18, 2023 - 4 min read

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Launched as a collab with Figueroa Mountain Brewing, this recipe gets its thiols the old-fashioned way—with plenty of hops in the whirlpool and cold side. Optionally, a thiolized yeast or mash hops are two ways to crank up the thiol volume.

For more on brewing tropical-forward yet nuanced and highly drinkable beers, see Balanced Aroma: Adjusting the Thiol Dial.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.058
FG: 1.009
IBUs: 50
ABV: 6.4%

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