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Recipe: Gigantic Mecha Red

“Mecha Red is a modern amber ale intended to be malty and caramelly, but not a sticky caramel bomb,” says Van Havig, cofounder and master brewer at Gigantic in Portland, Oregon. “It’s mildly fruity from hops and esters and finishes with a hint of chocolate.”

Van Havig May 9, 2023 - 4 min read

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To dive deeper into the modernization of amber and red ales, see The Reinvention of the American Amber Ale.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.051
FG: 1.009
IBUs: 30
ABV: 5.5%

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