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Recipe: Green Cheek It Just Works

From Green Cheek in Orange County, California, here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for the cold IPA that our judges scored a perfect 100/100, landing it a spot on our list of the Best 20 Beers in 2021.

Evan Price Oct 28, 2022 - 4 min read

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Our blind review panel loved this beer in our 2021 IPA issue, scoring it a rare 100/100. Thus, a cold IPA made our Best 20 Beers list for the second year running.

Green Cheek cofounder and head brewer Evan Price: “We couldn’t feel more honored to present … the recipe for our cold IPA! Ours is very pale, with a firm bitterness and a sticky resin quality in the finish. The sniffs and sips are all fresh Douglas fir, blueberry muffins, and strawberries.”

For much more about this style, see Cold IPA Is Heating Up. Also check out our podcast with Price: Podcast Episode 104: Green Cheek’s Evan Price: Creatively Evolving West Coast IPA... and Winning.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.059
FG: 1.007
IBUs: 110+
ABV: 7%

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