It’s time for an IPA

A few weeks ago I made a 5 gallon batch of an India Pale Ale that came from a brewers best kit.  These are great kits to follow for novice beer makers.  I followed the recipe, but then dry hopped the beer with Amarillo Hops.  They call it dry hopping, but it’s actually just dumping in a bunch of fresh hops after the beer has fermented.

Back when the sun never set on the British Empire, beer had a long journey getting to India.  In order to ensure that the beer didn’t spoil or get scurvy, they started adding a bunch of hops.  This slightly fruity taste addition paired well with the oppresive heat of India.  So the India Pale was born.

I fermented for 8 days, then dry hopped for 2 weeks.  It tastes delicious and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

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One response to “It’s time for an IPA

  1. I could test it to make sure it’s actually ok, I mean, you know, if you want and all. Just sayin’…

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