English IPA – 5.5 Gal - OG 1.053 – FG 1.011 – ABV 5.5% - IBU 52 – SRM 9
In soccer a Super-Sub is someone who comes off the bench and delivers in a time of need. Well, this month we needed a super sub. Our original Beer of the Month for March 2021 was something different, but that recipe needs a little more refining. Enter, the Super-Sub – this one we have had in our back pocket for a couple of months now and we’re very excited to be sharing it. This recipe is Jeremy’s take on an English IPA.
It focuses more on bitterness and malt character rather than the more modern juice bombs that are all the rage right now. It has a great clean bitterness backed up by slightly sweet malt character from the English grains. Its fermented beautifully by the English Ale II strain from Escarpment Labs. Just about everything in this recipe is English, except for the hops. Jeremy took a slightly different route, instead of using classic British hops, he went with more fruit forward American hops. The Magnum delivers the clean bitterness this recipe needs, while the Amarillo adds subtle grapefruit, apricot, and melon notes.