IPA : Griz Tears IPA V2
I’d recently decided to set off on a quest to make IPA’s until I hit one that I could be happy calling a house batch. My Bent Nail Clone was a miss, so I decided to refer back to an older recipe. My original Grizzly Tears IPA turned out pretty great, so I used it as a starting point for my recipe.
I’ve always been a fan of Citra, and thought that Amarillo & Cascade would play nice with it, so I chose those hops, too. I like to focus on the hop flavor way more than extreme bitterness, so I really didn’t use that many ounces of hops for the final recipe. I also don’t care for dry hopping, though I will probably play with it again down the line.
All-Grain Recipe: Griz Tears IPA V2 Clone
- 11 lb. – Golden Promise Pale
- .25 lb. – American Munich
- .25 lb. – Crystal 40L – Great Western
- .50 lb. – Crystal 15L – Great Western
Hop Additions / Boil Additions:
- .5 oz. – Warrior (15%) – added during boil, boiled 60 min
- .3 oz. – Amarillo (8.7%) – added during boil, boiled 30 min
- .4 oz. – Warrior (15%) – added during boil, boiled 30 min
- .75 oz. – Amarillo (8.7%) – added during boil, boiled 30 min
- 1 Whirlfloc Tablet & Wort Chiller – added during boil, boiled 10 min
- .5 oz. – Citra (14.1%) – added during boil, boiled 5 min
- .5 oz. – Citra (14.1%) – added during boil, boiled 1 min
- 1.0 oz. – Cascade (7.3%) – added at flame out
- Wyeast 1056 American Ale & Safale US-05
Additional Details / Notes
- Style based on 14B – American IPA
- OG 1.050 / TG 1.006
- 5.8% ABV | Color: 7.7 SRM | ~67 IBU’s
- Brewed: 10/13/2013, Secondary: n/a, Bottled/Kegged: 11/03/13
- Mash Temp: ~150°, Thickness: 1.35 qt/g, Efficiency 59%, Attenuation 88%
Brewing the Griz Tears IPA V2
The Mash. Mash temp 150.5, dropped to 147ish after 1 hour. Nice loose mash. Stirred before a triple vorlauf.
Fermenting. Planned to reuse saved yeast from an older batch, but I wasn’t happy with the zombie yeast. I added an old frozen packet i’ve had forever (rolled the dice…). Smells fine and the new stuff was frothy and seemed healthy. Pitched entire amount.
Pitched yeast at 68°. Fermented right about 68°, with 64° ambient temp.
Racking to Secondary & Bottling. Kegged 3 weeks later, no secondary.
Drinking the Grizzly Tears IPA V2
In my quest to make an IPA to my liking, I only had to endure to rounds of battle. Freaking nailed it!
The Citra is stands out in a great way, with the Amarillo and Cascade rounding it out in a great way. Really nice balance between the hops. Lots of citrus on a really light body. Not too sweet, not too dry. Has a nice amount of bitterness. Could probably up the gravity that next time if body ends up too thin.
For sure a recipe I’ll continue to refine, but this batch was almost exactly what I wanted to create.