Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone (BYO)
All Grain Recipe
Submitted By: LonelyNomadBrewery (Shared)
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|Batch Size: 6.60 gal||Style: American Pale Ale (10A)|
|Boil Size: 8.72 gal||Style Guide: BJCP 2008|
|Color: 9.7 SRM||Equipment: Lonely Nomad Herms Brewery - All Grain|
|Bitterness: 40.4 IBUs||Boil Time: 60 min|
|Est OG: 1.052 (12.9° P)||Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Full Body|
|Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.2° P)||Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage|
|ABV: 5.2%||Taste Rating: 42.0|
|11 lbs 10.95 oz
||Pale Ale (3.6 SRM)
|1 lbs 0.95 oz
||Caramel (60L) (60.0 SRM)
||Pearle [8.8%] - Boil 60 min
||Cascade [6.0%] - Boil 45 min
||Cascade [6.0%] - Boil 0 min
||Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)
Taste NotesThe Quintessential West Coast Pale Ale
If someone were to ask me which one beer typifies not only the American Pale Ale style, I would answer with not a second's doubt "Sierra Nevada Pale Ale." In fact, I might be so inclined to say this is the beer that typifies the 'American style' craft beer. Yes, I know there are wide range of craft beers and craft beer styles - but the citrusy, just slightly light amber, clean style typified by this beer seems something that we Americans have embraced in our brewing and just maybe might be something that we can claim as our own.
SNPA is a study in the balance of maltiness and bitterness. The malt base is a simple one, with the caramel, toasty flavors being contributed simply by some 60L Crystal malt. Balancing this nicely is the citrus-like bitterness from the cascade hops. In addition to the cascade hops, the addition of perle hops seems to tame the citrus and add a subtle earthy/pine characteristic.
#1- 28/03/2011- DIDN'T USE DRY HOP, NORMALLY LAST CASCADE USED FOR DRY HOP, ADDED AT FLAME OUT. Beautiful drinking session beer. Well balanced a favourite.