Too Hoppy for Style (14 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Odland (Shared)
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Brewer: Kim Odland
Batch Size: 5.94 galStyle: German Pilsner (Pils) ( 2A)
Boil Size: 7.49 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 3.5 SRMEquipment: Boilermaker
Bitterness: 33.6 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.047 (11.8° P)Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 2 Step, Light Body
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 4.7%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
8 lbs 13.10 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
7.05 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2
3.53 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 3
0.35 oz Citra [12.0%] - First Wort Hops 4
0.35 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 30 min Hops 5
0.50 tsp Protafloc Granulates (Boil 15 min) Misc 6
0.35 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 15 min Hops 7
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15 min) Misc 8
0.35 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 10 min Hops 9
0.35 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 5 min Hops 10
0.35 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 1 min Hops 11
2.0 pkgs San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) Yeast 12
0.35 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Dry Hop 10 days Hops 13
0.35 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Dry Hop 8 days Hops 14

Taste Notes

A crisp and refreshing lager, something for those warm sommer days. Will benefit of some lagering post fermentation. Crystal clear and hops up front without being too dominating. An easy drinker.


A German pilsner with high alpha American citrus hops? We say - hell yeah!! A German maltbase from Boulder Brewing attacked by the All American hop profile from Black Cat Brewing. Best of Both Worlds - All German Malts - All American Hops! First Collab brew from Black Cat Brewing and Boulder Brewing.


Great summer lager

by Aleksander_B

Crisp and clean lager. Great aromas from the hops and the bitterness is just right. Need to adjust the flavor hops next time, then this brew is a winner!

NB. It turns out it was a winner after all ;-)

Award winner

by Odland

Too Hoppy for Style just won first place in a Norwegian Summer Ale competition.

Tasty beer

by bernts

Although the name is " To hoppy for style" this is a well brewed beer with great balance and a crisp finish

Lovely crisp lager

by buckman

lovely lager !! great crisp taste, only been in the bottle for 4 weeks so should get even better !!

by cryp

very good lager. Done a brew with this recipe and one with adding a little east kent goldings and cascade for dryhopping and 1min boil. Also very nice for these sommer days...

by al1976

Lovely lager

by mikkmakk

A lovely hoppy lager for the summer

Summer favorite

by jdwg

Brewed this with my mate and it was the bomb

by johndo

Great lager

Great recipe

by TheFunkyMonk

Easily the best beer I've brewed to date. Big hit with all my friends; this keg won't last long.

Freat Pilsner

by crislago

Excellent beer! The recipe is awesome! Hoppy!

Clean and Crispy

by wsandoe

First time we brew a lager and this was super nice. Thanks Mr. Black Cat! Hope i can taste your beer in a local Vinmonopol..


by rmiranda

I took this recipe and changed it just a tad. Increased bitterness to 48 IBU, beefed up Munich malt to .75 lbs, added more german pilsner (to get to 5.5%) and dry hopped with 1 oz each of Amarillo and Citra.

The malt and 810 white labs yeast did some magic and is a great combo. It could use a different bittering hop than Cirta. Maybe Casacade or Columbus or even a hop shot. However, what I like about the beer is the intense aroma. It smells and tastes fruity and almost pear like.

I'd brew again, but probably add a hop shot for 60min.


by HarmVorster

Its a great summer beer. Thanks for sharing

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