The 9th month of the year brings the first of 3rd picks from the Jar of Destiny. There were a lot of numbers in that last sentence. I hope you’re still with me. We pulled a couple of beer styles from the JoD back in July and here is the first one that is ready for tasting. Witness the brewing process, recipe, and results of this example of a BJCP 22A Double IPA.

Double IPA Recipe

The beer we are tasting in the video was based on this recipe:

Batch Size: 6.5 gallons post boil
Original Gravity Target: 1.080
Final Gravity Target: 1.014
ABV: 8.66%
Mash Temperatures (All With Recirculation):
145° F/63° C for 40 minutes
158° F/70° C for 15 minutes
168 F / 76 C for 10 minutes

Grain Bill:
10 pounds (4.5 kg of American Pale Malt (1.8° L)
7 pounds (3.18 kg) of German Pilsner Malt (2° L)
2 pounds (907 g) of Munich Malt Type I (5.5° L)
1 pounds (453 g) of table sugar

Hops:
1 oz. (28 g) of Columbus (16% AA) boiled for 60 minutes
1 oz. (28 g) of Columbus (16% AA) boiled for 10 minutes
1 oz. (28 g) of Centennial (9.5% AA) boiled for 10 minutes
1 oz. (28 g) of Simcoe (12% AA) boiled for 10 minutes
1 oz. (28 g) of Columbus (16% AA) whirlpool add- 180° F for 15 minutes
1 oz. (28 g) of Centennial (9.5% AA) whirlpool add – 180° F for 15 minutes
1 oz. (28 g) of Simcoe (12%AA) whirlpool add – 180° F for 15 minutes
2 oz. (56 g) of Centennial (9.5%AA) Keg Dry hop (4 days at tasting)
2 oz. (56 g) of (12%AA) Keg Dry hop (4 days at tasting)

Yeast:
2 packets of Lallemand’s LalBrew BRY-97 West Coast Ale yeast
(no rehydration)

Fermentation:
5 days at 65° F / 18° C
3 days at 68°F / 20° C
3 days at 70° F / 21°C
Chill to 40° F / 4° C in Keg prior to dry hop

Tasting Notes

The appearance of the beer was in line with my expectation. It looked like many of the West Coast DIPA I have encountered in my life. The aroma wasn’t super strong but present. It had less grapefruit and pine than expected, but more orange notes. The flavor was filled with this hoppy goodness and the finish was not too strong. Sometimes overly bittered beers can be unpleasant in the aftertaste but this beer was not.

Hope you liked this edition of the Jar of Destiny – stay tuned for more.

Check out the British Strong Ale post
Check out the Black IPA post
Check out the International Amber Lager post
Check out the Belgian Tripel post