Some beer styles are appreciated. Some are not. The Jar of Destiny forced us to revisit one of those underappreciated styles. From their guidelines listed at 12 C, we brew up this English IPA for our enjoyment and yours.

Well, what went into this beer? Let’s see:

JoD English IPA Recipe

This recipe for 5 US Gallons in the fermentor.


Spring water with 4 g of Gypsum added during the boil


12 pounds of Crisp Maris Otter Malt (5.4 Kg – 94% of the bill)
12 ounces of Briess 80°L Crystal Malt (340 g – 6% of the bill)


1.5 ounces (42 g) of Target Hops at 11.6% AA for 60 minutes
1 ounce (28 g) of East Kent Goldings Hops at 5.6% AA for 20 minutes
2 ounces (56 g) of East Kent Goldings Hops at 5.6% AA for dry hopping for 3 days

2 packets of Wyeast 1098 British Ale

Mashed at 152 °F (67 °C) for 60 minutes
Fermented 2 weeks at 68°F (20° C)

Original Gravity: 1.064
Final Gravity: 1.014
ABV: 6.56%

The Notes on This Beer

Mike really likes the color of this beer. He is a big fan of English styles and for him to say he really enjoyed this beer is saying a lot.

Here are my thoughts on the experience. I wanted to nail the water so I went with a clean water source which I enhanced with Gypsum.

The hops and yeast were imperative to get right so the recipe has a high alpha acid English hop and finishes with East Kent Goldings.

The grain bill is simple. We like the biscuit notes that Maris Otter brings and the 80° Lovibond crystal malt gave the beer the color and caramel notes it needed.

With all the IPAs in the world, it’s good to go back to the original. Hope you can revisit this style soon.


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