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IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale

IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale

IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale

Explore the evolution of one of craft beer’s most popular styles, India pale ale. Equipped with brewing tips from some of the country’s best brewers, IPA covers techniques from water treatment to hopping procedures. Included are 48 recipes ranging from historical brews to recipes for the most popular contemporary IPAs made by craft brewers such as Pizza Port, Dogfish Head, Stone, Firestone Walker, Russian River, and Deschutes.

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  1. 30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Well written but average information, October 5, 2012
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    Brian LeBaron (New Orleans, LA, United States) –
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    This review is from: IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale (Paperback)

    If you like beer history, you’ll like this book. About half of it is history of the IPA from 1800 to present. The history is well written and extremely well researched. If you are the sort who reads the beer history blog Shut Up about Barclay Perkins, you will enjoy the book.

    Unfortunately, I found the book lacking in real tips for brewing better (modern) IPAs. There is good recipe information for brewing historical IPAs circa 1800-1850 (including water chemistry), but none of the recipes are scaled for the standard 5 gallon homebrewer setup. I myself am looking forward to using the information to brew a heavily hopped Burton IPA in the near future. There are also excellent recipes for some of the best-known modern IPAs in the country. All in all, about 50 pages of recipes. These recipes are from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, and should be much more accurate than anything you find on the internet.

    There is some style discussion for double IPAs, black IPAs (or dark cascadians, whatever you want to call them), and Belgian IPAs, but it really doesn’t amount to much and is more of a side note than a main focus.

    There is good brewing information in the book, but if you have already read Palmer’s How to Brew and Yeast by White and Zainesheff (both of which are excellent books all homebrewers should read), I don’t think there will be anything new to you. In the end, it is a nice addition to the interested brewer, but definitely not a must-have. Cheers.

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  2. 9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not what I expected, October 22, 2012
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    G. Larsen
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    This review is from: IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale (Paperback)

    If you’re interested in the british origins of IPA, you might love this book. A huge portion of the book is dedicated to history. While the recent American history (from 1960s to present) was very interesting, the older British history was pretty dry for me. What I was really hoping for was the end-all technical book on how to brew the perfect IPA. The technical portion of the book is surprisingly short and I haven’t learned a lot i didn’t already know (keep in mind that I have already read a lot about brewing hoppy beers.) I also feel that some of the information is vague. He doesn’t say “do exactly this and your IPA will improve.” Also, the recipes are a little tricky to follow, with some not clearly stating hop amounts. So, if you’re looking for technical how-to, you might be a little disappointed.

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