Honey I.P.A.

I’m not a big fan of most India Pale Ales (I.P.A.) since most are extremely bitter and to me most don’t have offer anything to balance it out.  My husband is a big fan of them so we’ve brewed a couple of batches. We mused around with a few recipes and one that we both enjoyed was from Brooklyn Brew Shop. They have an Everyday I.P.A. that is hoppy and smooth if you can believe that.

Honey I.P.A.

After the first batch was done and gone, we started on another one, but this time we modified it just a bit to make it more of our own. Here’s our take on an I.P.A. It’s for an all grain 1 gallon batch, but you can use a tool like BeerSmith to convert it to an extract recipe or for a bigger brew. sweet ipa india pale ale


  • 1lb 12oz American 2-Row malt
  • 6 oz Caramel 20 malt
  • 3 oz Victory malt
  • 2 oz Munich malt

I think if you want to go a bit sweeter to balance out the hops you can add some more Caramel malt in it.


  • Columbus
  • Cascade
For the yeast, you can use Wyeast America Ale II. Brooklyn Brew Shop also recommended Safale S-05, but our local brew shop didn’t have it in their inventory.

 Thoughts on Brewing I.P.A.s

For those of you who love to homebrew, do you enjoy making India Pale Ales? What are some of your favorite recipes?

Photo Credit: Moor Beer Company