Considered by many to be the Holy Grail of Double IPAs, our version of this favorite is big, bold, and hoppy. Very drinkable, the hops scream out with an intense aroma and flavor that DIPAs are famous for. This beer is a classic favorite, and this clone recipe will satisfy even the most discriminating Pliny lover.
This beer requires a 90 minute boil, so increase the boil volume needed to wind up with 5.5 gallons in the fermenter (for the 5 gallon sized batches). The huge amount of hops added in dryhopping tend to suck up quite a bit of beer, so making the batch size a bit bigger means ending with a full 5 gallon batch. Make sure you make a starter or use two packets of yeast for this bad boy!
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Pliny The Elder Double IPA Clone - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.071 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 8%
- Bitterness: 200 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 5.8 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Light DME
- Extra Light DME
- Caramel 40L
- Columbus Hop Pellets
- Centennial Hop Pellets
- Simcoe Hop Pellets
Finished product came out quite a bit darker than a real Pliny in a side-by-side comparison. Aroma is pretty close (5/5), flavor is almost there (4/5), and mouthfeel/impact from dry hops is similar but stronger in the clone (4/5). The "bite" from the dry hops is nice but more aggressive in the clone. I'm a hophead so I don't care. It's still a great beer, just a little different. Might improve with some aging. Though could be my brewing process, but I suspect the malt bill or the fact that it's an extract and not an all-grain recipe. Good enough to share with friends! I used a starter with WLP001, no secondary, ~68 deg F fermentation temperature, corn sugar for bottle carbing.