Surly Dog IPA

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PROFILE:

A full-bodied malty base supports a resinous and citrusy hop profile that lasts on the palate. The addition of honey gives the beer slightly dry finish to highlight the hops without throwing off the malt balance. Just be careful that you're aware of the wallop it packs in the level of its alcohol, or you could get bitten.. With a bark as big as its bite, this brew is sure to unleash the animal in you thanks to its malty backbone and bright, resinous, citrusy hops… not to mention ample amounts of alcohol! This beer packs enough punch to subdue even the worst of your dog-eat-dog days.

FOR FANS OF: 

Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company
Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 2 Cans of American Ale Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Packet US-05 Dry Ale Yeast
  • 3 Packets Columbus Pellet Hops (1.5 oz Total)
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

YOU PROVIDE:

  • 1 Cup Honey

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.081 (approx.) -- FG: 1.015(approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 8.8%
  • SRM (Color): 6
  • IBU (Bitterness): 72
  • BJCP Style: 22. Strong American Ale - 22A. Double IPA

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Weeks = 2 Months

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Surly Dog IPA Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 2 Cans of American Ale Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Packet US-05 Dry Ale Yeast
  • 3 Packets Columbus Pellet Hops (1.5 oz Total)
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

YOU PROVIDE:

  • 1 Cup Honey

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.081 (approx.) -- FG: 1.015(approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 8.8%
  • SRM (Color): 6
  • IBU (Bitterness): 72
  • BJCP Style: 22. Strong American Ale - 22A. Double IPA

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Weeks = 2 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER.

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Remove the yeast packets from under the lids of the cans of Brewing Extract, they're not needed for this recipe, then place the unopened cans in hot tap water.
    2. Place contents of all three packets of the pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
    3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot, then bring water to a boil, add in honey and the hop sack, then remove from heat.
    4. Open the cans of Brewing Extract, and pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
    5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
    6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
    7. Sprinkle ONLY the Safale US-05 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59-71.6 degrees F; (15-22 degrees C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
    9. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.

    Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

    Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

hoppy-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 8.8%
SRM (color): 6
IBU (Bitterness): 72
Surly Dog IPA is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome IPA! Will brew again. This is my second go-around with the Dog. My first batch was likely fermented at too high of a temp--the end result was drinkable, but not memorable. But my second batch...wow. I controlled the fermentation temperature better (ice packs with the LBK in a cooler), paying close attention to the wort temp to keep it between 66-68 degrees F. Fermented three weeks, bottle-primed with a scant 3/4 tsp. sugar per bottle, and conditioned for six weeks. Beautiful color, hoppy, but not too much ("not too bitey," as my significant other says), some appreciable head retention, and good lacing. Slap me silly...oh, wait a minute, the Surly Dog is doing that...
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from first decent beer out of four attempts This beer actually tastes like beer you'd buy in a bottle. I made a few others, all tasting like spoiled apple juice. I finally decided I'd let this one sit for a lot longer than recommended - 3 weeks in ferment-er and 8 weeks in bottles. What a difference 8 weeks conditioning makes. I've long said that MB should not tell anyone it takes two weeks to condition, ever. I've only seen bad tasting stuff with the "minimum" times suggested - minimum time for what - apple juice? It takes 3 months. This one turned out great - tastes like a medium strength IPA. Might try another, or might just go buy some since it's easier :)
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great IPA and foolproof kit This was my very first brewing experience and Mr Beer made it super easy. There are great videos online to help through the process and this recipe turned out terrific. The brewing process was very straightforward and clear. Just cook the malt extract and follow the directions. This kit includes a pack of hops that go right in the fermenter. There is just enough hoppiness for an IPA without being overstated or overpowering. We had a informal contest with a bunch of other Mr Beer recipes, and this one was one of the best, in fact in a very close count, it was the winner. After this experience, I've gone on to brew two more batches.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and tastey!!! I ordered this brew towards the beginning of the year when it was on sale. It was my first time bulk priming and second time using the addition of hops. Fermentation was 3 weeks in the keg and a month in the bottle. I had set aside some bottles to track how it was conditioning being that this was the first time I bulk primed instead of using carb drops. Everything had turned out smoothly and the beer tasted amazing. To my surprise, it was nicely carbonated with good head retention and lacing. Honey was noticeable in the flavor and the rest of the beer was very smooth. Will do this one again.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gives a good kick! This is a serious brew! I fermented it for 3 weeks and sampled it while bottling...was already great! I conditioned (carbonated) it for 2 weeks at 70F and sampled again...great again! I then aged for 2 weeks at room temp before refrigerating. Each step made it even better. I'm still drinking after 3 months in the fridge, and it has aged very well. I normally don't like fruity or floral, but this one is good. Alcohol flavor is noticeable and gives a good kick. Carbonation and head are perfect. In the glass, it looks just like the photo. I enjoy it on the weekends.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this?! Had my first bottle of this liquid gold you call "Surly Dog IPA". This is by far my best Mr. Beer recipe that I've made/drank. It was so smooth, not overly hoppy, great head retention throughout the entire glass, great after taste, and had a good "bite" given the over 8% abv. Probably one of the best IPA's I've ever tasted. Fermented for 3 weeks at 66 degrees. Conditioned for 4 weeks and let it sit in fridge for 3 days. I did the sugar drops for carbonation and was perfectly carbed. Cannot WAIT to brew this again!
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surly Dog IPA This is a very easy to brew beer. Wasnt an IPA person til now. Love this one!! I just actually ordered enough of the ingredients to make a 5 gallon batch!! All my friends love it also but you really do have to watch out---This dog does bite!! Its a definite creeper! Does taste better longer you ferment(3 wks for me) and carbonate(3wks also) I only let it stay in fridge for 1 wk. Case was gone in one night. Everyone loved this one. I highly recommend this to anyone!!!
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Deserving of all of the Positive Reviews This is my third attempt at successfully brewing the Mr. Beer recipes. Each has been better than the one before. This one though was a big surprise. It is difficult to imagine brewing a better beer.I started off by adding extra honey, just because that was the size jar I had. I fermented for 3 weeks and carbonated for 2 weeks. This resulted in a beer with a lot of flavor and a lot of head. Very reminiscent of Weyerbachers Merry Monks, only with hops. I will be revisiting this recipe again.My next project is Brew de Ale ze Bub and then Australian Sparkling Ale - 2015
Date published: 2015-09-11
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