West Coast IPA Brewed with Californian Hops - Golden State Hops

Since IPAs became popular into the brewing scene, we have seen several interpretations that differ in hopping techniques, yeast strains and barley malts used. Before the boom of NEIPAs and Hazy IPAs, the most well-known and drunk style of India Pale Ale was the West Coast IPAs.

West Coast IPAs are bitter and very hoppy beers, with a boquet of grapefruit, lemon, orange and pine balanced by a good backbone of malt, biscuit and/or caramel flavors.

West Coast IPAs are very popular and we want to share our recipe with you. Here you can find a good WC IPA brewed with Chinook by Golden State Hops, a hop farm based in California, because we want this beer has West Coast style as much as possible!



  • Style: West Coast IPA
  • Liters: 70
  • Original Gravity: 1.068
  • Final Gravity: 1.012
  • ABV: 7.3%
  • IBU: 70
  • SRM: 9



  • 18.00 kg (90.5%) of UK Pale Ale malt
  • 1.30 kg (6.5%) of CaraMunich I malt
  • 0.60 kg (3.0%) of Vienna malt


Mash Steps

  • 67 °C/154 °F for 60 mins
  • 77 °C/170 °F for 15 mins

Hop Additions

  • 50 grams of Golden State Chinook for 75 mins
  • 50 grams of Golden State Chinook for 60 mins
  • 50 grams of Golden State Chinook for 30 mins
  • 50 grams of Golden State Chinook for 5 min
  • 50 grams of Golden State Chinook for 45 mins in Whirlpool
  • 250 grams of Golden State Chinook in DryHop for 5 days



  • Safale US-05 American Ale yeast


Fermentation Process

Ferment for 10/15 days at 19C degrees, add the desired amount of hops in Dry Hopping and raise the temperature for the diacetyl rest for 48 hours. Then lower the temperature to 12 C degrees for a week of conditioning. Then transfer the beer into keg and carbonate at 10/15 psi for about 10 days.  


Final Impressions 

IPA with a persistent and creamy foam. The Aroma is piney and citrus, thanks to the Chinook hops, with a malty backbone for the addition of CaraMunich I and Vienna malts. A beer with a good body, which first has a sweet taste that supports the massive hop aroma that fades into a bitter finish. 
A perfect example of West Coast IPA with Californian hops!

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