Good Evening IPA

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We’re really bunch of hop heads here in Smith’s Parish, Bermuda. With that I’ve have had a great time experimenting with IPAs over the last two years. The Good Evening IPA is our recipe for a solid, bold IPA that stands up to other great IPAs like one of our all time favorites Bell’s Two Hearted.

Let’ she honest, there is nothing particularly inspired by Bermuda in this IPA. However, it’s name does follow the convention of greeting everyone you meet on the island. This is a great evening beer for the spring or fall with a solid hop profile at 56 IBU and 6.4% ABV. This is the most popular beer we brew and is a favorite among everyone. Needless to say this is a very mature recipe as we brew this beer more than any other! And yes, we have a Good Morning Session IPA and a Good Afternoon Pale Ale.

The Good Evening IPA starts with a solid base of 2 Row and Pale Ale malts and then adds some Crystal 60L for color and Pilsner malt to give this beer a  moderate head.  It is a single hop beer, a heaping helping of Centennial Hops giving it that classic IPA flavor and aroma. 5 Days in the primary fermenter and 10 days in the secondary give it a great crisp, clear color!

Recipe Details

Batch SizeBoil TimeIBUSRMEst. OGEst. FGABV
5 gal60 min61.4 IBUs7.3 SRM1.0641.0146.6 %

Style Details

NameCat.OG RangeFG RangeIBUSRMCarbABV
American IPA14 B1.056 - 1.0751.01 - 1.01840 - 706 - 152.2 - 2.75.5 - 7.5 %


2-Row Brewers Malt9 lbs73.47
Pale Ale Malt2 lbs16.33
Cara-Pils/Dextrine8 oz4.08
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L8 oz4.08
Acid Malt4 oz2.04


NameAmountTimeUseFormAlpha %
Horizon0.5 oz60 minBoilPellet12
Horizon0.5 oz45 minBoilPellet12
Centennial0.5 oz30 minBoilPellet10
Centennial0.5 oz15 minBoilPellet10
Centennial0.5 oz5 minBoilPellet10
Centennial1 oz5 minAromaPellet10
Centennial1.5 oz2 daysDry HopPellet10


Safale American (US-05)DCL/Fermentis77%59°F - 75°F


Mash In152°F60 min

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