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India Pale Lager IPL

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India Pale Lager IPL

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Beer Style: American Lager, American-Premium Lager, Dortmunder/European-Style Export, India Pale Ale 
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 gallons


When I came across a beer recipe that not only included Polaris hops, but exclusively used them, I knew I had to take a shot at converting the recipe to gluten free. The Polaris hop was released in 2012 and has been used primarily as a bittering hop due to it's high alpha acids. Described as intense and lingering impressions of wintergreen, pleasant fruit notes, with a Hallertau-like sweetness and herbal note. I think the Polaris hop flavor profile have brewers a bit reluctant to brew with it. However, the very high alpha acid levels and high oil content, Polaris can be used in IPAs, Brettanomyces fermentations and Belgian styles. Although it is recommended to use a grain bill that can balance it's flavor and aroma.


  • Fermentables:
  • Pale Rice Malt 5.50 lb (55%) Mash
  • Dark Munich Millet Malt 2.50 lb (25%) Mash
  • Caramel Buckwheat Malt 1.50 lb (15%) Mash
  • CaraMillet Malt 0.50 lb (5%) Mash
  • Hops:
  • Polaris 1.50 oz (18.8 AAU) Pellet
  • Yeast:
  • Mangrove Jacks Bavarian Lager M76 1 packet

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 14 days at 55F
Secondary Ferment: 7 days at 68F

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol by Vol: 5.3%
Color SRM: 4.8
Bitterness IBU: 43.7
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.0 Gallons
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Clean and sanitize your work area and equipment using a cleaner and sanitizer specifically for brewing.

Perform rising step mash (Click 'Resources' > 'Tutorials' > 'All Grain Brewing Tutorial') for 85 - 135 total minutes using 10-15 ml Ceremix-Flex, and 10-15 ml Ondea Pro enzymes

“Fly sparge” by gently sprinkling water from the hot liquid tank while matching flow rates of the mash tun and hot liquor tank.

Polaris (IBU: 25.3) 0.50 oz (33%) Pellet Boil 30 min
Fermax Yeast Nutrient 2.5 tsp 10 min
Whirlfloc 1 each 10 min
Polaris (IBU: 11.6) 0.50 oz (33%) Pellet Boil 5 min
Polaris (IBU: 6.7) 0.50 oz (33%) Pellet Hop Stand 15 min at 194F
Yeast: Mangrove Jacks Bavarian Lager M76 1 packet

Ferment at 55F for 14 days, then allow free-rise to room temperature, and hold there for 7 more days or until fermentation is complete. Crash to 35F, then package and carbonate.

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