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Justin Burdt and the team at Ghost Town in Oakland, California, share this homebrew-scale recipe for the double IPA that won back-to-back GABF gold medals in 2021 and 2022—and helped them earn Brewery of the Year honors in 2022.
This West Coast imperial IPA is designed to be very dry, Burdt says, allowing the alcohol to drive the body, while a blend of New Zealand and American hops gives it a character that is both dank and fruity.
Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 67%