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Hoptain America Pale Ale

Hoptain America is a simple but powerful reflection of elegant simplicity. Shield yourself from crazy and overly complex malt bills with a simple grist and straightforward hopping.

A powerful beer that celebrates simplicity and freedom.

Hoptain America: Zymurgy Wars is an opportunity for you to pick a side between Hoptain America pale ale and Hop Reactor red IPA.

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Mash Bill

  • 7 lb pale 2-row malt
  • 2 lb Briess Bonlander Munich malt
  • 1 lb crystal malt 40 L

Mash at 152 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes and sparge to reach a boil volume of 6.5 gallons.


  • 0.5 oz CTZ 14.5% AA – 60 minutes
  • 0.5 oz Citra 13% AA – 20 minutes
  • 0.5 oz CTZ 14.5% AA – 20 minutes
  • 0.5 oz Citra 13% AA – 0 minutes
  • 0.5 oz CTZ 14.5% AA – 0 minutes


Select a clean-fermenting American Ale yeast (obviously). Safale US-05, White Labs WLP-001, or Wyeast 1056 are great options.

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