Coastal Vibes American IPA Recipe

This American IPA recipe features a classic grist of pale malt, light Munich malt, white wheat malt, and crystal 20. This recipe was originally inspired by Mast Landing’s Neon Sails IPA. While it’s not a true clone, I used the same hops to offer a balance of tropical fruits, citrus, and pine.

I love this recipe because it’s a very citrus-forward take on an American IPA. One may call it the gateway into how the hazy New England IPAs were born. If you remove the boil additions, add a second dry hop charge, and switch to a London III strain, you might as well call it a hazy IPA.

This IPA features balanced bitterness and a crisp finish with modest hot side additions and a solid dry hop of Citra, Azacca, and Simcoe. The beer pours a bright and hazy golden hue. A must brew with some refreshing coastal vibes.


10 lb (80%) — Pale Ale Malt 2-Row — 3.5 °L
1 lb (8%) — Light Munich 10L — 10 °L
1 lb (8%) — White Wheat — 2.3 °L
8 oz (4%) — Crystal 20L — 20 °L

0.5 oz (20 IBU) — Simcoe 13% — Boil — 60 min
0.5 oz (11 IBU) — Simcoe 13% — Boil — 15 min

1 oz (7 IBU) — Azacca 15% — 20 min @ 180°F
1 oz (6 IBU) — Simcoe 13% — 20 min @ 180°F

Dry Hops
2 oz — Citra 12% — Day 7
1 oz — Azacca 15% — Day 7
1 oz — Simcoe 13% — Day 7

1 pack SafAle US-05 American Ale

Water Profile
Cl 150
SO42- 150


Method: All-grain
Batch size: 5.5 gallons
Efficiency: 70%
FG: 1.011
ABV: 6.3%
SRM: 6.9
IBU: 45
Target Mash pH: 5.2-5.4 (adjust with acid malt/lactic acid as needed)
Mash Temp:
153°F – 60 minutes
Boil: 60 minutes
Fermentation Temp: 68-70°F


Day 1: Pitch yeast at 68°F and let rise to 70°F on days 2-3 for the remainder of fermentation. Should finish in 4-5 days.

Day 7-8: Add dry hop charge, and hold at 70°F at 7-10 PSI.

Day 10-11: Crash to 35°F for 48 hours. Proceed with packaging/cold conditioning for another week in the keg at serving temps. Should be prime drinking by day 20. Note, this beer highly benefits from closed transfers and an oxygen-free environment. This will preserve hop flavor and prevent oxidation.

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