DetailsThis elegantly simple recipe translates into a deeply complex and brag-worthy American strong ale. The choice combination of pale malt, Belgian Special B, and Chinook hops create a medley of dark caramel, raisin, dried cherry and plum and slight pine flavors all interlaced into a boastful deep copper color. Pouring with a medium-heavy body, Elegant Bastard is a smooth sipper meant to be enjoyed in moderation.
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Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 3 answersJust received the kit in the mail and in reviewing, noticed recipe calls for 3.5 oz of Chinook at 11.2 % Alpha, according to my calculator for a 7 gallon boil and a 5 gallon batch that turns into a whopping 117.17 IBU's. Is that right? That's a phenomenally bitter beer, or are the amount of hops necessary to balance out the grain bill? How bitter is this beer what does it compare to that is well known?BEST ANSWER: It is a pretty bitter beer. Make sure to age it long enough as the bitterness does fade over time. As you said the amount of hops is necessary to offset the grain bill. As the name suggests, this is an homage to Stone's Arrogant Bastard. I wouldn't call it a clone but this is now one of my favorites. If you're looking for something new and different from the typical bitter ipa, this is for you. Be patient and enjoy.Got this kit and going to brew it up this weekend. filling out my brew log, but I don't have any info on what the grist bill. what are the grains and amount? ThanksBEST ANSWER: 13.5 lbs. of 2-row, and 1 lb. of Special B. Pretty simple grain bill!