Brewed: Stone IPA Clone

Brewed: Stone IPA Clone

Looking over my brew log, it’s evident that I’ve brewed and drank more batches of Bells Two Hearted clones in the last year than I care to admit, so I’m making a solid effort this year to have an IPA on tap at all times that I can’t source locally. For the first round, I found Edwort’s Stone IPA clone on homebrewtalk and adjusted the percentages for a 6 gallon batch.

As a side note, being a craft beer guy in North Dakota is not much fun. Amazingly, a liquor store just across the river stocks Surly, but in small quantities, and forget about special releases unless you can leave work at odd hours and stand in line. You can basically forget about anything interesting from either of the coasts. I have to drive 225 miles before I find a store that carries Stone. The last time I was in Minneapolis, I bought a few bottles each of their Pale Ale, IPA, Ruination, and Arrogant Bastard, all of which I enjoyed, so it seemed like a good starting point.

Beautiful cold break with the 50 degree ground water we’re still enjoying. I named this batch Iron Ranger because the color reminded me of the red hills in northern Minnesota.

Cold Break in Carboy

Iron Ranger

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
6 gal 60 min 72.2 IBU 7.2 SRM 1.066 SG 1.016 SG 6.58 %


Name Amount
Pale Malt (2 Row) US 12.6 lbs
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L 1.2 lbs
Munich Malt 1.2 lbs


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Centennial 1.2 oz 7 days Dry Hop Pellet 10
Warrior 1.2 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 15
Centennial 1.2 oz 15 min Boil Pellet 10
Centennial 1.2 oz 5 min Boil Pellet 10


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
American Ale (1056) Wyeast Labs 75% 60°F - 72°F


  • 2013.04.13 : made a 1.25L starter and put on the stirplate
  • 2014.04.14 : Brewed by myself. Lower than expected lauter efficiency, so I upped the boil time to get up to the expected SG. Collected 5.5 gallons of 1.065 wort into the fermenter. Oxygenated for 60 seconds and left in the fermentation chamber at 65°
  • 2013.04.18 : Fermentation slowing down. Temp bumped to 68°
  • 2013.04.21 : Krausen settled out nearly completely. Added dry hops. Gravity down to 1.010.