West Street Bag O’ Cats IPA - Grapefruit IPA

West Street Bag O’ Cats IPA – Grapefruit IPA

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A light golden colour grapefruit IPA with a touch of caramel malt and a sledgehammer of citrus.

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This is a Community Recipe created by west-street-brewing-company

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Ingredients Included

Crisp Extra Pale Maris Otter (3000 grams)
Crisp Pale Ale Malt (2000 grams)
Crisp Caramalt (300 grams)
Simcoe Pellets (30 grams)
Citra Pellets (50 grams)
Amarillo Pellets (30 grams)
Magnum Pellets (10 grams)
Cascade Pellets (50 grams)
Natural Pink Grapefruit Extract 15ml (1 packs)
SafAle™ US-05 11.5g (1 packs)


Beer Style (main): American Ales
Beer Style (sub): American-Style India Pale Ale
Batch Size: 23 litres
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.009
ABV %: 5.9
IBU: 50

Temperature °C: 67
Length (mins): 60
Out temp °C: 75
Out time (mins): 10

Boil time (mins): 60

Additions and timing:

10g Magnum hops at 60 mins
10g Amarillo hops at 30 mins
10g Simcoe hops at 30 mins
10g Amarillo hops at 20 mins
10g Simcoe hops at 20 mins
10g Amarillo hops at 10 mins
10g Simcoe hops at 10 mins
2.5g Yeast Nutrient at 10 mins
1 Whirlfloc or Irish Moss at 10 mins

Secondary additions and timing:

50g Citra hops – dry hop for 5 days before racking
50g Cascade hops – dry hop for 5 days before racking
Add 10ML to 15ML (depending on how strong you want the grapefruit flavour) of Grapefruit extract to batch just before racking and stir gently.

Yeast: US-05
Fermentation temperature/steps: 19c for 21 days


A light golden colour grapefruit IPA with a touch of caramel malt and a sledgehammer of citrus.

Mash in high to retain more of the sweet malt and more body as the US-05 yeast will attenuate really well. Only 1 sachet of yeast is needed as the beer isn’t too high in ABV.

Recipe is based on a brew house efficiency of 75% and using Grainfather.

Mash with 18 to 19 litres of water and sparge with 15 to 16 litres of water to get a pre boil volume of 29 litres. Adjust water volume to suit your brewing setup.

Additional information

Weight 7.133 kg
Country of Origin GB
HS Code 2106909853

6 reviews for West Street Bag O’ Cats IPA – Grapefruit IPA

  1. Andrew Summers (verified owner)

    First beer I’ve ever made. Made it with the grainfather and it turned out amazing, still questioning why I didn’t start this malarky sooner!

    Was aiming for an Elvis juice style beer, and this was quite close.

    As a complete novice, probably made a wee mistake here, and a bit of a mistake there. But the end result is a butt load better than the generic tap beer with a noticeable hit of grapefruit and a smugness of “I made this” ?

  2. ciaranjbyrne (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved this one. Added 10 ml of the grapefruit extract and it was lovely, next time I’d probably add the lot as I like the extra grapefruit hit. Everyone I shared this beer with loved the taste too. Extremely drinkable, thanks for posting the recipe! Definitely making this one again next summer.

  3. Peter Harrison (verified owner)

    Made this a few times. My wife’s favourite

  4. Andrew Lees (verified owner)

    Great brew everyone who has tasted enjoys it, not as harsh as the original making it more sessionabe, added all the extract 1 hour before bottling.

  5. Philip Cross

    Just can’t make enough of this stuff…Everyone loves it but be careful, it can sneak up on you. Transferred to secondary after 18 days and then dry hopped for 5 days in a hop sack. Remove hop sack and add essence and stir. wait 30 mins. Kegged and bottled excess. drank after 7 days in the keg and can’t stop now. My new favorite.

  6. Nuno Correia (verified owner)

    Just an amazing summer beer! Highly recommended

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