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Winter seasonal IPAs are a delightful twist on the popular IPA style, combining the grain bill of Belgian Witbier with American hops. This unique combination creates a flavorful and refreshing beer that pairs the wheat base of Witbier with the citrusy notes of American hops. With its robust and aromatic profile, a winter IPA is the perfect companion for chilly evenings. 🍻❄️

Type: Ale

Style: India Pale Ale

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: Extract with grain

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team



3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME 60 min boil
3 lbs CBW® Bavarian Wheat DME 0 min boil
1 lb Wheat Malt, White Steeping Grain
0.5 lb Briess Insta Grains® Oat Flakes Steeping Grain
0.5 lb Caramel Vienne Malt 20L Steeping Grain
1 oz Simcoe® Hops (13% AAU) 60 min boil
1 oz CitraTM (12% AAU) 10 min boil
2 oz CitraTM (12% AAU) 5 min boil
2 oz CitraTM (12% AAU) 0 min boil
2 packs WLP051 California Ale V Yeast Fermenter
1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil



  1. Bring 2.5 gallons of water to 154ºF and steep grains for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove grains, and stir in 3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
  3. Bring water to a boil, add 1 oz of Simcoe hops.
  4. After 50 minutes, add 1 oz of Citra hops and yeast nutrient.
  5. Boil 5 more minutes and add 2 oz Citra hops.
  6. Turn heat off and add 2 oz Citra hops.
  7. Stir to dissolve 3 lbs Briess CBW® Bavarian Wheat Dry Malt Extract.
  8. Cool beer to 70ºF. Transfer to fermenter, Fill to 5 gallons with water.
  9. Pitch two packs of White Labs WLP051 California V yeast.

Primary Fermentation: 1 week at 66ºF - 70ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 66ºF - 70ºF.

Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with ¾ cup dissolved priming sugar, and ¼ packet WLP051 yeast for 3-4 weeks.

Original Gravity: 1.061

Final Gravity: 1.015

Alcohol by Weight:

Alcohol by Volume: 6%

IBU: 87

Color: 8.5

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