Good Evening IPA

We’re really bunch of hop heads here in Smith’s Parish, Bermuda. With that I’ve have had a great time experimenting with IPAs over the last two years. The Good Evening IPA is our recipe for a solid, bold IPA that stands up to other great IPAs like one of our all time favorites Bell’s Two Hearted.

Let’ she honest, there is nothing particularly inspired by Bermuda in this IPA. However, it’s name does follow the convention of greeting everyone you meet on the island. This is a great evening beer for the spring or fall with a solid hop profile at 56 IBU and 6.4% ABV. This is the most popular beer we brew and is a favorite among everyone. Needless to say this is a very mature recipe as we brew this beer more than any other! And yes, we have a Good Morning Session IPA and a Good Afternoon Pale Ale.

The Good Evening IPA starts with a solid base of 2 Row and Pale Ale malts and then adds some Crystal 60L for color and Pilsner malt to give this beer a  moderate head.  It is a single hop beer, a heaping helping of Centennial Hops giving it that classic IPA flavor and aroma. 5 Days in the primary fermenter and 10 days in the secondary give it a great crisp, clear color!

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 61.4 IBUs 7.3 SRM 1.064 1.014 6.6 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American IPA 14 B 1.056 - 1.075 1.01 - 1.018 40 - 70 6 - 15 2.2 - 2.7 5.5 - 7.5 %


Name Amount %
2-Row Brewers Malt 9 lbs 73.47
Pale Ale Malt 2 lbs 16.33
Cara-Pils/Dextrine 8 oz 4.08
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L 8 oz 4.08
Acid Malt 4 oz 2.04


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Horizon 0.5 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 12
Horizon 0.5 oz 45 min Boil Pellet 12
Centennial 0.5 oz 30 min Boil Pellet 10
Centennial 0.5 oz 15 min Boil Pellet 10
Centennial 0.5 oz 5 min Boil Pellet 10
Centennial 1 oz 5 min Aroma Pellet 10
Centennial 1.5 oz 2 days Dry Hop Pellet 10


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Safale American (US-05) DCL/Fermentis 77% 59°F - 75°F


Step Temperature Time
Mash In 152°F 60 min