Magnum Red IPA
5.8% ABV, 61 IBU
Style: Red IPA
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel/Crystal 40L, Caramel/Crystal 80L, Chocolate Malt, Dark Wheat
Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe
Yeast: American Ale (SafAle US-05)
Brewer: Aaron Murphy
The winner of our bracket tournament in March, Magnum boasts a deep, red color, a mildly roasted finish, and a mixture of strong hops (including, yes, Magnum).
In the words of the brewer:
“Aaron was first bitten by the homebrewing bug about five years ago when a friend had him over for a few beers during a brew day. After a few extract batches Aaron jumped headfirst into all-grain brewing and began designing his own recipes.
When he’s not brewing beer, Aaron enjoys going to Rockies games, riding his road bike, and spending quality time with his wife and two dogs.
Aaron is the back-to-back champion of Factotum’s March Madness brewer’s competition. This year’s winning recipe, a Red IPA, features the clean bitterness of Magnum hops, the earthy and citrusy aromas of simcoe, citra, and centennial hops, balanced with a substantial malt backbone.”