Recipes: Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery’s Dave Wood’s Itty Bitty Hop Bomb Session IPA

Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery‘s head brewer Dave Wood: Here is a scaled down version of a session IPA I just brewed for Barren Hill. I love this beer because I am both a hophead and a fan of session beers. I would much rather enjoy several pints with friends than just one or two big beers. Most of the time that I am drinking, I want to keep my wits about me. Enjoy my Itty Bitty Hop Bomb Session IPA!

Barren Hill’s Dave Wood’s Itty Bitty Hop Bomb Session IPA

Malt Ingredients:

  • 7# 2-row barley
  • 1# rye

Mash Temp:  157ºF

Rest Time:  30 minutes

Boil Volume:  6 gallons

Boil Time:  60 minute boil

Hops & Other Boil Additions:

  • 1/2 ounce Summit @ 60 minutes
  • 1 ounce Amarillo @ 20 minutes
  • 1 Whirlfloc pellet and 1 tsp of yeast nutrient @ 15 minutes
  • 1 ounce Amarillo @ 10 minutes
  • 1 ounce Amarillo @ 5 minutes
  • 5 ounce of Amarillo (Dry Hop – Secondary Fermenter)


  • Wyeast 1028 London Ale Yeast

Fermentation Temp:  66ºF

Approximate Original Gravity:  1.040 – 1.044

Approximate Final Gravity:  1.010

NOTE:  You can use any hop that you would like. I just so happened to use Amarillo at 9.0%AA

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Very exciting to post our first ever brewing recipe! Thank you, Dave! Cheers!]

head brewer Dave Wood's Session IPA
head brewer Dave Wood’s Itty Bitty Hop Bomb Session IPA (photo by Dave Wood)

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