To delight you today, I've details gleaned not from analyses, but from brewing records. Giving an insight into the hopping levels. As expected, they're between very high and insanely high. Anything over 20 lbs per quarter (336 lbs approx.) of malt is very heavy. To contextualise, Combe's - if it was really them -- Porter got just 10 lbs per quarter and even the strong Keeping Stout no more than 20 lbs. Younger's Scotch Ales, 5 to 7 lbs.
To explain the question mark, Combe is just a guess. All I know for certain is that it isn't from Reid, as it says in the archive catalogue. Why do I guess Combe? Because it's in a Watney Combe, Reid archive. And the quantities brewed too large for Watney. Can't be sure, though. Unless by some miracle I came across another Combe brewing record.
Given the way IPA was produced and aged, the FG when sold would have been considerably lower than the racking gravity I've listed. The final rate of attenuation would have been considerably higher, 85%-95, much like the analyses from the 1840s.
Not sure of the intended market. Possibly both export and domestic. Pretty sure I've seen UK adverts for Younger's XXP.
|Early 19th-century IPA|
|Year||Brewer||Beer||OG||FG||ABV||App. Atten-uation||lbs hops/ qtr||hops lb/brl|
|Brewing record held at the Westminster City Archives, document number 789/264.|
|William Younger brewing record held at the Scottish Brewing Archive, document number WY/6/1/2/5.|
|William Younger brewing record held at the Scottish Brewing Archive, document number WY/6/1/2/14.|