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{"id":7470720966,"title":"White Labs Yeast - 004 Irish Ale","handle":"brewing-ingredients-yeast-wlp004-irish-ale","description":"\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-items\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-item even\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the yeast from one of the oldest stout producing breweries in the world. It produces a slight hint of diacetyl, balanced by a light fruitiness and slight dry crispness. Great for Irish ales, stouts, porters, browns, reds and a very interesting pale ale.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"roundBox\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"audio\"\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.whitelabs.com\/sites\/default\/files\/strain-audio\/wlp004_0.mp3\" target=\"_blank\" class=\"external\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePlay Audio Description of WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast »\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eChris White, president of White Labs, discusses the company's strains.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"styleChartContent\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"headerStyleChart\"\u003eStyle Performance Listing\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr class=\"header\"\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRating\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRating\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Cream Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Wheat Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eFruit Beer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eHerbs \u0026amp; Spice Beer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpecialty Beers\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpecialty Honey Ales\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSmoke Flavored Beer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGolden Ale Canadian Style Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGerman Style Kolsch\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eClassic English Style Pale Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Style India Pale Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Pale Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style India Pale Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Amber\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Style Bitter\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Style ESB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eScottish Style Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eIrish Style Red Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Style Brown Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Brown Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGerman Style Brown and Dusseldorf Altbier\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e1\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRobust Porter\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eBrown Porter\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eClassic Irish Style Dry Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eForeign Style Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSweet Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eOatmeal Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Old Ale English \u0026amp; American Strong Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eBarley Wine Strong Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStrong Scotch Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eImperial Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eImperial IPA\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"headerReviews\"\u003eReviews\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ca name=\"reviews\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFeedback and experiences from previous customers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"view view-yeast-reviews view-id-yeast_reviews view-display-id-default view-dom-id-772751a3b644cdf7a3285e0403d0171e\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"view-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eIRISH RED ALE \u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eJames Mathieu \u003c\/span\u003e| \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eFeb., 2nd 2016\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eIrish Red ale\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMade a 1.5L starter from a recycled batch of this Irish ale yeast I harvested from a porter I brewed in December. Brewed a traditional Irish Red with an OG of 1.052, and and pitched around 70 degrees. Left outside on a cool San Diego night, and the next morning it was happily fermenting at around 62 degrees. After one more night outside, still strongly fermenting at 58 degrees. Brought inside and now maintaining temp of 64 degrees. Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-2 views-row-even\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eEXPLOSIVE!\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eTom J \u003c\/span\u003e| \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eJan., 19th 2016\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eStout\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDid a 1L starter of WLP004 (PurePitch) , put it on a stir plate for 48 hours. Pitched into a 1.049 Stout @ 70 degrees. 24 hours later, I have a monster on my hands. Probably over pitched, but whatever. Can't wait to taste it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eBOLD TASTE\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eDave Dr\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eJan., 4th 2015\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eirish brown, stout, pale ale\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI don’t really like Irish and English yeasts as there are so many other styles I prefer but thought I’d give this one a try. I made a 2 quart starter with 1 cup light malt extract and pitched in 21 gallons of three different beers, as I do with all Whitelabs yeasts. I made: (1) Brown Ale, (2) blueberry stout (mashed 4 pints of just picked blueberries and added to wort just before cooling), and (3) Pale ale. The yeast performed as expected. The only thing I found unusual was in my secondary, a thin layer of white film collected on the surface. I scraped it off before bottling and all was well. I don’t think I’ll use this one again as the taste was a little bolder than I like. The best analogy I can use is that it was like a Maduro cigar – bold and strong. It had great head retention and color, starting gravities were 1.074-1.080 and ended at 1.008, but I like the German and IPA yeasts better. However, might be worth a try if looking for a heavy, bold, obviously Irish taste.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2016-07-07T20:34:00-06:00","created_at":"2016-07-07T20:34:35-06:00","vendor":"White Labs","type":"Brewing Ingredients Yeast","tags":["White Labs","Yeast"],"price":899,"price_min":899,"price_max":899,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":23940550470,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"White Labs Yeast - 004 Irish Ale","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":899,"weight":86,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":3,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1359\/5939\/products\/white_20lab7_38741cc2-616d-4742-b8e5-6c4967a2c5d0.jpg?v=1529969078"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1359\/5939\/products\/white_20lab7_38741cc2-616d-4742-b8e5-6c4967a2c5d0.jpg?v=1529969078","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-items\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-item even\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the yeast from one of the oldest stout producing breweries in the world. It produces a slight hint of diacetyl, balanced by a light fruitiness and slight dry crispness. Great for Irish ales, stouts, porters, browns, reds and a very interesting pale ale.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"roundBox\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"audio\"\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.whitelabs.com\/sites\/default\/files\/strain-audio\/wlp004_0.mp3\" target=\"_blank\" class=\"external\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePlay Audio Description of WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast »\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eChris White, president of White Labs, discusses the company's strains.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"styleChartContent\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"headerStyleChart\"\u003eStyle Performance Listing\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr class=\"header\"\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRating\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRating\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Cream Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Wheat Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eFruit Beer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eHerbs \u0026amp; Spice Beer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpecialty Beers\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpecialty Honey Ales\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSmoke Flavored Beer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGolden Ale Canadian Style Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGerman Style Kolsch\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eClassic English Style Pale Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Style India Pale Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Pale Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style India Pale Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Amber\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Style Bitter\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Style ESB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eScottish Style Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eIrish Style Red Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Style Brown Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAmerican Style Brown Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGerman Style Brown and Dusseldorf Altbier\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e1\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRobust Porter\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eBrown Porter\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eClassic Irish Style Dry Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eForeign Style Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSweet Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eOatmeal Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEnglish Old Ale English \u0026amp; American Strong Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eBarley Wine Strong Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStrong Scotch Ale\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eImperial Stout\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eImperial IPA\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"headerReviews\"\u003eReviews\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ca name=\"reviews\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFeedback and experiences from previous customers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"view view-yeast-reviews view-id-yeast_reviews view-display-id-default view-dom-id-772751a3b644cdf7a3285e0403d0171e\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"view-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eIRISH RED ALE \u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eJames Mathieu \u003c\/span\u003e| \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eFeb., 2nd 2016\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eIrish Red ale\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMade a 1.5L starter from a recycled batch of this Irish ale yeast I harvested from a porter I brewed in December. Brewed a traditional Irish Red with an OG of 1.052, and and pitched around 70 degrees. Left outside on a cool San Diego night, and the next morning it was happily fermenting at around 62 degrees. After one more night outside, still strongly fermenting at 58 degrees. Brought inside and now maintaining temp of 64 degrees. Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-2 views-row-even\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eEXPLOSIVE!\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eTom J \u003c\/span\u003e| \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eJan., 19th 2016\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eStout\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDid a 1L starter of WLP004 (PurePitch) , put it on a stir plate for 48 hours. Pitched into a 1.049 Stout @ 70 degrees. 24 hours later, I have a monster on my hands. Probably over pitched, but whatever. Can't wait to taste it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eBOLD TASTE\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eDave Dr\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eJan., 4th 2015\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eirish brown, stout, pale ale\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI don’t really like Irish and English yeasts as there are so many other styles I prefer but thought I’d give this one a try. I made a 2 quart starter with 1 cup light malt extract and pitched in 21 gallons of three different beers, as I do with all Whitelabs yeasts. I made: (1) Brown Ale, (2) blueberry stout (mashed 4 pints of just picked blueberries and added to wort just before cooling), and (3) Pale ale. The yeast performed as expected. The only thing I found unusual was in my secondary, a thin layer of white film collected on the surface. I scraped it off before bottling and all was well. I don’t think I’ll use this one again as the taste was a little bolder than I like. The best analogy I can use is that it was like a Maduro cigar – bold and strong. It had great head retention and color, starting gravities were 1.074-1.080 and ended at 1.008, but I like the German and IPA yeasts better. However, might be worth a try if looking for a heavy, bold, obviously Irish taste.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

White Labs Yeast - 004 Irish Ale

Product Description
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This is the yeast from one of the oldest stout producing breweries in the world. It produces a slight hint of diacetyl, balanced by a light fruitiness and slight dry crispness. Great for Irish ales, stouts, porters, browns, reds and a very interesting pale ale.

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Style Performance Listing

A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.

Style Rating Style Rating
American Style Cream Ale 2 American Style Wheat Ale 2
Fruit Beer 2 Herbs & Spice Beer 2
Specialty Beers 2 Specialty Honey Ales 2
Smoke Flavored Beer 2 Golden Ale Canadian Style Ale 2
German Style Kolsch 2 Classic English Style Pale Ale 4
English Style India Pale Ale 4 American Style Pale Ale 2
American Style India Pale Ale 2 American Style Amber 2
English Style Bitter 4 English Style ESB 4
Scottish Style Ale 2 Irish Style Red Ale 4
English Style Brown Ale 2 American Style Brown Ale 2
German Style Brown and Dusseldorf Altbier 1 Robust Porter 4
Brown Porter 2 Classic Irish Style Dry Stout 4
Foreign Style Stout 2 Sweet Stout 4
Oatmeal Stout 4 English Old Ale English & American Strong Ale 4
Barley Wine Strong Ale 2 Strong Scotch Ale 2
Imperial Stout 2 Imperial IPA 2

Reviews

Feedback and experiences from previous customers. 

IRISH RED ALE

By: James Mathieu | Date: Feb., 2nd 2016 | Beer(s) Brewed: Irish Red ale

 

Made a 1.5L starter from a recycled batch of this Irish ale yeast I harvested from a porter I brewed in December. Brewed a traditional Irish Red with an OG of 1.052, and and pitched around 70 degrees. Left outside on a cool San Diego night, and the next morning it was happily fermenting at around 62 degrees. After one more night outside, still strongly fermenting at 58 degrees. Brought inside and now maintaining temp of 64 degrees. Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!

 

EXPLOSIVE!

By: Tom J | Date: Jan., 19th 2016 | Beer(s) Brewed: Stout

 

Did a 1L starter of WLP004 (PurePitch) , put it on a stir plate for 48 hours. Pitched into a 1.049 Stout @ 70 degrees. 24 hours later, I have a monster on my hands. Probably over pitched, but whatever. Can't wait to taste it.

 

BOLD TASTE

By: Dave Dr | Date: Jan., 4th 2015 | Beer(s) Brewed: irish brown, stout, pale ale

 

I don’t really like Irish and English yeasts as there are so many other styles I prefer but thought I’d give this one a try. I made a 2 quart starter with 1 cup light malt extract and pitched in 21 gallons of three different beers, as I do with all Whitelabs yeasts. I made: (1) Brown Ale, (2) blueberry stout (mashed 4 pints of just picked blueberries and added to wort just before cooling), and (3) Pale ale. The yeast performed as expected. The only thing I found unusual was in my secondary, a thin layer of white film collected on the surface. I scraped it off before bottling and all was well. I don’t think I’ll use this one again as the taste was a little bolder than I like. The best analogy I can use is that it was like a Maduro cigar – bold and strong. It had great head retention and color, starting gravities were 1.074-1.080 and ended at 1.008, but I like the German and IPA yeasts better. However, might be worth a try if looking for a heavy, bold, obviously Irish taste.