An original take on a melding of East Coast/West Coast IPAs, this IPA has a strong citrus aroma with notes of grapefruit, mandarin orange, and tangerine. With a moderately firm bitterness, this IPA is hoppy with a dry finish that makes it very drinkable. The hops dominate with a strong hops punch, and at almost 7% the alcohol is well hidden in the smoothness of this beer. This is your new favorite summer time (or any time) beer!
The last hop addition is a whirlpool addition. Add the hops to the hot wort after the flame goes out, chill to 170-180ºF if possible, and hold (steep) the hops for 20 minutes, ideally in the 180ºF degree range, then thoroughly chill the wort as usual.
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- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.062 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.014 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 6.6-7.8%
- Bitterness: 64 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 8.6 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Malt
- Light Munich
- Caramel 40L
- Carmel 80L
- Mosaic Hop Pellets
- Citra Hop Pellets
- Columbus Hop Pellets
- Amarillo Hop Pellets
- Pacifica Hop Pellets
I'll be honest, I did a few things wrong with this brew.
Firstly, I sat on the kit for 6 months before brewing it (haven't noticed any staleness yet, perhaps it isn't as bitter as it should be but it tastes great!), and I misplaced one of the Amarillo hops packets (which I replaced 1:1 with centennial, a good substitute that I had on hand. I also replaced the Amarillo used at 15 min. instead of the whirlpool Amarillo since the whirlpool adds more aroma than the 15 min.).
Overall the NEIPA is a nice, not insanely bitter IPA with a nice, creamy head out of the keg. Very citrusy aroma, and a smooth, slightly biscuity taste (could be the staleness, who knows) and a well-rounded tropical fruit taste that isn't overwhelming. Color is a nice darker orange - I don't think this is due to oxidization, however, as I never removed the bung from the fermentor and used CO2 to push the beer from the fermenter into the keg. I also kegged early, with about 10 days from pitching the yeast to kegging. After dry hopping in the keg for 3 days, this beer is about as great as it sounds on paper!
Finally, kudos for homebrew supply for being a great vendor. When I initially received the kit, several hops were missing due to a shortage. not even 2 days after the order was placed, we had the hops required. The instructions for the kit are also easy to follow. I printed off the first page, which offered a perfect place to write quick notes and to record info.
Excellent recipe as always. Fast delivery. great to deal with.
Only minor problem - instruction sheet didn't match recipe. ABV on sheet was 4.2 but advertised (and actually is) much higher 7+%. No problem for an experienced brewer but can be confusing for beginners.
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