• Favorite
  • Discuss
  • Subscribe
Connect
Inventory Clearance IPA

Inventory Clearance IPA

English IPA : All Grain : 19.50 L

bear2bear

Another batch to consume old hops in my freezer. The Citra hop is new, but all other hops are old, products of 2008. AA's of these old hops are supposed to be significantly lower than the default values of BeerTool.

October 2, 2012 at 01:39pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain19.50 L)

  • 4.90 kg English 2-row Pale

    English 2-row Pale

    All English Ales. Workhorse of British Brewing. Infusion Mash.

  • 0.20 kg English Wheat Malt

    English Wheat Malt

    Light flavor, creamy head. For wheat beers, stouts, doppelbocks and alt beers.

  • 0.20 kg Belgian Biscuit

    Belgian Biscuit

    Warm baked biscuit flavor and aroma. Increases body. Use in Belgian beers.

  • 0.20 kg American Caramel 40°L

    American Caramel 40°L

    Provides color, a unique flavor, body, and contributes to foam retention and beer stability.

  • 0.12 kg Special B - Caramel malt; Dingemans

    Special B - Caramel malt; Dingemans

    The darkest of the Belgian crystal malts, Dingemans Special B will impart a heavy caramel taste and is often credited with the raisin-like flavors of some Belgian Abbey ales. Larger percentages (greater than 5%) will contribute a dark brown-black color and fuller body.

  • 50 g First Gold - 7.5 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    First Gold

    First commercial dwarf hop designed for aroma consideration in England, a very promising hop.

  • 4 g Challenger - 7.5 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    Challenger

    Popular bittering hop used primarily in British ales and lagers. Mild to moderate aroma, but quite spicy.

  • 8 g Challenger - 7.5 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    Challenger

    Popular bittering hop used primarily in British ales and lagers. Mild to moderate aroma, but quite spicy.

  • 32 g Northdown - 8.6 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    Northdown

    Mellow English higher alpha-acid hop.

  • 50 g Citra™ - 12.0 AA% whole; boiled 0 min

    Citra™

    Citra™ is a special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra™ has fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

  • 50 g Citra™ - 12.0 AA% whole; added dry to secondary fermenter

    Citra™

    Citra™ is a special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra™ has fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

  • 1 tsp Irish Moss - Boil for 10 min. (omitted from calculations)

    Irish Moss

    A dried red-brown marine algae. Fining agent to remove large proteins. Negatively charged polymer attracts positively charged protein-tannin complexes (extracted from grain husks and hops) during the boil. This action is aided by the clumping of proteins in the boiling process. Irish moss settles to the bottom of the brew kettle with spent hops and hot break material at the end of the boil.

  • Wyeast 1028 London Ale™

    Wyeast 1028 London Ale™

    Rich with a dry finish, minerally profile, bold and crisp, with some fruitiness.

Notes

1/12 tsp of campden powder is added to the water before mashing and sparging. 1/2 tsp of gypsum is added at mash-in. 1-step mashing with a mush-out. Mashed for 90 min. at 67C. Boiling time was shortend to 75 min. to adjust for the bigger boiling tun (45 litters). Brewed on 10/1/12. The OG was 1.070.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 14 - India Pale Ale (IPA)

Subcategory: A - English IPA

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.061 1.050 - 1.075
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.018
Color: 13.6 SRM 8 - 14
Alcohol: 6.3% ABV 5.00% - 7.50%
Bitterness: 74.0 IBU 40.00 - 60.00

Discussion

bear2bear

Well-rounded IPA

2013-12-08 10:24pm

Bottled on 1/29/13. Easy to drink, as hoppy as you imagine, and the malt characteristic is perfect. Pretty good as an IPA. Citra and Challenger seems to be a good match for the aloma. They also provide enough bitterness, so that in the future I would like to use these two to brew a citrusy IPA. Seems to me a good couple of American and British.

Post a Comment

Subscribe to this discussion.