Mosaic / Galaxy / CTZ DIPA

I was hanging out at CO-Brew, enjoying the Mosaic IPA I was drinking. I thought that the mango and berry flavors would go well Galaxy hops. I wanted to make a beer, combining the two hops and see what the result was.

Recipe

Details

Batch Size: 3 gallons
Boil Time: 60 minutes
Estimated IBU: 140 (haha, Beersmith is optimistic)
OG (Est/Act): 1.076 / 1.076
FG (Est/Act): 1.015 / 1.015
ABV (Est/Act): 8.1% / 8.1%
Brewhouse Efficiency (Est/Act): 72% / 72%
Target Mash Temp: 148°F
Target Fermentation Temp: 68°F
Estimated Color: 9.6 SRM

Fermentables

A typical 2 row / Munich / Crystal grist made up the fermentables for this DIPA.

Amount Name SRM %
7lb US Domestic 2-row 2 80.0%
1lb 8oz Munich Malt (DE) 10 17.1%
4oz Crystal 80L 80 2.9%

Hops

I combined some Mosaic and Galaxy hops for lovely fruity/tropical flavors and aroma. I added some CTZ for bittering and for later additions, wanting to see how the pine/resin-ey character would help bring some balance to the fruitiness.

Amount Name AA Use Form
0.5oz Columbus (CTZ) 17.1% FWH – 60 Minutes Pellets
1.0oz Galaxy 16.3% Boil – 10 Minutes Pellets
1.0oz Mosaic 11.0% Boil – 10 Minutes Pellets
0.5oz Columbus (CTZ) 17.1% Boil – 10 Minutes Pellets
1.0oz Galaxy 16.3% Steep – 10 Minutes Pellets
1.0oz Mosaic 11.0% Steep – 10 Minutes Pellets
0.5oz Columbus (CTZ) 17.1% Steep – 10 Minutes Pellets
1.0oz Galaxy 16.3% Dry Hop – 5 Days Pellets
1.0oz Mosaic 11.0% Dry Hop – 5 Days Pellets
0.5oz Columbus (CTZ) 17.1% Dry Hop – 5 Days Pellets

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
American Ale Blend (INIS-007) Inland Island 68%-74% 68°F-74°F

Water Profile

I targeted Bru’n Water’s “Pale Ale Profile”.

The Results

Frankly, I wasn’t a big fan of this beer. The aroma was definitely what I wanted, all full of the citrus and tropical fruit notes that I wanted. The flavor, on the other hand, was lacking. It had a big boozy finish to it that I expected from a DIPA. However, I think I did too much CTZ as late additions.

I thought the CTZ might help bring some balance to the Galaxy and Mosaic hops, but instead, I think it overpowered them. I got more of the CTZ resinous, pine character.

For future iterations, I will probably just cut out the CTZ hops except for the initial bittering charge. I would probably even increase the amount of Mosaic and/or Galaxy I use.

Discussion

Okay, I promise the large amount of time from the last time I posted about a beer I made and this one isn’t because I wasn’t brewing. Truth is, I’ve been rather lazy about sharing my recipes. Posting this is my attempt at picking up the pace.

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