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.
A typical 2 row / Munich / Crystal grist made up the fermentables for this DIPA.
|7lb||US Domestic 2-row||2||80.0%|
|1lb 8oz||Munich Malt (DE)||10||17.1%|
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.
|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|
|American Ale Blend (INIS-007)||Inland Island||68%-74%||68°F-74°F|
I targeted Bru’n Water’s “Pale Ale Profile”.
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.
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.