Batch 017 - Any IPA 3

Batch Size Boil Time Est. IBU Est. SRM Est. OG Est. FG Est. ABV
4 gal 60 min 59.6 4.4 1.060 1.014 6.0%

Ingredients

Amt Name Type %/IBU
3.5 lb US 2-Row Grain 40.4%
3.5 lb Bairds Maris Otter Grain 40.4%
1 lb Oats, Flaked Grain 11.6%
8 oz Wheat Malt Grain 5.8%
2.5 oz Honey Malt Grain 1.8%
0.11 oz HopShot [65.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 29.8 IBUs
1.30 oz Citra 2016 [13.80 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop 10.8 IBUs
1.30 oz Mosaic 2016 [10.30 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop 8.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Galaxy 2017 [18.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop 10.9 IBUs
1.5 L starter London Ale III (Wyeast Labs #1318) Yeast -
1.00 oz Citra Cryo [25.20 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Galaxy 2017 [18.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 0.0 IBUs
0.60 oz Mosaic 2016 [10.30 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Mosaic Cryo [24.10 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 0.0 IBUs
0.40 oz Citra 2016 [13.80 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 0.0 IBUs

Water profile

Calcium (ppm) Magnesium (ppm) Sodium (ppm) Sulfate (ppm) Chloride (ppm) Bicarbonate (ppm)
68 6 36 64 118 -25

Mash

Recipe credit

Much of the inspiration for this recipe comes from Braufessor’s great Northeast IPA forum thread.

Results

Actual OG Actual FG Actual ABV Apparent Attenuation
1.059 1.018 5.4% 69%

Not sure why the attenuation was lower than expected, but it didn’t seem overly sweet or worty. However, it was a bit sweeter than I would have wanted, and I think a bit more alcohol (6%+) helps the balance in the style as well.

This won 3rd place in the “New England IPA” category of the 1st Boston Boss Hop Competition held on 1/28/18! (see http://ipa.wort.org) 150 entries in the competition, and 46 of them were in this category - so happy to have gotten a bronze!!

First judge gave a 35, said:

Overall, a well-made NEIPA. The softness of the mouthfeel was really nice but lacks creaminess and a bit thin. Hop aroma & flavor a bit low for style, try bumping the whirlpool/hopstand additions up some. Some addition adjuncts (oats/wheat) could add creaminess and really accentuate the soft mouthfeel.

Other judge gave a 39, said:

Excellent beer. Juicy hop aroma and lower IBU make this beer great. The color and haze are perfect to spec. Great mango and papaya hop flavor.

Lessons learned

Overall it’s definitely “juicy” but I think it’s a bit sweet - drying it out and/or adding more bitterness would help drinkability.

Next time, I would like to try: