|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%|
|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|
|Calcium (ppm)||Magnesium (ppm)||Sodium (ppm)||Sulfate (ppm)||Chloride (ppm)||Bicarbonate (ppm)|
Much of the inspiration for this recipe comes from Braufessor’s great Northeast IPA forum thread.
|Actual OG||Actual FG||Actual ABV||Apparent Attenuation|
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.
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: