Saturday, June 15, 2013

“House Hunter" Imperial IPA [dry hop]

Date: June 11, 2013

Racked the double IPA to secondary to dry hop on a bed of cascade and simcoe.


  • 0.5 oz Cascade (7.7%) (leaf)
  • 0.5 oz Simcoe (14.1%) (leaf)

Gravity: 1.018
Appearance: Opaque, marigold color
Aroma: Light citrus, some breadiness, slightly sweet nose
Taste: Some piney hop at beginning, slightly sweet, not overly bitter, medium body, fairly dry, citrus hop end

I think this beer will experience a bit more fermentation over the next two weeks, maybe two or three more points. The basement has warmed with the summer weather and now is sitting firmly at 64 'F. The racking also kicked up a little more of the yeast cake at the bottom. All in all, I'll probably come out a little better than my target gravity of 1.018.

The beer already has a very nice mouth feel and body, and the dry hopping should flesh out the piney, citrus flavors and aromas nicely.

Lot of excitement for this beer. Can't wait to bottle and share!

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