Thursday, May 5, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

If you weren't aware, most of our brews up until recently have been constructed by Matt. This year, it was our goal for the rest of us to contribute. On April 17, we brewed my first recipe; an approximately 7% wheat IPA, named Here Comes the Sun.

We mashed mostly 2-row and wheat. We added both Centennial and Cascade hops on brewday, and dry-hopped with Citra when we racked into secondary.

We ended up with an attractively yellowish-orange pale ale, that delivers a pleasant combination of floral and citrus aromas. It tastes more bitter than what I was trying to achieve, but overall, I'm pleased with the outcome. At the moment, the recipe's getting tweaked, and I obviously look forward to the next time we brew this beer. But until then, give us a shout if you'd like to try it!

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