Amarillo/Centennial IPA critique
Admittedly, I am not much of a hop head and rarely brew IPA's. However, I have a bunch of hops I would like to get rid of and was thinking of brewing up a light, citrusy IPA for the summer. The invert syrup will add some honey sweetness and help dry the beer out. However, I am a little unsure of the hop schedule, if Amarillo and Centennial are a good pairing or I should mix it up a bit. Also, I am a bit worried that Columbus might be a bit too strong for the bittering addition? I have some Cascade, Nugget, and Chinook to sub out anything. Please let me know what you think. :)
4 Gallon Batch - O.G: 1.065, 68 IBU, 6.5 SRM
80% Pale Malt
10% No. 1 Invert
1.0 oz Columbus @ 60
1.0 oz Centennial @ 15
1.0 oz Amarillo @ 10
1.0 oz Centennial @ 5
1.0 oz Amarillo @ flameout
0.75 oz Simcoe (Dry Hop 7 days)
0.75 oz Amarillo (Dry Hop 7 Days)
WY1332 Northwest Ale
I prefer simcoe amarillo pairing but nothing wrong with cent and amarrilo pairing. I would mix the amarillo and cent together and go with your 15,10,5,0 schedule.
I love Simcoe/Amarillo/Centennial combos in my IPAs. I would definitely drink that beer. But with what sonex said, I would probably mix the Cent/Amarillo additions too if I was brewing it.
Mix the Cent & Amarillo.
68 IBUs seems high for someone who is not a hop-head. Might want to cut down the Columbus.
Invert sugar is just going to dry it out, not going to give it any flavors.
Invert syrup is different from invert sugar. The one I use is the British type, it is not 100% fermentable and adds quite a bit of flavor.
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