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Old 05-28-2011, 01:53 AM   #41
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In revisiting my ipa after a month or so in the bottle, I'm getting more of the light fruit described earlier. Very mild apple coming through now.

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Old 05-31-2011, 01:28 PM   #42
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Not sure exactly when I brewed mine but it's tasting great right now. The fruit flavors and aromas from the hops are really coming out. I would use this hop again.

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Old 06-17-2011, 06:59 PM   #43
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I ordered a pound of Calypso from HD on a whim (they were cheap) and am very happy with the results I have gotten with my all Calypso IPA. Here's the recipe:

Batch Size: 3 Gallons
Boil Volume: 3.75 Gallons
SG: 1.065
FG: 1.016

Two Row US: 7 lbs
Crystal 20L: .75 lbs
CaraPils: .5 lbs

.4 oz Calypso: 60
.75 oz Calypso: 15
1 oz Calypso: 1

1 oz Calypso: Dryhop 5~6 days

Wyeast 1056

Mash @ 151 for 1 hour.
Ferment @ 61F for first four days, increase by 2 degrees everyday for 5 days

I did this as a "test" batch and, in retrospect, wish I had done a larger one. After all, aren't all batches to some extent or another a "test" batch?

This brew is thoroughly enjoyable. It has a very wonderful pomme aroma. The upfront flavors are of tropical fruits with some of the apple and pear coming through towards the middle. The finish is of bitter grapefruit rind, with some piny-ness at the same time. Its almost cloying. Almost. I will probably brew this again with a higher mash temp and the 60 min addition dialed back a tad.

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Old 06-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #44
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i have a lb each of these and the galaxy coming
'anybody want to trade oz for oz.. i am need of fuggles and EKGs...

PM me and i will tarde with you when they ocme in sometime next week.

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Old 07-20-2011, 09:48 PM   #45
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I am considering using Calypso to bitter and maybe a flavor addition (along with other hops) for a Russian Imperial Stout.

You guys that have used this hop, do you think that I would get any apple/pear in a RIS?

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I love Calypso hops. Great spicy red apple note.

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I have serious doubts that you'll get any noticeable flavor out of this for something as robust as an RIS. I got extremely mild apple out of it in a SMaSH IPA, so I'd be willing to bet that the malt/roast in a strong stout would completely overwhelm it.

That said, it's an excellent bittering hop!

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Like smagee said, probably not a lot of flavor or aroma for a RIS, and I'm not sure I'd even like it very much. In addition to the pale ale, I made a cream ale with a small bittering and only one late addition of calypso and thought it was a great lawnmower beer with a moderate aroma. I think as far as flavor/aroma are concerned this hop is definitely suited for lighter American ales/IPAs. Also I seem to be getting more apple/pear aroma than other people are describing, while others are describing none at all. Not sure how homogeneous the crop was.

But yeah, excellent bittering hop.

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Here's a DIPA recipe I've got with some Calypso for bittering. Any thoughts?

Batch size: 11.0 gal
Boil volume: 14.0 gal
OG: 1.090
FG: 1.023
Bitterness (IBU): 95.9
Color (SRM): 8.4
ABV: 8.9%

[Grains]
Two-row (US) 29.000lb Grain 79.5%
CaraPils 3.500lb Grain 9.6%
Crystal 20L 3.000lb Grain 8.2%
Honey Malt (Canadian) 1.000lb Grain 2.7%

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Calypso 1.80oz 13.0% AA Pellet @ 60 min, 30.5 IBU
Columbus 1.80oz 15.4% AA Pellet @ 60 min, 36.1 IBU
Chinook 2.50oz 11.5% AA Pellet @ 10 min, 13.6 IBU
Centennial 2.50oz 9.0% AA Pellet @ 10 min, 10.6 IBU
Centennial 3.00oz 9.0% AA Pellet @ 2 min, 3.0 IBU
Cascade 3.00oz 6.6% AA Pellet @ 2 min, 2.2 IBU
Cascade 4.00oz 6.6% AA Pellet @ Dry Hop

[Yeast/Other]
California Ale yeast 2.0 unit(s), Yeast

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Old 07-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #50
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Hop additions look pretty good, actually. My only thought is that that seems like a lot of crystal (6.5lbs?), even for an 11 gallon batch. I'd be inclined to drop one of them entirely (probably carapils) and bring the remaining one down in the range of 2-2.5lbs.

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