Greetings. I'm interested in brewing a nice, hoppy Pale Ale with a hop flavor profile that mixes the new 'tropical/mango' flavors of Citra with a nice dank/deep/clean hop whallop that isn't overly citrusy, piney or rough.
To this end, I was thinking about a blondish Pale Ale with Citra and Columbus in roughly equal amounts, and I'd appreciate some feedback on it. Here's the data:
American Pale Ale
US-05 Dry Yeast, rehydrated
9.0lb Golden Promise
0.5lb Light Carastan malt (15L)
Mash temp:152F. Minerals: 6g Gypsum, 4g CalcChlor, 1g Baking Soda (all minerals are half in mash, half in boil), Extra Acid: 3oz Acid Malt. All R/O water (3.5gal mash, 3gal sparge). Target profile: Ca=94, Mg=0, Na=18, Cl=77, SO4=127, Ratio=.60(bitter).
(All are pellet, Columus is 15.4%, Citra is 11%)
first wort 0.3oz Columbus
15 mins 0.5oz Citra
5 mins 0.5oz Citra
5 mins 0.5oz Columbus
1 min 0.5oz Citra
1 min 0.5oz Columbus
20 mins 0.5oz Citra
20 mins 0.5oz Columbus
dry hop 0.5oz Citra
dry hop 0.5oz Columbus
Ferment at 64F for 2 weeks, dry hop in keg before force carbing.
I'm thinking Columbus here because I don't want the Centennial, Amarillo or Cascade grapefruit/tangerine punch in this beer if possible. I've had an all-Citra Cream Ale before, and really liked it.
Anyway, if anyone has any input, lemme know.