My LHBS recently stocked up on a bunch of New Zealand hops. I've always admired kiwi culture, ideology, and beer, so a part of me couldn't help but pick some up. Either way; I'd like to brew a bright, fresh, citrus themed IPA. Here's my prototype recipe, it's pretty much based off of Yoopers' Dogfish Head 60min IPA clone.
-12lbs Organic 2-row
-8ozs crystal 10L
-1 tsp Irish Moss (10mins)
.75oz NZ Pacific Gem 15% (60mins)
.25oz NZ Green Bullet 13.8% (60mins)
.5oz NZ Motueka 8.6% (35mins)
.5oz NZ Pacifica 5.8% (30mins)
.5oz NZ Motueka 8.6% (dry hopped)
.5oz NZ Pacifica 5.8% (dry hopped)
.25oz NZ Pacific Gem 15% (dry hopped)
Starting at 35 minutes I'll add a little of each of the remaining hops over the course of the boil.
-1/2 tsp lemon zest (secondary)
-1/2 tsp lime zest (secondary)
Rogue Pacman Yeast (or any high attenuative yeast? suggestions?)
So what do you guys think? I've never worked with zests before? Would they contribute too much of a bitterness? What kind of malts could I use to brighten it up a bit? Anyone have experience with these hop strains? I'm still newer to brewing, and am completly open to criticism!