Sacred Summit Pale Ale (AG) [[ Gold Medal and Best In Show ]]
Batch Size: 12.00 gal
Boil Size: 15.61 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 7.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 35.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 76.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
Amount Item Type % or IBU
16.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 72.7 %
2.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 9.1 %
2.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 9.1 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2.3 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2.3 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2.3 %
0.50 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2.3 %
1.00 oz Summit [16.50%] (90 min) (First Wort Hop)Hops 27.4 IBU
0.50 oz Summit [16.50%] (15 min) Hops 5.8 IBU
0.50 oz Summit [16.50%] (5 min) Hops 2.3 IBU
1.00 oz Summit [16.50%] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)Hops -
2.00 oz Summit [16.50%] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
2.00 oz Williamette [5.20%] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops
Some tasting notes:
Very good. I was not dissapointed with the Summit hops.
Summit hops has a huge flavor. I dry hopped the batch with 1 ounce of Summit and tossed in 1 ounce of Willamette as well (per five gallons) for 7 days.
The citrus flavor is much sweeter than the normal "Sour" citrus you get with cascade/centennial. Less of a grapefruit, and much more like a tangerine flavor/aroma.
All I can describe it is that the flavor move from "C" hops to Summit is like the color move from yellow to orange. Same basic "color pallette" of flavor, but a darker shade. Fuller. Richer. Less snappy.
Granted it needs a couple weeks to mature and clear, but you can definitely taste the difference right away. There is no back of the throat "bite" that I get from early centennial samples.
So far, very tasty. The bitterness flavor is actually lower than I'd thought...but I'd just finished a glass of my Bridgeport Clone so my hops taste buds were probably a bit stunned.
I can certainly see why people don't hesitate to blend Summit hops with Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial for a more complex hop profile.
EDIT - This recipe is officially an award winner taking first place and Best in Show at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair homebrew competition...
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