This was my first attempt at an original recipe IPA, and it was a success. The Cascade and Amarillo hops are a winning, citrusy combination. The beer pours with a thin head that maintains lacing all the way through, with a rich, orangey-copper color. Clarity for this batch will improve with time and as such, is slightly hazy in the below picture. Taste is crisp, not overly hopped, but just enough to finish clean and a bit on the bitter side.
Powderhouse Brewery Anonymous IPA
9 lbs. Pale 2-Row (US)
1 lb. Vienna
0.5 lbs. Cara-Pils
0.5 lbs. Crystal 60
1.5 oz. Cascade (5.5% AA) 60 min.
0.75 oz. Amarillo (8.5% AA) 15 min.
0.5 oz. Cascade (5.5% AA) 15 min.
0.5 oz. Cascade (5.5% AA) 5 min.
0.5 oz. Amarillo (8.5% AA) 5 min.
1 oz. Amarillo & 1 oz. Cascade dry hopped in keg
Mash at 152 for 60 minutes. Batch sparge to 6.5g for the boil.
I added a whirlfloc tablet at 15 min. and pitched 2 packets of S-05.