10 gallon batch.
21 lbs 2-row
4 oz chocolate malt
This is the hard part.
1/4 oz Chinook (whole)
1/4 oz Cascade (whole)
1/4 oz Perle (pellets)
Add all of the above at 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 5, and 0 minutes. That is 11 additions of 3/4 oz hops.
OG: 1.059 actual: 1.065
FG: 1.015 actual:
I ended up with a little extra in the boil kettle, 13 gallons, so I turned up the heat to get to the right volume at the end. I guess I had it a little too high, since I only ended up with 9 gallons in the fermenter instead of 10. OG came out a little high because of that.
Tasting Score Sheet
|Date||Feb 14, 2010|
|Style||14B, American IPA|
|Packaging||Bottle | Draft|
|APPEARANCE||1 2 3|
|Head|| spare | small|
| average | large | huge rocky |
creamy | frothy | fizzy | white
| off-white | light brown | dark
lasting | diminishing
|Lacing||excellent | good | fair | spare|
|Body|| clear | sparkling | flat | cloudy | hazy | murky|
|Particles|| None ||
lightly cloudy | cloudy | heavily
particulate | chunky
|Color|| light | dark | yellow | amber | orange | red ||
brown | ruby | black | tawny
|Comments||Under carbonated, but looks good otherwise. Could be clearer, but that will come with age.|
Update 2/23/10, carbonation is very good, beer is clearer now but still has a slight haze.
|AROMA||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12|
|Malt|| light | average|
| heavy | harsh | bread | cookie
| molasses | caramel | grain | hay straw | cereal | chocolate |
coffee | toffee | toasted | roasted | burnt | nutty | meal
|Hops|| light | average|
| heavy | harsh
pine | spruce | resin
|Yeast/Bacteria|| light | average|
| heavy | harsh dough | sweat |
horse blanket | barnyard | leather soap | cheese | meat | broth | earth
| musty | leaves
|Miscellaneous|| alcohol: light | average | heavy|
|Comments||Nice hops aroma, pleasant, not overwhelming at|
all. Need the carbonation to help bring out the flavor. Update 2/23/10, the flavor is now excellent. The carbonation has brought out that nice hops sharpness that make this an IPA.
|MOUTHFEEL||1 2 3 4 5|
|Body|| light | medium|
|Texture|| thin | oily | creamy | sticky | slick ||
alcoholic | thick | minerals | gritty| smooth
|Carbonation||fizzy | lively | average | soft | flat|
|Finish||metallic | chalky | astringent | bitter|
|Comments:||I think the lack of carbonation is negatively|
affecting the mouthfeel. Update 2/23/10, the carbonation is much better, I've moved the mouthfeel from sticky to smooth.
|FLAVOR||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20|
|Duration||short | average | long|
|Sweet|| light ||
moderate | heavy | harsh
|acidic||light | moderate | heavy | harsh|
|bitter|| light | moderate|
| heavy | harsh
|other||vinegar | sour milk | salty | minerals|
|Comments||Good flavor, but could be better with more|
|OVERALL||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10|
|Comments||This beer is a little young and isn't quite|
ready. It is still lacking in carbonation, although it's been on
the tap for 10 days. I'll rate this again, either later on this
keg or on the second keg. Update 2/23/10, same keg, beer is much better the past few days now that the carbonation is up to where it should be. I bumped the overall score from 6 to 8.
Update Feb 23, 2010: Bottled 2 bottles for future drinking. Updated the tasting sheet, this is quite a good beer now.