Wednesday, December 14, 2016

More Medusa IPA

The Medusa IPA was so good, I wanted to go with another one!  This one uses the same hop schedule, although the malt is a little different in this case, as I was using up what was left over from the Summer IPA.

Brew Day: 14 Dec 2016

Partial Mash:
8 oz Franco-Belge Vienna malt
8 oz Gambrinus Honey malt
1.5 oz flaked wheat

Boil (20 min):
1 lb Pilsen DME
4 oz table sugar
14 g Medusa hops (FWH)

1 oz Medusa hops (10 min hop stand)

Yeast: Safale US-05

Addendum, 26 Dec: Dry hopped today with 14 g Medusa hops.

Addendum, 31 Dec: Bottled today, got 9 full bottles.

Addendum, 14 Jan: First pour; caramel color with an off-white, medium head.  Definite fruitiness in the nose.  Malt balances the hops, rather than overpowering it the way it did with the Summer IPA, but does persist a little bit into the aftertaste.  Head doesn't persist, mild lacing on the glass.  Overall, a very drinkable beer, but I prefer a much lighter malt to let the hops really shine through.

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