This is a style of beer that I have been working on for the majority of this year. I think I am finally honing in on a very smooth IPA that focuses on late hop additions to give wonderful aroma but doesn’t hit very hard with bitterness. A very hoppy beer that you can also double as a guzzler. I’ve really fallen in love with using Galaxy hops for bittering hops, then a melody of Citra, Cascade, and Galaxy in the last 15 minutes. Dry hopped with 2 ounces of Citra to really bring out the citrus, grapefruit, and lemon character. I used British Ale 1 from Wyeast, which is my preferred yeast for IPA’s, due to its ability to emphasize hop characteristics in a beer.
Citrus IPA Tasting:
Nose: The scent comes up in the front with Citra characteristic, big lemon and citrus scents with some grapefruit underneath.
Appearance: Very cloudy with an amber brown color.
Taste: The beer begins with a smooth round bitterness that blends into a lemon/grapefruit flavor.
mouthfeel: medium bodied, more bitter than not, but very easy to drink.
overall: This is the way it should taste. Easy drinking citrus fruit that is mild enough to drink a few pints. 8.3/10