Pour: Black with reddish hues in the edges of the glass, thick foamy brown head that holds up great. A bit hard to pour, it’s very carbonated or to warm.
Nose: Citrusy to grape to pine, grainy and a bit of roast. Maybe a hint of marzipan.
Taste: A fresh bitterness that is more fruity and citrusy than dank and piny. A bit of licorice but not a lot of roast character. I can still, or at least I think I can, feel some bitterners coming from the dark grains. Second mouth I couldn’t find none. A bit of alcoholic warmth, understandable with an ABV at 8%. More sweet than dry, could have been a bit drier/crisper.
Mouth feel: A bit too much Co2, the mouth feel is too thin after the fast disappearance of the Co2. When the Co2 left the beer the mouth feel got a lot better.
Overall: The hop character gets a bit soapy, something I detect in some bottles. It’s not always there in a beer, but sometimes – and this is one of those times. Anyhow, it’s a good beer! I should have drunk it a bit colder, it’s about 12 degrees c now.
This is one of the few Black IPAs on the market in Sweden, I preferred this to Prince of Darkness (is that the name?) from Sigtuna.
Boil Size: 22.57 l
Post Boil Volume: 19.79 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 18.00 l
Bottling Volume: 17.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.061 SG
Estimated Color: 11.3 EBC
Estimated IBU: 70.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
18.00 l Larmvägen 28 Bittra, ljusa öl. Water 1 -
5.00 kg Pale Malt (Weyermann) (6.5 EBC) Grain 2 100.0 %
20.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 46.8 IBUs
30.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 4 23.6 IBUs
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins) Other 5 -
0.50 mg Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 6 -
100.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 8 -
50.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
50.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
Mash Schedule: Braumeister - SMASH IPA
Total Grain Weight: 5.00 kg
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Alpha amylase Heat to 66.0 C over 4 min 66.0 C 60 min
Mash out Add 0.00 l of water at 76.0 C 76.0 C 15 min
This year for the nationals beer naked brewery will prepare a single malt and single hop ipa for folkets val (people’s choice). We wanted to go for simcoe since I’ve been using it a lot recently and just got a feeling of how it plays. But since the American hops haven’t arrived yet. I had to change the recipe. So I’m going with the galaxy hop from New Zealand after a guy at the home brew store recommended it.
I was hoping to call the beer ‘simcoe smash ipa’ cause i liked the ring to it. But hey, galaxy hops makes for a good big bang theme.
I haven’t figured out what the hopping additions will look like but I think Läs mer →
This weekend it’s the national home brew day. Shbf encourage all the Swedish home brewers to gather around one recipe and brew it together with another home brewer or a someone new to home brewing.
The recipe this year is for a irish red. I’m not sure if I will brew it since my schedule is pretty tight with all the brews in need to get done before nationals. Hopefully a lot of other brewers will make some irish red though!