Created with select Pacific Northwest hops, the West Coast inspired IPA was designed to provide huge amounts of hop presence from both the bittering and the late kettle additions. While the overall aroma and flavor profile veritably bursts with tropical and citrus notes, the medium-light maltiness undergirds the beer, giving enough malt counterpoint and backbone to balance out the hops.
- International Bittering Units (IBU): 63-67
- Original Gravity (OG): 1.055-1.060
- Final Gravity (FG): 1.013-1.017
- Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.6%-6.1%
- Difficulty: Easy
- Color: Amber
To upgrade the yeast to a liquid culture, purchase the Omega West Coast Ale yeast separately. The West Coast strain provides a neutral fermentation profile, allowing the malt and hops to shine through in the finished beer. (Additional yeast sold separately.)
To further add hop character to the India Pale Ale, dry hop the beer for 3 days with perhaps 1 oz. Ahtanum or Simcoe or Citra or Centennial or Ahtanum or.... Or, simply add in another 1 – 2 oz. of American style IPA hop. Following the finish of fermentation, add the hops to the primary for 3 days before siphoning to secondary.
Alternatively, siphon the fermented beer to the secondary fermentor and add the hops to the beer 3 days prior to packaging. (Additional hops sold separately.)