North V.1 DDH NEIPA --
The heavy dose of Citra Hops & Citra Lupulin powder is very apparent in this beer. The North V1 DDH #NEIPA has an out the Mylar bag citrus aroma. The extra Citra Lupulin & pellet addition to the keg really pops the intensity. Pours a medium, slowly dissipating thick white head, with moderate lacing, over a hazy, deep gold color (SRM ~ 8/9). After a little time conditioning in the Keg, the color has turned a smidge darker. This was likely from adding another dry hop charge of Citra Lupulin & pellets to the keg (Pellets in a hop sack & Lupulin floating free) --
#WLP007 yeast strain is highly attenuative & monster floucculator, dropped to the bottom of the Chronical basically right after I added the first Dry Hop charge of Citra Pellets & Lupulin on day 3. This specific yeast allowed the Citra hops to shine/ stand alone, however not many esters characteristics came through (lack of Biotransformation probably due to late DryHop).
Things to change going forward:
•Blend the WLP007 with another strain, add another for flavor complexity rather than just Citrus bomb.
•Add 1.5-2lbs of oats to the grain bill, help to increase mouth feel.
•Dryhop earlier into fermentation.
•Raise the temp earlier in the fermentation process to stress the yeast to increase esters.
All in all, extremely pleased with how this NEIPA turned out, a few adjustments next time an it will be a real favorite.
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