HAUS IPL

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Our Impression: We were recently inspired to expand upon our IPA/IPL brewing techniques after reading The New IPA by Scott Janish.  This is in our opinion the most important book for anyone to read regarding IPA brewing, and the research is relevant for brewing many other styles as well.  American IPAs are historically quite young and the research surrounding intensely hop forward beers is rather slim.  Janish compiles research so we can better understand the interaction of the various types of yeast and hops, and he explores processes for achieving complex, fruity hop expression.   We’ve used this book as a starting point for creating an IPL with more pleasant and expressive hop character, and without the vegetal grassiness.

Style: India Pale Lager, BJCP 21B

Grain- Extra Pale Premium Pilsner

Hops - Citra, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Galaxy

Yeast-  Lager yeast originating from a Munich Lager Brewery

Adjuncts- None

Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with high additions of CaSO4, CaCl2

Original Gravity: 16.6 Degrees Plato

ABV: 6.8%

Estimated IBU - 40 IBU

Color: 4 SRM

Aroma: Fresh hop bouquet with notes of grapefruit, pine, stone fruit, and citrus.

Appearance:  Haus IPA pours golden straw and brilliant.  A nice white-colored head emerges when poured, with nice lacing on the glass. 
Flavor:  In many aspects this is a modern IPA, brewed with a lager yeast and naturally carbonated for a more delicate mouthfeel and elegant drinking experience.   We used classic American hops to drive forward the citrus character and give a hint of piney dankness.  It finishes clean on the palate, without lingering bitterness or grassiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation.