Good Day Sunshine IIPA
Marshall talked me into a NEIPA recipe. Having never tried one I did not know what I was in for but considering the current hype around juicy-hazy-fruity IPA’s I had to give it a go.
This beer came at a significant moment in my life. It was ready to drink right after my wife and I had our first baby, Ava. The beers name “Good Day Sunshine”, from the Beatles song, was fitting to the new dad feeling and the fact that this is a delicious beer perfect for a warm sunshine day in late fall.
The first batch was also entered into two competitions and it won first place in each. The recipe has been adjusted since then. Dialing into BJCP standards for IIPA while maintaining the flavor experience of the original.
- ABV – 7%
- IBU – 89
- SRM – 5
- 2016 Rhymes and Vines: Best of Show
- 2016 Pride of Southside: 1st Place (and Pro-Am Entry to GABF)
- 2017 National Homebrew Competition: 1st Place IIPA in Round One (Austin Bracket)
1:1 RODI to Filtered Tap
Calcium Chloride – 100+PPM
This is a hop forward beer balanced with a slightly sweet malt backbone. Its golden yellow in color, aroma of citrus, with flavors of melon and apricot. The beer has a clean finish which makes it refreshing and enjoyable to drink.
This beer pairs well with sunshine.