Orange Ales – Spring TX
Trillium IIPA Clone w/Citra/Amarillo/Galaxy
If you liked my Headroom clone, you’d probably love this too. This is the same base beer as the Headroom clone and dry hopped with a different schedule of hops for a much different flavor and aroma. Even the color and haziness came out differently which surprised me. Call it a happy accident.
This one turned out with the same heavy aroma of soft or over ripened tropical fruit, dominated by stone fruits (peach/apricot). The overall flavor is much different. This one carried a lot of tangerine and sweet orange with pineapples and some mild pith. Brewing it again, I’d probably leave out the Galaxy to surpress some of the passionfruit and bring out more orange/tangerine flavor.
- ABV – 8.5%
- IBU – 70
- SRM – 5.7
Sulfates – 120PPM
Chloride – 120PPM
Starting pH – 5.29
Crystal Malt (C-15)
Aroma – Nose is huge dank peach, passionfruit, and guava smoothie with some orange and bright citrus added. Bready wheat malt follows.
Taste – follows the nose with loads of soft fruit up front. The overall aroma is different than the sister beer in its bright tropical citrus element the other beer doesn’t really have. There is also a noticeable amount of sweet orange and tangerine flavor present.
Mouthfeel is soft and full typical of northeastern IPAs.
This beer was split into 2 5-gallon batches. One was dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo, and Galaxy and the other dry hopped with Mosaic, and Galaxy. This beer was dry hopped with an obscene amount of hops. Over 47.5 ounces total in 11 gallons.
Find the other beer here: Trillium Headroom Clone
This is my wife’s favorite beer so far. I’d say it goes well with light foods like a poached salmon. The citrus really compliments the flavors of ceviché and anything similar. Since these beers lack the resinous bite of a typical IPA, they are easier to drink with your favorite foods.
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|12 gal||60 min||70.9 IBUs||4.2 SRM||1.064||1.010||7.1 %|
|Name||Cat.||OG Range||FG Range||IBU||SRM||Carb||ABV|
|American IPA||14 B||1.056 - 1.075||1.01 - 1.018||40 - 70||6 - 15||2.2 - 2.7||5.5 - 7.5 %|
|Pale Malt (2 Row) US||16 lbs||62.75|
|White Wheat Malt||7 lbs||27.45|
|Crystal 15, 2-Row, (Great Western)||8 oz||1.96|
|Corn Sugar (Dextrose)||1 lbs||3.92|
|Columbus (Tomahawk)||2 oz||60 min||Boil||Pellet||14|
|Columbus (Tomahawk)||2 oz||20 min||Boil||Pellet||14|
|Columbus (Tomahawk)||1.5 oz||5 min||Boil||Pellet||14|
|Galaxy||5 oz||1 min||Aroma||Pellet||14|
|Columbus (Tomahawk)||4 oz||1 min||Aroma||Pellet||14|
|Galaxy||6 oz||7 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||14|
|Galaxy||1.25 lbs||1 day||Dry Hop||Pellet||14|
|Vermont Ale (-)||Yeast Bay||80%||64°F - 70°F|
|Mash In||152°F||45 min|
|Mash Out||168°F||40 min|