Orange Ales – Spring TX
Juice in the Machine-ish IPA
This beer was inspired by the hop combo found in Juice Machine from Treehouse. I loved the idea of the hops, but am so unsure of how to build a Treehouse “house” beer that I decided to just make something similar.
I ended up making this beer, grain to glass, in under 6 days. That’s fully carbed and ready to drink. All this because I wanted to take a hazy beer to the beach with me on a family vacation, but didn’t have time to line up a trade. This worked out surprisingly well, and thanks to Randy gifting me a shorty keg that was still 5 gallons – it fit perfect in the fridge at the beach house!
- ABV – 4.5%
- IBU – 30
- SRM – 4.5
Sulfates – 150PPM
Chloride – 100PPM
Starting pH – 5.25
Aroma – Overloaded with tropical citrus – I think part of this is the Sacch Trois lending it’s Saison like flavor and aroma. To me it’s very bright like lemon.
Taste – follows the nose with loads of citrus up front. The citrus overloads you with lemon, lime, passionfruit, and a little pine. The peach and apricot notes stick around longer than the fruit juice.
Mouthfeel is soft and full typical of northeastern IPAs. Very full bodied for a 4.5% beer. I was surprised at how the mouthfeel turned out.
I really enjoyed having this on the beach. I pitched all 3 yeasts because I had them left over from previous brews and they had been sitting around for a while. I love testing new stuff through experimentation. I likely won’t do this again, but glad I have this to look back on.
This photo is a pour of the session ale next to a mimosa for color reference.
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|10.5 gal||60 min||36.3 IBUs||4.5 SRM||1.045||1.005||5.3 %|
|Name||Cat.||OG Range||FG Range||IBU||SRM||Carb||ABV|
|American Pale Ale||10 A||1.045 - 1.06||1.01 - 1.015||30 - 45||5 - 14||2.3 - 2.8||4.5 - 6.2 %|
|Pale Malt (2 Row) US||10 lbs||62.2|
|White Wheat Malt||4.062 lbs||25.26|
|Caramel Malt - 20L (Briess)||9.6 oz||3.73|
|Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L||8 oz||3.11|
|Oats, Flaked||6.54 oz||2.54|
|Columbus (Tomahawk)||1.38 oz||60 min||Boil||Pellet||14|
|Amarillo||2.77 oz||1 min||Aroma||Pellet||9.2|
|Medusa||2 oz||1 min||Aroma||Pellet||4.8|
|Amarillo||3 oz||4 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||9.2|
|Citra||3 oz||4 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||12|
|Galaxy||2 oz||4 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||14|
|Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ)||1 oz||1 day||Dry Hop||Pellet||15.5|
|Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois (WLP644)||White Labs||88%||70°F - 85°F|
|Dry English Ale (WLP007)||White Labs||75%||65°F - 70°F|
|Vermont IPA (GY054)||Giga Yeast||80%||62°F - 75°F|
|Mash In||152°F||120 min|
|Mash Out||168°F||30 min|