Well ... I thought I was going to have a group brew day coming up, and I have a bunch of IPA hops in my freezer.
I pretended to roll the Online 20 sided die and pretended that I rolled ...
9 Corresponds to 21C. Hazy IPA.
A Hazy IPA is
An American IPA with intense fruit flavors and aromas, a soft body, smooth mouthfeel, and often opaque with substantial haze. Less perceived bitterness than traditional IPAs but always massively hop-forward.
I have sort of complicated feelings about Hazy IPA's. I like them, but think that if they are overly cloudy, they are really ugly looking. Generally, I prefer clear IPA's.
However, usually I like the flavor of Hazy IPA's.
Regardless, Hazy IPA was on the list, and I decided to go with this style next.
To hopefully help maintain haziness, I thought a short boil would help, so I basically designed the recipe with a Short and Shoddy process.
Here is that recipe:
I actually already brewed this recipe yesterday. Stay tuned on this blog for that brew day post.
My "Bench" now includes:
- 33A. Wood-Aged Beer
- 6B. Rauchbier
- 9B. Eisbock
- 17A. British Strong Ale
- 17D. English Barley Wine
- 22D. Wheatwine
- 25A. Belgian Blond Ale
- Historical Beer: Lichtenhainerg
- Historical Beer: Roggenbier