Equinox Nelson Mosaic Double IPA Data and Results


Descriptors: apples, pears, melon, dank grape.

Light khaki brown color. Complex set of aromas that I can never really pinpoint to one thing, it keeps changing each time I get my nose in it: apples, melon, pears, nelson dank grape note, green pepper and lime sometimes (mint maybe)–I give up. At first taste it’s fairly bitter, but it fades surprisingly quickly. The high FG might be taming down the high IBUs. Little alcohol heat in there. Thick silky mouthfeel, almost too thick for a double IPA and I like a thicker mouthfeel, probably drop the mash temperature and lower the high protein flaked malts next time. For such a high FG it still feels like a dry finish, which I didn’t expect. Leaves your mouth pretty dry and bitter. There is a bready/toasty element buried deep in there that quickly washes away with hops and alcohol. Think I prefer the more classic citrus and tropical hops in a double ipa. Overall this was a strange beer, huge aroma, big mouthfeel, but it didn’t really come together.


Recipe Specifics:

Type: All Grain Oxygen: 60 seconds Mash Efficiency: 71.00% Target Carbonation: 2.5 Dry Hop as % of Total Hop Build: 34.22%
IBUs: 156.6 Original Gravity: 1.075 Days in Fermenter: 20 Real Attenuation: 81.38% Bitterness to Original Gravity: 2.09
SRM: 4.8 Final Gravity: 1.019 Cold Crash: No Apparent Attenuation: 74.67% Bitterness to Final Gravity: 8.24
Boil Minutes: 60 ABV: 7.40% Mash pH: N/A Total Grams Hops Used: 339 Dry Hops in Keg: Yes
Starter: Yes Batch Size: 6 Final Beer pH:  Hop Stand as % of Boil: 57.40% Stir During Mash: Yes

Taste Results:

Score from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest)

Beer Score: 48 Hop Aroma Detectability: 4 Head Retention: 2 Minerality: 1 Pleasing Mouthfeel: 2.5
Excitement Level: 3.25 Pleasing Hop Aroma: 3.75 Alcohol Detectability: 4.25 Dryness: 4 Harsh Bitterness: 3.75
Drinkability: 3 Hop Flavor Detectability: 3.75 Maltiness: 3.75 Sweetness: 3.75 Pleasing Bitterness: 2.75
Clarity: 2.75 Pleasing Hop Flavor: 4 Tartness: 0 Mouthfeel Thickness: 4.5 Off Flavors: No
Beer Stability: 4 Head Size: 2 Sourness: 0 Mouthfeel Softness: 4

Aroma Results:

Score from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest)

Fruity: 4 Spicy/Peppery: 0 Tropical Fruit: 3 Orange: 0 Pear: 4 Grapefruit: 0 Bubblegum: 0 Coriander: 0
Citrus: 3 Tobacco/Earthy: 0 Pine: 3.5 Cherry: 0 Cocoa: 0 Resin: 2 Vanilla: 0 Brett Funk: 0
Stone Fruit: 3.75 Woody/Cedar: 1 Grassy: 2.5 Melon: 4 Banana: 0 Dank: 3.75 Tea: 0 Brett Fruitiness: 0
Floral: 2.5 Herbal: 1.75 Berry: 3 Apple: 4 Pineapple: 0 Onion/Garlic: 0 Licorice: 0

Water Profile:

Reverse Osmosis Water: Yes Baking Soda (gram/gallon): 0 Total Sulfate: 179.4 Total Hardness: 332
Gypsum (gram/gallon): 1 Calcium Chloride (gram/gallon): 0.8 Total Bicarbonate: 16 Total Alkalinity: 13
Epsom Salt (gram/gallon): 0.3 Total Calcium: 120 Total Cations: 7 Total RA: -77
Sea Salt (gram/gallon): 0 Total Magnesium: 7.8 Total Anions: 7 S04:Cl Ratio: 1.7

Mash Profile:

Mashed at 156 for 60 Minutes


Yeast 1: WLP002 Ounces of Yeast 1 Slurry: 7.5 Yeast 1 Generation: 4 Yeast 1 Slurry Days Old: 33
Yeast 2: N/A Ounces of Yeast 2 Slurry: N/A Yeast 2 Generation: N/A Yeast 2 Slurry Days Old: N/A
Stage 1 Fermentation Temperature: 62 Stage 2 Fermentation Temperature: 66 Stage 3 Fermentation Temperature: 68 Ambient Temperature: No

Dry Hopping:

Dry Hop Temperature: 75 Dry Hop Dose Left in Keg: 1
Dry Hop Dose #1 Days: 2 Dry Hop Dose #2 Days: N/A


Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition in Beer:

Beta Acids: N/A Linalool: N/A Humulene: N/A
Alpha Acids: 13.33 Caryophyllene: N/A Geraniol: N/A
Myrcene: N/A Farnesene: N/A Other: N/A

Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition in Boil:

Beta Acids: N/A Linalool: N/A Humulene: N/A
Alpha Acids: 13.24 Caryophyllene: N/A Geraniol: N/A
Myrcene: N/A Farnesene: N/A Other: N/A

Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition at Flameout:

Beta Acids:  Linalool:  Humulene: 
Alpha Acids:  Caryophyllene:  Geraniol: 
Myrcene:  Farnesene:  Other: 

Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition in Dry Hop:

Beta Acids: N/A Linalool: N/A Humulene: N/A
Alpha Acids: 13.491 Caryophyllene: N/A Geraniol: N/A
Myrcene: N/A Farnesene: N/A Other: N/A

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