Galaxy Nelson Pale Ale Data and Results


Descriptors: dank, white grape juice, tropical berry, dank, sweaty, grapefruit

Clear straw yellow color with a head that dissipates to a thing layer of white. Big aroma right off the glass, maybe the second dose of dry hops isn’t really adding that much when keeping the first dose in the keg the whole time. Smells like white grape juice, slightly tropical with berry notes, danky sweaty and hints of grapefruit. Hard to pinpoint one thing, fairly complex aroma. Finish is super dry, it’s probably partly the yeast and partly that my mash low (144F). Because it’s dry I get a slight alcohol aftertaste combined with a grassy bitterness, similar to what I’ve gotten before with Galaxy. Fairly bitter beer, maybe a little too much.


Recipe Specifics:

Type: All Grain Oxygen: 45 seconds Mash Efficiency: 76.00% Target Carbonation: 2.5 Dry Hop as % of Total Hop Build: 53.08%
IBUs: 63 Original Gravity: 1.053 Days in Fermenter: 14 Real Attenuation: 89.35% Bitterness to Original Gravity: 1.19
SRM: 3.6 Final Gravity: 1.008 Cold Crash: No Apparent Attenuation: 84.91% Bitterness to Final Gravity: 7.88
Boil Minutes: 60 ABV: 5.90% Mash pH: N/A Total Grams Hops Used: 211 Dry Hops in Keg: Yes
Starter: No Batch Size: 5 Final Beer pH:  Hop Stand as % of Boil: 56.57% Stir During Mash: Yes

Taste Results:

Score from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest)

Beer Score: 52 Hop Aroma Detectability: 4 Head Retention: 1.75 Minerality: 2.5 Pleasing Mouthfeel: 3.75
Excitement Level: 3.5 Pleasing Hop Aroma: 4 Alcohol Detectability: 3.75 Dryness: 4.5 Harsh Bitterness: 3
Drinkability: 3.75 Hop Flavor Detectability: 3.75 Maltiness: 2.5 Sweetness: 2 Pleasing Bitterness: 3
Clarity: 2.75 Pleasing Hop Flavor: 3.75 Tartness: 0 Mouthfeel Thickness: 4 Off Flavors: No
Beer Stability: 3.5 Head Size: 2.75 Sourness: 0 Mouthfeel Softness: 4

Aroma Results:

Score from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest)

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

Water Profile:

Reverse Osmosis Water: Yes Baking Soda (gram/gallon): 0 Total Sulfate: 242.7 Total Hardness: 398
Gypsum (gram/gallon): 1.15 Calcium Chloride (gram/gallon): 0.8 Total Bicarbonate: 16 Total Alkalinity: 13
Epsom Salt (gram/gallon): 0.7 Total Calcium: 129.2 Total Cations: 8.3 Total RA: -90
Sea Salt (gram/gallon): 0 Total Magnesium: 18.2 Total Anions: 8.3 S04:Cl Ratio: 2.3

Mash Profile:

Mashed at 144 for 60 Minutes


Yeast 1: US-04 Ounces of Yeast 1 Slurry: N/A Yeast 1 Generation: 1 Yeast 1 Slurry Days Old: N/A
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: 65 Stage 3 Fermentation Temperature: 68 Ambient Temperature: No

Dry Hopping:

Dry Hop Temperature: 68 Dry Hop Dose Left in Keg: 1
Dry Hop Dose #1 Days: 4 Dry Hop Dose #2 Days: N/A


Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition in Beer:

Beta Acids: 6.27 Linalool: 0.54 Humulene: N/A
Alpha Acids: 13.21 Caryophyllene: 9.01 Geraniol: N/A
Myrcene: 19.31 Farnesene: 1.91 Other: N/A

Total Hop Oil/Acid Composition in Boil:

Beta Acids: 6.03 Linalool: 0.51 Humulene: N/A
Alpha Acids: 13.44 Caryophyllene: 8.62 Geraniol: N/A
Myrcene: 5.82 Farnesene: 1.94 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: 6.475 Linalool: 0.575 Humulene: N/A
Alpha Acids: 13 Caryophyllene: 9.35 Geraniol: N/A
Myrcene: 31.238 Farnesene: 1.875 Other: N/A

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