Maine Beer Company Peeper Clone Results

Recipe

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Dry Hop as Percentage of Total Hop Build

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Keg Hops As Percentage of Dry Hop

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Hop Stand As Percentage of Boil Additions

Total Hop Oils

Adjusted Myrcene Linalool Caryophyllene Farnesene Humulene Geraniol Other Co-Humulone Beta Acids Alpha Acids
30.482 0.643 6.327 3.39 15.444 0.565 17.199 25.946 5.077 9.739

Hop Oils in Boil/Whirlpool

Adjusted Myrcene Linalool Caryophyllene Farnesene Humulene Geraniol Other Co-Humulone Beta Acids Alpha Acids
5.505 0.607 6.616 3.765 16.409 0.457 17.094 26.213 4.84 9.383

Hop Oils in Dry Hop

Adjusted Myrcene Linalool Caryophyllene Farnesene Humulene Geraniol Other Co-Humulone Beta Acids Alpha Acids
48.824 0.67 6.115 3.115 14.735 0.645 17.275 25.75 5.25 10

Notes:

Descriptors: citrus, oranges, lemon

I ended up brewing a number versions of this clone. This one probably came the closest to what you get in a fresh bottle. Other versions I threw hops in the keg and it changed the taste dramatically. Amarillo left in a keg seems to be too aggressive for me, too floral (not a desirable flavor to me). The water additions are a little too heavy, you get a salty aftertaste that doesn’t seem appropriate. There’s a slight biscuity taste in the malt build.

I compared it to a Peeper I was able to get my hands on. The color was pretty much spot on. Taste wise it wasn’t really fair, the Peeper bottle was about 4 months old and just didn’t hold it’s hop sweat.

This recipe won a local competition in the IPA category.

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