Sitting down with a pint of the mandarina IPA right now and this is a beer I could really get used too. It's a perfect everyday beer. Aside from getting some of the hop intensity back I wouldn't change the malt or the hops. They taste perfect and blend very well together. The US-05 I used is very clean and reminds me almost of a German beer. I could see it going very nice with an alt yeast, a kolsch yeast or a german lager yeast.
MmmmmmmmMMM! This is delicious!
Hats off to Keith on this one, it is one tasty beer! Thanks for the inspiration! I added some Hüell Melon to mine just cause I wanted to try that new hop as well. Planning on brewing 10 gallons this beer for our annual hog roast in September.
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
13.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.8 SRM) Grain 1 100.0 %
1.00 oz Magnum 14.7 [14.70 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 2 49.3 IBUs
1.00 Items Immersion Chiller/Pump (Boil 15.0 mins) Other 3 -
1.00 oz Mandarina Bavaria [7.40 %] - Boil 10.0 m Hop 4 9.0 IBUs
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 5 -
0.50 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 mins) Fining 6 -
2.50 oz Mandarina Bavaria [7.40 %] - Steep/Whirl Hop 7 15.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Huell Melon [4.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop 8 3.7 IBUs
2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 9 -
2.50 oz Mandarina Bavaria [7.40 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Huell Melon [4.50 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs