Saw a Northern Brewer YouTube video on a beer called Chill Factor Cold IPA. Sounds like a IPL but the difference appears to be adding hops only at flameout and a second hop edition at high krausen. It's not supposed to be hazy but clear. Sounds interesting.
Gimmick or not, I prefer an IPA with huge hop flavor without all the harsh bitterness. …and I prefer a clear beer so if I can get both why not.
Near the bottom of the keg, my first and only attempt at East Coast (Hazy) IPA cleared up but the hop flavor didn’t dissipate. I really enjoyed that beer.
Wether a highly hopped (late) lager or ale — who cares. The NB recipe uses lager yeast so not sure where the ‘ale’ comes in. Maybe a clean ale yeast fermented at the lower end of its range then lagered would be in order. Oh well. I’ll look for a Cold Torpedo and see if I can find it locally.
In my latest beer I used 2 oz Apollo at both 5 min and whirlpool at 140°F for 30 min. I used English Ale yeast so it should clear well. I could have dry hopped but wanted to see how this works out as far as hop flavor. I really don’t like to dry hop but may try it next time if it needs it.