Hop Therapy #1

It’s summer and I love my low-ish ABV hoppy beers.   I tend to brew a lot of them and I’m not creative enough to name each one.   So I’ve to name them all “Hop Therapy”.   The name will only differ by batch #.   Each batch will feature different hops.   The malt bill for these beers is pretty basic:

  • Some sort of pale/pislen malt at 80%
  • Crystal 40L 4% (mostly for color)
  • A mix of Wheat Malt & Oats making for the remaining 16%

So here is Hop Therapy #1

Featuring Cryo Mosaic, Simcoe Whole Leaf & Pellets, and Azacca

You can find it on untapp’d by clicking here

At 5% this is a great beer to have on tap.  I haven’t made many beers with Simcoe so I think it’s standing out for me.  I really like the aroma and flavor it contributes.  I’ll have to experiment more with Simcoe.


GRapefruit IPA 6.2%
  • 96% Briess Brewer’s Malt, 4% Crystal 40L
  • Warrior T-60 22 IBU
  • Cascade T-5 3 IBU
  • Citra T-5 7 IBU
  • Grapefruit zest soaked in vodka 8oz end of primary
  • 1oz Cascade and Citra at end of primary
  • Cold Crash one day after adding Grapefruit peel and dry hops
  • Cold Crash for 3 days.
  • Pressure transfer to keg

Result?  Delicious 6.2% Grapefruit IPA.

Note: the Grapefruit zest was from 4 Grapefruit and soaked in vodka in a Mason Jar for about 3 weeks (I added the zest as I ate the Grapefruit).

I love Grapefruit so the next version of GRIPA will probably include zest from 6 Grapefruits and maybe some of the flesh as well.