Hop Hearted

Chalk design by my daughter, Rachel!

Inspired by Bell’s Two Hearted Ale which is an excellent IPA.   This brew features Centennial Hops early and late during the boil and during dry hop. The malt bill is simple.   Basically 95% 2-Row Pale Malt and 5% Crystal 40L

Normally this style would be fermented using something like SafeAle US-05.   I’ve been playing with SafLager 34/70 lately so I decided to give it try for this brew as well.   So technically this is a Lager even though I fermented at Ale temperatures.   I really like the end product.

The result?   A crisp, bitter, piney, and citrus brew that leaves me wanting more after each sip.   I really like having this beer on tap.   I’ll definitely make another variant of this.

For the next version I’ll be looking to dial up the hop aroma and dial back the ABV.

Here’s is a link the Untapp’d profile for this brew:  Hop Hearted!

Hop Hearted

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