Let’s go West

West Coast style IPAs are almost a novelty on the east coast these days.  All these soft juicy east coast IPAs leave me craving a good ole bitter West Coast style IPA.  

So here’s my take on a West Coast IPA.  The malt bill consists of 90% Pale Malt, 5% Crystal 20L, 4% Carapils.   But that’s not the important part.   Here come the hops.    41 IBU of Warrior at T-60, 12 IBU of Cryo Citra in the whirl pool, 1oz Azacca & 1oz Simcoe dry hopped for 3 days, and another 1 oz  Azacca in the keg.

The end result?

P’s West Coast IPA 6.8%

I’m enjoying the bitter bite and piny/citrus aroma/flavor.  This is a pretty good beer, but honestly I had higher expectations.   I already know what I want to tweak for the next version 😉

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