December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

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December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by PMackie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:56 am

Coconut IPA

Original Gravity: 1.061
Final Gravity: 1.011
ABV: 6.5%

(23L batch)

Fermentables

4.8kg 2-row
1.05kg Crystal 15
400g Flaked Oats

Hops

40g Magnum - 60 mins
14g Citra - 15 mins
20g Cascade - 10 mins
25g Cascade - Steep/Whirlpool
20g Citra - Steep/Whirlpool
20g Mosaic - Steep/Whirlpool
40g Citra - Dry Hop 5 days
40g Mosaic - Dry Hop 5 days

Special Ingredients

250g Toasted Coconut Flaked - Steep Whirlpool
250g Toasted Coconut Flaked - Steep Whirlpool

Pockwock City water treated with Gypsum, Epsom Salt and Calcium Chloride for a hoppy IPA Profile.

Yeast: Escarpment Labs Voss Kviek
Mash @ 65C 75 mins
Mashout @ 76C 10 mins
Ferment @ 22C and then bump up to 26C for the yeast to finish out.
Kegged: Melon Blast (Watermelon Blonde)
Fermenting: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
On deck: All Rye'lled Up, Bitter SOB
In the hole: Oktoberfest beer

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by LiverDance » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:43 pm

Enjoyed this beer. Lots of hops and coconut that come together really well.


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"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by Halifax_Jeff » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:28 pm

Did you do 2 additions of coconut?

I enjoyed this a lot. I was expecting more coconut but I like the restraint. Nice beer!

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by GCR » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:07 pm

Wow. Great coconut nose on this. I got the wife to smell it (and then she quickly tasted it - a good sign), and she said it "smelled like a man". She was, coincidentally, drinking my recent coconut chili porter, so maybe she was predisposed to the coconut aroma - which is definitely prominent.

The beer is awesome. Twice the coconut I used in my recipe... but appropriate if you're making a coconut IPA, which this definitely is. It does what it says on the tin.

Thanks for the share.Image

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by PMackie » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:12 am

Halifax_Jeff wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:28 pm
Did you do 2 additions of coconut?

I enjoyed this a lot. I was expecting more coconut but I like the restraint. Nice beer!

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Yup I do. I do 250 grams in the whirlpool/steep and another 250 grams when I dry hop. Your the first to tell me I used restraint on the coconut haha
Kegged: Melon Blast (Watermelon Blonde)
Fermenting: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
On deck: All Rye'lled Up, Bitter SOB
In the hole: Oktoberfest beer

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by mumblecrunch » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:23 pm

I get the coconut more on the nose than on the palate, but it's there. Otherwise, a nice little IPA with really impressive head and especially head retention. The hopping is very nice. Thanks for the share!

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by mdentremont » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:14 pm

Solid beer, I'm getting the coconut on the nose, but a ton of pineapple aroma and flavour. Really enjoyable beer

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by darciandjenn » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:27 am

Lots of coconut aroma, but I didn't get much in flavour. Thought it was a solid IPA with great hop character with tropical fruit dominating the palate. Cheers!

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by PMackie » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:12 am

Thanks everyone. Glad everyone is enjoying it. At the Big Spruce comp I did well but a lot of comments were over powering coconut and not enough hops. I guess age killed the coconut. I got a few left so I need to try one tonight and see!


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Kegged: Melon Blast (Watermelon Blonde)
Fermenting: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
On deck: All Rye'lled Up, Bitter SOB
In the hole: Oktoberfest beer

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by Buccaneer » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:18 pm

I was delighted at the aroma. So much coconut (I love coconut). As was mentioned, it wasn't really present on the tongue. Still a great beer though!

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by CartoonCod » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:42 pm

I found the coconut levels just perfect. They weren't overpowering. I had to look for them behind the hops. Delicious.

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Re: December 2019 Exchange - Dec 18 - CocoNUTS on an Island

Post by jmacdonald » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:23 pm

Not as expected. I figured it would have had a lot more coconut. I did drink it cold so maybe it muted the flavour a bit. I really had to look for the coconut, and that was a good thing. Not a fan of coconut. Thanks for sharing!

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