Just the other day I noticed the potential for a beer shortage approaching, thus, decided it was a good plan to pull the trigger on a brew session today. After procuring a large cup of coffee, I set about the house in search of inspiration, which came in the form of unused hops in the freezer, which I can’t bring myself to throw out. As such, the hop bill on today’s brew was a bit less organized than I’m accustomed to, but I decided to throw in the kitchen sink and brew up sizable amber IPA, hoping to showcase the over-ripe tropical fruit profile of NZ Galaxy with some balance from various american varieties.

Beamsplitter amber IPA

Predicted O.G. 1067, F.G. 1012

13 SRM, ~65 IBU’s



2-Row pale malt (Malteurop)-70%

Light munich-25%

Crystal 80L-4%

Pale Chocolate-1%



@60 min, 1.25 oz Nugget

@5 min, 1oz Centennial, 1oz Galaxy, 0.5oz Zeuss

@1 min, 1oz Centennial, 1oz Williamette, 1 oz Galaxy

Dry Hop: 1 oz Centennial, 2 oz Galaxy (7days)

Yeast: US-05

Given my druthers, I think I would have opted for columbus in place of the Nugget, Williamette and Zeuss, and added some in the dry hop, but none in the fridge, so this is what I’ve got.


For best result, apply at high volumes.