Weldwerks Galaxy DDH Juicy Bits
What the brewers say
"We got our hands on even more Galaxy hops to use with Juicy Bits, our popular New England-style IPA featuring a huge citrus and tropical fruit hop character with a softer, smoother mouthfeel from the adjusted water chemistry, higher protein malts, and lower attenuation. For this Galaxy DDH variant of Juicy Bits, we dry hopped with nearly 4 lbs per bbl of Galaxy hops, in addition to the normal dry hop schedule of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado, bringing the total hop rate up to over 7 lbs per barrel. We also extended the dry hop a touch longer and attenuated the beer a bit further, resulting in an incredibly bright hop character, soft, pillowy mouthfeel, with very little malt sweetness so that the focus is squarely on the incredible hop character."
What our panel thought
Aroma: "Bright pineapple aroma dominates at the front. Really nice what character is present with a huge malt sweetness. Slight/medium grapefruit character is really nice that comes through in the back. Slight dank character is there of pine."
Flavor: "Lemongrass, grapefruit pith & some slight pine. A slight herbal spiciness. Fairly soft mouthfeel. Well balanced. Finished surprisingly dry, almost harsh."
Overall: "Beautifully complex nose, but slightly harsh, drying bitterness detracts."