50g US Calypso Hops AA 12 to 14%
Calypso is a dual-purpose hop variety that was released in 2000. It was developed in the United States and is known for its unique flavor and aroma profile.
Calypso hops are a relatively new hop variety that has gained popularity among craft brewers for its unique flavor and aroma profile. It is a dual-purpose hop that can be used for both bittering and aroma, and is characterized by its complex flavor and aroma.
Calypso hops have a complex flavor profile that is characterized by notes of apple, pear, and stone fruit, with a slight herbal undertone. They have a relatively high alpha acid content, which can contribute some bitterness to beer, but it is the unique flavor profile that makes them stand out.
Calypso hops have a distinctive aroma profile that is characterized by notes of apple, pear, and stone fruit. They also have some herbal and floral notes, which help to balance out the fruity aromas.
Beer Style Suggestions:
Calypso hops are a versatile hop variety that can be used in a wide range of beer styles. They are particularly well-suited for American-style IPAs and Pale Ales, where they can provide a unique and complex flavor and aroma profile. They can also be used in other hop-forward beer styles, such as Belgian-style Saisons and English-style Bitters.
If Calypso hops are not available, some good substitutes include Cascade and Centennial hops, which have a similar herbal and floral aroma profile. Other substitutes that can be used include Galaxy and Mosaic hops, which have a fruity aroma profile that can help to balance out the herbal and floral notes of Calypso. Ultimately, the best hop substitute for Calypso will depend on the specific recipe and desired flavor profile.
This XPA showcases the unique and complex flavors of Calypso hops, known for their fruity and spicy character. The malt bill provides a light and clean base, allowing the hops to shine through. The dry yeast strain complements the hop profile with its subtle fruity notes.
Estimated ABV: 5.5%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.010
Colour: 7 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 65c
4.5 kg Pale Malt
0.5 kg Vienna
0.25 kg Wheat Malt
15 g Calypso hops at 15 minutes
20 g Calypso hops at 10 minutes
30 g Calypso hops at flameout
50 g Calypso hops for dry hopping
YEAST – FERMENT @ 18c
Dry American Ale Yeast such as SafAle US-05 or Lallemand BRY-97.
Note: This recipe assumes a batch size of 23L and a brewhouse efficiency of 70%. Adjust the amount of hops and grains accordingly if your equipment or efficiency is different.