Sorry for posting on this subject again, but I took another look at what I was trying to achieve and took another stab at the recipe. I’m attempting to make an APA with a fruity flavor, preferably to get a passionfruit flavor like Kona brewing achieves in its Big Wave Golden Ale. (I toured their brewery in Kona a couple of years ago and they said they got the passionfruit flavor entirely from the hops they used, and their website indicates they use Citra and Galaxy – I imagine for bittering and flavor, respectively.)
I’m going to use 9# two row pale malt, 10 oz of 20L caramel malt, and 8 oz carapils. Then, 0.6 oz citra for 60 minutes and 1 oz hallertauer blanc for 15 minutes. I’ll be using WY 1272.
This gives, according to Beersmith, 1.050 OG, 5.5% ABV, 38 IBU (BR of 0.76) which puts it within the normal range of an APA, although a bit on the light side, 4.8 SRM.
I realize that Hallertauer Blanc is a new hop breed and that most brewers don’t have any experience with it, but the description gave me the impression that it would be well suited to what I’m trying to create. I also realize that I could use galaxy, but the description made it sound like I’d end up a bit less on the fruity side and perhaps a bit more grassy flavor. I’m open to suggestions on what other hops may give me the passionfruit flavor I’m after.
And, again, I’m new to APA’s having spent most of my time brewing Belgians and English Ales.
Any comments or suggestions?