Wait!?? How can this be #9 if this is the first Honey Juice recipe? Well… We have been quietly brewing this recipe countless times (ok maybe 8 times) for the past 18 months here at KJ. This is our “house” New England IPA. The grain bill is set in stone and we tend to just tweak the hops and yeast based on availability of ingredients. The finished beer always ends up being hazy without being too opaque, and it bursts with citrus and tropical fruit hop flavours. Finally, the addition of the honey malt gives it a delightful, sweet finish. We’ve been handing this recipe out to people all year looking for a new NEIPA recipe, but we figured it was time to make it legit and turn it into an official Beer of the Month.
Honey Juice #9 is very similar to Honey Juice #3 (#1 in our hearts) which also featured all Galaxy hops, but the yeast for this one is different. This time we got a personal recommendation from Phill at Escarpment Labs. He strongly recommended Laerdal for this blend of hops and grains… so if you hate the recipe, you know who to blame.
Total Galaxy Hops - 7 ounces (almost half a pound)