Gagged & Bound
West-Coast IPAHomebrew Series
Brewed with a single-malt and single-hop recipe, this West Coast IPA honours one of the greatest jazz-rock songs of all time, Poliphony's "Gagged & Bound". Playground in a bottle, this particular IPA is the testing ground for me to try out new hops that I haven't used before, showcasing their potential and helping me better understand their aromas and flavors.View on Untappd
Last brewedJuly 21st, 2018
YeastFermentis Safale US-05
After having already brewed a couple of beers with recipes made up of quite a few ingredients, I wanted to see what could be done if I didn't have everything at my disposal. What would I be able to brew if I limited myself to just two ingredients for example? Having set this challenge for myself I created the recipe for a Single Malt and Single Hop beer (SMaSH) using only ingredients that I had never brewed with before. Often times it's when you limit your options that you are able to discover new ways to overcome obstacles. That's how I decided to choose a single type of malts and one hop strain that would bring everything I needed to the table: bitterness as well as a wide range of fresh, fruity and floral aromas. Combine this in large enough quantities with a base malt such as Maris-Otter and you've got yourself one refreshingly hoppy West Coast IPA that can get you through those hot summer days.
This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was brewed at home in small quantities to be shared only with family and friends simply out of passion for the craft and as a tribute to the music that inspired it.