Claus's Secret Mandarin IPA
IPA w/ VIC Secret and Mandarina Bavaria
Malt: Gladfield American, Voyager Latrobe, Malted Wheat, Carapils
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Vic Secret, Saaz
Yeast: American Ale
Claus has never fully disclosed anything to anyone, so we had to follow him to find out. He left Germany with his Saaz and Mandarina Bavaria, and headed for NZ where he collected some Gladfield American Ale malts. Then on to Victoria for VIC Secret and Griffith for some Voyager Latrobe. Arriving at the brewery, he asked if he could brew a full-bodied IPA. We said sure, but what's it going to taste like? He said 'A nice malt number with citrus notes and of course, tangerines'. We asked why not mandarins given the hops to which he replied 'just because it will taste like tangerines'. So we just left it at that, and had a sip. Man it tasted great....and a lot like tangerines!