Cosmic Trident is a three-pronged approach to a delicious beer. Moderate bitterness from timeless Cascade is bolstered with copious additions of Trident™ Hops. Meticulously paired with a revolutionary Omega Yeast strain, the amplification of aromatic and flavorful thiols creates a sipping experience that would excite Poseidon himself. The result is an incredibly fruit-forward ale ranging from bright tart citrus to a kaleidoscope of tropical fruit flavors and aromas. The malt foundation of classic American 2-row creates a perfect temple for the hops and yeast to yield a flavor monster that only Odysseus could defeat.
- Style: Pale Ale
- Fermentation Range: 64 - 75°F
- Original Gravity: 1.050
- SRM: 4
- IBU: 32
- ABV: 5.2%
- Aroma: Subtle bready malt aromas with dominant hop notes of citrus paired with a menagerie of tropical fruit aromas.
- Appearance: Very pale straw color with good clarity and a slowly fading brilliantly white foam head.
- Flavor: Low bready malt character with predominant flavors of guava, grapefruit, passionfruit and lychee.
- Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate creaminess and length on the palate. Easy sipping.
More about Omega Yeast's Cosmic Punch Strain:
Omega Yeast's Cosmic Punch™ (OYL-402) is the first strain released as a part of their Thiolized™ series. Thiolized™ process enhances a yeast's natural ability to biotransform compounds found in malt and hops.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Pale Ale, Hazy Pale Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:
"This recipe is a perfectly timed combination of two brand new products, and they could not go together any better. Cosmic Punch™, a revolutionary new yeast strain from Omega Yeast takes biotransformation to a new level, while Hopsteiner's Trident™ hop blend offers all the fodder for Cosmic Punch™ to do its thing. Trident™ is already a potent combination of tropical fruit and citrus flavors, and Cosmic Punch™ amplifies these characteristics by transforming hop compounds into new flavors and aromas not present in the hops, to begin with.
Expect a wide array of fruit flavors and aromas spanning the gamut from citrus to red berries to guava, passionfruit, and lychee. Utilizing Cascade for moderate bitterness lays the groundwork for the combination of Cosmic Punch™ and Trident™ to ascend to insane levels of flavor. Two separate whirlpool additions and two separate dry-hopping additions ensure that there are sufficient hop oils in the wort for the yeast to work with, and the dry hopping (especially during active fermentation) adds more layers of intense fruit aromas. Treat this yeast like you would any normal fermentation, after all, it is merely a modified version of Omega Yeast's British Ale V."