Homebrew: Gumballhead Clone

Gumballhead is a very nice American Pale Wheat Ale brewed by Three Floyds.  It is not a typical wheat beer, and is quite hoppy, using Amarillo Hops.  This is hopefully my last extract recipe, as I hope to have an all-grain setup together in time for my next brew day.

Based on one of the recipes listed at http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/gumballhead-clone-218312/.
Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: White Labs California Ale WLP001
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.010
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: orange-golden

Tasting Notes: Excellent american hop flavor and aroma, with a full, smooth wheat body

Specialty Grains Steep for 20 min
1lb. Caravienne
1lb. 2-row
1lb. White Wheat

5lb. Briess Wheat DME
.5oz Amarillo whole (9.8 AA, 60 min.)
.5oz Amarillo whole (9.8 AA, 15 min.)
.5oz Amarillo whole (9.8 AA, 5 min.)
.5oz Amarillo whole (9.8 AA, flameout)
1oz Amarillo pellet (9.8 AA, dry-hop)
1oz Simcoe whole (12.1 AA, dry-hop)

Brewed on 7/20/2013.

Measured OG  of 1.055 on hydrometer at 80 degrees, corrected that’s 1.057, but got 1.049 from refractometer.

Transferred on 8/5/13 (a little over 2 weeks in primary)
FG 7% Brix 1.015  (4.47 abv with 1.049 og,  5.75 if at 1.055 og.)
Dry hopped on 8/11
Bottled 8/27
FG 6.25 Brix 1.011, so the beer fermented just a bit more the last few weeks.  This beer turned out really well, it was quite clear with an excellent head.  Nice lacing on the glass.  A nice hoppy smell, very drinkable with a smooth finish.  Most bottles I’ve tried have been excellent, one did have a bit of an aftertaste, so I’ll blame it on the bottle.  I need to do a better job of transferring, some hop leaves have made it into most bottles.  Maybe I should get a filter for the autosiphon.

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