Voodoo Child - Tasting
Voodoo Child is the love child of an American IPA and a Saison. I bottled it after three weeks in the primary, having dry-hopped it for 5 days with 120g of hops, equal parts Mosaic, Newport and Amarillo. I primed the bottles with 120g of table sugar for an estimated 2.4 volumes of CO2. With an FG of 1.011 giving it 5.4% ABV, this should make for a great session beer.
The beer pours with a thin white head that dissipates pretty quickly. I had hoped for a longer-lasting head. But perhaps it needs a bit more time in the bottle for that, the carbonation is slightly lower than I would have liked. The colour is pale golden orange, with only a touch of haze.
Juicy and sweet with a wonderful combination of tropical fruit and citrus. There's a suggestion of spice in there too.
The juicy fruit flavours follow you from the nose, giving way to a gentle, spicy, bitterness that lingers on the palate. The Saison yeast has really done its work nicely here, producing a great, earthy spiciness in the finish.
I'm really pretty happy with how this turned out. Apart from the slight under-carbonation, all the elements come together to make a very drinkable beer indeed.