Enigma is a high alpha Australian hop, said to impart characteristics of raspberries, white grapes (pinot gris), red currant and light tropical fruits. There are already lots of commercial examples of Enigma pale ales, this one is a balanced APA with moderate hop amount just to showcase what Enigma can bring to the palette.
American-Style Pale Ale
- Volume 25 l
- OG 1.051
- FG 1.015
- IBU 31
- ABV 4.73 %
2.5 kgGolden PromiseUnited Kingdom
0.5 kgCarapilsGermany Weyermann
2.5 kgPale AleGermany Weyermann
5 gEnigma | First Wort 60minAustralia
20 gEnigma | Boil 15minAustralia
25 gEnigma | Boil 5minAustralia
1 pkgWLP013 London Ale YeastWhite Labs
Golden-amber. Quite clear with a light haze. Moderate carbonation.
Tropical, light hints of raspberry and some white wine.
Tropical, citrus and stone fruit.
Medium-bodied with a mild bitterness.
I did expect a lot more of that raspberry flavour in this hop, but you really need to search for it. Enigma is not adding a very unique flavour, it’s good but nothing out of the ordinary. Surprisingly, for a hop with such a high alpha content, the bitterness is not nice and mild.
Overall the beer works well and is nicely balanced.