GY054 Vermont IPA GigaYeast

Rated 4.60 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

$14.95 Incl. GST

GY054 Vermont IPA is an East Coast IPA GigaYeast that attenuates well and leaves a beer with more body a slight fruity ester. Amazing with aromatic hops. A great choice for high gravity beers and hoppy styles.  Broad temperature range and moderate flocculation make GY054 Vermont IPA GigaYeast a versatile house strain.

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GigaYeast Vermont IPA GY054 is from one of the best examples of an East Coast IPA.  This GigaYeast attenuates slightly less than NorCal Ale #1 and leaves a beer with more body and a slight fruity ester that is amazing with aromatic hops.

GY054 Vermont IPA GigaYeast is a great choice for high gravity beers and hoppy styles.  Broad temperature range and moderate flocculation make this yeast a versatile house strain.

Attenuation Medium Gravity*

  • 78% – 82%

Attenuation High Gravity*

  • 74% – 76% (10.0% – 10.6% ABV)

Temperature Range:

  • 17˚C – 24˚C (62˚F – 75˚F)


  • Medium/Low

Representative Beer Styles:

  • East Coast IPA
  • New England IPA
  • Imperial Pale Ale
  • American Wheat Beer
  • Pale Ale
  • Bitter
  • West Coast Amber
  • ESB

Attenuation was measured after 8 days with Ale yeast at 70˚F and Lager yeast at 50˚F.  Medium Gravity is 14˚ – 16˚Plato.  High Gravity is 23˚- 25˚Plato.

  The working temperature range represents the range at which fermentation for a given strain produces a typical attenuation- not necessarily the ideal temperature for your particular beer style.  As a rule of thumb, start ale yeast fermentation at 68˚ – 72˚F and then lower or raise temp as desired.  Lager Yeast are typically fermented at 45˚ – 58˚F.  If desired, Lager Yeast can be given a “hot start” at 65-68˚F and then lowered to the primary temperature after active fermentation begins (10-20hrs).

GigaYeast laboratory is still gathering data on many of our strains.  Information provided here may change some in the future.

Brewing Guidance:

This is a strain of GigaYeast that is gathering a lot of fans in home and pro brewing circles as brewers seek to create more aromatic fruity IPAs in the vain of East Coast or New England Vermont style IPAs if you believe there is such a thing or style.  If you are interested in reading more about this strain of Yeast and the myth surrounding some of the more exemplary craft beer examples that use this strain of Yeast you might like the reference material below:

BeerCo Recipe Kits:

Craft Beer Examples From our Craft Brewing Mates in AU:

Additional information

Weight 0.22 kg
Dimensions 25 x 18 x 2 cm

10 reviews for GY054 Vermont IPA GigaYeast

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    Love this yeast! Might be my new house yeast. Fermented out a session IPA with it, threw amazing peach and stone fruit esters, like 1318 on fruity steroids. First pitch was slightly under attenuated, maybe slightly under pitched? Repitched into a big pale ale and it ripped through it, up around 90% AA. Goes amazingly well in hoppy beers. Waiting to try it on some dark, malty beers soon.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Rasheed

    Excellent yeast for complementing hoppy beers. Brewed an APA and IIPA with Vermont IPA yeast and it gave fruity esters and accentuated hop aroma in both beers to give big tropical fruit nose with the better known US hops. Attenuated well at 20C leaving a malt body that helps balance the higher IBU’s for these styles. The cell count being double the amount of more common liquid yeasts meant a quick start and finish to fermentation. FANTASTIC!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5


    Pitched 2 week old pack into a 1l litre starter. Left on a stir plate for 18 hours and then pitched into wort with OG 1.063 at 16 degrees C. Raised temp to 19 degrees C and signs of active fermentation commenced within 8 hours. Active fermentation continued for 4 days with a medium sized krausen that did not reach my blow off tube. FG 1.014 and a superb IPA resulted with wonderful clarity, head retention and unimpeded hop flavours.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    First experience using this strain, let alone any GigaYeast products, and I’ve gotta say I’m thoroughly impressed. Pitched a 1.5L starter into a 6% New England style IPA which featured 18% oats and was heavily hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Galaxy. The resulting beer was a hazy hop-bomb bursting with flavour. GY054 attenuated as expected and threw some nice and juicy fruit esters. Looked and tasted like fruit juice. Can’t wait to experiment with different hop combinations.

    Also I’ve got to mention how awesome BeerCo’s service was. They were in constant contact with me regarding the delivery status (as the yeast was on back-order). Once it arrived back in Australia it was delivered overnight via express post and was less than 2 weeks old! Dermott and Angus are absolute legends!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great IPA/IIPA yeast. So unique, crazy amount of peach and tropical fruit. Looking forward to using it again.

    Great customer service from Beerco.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Dunstan

    I have been brewing the NEPA / NEIPA style for a while now and this has been by far the best yeast to use for such a style. Really helps the hops pop and the character the yeast brings leads to the mouth feel being very soft and juicy. If you’re tossing up between WLP002, WLP007, whitbread or various other yeasts and also have this one you’re considering, I urge you to use this as the results are from my point of view, far better than those I have just mentioned. I split batch using this yeast and WLP007 and there is no comparison.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ben Miller

    Great yeast. Will be using in the future for sure. Cheers

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    I used GY054 in my experimental IPA and have to say the results were outstanding! Very vigorous ferment and added a lovely haze to the beer and an outstanding clarity of flavour from the hops. As always, outstanding service from BeerCo, reinforcing as the best place to do your next brew

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    After having excellent results with NorCal Ale #1
    made up the same grain batch but added more flavorsome hops
    Added the Vermont Did take longer than NorCal maybe 8 hours to get going
    But the beer turned out very smooth & full of flavor
    Ill be buying this yeast agin just a tad better than NorCal

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent Yeast. Used this in a Hazy IPa and it really supported the hop profile. Will definitely buy again. Was a little slow to start, but giving it a little more time and dry hop additions helped it along nicely.

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