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yet another IPA critique

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by dooleyra, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. dooleyra

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    Make sure you add that honey after krausen has dropped. Save yourself some of the aromatics that will be scrubbed by boiling & a strong fermentation. Beyond that, looks like and IPA. That and I wish you guys had one for Walker and not that tool La Russa.
     
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    i don't know if this comment still bothers people, but it looks like too much crystal malt to me. i'd drop down to 5% ._.

    hops look great, very similar to what i do (though my last IPA sucked).
     
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    what made it suck?
     
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    it's hard to say. we don't like the yeast we used, fermentation temperature wasn't well controlled, i think it had hop sludge remnants in it, didn't get the hops we wanted, overly complicated grain bill that probably made things worse, all sorts of failure. just a terrible beer.

    edit: we've made simpler IPAs with similar hop schedules to yours and had them come out well though.
     
  6. CBlack85

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    I would agree that (for my tastes) there is too much crystal malt. Of course, that is a matter of taste. I personally have all but stopped using crystal in my IPA's & APA's
     
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