yet another IPA critique

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

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  1. dooleyra

    dooleyra Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2011 California

  2. kjyost

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    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.
     
  3. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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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).
     
  4. dooleyra

    dooleyra Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2011 California

    what made it suck?
     
  5. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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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

    CBlack85 Crusader (703) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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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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