Saturday, April 14, 2012

Old Glory IPA, Tasting Session

Old Glory IPA

Aroma:  Powerful pine trees, citrus and pineapple dominate the nose.  A slight hint of oak. 

Appearance: Golden yellow with a nice dominate head.  I little cloudy.  (I had some clogging issues with the keg/tap)

Flavor: Big maltyness with a low bitterness.  The whirlpool hops are clearly present.  (Also used a hoprocket) No oak flavors detected.  The Amarillo/citra hop combination is quickly becoming a personal favorite.

Mouthfeel: A little on the heavy side.  Almost in the east coast IPA range.  Feels a little like a Double IPA in the viscosity.  Perfect blend of carbonation for style.

Overall Impression: This is a great beer.  I lost about a gallon during the hoprocketing process after the boil.  I really need to brew this again.  It reminds me that I need a good staple IPA on draft all the time at home. 

Brewing Timeline/Notes:

Brewed on March 5th. I used my HopRocket on this beer.  This also had a Red Oak Honeycomb in the fermenter for 24 hours, right after noticeable yeast activity.  Here is the recipe for Old Glory IPA

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