First Quarter IPA

first quarter IPAExcellent nose; really get the dank scents from the hops. They seem to fade rapidly, which is a tiny drawback, and a surprising too. The head of this beer is thin, but steady so I’d hoped I would be more from that.
Still, a persistent head is a good sign, and pays off by helping clear some of the bitterness of the finish away.
You might notice that it’s a bit darker than your standard IPA; this is because I have continued with last year’s attempts at Sierra Nevada’s Resilance IPA which called for some caramel malts, giving it both the reddish hue and some sweetness.
I should definitely try this without the caramel malts, just to produce a ‘classic’ style.
However, this is a solid beer; again, one of the better ones I’ve made and I absolutely contribute that to the expedience with which I took to bottling this beer-and not putting it into secondary for a hop addition. Less exposure to the elements has made for a better beer.
Brew date: 4.11.20

Steeping grains
2 lb Dark honey
1.5 lb C30
5 lb Serenade paleFermentables: 4 lb ExLME

Hops
2 oz Centennial, .5 oz Columbus, 1 oz Magnum @60
1 oz Magnum, .5 oz Columbus @30

Yeast: Imperial House (3rd use)

OG: 1.07

FG: 1.01

Added 1 oz Columbus on 4.14

Bottled: 4.18

ABV: 8.1%

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