I made a run of IPAs during July/August and here’s the start of ’em!
Nose has a quality like cut grass, but much sharper, as if it was broken pine needles. Green, but intense.
There isn’t much to the midrange, in this beer. It doesn’t lack malt but it doesn’t want to let the malt stick around for long. No, get that outta here, we’ve got some bitterness to introduce.
The bitterness, fortunately for me, isn’t overwhelming. It lingers and it’s almost got an herbal quality to it, but it stops short. The tongue scraping isn’t necessary.
It’s drinkable (which is a low bar but I do meet it!) and not so overpowering that it would wreck a palate, I think. But it definitely fits the criteria for more modern IPA hoppiness. No complains.
Brew date: 7/24/21
3.5 lb Maris Otter
3.5 2 Row
1 lb Biscuit
Fermentables: 3 lb Golden dry malt
1 oz Ekuanot and Chinook @60
.5 oz Chinook, 1 oz Ekuanot @30
Yeast: Imperial’s Flagship
Added .5 oz Chinook 6 days in