My second IPA has a danky nose, not quite forest, but no citrus scents. Solid head, though; tiny bubbles on top that are dense and white. The overall color is darker than I intended but all that I could get was amber liquid malt, so….there you have it.
The head is pleasantly ticklish on my lip, and the middle of the beer isn’t too intense. But the roasted elements of the liquid malt seem to show up and add an extra acrid quality to the finishing bitterness. As a result, there’s a little bit of a ‘roof of the mouth’ scouring element. I’m using my tongue to wipe away the flavors. Not because it’s bad, but because I want to cleanse my palate.
Call this an ‘almost there’. I think if the roasted qualities weren’t present, I’d have a beer I enjoy more.
Brew Date: 8/8/21
3 lb Munich
3 Lb Lamonta pale
2 lb Vienna
Fermentables: 3 lb liquid Munich
1/5 oz Centennial, 1 oz Galaxy @60
.5 oz Galaxy, 1 oz Centennial @20
Yeast: Imperial’s Flagship (2nd use)
Added .5 Galaxy Aug 13