Saturday, October 23, 2010


Citra hops are my new favorite. What flavors and aromas did I get from the IPA I just tapped? Well, the list goes something like: Pineapple, mango, lychee, citrus (lemon and orange). Yep. It's very nice, honestly. Not quite what I was going for, but I learned some things along the way.

The good: Great aroma, very fresh/wet hoppy in flavor. Light-med body, very drinkable.

The bad: Not as dry as I was going for. Not as bitter as I was going for. A lot of perceived hoppiness due to generous dry hopping, but bitterness in the taste is not as high as I would like. I think I need a different calculation for estimating IBUs.

It's all about learning, anyway. Now I know. If I could only change one thing I would add another hal ounce of bittering hops. Next one I brew is gonna kill.


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