As you can see in the pic, my brew (on the left) still has a bit of haze to it even though it's been in the keg for 3 weeks now. Though I did pick the keg up last night to see how much was left and stirred up a bit of dry hop gunk too, which you can see in the pic. But mine has a more coppery color to it while the original is more of a golden color.
Aroma-wise, mine has a little fresher hop nose to it while the original seems to have faded somewhat but there is still a close similarity.
Flavor-wise, they are darn close. The homebrew has a bit fresher hop flavor and there's a little something in the finish of the original that is not in the homebrew. I can't quite put my finger on it. I don't think it adds to it though and I could actually do without it. Could be a result of their 2 hour boil with the bittering addition a half hour in? I don't know. I'm no BJCP judge...
But I'd say this is a winner. I dry hopped in the keg and when I do this again, I may use fewer dry hops, say 2 oz. of each. I don't think it really needs the full 5.5 oz. or whatever it was. I also really should have let it sit for a week or two after pulling the dry hops and before putting it on the gas but that's my own kegging inexperience. There was quite a bit of hop gunk floating in it the first couple weeks that it was on tap. It would be interesting to see how a 2 hour boil would affect this. Any takers?
Edit: Mine cleared a good bit as the comparison and this write up went on, it still is a little more on the copper side than the original.
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