My brew crew attempted to make an experimental IPA today (my first try at an IPA) We decided to use 2oz of Galena for the last 45 minutes of the 60 minute boil and 1oz of liberty for the last 30 minutes (all pellets).
The store was out of Galena so we substituted with Nugget.
After chilling and yeast pitching, I tasted the hydrometer sample as I usually do. It wasn't especially hoppy in aroma or flavor, which surprised me a lot. Can anyone explain why this possibly happened?
Bottled: a strange yet somehow award winning pale ale
Primary Fermenter: Experimental porter
Kegged: Nothing, as I have no kegging equipment
Favorite Commercial Beers: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Young's D.C. Stout, Choc Last Laugh
Upscale equipment project slowly progressing.