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Old 04-11-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default Odd Flavor in India Pale ale

This is my first brew, so I'm having trouble identifying this flavor. Its not unpleasant, but very strong and somewhat sweet. It's a high grav India Pale Ale, with simcoe hops for the boil and whole cascades for dry hopping.

I also noticed the taste much more subtely in Simcoe IPA by Weyerbacher, if anyones tasted that. Is it just the Simcoe taste that hasn't mellowed out? I popped a bottle only a week after bottling, and really noticed it. since then I've left them alone.

If anyone can offer wisdom I'd appreciate it.

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Old 04-11-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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An IPA is a big beer. I wouldn't judge it to harshly until its in bottles for 6-8 weeks. Bigger beers need more time to "come together" if you will.

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Old 04-11-2008, 03:42 PM   #3
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This may sound strange but in home brews that I made - if I drank it too early after bottling you would taste almost seperately the bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malt. It is almost as if they didnt blend together - it has always gone away after a couple more weeks of aging. I dont know if I explained it right but I guess im just saying let it age a little longer and see what happens - im sure it will be fine.

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Old 04-11-2008, 03:45 PM   #4
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Yeah...How long has this beer been in the bottle before tasting it? Minimum 3 weeks I hope....

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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It does sound like it is young and the crystal malt hasn't smoothed out, yet.


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Old 04-11-2008, 08:06 PM   #6
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Odd Flavor in India Pale ale...maybe it wasn't a pale Indian...
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:12 PM   #7
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hahaha...almost funny...I had this flavor in my IPA as well...its just young...I tasted the best after about 5 weeks in bottle. Thats after it had 2 weeks in secondary also.

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Odd Flavor in India Pale ale...maybe it wasn't a pale Indian...

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Just trying to give some comedy relief....

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Old 04-14-2008, 03:20 AM   #10
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Let it set for a while! I noticed when I jumped the gun and started to tear in to it, after about two weeks, I noticed it got REALLY good at that point.

Alot of time, it was half gone, and I wished I would have waited!

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