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Old 10-06-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default dear god what went wrong with ipa?

It taste like lemon pledge and rubbing alcohol. Sure i used lemon zest but geeeeeebus! It wasnt even a ounce. Its either too strong or just crummy......i opened two and tasted both and couldnt get taste out of my mouth. Im dissapointed........

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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Did you get it hot at all either in the bottle or during fermentation? That made my IPA taste like straight booze one time.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:41 AM   #3
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Yes i did during fermentation it hit 78 degrees! I was having hard time keeping it cool. Its just plain hot here!

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:48 AM   #4
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Yes i did during fermentation it hit 78 degrees! I was having hard time keeping it cool. Its just plain hot here!
Most likely your problem there. You don't know for sure what esters you'll get at high fermentation temps, but you'll get them. The lemon zest probably helped to accentuate the esters the yeast produced, and thus a big lemon flavor.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:52 AM   #5
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I believe it was danstar ale yeast.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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Before you start your next brew, search out swamp cooler on this forum. It can alleviate the hot ferment that causes a lot of off flavors and hot alcohol taste.

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+1 on the swamp cooler. Brought the quality of my beer from crap to gold instantaneously.

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Old 10-06-2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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Too much lemon zest and too high ferm temps. Easy fixes. Live and learn. Some will tell you to never dump a beer, but if it helps -you have my permission. :-)

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Yep. Sounds like fusel alcohols due to the high temps. Swamp cooler with frozen water bottles.

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