Originally Posted by Iordz
Here are some questions:
1)At what temperature did you ferment?
2)Which yeast strain did you use?
3)Did you aerate heavily and make a big starter?
It seems that you didn't use a starter, if so this is probably the culprit. IIPAs take a long time to mature and mellow out, maybe you should let the bottles sit for another 4 weeks, then try one.
My temperature was around 69-70 degrees. I did use a starter. It was Wyeast smack-pack. I might not have had a big enough starter, it was the first time i used that particular yeast.
I did have it in the secondary for about 8-10 weeks. It's been in the bottles for maybe a month or so.
It's strange though... some bottles seem ok, and others seem like they have a really strong alcohol aftertaste.
Oh well, i am not too sure i am going to be quick to try another IPA real soon. I prefer stouts anyhow.