Originally Posted by Clonefan94
Depends exactly what kind of ale. IPAs and Pale ales generally are a little better towards the fresher end of the scale i.e. 3 week ferment, week or so dry hop, 3 week bottle. Your darker ales tend to benefit more with age and allowing the flavors to meld. Which in IPAs you don't want, you want that intense hoppy aroma, which will mellow over time.
What kind of Ale was it?
What about a dark IPA? Aka a IPA with roasted barley/chocolate/Carafa/etc....
Lol ill be doing one to get marked by bjcp judges and with it being like > 1.065 im thinking like 8-9 weeks total..4-5 weeks fermenting, 2-3 weeks aging/carbing in cold keg, then a few days dry hopped before bottling from keg....but with such a high gravity beer i cant help but wonder if i should go longer on the aging...