I've been sharing my first batch with several friends over the past couple weeks. Just about everyone has praised my Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone. I tell everyone that I'm interested in getting better at brewing, so if they ever have comments I'd like to hear them.
One friend told me he thinks the beer tastes great, but that when he smells it just before drinking he gets a hint of what he calls a "clean" smell that he attributes to sanitizer (I use StarSan).
Nothing major, and I don't get that when I drink it, but I was curious if anyone had ever experienced something similar and could help explain what might be causing it. Could it be a characteristic of the aroma/dry hops (Cascade)?
I diluted the StarSan as directed, and the only other cleanser I used throughout the process was C-Brite.