Originally Posted by Walshy87
First off this is a delicious beer! Thanks for the recipe.
So I gave one to a co-worker and told him to critique it. He said it was really good, definitely my best one so far. After drinking it he had a Ranger and another IPA, he said mine was lacking complexity in the after taste which I agree with. Seems like the hop is up front with no bitter taste than not much after taste. Anybody else noticed this or is just the way I brewed it? The only mishap I had while brewing this was that I was a gallon short post boil which I topped off and hit target gravity.
Ranger is kinda crap, IMHO.
I've started serving one beer that is a crowd pleaser for those that don't think a beer is right unless it tastes like something they are used to. (It's posted under my name and took 1st place, if you are interested) It's got that Sierra Nevada/Sam Adams kinda familiarity, which is why it succeeds with the general population in addition to being an award winner.
The recipe in this thread is one of my favorites, but I have not gotten much more than "interesting" as a comment from anyone except for true beer lovers. Their loss. I brew variations of this IPA a lot, and my wife and I love it.