I made this as my second brew. I don't know if maybe I didn't leave it in primary long enough or just didn't like it. It had a definite twang to it to where I could drink it. I brewed it last feburary and around August of this year the twang mellowed and turned to a definite hope aroma and flavor. This was better, but I didn't feel the hop variety went well with the malt profile. I would not make this kit again if I were still extract brewing.
Kit Instruction are almost always wrong. Never judge a fermentation by time or airlock bubbles. The only way to know when FG is reached (done fermenting) is with a hydrometer. And even after that you'll want to leave it on the yeast cake a little while. Yeast do more than just convert sugar to alcohol. They go back in afterwards and clean up afterthemselves clearing some off/bad flavors they may have produced during fermentation and clearing the beer a bit.
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