So I'm brewing with a couple of other homebrewers I met at a Society of Northeastern Ohio Brewers meeting and we're sampling some beers while our two 10 gallon batches come to a boil.
The guy who was hosting mentioned that he had a homemade randall (ie water filter casing) stuffed with home grown cascade hops hooked up to a keg of pale ale. I got pretty excited cause I've never had the pleasure of trying a beer run through a randall before so I poured myself half a pint to give it a shot.
The aroma was fantastic, I don't think I've ever had a beer (commercial, homebrew, or craft) that smelled so good. However, while the beer poured with a good amount of head, 2 fingers or so, the mouthfeel was completely flat. It seemed as though the hops in the randall had completely stripped the CO2 out of the beer.
Anybody else experienced anything like this or am I just crazy?