off flavor in my IPA - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > off flavor in my IPA

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2009, 12:05 AM   #1
jonp9576
 
jonp9576's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Lansdale, PA
Posts: 1,316
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



so i kegged my american IPA on 9-16-09

this was brewed on 7-6-09


once caarbed i chilled it and tried it. it tasted great. now(11/7) its been in the fridge for almost a month it has this off flavor. one of my friends described it as nail polish.

is this an infection?
she said something about wild yeast. is this something i should cellar and let it age for a while? or just dump it?
__________________
Taps down for kegerator rebuild

"Just remember that the real enemy here are those wine drinking pussies."-BierMuncher

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 12:45 AM   #2
jonp9576
 
jonp9576's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Lansdale, PA
Posts: 1,316
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


no one.......
__________________
Taps down for kegerator rebuild

"Just remember that the real enemy here are those wine drinking pussies."-BierMuncher

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 12:53 AM   #3
Rick500
 
Rick500's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
KY
Posts: 2,612
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts


Any further description of the off-taste? I know what nail polish remover smells like, but can't really place nail polish.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 01:20 AM   #4
jonp9576
 
jonp9576's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Lansdale, PA
Posts: 1,316
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


i'm sorry, i meant remover.

its like a terrible alcohol taste. like crappy rum, or nailpolish remover.
__________________
Taps down for kegerator rebuild

"Just remember that the real enemy here are those wine drinking pussies."-BierMuncher

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 01:27 AM   #5
Edcculus
 
Edcculus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Greenville, SC
Posts: 4,546
Liked 48 Times on 45 Posts


Thats pretty weird that it started tasting like that after being kegged for a while. Solvent flavors are usually indicative of fusel alcohols caused by hot fermentation temperatures. I would think you would have tasted those right away though. It could just be that your hop flavor and aroma are starting to fade, which are exposing the fueel alcohol flavors since the beer is 4 months old.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 01:29 AM   #6
Rick500
 
Rick500's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
KY
Posts: 2,612
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts


That's probably fusel alcohol. Usually caused by hot fermentation.

I'm surprised it tasted good at first and then later developed that flavor. Maybe it's something else.

[Edit: Ed's fast on the draw. ]

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 01:31 AM   #7
waldoar15
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Ohio
Posts: 683
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts


Post the recipe and such. 90% of what I brew and drink is some sort of an IPA. I'm not an expert brewer of such, but I'm more than familiar with tasting them. :P

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #8
jonp9576
 
jonp9576's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Lansdale, PA
Posts: 1,316
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


6# light dme
3/4 # briess malt 20l
1/4# dingemanns malt
1.5 oz amarillo 60 min
.5 oz centenial 15 min
.5 oz cascade 10 min
.5 oz centenial 5 min
.5 oz cascade 2 minutes
.5 oz amarillo flame out


amreican ale II yeast
__________________
Taps down for kegerator rebuild

"Just remember that the real enemy here are those wine drinking pussies."-BierMuncher

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 04:34 PM   #9
android
 
android's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,062
Liked 43 Times on 34 Posts


what were your fermentation temps?
__________________
primary: APA

ebay temp controller | thermostat temp controller

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 08:04 PM   #10
tcklord
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Minnesota
Posts: 141

It isn't over carbed is it? Maybe it has a carbonic acid taste that you are picking up. Although people usually describe that as more metallic I believe.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flavor or ABV? compact007 General Beer Discussion 32 11-09-2009 04:14 AM
is this an off flavor? cory41287 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 11-09-2009 03:39 AM
Off Flavor rpres1977 General Beer Discussion 11 02-26-2009 07:24 PM
Help my Bud has no flavor Chris_Dog General Beer Discussion 16 08-07-2007 03:09 PM
Flavor changes when kegging/bottling... (flavor demolition) parasonic Bottling/Kegging 3 12-13-2006 04:56 AM


Forum Jump