Again, thanks for the recipe humann!
I entered this one in my first AHA qualifying comp. (14b American IPA) and thought I'd share.
I made it into the finals, no ribbon though
and with over 70 IPA entries, I was happy to get that far and receive feedback from the judges.
This beer scored:
-3/3 with all judges for Appearance
-4/5 for three judges and 5/5 for one judge on Mouthfeel
-7/12 average for Aroma
-14/20 average for Flavor
-7/10 average for Overall Impression
Some noted a slight paper taste and suspected oxidation. I am wondering if this was from bottling from the keg??? The more I think about it, I sure of it because they sat for two weeks in the bottles before being judged. I was careful, but did it with a picnic tap and wand. hummmm???If they only could have pulled a pint from my keg I bet I'd had a ribbon.
Here are some comments:
"Clear copper -nice, good retention"
"more of a high-alcohol pale ale that an IPA"
"well balanced hop/malt bill"
"more late hopping suggested"
"nice all around palate taste, hoppy forefront drops to malt after. nice abv."
"highly drinkable but a bit old based on the aroma"
"less hops mid boil and more at the beginning"
"looking for more pungent American hops in the dry hop"
From a BJCP Grand Master II : "Some paper, earthy (moderate) with some beadings and biscuit aroma. no dms. a touch of alcohol. Too mild, overall for the style".