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Old 11-04-2006, 06:53 PM   #1
Oct 2006
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I just opened a bottle of my first ever beer. I made an IPA and it has been in bottles for a week now. I plan on letting it sit for at least 3 weeks, but I couldnt wait to taste it and see how it was coming. The actual beer looks and tastes good, but there is kind of a bitter aftertaste? MY questions are: what could cause the bitter aftertase? and will it go away as the beer ages in bottles? Thanks for the input.


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Old 11-04-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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Most likely one of your hops, but sometimes astringent flavors taste bitter. Since this was probably an extract batch, astringency isn't likely (unless you used columbus hops for bittering). I'd say hops & it will mellow.
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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i had this, and still have it in one of my beers.. give it more time in the bottle, it will fade a little.. im not sure what i did, some say its oxidation or yeast problems. whatever it is, give it a few more weeks and try it then...

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