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Old 02-25-2010, 05:08 AM   #1
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Default I hate one of my beers

So I gave a couple bottles to my BIL to tell me why it sucks. He called me and said it was amazing. The head was perfect, it was crystal clear, he loved the flavor and itwas definately a beer he would pay money for. WTF?
At least I have someone to give it to so I don't have to drink it...

9 lb LME
1lb Caravienne

.75 Warrior@60
.5 Warrior@45
.75 Citra@30
.5Citra@15
.5 Cascade@5
.5 Cascade Dry

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Old 02-25-2010, 05:10 AM   #2
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too bitter?


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Old 02-25-2010, 05:13 AM   #3
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its probably the citra.


some people love it, some hate it. people taste things differently.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:15 AM   #4
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Please explain the words "Too bitter".

It seems like the malt and hops are fighting like an over hopped belgian. I don't really know how to describe it.
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its probably the citra.


some people love it, some hate it. people taste things differently.


false. citra is objectively amazing, it's godliness transcends space and time
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:27 AM   #6
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false. citra is objectively amazing, it's godliness transcends space and time
It is not a hop flavor thing. It is malt flavor vs bitterness.
And it is certainly not the Citra. My favorite beer I have made is a Citra MO SMaSH.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:42 AM   #7
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so what seems to be the problem then?
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:07 PM   #8
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Maybe its the LME...you didn't boil the full hour with all 9 lbs did you? Thats dangerous. Its almost to dense to stir properly even if you stirred the entire hour could have possibly caused some burnt flavoring to get in there which just throws the entire flavor profile off
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Please explain the words "Too bitter".

It seems like the malt and hops are fighting like an over hopped belgian. I don't really know how to describe it.
Glad you found someone who loves it! Just goes to show how subjective the real world is most of the time.

I just wanted to encourage you to find the words to describe it (see quote above) - I think that's one area we in the handmade and craft beer world can learn from our wine-drinking friends. If we can't articulate what we like and don't like in a beer, if we can't find the words to describe it, then we can't communicate, fix problems, share good practices.
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You'll have that. I have made beers that just didn't impress me at all but tasters from Joe next door to judges were full of compliments about them.

Is it possible that the final outcome just didn't produce what you anticipated?


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