Hey guys, sorry I have taken so long to post the tasting notes from my silver medal win last fall. I have typed them up below.
I just rebrewed this beer to submit to a local brewery for consideration in the GABF pro-am. If they pick my beer from a field of six or sever other local brewers we would brew a commercial-size batch and submit that to the competition.
Wish me luck!
Tasting Notes from The Dominion Cup 2011:
Sub-category: Belgian Specialty
Final assigned score: 37/50
Strong hop aroma, bit piney some citrus, some underlying biscuit notes, very subdued. Touch of tartness. Low spice and esters - some lemon might be there. Hops are very American in style.
Copper. Clear. Thick, off-white, persistent head.
Flavor has more Belgian notes that compliment the Belgian quality nicely. Spicey and fruity with hop flavor in balance. Malt is toasty and biscuity; clove and pine, grapefruit citrus come together well. Not overdone. Sugars are light - might have helped dry it out. Finishes dry and hoppy.
Medium body - could be thinner especially if candi sugars played a role. Creamy but not cloying. Smooth.
Overall Impression: 8/10
Very nice Belgian IPA with enough hops but not overdone. Good balance. Nice overall.