Finally bottled last week and cracked one open today. It was already carbed right up. Thse yeasties were hungry!
I forgot/didn't have time/didn't have the patience to dry hop it, so it went right to the bottles. Also, I somehow miscalculated my mash and/or sparge amount and ended up with 4 gallons instead of five. My efficiency suffered as a result, but long story short I ended up with 4.5 gallons at my target OG, but about 2x my IBUs (figure in I forgot to adjust the recipe for amarillo hops that were higher AA than estimated). Still never took a FG... I'll have to remember that next time I crack one open.
It's only my third AG batch so I'm not completely dialed in on my system, plus I was leaving town for two weeks a couple days after I made it.
Anyway, this is the best beer I've ever made. I think I'll change the recipe to try to hit this target again, but maybe I should call it an IPA next time. The maltiness comes on first, it's very mellow, not sweet, there's good body and then the hops takes over, not strongly but slowly. At first it's a little piney, sliding into flowery and orangey. It only has a slight amarillo hops aroma. It would probably have a better aroma if I had dry-hopped.
I love this beer! I love this hops!