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Old 03-26-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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So, I'm having a head-to-head comparison of my Dogfish Head 60 minute clone and the real thing.

The "real" mccoy is clear and mine is hazy (damn- forgot the Irish Moss again!) but otherwise same color, same head, etc. But, dare I say it, my clone tastes better! Don't get me wrong- that DFH 60 minute is a mighty fine beer. But for an IPA, there's not a whole lot of hops aroma.

Mine tastes very similar, but my husband described mine as "fresher" tasting. I think it's the hops aroma from the dryhopping. And I made it on 1/30/07, so maybe it is fresher!

Either I'm arrogant enough to think it's better, or else I'm delusional. Either way, I'm drinking some good beer!
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:56 PM   #2
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Not arrogant. It shows your ability to make great beer. Fresh makes a difference but it took a pretty damn good effort to even get close to what I consider one of the best IPAs out there.

Great job! Now send me some. Please?
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with being arrogant as long as you are correct!

Congrats on making nice / great beer.
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:17 AM   #4
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Have you ever posted your recipe? Care to share?

 
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:25 AM   #5
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like the dude said, we'll need samples for a head to head comparison...

it is always more satisfying to imbibe your own pint than pay someone else for one, even if the commercial is a standard of the style.
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Sure, I'll share the recipe! It's not mine, just pulled together from "here and there". I'll put it in the recipes section, under IPAs. But I have it in beersmith, so if you want it emailed to you, just pm me. (With the directions on how to do it)
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:21 AM   #7
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Maybe you should call it Arrogant B*tch IPA. To me, there is nothing like the taste of a fresh beer. I can always tell when a bottle has been sitting around for a while. I'm glad to hear that it turned out so good. I remember a while back when you were looking for pointers on the recipe. I was genuinely curious to know how it would turn out.
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like the dude said, we'll need samples for a head to head comparison...

it is always more satisfying to imbibe your own pint than pay someone else for one, even if the commercial is a standard of the style.
woah, is that GG Allin? Are you Toilet Rocker?
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So, I'm having a head-to-head comparison of my Dogfish Head 60 minute clone and the real thing.

The "real" mccoy is clear and mine is hazy (damn- forgot the Irish Moss again!) but otherwise same color, same head, etc. But, dare I say it, my clone tastes better! Don't get me wrong- that DFH 60 minute is a mighty fine beer. But for an IPA, there's not a whole lot of hops aroma.

Mine tastes very similar, but my husband described mine as "fresher" tasting. I think it's the hops aroma from the dryhopping. And I made it on 1/30/07, so maybe it is fresher!

Either I'm arrogant enough to think it's better, or else I'm delusional. Either way, I'm drinking some good beer!
Just send some my way and I'll be the judge of that statement ( Either I'm arrogant enough to think it's better, or else I'm delusional)
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:40 AM   #10
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Sounds like a big success. Don't worry about the chill haze. I think I've found a good way to deal with that, though. While some people think the best way is to condition it in the fridge for a couple of weeks, that takes too long for my patience. I've found that for me the best thing is to not refrigerate them at all. I keep my bottles in my basement where it's basically cellar temperature. When I want to drink I get out a container that's the right size, put the bottle in it and fill it up with ice cubes and water. 15 minutes later it's perfectly chilled, but with no haze.

 
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