I have a 5 gallon batch of double ipa just fnishing primary right now. The yeast really went to town, and I've ended up with a FG of 1.013. It's too bitter for my taste with all the hops I put in. I was expecting it to finish a few points higher.
Would lactose be a good choice for back sweetening this beer, or should I use something else? I've seen maltodextrin mentioned. How much back sweetener should I use to bump my beer back up to about 1.016?
Or will this taste weird, and I should just leave it be?
Thanks for the help!
You are confusing sweetness and maltiness. Adding a sweetener to this beer is not the answer. Take the advice already given and just leave the beer alone.