Originally Posted by jookoo
First post from a long time lurker.
I've been looking at this recipe for a while now. I like my IPAs with a malty edge and strong hop flavor without all the bitterness, so I think this would be a good recipe for me.
Did you notice a strong honey flavor in this beer? I like the idea of 1 # of honey malt.
I'll be brewing this batch up tomorrow.
I was actually told from the people at my LHBS that this beer would come out cloyingly sweet (in retrospect I think they were just trying to get me to buy some more hops from them), but I think it came out exactly how I wanted it. I put a lot of thought into the grain bill and I could definitely taste all of it.
I was drinking a lot of hopslam and SN torpedo at the time I was making this recipe up. It definitely has a lot of hopslam characteristics with the maltiness, high ABV, and simcoe hops, but it also has some torpedo characteristics with the citra hops.
To answer your question, yes, I could definitely taste honey at the end of every sip. Definitely not overwhelming honey, but the same honey taste you get at the end of every hopslam taste.