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Old 06-30-2012, 01:26 AM   #21
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That does look pretty dark, almost like a stout. Nice head on it


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Old 06-30-2012, 01:29 AM   #22
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Looks like Fixed Gear.


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Old 07-24-2012, 05:43 AM   #23
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I bottled a week ago. Tonight I decided to open a bottle. I was surprised by the amount of carbonation, which might not be so apparent in the photo.

I was afraid the beer might have a grassy taste, because I dry hopped for like 3 weeks. Fortunately I didn't taste any grassy flavor.

I'm really happy how my beer turned out, especially since it was only my second batch and I put together the recipe myself.

Thanks to everyone for their input and advice!

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:39 AM   #24
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Tell us how the hops turned out. What you hoped for?
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #25
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Overall I am happy with the flavors the hops provided. However I feel like the bittering hops are a little too pronounced in the flavor. I tend to like IPAs without too much of a bitter taste, for example Sierra Nevada's Torpedo IPA.

The flavor could also be coming from the hops with the grapefruit aromas, since grapefruit can be a bit bitter. Or maybe I'm wrong about that...
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #26
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I think many do mistake that citrusy tartness for bittering.


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