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Old 01-05-2013, 01:38 AM   #21
Dec 2011
Stewart's Run Farm, near Fredericksburg, VA
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Update: I let the bottles of IIPA condition for another 10+ days and what a difference! There was a "pop" when I flipped the top that made me smile. It only needed more time. The white head was small but dense and persistent. The citrusy hop aroma was clear. The hops are definitely front and center. If you like a serious IPA, this is it. It clocks in at 85 IBU and with the US-05 bringing it down to 1.008, there is nothing to hide that beautiful hop flavor. And, at 9.3%ABV, that 0.5L flip top is enough to make anyone feel good about their creation.

I named my usual IPA "bunny hop." I call my brewery, the Brew Pedaler Aleworks so most beers have a bike theme that fits with the style. We also have a farm with rabbits, among other critters, so it fits the farm theme as well. As this was just a bigger, badder version, I decided to call it "Thumper." Like a bunny on steroids.

Thanks for the words of advice. Patience was the key ingredient that I was missing.


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Old 01-05-2013, 01:49 AM   #22
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I brewed an American Barleywine that went from 1.124 to 1.024.
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