Probably too soon update time:
But, I kegged this one up recently with a FG of 1.020 so the gravity stayed steady after the rack to secondary.
It's good. Already perfectly drinkable, buuuuut it could and will be MUCH better.
As time goes on and I drink more I realize it needs more time.
However, even though it is still very young, and it WILL get better I can already see how to make it better.
#1. Increase IBU's. Both on the the bitterness end (late addition fermantables? Calvinist recommended adding the D-180 at flame out and this might accomplish this) and on the aroma end. I did not dry hop this and that was clearly a mistake.
Mid-stream P.S. here: At this point in my brewing career I have come to the realization that ALL beers needs dry hops....at least the ones I like to drink anyway.
#2. It needs a couple months to sit in secondary and condition. I had nothing on tap and rushed this through too quickly. 2 weeks in primary and 2 months in secondary (with a week of dry hops at the end) would have been much better.
I probably won't do this again until next winter, but I WILL do it again and will follow these guidelines. Check back next winter