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Old 02-13-2013, 01:29 AM   #1
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I recently brewed a Dogfish Head 60 min clone. It fermented in primary for a week. I dry hopped and fermented in secondary for another ten days. It has now been bottle conditioning for 8 days. I tried a bottle at 5 days (because my curiosity got the best of me) and it was pretty flat as expected. I tried another at 7 days and the beer had a nice head but was still lacking in carbonation. I had another tonight and the carbonation is much better. However, it tastes slightly unbalanced. Hops are dominant and the malt taste is lacking. I know this is a hoppy beer and the beer could probably use a few more weeks aging. My question is will the hops mellow out a bit with time and bring out the other flavors that seem dormant right now?


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Old 02-13-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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Maybe.

But since it''s an IPA, and so a hop forward beer, it actually sounds like you nailed it just fine.

If you age it for a while, the hops will fade and the malt flavor will become more predominant.


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Yes it will mellow with time. I would let it sit for a month and it should be good.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:55 AM   #4
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Usually, I can't get enough hops. But, I feel like a little bit more malt flavor would make this taste a lot better. Thanks for the replies!
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