I'm brand new brewer. Chose this as my first batch!
Followed the original post, no substitutions. Did everything I could to mess it up, thought it would be rancid b/c I didn't feel like a properly sterilize or add yeast correctly.
Just got done with primary, going to bottle this weekend (put it in a secondary carboy for a short time for various personal reasons, ie no time to bottle, couldn't wait another day to try it) TURNED OUT PERFECT!!!
Org. Spec. Gravity = 1.0635
11 days in Primary Spec. Gravity = 1.0088
Has fantastic flavor even without proper carbonation, I'd say IBUs are right on par with stated original post, really nice spicy & bitter start with a smooth malty (I like to say nut like) finish. LOVE IT!