Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Excessive HoppYness IPA

Today was the the day my small batch of IPA was supposed to be finished.  So needless to say I have been looking forward to this all day.  This morning I took a 22oz bomber that had been conditioning for the past 2 weeks from the bar and let it chill in the fridge all day.

When the popped the cap off, I heard the psst and saw the waft of co2 ease from the neck of the bottle.  That is always a good sign for a brewer!  The ale pours smoothly into my English pint glass and the wonderful aroma of citrus hops begin to tickle my nose.  This wonderful IPA is light brown or Amber in color and has about a 1 inch off white head.  The aroma is slightly citrusy, floral, and slightly piney. My first sip is smooth and creamy on my palate, carbonation is perfect.  The citrus hops come through in the flavor but a strong malt backbone drop kicks it and the flavors compete nicely.  I can say this IPA is NOT just about the hops!  I am very proud of this IPA, and will be making a full batch as soon as possible!  Hop heads will love it!

Ahh, I almost forgot, for those of your that are interested this beer is 80IBU and 7.5% ABV (according to the beer calculator and my OG.)

I am going to rate it A+ but I'm bias since it's my own! =)



  1. We gotta get you a cool bottle label man....The bomber just pails in comparison to some of the other bottles that have been featured on your site.

  2. mmm mmm mmm.... sounds delicious!!