Here’s the results of my first attempt at an IPA. The brew day (and the bottling session) was a bit of a cock-up but thankfully the beer has turned out really well!
Aroma – A slight yeasty aroma (most likely due to the crud in the bottom of each bottle), but this is masked mostly by a really powerful tropical fruit and citrus aroma.
Appearance – If you pour it right and avoid getting any of the crap out of the bottles it’s a clear light orange/brown colour, with a creamy white head.
Flavour – Matching the aroma for big big fruit flavours – citrus, kiwi, banana and a sweet maltiness too.
Mouthfeel – Light to medium body, good carbonation.
Overall – This has to be the best beer I’ve brewed yet, and it’s a bloody nice IPA to boot – once you manage to separate the beer from the crud that is!
Would I brew it again? – Oh yes, I’ve already ordered another bag of galaxy hops! This turned out way better than I expected, the next time i’ll make sure I have a better brew day and manage to bottle more…