Monday, April 2, 2012
Imperial IPA first impressions
So tonight I kegged my Imperial IPA. While I was kegging I stole a small sample to check out the aroma, color and flavor before carbonation. It has a copper color with a strong but not overwhelming hop aroma from the dry hops. I can even smell some of the sweetness of the left over sugars from the malts. I am happy with the flavor of the beer before carbonation. I know that the carbonation will only bring out more of the flavor and aroma. I did try the beer and over all I'm happy with it. Next time I will try to dry hop for less time to avoid a bit of what I think is a grassy flavor. I'm looking forward to the weekend when I can try this beer as a finished product.