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Recipe: mlavin / End of Summer IPA (revision #3)

  • Started Brewing: Aug 12, 2012
  • Original Gravity: 1.058
  • Finished Brewing: Sep 16, 2012
  • Final Gravity: 1.010
  • Alcohol by Volume: 6.3%
  • Would Make Again?: Yes  

Final Review

I set out to make a simple and drinkable IPA and I think I nailed it. My older brother thought it tasted a little hot but I don't think so. I has a nice amber color and a crisp hop taste. I've made quite a few IPAs and I think this one is probably my favorite so far.

Taste Notes

It's a fairly common tasting IPA. It has a bitterness to it but it isn't overwhelming. I would say the bitterness is purposeful. It's a little strong to be a session beer but it's still quite drinkable.

Notes From Aug. 12, 2012 (Brewing)

Gravity Reading: 1.058

It's been a while since I've brewed and I had a tight schedule today but it was a pretty good brew day. I went for a 1.5 gal/lb again. The gravity came out much lower than expected and I didn't quite get 5 gallons. Still I'm excited about this beer.

Notes From Sept. 2, 2012 (Bottling/Kegging)

Gravity Reading: 1.010

Bottled up today without any major surprises. There is a nice light hop smell and a lot of hop bitterness. It was actually much more bitter than I was expecting but still good.