« on: April 02, 2011, 06:42:35 AM »
We recently brewed our first commerical IPA in Korea... and dry-hopped it too. I got a chance to taste it Wednesday. The beer was supposed to taste like Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale, however, in my opinion, tasted very similar to Avery's DuganA - which I do not like. The beer was supposed to have a grain bill of 88% 2-row and 12% Crystal 40L. However, the local brewers did not have the Crystal malt and used some dark malt instead to give the beer it's color... perhaps 10 lbs (I can't remember what the exact grain bill was in pounds for the entire beer). I looked up Avery's website and saw that their DuganA has a grain bill that includes an aromatic dark malt addition. Perhaps this is why this beer tastes like the DuganA and very unlike the SN Celebration Ale? Also, the hop aroma is not nearly what I expected. I'm obviously not that pleased with the beer, but at least we're moving forward... baby steps like Billy Murray said in that movie "What About Bob".