For the BJCP judges here, have you ever judged an AIPA that had too much, or too strong of a hop aroma? Is it even possible for an AIPA to have too much hop aroma, as far as comps are concerned?
I could see an argument if the aroma didn't feature American hops or hops that can be considered/confused for American (like some New Zealand types)
Are you asking cause you were dinged for it, just curious?
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I asked the question initially after seeing the "Citrus Bomb IPA" recipe with 10-oz of aroma hops. Granted, it is a 10-gal batch, but there doesn't seem to be much of a limit to aroma/dry hopping.
I am still trying to find an issue with "too much aroma hops"? I don't think there is such a thing
Bittering,...yes. Aroma...no. Plus, the Citrus Bomb IPA recipe is the brain child of Nathan Smith. The dude knows his hops, if he says 10 oz. of aroma hops then I say "Amen"
For what it is worth, I have brewed his Citrus Bomb IPA twice with some minor adjustments for my system and I don't think there is too much aroma. It is very pleasant and smooth. Too be honest, I am wanting more aroma, but that may be the way I brew and my system and process vs. what Nathan Smith dose.
I have recently done an IIPA with over 1.5 lbs of hops in the last 20 minutes and have found the results to be phenomenol!!!!! So, 10 oz. is nothing