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liquidbrewing:
Just chiming in now that the beer is starting to carb.  It's actually really good.  To me, I should say, It is really dank, not citrusy like the "descriptors" describe it, but very good.  It's funny how beers change, some beers taste great when I keg it, then not good when it's drinkable, and vice versa.  I was pleasantly surprised by this one.  Tastes great!

In The Sand:

--- Quote from: liquidbrewing on February 01, 2013, 06:24:06 PM ---Just chiming in now that the beer is starting to carb.  It's actually really good.  To me, I should say, It is really dank, not citrusy like the "descriptors" describe it, but very good.  It's funny how beers change, some beers taste great when I keg it, then not good when it's drinkable, and vice versa.  I was pleasantly surprised by this one.  Tastes great!

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Bring some next week! We'll judge it.

liquidbrewing:
Definitely!  Got the apricot puree in too, so we're good to go!

goschman:
I just finished botting my all Zythos APA so I thought I would post my impressions up to this point. Definitely no garlic like I sensed after brewing which is good. The aroma is pretty subtle though pleasant. I get pear, kiwi, and perhaps some other tropical fruit that I cannot put my finger on. The taste is similar and I get some similarities to Columbus with pungent bitterness. For having an OG of 1.060 and 37.5 IBUs it packs a lot more punch than I was expecting. The description for Zythos that I have is citrus-grapefruit which I don't taste or smell.

At this point, am getting a lot of similarity to Lagunitas hop profile. I definitely like this blend and will be using it again but probably not by itself. It is a very different character than I am used to in brews. I would use Zythos for bittering in an IPA but not necessarily an APA as it is more pungent than expected. Next time, I might bitter with Magnum then use a combo of Zythos and something else for flavor/aroma.

B+

goschman:

--- Quote from: goschman on February 04, 2013, 02:54:12 PM ---I just finished botting my all Zythos APA so I thought I would post my impressions up to this point. Definitely no garlic like I sensed after brewing which is good. The aroma is pretty subtle though pleasant. I get pear, kiwi, and perhaps some other tropical fruit that I cannot put my finger on. The taste is similar and I get some similarities to Columbus with pungent bitterness. For having an OG of 1.060 and 37.5 IBUs it packs a lot more punch than I was expecting. The description for Zythos that I have is citrus-grapefruit which I don't taste or smell.

At this point, am getting a lot of similarity to Lagunitas hop profile. I definitely like this blend and will be using it again but probably not by itself. It is a very different character than I am used to in brews. I would use Zythos for bittering in an IPA but not necessarily an APA as it is more pungent than expected. Next time, I might bitter with Magnum then use a combo of Zythos and something else for flavor/aroma.

B+

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Disregard these notes. The 100% munich malt bill has completely overtaken this beer. All the earlier impressions I had of Zythos have all but disappeared. Bummer...

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